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Candidate 6: Good content; very good eye contact with all the
members; serious about the activity; lacks clarity and ﬂuency.
Candidate 7: Tried to speak once, but could not make a point;
Candidate 8: Fluent; good content; curt and arrogant; makes
sarcastic comments; accusatory tone; questions in a conde-
scending tone; lacks friendly gestures towards others; aggres-
sive tone and body language.
Candidate 9: Very less participation; summarized well; clear
voice; authoritative sitting posture.
Candidate 10: Loud, clear voice; good examples; excellent
voice modulation; good use of pauses; persuasive body lan-
guage; good points; decent participation.
Based on your analysis of the case study, make a list of character-
istics that are desirable in candidates and the ones that should be
Desired Characteristics Avoidable Characteristics
Common Challenges Faced in a GD
In this section, we have discussed some of the common concerns
shared by participants in our workshops on GDs. We have also shared
some suggestive guidelines to overcome these challenges eectively.
1. “Is it always beneﬁcial to initiate the discussion?”
Initiating the discussion is a high-risk, high-return strategy. If
you are able to kick it o eectively with relevant points, it gives
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