SSB Preparation points to remember
Pointers for SSB Exam:
1. Reach beforehand:
Equip in advance for the 5-day schedule of the SSB.
You should reach a day before for the first day. On this very first day, you will be given a summary of the details of the following 5-days.On how code of conduct should be maintained, etc.
2. Be convinced:
Have a mark of confidence and assurance, belief in your capabilities. Always be an optimist in your thought.
3. On the day of commencement:
On the 1st day of the schedule, your general and basic intelligence and also verbal and non-verbal reasoning skills will be evaluated.
You will be asked to look at some pictures for around 30 seconds and then you will be asked to describe it in a story form. After that, there will be group discussions held to select the most suitable story. Group discussions will be held in batches.
In order to do well in this segment, refer to last few years question papers, you will get an idea through it.
Try to solve papers of different
aptitude tests. Always be eager to get involve and take part in Group discussions and debate. This will not only boost your confidence but also improve your vocabulary, which will future enhance your communication skills.
Make a daily practice of writing. You can write about anything you like or anything you see or observe around you. For example; an out any delivery boy you see or an old man sitting in a park and much more. Write the small article on them.
Keep a note that your story should have seven points such as mood, sex, age, character, past, present and future situation of the character in your article. At the end do not forget to examine your article/ story and test your timings.
Tips for GD session:
1.While you are narrating your story do not keep your eye on any officers and also not after you finish your story.
2.Maintain your physical personality i.e your body language.
3.Allow others to put forth their ideas and points, do not just go on arguing. Do not overlook the weaker ones.
4.Don’t just go on speaking all the points you have, you should wait for a right time for that point. Right points at right time make it more worthy.
5.Always be attentive and interactive in GD sessions, make sure that officers notice you.
It is an important day.
This day includes Thematic Appreciation Test (TAT),
Word Association Test (WAT),
Situation Reaction Test (SRT) and
self-description.All these are the part of the psychological process.Give your extensive concentration and attention to these tests.
You should prepare your self beforehand for this round.
your ability to self-examination,
your aim in life and determination,
your thinking, and outlook regarding your relatives, guardians, allies, neighbors, mentors, and others.
Perception of how your family, friends, neighbors, teachers, and others analyze you.These are the criteria on which you will be a judge.
7.Formulation for next two days;
This Group Testing Officers (GTO) activities involve various indoor and outdoor group activities like group discussions, group planning and progressive
group tasks and group obstacle task.
It also includes individuals tasks like Individual Obstacles, Individual Lecturette and Command Tasks.
These tests are conducted to judge you as a team player in different situations and also as an individual. It also judges your leadership qualities and
the way you convey yourself. Perform all the tasks in a polite, calm and composed manner.
You can be called out for Personal Interview (PI) on any of the starting four days, so invariably be mentally prepared for it.
9.Fifth and the last day:
This day generally comprises of closing the boards’ Deputy President, conference, and announcement of results, At last dispersal.
For SSB, it is not necessary that you should be an intelligent person instead you should be a strong, mature and should possess a well-developed personality.
your fitness is of utmost importance so that you can do physical activities very easily.Your fitness will help you to get the passing certificate in the medical tests.
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