PPDT – Picture Perception and Discussion Test in SSB

by Uday Kumar on July 13, 2012

You can crack SSB Interview efficiently if you prepare properly in a way that equips you with abilities to tackle any kind of question thrown your way. In order to serve in the Indian navy and other armed forces you have to clear a two stage SSB (Service Selection Board) Interview.

The first stage consists of the initial screening test of the candidates and it has two parts in it – the intelligence test which tests your verbal and non-verbal skills and the picture perception test and discussion test.

Clearing the screening test is very vital in your selection as, candidates who do not get screened in will be sent out on the same day and will not be able to participate in the rest of the tests. A PPDT test consists of two parts including story writing and group discussion. Here are PPDT essentials to prepare for ssb interview.

Story Writing

PPDT is a type of projection test which is one part of the initial screening test. In this test, candidates will be shown a picture that may be hazy or unclear, for a period of 30 seconds. The candidates have to observe the picture very keenly and note down all possible details of the characters in the picture through their story, in a sheet that will be given to them.

Candidates should provide the main theme of the story, the central character and describe it very clearly in a way the assessor will be able to associate it with. The list of parameters that have to be taken into account during the story writing are the number of characters, age, sex, the past, present and future of the character etc.

These parameters should always be clearly specified in your story during the SSB interview. You must endeavour to write positive stories. You must also try to identify your hero/heroine of the story.

Group Discussion

This part is the continuation of the former story writing where each individual has to discuss the story they have written with the other candidates. The group has to discuss among themselves and come up with a common story. The single picture can be perceived by many individuals in different ways with different background themes, but essentially toward the end they have to come up with a common story. The skills such as listening, communication, coordination with the group members, tolerance, patience, and leadership and initiation aspects of the candidate are assessed during this group discussion.

Tips for Story Writing and Group Discussion

  • When you write the story always try to write it in the past tense.
  • Write the story with a positive outlook and also make sure that it has a positive ending.
  • When you are writing the story, write it with a good introduction like what has led to the happening of the events in the story.
  • Always have a central character or hero for the story.
  • You can give the hero the same age and sex as you, (only) if the picture has the character of your same sex.
  • During the narration of the story or during the group discussion do not look at the assessor but look at the other fellow group members.
  • Always listen carefully to the person who talks, and look at the speaker only.
  • When you are stuck in the middle of the narration do not panic, try to stay calm and get back to the track as soon as possible.
  • Maintain a good body language and a proper posture throughout your group discussion.
  • Always have a smiling face; this is an important factor for success.
  • It is not very essential that you have to be talking all the time in order to gain attention in the group discussion, but try to talk at least two to three times during the discussion.
  • When you are talking, talk in a very clear tone and also express your points in a straight forward manner; do not beat around the bush.
  • Do not argue with the other group members.
  • Maintain your temper, be cool and always be grounded.
  • Always help other weak members in the group to make their point.
  • At the end of the SSB group discussion, walk away in an upright fashion with your head held high; this shows that you are a very confident person.

Hope you found it useful. Let me know if you have any questions.

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NAVAL SOLANKI July 13, 2012 at 3:23 pm



gopi ram December 9, 2013 at 11:40 am

Some college students were at notice board. A young and ingenious 18 years old male was standing in front notice board window. Who was penchant and confident for his result. He were the zenith male of his Company. And other all male candidates average 19 yrs. old also was looking forward to see their result and they were also bit confident about their result and were getting great success of their great laborious efforts. They were thinking that. The key of success was mere industriousness .All the male candidates were not only surprise but also incredible result that the 20 yrs. old and ingenious dear was got peak of all the students. Very few students in our college were got as much marks as ours group. They were apt satisfied of their laborious efforts. At the time they all were discussing about their Results. How much you got in that subject and i got maximum in this subject. all the environments of college were full of happiness and all their Well-wishers were giving of congratulations of all the guys of their great success. sir please rate my story sir plzzz

praveen kumar July 13, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Dear Sir,
What is the preferred language during discussion?
What about hindi?


uday July 13, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Dear Praveen, you should try to stay put in English. I will not suggest you to speak in hindi.


Anish July 13, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Is it necessary to give a suitable topic to the story??


uday July 13, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Anish, it is suggested to give a suitable topic to the story.

Anish July 13, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Shall i post the story of the picture given above?


Anirudha. Phutane July 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Dear, Sir
I really found the content above very useful it really boosted my moral and increased my confidence that I will pass through the screening test but my aim is to pass SSB test and get selected as officer of the indian navy I m really hoping for the best out of me


uday July 13, 2012 at 10:03 pm
Hamza April 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm

according to me your story is so good….. everything is perfect..

