Group Discussion (GD) Topics with Answers

The Group Discussion Section covers latest 115+ GD topics with answers. These group discussion (GD) topics are useful for MBA students, aspirants & professionals. The GD topics are summarized with answers, conclusion & facts. These topics are important while applying for a job, admission or any selection process.

GD topics can be asked at various institutes and companies in various categories like

  • Current affairs
  • Business and Management GD topics
  • Social topics
  • Sports and Entertainment topics
  • Education and Academics topics
  • Technology and Science topics
  • Abstract GD topics
  • Environmental topics

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Each one of the group discussion topics follows a conversation format among 5-6 candidates. We have made a list of common GD topics which can be asked at many places like colleges as well as professionally. Commonly Group Discussions are first step in the process of screening in many admissions for premier B-Schools and sometimes jobs across the world followed by other.

What is a Group Discussion (GD)?

Group discussion or GD is a debate or discussion among 3 or more people or candidates on a particular topic. Group discussion is selection process tool which is used to evaluate candidates based on certain qualities like knowledge, leadership, communication skills etc. Group discussions are used to shortlist candidates before interviews, MBA students for campus recruitment or by colleges to shortlist aspirants, where participation is in huge numbers.

How to prepare for Group Discussion (GD) topics?

Preparing for a group discussion requires immense practice, learning, studying which can be done through mock GD’s and certain Group Discussion Tips. A candidate must prepare by studying various useful GD topics which can help him/her to understand the group discussion structure and flow. Some of the best GD topics are the ones which are relevant to your geography, profession and your goal. If you are applying in finance area, you should prepare on financial topics as there is high probability of them being asked.

Which are the important GD topics that can be asked?

GD topics can be abstract, current affairs, news, subjects of historical importance etc. The important GD topics depend on your target and the region or country you are living in. The recent group discussion topics are the most important when it comes to preparing for your goal. You should also prepare for general GD topics like technology, social media, immigration, globalization, global warming etc.

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Let us discuss Examples of GD Topics

If you are living in India and preparing for IIMs, XLRI and other reputed B-Schools, your important group discussion topics would be Demonetisation of 500 and 1000 rupee notes, GST (Goods and Services Tax), Digital India etc but if you want to apply for admissions or job in US, UK or Europe, your important topics should be Brexit-Good or bad decision?, Global Warming, US Presidential Elections etc but you should be always prepared for generic GD topics like technology, social media, smartphones revolution, brain drain.

We have more than 100 GD topics below which can be used to prepare for a group discussion.

Group Discussion - GD Topics List:

Below are Group Discussion Topics with answers relevant for 2018:

