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XLRI Jamshedpur is one of the leading MBA colleges in India. Many candidates appear for the XAT exam every year, but only a few qualify for the final merit list. XAT is considered one of the most difficult exams for MBA selection for its selection process.
XLRI Jamshedpur conducts various rounds for the selection process. Candidates who clear the XAT cutoff will have to appear for Group Discussion (GD), Writing Ability Test (WAT), and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. Only the candidates who qualify all the rounds one after the other will make it to the final merit list. For MBA Admissions, the GD/PI rounds are conducted on a wide range of topics such as politics, economics, society, lifestyle, philosophy, and other such matters. Candidates must be prepared to face any questions at any given time during the rounds.
Candidates who qualify for the cutoff must be prepared well enough for the GD/PI rounds. So, check out the last five years’ GD topics and take references for preparations for GD/PI rounds.
Highlights of XLRI GD Round
Given below are the highlights of the XAT GD/PI round
- For GD rounds, candidates will be divided into groups with each group having 8-10 members.
- The GD rounds are conducted within a duration of 20-30 minutes.
- The Invigilator will reveal the topics and provide some time for the candidates to ponder upon them.
- Then each candidate will be given time to speak their point and put forward their viewpoints.
- Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their behavior, tone, points put forward, and arguments.
- Each candidate must speak for a minimum of one minute.
- Candidates will also be given time to argue with each other and place their opinions.
Past Five Years Topics: XLRI GD Rounds
Here are some of the topics that were asked during GD rounds for the selection process at XLRI Jamshedpur. Candidates can take a look and prepare themselves accordingly.
- Students with stellar academic records turn out to be average managers
- Should dress codes be implemented in organisations?
- Junk food decreases vitality and productivity. Should the government substantially increase taxes on junk food?
- Trump is just another name for Modi
- Monopolising railways is bad
- Should Sanskrit be made the national language of India?
- The true guardian of democracy should be autocratic in nature
- Diversity in the workplace is overstated
- Abortion should not be prohibited by law. It should be at the discretion of the mother.
- Advertisement in print media has lost its relevance in the age of digital media
- Capitalism and Democracy
- Greatness is not in achieving some great position but in showing great character throughout life
- One who does not recognize the inherent differences between men and women cannot be a good leader
- Transition to industrial is necessary as agriculture contributes just 16% of GDP
- Is the culture of India identified largely as agrarian?
- Does the ranking of business schools convey the true picture of management education in India?
- Is religion an economic activity?
- Do we have a morally corrupt system?
- Could India replace China as the manufacturing hub in near future?
- Online existence is achieved at the cost of real-life achievement
- 5 years of service in rural India should be made compulsory post-MBA
- Delayed justice is no justice
- Money is the sole factor for progress and promotion in the workplace
- The government is solely responsible for the growing unemployment in the country
- Would Indian companies do better abroad
- Nature is the longest surviving and most sustainable business enterprise
- A person's greatness in society is not defined by position but by character
- Is absolute freedom of speech and expression a myth?
- True democracy is a utopian concept
- India’s Technical Education is a complete failure as it only produces managers.
- Is Donald Trump good or bad for world peace?
- Can women make better managers than men when given multiple tasks?
- Is HR an important function or are technical people required in it or not
- Are our industries staring at a future, where only robots will be employed?
All the topics differ and have a wide base for answering. The topics are not direct and consist of multiple layers and meanings. Hence, to appear for XLRI GD rounds, candidates must have a deep knowledge of all the topics, understanding, and factual information. While answering, candidates must be aware of making any statement or facts or numbers carefully. Hence, prepare well in advance for XAT 2022 GD round.