Chinmay Bidua July 13, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Some boys looking at the noticeboard
Ajay ,25 yr young dynamic medical intern student of Patna Medical College . He was very social and passionate to help people . At the end of every month his college organised a medical camp in remote village areas where health rate was 15-20% .To informed to all the doctors about all details of camp in notice board. After this he prepared a team of doctor who are interested to go , nurses & ward boy with medical equipments. He with his team reached at night in Kashipur village near Patna .In the next morning set up camp and provide various information like population control , vaccinations , AIDS like disease and their prevention and cure .After 2-3 the health rate of village was increased by 30-35% and he with his team done remarkable work.

Sir please rate my story..


raghav October 19, 2012 at 12:44 pm

very poor.below average.rating:2-3.fantasy story

kalpana August 8, 2013 at 6:13 pm

chinmay…i liked your story…its good one..

Aayush October 27, 2015 at 6:24 am

Good admirable story

Chinmay Bidua July 13, 2012 at 7:39 pm

sir ,

What is the job SSC(T) in Army ????


Akash Adhvaryu July 14, 2012 at 12:05 am

good question…i also wanted to knw it.

sunil sihag July 13, 2012 at 9:12 pm



uday July 13, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Dear Sunil, Proper Body Language includes, sitting with an erect posture, keeping yourself interested in the discussion and looking at the speaker, showing appropriate hand movements, etc. You must not indulge in a droopy posture, sitting very relaxed and keeping your back bend, continuous shaking of legs, unnecssarily clapping to attract attention, etc


Kurma Rao Timmala July 13, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Hi Uday,

I’m attending SSB interview soon for second time for ATC. Your article about PPDT made me confident to face. Sir, I have one question, How much weight that Intelligence test will take part of 1st Day Screening. What would be the topics that we need to concentrate more. Could you please elaborate.



uday July 17, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Kurma, intelligence test is more of a qualifying test. But it is equally important. You must cover, verbal and non-verbal reasoning.

Akash Adhvaryu July 14, 2012 at 12:02 am

sir plz rate my story…

Manan, a hard working boy from chandipur, a village near bhopal, ws keen in studying engineering. he was in hindi medium during his schooling. wen he entered college of engineering, he came to know that evrything here ws in english. so he didnt give up, he started working hard day n night and with his firm determination and dedication, he ws able to top the college. finally after the college, he still work hard, took up CAT, and was able to get admission in IIMA. he is working with the HP, n all collegues respect him coz of his hardwork, determination and all-the-time positive attitude.


Jagdeep Mankotia October 15, 2012 at 11:14 am

Do not write word “hard work, determination and positive attitude”. It should automatically come from the story.

kalpana August 8, 2013 at 6:15 pm

i am agree with jagdeep…..

shivangi dutt July 14, 2012 at 12:18 am

sir how can i improve my WAT ? i do make sentences but very slow


lakshmanakumar July 14, 2012 at 9:45 am

Dear sir,

i don’t know proper english grammer.they are consider the grammer mistak.plz send the examples of PPDT story


SORABH YADAV July 14, 2012 at 11:07 am

Respected sir
What to do in a situation during Group discussion when all members of group are shouting and they are not listening to each other.


uday July 17, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Dear Sorabh, try to control them. As expected of a leader. Generally the GTO will at such uncontrollable situations will tell them to stop and start afresh. Make use of that opportunity well.


sahil July 14, 2012 at 11:28 am



vinay July 14, 2012 at 11:49 am

Sir, does the hero of the story have to be in the picture? or can we make him somebody else who is not shown in the picture?


uday July 17, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Vinay try to make the person who is in the picture your hero. But in certain cases you might make someone who is not in the picture also your hero. It will be ok.

prashansa singh July 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Respected sir,
I really found your guidance very useful for me. This will be my first SSB. I am really hoping that i will crack this toughest interview with your valuable guidance and my best efforts.


AVINASH July 14, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Sir i’ve given SSB three times ,but getting Screened out continuosly,i’ve analysed my weakness that i could not attract other people or could not communicate well.Suggest me what i do.


uday July 17, 2012 at 10:23 pm

You must try to speak in front of a mirror , loud and clear in english. Try practising with someone on a conversation in english on any topic. Or You might consider buying this


gouthami July 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Thank you for your suggestions sir, during ppdt, i would like to know the time they give us to write a story and the time to narrate the story, also does hand writing makes an impression?


sanwar lal bishnoi July 14, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Respected Sir,,

Recently had ssb at 4 AFSB varansi and Not Rec,,, now preparing hard. Sir pls guide me how to prepare for cracking it this time , I want to make it last.


