Group Discussion (GD) Topics with Answers

The Group Discussion Section covers latest 100+ GD topics with answers. These group discussion 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 and are on various categories like

  • Current affairs
  • Business
  • Management
  • Politics
  • Sports
  • Education
  • Technology

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.

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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 recruitments or by colleges to shortlist aspirants, where participation is in huge numbers.

How to prepare for a Group Discussion?

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.

What are the important roles in a typical Group Discussion?

The important roles in a GD are

1. Initiator : The one who starts the GD topic with opening statement.

2. Moderator : The one who keeps control of the group

3. Facts Provider : The one who brings in numbers and facts and gives weight to the group discussion

4. Criticiser : The one who questions the flow of the group and brings a new perspective through questioning

There are lot of other important roles like gatekeeper, summary maker, moderator, leaders, audience/followers. Each role is important and it depends on your comfort level with the topic or domain which role you can assume in a GD. The most important thing is to be adaptive and make sure you are actively participating in the group discussion. We have more than 100 topics which can help you structure a GD and learn facts and understand the flow of a typical GD.

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.

List of GD Topics:

Below is the list of latest GD topics for 2018.

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# Name Hits
1 Artificial Intelligence - Pros and Cons 3336
2 Aadhar Card - Should linking with Banks, Mobile & other services be mandatory? 2869
3 Union Budget India 2018 3662
4 Cryptocurrencies – Should one invest or not? 4787
5 Nepotism and its Impact on Professionalism 7626
6 Volvo - From Internal Combustion Engine to Hybrid & Electric Cars 5740
7 Global Warming and its Effect 16499
8 Brexit - Good or a Bad Decision? 11628
9 Black Money in India 13062
10 Reliance Jio 4G- Changing the Indian Telecom Sector 17637
11 GST (Goods and Services Tax) in India 39736
12 Demonetization of 500 & 1000 Rupees Notes by Government of India 33944
13 One Billion and just One Gold Medal 10694
14 Is MBA necessary to be a Successful in Business? 10221
15 Technology creates Income Disparities 11940
16 Its Folly to be Wise where Ignorance is Bliss 5424
17 Is the World Ready for Cashless Currency? 16559
18 Is Automation in normal lives boon or bane? 11350
19 Consumer satisfaction should be achieved at any cost 7052
20 Quality or Marketing? 12685
21 Is Disruptive Innovation Sustainable? 4461
22 The Internet is an Exercise in Hype 5923
23 Does India deserve a Permanent seat in UN Security Council? 4486
24 Can 2050 witness a Developed India? 8057
25 Operational Efficiency vs Innovation 4389
26 Is Brain Drain really a disadvantage for a developing country? 8481
27 Speed test or Knowledge test, which is better? 4945
28 Smart Cities in India 13764
29 U.S. H1B L1 Visa Fee Hike & its Impact of the Indian IT Sector 5704
30 Payment Bank License – What it means for the Indian Banking Sector 4765
31 Is NITI AYOG serving able to replace Planning Commission 4818
32 Sometimes No Decision is also a Decision 4663
33 What if Red is White? 11946
34 Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code 2015 – Fighting Financial Distress 3372
35 Refugee Crisis in Europe 3598
36 Ends Justify Means 3282
37 Digital Equality in India is not Equal for All 4550
38 Fall in Crude Oil Prices and its Implications 5829
39 Is India's Nuclear Policy Progressive? 3684
40 Should Surrogate Advertising be Allowed? 3884
41 Is Work Experience Required for an MBA? 3701
42 Women Empowerment – A Cause for Increasing Divorces in India 15511
