GD Topics


There are various GD topics from various spheres and anyone can be a part of your GD. Still there are many topics that are important and should be prepared before one goes for a GD.

The Economy

  • How the stock market works?
  • The foreign exchange rate, liquidity, basic economic theory
  • Economic reforms in India
  • How banking works; common banking terms
  • Know how the stock market works - bonds, investment, etc.
  • The global economic scenario
  • Derivatives trading
  • Scandals such as Enron, WorldCom, Arthur Andersen and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
  • The role of technology in business
  • The pros and cons of globalization
  • Emerging communication technologies
  • Foreign exchange rates, convertibility, currencies and per capita incomes

Political events, opinions and situations

  • India's case for a permanent seat on the security council of UN
  • The present situation in Middle Eastern countries such as Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon
  • The India-US Nuclear deal - is it beneficial or not?
  • The Sri Lankan Peace Process
  • Basic structure of government systems
  • Current politics of India
  • Basic political theory and ideologies such as capitalism (Adam Smith), communism (Marx), socialism, democracy, egalitarianism, libertarianism, etc.
  • Principles of political theories, pros and cons of each ideology, how the most important governments function
  • Currencies and per capita incomes
  • India's 5-Year Plans
  • The Indian space programme

Debatable topics - issues concerning:

  • Advertising - fairness, company responsibility, unbiased information
  • Technology - the replacement of human workers, management, the telecommunications sector, its role in the economy, problems with technology
  • Social issues - education, taxation, social programs, income distribution
  • Gender issues in society and in the workplace
  • The emancipation of women
  • Language issues in society and in the workplace
  • The effects of globalization and trade on the world and in India
  • Problems which plague developing nations
  • The "brain drain"
  • Immigration
  • Issues within the education system
  • The preservation of heritage, culture or customs
  • Various rhetoric statements - are they true or not?

Do you agree or disagree with these statements? Think about the arguments for or against them.

  • Democracy has hampered India's progress.
  • Globalization is good.
  • Computers result in unemployment.
  • Men and women will always be unequal in the workplace.
  • Corruption is the main outcome of democracy in India.
  • History repeats itself.
  • NGOs (Non-governmental organizations) such as the United Nations are ineffective.
  • An India free of the caste system is simply a pipe dream.
  • E-Commerce the best thing for India.
  • Is materialism good or bad?
  • Is Indian bureaucracy the basis of a government's foundation, or simply a poor leftover from colonial times?
  • Is the agrarian economy in India a boon or a bane?
  • Is management education really necessary to succeed in business?
  • What is the role of ethics in industries such as tobacco, gambling and liquor?
  • Should India aspire to be a nuclear superpower?
  • Advertising is a form of brainwashing.
  • How will the introduction of hedge funds and the liberalization of foreign exchange controls impact our market?
  • Is war with Pakistan inevitable?
  • The ends justify the means.
  • What do you think of this firm's (one that is in the news) decision to go public?
  • Is identity more important than policy?
  • Greed is good - it is an essential human quality.
  • The advancement of women's rights is the basis for social development.
  • Is China a threat to the Indian economy?
  • Should the concept of arrange marriage still exist?
  • The environment - whose responsibility is it?
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