So, it is good that you have done well with your MBA entrance exams. Now, this is the time to prepare yourself for the next big step to get admission to your dream B-school. Yes, this is the time to prepare yourself for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).
Do not let inadequate preparations ruin your chance:
After having done well in your entrance test, you will have to do well in the GD and PI as well to get your dream admission. So, you should never let your inadequate preparation as the route for your failure. There are many instances of candidates getting call letter from reputed B-schools for GD and PI, but were not making up to the admission. So, this is the time to draw the right strategy to clear the next two steps successfully.
Do not forget about evaluation:
By this time, you will be well-aware of the fact that a GD is a simulated exercise throughout which you will be evaluated by the admission committee members. Most of the institutes form of group of 8-10 candidates and give them a topic for discussion. Even, there are some institutions that give specific situation for the group to analyze and arrive at a valuable conclusion. Even, you might get a case study to analyze and find solution along with a group of applicants. With everything said, only when you set a realistic and achievable objective for yourself, you can succeed in each and every path in your life and this is applicable to GD as well. Here are the goals you will have to set for yourself:
To comprehend and prepare yourself:
First of all, you should get an understanding about the situation or topic that is given to you. Remember to take a pen and paper to the GD hall to take down the ideas that arises in your mind as soon as the topic is given. Here, you should decide whether you are going to take towards or against the topic during the preparation time of 10-15 minutes. When everybody in the group are willing to talk for the topic, the best thing you can do to showcase your uniqueness is to talk against the topic and you should know how to counter-argue when you take this approach.
To be noticed:
To get noticed by the admission committee is another goal you should have. When you are in a group, you will get chance only once to post your views. So, you should be alert to grab the chance and you should also know how to use this chance to make chances. When you are the one to initiate discussions, there will be better opportunities to grab the attention of the admission committee and other participants. When you are putting forth your points, do not murmur as it will show your lesser confidence level. Be aloud and be to the point to get noticed.
To make meaningful contribution:
This should also be your goal. Remember that making any sort of contribution will not help and you should make meaningful contribution to the topic you choose, regardless of whether you are pro or against your fellow members.