Extempore- Factual Topics

Extempores form an integral part of the selection processes. A mastery over extempores can be an added advantage for a candidate - and puts him/her in a better position over other candidates. In this article, we bring you latest factual topics that might be asked in the extempore round of any selection process. 

Extempore- Factual Topics
An exhaustive list of latest extempore topics:
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  • Demonetization
  • Getting real on climate
  • IT: Boon or Bane
  • The most needed reform in India
  • Is India capable of assuming responsibility in the East?
  • Cheap Labor in India
  • Women make better managers than men
  • Objectives of business
  • Time Management
  • Higher education in India
  • Marketing: What do you like about it?
  • Inflation or growth
  • Education and wisdom
  • Climate is changing
  • Education Reforms
  • Indo-Pak relations
  • Fiscal cliff
  • Chetan Bhagat and literature
  • My favourite movie
  • Policy paralysis and reforms
  • The place of religion in your life
  • Freedom of expression
  • Too many professional colleges - is it good or bad?
  • Technology and man
  • The status of women
  • Generalists vs Specialists
  • Coalition government - bane or boon
  • Facebook
  • IPL Cricket is not real cricket
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • The Internet Age
  • Management- Art or Science?
  • Corruption & India
  • Globalization & Indian Economy
  • Capital punishment for rapists
  • Indo - Pak relations
  • India Vs. China
  • Rahul Gandhi Vs. Narendra Modi
  • Population of India
Factual Extempore Topics 2017-18
Time Limit: 30 seconds to 2 minutes
  • Is social media a boon or bane? (IIM Indore)
  • How Indian economy could collapse in next 5 years? (IIM Indore)
  • Green marketing and climate change (IIMs CAP)
  • Child Labour (IIMs CAP)
  • Capital Punishment (IIMs CAP)
  • Reason why startups fail (IIMs CAP)
  • Managers know that they should not be myopic or shortsighted in their decisions and should have long term vision. Yet they end up being myopic in their decision. What do you think of it and explain why? (IIMs CAP)
  • Supreme Court order on playing national anthem in cinema halls. (IIMs CAP)
  • Rahul Dravid (IMI Delhi)
  • Negative Obsession with Artificial Intelligence (IMI Delhi)
  • What can Narendra Modi do to stop engineers going for MBA to support his ‘Make in India’? (IMI Delhi)
Example for Extempore:
International trade barriers
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Patterns of International trade & gains from trade were determined by Trade Theory or 'Mercantilism' prevalent in 17th & 18th centuries. In Mercantilism, an economy tried to augment its wealth by restricting and reducing imports while encouraging exports.
The barriers to International Trade are generally divided into Tariff Barriers and Non-Tariff Barriers (TBs & NTBs). Regional Integration Agreements (RIA) were formed mainly to reduce trade barriers between member nations. The formation of subsequent RIAs, i.e. from "Free Trade" to "Customs Union (e.g. SAARC)" to "Common Market" to "Economic/Political Union (e.g. European Union)" went on reducing trade barriers with members and outside nations.
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