Group Discussion – List of important current affairs topics and abstract ideas

Monday, January 28th, 2019


Group Discussion List of important current affairs topics and abstract ideas

Group Discussion is a very important part of the whole selection process for entering into a B- School. The first question that arises as we start to think about Group Discussion stage is – What could be the probable topics for GD? It is a common notion that only current affairs based topics are given for GD. This is not the case. There are various kinds of GDs like abstract topic based, opinion seeking, case based, facts/knowledge based etc.

We at HandaKaFunda have curated a list of the absolutely crucial topics for your GD preparation.

Group Discussion – Current Affairs Based:

  1. Reservation for the economically weak general category
  2. Sabarimala conflict
  3. E-drishti software launch by Rail ministry
  4. Reasons and implications of West Bengal quitting Ayushman Bharat Scheme
  5. Great wall of women in Kerala
  6. Can triple talaq bill empower the muslim women?
  7. MSMEs are the backbone of Indian Economy
  8. Recapitalisation of Public sector banks
  9. Controversy around Citizenship Amendment Bill
  10. Can India become Electric Vehicles only nation?
  11. China’s own GPS
  12. Resignation by Urjit Patel
  13. Is India ready for cashless economy?
  14. Rafale deal conflict
  15. India Bangladesh relations
  16. India Vietnam Comprehensive strategic partnership
  17. Is farm loan waiver a viable solution?
  18. E-way bill
  19. Venezuela U.S. tensions
  20. Altruistic vs commercial surrogacy
  21. One China policy
  22. India should move to a Presidential form of Government.
  23. Data and digitization are no solutions to agrarian distress
  24. Long term capital gains tax – Who are the winners and who are the losers?
  25. Is India becoming a refugee hub?
  26. Videocon and ICICI bank controversy
  27. Gender sensitivity is gender equality concern?
  28. Planning commission or NITI Aayog- has anything changed at ground level?
  29. Aadhar: Infringement of privacy or not?
  30. Cryptocurrency/ Bitcoin
  31. Is Indian demographic dividend being underutilized?
  32. Government should not bail out nationalized banks which are bankrupt.
  33. Should India finance its infrastructure through internal finances or external borrowings?
  34. Is UDAAN scheme just beneficial on paper or will it have effects on the ground level?
  35. Should India focus on Smart Cities when 30 crores of its citizens are still without electricity?
  36. Farmers’ income can be doubled by the year 2022. What are the challenges faced by the farmers and how can these be tackled?
  37. E-commerce will ruin the retail stores.
  38. Can India be a developed country and a Super power?
  39. Effect of demonetization on common citizen vis-a-vis black money holders.
  40. In a resource starved country like India, spending on space missions is a wastage of resources.
  41. Do programs like Namami Gange help cleaning rivers in reality?
  42. Ease of Doing Business: A Reality or Dream in India
  43. Indians are not conscious about quality.
  44. Is India’s Foreign policy pro-US?
  45. Primetime media discussions are propagating intolerance.
  46. Me too campaign
  47. India needs a uniform civil code
  48. Make in India

Group Discussion – Abstract Topics:

  1. How would you spend an unexpected holiday?
  2. What would you do if you woke up one morning to find that you didn’t remember who you were?
  3. Do you believe in God?
  4. Is politics a farce?
  5. Is there an afterlife?
  6. If you could go back in time and change something in your life, what would that be?
  7. Is marriage a dying institution?
  8. Are move-in relationships a boon for guys and a bane for girls?
  9. Which is your favorite book and why?
  10. Should the government be involved in making laws to regulate moral behavior? If so, to what extent?
  11. Freebies make the citizens irresponsible!
  12. Social media is killing book reading habit!
  13. Virtual Currencies.
  14. How India is about to manage water crisis?
  15. Is boredom harmful or beneficial to the individual
  16. Is peer pressure harmful or beneficial to the individual?
  17. housewives should be paid for their work
  18. Is global warming an issue?
  19. Is there good reason for the American war on terror?
  20. What is the impact of technology on people’s ability to create?
  21. What is considered as superfluous usage of the Internet, and can it be counted as a form of addiction?
  22. Will the creation of artificial intelligence which can regulate itself lead to human extinction?
  23. Is television an effective tool in building the minds of children?
  24. Should jobs be subcontracted into developing countries?
  25. Is the grading system used in high school effective?
  26. Do celebrities get away with more crime than non-celebrities?
  27. The Never Ending Euthanasia Debate
  28. Illegal Immigration Pros and Cons
  29. Is buying a lottery ticket a good idea?
  30. Is competition really good?
  31. Is religion the cause of war?
  32. Is fashion really important?
  33. Will paper money be substituted by electronic money?
  34. Is there a need to curb the mushrooming of private coaching institutes?
  35. Should Pakistani artists be banned from working in India?
  36. Social security in India
  37. Zero
  38. Dot
  39. Should national anthems be played in cinema halls?
  40. Are movies of the 21st century much crueler than movies filmed in the 20th century?
  41. To what extent should movies that depict historical events be accurate?
  42. Might is always right.
  43. Necessity versus ethics.
  44. Is success a journey or Destination ?
  45. You versus who you want to be.
  46. Doing the right thing the wrong way ?
  47. The thin line between right and wrong.
  48. Famous or Important ?
  49. Work – life balance.
  50. Black or Grey
  51. Should people read more books or articles to develop their mental horizons?
  52. Is watching television series a waste of time?
  53. Do women in the 21st century still face a lot of barriers to rise to senior management positions?
  54. Commitment is more important than other skills in a company
  55. Should MBA colleges stop placements all together and Encourage Entrepreneurship
  56. Should people become vegetarian?
  57. There is no right way to do a wrong thing.
  58. Haste makes waste.
  59. Borderless world – a myth/reality?
  60. Food is more important than Ethics
  61. Good things come from good thinking
  62. Every cloud has a silver lining
  63. Size does matter
  64. Utopia
  65. Insanity is essential
  66. Happy versus successful
  67. Stay hungry, Stay Foolish
  68. Wheel
  69. Blue
  70. Deep Blue
  71. A dot in the “i”
  72. Feminism

Group Discussion – Miscellaneous:

  1. Management- An art or science?
  2. Are nuclear families a blessing in disguise
  3. Impact of social media on teenagers
  4. Is India over employed or overqualified?
  5. MBA in India is highly over-rated.
  6. ‘With increasing unemployment, India should ban all its efforts on self-driving cars.
  7. Population of India is an asset
  8. Should advertising targeting children be banned?

Confidence is of utmost importance in a GD. Knowing these topics well beforehand will act as a confidence booster. The second step here would be to practice. Try to make groups of 6-12 people and discuss these topics. Entering the GD 3-4 times with quality content is enough. Do not speak very long sentences. As it is rightly said – Brevity is the soul of wit.

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