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10 Individual Obstacles(GTO) in SSB and How to complete more than 10 in 3mins?

Individual obstacle: A stage given to candidates to show their physical fitness and time management ability.

This is the third task in the Ground test. It usually happens on second day of SSB. However, depending on testing schedule and the weather, it can also be done on third day.

Here, the GTO will first brief the candidates and thereafter show each obstacle one by one and explain what it to be done. There will be total of 10 obstacles to be tackled individually in three minutes. Obstacles will be numbered from 1 to 10 and the number of obstacle also indicates the points you will get if you do it successfully. Thus, if you tackle all the 10 obstacles successfully in the allocated time(3 mins) you will be awarded 55 points.

The obstacles are placed at random and you are also at liberty to do these obstacle in your own sequence. Its wise to complete all the ten obstacles in given time. If you complete all ten and still have some time left you can repeat any obstacle, which will help you get extra points.

Do not repeat a obstacle unless until you have finished all ten. You are permitted to repeat an obstacle more than once.

How to complete more than 10 obstacle in 3 mins?

  1. You will be given 1 min to go around the obstacles and arrange the sequence which you would like to follow (making a plan in mind).
  2. Always start with obstacles with more points.
  3. Don’t worry about time, it runs very fast when you are doing obstacles.
  4. You shouldn’t but in case you get stuck at any obstacle then don’t waste time trying to do it, go for next obstacle as per your plan and come back in last for this obstacle you were not able to do.
  5. Never hesitate in taking a leap or jumping in double ditch(Its cowardliness).
  6. Don’t get confused or it will become mess on ground.
  7. Don’t worry how much others did in your group, concentrate on what you going to do in your chance.
  8. Don’t take stupid shortcut, like trying to climb the Burma Bridge obstacle via rope, it takes more time that way.

Ten Obstacles:

  1. Single Ramp
  2. Double Barrel
  3. Balancing Beam
  4. Screen Jump
  5. Burma Bridge
  6. Tarzan Swing
  7. Double Platform Jump
  8. Double Ditch
  9. Commando Walk
  10. Tiger Leap
Obstacle-1: Single Ramp

Obstacle-1: Single Ramp


Obstacle-2: Double Barrel


Obstacle-3: Balancing Beam


Obstacle-4: Screen Jump

Burma Bridge

Obstacle-4: Screen Jump


Obstacle-5: Burma Bridge


Obstacle-7: Double Platform Jump


Obstacle-8: Double Ditch


Obstacle-9: Commando Walk


Obstacle-10: Tiger Leap

These are the ten individual obstacles which you will face in ssb. The best way to do them is: a) In a circular order i.e either clockwise or anti-clockwise.
b) 10 > 8 > 6 >9 > 5 > 4 > 3 > 2 > 1 and if time available repeat – 10 > 9 > 8.

I hope this post was helpful for you, if you have any doubt at all. Please leave a comment and I will get back to you in least possible time!


50 comments on “10 Individual Obstacles(GTO) in SSB and How to complete more than 10 in 3mins?

  1. Pingback: What are the group tasks in SSB? Qualities seen by GTO | Sonusmac

  2. sunil
    August 23, 2017


  3. sunil
    August 23, 2017

    Required more knolledge about…ist day regarding screening

  4. Nikhil Jaiswal
    August 4, 2017

    Is any videos Related to these task

    If possible please provide a link….

    Thank you

    • Sonu
      August 5, 2017

      No video related to it.

  5. Sri Balaji
    January 23, 2017

    hi bro……..

    the 10 obstacles mentioned by u above are same for all armed forces(IAF,NAVY,ARMY) or they have their own different obstacle test. And the above mention 10 are for which armed force ?

  6. Nihal gupta
    January 22, 2017

    if i perform well in all the GTO task but did not attempt all the 10 indiviual obsetcles.only attempt 7 then either it makes a negative effect on my selection or not???

  7. chandrakanth
    September 20, 2016

    Hi sir,
    This is chandrakanth
    Sir my ssb interview is @bhopal
    I short leasted as the army education crop(aec-124) this my first time sir
    And also saw below all the comments but their is no any information about this aec so plz sir tell me about this are technical and officer are both will be same plz sir am waiting for ur reply bcz next month oct 6 to 10 my interview is thier sir plz help me

  8. ramesh
    September 6, 2016

    sir am completed BE computer engineer with 50% off mark. is am eligible for ssc(t)48. and also for cdse exam ? how much % of mark needed ?

