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GD-PI Stage

Essay Writing

A test of topic interpretation, thought organisation, language, presentation and written communication skills. Also known as by various names including but not restricted to Written Assessment Test (WAT), Written Communication Test (WCT), Academic Writing Test (AWT).

Extempore

A test of alacrity, topic interpretation, thought organisation, language, presentation, ratiocinative, verbal & non-verbal communication skills.

Psychometric Testing

A test of a candidate's attitude, consistency and emotional quotients

Group Discussion (GD)

A topic-based discussion amongst a number of participants evaluating knowledge, skills and attitude. A test of initiative, innovation, group behaviour, verbal & non-verbal communication.

Group Activity /Task /Exercise

An activity undertaken by a group of candidates towards an objective - explicit or otherwise. A test of initiative, innovation, alacrity and group behaviour.

Case Study /Analysis

A social / political / business / abstract situation analysed by candidates in a group discussion set-up. Test of problem solving skills on the face of uncertainty, ambiguity and information constraint.

Personal Interview (PI)

A one-to-one or a many-to-one set-up. A panel comprising one or more members evaluates the candidate's Hard & Soft skills. A test of Academic, Professional, Extra-curricular & Work related competence. A veritable 360-degree appraisal.

Group Interview

A one-to-many or a many-to-many set-up. A panel comprising one or more members evaluates multiple candidates in tandem. A test of Hard & Soft skills in a group set-up