GD (Group Discussion)
Nowadays Group Discussion is being extensively
used along with personal interviews for the final selection of
candidates. It plays a main role in selecting the best among the
best. Having scored high marks, students who get selected for
a higher/another course or employment are placed on a par - on
equal footing - based on their age, qualification and experience.
It becomes necessary to conduct further screening for choosing
a few among many. It is here, the Group Discussion plays an important
part. It helps in choosing the socially suitable candidate among
the academically superior achievers. It is one of the best tools
to study the behavioral and attitudinal responses of the participants.
Rightly speaking, Group Discussion is more a technique than a
conventional test. In fact it is one of the most important and
popular techniques being used in a number of personality tests.
It is a technique or a method used for screening candidates as
well as testing their potential. It is also designed as a situation
test wherein a sample of a candidate's group worthiness and potential
as a worker comes out quite explicitly
Features Of Group Discussion
1.Group Discussion, as the name itself indicates, is a group
activity carried out by participating individuals. It is an exchange
of ideas among the individuals of a group on a specific topic.
2 It is used as reliable, testing device - mainly as a tool to
assess all the candidates in a group at one go -in order to select
the best in comparative perspective.
3.Group Discussion is an informal discussion in which participants
of the same educational standard discuss a topic of current interest.
4.It is also known as leaderless discussion. It means its aim
is to find out the natural leadership level of the candidates.
Strictly speaking, no one from the group or outside will be officially
designated as leader or president or chairman or anything of the
sort. Even the examiner or supervisor who launches the discussion
will retire to the background. No one will participate or intervene
in the deliberations of the group.