Group Discussion Topics on Current Affairs - Wondering what Group Discussion Topics on Current Affairs are in trend? How can you prepare beforehand to make a mark amongst other candidates? Well, before moving straight on to the GD Topics on Current Affairs, let us first look and what a group discussion is? Why is it used? What are its types? Group Discussion is a simple and most widely used technique by corporate houses and educational institutions. Mostly a regular group discussion last for 15-20 minutes whereby a topic is given to the group participants and they have to discuss about the same. The person who gives the topic is known as the Group Testing Officer i.e. GTO. If the group size is larger, then in such cases, more than one GTO could be present and will be called GTO panelists. It is liable to be nervous about what could be asked. Hence it is better to be well prepared in advance. In this article, we will discuss the aim of group discussion, major GD Topics on Current Affairs that are in trend.

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Aim of Group Discussion

Apart from testing the candidates for communication, leadership, thoughtfulness ability etc., group discussion aims to sort out the heterogeneous candidates into a homogeneous group. This makes the further process of selection easy and effective for the organizations and institutes. A candidates has three choices to make in a group discussion round which are given below -

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  • Initiate

  • Follow

  • Conclude

Choices available with candidates in Group Discussion Round

Initiate - If the topic is well-versed and the candidate has a lot of knowledge about the group discussion topic on current affairs given by GTO then the very first option available with the candidate is to initiate the group discussion round. Not necessarily to have actual figures but even a sound knowledge can act beneficial for the candidate to make the move initially. To make the discussion more impactful, candidates can begin with some quotes which are relevant to the topic.

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Follow - If due to uncertainty, the candidate is unaware about the group discussion topic on current affairs given by GTO, then he/she should not hasten to speak in the group discussion. It is wise to wait and listen to what other fellow members have to speak. Remember not to speak until you have something effective to speak. Once you have enough material to add on, you can take charge and converse it forward.

Conclude - In case you are unable to speak either as initiator or follower, you still have one option left with you i.e. to conclude the group discussion. While others speak, you can note down the key points in the paper and conclude the group discussion topic on current affairs. Make the conclusion short yet crisp to attract the GTO or panelists. The conclusion should not be one-sided, it should have pros as well as the cons.

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Group Discussion Topics on Current Affairs

Now that we know what a group discussion is, why is it conducted and what roles can be played by candidates. Let us look at the major group discussion topics on current affairs which are in trend and are highly used by not only IITs, IIMs but other b-schools than IIMs. Given below are the 30 major Group Discussion Topics on Current Affairs which can be checked by candidates for better preparation -

Major Group Discussion Topics on Current Affairs:

Group Discussion Topics on Current Affairs

Group Discussion Topics on Current Affairs

Is triple talaq empowering muslim women?

Are MSMEs backbone of Indian Economy?

How successful is e-drishti software?

Who are the winners of long term capital gain?

COVID 19 - Impact on world economy

How far will the UDAAN scheme take India?

How B-Schools suffered from the coronavirus outbreak?

Will India be the next refugee centre?

Should Trading on Bitcoins be made legal in India?

Was CAA necessary?

Drawbacks of Make in India

Discuss on the Me too campaign

Benefits of Neighbourhood First policy

Is Social Media a hub of fake news?

Simultaneous Election - Move for the India's federal structure

Indian Foreign Policy in the era of Gro-Political Volatility

Insurance for Rich/Poor - Who is benefitted?

New Industrial Revolution

Tata or Ambani - Who is the best in true terms?

Benefits of computer-based exam


Crisis of Indian Economy

Growing prominence of India in Global market scenario

Success of Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana?

Swachh Bharat Mission - Will it be a dream forever?

Will India ever see the success of the Smart city mission?

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao - Are Indian Women safe?

Will India’s Renewable energy targets by 2022 be only a dream?

Benefits of e-basta scheme?

What challenges were faced by daily wage workers due to COVID 19 coronavirus lockdown?

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Work-Life Balance is a mythBuilding strategies Vs Execution
Hard Work Vs Smart WorkHow Important is to be patient in Business and Management?
Friends, Enemy or Frenemies"Innovation Vs Inventions
Change is the only constantLeader Vs Follower
Thoughts on Me too CampaignDo we need more entrepreneurs than managers?
Ethics or Profit?Freedom: A myth?
Can failures teach you important lessons in life?Women are better multi-tasker agree or disagree?

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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.

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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

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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.


Where can one gain knowledge from experiences of industry personalities and their careers?

Apoorva Student Expert 27th May, 2020

Hello dear student,

there are so many places where you can gain knowledge from the experiences of the personalities from the industry directly. You can attend workshops organised by them and gain understanding of their experiences. Then you can attend their seminars , webinars etc . That ways will be easier and helpful. While you can also just Google it and read all about them.

Thank you

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