Group Discussion or GD round will play an important role in MBA admission for the year 2021.  All the top MBA colleges will start their WAT/GD/PI rounds from February 2021 and will continue till April. The GD round is a crucial component for the final selection round in not only top B-Schools but also during summer and final placements. In a typical GD round, a group is given a particular topic on which they have to share their ideas and thoughts. And your take or opinion has to be well-articulated, well-researched and not very polarizing. How do you do that? In this article, you will find information on GD types, skills you will be evaluated on, expected topics and how to answer them. Read the full article to know more!

Candidates should expect 4 types of GD Topics during their MBA admission process – 

  • Abstract Topics
  • Business & Economy Topics
  • Current Affairs Topics
  • Social Issues

The Skills you will be Evaluated on

  • Confidence
  • Communication
  • Open-mindedness
  • Your leadership skills
  • Knowledge on a particular topic
  • Problem-solving & critical thinking skills
  • How you articulate your ideas in an unbiased manner
  • Your flexibility or rigidity in accepting the viewpoints of others 
  • Your behaviour, body language and interaction with other members

GD/WAT Topics to Expect for MBA Admission 2021

Some of the topics that you can expect this year for MBA admission are listed below

  • Is social distancing the new world order?

  • Citizenship Amendment Act – What and Why

  • Chadrayaan-2 mission

  • Globalisation vs. Nationalism

  • Chinese Goods vs Indian Goods

  • Making Aadhaar mandatory is not a good idea- for or against?

  • Juvenile Justice Bill

  • Crime against women

  • Banking scams

  • COVID-19 vaccine

  • US Elections 2020: Biden vs Trump

  • Farm Bills: Good or Bad for Farmers?

  • Goods & Services Tax (GST) 

  • Future of sports in India