GROUP DISCUSSIONS (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI) are standard selection tools for selection into some most prestigious companies in India. While your academic record, work experience (if any) and scores in the entrance test qualify you for an interview call, your final selection depends largely on your performance in the 'last mile.'
We sought some advice from from Associate Dean, Praxis Business School, Kolkata on what can be done to make Group Discussion and Personal Round of Interviews a great success.
"I will talk about two things here - what the interviewers are looking for, and how candidates should prepare for success. We will also bust some myths while we address these questions. I have been a recruiter from prominent B-schools during my days in the corporate sector and am now part of the selection panel for Praxis. I also do some training in this area. So I have a fair idea of what it takes to win.