SL Bishnoi


uday July 17, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Sanwar you might consider using this link:


hariprakash July 14, 2012 at 8:01 pm

dear sire,
your description about PPDT was cool,it gave me confident to crack the SSB.
Thank you.


Divjyot Puri July 14, 2012 at 9:26 pm

It was the month of May of year 2009. When Mohan a 22 year old ,engineering student along with his friend came across a notice on the notice board stating that a replacement ‘DANCER’ was required for his college Group dance team as the Captain of that team had met with an accident and was unable to perform in the upcoming National Level competition. Mohan was a excellent dancer of his college and had a keen interest in joining the group but gave up the idea earlier because of the semester exams in the next month. Mohan knew that only 1 week was left in the competition, then without giving any second thoughts went straight to the coordinator and showed his interest as it was the question on the prestige of his college and this replacement can bring back the new hopes to the team . He started practicing all day and night with his team mates , recorded the videos of the steps and choreography to analyse mistakes, built his stamina by running and exercising at gym and introduced new innovative concepts in the choreography. Also he told his friend to make notes for him as well for the classes he missed so he can cover up all the important things taught from exam point of view. At the final day of the competition the team performed brilliantly and they won the competition. Mohan was happy that his efforts brought fame to his college. Mohan proved out to be a valuable asset to the group and his innovative idea lead the group to victory and his teammates were happy to have him. College cultural committee awarded him with a trophy and he also performed well in his semester exams.


mohit July 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm

sir i want to know one thing how to start narrating the story in ppdt……….


dinesh July 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm

hello sir! can u send me some pictures. Also can there be a situation like a bad person turning into a good one or there shouldnt be bad instances at all. Thank u!


uday July 17, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Dinesh, you might avoid such things.

dinesh July 15, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Hello sir! can u give us a sample story pls. thanks!


arjun July 16, 2012 at 11:42 am

dear sir,
i was out in last cost guard ppdt screening, i thought these points was probable cause of concern. next time i will try to follow that things sir, give me more advice regarding the screening.


amay July 16, 2012 at 12:27 pm

plz send me more egs of PPDT


Anjana July 17, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Hello Sir,

I have a query related to story writing.
If there is picture of a child doing some activity then in that case who’ll be hero/heroien of our story??
The child or there should be any hero/heroien of my age which is not mentioned in picture??


uday July 17, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Anjana, who said that the hero/heroine should be of your age or sex?? It is not like that, you have been misguided. The hero/heroine may be any one. Even an old man or even a small girl.


DHROOV PRASAD July 25, 2012 at 9:42 pm



tushar July 26, 2012 at 2:57 pm

thanks sir for ur post
i think it will be more valuable for me



jitendra kumar January 1, 2013 at 2:33 pm

i required some ppdt

Krishna Kishore August 1, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Sir, can you please let me know what is the difficulty level of the test that consists of verbal and nonverbal reasoning, so that we can prepare up to that extent. where can we find the more examples of the PPDT.

Thanks and Regards.


ritu agrawal August 10, 2012 at 12:10 pm

sir,i have my ssb on 13 august in varanasi.I want to know is it necessary to make hero/heroin of my age and gender if there is no character in the story of my age and gender.
please reply soon.



uday August 11, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Dear Ritu , it is not required. If there is no hero / heroine of your age and sex in the picture then you might make the appropriate hero/heroine from the picture.


Param Vir Singh August 30, 2012 at 12:20 pm

plzzz send me some hazy pictures 4 practice ????


rocky monis September 2, 2012 at 10:51 am

sir what do i do if i score less in graduation?how should i answer them?


snehdarshi September 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm

i got call from ssb for ssc executive IT branch,sir,suggest some tips so that i get selected


Nishant Kumar September 10, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Dear Sir,
I am in B.tech 2nd year in VIT University.My branch is ECE.
I want to join army through UES pre-fnil year.
So,please give some important suggestion to crack the UES.
I want to start prepration for UES from 2 nd year.


Santosh Joshi September 12, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Sir,I had appeared for AFCAT SSB at Varanasi.In my Conference,Respected President asked me about my preferences Army-Airforce..and that too 3 times consecutively.And all 3 times I replied 1: Airforce 2: Army
He just smiled and asked.Why Airforce?
Unfortunately,I was nt recommended.
What should I understand from these questions..Was this some kind of a Casual Question Or he intended to get something out of this question which I could nt Provide him with?


rajeev November 1, 2012 at 7:01 pm

did u given the answer of his why?
what was that?

juhi September 14, 2012 at 11:01 am

hello sir,thank you so much for the tips.i am also preparing for SSB but some tutors here are misguiding me.my mentor said that in GTO test you should not help others like a jawan .you should act like an officer & order others to do.In picture perception & group discussion you should speak in such a way that others speak only when you let them to .
i am confused whom to follow ?


