Self Description in SSB
Self-description test (SDT) is one of the Psychologist Tests at Service Selection Board (SSB) conducted to know the crucial and considerable information of the candidates. This test is the last part of the SSB Psychological Test Series. The main aim of this test is to check how much the candidate knows about themselves.
Self Description Test in SSB
The self-description test is an effective and powerful tool in the hands of psychologists to obtain confirmation on the candidate’s personality traits which are already recorded by the respective candidate. The SDT is meant to find out the level of insight of a candidate. One should be aware of one’s strengths and weaknesses.
- If a candidate is aware of his/her strengths, he/she can make use of the strength for further growth and improvement.
- If a candidate is aware of his/her weaknesses, one can always improve with conscious efforts. If one lacks insight, one cannot benefit from opportunities and training.
Check: SSB GTO Tasks
How to Write Self Description Test (SDT) in SSB Interview
SSB Self Description is the last but very important test of the SSB psychological test battery. SSB Psychologist will give you the following questions and you have to write your opinion on the sheet of paper. In this test, 5 questions would be asked related to your personal life and professional life. These questions are mentioned below. You must be very honest and practical while answering these questions.
- What your parents think of you?
- What your friends/Colleagues think of you?
- What your Superior/Teachers think of you?
- What you think of yourself?
- What kind of person you would like to become?
Be very honest while you answer these questions. The best way to know the nature and truth is to ask these questions to the following people and if you need improvement in your personality then improve yourself. Try to become a better person every day, been a keen learner and observer. Help people around you, become a good human being and SSB would become a cakewalk for you.
What is your Parent’s opinion about you?
It shows how much responsible are you towards your family and how do you help and support them in different situations. The best way to prepare for this section is to ask your parent this question and see what kind of person you are.
Write 3-4 positive qualities about you and 1-2 negative qualities which should not point on to your character. Read officer-like qualities, inculcate them in your personality, and put them in your self-description test.
What is your friend’s opinion about you?
This opinion really matters a lot as it tells about how well you get with your friends, colleagues (if you are working). How lively and cheerful person are you. Ask your friends what do they think about you, are you a good friend or not. Improve yourself with time. Don’t ever try to prove yourself to be natural as you are. Nobody is born perfect.
What is your Teachers/Superiors’ opinion about you?
It shows how sincere, responsible, obedient, disciplined you are. What is your image in front of the teachers/Superiors? How do you handle situations single-handedly or with the team. What is your participation skills, did you take any initiative in college or the company where you work or not. Ask what they think about you and keep improving yourself with time. Keep yourself open to learning new things.
What is your opinion about yourself?
Through this question your attitude towards life is checked, how well you know about yourself, how do you handle different situations in life what is your contribution towards your family, society, and other people. Analyze yourself by talking to yourself and find out what kind of person are you.
Be true to yourself because SSB assessors are very professional and they would come to know if you are bluffing them by writing fake qualities which you don’t possess. Improve yourself every day.
What kind of person you would like to become?
Last, but not the least, from this question you would be conveying to them that how flexible you are to change yourself if you get recommended. Are you rigid, or flexible, and open to learning? What qualities you want to improve in yourself with time. Do you want to improve yourself with time or not. Ask yourself, what are the things that you would like to improve in your personality and start practicing them regularly. First, become a good human being and SSB recommendation is at your doorstep.
Questions for Self Description Test
- What your parents think about you?
- What your friends/colleagues think about you?
- What your seniors/teachers think about you?
- What do you think about yourself?
- What kind of person would you like to become?
You should be very honest while answering these questions. The best way to write these answers is to ask these questions to the following people and take their opinion. Write them and relate your qualities with them. If you need improvement in your personality then improve yourself. Set small goals and achieve them. Try to become a better person every day, been a keen learner and observer.
SSB procedure is based on the projective technique that you project in the span of five days in the SSB. The assessors are trained professionally to assess your true personality, in SSB honesty is the key to success. Through these tests, psychologists assess your qualities.
- Effective Intelligence
- Reasoning Ability
- Power Of Expression
- Organizing Ability
- Social Adaptability
- Sense of Responsibility
- Self Confidence
- Ability to Influence the Group
- Speed of making Decision
Check: SSB Group Discussion Topics
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