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02 January 2013

Situation Reaction Test (SRT) of SSB interviews - tips and guidance to top the examination

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Want to know about Situation Reaction Test (SRT) ? SRT is an important test for scoring high marks in SSB interviews. Read on to know about Situation Reaction Test scoring tips and exam guidelines.


SSB interview lasts for five days. During these five days, number of tests are conducted by the SSB board to check whether a candidate is fit to serve in Indian armed forces or not. Each and every test is important for the candidates.

Situation reaction Test or SRT test of SSB interview is the key test to check whether candidate has Officer Like Qualities (OLQs) in them or not. Thus SRT is the gateway of understanding between the candidate and psychologists. Through the test, candidates will give many vital details of their personality and beliefs to the examiners.

Generally SRT test is held on the second day of SSB interviews. As the name of the test suggests, Situation Reaction Test is a test where all SSB candidates will be tested for their responses or reactions for various different situations.

There will be total 60 questions in SRT test in the form of situations. Candidates will have only 45 minutes for answering to the sixty questions. So all need to be quick enough to read, think and answer the questions within stipulated time period.

Briefing for SRT of SSB interviews

Following briefing will be given by the officers before the test commences.
  • All candidates will be given sixty situations.
  • Each situation will have few suggested reactions.
  • Candidates may chose an option which he thinks the best one.
  • If the candidate feels that the options are not matching his ideology, he may write down his pan of action in the option provided with blank space.
  • Total time will be 45 minutes for completing SRT test.

After briefing, SRT question papers will be distributed to all the candidates and when the invigilator says to start answering, don't wait for anything. Start answering the questions immediately.

All candidates have to write down their plan of action if he faces the situation in his real life. SRT of SSB can fetch you more marks as compared to other tests. So it would be better if a candidate knows the best way to solve situation reaction test questions during the interview.

Sample question of Situation Reaction Test

Here is a sample question of Situation Reaction Test given for easiness of the SSB aspirants.

Situation : You are travelling in a train in the night time. A thief has snatched your bag and has jumped off from the running train. You will _____________________________________

Suggested answers / reactions

  1. You will also jump off the running train and catch the thief immediately. 
  2. You will pull the chain and search for the thief.
  3. You will lodge a complaint at next station with RPF.
  4. You will do nothing as thief cannot be caught at any cost. 
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8 comments:

  1. i will pull the chain and catch the theif

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  2. i will lodge a complaint at next station with RPF

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  3. you cannot pull the chain and catch the thief neither you can just run after him because one, you don't know where you are and second, it is dark so the thief can be anywhere.
    I'd rather lodge a complaint.

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  4. pull the chain & search with RPF personnel who are in train.

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  5. no fool will jump from the running train as he'll die.and if case he jumps definitely he will not survive so when train will stop to nearest station i'll take my bag

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  6. If he can jump i will definitely...told my friend to pull the chain...and catch the bastard and handover to the police.

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  7. PULLING CHAIN WILL NOT WOWK AS THE THIEF WILL GET ENOUGH TIME TO ESCAPE BEFORE THE TRAIN COMES INTO REST........BETTER IS TO LODGE A COMPLAINT AT THE VERY NEXT STATION.

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