juhi September 14, 2012 at 11:07 am

sir kindly suggest me some good books from which i can prepare for the interview. sir i am applying to technical branch in air force what technical topics can they ask ? sir how should i prepare for GTO test? kindly,provide some tips for that.


atul September 14, 2012 at 10:39 pm

plz provide some examples…


Herojit laimujam September 27, 2012 at 8:19 am

Sir i was appeared in ssb interveiw at allahabad but unfortunately i was not qualified at that interview on d four day since i had done in situation reaction test n lecturette not in well
sir i m very unhappy and i m very fond in indian army n dis coming dec or jan i will hav a ssb interveiw so pliz tell me how to get success n crack ssb interveiw…


Ravinder Singh October 10, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Sir i was medicaly unfit in my last ssb,but that problem has been totaly cured and i am fit.If in SSb Interview they ask about this what would be appropriate reply..?
last medicals(T.R or PR) does have nay impact on present selection?
I got a rejection from R&R,and i had not attended medical conference.

Kindly reply


Ravinder Singh October 10, 2012 at 5:50 pm

I was given T.R initialy by INHS sanjeevni ,but could not able to cure in a time period of 42 days.And i am not realy sure about the status given to me later on?
well there is no issue with that problem now.
Can i go ahead for SSB again??

hoping for a prompt reply,

Ravinder Singh


Pradeep Kumar October 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

Sir i appeared for recent SSB Interview and cleared screening easily. I always wanted to clear the first round atleast. I went through all of your valualable comments and let me tell you what – THIS is all what they look for, your short and crisp comment are totally worth of consideration. I have never appeared before any SSB and was really scared of going also. But just 3 days of reading only your comment gave me a lot to grasp. I hope i will do well in next SSB under your guidence.


[email protected] November 1, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Sir, i am not confident in english speaking and writing. how can i prepare myself for story writing and GD
help me sir
thank you


rajpal November 5, 2012 at 6:34 pm

i want to know that if anybody gets screened out he will be consider as a repeater or fresher next time?


Mohit Kumar Gahlot November 14, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Dear Sir,

I wish to know that what are the parameters that are checked in the PPDT Test on which the candidates are shortlisted for further five days testing. And also the common structures and their name and techniques for solving the problems during GTO task and corresponding parameters checked by GTO during the GTO tasks.


NIKHIL December 1, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Im have completed b.tech in Information technology! while applying online i have marked comp. sci as my stream.is this gonna be some problem?


uday1 December 5, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Nikhil, no it will not be a problem!!

NIKHIL December 1, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Rohan was a bright student! He had a huge interest in computers & technologies.After completing his 12th standard he prepared for IIT-JEE entrance with a lot of hard work.What i saw in this picture is Ram along with his friends is checking out their entrance results! As he was determinant and hardworking, Rohan performed well in the exam but his close friend Rahul was not able to make it up. As Rohan was a optimistic guy ,he motivated Rahul that he can do more better.he helped Rahul a lot till late night.Couple of months later,he got qualified with a good rank and got admission in IIT nagpur! Rohan was admired by every single friends for his encouraging power. Atlast they both performed well in their carrer and got a job in MNC! They both were happy and leaded a friutful life.


Archana MJ December 5, 2012 at 2:32 pm

hello sir,this is the first time i have applied for coast guard.give me some tips to prepare for the prelims.

eager to get your reply.


anil December 6, 2012 at 1:41 pm

SSB of army & navy are different??? i.e the selection procedures are diff?? waiting for ur valuable response.


Anurag December 8, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Hello Sir,

I have applied for Assistant Commandant General Duty Post in Indian Coast Guard .The preliminary Test Consists of PPDT and Mental Ability Test .Can you guide me with Mental Ability Test .

I shall be highly thankful to you .


salahuddin sheikh December 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

good afternoon sir,
sir i am so keen on to be selected in Indian coast guard as assistant commandant technical officer(mechanical) please send me all preparation guide as soon as possible i don’t wanna miss it.


uday1 December 16, 2012 at 12:53 am


Plz follow the link below to get your materials.

sathishkumar December 13, 2012 at 1:35 am

I have applied first time for Assistant Commandant General Duty Post in Indian Coast Guard .The preliminary Test Consists of PPDT and Mental Ability Test .how to i prepare that test.pls guide me sir


arti pradhan December 13, 2012 at 8:53 am

Sir, i have a doubt regarding ssb picture perception test It is given that we are shown 10 pictures after every 30 sec one by one, So we have to make story connecting all pictures or a separate story for each picture.??? plz reply soon…its urgent.


uday1 December 15, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Arti Pradhan, you will have to make stories one by one (all different with no interlink)

