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 –
- Don’t start with the phrase – Myself XYZ – there’s no better way ti put the panel off.
- 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.
- 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