Latest Group Discussion Topics for Students in 2019 (with answers)

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Group Discussion (GD) is a vital stage to get shortlisted in a campus placement. For every final year student or a fresher, it is one of the most critical criteria to land a job interview. GD panel tests candidates on how well they can present their ideas, understand others’ opinion, conduct themselves and communicate.

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Preparation is the key to success. Therefore, it is imperative to keep a check on all trending topics whether it related to business, economy, political topics, social issues or abstract topics to stay ahead the competition.

Here are some latest group discussion topics with answers to help you prepare for your GD round.

1.Jet Airways Crisis

Note: For this topic, instead of for & against points, students should have relevant points for the causes and solution for the topic.

An overview of the topic:

Jet Airways recently declared the temporary shutdown of its services in the month of April 2019. Unable to operate the company due to lack of funds, the airlines is under a debt of Rs. 8500 crores. Since January 2019, the airlines has not paid salaries to its staff.

Points for the causes of Jet Airways crisis:

##To mark a position in the stiff competition, Jet Airways started offering air ticket at low fares. When compared to its operational costs, the expenses were more than revenue for every air ticket, and thus, started incurring losses. High fuel charges and low-ticket prices crippled the airlines gradually.
##Poor management and timely monitoring and controlling the situation was another possible reason for the current crisis of the airlines.

Way forward:
##Reviving the airlines with the help of some investors can help the company to get back on the track.
##Keep ticket prices and competition in check to avoid any extreme situation.

2. Should celebrities be allowed to join politics

Points for the GD topic:

##Celebrities attract a mass following which makes it easier for them to influence peoples’ opinion and move it in a right direction.
##They are popular and most of them are unconditionally involved in social welfares. They can be a part of politics and contribute in key issues like poverty, girl education and child marriage.
## Celebrities are also the citizen of India and should have a right to join politics if interested and voice their opinion.

Points against the GD topic:

## They are actors and have no real knowledge of how a country’s economy works.
## Their popularity should not be a mere reason for them to join politics and make more money. Their knowledge and desire to do good for the country should be considered.
##No noticeable contribution has been seen from celebrities who have previously joined politics in India.

3.New India 2022

Points for the GD topic:

## New India 2022, the vision of Modi Government looks promising seeing the significant improvements such as reduction in corruption. There is an improvement in the Corruption Perception Index ranking.
## The other focus areas of New India 2022 have shown significant improvements such as reduction in black money (demonetization), and dirt free nation (Swatch Bharat Scheme).
## The aim of ‘Poverty free India’ seems almost achievable by the year 2022 with Modi government providing loans to needy farmers.

Points against the GD topic:

## There is not much improvement in caste politics and looks difficult to eradicate in the promised timeline.
## Social bans, lob lynching and beef ban have resulted in fear in minorities during Modi Government.

4.Social Media- Curse or Boon

Points for the GD topic:

## Social media helps in expanding knowledge to wider audience in a cost-effective manner via posts or videos.
## It is easily available to everyone and provides an option to voice opinion freely.
## Many people are also contributing to the society by using social media for good cause by using hashtags or YouTube videos to either highlight a social issue or help a victim. The recent role of social media in Arab Spring is one such example.

Points Against the GD topic:

## Social media encourages violent behavior by easily spreading fake news that might hurt social sentiments or people of some repute.
## Social media is misused by many people to harass others. It also promotes cyber bullying that promotes violent human behavior.

5.Industrial Revolution 4.0- Pros & Cons

Points for the GD topic:

## It is a collaborative era of Cyber Physical Systems that has a potential to bring a massive improvement in the way we live.
## It can bring advantages like building sustainable economies and transparency in governance.
## It will bring huge digital transformation.
## It can be utilized to provide low cost healthcare facilities and bring improvement in other sectors as well.

Points Against the GD topic:

## It might not be helpful for those who are not digital literates.
## Adopting to Industry 4.0 can increase cyber security issues.

6.Why scams like Nirav Modi Happen with Indian banks?

Points for the discussion:

## There is a loophole in the quality of internal audits conducted by banks.
## Fake LoUs (Letter of Undertaking) are not tracked easily as SWIFT is not integrated with core banking in several banks in India.
## There is a dire need of more regulating authorities of RBI that can keep a track of such frauds.
## Several checkpoints should be made by the Government, RBI as well as banks to prevent such huge frauds.

Note: Such topics help a hiring manager to judge a candidate’s ability to understand a problem and offer a solution to it. Your analytical and decision making skills are highlighted here.

7.For or Against Modi Government

Points for the topic: Highlight Achievements

## Demonetization was a welcomed step to discourage black money and reduce fake currency in circulation.
## 4 years of Modi government brought improvement in international relationships with several countries like USA and Japan.
## ‘Digital India’ was an excellent initiative.
## GST was the biggest change implemented that no previous government thought of.

Points Against the topic: Highlight Failures

## Demonetization created several issues and suffering for poor people.
## The government failed to take serious action to resolve issues such as threat for minorities by some Hindu groups in the name of culture and cow vigilantism.

Preparing your points for these trending group discussion topics in advance can make you feel confident during the discussion. Also, don’t forget to follow the group discussion rules. Here are some useful GD tips for you.

Bonus Group Discussion Tips:

## Learn how to start a group discussion. Don’t hurry to say something about the topic given and listen actively to share relevant points for or against the GD topic.
## Speak clearly that makes it easier for others to comprehend.
## Follow the group discussion rules and respect others’ opinion. Do not shout if you do not agree to others’ points.
## Be ready for any topic related to current affairs, social issues, technology, political, economic or abstract topics.
## Participate in several mock GD rounds with your friends or family to practice.

All the best students!

Also Read : HR Interview Questions and Answers


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