The purpose of this test is to check ability, physical toughness, stamina level, courage, determination, acrophobia (fear of heights), it also checks how fast you can make choice and execute it. There are total 10 tasks and time bound is 3 min. one can repeat the task if he is able to complete all 10 obstacles before 3 min. all obstacles are marked from 1 to 10, more task a candidate complete more his marks will be. You need to maintain a good stamina level. It is not necessary to start the tasks from 1st, but it is left to the wish of the candidate where does he want to start from. Army and Navy SSB has same IO tasks but there are few differences between I.O. in army and air force selection centres.
The PI is the psychological assessment of the candidate by the the IO usually in the rank of colonel i.e. who is the president or deputy president of the board. The IO reads well the PIQ filled by the candidate on the first day and also have the psychological answer paper i.e. self description and comments of the psychologist over the candidate, in his hand before the candidate is called inside the room. Thus the the IO just cross check the candidate by triggering some basic questions, and also triggering the series of questions at a stretch that is called as Rapid Fire Questions(RPF). With these replies he note down the response and check the candidate whether he is truth ful with his answers and also he note down the
In Group Planning Exercise GTO will present and then explain a situation of events having different problems to be reacted by the group. The situation is given when you with your friends were on your way to picnic or some other pre planned visit. Group planning exercise is conducted in order to judge the following planning and organising qualities
This test is basically a task of cooperation and team spirit. This is also a leaderless exercise. In this task, each group has to carry a load in the form resembling a snake to a fixed place crossing certain obstacles on the way to finish line. The finishing line has to be reached within the minimum time. The load is to be held by a minimum of three persons and it should not fall on the ground. The GTO explains the task to every candidate and you should listen to him attentively and must clear the doubts on the spot before the commencement of the task.
It is conducted normally on 2nd day of GTO testing. The test comprises a short talk with testing officer and one obstacle or problem similar to PGT and HGT. As test part is similar to PGT hence same rules apply here. The only difference is that you are the only candidate under GTO’s sharp observation now.
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