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 SSB PSYCHOLOGY TEST: Sample PPDT Story for Practice

 Hello everyone, this is an Sample PPDT practice set on A Woman demonstrating tennis  . This is a part of PPDT Practice set , which may come across during your SSB Psychological TAT or on SSB Screening PPDT. I have also uploaded many sample psychological PPDT and TAT stories for your preparation earlier. Practice more and more for better practice.

Psychological test in SSB INterview: PPDT Story

Sample PPDT  practice story:

Bina was a renowned tennis player due to her remarkable career record. She had won a number of titles during her illustrious career. Bina was highly experienced and possessed great technique of the game. She therefore, established coaching institute after her retirement to train the enterprising youths of the country. Her ultimate aim was to produce players who had the potential to represent India in the forthcoming Olympics. Hence She motivated the candidates and also trained them in specific technical aspects and the most noteworthy areas of tennis. Her coaching was extremely strategic to put psychological strong hold on the opponents through their best performance. Seeing the standard of the passed out candidates of her academy, the reputation of her academy got enhanced tremendously and hence better candidates joined her for coaching. Now was the opportunity for Bina to prepare players for the Olympics team . With her hard work, dedication and skill, she produced a good team which performed very well in the Olympics. This gave deep pleasure and satisfaction to Bina. There was a remarkable contribution of Bina to bring India into limelight in international Tennis.

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Guys in TAT and PPDT you are definitely shown a picture of some soldiers on mission or soldiers climbing on mountain with arm and can write on such TAT pictures like this-- 




Suggested Layout Tat

            The border is tensed and an operation is to be launched. Vikram is given the daunting task by the Commanding Officer, to take a detachment of troops and capture a light machine gun post at peak 2025.he starts climbing alone with the troops with arms and ammunition, maps, binoculars, etc. the going is very tough due to steep climb, mountain gradients, slippery way, extreme weather conditions, low visibility and high wind velocity. There is lot of causality and firing to taking palace on both side and enemy position. Captain Vikram did not deter and keep on motivating his troops and reached the peak. The captured the point 2050 after having a head to head battle with the enemy over powered and gain victory over the enemy.  He send the victory signals to Commanding Officer and he alone with his detachment is applauded for their good job. Capt. Vikram is always volunteered to take part in such operations and achieved success in various mission. He is a proud officer of the Regiment and liked by the colleagues and superiors.


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Guys this is a type on negative picture shown in TAT of Psychology Test. Here i am putting how to write a better TAT story on A car and Tonga accident. In SSB interview they want to see your mentality how you react on negative pictures.




Suggested layout TAT STORY

        As Ravi is coming back to home from his college in the evening, suddenly he sees a speeding car collided with a Tonga, while the Tonga driver is trying to cross the road. Lot of people gathered at spot immediately. The Tonga driver and Passengers were seriously injured and car driver also sustained minor injuries. The Tonga driver and the occupants of carriage were crying in pain and lot of blood is flowing profusely, everybody wanted to help them, Ravi used his presence of mind and without any delay arranged for first aid and medication and evacuation of the injured person’s along with the help of the people around. He also informed the relatives of the injured and insured medication and regular visits to the Hospital. After few days he introspect the course of accident and revealed to himself that it is due to lack of speed breakers and poor lighting signals. He put up the plea to the regional transport Authority and his request is accepted and within a period of 5-6 months he is happy that suitable speed breakers and lighting signals have been erected and it is no more and accident prone area. He is happy and satisfied with his action.


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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.

Instructions for writing a TAT story

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Rules and Method of Word Association Test Formation ~ Psychology Test in SSB Interview

Word Association Test-

This is a normal test, which the psychologist will conduct. The test includes exposing the students manually to 60 words, which are general in nature, with a suitable gap of 15 seconds to form the sentences. The test is designed to check the practical intelligence of the students. In this test, unlike TAT the stimulus is better defined than the picture, suitable written. If you recall, constructing of sentences is an old practice which we undergo in the primary level of schooling. The sentences framed should be comprehensive, complete using the word effectively. Students should include the word which has been shown by the assessor. In case of omission of the specific words, utilizing its meaning in constructing of sentence is advocated. Do not get involved in antonyms/ synonyms, which is not required in the testing.
Construction of sentences does not have any binding implications, and the sentences therefore should be framed logically and meaningful in nature. Do not tie down yourself by certain conditions and grammar; otherwise you will not be able to complete the sentences. Day to day visuals and experiences can be incorporated, idioms, phrases can be logically used and sermons and suggestion should be limited. Using high sounding English can be avoided. Remember, do not create a complex profile rather help the assessor and practical intelligence, keeping mind, whatever you do in service Selection Board should be true and suiting your personality rather than copying high profile students and landing you in stress related situations. Now-a-days majority of students apply for Armed Forces while working in call centers and BPO’s, whose English profile is much better but expression is poor grammatically. Language is the instrument to access and convey conveniently and constructively. The words and sentences have been framed to help the students in applying their mind successfully.


