Group Discussion For MBA 2020 - Ever thought how colleges sort suitable candidates out of the heterogeneous bunch? Well, there are various techniques through which candidates are selected for admission and job. Group discussion for MBA article focus on two aspects, first is when candidates are called upon to take admission and second is when candidates are being hired in their final years of completing MBA course. Group discussion is a group activity in which two or more candidates are given a topic to discuss and get to a conclusion. Usually, there is a Group Testing Officer (GTA) who gives the topics and monitors the group participants. Top b-schools like XLRI Jamshedpur, MDI Gurgaon, etc., all conduct group discussion rounds to provide admission to candidates in two years MBA course. Generally, candidates get anxious in group discussion rounds and do not know how to create an impact during GD.

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Importance of Group Discussion in MBA

It is crucial for candidates to go well-prepared for the group discussion round. Group Discussion round is a major component through which companies conduct the final selection rounds. Not only top b-schools like IIMs, but other b-schools other than IIMs also conduct group discussion rounds. Even at the time of recruitment, several institutes and organizations conduct this activity. It is advisable for candidates to follow a three-step policy with regard to their preparation i.e. the 3 P’s.

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Group Discussion follows a set pattern and rules that allow candidates to communicate efficiently and effectively. Along with communication ability, there are several things which the group testing officer (GTO) monitors while giving GD topics for MBA. Candidates must know the group discussion skills which are looked out by institutes or companies at the time of admission or hiring respectively.

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Even Thought What is Judged in Group Discussion?

Focus On


Communication Skills

You ability to speak, way of putting your views forward

Interactive Nature

How well can you interact and cohere with others

Team Player

How open minded the candidates are? Can they adjust with others?

Listening Skill

Do you listen to what others say or just blabber your stuff always

Managerial Skills

Leadership, decision making, initiator, problem solving, critical thinking skills etc.,

Confidence Level

Facing people at every point of time

Subject Matter of Group Discussion

Current GD topics for MBA on which Group discussion rounds are conducted are based on:

  • Business & Economy

  • Social Issues

  • International events

  • Abstract ideas

  • Current Affairs

Note - Group discussion for MBA may or may not include controversial topics

Major Group Discussion For MBA Topics

GD Topics on Business & Economy: These GD topics for MBA are selected to see whether the candidate has knowledge about the current and latest business trends, business and economy, major policy initiatives of the world and country and their impact nationally. Some of the topics of group discussion for MBA are:

  1. COVID-19 Coronavirus - Impact on World Economy

  2. How Coronavirus Affected Indian Economy

  3. The 5 Trillion Economy

  4. Online Shopping - Harmful for Indian Economy having Small Traders?

  5. Impact of FDI on Indian Economy

  6. Is Aadhaar Secured Enough to be Called as Indian Citizen?

  7. ATM Cash Withdrawal - Is It Justified

  8. Hindrance of Bureaucracy in Indian Economic Reform

  9. Merger of Banks - Good/Bad for Economy?

  10. Privatization of Indian Economy

GD Topics on Current Affairs: The GD topics for MBA on Current Affairs are based on National and International Policies, benefits, consequences, issues which are profoundly debatable. Some of the topics of group discussion for MBA are:

  1. Freedom of Media - Pros/Cons

  2. Is India Ready To Go Cashless?

  3. Success of Demonetization

  4. Causes of Cyberbullying

  5. Is GST a reform? One Nation One Tax

  6. Artificial Intelligence - Curse or Boon?

  7. Will “Others” Gender Get Equal Rights?

  8. Article 15 of the Constitution

  9. COVID-19 Coronavirus

  10. Removal of Caste-based Education - Is it Possible?

GD Topics on Social Issues: Being socially active is what every Top MBA institute is doing. Organizations also indulge in social activities for the benefit of society. Thus, at the time of hiring or providing admissions, organizations and institutes also focus on this aspect and include it in GD topics for MBA. Hence, they try to put more emphasis on such issues. Some of the topics of group discussion for MBA are:

