Crack SSB: Picture Perception and Description Test (PP&DT)

Crack SSB: Picture Perception and Description Test (PP&DT)

PP-DT stands for Picture Perception and Description Test conducted on day one of SSB process after the Intelligence test. The Intelligence tests your IQ (Intelligence Quotient) while PP-DT tests your EQ (Emotional Quotient) and maturity level. As the selection ratio in the screening test is approximately 30%, performance in PP-DT plays a very crucial role.


After the initial briefing, the candidates are shown one picture which is black and white and hazy. The Picture is shown for 30 seconds. Thereafter 4 minutes and 30 seconds are given to the candidate to write the story.

The candidates are given an answer sheet and are required to give the following details in the box on the left side:
1. Number of persons
2.Their Gender
3.Their Age
4.Their Mood


Write what is happening in the picture then.

Each individual is given a minute to narrate his/her story, make sure that you give your best as this is the task which exposes you directly in front of the assesors.

The purpose of the G.D has is to arrive at one common story. Don’t forget this aspect, Your aim should always be to take the discussion towards this aim of one common story. Therefore, you don’t have to keep pressing on your story. You don’t have to keep speaking all the time, let it be sufficient, but when you speak you should have a positive tone and you should speak with authority and logic. Address as many participants as possible and do not get centric towards one or two persons. If you don’t speak, you DON’T stand a chance. The noise level and shouting would be high, you have to be smart enough to be heard.


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