GTO Task in SSB Interview is the second set of tasks which is conducted after the psychological tests. The GTO Tasks are designed to test the sociability speaking skills of a candidate. An officer has to perform his duties along with his colleagues and hence this task is truly the most important test of the entire ssb procedure.
GTO Task in SSB Interview
The Group discussion and Progressive group task is used by the GTO to reach into a picture of the personalities of candidates and other tasks like Half Group task, Individual obstacles, Inter Group Obstacle Race , Group Lecturette are designed to confirm the earlier findings of the GTO and also to change the assumption about a Candidate.
This is the first task of the GTO task in ssb interview and this test is designed to check the general speaking skills of a candidate and as rightly said “The first impression is the best impression”, the performance of a candidate in the GD is the first impression that the GTO forms of a candidate. He later evaluates each and every candidate in the other tasks .
In GD, there is usually two rounds of discussion. In the first round, the GTO announces three sets of topics and the candidates can select any one from among them. You will be amazed to find that the first set of topics are really simple and each and every person can take part in it. But the second round topic is quite difficult and a well informed candidate only can take a lead in the discussion. The GD generally lasts for 30 minutes.
This is one of the most important task of the GTO task in ssb interview. The candidates are made to sit in a circle and every candidate are given a topic and he has to speak on it. The time allotted is three minutes.
Progressive Group Task
The first outdoor task in GTO task in ssb interview. PGT is about set of obstacles in ground in a specified area in that you and your team members should cross each obstacle defined by set of rules. Also while crossing those obstacles we should carry a load. To cross those obstacles, some helping materials are given by the G.T.O. i.e. Balli (wooden log), Plank, and rope to tie these. The difficulty of the task increases from one obstacle to another in a progressive manner. So it is named as Progressive Group Task.
H.G.T. – Half Group Task
HGT is similar to PGT, but the difference is that the group is divided into two sets. i.e. If your group contains totally 10 persons, then it is divided into 5 of two groups. Like this the GTO will see the performance of the candidates in close. The rules are same for this like PGT.
C.T. – Command Task
The Command Task is held before the F.G.T. The aim of this task is to find the commanding capability of the candidate. The candidates are allowed to choose two members from the group. The candidate should have to cross an obstacle with the allotted men and the resources available within allotted time.
F.G.T. – Final Group Task
The final task of SSB GTO outdoor tasks. The entire group is participated in this task and there is only one obstacle.
Rules for PGT, HGT, CT, and FGT
The obstacles are painted in three colors namely
Each one describes one rule.
White: – Both the candidate and the helping materials can touch the obstacle at this region.
Black: – Only the candidate can touch the obstacle in this region and not the helping materials.
Red: – Both the candidate and helping material should not touch the obstacles.