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    Why GroupDiscussion & Personal interviews for MBA admissions ?

    For the past few years, Every B-school conducts Group Discussions and Personal interviews to the aspirants to get admssions into MBA by collecting Rs. 500 to Rs. 2000 just for prospectus. And the minimum eligibility to apply for B-schools is a valid score in CAT, MAT, XAT or GMAT or any other equivalent exam. Do you think, Are B-schools correct in admission process ? What makes the difference for B-schools after conducting GroupDiscussion and Personal interview ?
  • #285442
    In my view, Group discussions and Personal interviews are very much important for admission into B-Schools. Since its managment course, the graduates coming out of the B-schools will get a position of managing a company or atleast in managing the resources. They may have to conduct meetings regularly to discuss the current happenings of the company. So, they should be capable enough to speak in groups. Also their individual performance should be good. Hence both group discussions and personal interviews are necessary for admission into B-schools.

  • #288865
    Normally the group discussions are to see the ability of the aspirants in handling the situations. It is an important one for the posts where the public relations involves.

  • #288880
    Yes, B- schools are taking correct approach for selection a candidate. Management students have to be involved in dealing with various types of business scenario. They should be mentally capable to face worse type of situations. The B- Schools conduct Group discussion and interview to identify these qualities in a candidate.

    Group Discussion is used to determine the attitude and business aptitude and interview is conducted to know the knowledge ,skills and confidence of the candidate.


  • #288883
    There is group discuss is to test ability and confidence of candidate . how he can handle situation is important for management study so this is more important to group discussion for such course.
    Not failure but low aim is crime.

  • #288892
    @ T Syed Rizwan, they are still students, If they are confident enough to conduct the meetings with small groups, they don't need an MBA degree. they can right away, start their ventures.

    @ Ramachandran Pattabiraman Sir, same response as above.

    @ Madhvee Chaubey, Admission process is not a worst situation, students no need to manage anything there.

    @ Suryakant Laxman Raut, You came to the track but again take a diversion and went away from the point.

    Just refrain your thoughts, Why every B-school give high preference to GD and PI besides 90 - 99% in CAT / MAT / GMAT / any other exam and capable of paying 2 - 10 lakh average fee. Your inputs will surely useful for the students to realize the importance of GD and PI in selection process.

    K K

  • #289208
    Group discussion is mandatory to enter into B schools because in group discussion we can able to check the candidates communication, attitude level etc.

    Personal Interview is most mandatory to judge a candidates personal level of thinking and family background.

    Both group discussion & personal interview plays a major role in professional education.

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