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Importance of Following a Dress Code for MBA GD/ PI

Pragya Vyas
Pragya VyasUpdated On: May 26, 2022 11:05 pm IST

Following a proper dress code for MBA GD/PI admission plays an important role during MBA admission. Here are some pointers that will help you with the same so that you can create a good first impression. 

Dress Code for MBA GD/ PI

It is a famous saying that “First impressions are the last impressions” or “First impressions last”. People's perceptions of you can be shaped by the way you present yourself. Many experts believe that following the dress code according to the social setting is a crucial component in making a good first impression. This is the reason why paying attention to one's personal appearance is necessary both in academics and the professional domain. Due to this, candidates must stick to the formal dress code while appearing for the MBA GD/PI round. 

Dressing appropriately aids in maintaining self-confidence and poise. Dressing well can help you accomplish a lot in interview sessions and group discussion rounds. The way you portray yourself in front of a large group of people who could possibly help you in becoming a future manager is extremely important. You may want to create a positive impression on your future professors by wearing clean, impeccable clothing that reflects honesty and integrity. As a result, it is strongly advised to dress appropriately when attending a group discussion or personal interview round at any MBA college.

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Tips to Dress for GD/PI round of MBA admissions

People can make a great impression in a variety of ways, including good behavior, social etiquette, and dressing sense. Let's take a glance at some important GD/PI dressing tips.

  • Maintaining a formal dressing sense- At MBA academic institutions, formal attire is advised for GD/PI rounds. Boys must dress formally in suits, shirts, and trousers. Tie and coats are not required, but if you feel confident wearing them, go ahead and try them on. Girls should wear a formal shirt with either a formal pencil skirt or trousers. The blazer is another option. Dirty patches on your attire may give the interviewer a misleading image. Make certain that whatever you choose is nice and neat. When you appear for your  GD/PI, pay attention to where you sit, where you keep your hands, and how you eat to keep your outfit looking neat.

  • Never wear anything flashy - Candidates should be aware that there is no advantage to wearing anything vibrant. It is necessary to wear a simple white cotton shirt in shades that are not too loud. Wear few or no jewelry. The concept is to avoid wearing anything that might divert the attention of the panel from what you're saying. Any flashy or casual attire you wear will be noticed by the board and will work against you.

  • Nice shoes and footwear - It is advantageous to appear intelligent. However, appearance does not assure selection, but it does play a major role in making a good first impression. Your shoes are also an important part of your outfit. Wear shoes that go with your attire. Formal footwear and formal clothes are the norms, so stick to them. Also, make certain that your footwear is spotless. Prior to entering the interview room, double-check your shoes.

  • Comfortable clothes are the key - One of the key aspects of getting dressed for any celebration or social event is to wear something that you are comfortable in. This rule also applies when dressing for an interview. Wear outfits that are not too big or too small for your body. Even your shoes should be comfy and not diverge you from your interview. If your dress diverts your attention from the discussion or if you are overthinking your apparel, you will be unable to function well in the interview session. Your attention will not be entirely focused on the interview.

  • Wear ironed clothes - Iron your dress ahead of time. Do not wait until the GD/PI date. Prepare your outfit for the evening or the day before. A sloppy outfit represents a sloppy person. As a result, dress smartly to look smart. To appear well-dressed, carry a very well-ironed suit.

  • Remember to dress professionally - It is essential for the candidate, regardless of gender, to look professional for the interview. For many candidates, this may be their first interview, while for others, they will be straight out of college. They are highly probable to make errors in terms of dressing up because they have no past knowledge of participating in a  professional interview. It is critical that they dress appropriately for the professional world of business to which they aspire.

Also Read: MBA Salary in India- Everything You Need To Know At One Place

Do’s and don’ts of dressing for GI/PD round 

Here are some do's and don'ts that you should keep in mind for the GD/ PI round

Be mindful of the brands you wear.Use a strong or disagreeable perfume.
Put on polished footwear or clean shoes.Wear brightly coloured or flashy clothing.
Be clean-shaven or keep a well-trimmed beard.Put on a loose tie.
Make sure your hair is well-groomed.Have far too much oil in your hair.
Bring a clean file containing all of your credentials and photocopies.Bring a plastic bag with you to the interview.

Best of luck with your journey ahead!

For any queries or questions, fill out the Common Application Form (CAF) or Q and A zone. Candidates can also call 1800-572-9877 for admission-related queries.


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