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18-07-2015 SSB Psychological Test
1.    Thematic Apperception Test(TAT)

2.    Word Association Test(WAT)

3.    Situation Reaction Test(SRT)

4.    Self Description (SD)

Thematic Apperception Test(TAT):- In common terminology it is a story writing test. A candidate is shown a picture and he has to write a story on the picture. (In fact, there are 12 pictures including or excluding a blank picture). This test is based on the details of the pictures shown. A lot of details are created by a candidate on the basis of his own imagination. A problem, a difficult situation/ aim is visualized by a candidate and then the same is sorted out systematically by the central character (Hero) with or without the help of others. (But preferably with a group). Steps or action is taken by the central character to sort out the problem so visualized. It enables a candidate to show what he/she is. The hero/heroine represents the candidate as he/she is roughly of the same age and exactly of the sex as the candidate is. This test is generally given and interpreted by trained psychologists.

Word Association Test(WAT):- In the test, a candidate associates himself/herself with words given in the test and conveys his/her personality (OLQ) accordingly. A word can be used as a noun, verb, adverb or adjective depending on a candidates convenience. One must take care to be positive even in case of negative words. Through every response, the psychologist judges the personality of a candidate. Candidates are shown 60 words on the screen one after the other. Each word is displayed for 15 seconds in which the response has to be given in form of a short sentence. During  15 seconds that a word is shown to the candidate, the candidate understands this word, creates a response, showing his/her personality and also writes it down in the form of a complete and grammatically correct sentence.

Situation Reaction Test(SRT):-In this test ,candidates are required to response certain situation. This is a test of common sense, reasoning ability, maturity. 60 situation are given in a booklet and the candidate are required to response to these situations in writing within 30 minutes. Write whatever comes in your mind in first reading of the situation. So practice a lot before doing your SRT. Don,t contradict in your responses.

Self Description (SD):- In this section candidates are given 15 minutes to write 5 paragraphs describing as to what his/her:-

1.    Parents think  of him/her
2.    Teachers/employers think
3.    Friends and colleagues think
4.    what he/she think of himself
5.    What improvements he wants to bring in himself/herself.

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