  9. vinay
    July 4, 2016

    Dear bro,

    I was screened out and I have forgotten my chest no. And batch no. But in the piq form I have to give all the details of previous attempts with chest no. So, can I leave this space blank?

    • Sonu
      July 4, 2016

      Try to contact any of your SSB friend they might be knowing. It’s better if you fill it correctly, if not then leave blank.

  10. vikram chaudhari
    June 9, 2016

    thanku sonu was really helpfull..

  11. Priyanka Powar
    May 20, 2016

    Get clear pictures of task n explanation about wat to do??

  12. Nihal mohammed
    May 8, 2016

    no push up, chin ups ?? if yes can you provide the no. ????

    u both r doing a great job with the blog ….
    its highly helpful …..

    • Sonu
      May 11, 2016

      No nothing other than what’s mentioned above.

      Thanks 🙂

  13. utkarsh
    February 15, 2016

    I want to get medically checked beforehand ssb…pls tell me from where I can get myself checked

    • Sonu
      February 16, 2016

      If you are not a defence kid then it’s difficult. Because MH cannot carryout check up for civilian.

  14. Chetna Rani
    February 7, 2016

    You are the best dostt helping a lot of ppl thank you for clearing my doubts…

  15. himanshu
    February 5, 2016

    i m a repeater and my ssb is in the month of february . last time i couldn’t perform well in my GTO task sir please help me

    • Sonu
      February 5, 2016

      What do you mean could not perform.,? Tell in detail, then only I can guide u..

  16. AMAL
    January 28, 2016

    HI SONU .

  17. ANAND M
    January 23, 2016

    Can we wear sports shoes instead of pt shoes?
    Didn’t get completely white sports shoes?

    • Sonu
      January 24, 2016

      You may, but don’t wear funky shoes.

      It should be minimal design – overall colour to be white only.
      (You have no choice)

  18. Pratap Singh
    November 4, 2015

    Please give opinions about snake race… What should we do

    • Sonu
      November 9, 2015

      During snake race – Support each other, do not let the snake touch ground, help each other and try to finish before other groups with out earning any penalties.

  19. ramprasad
    September 14, 2015

    Friends please suggest me which coaching centre is best ssb in Hyderabad r Vizag and my mail id :

  20. Arun
    June 20, 2015

    Nc helpin article sonu.also pls guide wch book wl help to crack d TA exam with limited time frame.

  21. karthik
    June 19, 2015

    That’s a good post but ppl going for SSBs doing more obstacles isn’t gonna get you into the military.

    • Sonu
      November 9, 2015

      You get extra marks for doing extra obstacles, so it clearly helps you to get through ssb!

  22. NIDHIN R H
    June 12, 2015

    what is to be done in a double ditch?

    • Sonu
      November 9, 2015

      You come running and then a leap > Jump and land on the platform between ditches and immediately take second jump to cross the second ditch!

      You don’t have to go inside the ditch.

      • Sabarish
        May 25, 2016

        How much length is each ditch…?

        • Sonu
          May 26, 2016

          Second is 2ft and first ditch is 3ft, its very easy.

  23. Parth Agarwal
    May 16, 2015

    A very helpful article, man. Thanks!!. I have given my nda this year surely going to clear about ssb. Wish me luck. There was one thing i wanted to ask that are sainik school students given priority in ssb?

    • Parth Agarwal
      May 16, 2015

      Sorry my mistake “surely going to clear about nda” -> “surely going to clear nda but tensed for ssb”.

    • Sonu
      November 9, 2015

      No priority to anyone. Not even Saink school students!

    • karthi
      October 30, 2016

      I have left eye-2.0, and right eye-2.50 ,weather I am.eligible for Indian navy General service

  24. Arun Kallarackal
    April 17, 2015

    Nice article, Sonu! Those pics make it understanding the obstacle very easy! Good work!


  25. Chinmay
    March 7, 2015

    Do you know anywhere where civilians are allowed to practice the obstacle course?

    • Sonu
      March 7, 2015

      Ssb coaching academy!

  26. jeevan soni
    February 27, 2015

    I am going to Pune for my first ssb test for the territorial army so what things are needed most with a candidate.Is there any dress code or something for the interview and physical test or I can simply pack the informal dresses and track suit for activity.

    • Sonu
      February 27, 2015

      Carry a formal dress! Don’t forget that

  27. prade
    February 4, 2015

    Is this same for ssb ssc tech women?????

  28. Rahulnima
    January 25, 2015

    I also followed circular fashion.. its easy but not no wer i did wrong.. going for ssb once again soon,,,,,

  29. Shalini
    January 19, 2015

    thank you sonu far the good post……


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