Good, bad and unexpected of Military life.
It’s a test for basic intelligence and IQ, generally done on the first day of SSB.
It comprises of two parts:
1. Written test – It is conducted in two parts. Both the parts have questions to be done in a limited time. These questions are nothing but to check your mental ability. It has verbal and non verbal questions.
In my view the questions are very easy and you can find these questions in any book you buy for ssb preparation. Don’t worry at all for these tests, they are really easy just be chill and confident.
2. PPDT – Picture Perception and Discussion Test
Basically screening is all about PPDT. Even if you have not performed well in written test just don’t worry , its not going to affect it anywhere (trust me ANYWHERE!!)
Firstly ,you will be shown a picture (blurred) .You are not able to see things clearly. But don’t worry about that. Write a story on whatever you have perceived.
(Example – 1. In my screening in Bangalore, I saw an anchor but it actually was a cake
2. In Allahabad I saw a horse but it was a boat)
and I cleared all the screenings so just don’t worry that what you see is right or wrong you will be given a sheet in which there will be a square block in which you have to point out the characters as you see them the things you have to indicate about the characters –
Then you have to write action of your story and then a story.
NOTE- Do not worry about the story, your English, grammar or other things in screening just write a story what ever comes to your mind first WITHOUT THINKING ABOUT HOW IT LOOKS because honestly no body even checks your story , what matters is how you narrate it when your turn comes!!
NARRATION – The most important part. I strongly believe that screening depends 90% on your narration. They give you hardly 1 minute and you have to speak up you story.
The lifeline of your narration(screening) is as follow-
IN THE STORY SHOWN TO US I SAW …… CHARACTERS IN WHICH ……. ARE MALES N …… ARE
FEMALES. THEIR AGE RANGES BETWEEN …. TO …. YEARS AND THEY ALL ARE IN POSITIVE MOOD.
ACTION OF MY STORY IS………
**remember to mention these five points in your narration –
1. Number of characters you saw in the picture
5. Action of your story
You will not get more time and if you speak up this much only I guarantee that you are selected.
REMEMBER NARRATION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART, IF YOU NARRATE WELL YOU ARE SELECTED NO MATTER WHAT THE STORY IS WHAT THE CONCLUSION IS HOW MANY CHARACTERS YOU SAW HOW MANY OTHER SAW NOTHING SIMPLY NOTHING!!!!!
Its about your perception, remember to mention above 3 or 4 things in your narration!!
Points to remember while narrating –
Eye contact – Most important make eye contact with each and every candidate present.
Be expressive – You should be able to express yourself in an understanding fashion!!
DISCUSSION – Now after everybody has narrated their story There is a discussion on it and the group has to come to a conclusion.
Points which will make you different from others and also increase your chance of getting selected –
1. Your preparation for discussion starts from narration only-
Listen to what others are saying during their narration and pick up two or three points from other candidates
[ example== while narrating some candidate said some shit about “confidence”, pick this point from his story and keep it in mind ]
Now during discussion try to support him by pointing out his point of “confidence” you don’t have to keep bragging about his point , just mention it once or twice!!!
Give others a chance to speak and be chill and relaxed !!!!!
WHAT IF A FISH MARKET IS THERE and PEOPLE ARE SHOUTING and NOT LISTENING TO ANYBODY??
This is a very usual scene. Just be chilled about it. If the group is making fish market then its your advantage only. Let them shout and yell you just be happy about it. Let the fools fight and you enjoy.
What to do in this situation?? > You can’t afford to sit quietly – no never.
Keep saying “please gentlemen maintain decorum” or ” please let HIM speak his point of ….. was good”
Never ever say that please let me speak because they will not.
By saying let him saying – firstly you will be able to convince them to shut up secondly by saying “his point” you will be able to make your point as well.
You don’t have to control them or become their leader or anything . if you have done your narration well then no one can stop you so just relax and smile 🙂 🙂 🙂
NEVER EVER STAND UP !!! DON’T EVEN THINK OF IT!!
If you have any doubts about the fish market thing then ask ??
NOTE – I have cleared three screenings and I have faced every situation in screening…
And I was able to clear all of them, after much research and consulting many who are recommended and are intellectually good and have an analytical approach so trust me what ever I am saying is for good only.
THOSE, WHO GIVE THEIR NARRATION WELL WITH EYE CONTACT AND LISTEN TO OTHERS’ POINTS AND PUT OWN POINT IN FRONT OF OTHERS, GET THROUGH SCREENING VERY EASILY.(I’m not shouting here.)
Just don’t get hyper. Relax, be confident let others speak because if you are good listener and supporting then they will support you definitely!! 🙂 🙂 Happy Screening..