SSB: THEMATIC APPRECIATION TEST
The test starts with exposure of 12 pictures with the help of over head projector/video with 30 sec exposure and practically four minutes for extensive writing .The stimulus is shown, and the instructions are given exhaustive manner by the psychologist. The guidelines are comprehensive and cover all facets of Thematic Appreciation Test. The showing of pictures and the time schedule is manually regulated, so that there is no error involved in testing.
Before proceeding for the live test, a demonstrative performance is exhibited and general modalities of conduct of test are discussed and explained to the students comprehensively. The candidates are required to take the instructions and comply as per the laid down norms. The stimulus is shown for one minute, and thereafter four minutes are the give for written portion of the story.
The appreciation of the stimulus shown generally is done in the present tense using correct English and vocabulary. This is not a test of English language, rather to have a deep insight into psyche of a student. Students should write stories depicting high moral and ethics in trying situations. The test should be attempted full and the stories framed should be defined with logic and reasoning. Whatever demonstrated should be realistic and matching to the stimulus defined. Student’s perception should be real and the activities to be related to the general surroundings. The stimulus should be well addressed and commented as practically to the existing circumstances. Tendency to write away from the stimulus should be avoided. Complete and comprehensive write up is essential, which is clear to understand and duly connected suitably to the profile. Exhaustive write up is recommended, keeping in view the profile of the applicant taking the test. Suitable, comprehensive reading and practice session is enclosed for the better understanding and logical interpretation in the succeeding pictures shown in the write ups.