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 4502
2 Artificial Intelligence - Pros and Cons 7643
3 Aadhar Card - Should linking with Banks, Mobile & other services be mandatory? 6682
4 Union Budget India 2018 5712
5 Cryptocurrencies – Should one invest or not? 7730
6 Nepotism and its Impact on Professionalism 10014
7 Volvo - From Internal Combustion Engine to Hybrid & Electric Cars 6717
8 Global Warming and its Effect 20145
9 Brexit - Good or a Bad Decision? 13728
10 Black Money in India 15550
11 Reliance Jio 4G- Changing the Indian Telecom Sector 20605
12 GST (Goods and Services Tax) in India 45131
13 Demonetization of 500 & 1000 Rupees Notes by Government of India 39199
14 One Billion and just One Gold Medal 12180
15 Is MBA necessary to be a Successful in Business? 12165
16 Technology creates Income Disparities 14413
17 Its Folly to be Wise where Ignorance is Bliss 6512
18 Is the World Ready for Cashless Currency? 20248
19 Is Automation in normal lives boon or bane? 13838
20 Consumer satisfaction should be achieved at any cost 8585
21 Quality or Marketing? 16083
22 Is Disruptive Innovation Sustainable? 5250
23 The Internet is an Exercise in Hype 6813
24 Does India deserve a Permanent seat in UN Security Council? 5297
25 Can 2050 witness a Developed India? 9723
26 Operational Efficiency vs Innovation 5274
27 Is Brain Drain really a disadvantage for a developing country? 10231
28 Speed test or Knowledge test, which is better? 5758
29 Smart Cities in India 16283
30 U.S. H1B L1 Visa Fee Hike & its Impact of the Indian IT Sector 6313
31 Payment Bank License – What it means for the Indian Banking Sector 5551
32 Is NITI AYOG serving able to replace Planning Commission 5605
33 Sometimes No Decision is also a Decision 5581
34 What if Red is White? 14909
35 Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code 2015 – Fighting Financial Distress 3979
36 Refugee Crisis in Europe 4064
37 Ends Justify Means 3919
38 Digital Equality in India is not Equal for All 5324
39 Fall in Crude Oil Prices and its Implications 7113
40 Is India's Nuclear Policy Progressive? 4281
41 Should Surrogate Advertising be Allowed? 4452
42 Is Work Experience Required for an MBA? 4260
43 Women Empowerment – A Cause for Increasing Divorces in India 19011
44 Texting Affects Vocabulary Negatively 5162
45 Impact of Chinese Spillover over the World 3595
46 Does Morality have an Essence in Corporate Life? 3849
47 Is StartUp Culture a Fad or a Trend Setter? 7569
48 Untouched Paradise: Bollywood for Aspiring Actors 2988
49 OROP - One Rank One Pension 5613
50 Has the Seventh Pay Commission met its objective? 3902
51 FDI in Retail Sector a Boon or Curse? 8176
52 Honouring the National Anthem 6783
53 We will never be Corruption Free Society 9831
54 Management lessons cannot be taken in Classroom 5172
55 Indian Villages – Our Strengths or our Weaknesses 16135
56 Gold- Best Investment or a Bursting Bubble 4583
57 Impact of Lowering Oil Prices over World Economy 3819
58 Euthanasia – Should it be Legalized? 7460
59 Was Paris COP21 Climate Conference a Success? 2566
60 Is Marriage Losing it's Importance? 6590
61 India's Energy Security in the Future 6124
62 FDI in Indian Education Sector 4433
63 Is E-Learning a Substitute for Classroom Learning? 11019
64 Has Democracy Hampered India’s Growth? 6309
65 Is the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana Effective? 6495
66 B2B Commerce from a Global Perspective 3122
67 Should India have a One Child Policy? 13142
68 US Presidential Elections 2016 7292
69 Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) - Merits and Demerits 2302
70 Facebook Free Basics- Pros and Cons 5157
71 Commerce on Mobile. Is it the Future? 3981
72 Brain Drain in India 14053
73 Swachh Bharat Abhiyan & its Effectiveness 26961
74 Reservations in India- Caste Based Vs Income Based 21452
75 Digital India - Whom Does it Benefit? 31175
76 Vegetarian vs Non Vegetarian 12210
77 Odd Even Rule in Delhi and Its Impact 9140
78 Learning by Doing in Education 4477
79 Whether Digital Education has taken over Traditional Education? 5425
80 TV is no longer an idiot box? 11585
81 Industrial growth and Environmental care do not go hand in hand 9273
82 Is the permanent seat of UN Security Council necessary? 3304
83 Formulation of new States leads to Development 3139
84 India needs more Job Creators than Job Seekers. 8222
85 Should the Public Sector be privatized? 10433
86 Decreasing Defence Expenditure and increasing Social Expenditure is the need of the hour? 5816
87 Is IPL a boon for Indian Cricket? 9579
88 Usefulness of Social Networking Website or just waste of time? 5936
89 Ban on Diesel cars by NGT in Delhi? 3870
90 Is it Right to Say “History is Written by the Victors”? 2709
91 Is it Alright to Genetically Modify Crops? 2691
92 Is India really One Nation? 7421
93 Can India Become the Human Capital of the World? 3876
94 I will do Whatever it Takes. In the End, it's Business 2714
95 Are we progressing towards a World War 3? 5143
96 Is Hockey the national sport of India? 6572
97 Feminism vs. Women Rights 11575
98 Should all major Asian Countries join hand to form an Asian Union? 3903
99 Are we prepared to harness nuclear energy safely for our future? 3203
100 Women are Better Leaders than Men 19650
101 Greece is the Maker of its own Peril 2471
102 Unorganized Sector - Most Under-Served and Unprotected Workforce 2779
103 Fate of Ecommerce 16086
104 Make in India vs Make for India 32264
105 Smart Phones- Painkiller or a Pain 17166
106 Should Commercialization of Space Travel be Allowed? 3882
107 Should We Continue Increasing the Number of IITs and IIMs? 4173
108 Is Social Media Actually Connecting People? 22027
109 Venture Capitalist Funding for Startups - A Bubble about to Burst? 3770
110 Will the Chinese Market Crash affect Global Business? 4379
111 Is Over Dependence on Technology Deteriorating the Human Brain? 6584
112 How safe are app-based cab services for customers? 5041
113 Will corruption in FIFA spoil football? 3139
114 Is Internet a luxury or a right? 9142
115 Tesla Electric Cars- Will they Change the Way We Travel? 6794
116 Germany vs. Greece – A Relation Went Sour 2711
117 Are E-Commerce Companies Right in Choosing the App-only Option? 5844