WHAT IS A CASE STUDY BASED GD ? A case study tries to stimulate a real-life situation. Information about a situation is given and you are asked as a group to resolve a situation. A case is written description of a situation or event containing information about its numerous facets; its history, type of problem correctly, generating various alternatives to solve the problem, evaluating the worth of each alternative, suggesting the best available alternative through which the problem can be solved. The objective in the case study is to get you to think about the situation from various angles. Since a problem can be solved by more than one way, there may be divergence of solutions presented by different candidates. Evaluators do not evaluate whether a candidate has suggested correct or incorrect solution as there is nothing like incorrect or perfect solutions of a problem but they evaluate him/her on the basis of how he/she has approached the problem and its solution. The candidate is basically tested for his or her analytical and logical thinking ability.
WHAT APART FROM THE CONTENT, IS A CANDIDATE JUDGED ON IN A GD/PI ? Apart from the content a candidate is judged on his/her ability to take initiative and to work in a team. One also needs to show that they are assertive and at the same time flexible. Creativity, reasoning ability, communication skills and the ability to think on one's feet are the other important aspects that a candidate is judged on.
...queries answered by HEMANT TRIVEDI at a counselling seminar.