SSB PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS
Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
• Twelve picture shown one by one for 30 seconds each. Last picture is
• After seeing each picture, as story has to be written in four minutes.
• The story must have a main character (Hero) who should be in positive
frame of mind.
• Personality traits of candidate are assessed from the behavior /
actions of the hero.
Word Association Test (WAT)
• Sixty words are shown one after the other 15 seconds each.
• Candidates have to write a sentence expressing the idea / thought that
comes to their mind on seeing the word.
• Have thought positive responses, showing success, responsibility,
optimism, honesty, patriotism etc.
• Avoid negativity such as fear, insecurity, anxiety, cowardice etc.
Situation Reaction Test (SRT)
• Total 60 situations are given to the candidate in the form of a booklet
and response time is 30 Minutes for the entire test.
• The problem or the situation given must be resolved completely in a
realistic and practical manner.
• The situations must be serially answered.
• Give practical and logical solutions.
• A candidate is required to write this in five paragraphs consisting of
:- Opinion of Parents; Opinion of Teachers / Employers; Opinion of Friends / Colleagues,
your opinion about yourself and finally the qualities that you would like to
develop in yourself.
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