Jagdish Arun December 14, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Hi sir,
I am a male candidate very much interested to serve in Armed Force. But my only problem is that I am not having proportionate weight to my height. My height is 176cms and my weight is 53kgs. Will it create any problem during Interview….


uday1 December 15, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Jagadish Arun, no it will not create any problem

Dinesh Bagal December 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

Hi Sir,
thank you for giving valuable information .
which kind of picture generally shown in PPDT, suggest themes or pictures please.


yuvaraj December 24, 2012 at 4:34 pm

hi sir,
Am having eye sight of -3 on both my eyes am i eligible to apply for indian army officer


Prashant December 26, 2012 at 11:41 pm

hello sir,
i want to ask you that does handwriting matters in picture perception test???plz rply sir. thanks


onkar sharan singh December 27, 2012 at 4:50 pm

sir;i want to join class of ssb for army TES plz give me suges……..


subhomoy December 30, 2012 at 2:48 am

i want to know that if i initiliaze in the group discussion then hw will i have to start. I have doubts about this matter. So plz make me understand. It will be helpful for me.


jitendra kumar January 2, 2013 at 12:23 pm

sir tell me important for attending picture perception


jitendra kumar January 2, 2013 at 12:39 pm

sir how we will be start to given to my thought in group discution


nandini priyadarshini January 3, 2013 at 7:26 pm

hello sir,
i have previously attempted ssb for airforce but got rejected after stage 1.In that discussion i had written a story on child marraige but other members in my group had different stories and they concluded on a common story about technological advancemnt.so what i should have done to prove my part in discussion.


mahbub January 5, 2013 at 1:56 am

hi sir..hope u r fine.
sir i m from bangladesh..i faced ppdt for two times but i failed in ppdt..i told the same thing as othr said about the pic..but i cant undrstnd what was my fault.??so kindly sir plz say somethng to me what should i do in next time?


NAGAPP PRADHANI January 10, 2013 at 8:46 pm



Akhilesh mishra January 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Sir,what things are necessary in Picture perception test??//


Jitender Singh January 14, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Ravi was studying in matric and was a good cricketer. He was not getting opportunities to show his talent as his school is not participating in any cricket tournament. He met with principal requested for forming of school team and to participate in inter school tournament. He also give proposal for selecting of players through inter house cricket tournament. Principal accept the proposal and org the competition. A board of teachers selected the players for school team. In competition Ravi performed all round performance and declared best player. Name of the selected players were paste by the selectors on the notice board . Ravi was selected as captain of the team. Every body congratulated the Ravi for that. Ravi started practising hard in evening sunday with team. Due to his good captaincy and team cooperation they won the inter school tournament. His school’s Principal , teachers and students are happy.


Jitender Singh January 14, 2013 at 9:55 pm

pl comment on my story


bahadur January 19, 2013 at 9:04 pm

respected sir,
i have nominated 2 attnd ssb at bhopal center on 14 jan…due to sm health problem i quit my ssb ….and i waana a apply 4 absentee batch on 4feb……so sir kindly suggest me we have 2 submit any proof 2 show them y v r absent because i made my treatment in private hospital not in goverment hospital….plz urgent help me


kushagra January 20, 2013 at 3:19 pm

sir, I have a doubt about GD. If during conclusion or during discussion all the persons are going in the same line or same conclusion, which is better , either joining the flow or speak out something different.



karthik January 21, 2013 at 3:27 am

Hello sir, I am karthik.
I am going to attend my first SSB INDIAN NAVY (UES-PILOT) on 26th jan 2013.
I request you to help me out in PPDT, i read out your tips and it is usefull.
Here are some of my doubts please clarify
1. can i make a hero/heroine a person who s not in the picture??
2. can i make a story with a line of poverty, hunger and get positives out of it?
3. As thi is my 1st SSB i want to have more clear idea of PPDT so please guide me where i can get more pictures.

please help me sir.
Thanks & Regards


bsm January 25, 2013 at 8:10 am

very helpful,thanks,pl give a model story also to compare


hemant saini January 26, 2013 at 8:17 pm

my eye sight is perfect as per medical terms but because of some retina or cornea my right eye has a bit of blur vision.. would it be a reason of my rejection in medical? and i had a problem of fits 3 years ago. which has been resolved after treatment of 2 years. so would it cause any problem in medical test? please guide me asap. my SSB interview is on 5 February 2013.
hemant Saini


Shubham Bhardwaj February 1, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Ram is a sincere & hardworking student.He had appeared for Class X board exams this year.As he was the second topper in pre-boards,He aimed for scoring the maximum marks & become the topper of school.He is eagerly waiting for the results.He then with all his friends goes to school where the result has been put up.What I see in the picture is Ram & his friends looking at the results.As he prepared well,he topped the school & all his friends also got very good marks.He is than congratulated by the principal of the school & all the teachers.The principal congratulated all the students & wished them success in life ahead.


