Analysing the Picture In PICTURE PERCEPTION AND DESCRIPTION TEST(PPDT) | SSBMADEEASY

Officer Selection Board~PicturePerception and Description Test (PPDT)

Guys i am putting this post to put a general view of Basic screening test in SSB or SSB screening test, how things goes in BST, and what general instruction should be followed in BST (Day 1), how to analyse the PPDT picture and how to write a better story.
The culmination of BST-I and BST –IIcommences with Picture Perception and Description Test. Let us analyse therequisites of this test and essential ingredients which should be kept in mindto undergo the test. The students are exposed to a picture through the help ofvideo projector, OHP, for a total period of one minute. The students should seethe picture critically, since the picture is blurred and recognition of thecharacters in the picture is very essential to reach to a rationalunderstanding. The psychologist will explain the procedure and give exhaustiveguidelines which should be adhered strictly as per the laid down norms. A sheetof paper will be provided to append your story most appropriate to the picture,keeping in mind the guidelines given subsequently. A rectangle will form partof the sheet, which can be utilized to endorse the number of characters, moodand attitude and general age profile of the person seen in the picture.


Always remember, making your assessment ofthe central character and the characters, basically depicts your ownpersonality and your viewpoint to include the people around you. In psychology of SSB,there is no right/wrong answer but  theappreciation of the picture in question should be correctly interpreted andcommented, Remember , the picture are shown to suit your profile in general,hence anything not suiting your profile or working  beyond your limitations should not be penned,your should write a detailed account of the picture , which should becomprehensive and complete in all respects.

Do not be in a hurry to write, buy see thepicture critically. Critical analysis will help you ascertain the picture fullyand improve your perception at the time of writing. Once, the approximatelyfive minutes to write your story on the picture. After the elapsed period, yoursheet will be taken away and given appropriate time for your discussion.

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