In the test a series of words are shown to the candidate in tie sequence. After seeing the word the candidate is required to write a sentence using that word directly or indirectly but conveying the sense of the original word.
There are 60 words which are selected on the basis of each factor of OLQ contributing 15 words.
The words are of two types: (1) + ve, (2) – ve.
For example Love and Hate respectively.
The sentences are of two types, i.e. Heavy Weight Sentences and Light Weight Sentence. The e.g. of these types are as follows:


(1)    He is a student of Govt. High School (Light Weight).
(2)    He is and intelligent, sincere, honest student (Heavy Weight).
Therefore in this test a heavy weight, sentence is used not the light weight sentence is used.

Rules of the Test

(1)    60 words ( +ve and –ve )
(2)    Time: 15 sec/word (To see the word and write the sentence).
When the word is changed on the board, the psychologist on duty announces the word “NEXT”.


Methods for using + ve words:
TPSN Method: Third person Singular Number Method
Formula: A TPSN + OW + Other words
TPSN – Third person singular number – 1st
OW – original word - 1st
Other words  3rd onwards
TPSN – she, a leader, an officer, an army officer, a manager, a scientist, a scholar, a proof, a doctor, an engineer, a captain, a citizen, a brave, etc. (showing leadership image).
A TPSN can be qualified by a; prefix word of adjective like –good, efficient, intelligent, honest.
Original word: noun, adjective, adverb, and verb.
Beauty, beautiful, beautifully, beautifying

Method 1

For example
(1)    Love
(1)    She loves her friend as brothers and sisters.
                      TPSN                     OW
(2)    An army officer loves his soldiers as his own brothers.
               TPSN                     OW
(3)    A scholar loves book t enhance his knowledge.
(4)    A scientist loves discoveries as his own creations.
(5)    A good captain loves his prayers to win the matches.
(6)    A leader loves his followers as his own supporters.
(2)    Accept
(1)    A good officer      accepts his duties.
        TPSN                          OW
(2)    A brave accepts challenges of life boldly.
(3)    A good manager accepts useful suggestions from his colleagues.
(4)    A good student accepts learning from his teacher.
(5)    A scientist accepts new discoveries to benefit mankind.
(6)    A good manage
(7)    A good engineer accepts new project to benefits society.
(3)    Reward
(1)    A good army officer rewards his soldiers for their bravery.
(2)    A captain rewards his team-mates.
(3)    A good manager rewards his workers for their excellent performance.
(4)    A principal rewards students for high academic achievement.
(5)    A good scientist rewards his fellow scientist for their new innovation.
(4)    Sacrifice
(1)    An army officer sacrifices his life for the nation.
(2)    A good manager sacrifices his personal comforts for the well-being of the organization.
(3)    He sacrifices his personal interest to help others.
(4)    A scientist sacrifices his entire times for the new inventions.

*Note: preferably select Role Play Method.
This is copyright material taken from book published by Atlantic publication and written by Lt. Col Rajeev Devgan


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Psychology Test- Practice sets for Situation Reaction Test ( Sample Question-Answers)

I am putting more SRTs examples for your better practice, i have already putted the basic introduction & Tips for Situation Reaction Test to be followed in SSB, also you can practice 1-40 SRTs in my previous post-200+ SRTs examples with answers.



Q.41. He hears a cry of fire-fire from neighbouring house. He…
Ans. Immediately rushes to the neighbours house, attract attention of the people, and bring fire under control and takes collective action to beat back the fire.

Q.42. He had a minor scooter accident on his way to office in which his scooter got slightly damaged. He…
Ans. Did not worry about the accident, does introspection gets scooter fructified and became careful in future.

Q.43. He has lot his way in the jungle. He…
Ans. Try to find the north Direction, head towards the fire lane and get out of the jungle.

Q.44. While travelling in a train, he found that his ticket is lost. He…
Ans. Looks around and check all over again to trace the ticket, if not bring to the notice of the ticket collector and face the consequences.

