GD Topics for MBA

GD Topics for MBAGD Topics for MBA - As you start with the preparation for the Group Discussion and Written Ability Test, the instant question that hits your mind is, what would be the GD topics for MBA? MBA aspirants shortlisted by top B-schools must be prepared with the hot or most important WAT and GD topics in order to sail through the rounds successfully and convert the calls. Since they will be appearing for multiple rounds of GD and WAT, aspirants should be more than prepared for GD topics on every possible subject. This article of Careers360 brings hot WAT and GD topics for MBA.

While it is a common notion that only current affairs issues are asked in the Essay Writing and GD topics for MBA admission rounds, it is a myth considering the fact that there has been a predominance of abstract GD topics for MBA admission as well. However, whether to channelise the discussion or essay on the abstract topic through current affairs or any other subject will depend solely on the candidates.

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Hot WAT and GD Topics for MBA

Vinayak Kudva, Cheif Mentor, IMS Learning Resources says, “The WAT and GD topics for MBA are mostly of sociological significance and may be based on long-standing or newly uncovered issues. Students should go through the topics allotted by various B-schools last year, to get an idea of what can be expected.”


At times the WAT and GD topics for MBA admission can be as generic as ‘Importance of reservation and impact of advertising?'


Let us provide you with some more WAT and GD topics for MBA selection procedure of the top B-schools and IIM's last year.


WAT-GD Topics for MBA



Cultural diversity impedes democratic governance

IIM Lucknow

All decisions in a democracy should be taken through referendums

IIM Lucknow

Changing role of women actors in Bollywood


The issues in the Indian Education sector

MDI Gurgaon

Sustainable Development in India

DMS, IIT Delhi

Space research projects are a waste of money

IIM Lucknow

Are conventional retail stores competing with E-commerce market and what can be the possible future?


Have coaching institutes in India just become a source of business?

IIFM Bhopal


DMS, IIT Delhi

India’s diplomatic ties with China

IMI Delhi

Can technology help in preventing Money Laundering?

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon

Sports and its benefits

DMS, IIT Delhi

Development alternatives for the rural economy

IIFM Bhopal

Indians are good at being second best but not first

MDI Gurgaon

Loose lips sink ships

IIM Lucknow

Centralization of Indian Public Sector Oil companies will be a boon

IIM Lucknow

As you can observe the GD topics for MBA can range from anything and everything and can vary from different sectors of news and information. However, since major weight remains on current affairs, it is suggested that you do a run-up for the important and major events across national and international domains over the year. “Read up on the sensational stories of 2017-18, build arguments for/against the issues and decide their standpoint,” suggests Kudva.

As per expert insights,the following can be the WAT and GD topics for MBA admission rounds:

  • GST - Pros and Cons

  • From Aadhaar Cards to Facebook - how much are out data safe?

  • IIM Bill

  • Ban on Triple Talaq

  • How sustainable is the Jio model in Indian Telecom industry?

  • How can banks prevent scams by Neerav Modi and the likes?

  • How significant is Nepotism in Bollywood?

  • Is the Start-Up wave in India dying?

  • Should Freedom of Expression have limits?

  • Union Budget 2018

  • Indo-Pak Ties under threat?

  • Bitcoin

  • How to deal with inflation?

  • Corruption in politics

  • Safety of women

  • India’s space mission

  • Iran-US Nuclear agreement

  • Drug abuse in sports

  • Is India a soft nation?

  • America’s hegemony in world affairs.

Along with preparing for the WAT and GD topics for MBA, candidates should also learn to build an opinion, take a stand and communicate clearly. Kudva suggests, “The WAT/GD topics for MBA normally require you to take a stand, so they require you to be analytical and argumentative rather than descriptive.”

On preparing for WAT and GD topics for MBA, Gautam Puri, Vice President, Career Launcher advises, “Students must try to build their opinion rather than just gathering facts.” For this, he suggests candidates to start reading a newspaper on a daily basis, browse through magazines and build on content spanning across legal, political, social, economic and sports domains.

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First Published On : 16 Jan 2015 11:35 AM IST

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