Group Discussion (GD) Topics with Answers

The Group Discussion Section covers latest 117+ 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

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  • Business and Management GD topics
  • Social topics
  • Sports and Entertainment topics
  • Education and Academics topics
  • Technology and Science topics
  • Abstract GD 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 2019:

# Name Hits
1 Elections 2019 - Critical Issues to Win India 1935
2 Plastic Ban - Environment vs Economy 10912
3 Artificial Intelligence - Pros and Cons 13749
4 Aadhar Card - Should linking with Banks, Mobile & other services be mandatory? 10762
5 Union Budget India 2018 7812
6 Cryptocurrencies – Should one invest or not? 10908
7 Nepotism and its Impact on Professionalism 13217
8 Volvo - From Internal Combustion Engine to Hybrid & Electric Cars 8053
9 Global Warming and its Effect 25474
10 Brexit - Good or a Bad Decision? 16663
11 Black Money in India 18349
12 Reliance Jio 4G- Changing the Indian Telecom Sector 23925
13 GST (Goods and Services Tax) in India 50856
14 Demonetization of 500 & 1000 Rupees Notes by Government of India 45551
15 One Billion and just One Gold Medal 13808
16 Is MBA necessary to be a Successful in Business? 15205
17 Technology creates Income Disparities 18162
18 Its Folly to be Wise where Ignorance is Bliss 8372
19 Is the World Ready for Cashless Currency? 24822
20 Is Automation in normal lives boon or bane? 16589
21 Consumer satisfaction should be achieved at any cost 10604
22 Quality or Marketing? 20399
23 Is Disruptive Innovation Sustainable? 6267
24 The Internet is an Exercise in Hype 7814
25 Does India deserve a Permanent seat in UN Security Council? 6429
26 Can 2050 witness a Developed India? 11536
27 Operational Efficiency vs Innovation 6272
28 Is Brain Drain really a disadvantage for a developing country? 12251
29 Speed test or Knowledge test, which is better? 6720
30 Smart Cities in India 18752
31 U.S. H1B L1 Visa Fee Hike & its Impact of the Indian IT Sector 6943
32 Payment Bank License – What it means for the Indian Banking Sector 6248
33 Is NITI AYOG serving able to replace Planning Commission 6498
34 Sometimes No Decision is also a Decision 6488
35 What if Red is White? 18121
36 Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code 2015 – Fighting Financial Distress 4619
37 Refugee Crisis in Europe 4657
38 Ends Justify Means 5408
39 Digital Equality in India is not Equal for All 6190
40 Fall in Crude Oil Prices and its Implications 8298
41 Is India's Nuclear Policy Progressive? 4770
42 Should Surrogate Advertising be Allowed? 5078
43 Is Work Experience Required for an MBA? 4913
44 Women Empowerment – A Cause for Increasing Divorces in India 24129
45 Texting Affects Vocabulary Negatively 6157
46 Impact of Chinese Spillover over the World 4105
47 Does Morality have an Essence in Corporate Life? 4517
48 Is StartUp Culture a Fad or a Trend Setter? 9470
49 Untouched Paradise: Bollywood for Aspiring Actors 3556
50 OROP - One Rank One Pension 6214
51 Has the Seventh Pay Commission met its objective? 4366
52 FDI in Retail Sector a Boon or Curse? 9810
53 Honouring the National Anthem 7671
54 We will never be Corruption Free Society 11626
55 Management lessons cannot be taken in Classroom 6226
56 Indian Villages – Our Strengths or our Weaknesses 19330
57 Gold- Best Investment or a Bursting Bubble 5407
58 Impact of Lowering Oil Prices over World Economy 4464
59 Euthanasia – Should it be Legalized? 8973
60 Was Paris COP21 Climate Conference a Success? 3076
61 Is Marriage Losing it's Importance? 7661
62 India's Energy Security in the Future 7148
63 FDI in Indian Education Sector 5030
64 Is E-Learning a Substitute for Classroom Learning? 13843
65 Has Democracy Hampered India’s Growth? 7331
66 Is the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana Effective? 7337
67 B2B Commerce from a Global Perspective 3755
68 Should India have a One Child Policy? 15677
69 US Presidential Elections 2016 7754
70 Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) - Merits and Demerits 2634
71 Facebook Free Basics- Pros and Cons 5944
72 Commerce on Mobile. Is it the Future? 4717
73 Brain Drain in India 17014
74 Swachh Bharat Abhiyan & its Effectiveness 30807
75 Reservations in India- Caste Based Vs Income Based 26568
76 Digital India - Whom Does it Benefit? 35918
77 Vegetarian vs Non Vegetarian 14385
78 Odd Even Rule in Delhi and Its Impact 10234
79 Learning by Doing in Education 5314
80 Whether Digital Education has taken over Traditional Education? 6766
81 TV is no longer an idiot box? 13571
82 Industrial growth and Environmental care do not go hand in hand 11382
83 Is the permanent seat of UN Security Council necessary? 3764
84 Formulation of new States leads to Development 3808
85 India needs more Job Creators than Job Seekers. 10308
86 Should the Public Sector be privatized? 12148
87 Decreasing Defence Expenditure and increasing Social Expenditure is the need of the hour? 6536
88 Is IPL a boon for Indian Cricket? 11407
89 Usefulness of Social Networking Website or just waste of time? 6940
90 Ban on Diesel cars by NGT in Delhi? 4336
91 Is it Right to Say “History is Written by the Victors”? 3253
92 Is it Alright to Genetically Modify Crops? 3076
93 Is India really One Nation? 8692
94 Can India Become the Human Capital of the World? 4392
95 I will do Whatever it Takes. In the End, it's Business 3272
96 Are we progressing towards a World War 3? 5811
97 Is Hockey the national sport of India? 7490
98 Feminism vs. Women Rights 13361
99 Should all major Asian Countries join hand to form an Asian Union? 4366
100 Are we prepared to harness nuclear energy safely for our future? 3949
101 Women are Better Leaders than Men 24026
102 Greece is the Maker of its own Peril 3040
103 Unorganized Sector - Most Under-Served and Unprotected Workforce 3269
104 Fate of Ecommerce 18707
105 Make in India vs Make for India 37001
106 Smart Phones- Painkiller or a Pain 20298
107 Should Commercialization of Space Travel be Allowed? 4409
108 Should We Continue Increasing the Number of IITs and IIMs? 4818
109 Is Social Media Actually Connecting People? 26657
110 Venture Capitalist Funding for Startups - A Bubble about to Burst? 4291
111 Will the Chinese Market Crash affect Global Business? 5071
112 Is Over Dependence on Technology Deteriorating the Human Brain? 7893
113 How safe are app-based cab services for customers? 5882
114 Will corruption in FIFA spoil football? 3613
115 Is Internet a luxury or a right? 10580
116 Tesla Electric Cars- Will they Change the Way We Travel? 7879
117 Germany vs. Greece – A Relation Went Sour 3093
118 Are E-Commerce Companies Right in Choosing the App-only Option? 6795