Q.45. To check the growth of population, what will he suggest?
Ans. Make people aware about population control, importance of government policies and planning, small family norm and healthy living.

Q.46. Electric light of his neighbour has gone off. He…
Ans. Immediately goes to the rescue of his neighbour, carries out a detailed check and tried to rectify the fault, if the fault is major, lodge a report with authorities.

Q.47. He is travelling in a bus which suddenly caught fire. He…
Ans. Alerts the people, moves them out of bus, tries to extinguish the fire with the help of the passengers and locals, gets in touch with the police and the fire brigade, and bring fire under control.

Q.48. He is come to his home after meeting a friend. Suddenly he has been attacked by some miscreants with lathi. He…
Ans. Does not loose his cool, alerts the neighbours give tough resistance, get in touch with police and rey to apprehend the miscreants.

Q.49. He is passing by a lake, he notices a boy drowning in the water and he does not know swimming. He…
Ans. Gets into the water, raises alarm, rescues the boy, renders first aid medication and hospitalization and inform the parents and relatives.

Q.50. He is passing by a Railway line and saw that the fish plates have been removed. Only 15 minutes are left for the train to reach and the Station is 1.5 kms. away from the spot. He…
Ans. Immediately, run in the direction of the station, alerts the station master and helps to beat back the likely accident which would have resulted in casualties.

Q.51. He is going to attend the SSB. When the train moves, lady falls down on the platform. He…
Ans. Tries to pull the chain, help the falling lady with the help of co-passengers and reaches the destination

Q.52. He is on annual leave at his village. One day the dacoits started looting his village and also killed a villager. He…
Ans. Formed a group, gave a befitting fight to the dacoits, lodged an FIR, and helped the deceased family and ensured safety and security of the village.

Q.53. On his way, he saw a man suddenly falling down on the road. On reaching him he comes to know that he is heart patient. He…
Ans. Immediately took the person to hospital ensure his meditation called his related and them moved to his work.

Q.54. He is travelling in a train. At one of the stations he came down to buy some fruits and when he turned back, the train had already left. He…
Ans. Keep cool, take alternative train, face consequences, reach destination. Thereafter train, face consequences, reach destination. Thereafter does introspection to careful nest time in future.

Q.55. He has to organize a debate competition. He…
Ans. Checks the date, time, place, and venue, decide on the subject of discussion, participation by the teams of the various colleges and ensure success in the mission.

Q.56. He was the captain of the football team and the performance of the team was not up to the mark. He...
Ans. Does introspection, makes a strict routine, play friendly matches, motivate the team members and ensure success in subsequent matches.

Q.57. It was a desert area and he lost his way being away from the team members. He…
Ans. Checks the direction of the north with the help of stars, magnetic compass, uses map direction finding and hits the nearest place identified to the venue.

Q.58. He wants to join the Indian Army whereas his father wants him to become a software professional. He…
Ans. Convinces his father of his interest in joining the Armed Forces and satisfies his queries and ensures that he takes profession of his choice.

Q.59. His sister’s marriage is fixed but she is not happy to marry the person not being of her choosing. He…
Ans. Rationalizes the situation, speaks to his parents, convince them of his sister choice and marries her accordingly as per her wishes.

Q.60. He is the house captain and is required to make arrangements for entertainment programme in the school. He…
Ans. Accepts the responsibility, works out the details, hunts the required talent, give extensive practice to the participants and ensure success.

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How to write answers in Situation Reaction Test: Questions for Practice

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Aspirants i have uploaded the introduction of Situation Reaction Test and few examples of SRT in my previous post. If you are reading this first time then please go threw my previous post of Tips and Introduction of Situation Reaction Test in SSB. Here i am uploading 40 SRT for practice & more SRT Practice sets will be uploaded in my next post.


