Tips for Writing Better PPDT Stories
PPDT or Picture Perception and Discussion Test is a test conducted in the stage-I testing of SSB. This is an important test since it’s a major factor in determining whether or not you ’ll pass to stage-II testing and therefore whether or not you ’ll stay back for 4-5 further days.
The applicants are confused as to what types of stories they should make for PPDT in order to have maximum chances of selection. Especially Freshers and Screened out applicants have this dilemma. Here are a many tips which will help you in making better PPDT stories.
- Remember the picture is hazy so concentrate and try to drive out the most positive scene you can. Spend the 30 seconds given for observing the picture veritably effectively.
- Stay away from pre conceived stories, or those you have read from Books. Stay as original as you can.
- Go for a low number of characters, even if you see a mob, marks only 2-3 characters at the most, this will help you in erecting a better story and save your time.
- Your story must comprise of a hero/ heroine and this should be the central character of your story.
- The hero should do some heroic or appreciable thing in your story. Make a single hero only.
- Write the story in past tense.
- You do n’t have to describe the scene rather you have to imagine what possibly could have led to the scene, how the hero overcame the problem in your story and what the result was.
- Therefore in general a story should have a format somewhat like this. There should be some problem/ concern, there should be a hero and he should overcome the problem, and also write that the problem or concern was solved or taken care of and the hero felt nice on doing so.
- Listen to the instructions given at the time of PPDT very precisely.
- Don’t write veritably impractical stories, like being rewarded for doing something, means getting bravery award and all. Getting rewarded is a difficult task and does n’t happens in real life too often, so be practical.
- You’ll be asked to write the action of the story; then you have to write the main gist or theme of your story in a single line or 5-10 words. Keep in mind that you do n’t have to give the title to your story.
- Write the story neatly, without cuts and in best possible handwriting.