Verbal expression and physical fitness are the most important officer like qualities as perceived by most of the candidates because they understand only these qualities. If we go through the 15 officer like qualities, verbal expression is part of power of expression, which includes written as well as verbal and same is the case with physical stamina and mental stamina they both are part of stamina. Considering all this, both these qualities are five percent of total no. qualities.
This is the case it means all 15 officers like qualities are equally important and out of which some of them least trainable and some are highly trainable which can be improved by training yourself. Both verbal expression and physical fitness comes in the category of highly trainable. I would like to share certain inputs about these two qualities.
- It is a mean of communicating your ideas and thoughts.
- It is not a reason of rejection or selection as all qualities are equally important.
- When you become an officer, you would be using both English and Hindi as main language in imparting training and as an officer you would be interacting with all kinds of people including foreign national.
- Selection is based on demonstrated performance shown during each task and technique. In some of the tasks, you have to speak or act or write and everywhere it is expression, which helps you in demonstrating right qualities at the right place and right task. Therefore, if you are unable to express your self then how are you going to demonstrate your qualities?
- Its highly trainable why not train your self. Take the example of our illiterate people when they go abroad within few months they start speaking their local language.
- Physical fitness is a coordination of mind and limbs, which helps you in performing your tasks.
- It is highly trainable and effort of few days will make you perform effectively.
- Tasks and obstacles are designed for untrained candidates irrespective of age and sex.
- Physical fitness will make you confident in handling group tasks, obstacle course and snake race.
- It is not important how many obstacles you do but what matters how you behave while doing.
- You do not require six packs for SSB little effort prior to facing SSB is good enough to face SSB.
My suggestion to all aspirants is that if you feel expression is the only thing why not train your self and over come this problem. It is a matter of few days, there is a thin line between you expressing well or not. We have so many facilities available in the market to train your self. Same with physical fitness, normal jogging in the morning and exercise 15 days prior to SSB is more than sufficientto handle the GTO tasks.. Do not go with a confuse state of mind overcome your weaknesses.