GDPI Assistance

What is GDPI?

GDPI stands for Group Discussion and personal interview. There are so many management colleges in India and all the colleges have their different selection process, most common is Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GDPI) however many colleges conduct aptitude test or Essay writing and personal interview. Every year lakh of students prepare for MBA Entrance exam like MAT,CAT,XAT etc however the biggest challenge is to crack the college interview, students getting more than 70% in entrance also gets rejected and in some cases students with below 50% in entrance cracks the selection process in top B-Schools. Our SFI team has taken initiative to help all the students to clear the GDPI of top colleges.

How will I get benefit from SFI in clearing my Interview?

How will I get benefit from SFI in clearing my Interview? Once the student applies from our website, we will share the list of questions and the selection process details of that particular college to the students. Students can prepare on those topics and it will definitely help the students to get selected in the interview process.

There are usually 4 types of selection process out of which Personal Interview will be common, and all the process are discussed below:

Group Discussion (GD)

Group Discussion is probably a common discussion on a particular topic where all the students have to brief their opinion. Most of the common topics for GD is Current Affairs. You should be updated about current affairs, international events, issues affecting India and the world, etc, so that you can put forward your opinion and views when asked.

You need to have patience and effective listening skills to respond effectively in a group discussion. The interview panel consists of people from management colleges who are sitting only to choose the best. So, a small mistake in GD can cost you more.

You might not get chance to speak as everyone in GD will try their best to speak on topic and to impress the interviewer, in order to improve your speech in GD , we would suggest you to watch debate shows on English News channels like Times Now, NDTV 24X7. This will give you an idea about how to respond effectively during a GD session.

Personal Interview (PI)

With personal interviews you can expect a number of questions to pop up, we have narrowed it down to what we feel are the 10 most popular Personal Interview Questions are, not forgetting some hot answers.

Tell me something about yourself?

Introduce yourself in a very brief and formal way. This question is the most popular question to pop up in a personal interview, it quickly puts the ball in your court, and you now have the power to guide the interview in a way that suits you, depending on how you answer of course. When it comes to answering this we would recommend following this simple template:

  • Quick overview of your education qualifications
  • A small bit of your family background
  • Your previous work experience (if applicable)

Why you want to pursue MBA/PGDM?

This is the most common question and you can expect this in your interview. you have speak about MBA, its specialization and why you want to pursue it , how it will help you built your career.

Why you want to choose Finance, Marketing, HR Etc?

Describe your future where you want to see yourself after MBA and the reason for selecting this particular specialization, if you select Finance or marketing you must have a good idea about this specialization, interviewer might do cross question from your degree college subjects so though all the subjects you pursued in graduation.

Why you want to join this particular college?

Research as much as you can about the college you are applying for, check its established date, why this particular college is known for, check all the specializations offering, check last 2-3 years placements report etc.

Essay Writing

Now a day’s most of the college has integrated Essay Writing in their selection process. Essay Writing Topics are usually the current affairs or the most popular blooming topic. Now there is no rigid format of an essay. It is a creative process so it should not be confined within boundaries. However, there is a basic structure that is generally followed while writing essays. So let us take a look at the general structure of an essay.


This is the first paragraph of your essay. This is where the writer introduces his topic for the very first time. You can give a very brief synopsis of your essay in the introductory paragraph. Generally, it is not very long, about 4-6 lines.

There is plenty of scopes to get creative in the introduction of essays. This will ensure that you hook the reader, i.e. draw and keep his attention. So to do so you can start with a quote or a proverb. Sometimes you can even start with a definition. Another interesting strategy to engage with your reader is to start with a question.


This is the main crux of your essays. The body is the meat of your essay sandwiched between the introduction and the conclusion. So the most vital and important content of the essay will be here. This need not be confined to one paragraph. It can extend to two or more paragraphs according to the content.

Usually, we have a lot of information to provide in the body. And the mistakes writers generally make is to go about it in a haphazard manner which leaves the reader confused. So it is important to organize your thoughts and content. Write the information in a systematic flow so that the reader can comprehend. So, for example, you were narrating an incident. The best manner to do this would be to go in a chronological order.


This is the last paragraph of the essay. Sometimes a conclusion will just mirror the introductory paragraph but make sure the words and syntax are different. A conclusion is also a great place to sum up a story or an argument. You can round up your essay by providing some moral or wrapping up a story. Make sure you complete your essays with the conclusion, leave no hanging threads.

Aptitude Test

Aptitude test is also common in the B-Schools selection process, the format is usually same as entrance exam like CAT,MAT,XAT. Multiple Choice Question(MCQ) sheet will be shared with the students where each question will carry marks and incorrect answer might not deduct your marks. There will be time given for the test and the topics will be same are entrance exam. Questions will be from Reasoning , Mathematics, Current Affairs and others which you can prepare from last 2-3 years questions of MAT Solved papers.

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