Objective of Group Discussion
A Group Discussion (GD) is a method of assessing and evaluating certain skills and qualities of individuals. An educational institution, company, or other organization may use it to shortlist candidates for admission, recruitment, promotion, or other decision-making purposes.
It aims to test a candidate’s ability to communicate, work as a team, lead, problem-solve, think critically, and handle pressure through group discussions.
Group Discussions have the following key objectives:
1. Communication Skills:
Effective communication is the cornerstone of successful interactions in any group setting. Participants are assessed on their ability to articulate their thoughts and ideas clearly and convincingly in a GD. A good communicator is not just articulate, but also adapts their communication style to suit the audience and context.
They organize their points logically, use appropriate language, and deliver structured arguments. Furthermore, they acknowledge and respond to other participants’ contributions, creating an interactive and dynamic discussion.