How to crack GD-PI for Hotel Management Admissions
How to crack GD-PI for Hotel Management Admissions- Group discussion and Personal Interview are an integral part of some of the top hotel management colleges in India. These are basically personality assessment tests to assess a candidate's problem-solving skills, leadership skills, communication ability which are essential in the field of hotel management and in future to succeed as a manager. Though the admission process in most hospitality colleges is direct without this round, colleges who take admission on the basis of hotel management entrance exams usually incorporate this selection process. Though candidates often find it difficult to crack GD-PI for hotel management admissions. This is mostly due to lack of proper preparation and practice. Hotel management institutes like IHM Aurangabad which take admission through NCHM JEE, have integrated GD-PI in their selection process for admission to their hotel management programmes. Let us see how you can easily prepare for GDPI for hotel management admissions.
Hotel Management Group Discussion Round
In the Group Discussion (GD) round, a candidate is grouped with various other candidates. The group is then given a topic from recent events like politics, government or private jobs, different cuisines, various cultures, chef hierarchy, salaries in hotel management, etc. to discuss. Amidst this, a panel observes the discussion. The group may also be asked to reach a conclusion if no candidate is able to do so individually. Usually, no other rule is specified for a GD.
The GD round is a test of the confidence you have, leadership qualities and communication skills of a candidate when compared to the other candidates. The GD round also tests you on the basis of a team performer, way of dealing with opponents with different opinions, ability to make their point heard and understood, listening skills etc.
Hotel Management Personal Interview Round
Personal Interview or PI round of hotel management admissions is one of the important steps in the selection process of hotel management colleges in India. The PI round of hotel management admissions is a formal event in which a candidate faces a panel of interviewers who ask certain questions to the candidate.
The panel mainly judges a candidate's communication skill, character, clarity of thought, the reason behind career selection, knowledge etc. In a personal interview, other aspects of a candidate's personality are also judged by the panel. These include body language, cleanliness, grooming etc.
Major foundations for GD-PI round
1. Strong general knowledge/awareness for GD
Current happenings are events that are a must thing that a candidate must be updated with during group discussion.
The questions asked revolves around topics like social issues, national politics, economic trends, population trend, country growth/decline, international issues, and related
Compose yourself and listen
Even if you have a less knowledge of what your opponent is speaking, try to grasp it and imply your relevant current knowledge with that topic and proceed
2. The conviction of confidence during Personal Interview( PI)
Maintaining a positive and cheerful attitude goes a long way in attracting the attention of the interviewing panel
Being confident in the way you deliver, the way you speak. This makes a huge impact in setting a good impression on the interviewer
PI rounds for hotel management is very crucial as sometimes more weightage is given to this section in top colleges
Being a pro in facts and research will go down the drain if confidence is missing
Every word that rolls off your mouth must be armor- plated in confidence to show to interviewer that you are the right candidate
3. Logic and neutrality for GD
Whatever you speak in group discussion must be logical. The answers, regardless of positive or negative should maintain a neutral and logical tone to it.
4. The gift of presentation throughout GD-PI
Presenting the right way during GD-PI round includes voice and tone, crisp deliverance of ideas, neat dressing, punctuality, the manner of addressing the group, the choice of words, body language and more
A smart and short presentation based on facts can dictate how the rest of the discussion may go, hence, deliver the points neat and brief
Maintain good body language by sitting straight.
Stay away from rude gestures like pointing fingers and disagreeing unpleasantly
5. Be genuine and sincere
During the personal interview round, the panel asks basic questions which involve self-introduction. While answering, be genuine, don’t say something you’re not because the experts can see right through it.
Tell the panel how your strength pushes you to achieve your goals, and how your weakness is both a constant reminder and motivation to become better
When the interviewer asks “ Why do you want to pursue hotel management?”, be very clear. There is always a passion or a heart touching story that drives an individual to pursue a career in a specific field, so deliver it but in short.
Top Personal Interview( PI) Questions for Hotel Management
The interview panel tends to assess your knowledge based on some basic questions which sometimes candidates think unimportant. The ultimate motive of these questions is to check your suitability for hotel management courses in the institute. Check the below expected top PI questions for hotel management admissions.
PI questions for Hotel Management Admissions
What are your long term and short term goals?
What are your hobbies/ areas of interest?
What are your achievements?
What are the different roles you can perform?
How will you differentiate between a manager and a leader?
What is continuously rendered service?
Why do you want to join the service sector?
How has the service sector contributed towards economic growth?
Can you explain hospitality in terms of the hotel industry?
Can you explain tourism education in India?
Why did you choose our college for this course?
What are your key strengths that you can bring to a role in hospitality?
How would you deal with irate and angry customers?
Why do you wish to join the hotel and tourism industry?
What are the various sectors in the hotel industry?
What do you expect to gain from the course?
What do you mean by the term “Catering” in the hotel industry?
What do you understand by term housekeeping in the hotel industry?
If given a chance how will you turn the negative situation to a positive situation?
As the answer to these questions depends on an individual totally depending on the perspective of each candidate, so the answers cannot be described. But with the help of preparation for these questions for GD-PI rounds, you can surely get an admission in the hotel management college you dream of. Hence the foremost tip is that the candidate needs to keep calm in every situation and have a positive attitude before beginning with something new.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to crack GD-PI for Hotel Management Admissions
Question: What are some of the hotel management colleges that include GD PI rounds for selection?
Question: What does group discussion round include?
In the Group Discussion (GD) round, a candidate is grouped with various other candidates. The group is then given a topic from recent events. The panel observes the participants and gives them marks accordingly the way they present themselves.
Question: What is a PI round in hotel management?
The PI round of hotel management admissions is a formal event in which a candidate faces a panel of interviewers who ask certain questions to the candidate. The worthy candidate is then selected and granted admission in a particular college or university.
Question: What are some common topics that could be asked to discuss in a group discussion round of hotel management?
The topics could be related to social issues, national politics, economic trends, population trend, country growth/decline, international issues, and related.
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As the application process is over, you can apply for the exam next year in 2021. Meanwhile you can aim for other top hotel management exams whose application form are still available-
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