Hello, Warriors! PPDT is the second test within the screening after Intelligence Tests. a picture is shown for 30 seconds and 1 minute is given to write down the main points of the picture and 4 minutes to write a story on the shown picture after the screen goes blank. This test is almost an elimination test for the candidates.
PPDT is conducted to understand the candidate’s imagination power and description ability within the limited time allotted. After the written part of the given picture is completed, the next step is the discussion of the picture. this crucial part consists of individual narration and group discussion.
So, to urge into further level of SSB testing, candidate has got to clear this ‘elimination test’ within the screening. By following the tips below, you’ll prepare yourself enough to be confident to go through PPDT and hopefully, clear it too:
- As you recognize that you simply are shown a hazy picture for 30 seconds, try to observe the picture with full concentration and use those 30 seconds carefully and effectively.
- Create a hero/heroine from the characters seen within the picture and make him/her the main central character of the story to make.
- The hero of your story should overcome a problem. Hence, you would like to make some problematic situation within the story. do it logically and keep the story compact.
- Try deciding these 7 details as soon as you’re shown a picture:
- Number of Characters;
- Their age(s) and sex;
- What has probably happened;
- What is currently happening;
- Future action to be taken;
- Final Outcome.
- While in the individual narration, keep the story short and meaningful and clear from inconclusiveness, so that it covers the past, present and future aspects of the story.
- During the discussion process, all of them start narrating and try to convince each other, so there’s more chaos inside the group so you ought to attempt to be calm and matured and have good convincing also as communicating skills.
For all the above purposes the only best answer is to So, practice writing stories by keeping blurred pictures in front of you at the same time manage the time properly.