Group Discussion –


1.Train yourself to be a good listener. Develop the patience to listen attentively.

2.Acknowledge that everyone has something valuable to say.

3.When speaking in a GD, your job is to articulate your point of view in a way that is easy for others to comprehend.

4.Inculcate the good habit of structuring your thoughts and presenting them logically.

5.Writing essays on a variety of topics is good practice developing thought structure.

6.The only way to prepare is to read more, develop a keen interest in current affairs.

7.Seek opportunities to discuss these in groups.

8.Learn to respect others for what they are.

9.Learn to be open-minded and recognize the fact that people think differently about issues.

10.Train your mind to think analytically.

11.Your GD arguments should have ‘meat’.

Tips for Personal Interview –


  1. Don’t start with the phrase – Myself XYZ – there’s no better way ti put the panel off.
  2. Getting into details about siblings and cousins – especially the one who seem to have done well. Panelists want to know about you, not about your extended family.
  3. Don’t cite – ‘making friends’ or ‘meeting new people’ – as a hobby. Wonder how one pursues a hobby like ‘meeting new people’!

Don’t say things like – I studied this in my first year – as an excuse for not knowing more basic stuff related to their subject of study. The panel members study this about 20 years back – they still remember about it

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