  1. Is Women Empowerment the Solution to Violence Against Women?

  2. Is Urban India Suffering From Mental Illness?

  3. Are Indian States Poor?

  4. Female WorkForce v/s Male WorkForce

  5. Role of Social Media Influencers

  6. Gender Equity v/s Equality

  7. Can Death Penalty Reduce Rapes?

  8. Moral Values of Kids - Is It Possible?

  9. Are Indian Values Decaying?

  10. Joint Family v/s Nuclear Family

GD Topics on Abstract/ Philosophical Topics: GD topics for MBA on abstract area is done to check the multiple interpretations of candidates and how they can use their creativity and resourcefulness. Some of the topics of group discussion for MBA are:

  1. Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

  2. Haste Makes Waste

  3. Invention of Wheel

  4. Black, White and Grey

  5. Majority & Minority

  6. Multitasker - Women v/s Man

  7. Who Will Cry When You Die?

  8. Red or Red

  9. Zero to One

  10. Frenemies is the New Trend

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cat cutoff marks for agribusiness management in IIM lucknow?

harshita sharan Student Expert 27th May, 2020

Hello aspirant,

If you belong to general category, then the cut off for you at Indian Institute of Management Lucknow for Agri business management course is 85 percentile with sectional cut off of 80 percentile.

For more details on IIM Lucknow cat cut off visit the link below:

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I have a 9 CGPA in 10th, 89% in 12th, 5.8 CGPA in B.Com. and 6 CGPA in M.Com. So how much do I need to score in CAT for admission in NIBM, Pune being a General? Also, I have done internships in reputable organisations along with few diplomas.

Anuja 27th May, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

NIBM is one of the finest Institute in India

According to some past year data, the cut off through CAT ranges between 85-90 percentile general category

But the safer score could be more than 90 percentile. As cut off may differ every year depending upon how many candidates appear the exam and difficulty level of the exam

Hope this helps

All the best


i am a ca student My profile Class 10th 10 cgpa Class 12th 95% Bcom (open) 71% Ca cpt AIR 10 Marks 92.5% Ca ipcc 67% Went into depression in feb 2018 Recovered now But lost my interest in ca Now aiming for cat 2020 will i get good iim if I score well in cat?

Yash Dev Student Expert 27th May, 2020

Hello student yes you've a very well academic background you'll definitely get admission in top MBA colleges if you've score good marks in CAT entrance examination and PI. But if your first aim was CA and you've clear till 2nd stage with good score I'll suggest you not to Quit now its okay if you get demotivated for some time but CA course need lot of patience and hard work you're just few step away to become a chartered accountant so ask yourself if you really want to quit or its something else.

Feel free to comment if you have any doubt

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93% in 10th(ICSE), 84% in 12th(CBSE), 8.0 CGPA in grads(B.E Jadavpur University). Please evaluate my profile for top IIMs through CAT.

Shivang Dubey 27th May, 2020

Hey Mohit

Indian Institute of Management have set criteria for calling candidates for Interview round to which 10th, 12th and Graduation marks contribute. The AR is very crucial for overall CAT score, which is calculated through 0.5*(10th marks) + 1.5*(12th marks) + 2.5*(Graduation marks). [for IIM Ahmadabad]

In your case, you need to score at least 99.5+ percentile in CAT written examination to be called for esteemed and old IIMs'.

Later to which, you will be facing WAP and Personal Interview round, and if you excel in all rounds, your admission would be successful.



harshita sharan Student Expert 27th May, 2020
Hello aspirant,

Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Department of Business Economics and DFS delhi CAT cut off is high and It is around 80-85 percentile for sc students.
The cut of for Master of Business Administration (MBA) in University Business School (UBS CHANDIGARH) is around 65 percentile for sc category students.

However the cut off changes every year so you must try scoring more than the approximate percentile to be on a safer side.

Good Luck
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