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 aspects like current affairs, business, management, politics, sports, education, technology etc. 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.

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.

Let us discuss examples

e.g. If you are living in India, 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 which can be used to prepare for a group discussion.

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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 1389
2 Aadhar Card - Should linking with Banks, Mobile & other services be mandatory? 1415
3 Union Budget India 2018 2755
4 Cryptocurrencies – Should one invest or not? 3667
5 Nepotism and its Impact on Professionalism 6865
6 Volvo - From Internal Combustion Engine to Hybrid & Electric Cars 5397
7 Global Warming and its Effect 14901
8 Brexit - Good or a Bad Decision? 10950
9 Black Money in India 12142
10 Reliance Jio 4G- Changing the Indian Telecom Sector 16479
11 GST (Goods and Services Tax) in India 37208
12 Demonetization of 500 & 1000 Rupees Notes by Government of India 31612
13 One Billion and just One Gold Medal 10230
14 Is MBA necessary to be a Successful in Business? 9558
15 Technology creates Income Disparities 11037
16 Its Folly to be Wise where Ignorance is Bliss 5075
17 Is the World Ready for Cashless Currency? 15218
18 Is Automation in normal lives boon or bane? 10631
19 Consumer satisfaction should be achieved at any cost 6606
20 Quality or Marketing? 11711
21 Is Disruptive Innovation Sustainable? 4209
22 The Internet is an Exercise in Hype 5582
23 Does India deserve a Permanent seat in UN Security Council? 4223
24 Can 2050 witness a Developed India? 7489
25 Operational Efficiency vs Innovation 4105
26 Is Brain Drain really a disadvantage for a developing country? 7860
27 Speed test or Knowledge test, which is better? 4641
28 Smart Cities in India 12897
29 U.S. H1B L1 Visa Fee Hike & its Impact of the Indian IT Sector 5474
30 Payment Bank License – What it means for the Indian Banking Sector 4553
31 Is NITI AYOG serving able to replace Planning Commission 4503
32 Sometimes No Decision is also a Decision 4401
33 What if Red is White? 11095
34 Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code 2015 – Fighting Financial Distress 3157
35 Refugee Crisis in Europe 3401
36 Ends Justify Means 3041
37 Digital Equality in India is not Equal for All 4336
38 Fall in Crude Oil Prices and its Implications 5363
39 Is India's Nuclear Policy Progressive? 3485
40 Should Surrogate Advertising be Allowed? 3698
41 Is Work Experience Required for an MBA? 3491
42 Women Empowerment – A Cause for Increasing Divorces in India 14052
43 Texting Affects Vocabulary Negatively 4133
44 Impact of Chinese Spillover over the World 2969
45 Does Morality have an Essence in Corporate Life? 3046
46 Is StartUp Culture a Fad or a Trend Setter? 5756
47 Untouched Paradise: Bollywood for Aspiring Actors 2368
48 OROP - One Rank One Pension 4680
49 Has the Seventh Pay Commission met its objective? 3286
50 FDI in Retail Sector a Boon or Curse? 6386
51 Honouring the National Anthem 5568
52 We will never be Corruption Free Society 7717
53 Management lessons cannot be taken in Classroom 4207
54 Indian Villages – Our Strengths or our Weaknesses 12592
55 Gold- Best Investment or a Bursting Bubble 3810
56 Impact of Lowering Oil Prices over World Economy 3044
57 Euthanasia – Should it be Legalized? 5585
58 Was Paris COP21 Climate Conference a Success? 2106
59 Is Marriage Losing it's Importance? 5317
60 India's Energy Security in the Future 4889
61 FDI in Indian Education Sector 3637
62 Is E-Learning a Substitute for Classroom Learning? 8223
63 Has Democracy Hampered India’s Growth? 4913
64 Is the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana Effective? 5410
65 B2B Commerce from a Global Perspective 2467
66 Should India have a One Child Policy? 10165
67 US Presidential Elections 2016 6756
68 Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) - Merits and Demerits 1870
69 Facebook Free Basics- Pros and Cons 4032
70 Commerce on Mobile. Is it the Future? 3153
71 Brain Drain in India 10500
72 Swachh Bharat Abhiyan & its Effectiveness 21741
73 Reservations in India- Caste Based Vs Income Based 15742
74 Digital India - Whom Does it Benefit? 25015
75 Vegetarian vs Non Vegetarian 9438
76 Odd Even Rule in Delhi and Its Impact 8051
77 Learning by Doing in Education 3501
78 Whether Digital Education has taken over Traditional Education? 3979
79 TV is no longer an idiot box? 8968
80 Industrial growth and Environmental care do not go hand in hand 7375
81 Is the permanent seat of UN Security Council necessary? 2693
82 Formulation of new States leads to Development 2346
83 India needs more Job Creators than Job Seekers. 6192
84 Should the Public Sector be privatized? 8585
85 Decreasing Defence Expenditure and increasing Social Expenditure is the need of the hour? 4690
86 Is IPL a boon for Indian Cricket? 7404
87 Usefulness of Social Networking Website or just waste of time? 4874
88 Ban on Diesel cars by NGT in Delhi? 3305
89 Is it Right to Say “History is Written by the Victors”? 2165
90 Is it Alright to Genetically Modify Crops? 2124
91 Is India really One Nation? 5666
92 Can India Become the Human Capital of the World? 3281
93 I will do Whatever it Takes. In the End, it's Business 2206
94 Are we progressing towards a World War 3? 4205
95 Is Hockey the national sport of India? 5460
96 Feminism vs. Women Rights 9485
97 Should all major Asian Countries join hand to form an Asian Union? 3349
98 Are we prepared to harness nuclear energy safely for our future? 2488
99 Women are Better Leaders than Men 14967
100 Greece is the Maker of its own Peril 1992
101 Unorganized Sector - Most Under-Served and Unprotected Workforce 2185
102 Fate of Ecommerce 13480
103 Make in India vs Make for India 26999
104 Smart Phones- Painkiller or a Pain 13610
105 Should Commercialization of Space Travel be Allowed? 3164
106 Should We Continue Increasing the Number of IITs and IIMs? 3300
107 Is Social Media Actually Connecting People? 16752
108 Venture Capitalist Funding for Startups - A Bubble about to Burst? 3104
109 Will the Chinese Market Crash affect Global Business? 3526
110 Is Over Dependence on Technology Deteriorating the Human Brain? 5104
111 How safe are app-based cab services for customers? 4028
112 Will corruption in FIFA spoil football? 2280
113 Is Internet a luxury or a right? 7219
114 Tesla Electric Cars- Will they Change the Way We Travel? 5290
115 Germany vs. Greece – A Relation Went Sour 2187
116 Are E-Commerce Companies Right in Choosing the App-only Option? 4765