Emotional outbursts :
This is the biggest mistakes done by students during Group Discussion. Sometimes
topic is close to their heart and hence they sway from the topic. They usually get
emotional while discussing such topics and thus, tend to forget for a while that
they are being evaluated. They aggravate other members on purpose, once they find
out what a person is particularly touchy about. This is one of the
common mistakes done in group discussion and personal interview.
- 2. Talking endlessly :
In some cases students enter the room determined to talk non-stop without considering
what they are saying. Other candidates do not get a chance. But they end up forming
a negative impression upon the panelists and sometimes the rest of the group. Moreover,
unless you make a meaningful contribution to the Group Discussion, the panelists
know that you are speaking just for the sake of it. You cannot prioritize quantity
- 3. Insecurities :
Sometimes student show that they have a good knowledge about topic and they underestimate
other students. Hence ensure that you are not among those students who get plagued
with their own insecurities and consequently do not give themselves a fair shot.
Students usually complain that the other participants were too good and they could
not even think of competing with them. Have some faith in your capabilities and
do not let such thoughts keep you down.
- 4. Language :
Many students participate in GD and PI without working on their language, accent,
grammar and communication skills. Sometimes even if students study hard, they are
not able to talk properly which makes it impossible for them to communicate the
knowledge they have. Students lacking communication skills are nervous in their
GD and PI rounds. To make a valuable and meaningful contribution you need to work
on your communication skills.
- 5. Quantity vs Quantity :
Assessment is not only on your communication skills but also on your ability to
be a team player. Evaluation is based on quality, and not on quantity. Your contribution
must be relevant. Avoid all these common mistakes in group
discussion and personal interview.