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Thematic Apperception Test of SSB Interview

The TAT (Thematic Apperception Test) of SSB Interview is popularly known as the picture interpretation technique because it uses a standard series of provocative yet ambiguous pictures about which the subject is asked to tell a story. 

The subject is asked to tell as dramatic a story as they can for each picture presented, including the following

  • What has led up to the situation
  • What is happening at the moment
  • What the characters are feeling and thinking their mood.
  • What is the outcome of the story.

How to prepare for TAT- Thematic Apperception Test

  1. Keep on practice by writing stories on various pictures
  2. Improve your writing speed.
  3. Keep a clean and calm thought process while writing story.
  4. Always write a practically possible story.
  5. Writing something from real life situations is also helpful.
  6. Do not use very tough language which is hard to understand.
  7. Write legible.

Download TAT practice sets

  1. TAT Set-1
  2. TAT Set-2
  3. TAT Set-3

For more sets visit: Thematic Apperception Test ppt Download

For best results download the file and play it in MS Powerpoint.


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  1. sir i am 2 times screening out, sir my problem is not to take participation in discuss in ppdt, i tried hard on them, but barely i able to do justice with my hard work, should i quit to think about ssb, it is my ultimate aim sir, i do agree most of the candidates go through in long run. pls guide me sir

  2. Sir my question is that if my story has complete relevance to the picture but not to my PIQ then will psychologist will consider it good or not.
    eg: If the picture has a young man talking to a farmer then can I make my hero a graduate of B.sc(agriculture)or not.

  3. @Jayant nope there is no need of making all the story around your mechanical stream…but yes one story could be that also there are many others things related to you except you mechanical engineering like your sports and other activities so make stories around that also.

  4. I am a mechanical engineer is it necessary that for all the stories my heroes must be a mechanical engineer or they could be any graduate like B.A in history etc

  5. Thanks sir, for helping us.I know i have asked many questions today,but your blog has added a fuel in my preparation to conquer SSB and complete the dream of getting in to defense services.

  6. Yes, you can write but be true to yourself and show your qualities according to picture, put some relation between your story and picture also don’t show your quality by writing that “xyz is hardworking” but try to write a story which shows some hardworking act.

    • It is not necessary to indulge a hobby unnecessary. If if anything related is shown in picture, do mention it and you can stretch the story upon it.


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