# Name Hits
1 Plastic Ban - Environment vs Economy 8825
2 Artificial Intelligence - Pros and Cons 11692
3 Aadhar Card - Should linking with Banks, Mobile & other services be mandatory? 9557
4 Union Budget India 2018 7223
5 Cryptocurrencies – Should one invest or not? 9947
6 Nepotism and its Impact on Professionalism 12070
7 Volvo - From Internal Combustion Engine to Hybrid & Electric Cars 7441
8 Global Warming and its Effect 23465
9 Brexit - Good or a Bad Decision? 15563
10 Black Money in India 17432
11 Reliance Jio 4G- Changing the Indian Telecom Sector 22876
12 GST (Goods and Services Tax) in India 49126
13 Demonetization of 500 & 1000 Rupees Notes by Government of India 43460
14 One Billion and just One Gold Medal 13355
15 Is MBA necessary to be a Successful in Business? 13862
16 Technology creates Income Disparities 16599
17 Its Folly to be Wise where Ignorance is Bliss 7277
18 Is the World Ready for Cashless Currency? 23143
19 Is Automation in normal lives boon or bane? 15722
20 Consumer satisfaction should be achieved at any cost 9913
21 Quality or Marketing? 19139
22 Is Disruptive Innovation Sustainable? 5898
23 The Internet is an Exercise in Hype 7488
24 Does India deserve a Permanent seat in UN Security Council? 5818
25 Can 2050 witness a Developed India? 10978
26 Operational Efficiency vs Innovation 6000
27 Is Brain Drain really a disadvantage for a developing country? 11632
28 Speed test or Knowledge test, which is better? 6443
29 Smart Cities in India 18007
30 U.S. H1B L1 Visa Fee Hike & its Impact of the Indian IT Sector 6744
31 Payment Bank License – What it means for the Indian Banking Sector 6065
32 Is NITI AYOG serving able to replace Planning Commission 6211
33 Sometimes No Decision is also a Decision 6211
34 What if Red is White? 17077
35 Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code 2015 – Fighting Financial Distress 4415
36 Refugee Crisis in Europe 4477
37 Ends Justify Means 5031
38 Digital Equality in India is not Equal for All 5946
39 Fall in Crude Oil Prices and its Implications 8022
40 Is India's Nuclear Policy Progressive? 4614
41 Should Surrogate Advertising be Allowed? 4879
42 Is Work Experience Required for an MBA? 4682
43 Women Empowerment – A Cause for Increasing Divorces in India 22486
44 Texting Affects Vocabulary Negatively 5822
45 Impact of Chinese Spillover over the World 3939
46 Does Morality have an Essence in Corporate Life? 4314
47 Is StartUp Culture a Fad or a Trend Setter? 8694
48 Untouched Paradise: Bollywood for Aspiring Actors 3375
49 OROP - One Rank One Pension 6039
50 Has the Seventh Pay Commission met its objective? 4231
51 FDI in Retail Sector a Boon or Curse? 9380
52 Honouring the National Anthem 7425
53 We will never be Corruption Free Society 11049
54 Management lessons cannot be taken in Classroom 5855
55 Indian Villages – Our Strengths or our Weaknesses 18231
56 Gold- Best Investment or a Bursting Bubble 5161
57 Impact of Lowering Oil Prices over World Economy 4282
58 Euthanasia – Should it be Legalized? 8433
59 Was Paris COP21 Climate Conference a Success? 2908
60 Is Marriage Losing it's Importance? 7299
61 India's Energy Security in the Future 6830
62 FDI in Indian Education Sector 4864
63 Is E-Learning a Substitute for Classroom Learning? 13011
64 Has Democracy Hampered India’s Growth? 6971
65 Is the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana Effective? 7067
66 B2B Commerce from a Global Perspective 3543
67 Should India have a One Child Policy? 14923
68 US Presidential Elections 2016 7606
69 Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) - Merits and Demerits 2517
70 Facebook Free Basics- Pros and Cons 5685
71 Commerce on Mobile. Is it the Future? 4403
72 Brain Drain in India 16044
73 Swachh Bharat Abhiyan & its Effectiveness 29611
74 Reservations in India- Caste Based Vs Income Based 24893
75 Digital India - Whom Does it Benefit? 34546
76 Vegetarian vs Non Vegetarian 13627
77 Odd Even Rule in Delhi and Its Impact 9962
78 Learning by Doing in Education 4958
79 Whether Digital Education has taken over Traditional Education? 6340
80 TV is no longer an idiot box? 12934
81 Industrial growth and Environmental care do not go hand in hand 10597
82 Is the permanent seat of UN Security Council necessary? 3582
83 Formulation of new States leads to Development 3622
84 India needs more Job Creators than Job Seekers. 9602
85 Should the Public Sector be privatized? 11485
86 Decreasing Defence Expenditure and increasing Social Expenditure is the need of the hour? 6253
87 Is IPL a boon for Indian Cricket? 10451
88 Usefulness of Social Networking Website or just waste of time? 6598
89 Ban on Diesel cars by NGT in Delhi? 4188
90 Is it Right to Say “History is Written by the Victors”? 3080
91 Is it Alright to Genetically Modify Crops? 2944
92 Is India really One Nation? 8263
93 Can India Become the Human Capital of the World? 4172
94 I will do Whatever it Takes. In the End, it's Business 3106
95 Are we progressing towards a World War 3? 5522
96 Is Hockey the national sport of India? 7233
97 Feminism vs. Women Rights 12715
98 Should all major Asian Countries join hand to form an Asian Union? 4210
99 Are we prepared to harness nuclear energy safely for our future? 3525
100 Women are Better Leaders than Men 22346
101 Greece is the Maker of its own Peril 2679
102 Unorganized Sector - Most Under-Served and Unprotected Workforce 3119
103 Fate of Ecommerce 17796
104 Make in India vs Make for India 35230
105 Smart Phones- Painkiller or a Pain 19142
106 Should Commercialization of Space Travel be Allowed? 4227
107 Should We Continue Increasing the Number of IITs and IIMs? 4606
108 Is Social Media Actually Connecting People? 25053
109 Venture Capitalist Funding for Startups - A Bubble about to Burst? 4136
110 Will the Chinese Market Crash affect Global Business? 4861
111 Is Over Dependence on Technology Deteriorating the Human Brain? 7496
112 How safe are app-based cab services for customers? 5615
113 Will corruption in FIFA spoil football? 3461
114 Is Internet a luxury or a right? 10075
115 Tesla Electric Cars- Will they Change the Way We Travel? 7592
116 Germany vs. Greece – A Relation Went Sour 2981
117 Are E-Commerce Companies Right in Choosing the App-only Option? 6485