Q.14. Which returning from market, three persons with knife stop him and ask him to handover his valuable possessions. He…
Ans. Tries to give resistance, if not, telephonically gets in touch with police helpline, gives the general direction of the three persons and tries to help the police in nabbing the culprits.
Q.15. While patrolling at unit man gate, a terrorist fired at his leg and bleeding started badly and he is snatching his rifle. He…
Ans. Raise and alarm, use his weapon in self-defence, over power the terrorist, catch and nab him and hand him over the authorities.
Q.16. While on leave he heard radio and announcement about outbreak of WAR. He…
Ans. Immediately gets in touch with the unit, takes the train, reaches his regimental headquarters and performs his best in the war.
Q.17. In field area, he was short of manpower; one of his jawans asks for the leave on wrong excuse which he knows is false. He…
Ans. investigates the matter, if the excuse of the jawan is fabricated, takes disciplinary action against the person.
Q.18. He is already late to complete his task. His collegues refund to co-operate with him. He…
Ans. Learns more about the task from his sunordinates, complete the assigned task to the best of his ability.
Q.19. While returning from picnic, it starts getting dark and he has lost his way. He…
Ans. Tries to check his location with the help of the locals/direction finding through stars/prismatic compass and tries to re-locate his direction and join the group.
Q.20. When his Boss does not agree with his views. He...
Ans. Reviews his point more judicially and gives more convincing answers to his boss to satisfy him.
Q.21. He works hard because…
Ans. Believes in zero error syndrome, sustained effort and success in any field of work.
Q.22. he considers that the most important thing in the world is…
Ans. Develop professional competence honesty loyalty integrity and sustained effort.
Q.23. He receives an order from your CO to do certain work, but he feels that he CO’s approach is wrong. He…
Ans. Completes the assigned as given by the commanding officer and tries to convey his point of view politely if considered.
Q.24.While travelling in a train, he came to know that someone has picked his pocket. He…
Ans. Try to alert the people, carry out a surprise check of the people and lodge an FIR with the police boarding down the train.
Q.25. Due to financial difficulties, his parents find it difficult to give him fISrther education. He…
Ans. Take of part time job during day, continue his evening classes, give financial support to his parents and work towards his professional competence simultaneously.
Q.26. While he is waiting for a bus, an accident took place in front him. He…
 Ans. Notes down the telephone no.  Informs the police telephonically, arranges first aid medication and hospitalization of the deceased person and inform their relatives and friends.
Q.27. He went on a mountain expedition which was a failure and of your friends died in the attempt. He…
Ans. Learns to know the correct art of mountain expedition through sustained practical guidance and climbing operations and ensure success in the subsequent mountain expedition.
Q.28. He felt that the work he is presently engaged is useless. He…
Ans. Tries to develop interest in the job, take the job more seriously and enjoy the work.
 Q.29. His friend lost his job and into financial difficulties. He…
Ans. Helps his friend to the best of his ability by giving financial and moral support and see that his friend recover from the loss.
Q.30. O finding that you are loosing the ground in a discussion with your opponent. He…
Ans. Gives his point of view with more logic and depth and convinces the group during the discussion.
Q.31. In his office staff is not working efficiently. He…
Ans. Motivates the staff by giving essentials of hard work, builds the staff both morally and socially and ensure that the staff working and efficiently.
Q.32. He finds a task which is difficult. He…
Ans. Tries to know more of the task through the colleagues and his subordinates, completes assigned task to the best of his knowledge and competence.
Q.33. His plan had failed in the very beginning. He...
Ans. Dies not get discouraged, make a detailed plan all over again and succeed in the mission.
Q.34. He is at home and dacoits have reached at his apartment and started looting. He…
Ans. Raises an alarm, informs police and seeks help through helpline, gives stiff resistance to the dacoits till such time the police arrives and apprehends the culprits.
Q.35. He is asked to organize a variety show in the aid of jawan Welfare in his unit. He…
Ans. Accepts the responsibility, makes a detailed programme of the variety entertainment show, carries out extensive rehearsals and ensures that the variety show I performed to the best.
Q.36. His Coy is camping in a jungle for training where shooting is prohibited. A leopard which may prove a dangerous is seen close to the camp as a sentry on duty. He…
Ans. Raises an alarm, lights marshals, makes drum beats, fire in the air to frighten the animal till such time they succeed in the mission.
Q.37. Emergency has declared in the city where his unit is located. He is the CO of the unit. He…
Ans. Alerts the unit, gives optimum support to the Deputy Commissioner of Police and discharges his duty as per the laid down customs and traditions of the army.
Q.38. Whenever he is required to take new step. He…
Ans. Goes more about details, makes extensive efforts, does lot of reading and takes the right step to succeed in the mission.
Q.39. While going to the office, he saw a man climbing on a house with the help of a rope. He…
Ans. Questioned the person of liming the house through the rope, if satisfied proceeds to the office if not take the required action to dissuade the person from making unaccepanle attempt of approaching the house through the rope.
Q.40. He has to take group of all India tour. He…
Ans. Accepted the responsibility. Conducted the group well and everybody enjoyed the tour in his command.

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