The candidate must try to speak in the initial few seconds of Group Discussions as those who speak early do get extra points. So how does one start a GD?
The best way to start is not just to state opinions or even facts, but to first lay down the structure for others to follow or the parameters under which the discussion can proceed.
For example, supposed your topic is “Which economy is stronger-India or China?”. The candidate can first propose certain parameters under which the two countries can be evaluated economically, such as:
- GDP and GDP growth
- Per capita incomes
- Trade balance and BOP situation
- Level of Forex reserves
- FDI/ FII etc
You can read about how to lay down a structure, how to prepare for GDs and Interviews, sample GDs with proposed structures etc from Sidharth Balakrishna’s GD/ PI preparation course that can be purchased from: https://www.prepathon.com/gd-pi-by-sidharth-balakrishna