This is 2nd test after OIR on the 1st day of SSB assessment that is on screening day. It’s test of your imagination where you will be shown a very blurred picture for 30 seconds and asked to write a story in less than 4 minutes. You will be given an additional 30 seconds to mention details you perceive in picture and also describe the action or title of story. You should write number of characters you can see, their sex, age and mood. It’s advisable to write age group instead of exact age and write mood always as positive or neutral. If you don’t get any idea about sex of a person just write “P” which indicate person. Also write age of hero ranging your own. You must write story on what led to the situation in picture, what is happening and what happened finally in future. There is no right or wrong story because different brains may perceive same picture differently and see different things in a very blurred picture. Don’t worry if you couldn’t complete writing your entire story. You must be clear with your story and complete the story while narrating it. After completing the story writing you will be given a short break and then groups will be divided. Every member of group will get about 45 seconds to narrate their story in front of entire group and then about 5-7 minutes to discuss and try to come to a conclusion only if asked to do so and give a group story. While narrating your story you should describe the picture and it’s title and then complete your entire story. While narrating:- 1) Don’t add anything new in the middle while narrating your story. Just keep the points in your mind and add it during discussion saying “I would like to add to my story……” 2) When others are narrating their story, listen them carefully and remember their chest numbers and theme of the story.
1) Think of new idea or any amendment to other’s story and suggest him while discussion as “to the story of chest no. x I would like to add that…….”
2) Don’t criticize/fight/disagree with anyone but also support only logical points.
3) To any suggestion given reply by “thank you gentleman. I would think over your suggestion”.
Start the narration of your story as such:- After listening to everyone’s story and healthy discussion, it appears that in picture shown to us there were n characters and the theme of story is XYZ. So, on the behalf of our entire group I would like to narrate our group story.
** sit firm and calm with your back straight, thigh parallel to the ground, put your palms on your knees and look towards your group only. Strictly avoid looking at officers present there. Also, it’s advisable not to speak more than 3-4 times as it’ll reflect a dominating character and support the group story even if it’s different story from your own because this will show adaptability. Initiate the discussion and be short and crisp while giving your ideas.