Ashirbad Nayak February 3, 2013 at 1:00 am

Hello Sir,
I’ve my SSB for Indian Navy on this 12th but due to my semester exams I havent been able to arrange white shorts/t-shirt. Even though I will be going to the SSB after arranging them, I would like to ask you that do the officers in charge read too much into a situation when a candidate fails to turn up with proper clothing. I mean, does it affect our chances?


Ram Prakash February 12, 2013 at 10:31 pm

i m airforce personnel posted in bikaner. I was recommended for army ssb after qualifing written exam. My ssb is scheduled on 9 march,13.
Pls, give me important tips for cracking the ssb.

thank u sir!


akshay kumar February 23, 2013 at 3:29 pm

hello sir, i am going for my ssb interview next week so plz could you send me some ppdt examples or just pictures of ppdt round so that i could prepare myself accordingly.


Jinson February 25, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Rahul is 20yr old young man..he is the captain of cricket team in his college… he and his friends won inter college cricket league on that year..and it was published in the college notice board..rahul and his friends felt happy ..they won many other matches too


prateek chaurasia March 3, 2013 at 12:59 am

helllo , sir send me some picture of ppdt along with views specialy yours tell me about your experience how u get selected ….. i ‘ll be very thank full to you


Naveen March 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm


i have applied coast guard examination.can you give guidance to pass these exam?..how to start telling story in ppdt?


sathya March 24, 2013 at 9:03 pm

sir, i’ve applied for coast guard exam. In ppdt, what should i discuss about the story sir? about the character or situation sir. how to start sir? plz tell me sir.


anand March 25, 2013 at 9:02 pm

hello sir,
a want to clear AFSB interview for that i will have to do practice for screening test..and sir i m getting idea from your description but am not having pictures for practice..so please can you send me sample pictures for practice..


shrivaschuramani April 10, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Sir, brainstorming suggestions, please advise how to improve eng speaking bcos for me writting is easier than speaking.


rudramani pandey April 21, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Sir, from ours freshers batch of 14 students no body was selected at 33,bhopal…. Some students were arguing each other during GD what may be posible reason for batch wash out…..


Nisheeth Wadhwa May 1, 2013 at 4:38 am

Sir,I have one doubt that my weight is not according to my height and My height is 6ft and my weight is 50kg.So it will create any problem in medical exam?


subrat May 2, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Uday sir, I mstrucking while I speak in eng .I screened out 2 time from19 ssb allhabad.every time I face the same problem and I think this the reason of screened out .im in tense.I served in army and I want 2 get through from acc entry.pls send me some suggestion.


Maharaj bisht May 11, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Sir,Im 12 Yrs INF GD sol My SSB In aug my eng is vry poor & i hv no idea 4 ssb pls tell wht i do & how can improve my Eng& prepration 4 ssb.


Pramod Katore May 14, 2013 at 9:14 am

Sir I have applied to 10+2 B.TECH cadet entry and I have SSB call up letter also. Sir my question is that, does in intelligence test the syllabus of 10+2 is covered or not.


utsav tandon May 25, 2013 at 2:28 pm

I have applied for Indian Navy for december course, I have no Idea about SSB Interview, i would request you to please suggest me what not to do to crack SSB Intervieew


sumit May 30, 2013 at 11:07 am

i filled the online form of tgc118 & by mistake my date of joining of college is wrongly filled i tried to call indian army centre but do not get any resopnse. is there any way to correct it or aomething i can do.


tonmoy mistry June 9, 2013 at 10:22 am

plz. suggest the mistake in my story, i’m going to appear 1st time for ssb.
upender sharma was a student of k.v.ongc appeared for higher secondary examination in 1990.when result was declared in notice board he found that he had scored 99.24% .he was the topper in his district and 2nd rank holder in all over India in cbse exam.he belong to a poor family,his father was a farmer,due to economic problem he was unable to complete his b.tech program from IIT Kanpur.he was very upset,but his father was very supportive,he sold his land and send him to complete his higher study.after facing lots of challenge and struggle he completed the program and got placed in Microsoft with having A-grade salary. after 30 years of work,he opened a school in his village with free education for the children who belong to poor family.like this way he started doing social work, the rate of illiteracy rate decreased in his village and was rewarded by prime minister of India.