43 Texting Affects Vocabulary Negatively 4432
44 Impact of Chinese Spillover over the World 3138
45 Does Morality have an Essence in Corporate Life? 3270
46 Is StartUp Culture a Fad or a Trend Setter? 6134
47 Untouched Paradise: Bollywood for Aspiring Actors 2544
48 OROP - One Rank One Pension 4930
49 Has the Seventh Pay Commission met its objective? 3484
50 FDI in Retail Sector a Boon or Curse? 6825
51 Honouring the National Anthem 5880
52 We will never be Corruption Free Society 8261
53 Management lessons cannot be taken in Classroom 4430
54 Indian Villages – Our Strengths or our Weaknesses 13355
55 Gold- Best Investment or a Bursting Bubble 4016
56 Impact of Lowering Oil Prices over World Economy 3236
57 Euthanasia – Should it be Legalized? 6041
58 Was Paris COP21 Climate Conference a Success? 2238
59 Is Marriage Losing it's Importance? 5680
60 India's Energy Security in the Future 5221
61 FDI in Indian Education Sector 3832
62 Is E-Learning a Substitute for Classroom Learning? 8864
63 Has Democracy Hampered India’s Growth? 5298
64 Is the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana Effective? 5751
65 B2B Commerce from a Global Perspective 2620
66 Should India have a One Child Policy? 10892
67 US Presidential Elections 2016 6926
68 Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) - Merits and Demerits 2008
69 Facebook Free Basics- Pros and Cons 4403
70 Commerce on Mobile. Is it the Future? 3392
71 Brain Drain in India 11458
72 Swachh Bharat Abhiyan & its Effectiveness 23123
73 Reservations in India- Caste Based Vs Income Based 17301
74 Digital India - Whom Does it Benefit? 26640
75 Vegetarian vs Non Vegetarian 10431
76 Odd Even Rule in Delhi and Its Impact 8387
77 Learning by Doing in Education 3762
78 Whether Digital Education has taken over Traditional Education? 4220
79 TV is no longer an idiot box? 9753
80 Industrial growth and Environmental care do not go hand in hand 7859
81 Is the permanent seat of UN Security Council necessary? 2833
82 Formulation of new States leads to Development 2589
83 India needs more Job Creators than Job Seekers. 6556
84 Should the Public Sector be privatized? 9087
85 Decreasing Defence Expenditure and increasing Social Expenditure is the need of the hour? 5078
86 Is IPL a boon for Indian Cricket? 8356
87 Usefulness of Social Networking Website or just waste of time? 5160
88 Ban on Diesel cars by NGT in Delhi? 3443
89 Is it Right to Say “History is Written by the Victors”? 2313
90 Is it Alright to Genetically Modify Crops? 2259
91 Is India really One Nation? 6178
92 Can India Become the Human Capital of the World? 3451
93 I will do Whatever it Takes. In the End, it's Business 2345
94 Are we progressing towards a World War 3? 4503
95 Is Hockey the national sport of India? 5746
96 Feminism vs. Women Rights 9995
97 Should all major Asian Countries join hand to form an Asian Union? 3508
98 Are we prepared to harness nuclear energy safely for our future? 2673
99 Women are Better Leaders than Men 16235
100 Greece is the Maker of its own Peril 2117
101 Unorganized Sector - Most Under-Served and Unprotected Workforce 2331
102 Fate of Ecommerce 14032
103 Make in India vs Make for India 28395
104 Smart Phones- Painkiller or a Pain 14691
105 Should Commercialization of Space Travel be Allowed? 3369
106 Should We Continue Increasing the Number of IITs and IIMs? 3529
107 Is Social Media Actually Connecting People? 18204
108 Venture Capitalist Funding for Startups - A Bubble about to Burst? 3263
109 Will the Chinese Market Crash affect Global Business? 3752
110 Is Over Dependence on Technology Deteriorating the Human Brain? 5467
111 How safe are app-based cab services for customers? 4261
112 Will corruption in FIFA spoil football? 2465
113 Is Internet a luxury or a right? 7758
114 Tesla Electric Cars- Will they Change the Way We Travel? 5618
115 Germany vs. Greece – A Relation Went Sour 2318
116 Are E-Commerce Companies Right in Choosing the App-only Option? 5009