Psychological tests are very tricky as one gives out information about oneself unknowingly. During SSB interview also many aspirants reveal their real qualities without even knowing. Check out how can one improve to perform well in psychology tests.
Psychological Tests are conducted generally on the first day of Stage-2 testing of SSB. Being the first part of the basic principle on which the SSB testing is based – Manas, Vachan, Karma, the Manas, or psychology part is the first one to be tested.
A future officer is expected to have a mentality and attitude suitable to be trained at various rigorous military training academies. Since your Karma (actions) are based on your Vachan (words), Manas (psychological thinking) is the one that drives both of them. The SSB looks for a person having a perfect balance of what he thinks, and how it reflects in his words and actions.
Only the person whose psychology matches his words & actions is expected to get recommended by SSB.
Psychology cannot be just “changed” or improved in a month or two – or for that matter, a year or two. It will take continuous efforts and considerable determination to alter your psychology and thinking. But if you are passionate enough for the defence forces, you can take out determination from nowhere.
The reason that there is a less time limit for TAT, WAT and SRT is that if you are given more time, it will help you think of a more better answer and then it will not be the one that first came to your mind. Having a time limit restricts you from having second thought so that you write your first answer only.
Here’s a catch, remember how we discussed in one of our articles that Screening test is a mini-SSB test of 1 day? There, the psychology part is the PPDT. How you perceive the picture and how you make a story out of it tells the assessor enough about your personality.
People who get screened out tend to try repeatedly without changing a bit of their psychology and thinking. But as we said, it cannot be altered in a month or two, here are some tips by expert psychologists that could help you in moulding your personality for armed forces:
With these tips and implementation of it in your regular lives, we hope you will be the next officer in the making. All the best.
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