ABHINAV June 9, 2013 at 11:02 am

i am attending for an ssb interview for the first time.ppdt show me an difficult task and now preparing that from dr.nk natrajan’s book can you guide me how to overcome the screening test from getting aware of ppdt test.


arjunbir singh June 20, 2013 at 5:40 pm

ravi was a intelligent as well as confident guy last year he had appeared for the ssb, he was happy on that evening because he had cleared screening in his first attempt and thinks he will selected in conference so this is due to the hard work of ravi


gajendra June 21, 2013 at 1:56 am

Hello sir,
Hero/Heroin of the story means the main character playing person or any other.Got confused .Please help me out..


Aditya Awasthi June 21, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Respected Sir,
I get a call from Indian Coast Guard for AC(GD). They scheduled my preliminary exam on 9 july. i searched a lot for previous year paper but i didnt find any. Sir i want to know about the syllabus of this examination and what is mental ability test? Is it related to only reasoning?Please help me sir.


MEENA June 25, 2013 at 11:39 am

Ravi , 23 final year B.tech student preparing for SSC.He did lot of preparation and hard work for the selection . Finally the result announced, and he selected for his dream job.He posted to Uttrakhand battalion ,where he did tremendous duty with strong determination and will power for the betterment of the nation and promoted to lieutenant .After that he posted to various state and did great job. Right now he is Major General and doing his duty with same determination as he had at the time of joining .

Please rate my story .


Shrivatsa Joshi July 7, 2013 at 4:36 pm

thank u very much sir…. for your valuable note/tip…

regards srj


hitesh July 13, 2013 at 12:26 pm

i my self hitesh prepreation for ssb i have doubt in pp&dt wht should we write to impress the officer i have only in my mind that a theam of school , or may be college student so as a service person wht should i write to impress sir please help me sir


nikita July 16, 2013 at 9:57 am

sir just one month is left for my ssb interview…will i be able to prepare thoroughly….how much time should i dedicate for verbal and non verbal practise…..


siraj July 23, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Ram was a sincere and studious boy from his school days. His aim was to become an IAS officer and serve for his native. He stood as a topper in his school. After completion of his school, to make his dream come true he joined B.A. (history) in a reputed college in his region. He excelled in his college studies too, in parallel he was also preparing for his aim. It was his final year and he started to apply for UPSC exam. The course has got completed and he involved completely for his UPSC exam. HE had completed his written exams too and waiting for the results. It was the day the results has been published and RAM was waiting with aspirants who wrote the exam for the results to get displayed. Once the results has been put up on the board, ram along with the other aspirants checked out and gave a flashing smile indicating that his name has been displayed on it. With this as inspiration he prepared well for the mains , got thru all the rounds and finally seated as an district collector in his home town.

plz rate the story


ARPIT PANDEY August 2, 2013 at 12:00 pm

respected sir, I am just pass 12th from u.p.board and i am preparing for ssb interview. please advice, how i crack the ssb in 1st attempt.


sudheer August 13, 2013 at 1:02 am

Raju is a boy born up in a village to a former of a middle class family, he use to study in town in his uncles house who was an retired army person, so he has decided to join in army and he don’t know how to study just he use to go and come from school after his schooling he felt in love with a girl that is just one side, from that time he got interest in studies and completed 10+2 and B-tech, BY his family problems he suggested to try job in private sector and by his good luck he wont got job for 1 year and suddenly one day he found her details and he taught that after getting job he want to propose her and in marry her, and he applied for army job with out noticing to his parents and he got job and things are went good and married her.

Please rate this…and give any suggestions….
Thank you.


SUBHASH September 2, 2013 at 12:16 am

pl send some sample picture and story of ppdt


harman October 9, 2013 at 3:33 pm

respected sir,
can i speek in hindi during group discussion.
sir plz ans my question.


rahul October 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm

in the picture I have Precived that there are two male characters and both are in postive mood. nd and age of one is 25 and second is 24. both are watching notice board

rahul was pursuing his engineering from abc college distt ropar punjab. he was belong to poor family. he was doing part time job for his study and for family. one fine day his college conducted a exam for scholarship. when rahul came to know about exam then he started preparion for exam. after he watched his result on notice board he saw his name come first in list. he felt happy and receive scholarship from college and by this scholarship he cover his loan and start his further study.


alok March 23, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Very nice thought about picture

Nilanjan Mitra October 29, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Hello Sir,
I have applied for the post of Permanent Commissioned Education Officer in Indian Navy. Can you please guide me for this?


