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How to Prepare for WAT – Word Association Test

WAT stands for word association test and it’s the 2nd Psychological test. This test contains 60 different words. Each word is shown through slides for 15 seconds which focuses mainly on candidate’s personality and practice. Candidates are supposed to make out positive sentences on each word shown in the slide. The time limit for this test is short so a candidate has a very little time to think which drives out the personality of a candidate in the test.WAT is a partly guided, subconscious and also the test of your imagination. It is not a sentence making test. This test evaluates your quality of ideas associated with all the 60 words shown on the screen.
How to Prepare for WAT

Points to remember while attempting WAT

  1. First of all look at the words carefully as it will be shown only for 15 seconds. If you’ll miss even a single word, you’ll miss the whole sequence.
  2. As you’ll see the word your mind will form an idea, now it depends on your personality to make a positive idea or a negative idea.
  3. Then write a sentence on the idea you have formed. Make sure your writing is legible.
  4. There are no negative words, if you’ll look them with a positive approach. Words will work in your favor automatically.
  5. Do not use too many sentence on defence forces.
  6. Don’t write simple observations.
  7. Don’t write idioms, phrases, quotations, universal truths. They show lack of original thoughts.
  8. Limit the use of I or me.
  9. Try to give rare piece of information.
  10. If you leave a word in between, then please leave the word according to serial to maintain the similarity.
  11. If you do not complete the sentence, try your best to write something.
  12. DO not give one word response.

How to tackle a Negative Word in WAT

When your reaction to a negative word is positive, it will be easy for you to make a sentence from the word. The tip is to form a positive idea from a negative word shown in the slide.
For example- Defeat: – Now when we hear defeat, an image of failure comes to our mind. It is natural but a little practice will help you to change the image out of your mind.
  1. Sentence- A brave man defeats his weakness.
  2. Danger- Indian defence is always ready for dangerous
  3. Weapon- weapon is used for protection.
  4. Hijack- commandos are trained for
  5. Difficult-difficulties are solved by patience.
  6. Fear- winners bravely face his fear.
  7. Aggressive- A leader patiently deals with his team.

Do not use readymade sentence. This will break the pattern of loop created by psychologist.

Practice writing negative words, it will help you in changing the image of those words in your mind.
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