Self-description test in SSB is one of the Psychology tests and it is used to test, how much you know about you and how people around you see you as a person. In other words, this is a test to bring your traits and qualities out from you and check what type of person you are.

Self Description Test SSB

Generally there are 5 paragraphs which are asked to write:

  • Parents opinion
  • Friends/colleagues opinion
  • Teachers/Seniors opinion
  • Self opinion
  • Aim in life and Qualities you would like to improve.

How to write Ideal Self Description

  • A candidate can prepare it in advance as the questions are already known and for that you can refer to your parents, friends, etc and ask them what they feel about you.
  • Also ask them one or two bad points about you and make sure that you can justify it. Suppose your parents say that you are extravagant then you can justify it by saying that I always go for quality products that’s why they think I am extravagant. [click to continue…]


Performance in GTO tasks is one of the important aspects for a selection of a candidate in the SSB interview. Generally GTO’s are held on third and fourth day of SSB and its main aim is to test that how well a candidate can work & perform in a group. In other words, you can say that how well you gel with your group.

GTO Tasks in SSB

As most of you know that there are nine tasks which are done in GTO testing:

  1. Group Discussion
  2. Group Planning Exercise or Military Planning Exercise
  3. Snake Race or Group Obstacle Race
  4. Progressive Group Task
  5. Half Group Task
  6. Final Group Task
  7. Lecturette
  8. Command Task
  9. Individual Obstacles

Lecturette, Command Task and Individual Obstacles can be regarded as the individual tasks. Apart from these, in all the other tasks a candidate has to work in a group. One question which always comes in mind of a candidate is “How to perform well in GTO testing?”. My answer to this will be “Be yourself, Be cool & Be active”.

Take GTO testing day as a day when you have to leave you nervousness behind and you have to give a wonderful performance as if you are sitting with your college friends and having fun. If you do this then success is all yours. Read out the following material and find out how you can improve your performance in each area of the GTO Tasks. [click to continue…]