Hemanta Tayeng December 16, 2013 at 11:47 pm

Sir, I found the article interesting. Thank you.


nitin kumar December 30, 2013 at 10:05 am

sir …i am going to appear in assistant commandant indian coast guard technical exam in january 2014…plz give some guidelines and selection procedure to succed in exam


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hemathkumat January 13, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Hi sir pls give some tips to ssb interview


sai January 24, 2014 at 10:37 pm

sir please send ppdt example stories


komal February 4, 2014 at 11:42 pm

sir, m having ssb soon for coast guard. n m really afraid abt ppdt. please guide me hw to make my story impressive. m confused dat hw many pictures will b shown n hw many stories we hv to write..plz reply sir


Pankaj Kumar February 13, 2014 at 8:08 am

Sir I am going for ssb interview at Bangalore on 28 Feb fo
Indian Navy .please send me pdf of ppdt with example


Prakhar February 15, 2014 at 3:04 pm

This is the story I wrote for the presented picture. I hope for a feedback. Thankyou.

Number Of Characters- 7; Gender- All Male ; Mood- Some are happy and some are sad; Age- All in the range of 21 to 23
Sohan and Rahul are two best friends who study in the same business school. They both are good in studies and always scored good marks in their exams. Rahul has had family problems as his father was very ill during the internal tests. The result of the tests is posted and all students are looking at the result. Sohan scored really good marks but Rahul scored very low marks, barely passing. Sohan is happy, yet sad for his friend. Rahul gets very nervous for the external exams, but sohan studies hard and helps Rahul to cope with the syllabus. Both friends pass with flying colors.


amit kumar das February 17, 2014 at 11:43 am

amit is captain of the school volleyball team he is hard working and energetic and gives equal times to games and study!! his school principal tell his to prepare his best team to play inter zonal level competition! he advertise boldly in school notice board which attracted many interested players! he made a good team and practiced hard and played zonal level and won matches! amit and his team is very happy for their performance!

sir kindly suggest me any improvement?


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Parsuvanathan April 26, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Raju is smart student studying SSLC near ti his homw town, He has habbit to help for weak student of his friends by clearing their doubts and all.
At January month they got the final examination schedule timetable. He and his friends noticed that and his friends are not clear about the plan for the study holidays. Then raju introduced his plan for study time as well doubt clearance.
Raju’s friends are agreed the plan started the group studies completed the examination with first class and raju scored first rank in his school.


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Rahul is a young school going boy. he is also the school captain. one day after watching the tv advertisement he put a notice on his school notice board about donation for orphange and also arranged a donation box in the school. he asks his friends for donating their belongings for the poor orphan children. people got inspired from him and took active part in donation. and help the poor children


Pardeep kumar May 24, 2014 at 10:22 am

Good morning sir,
Nice to talk with u,I want to ask u How can i prepration of ppdt. How i make a good story.


prakash June 3, 2014 at 3:43 pm

sir, plz send me sm pictures with their sories written, so that i can get a view how to write taht


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swapan June 25, 2014 at 11:43 pm

Dear Sir,
I have applied for Indian Coast Guard 01/2015. As per the instructions peovided, Original certificates need to be produced while Prelimnary test.
As I am persuing MBA(appeared 1st Sem), all my certificates are with the college and they refused to give them to me before the completion of total course. I am afraid, this may lead rejection of my candidature. Please could you let me know, if its possible to attend the test without the originals. I have been given custodian certificate which states all my certificates will be under the custody of the college till completion of the course. Will custodian certificate help?

Awaiting for your kind response.

Good day!!

Kind Regards..


Anjeet July 16, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Hello sir ..
I m fresher ..i m worrying abt ..naration of the story in screening test.
Please tell abt ,how to narrate a story and how to start it…..
.straight way I want to say that I dont know about how to narrate …
So please help..me..!


Roshan kumar ashvani September 17, 2014 at 10:56 am

sir i am b.tech electronic engineer ,sir i hav to go in defence sector its my aim and also my elder brother wants.for your point of view what i hav to do for selection..plz suggest me sir..


shiva November 4, 2014 at 10:43 am

Hiiii ! sir
iam shiva iam iam having interview on on 14 of this month.so, can u help me how to write a test at the introduction…i can confidently write a test but i have a problem how to begin a test…so help me to do this nd give the tips for next qualifing test


rahul January 18, 2015 at 6:33 am

i was just wondering that is it so that we should not say thank you after the end of ppdt to the interviewing officers?


mohd shadab April 14, 2015 at 7:58 pm

sir, I am going to my first ssb In allahabad I want to know writing is a matter or not….? Plz reply sir thanx


vivek kumar October 23, 2015 at 10:35 am

In the picture shown above i percieved that a group of college students looking at notice board this is the situation of getting semester results out in front of the board vivek looking his result very happily as he was from not a meritorious family background but he has a zeal to learn and do something for that is parents get rewarded when he joined the college he promised to himself to become the topper of the college so today he fullfilled his promise by himself the dean of the college called his parents on annual day and rewarded his son vivek in front of them and his parents were so happy looking the great effort done by his son.


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