Hello, Warriors. Snake race is an outdoor group task which is also known as Group Obstacle Race. All candidates are divided into four groups of about 8-10 candidates. Know more about the Group Obstacle Race / Snake Race here.
The objective of conducting Snake Race is to check both mental and physical power of candidates. The evaluation of a candidate of team work is also assessed.
The rules and procedure of Snake test is as follows:
- In any condition, snake should not touch the ground.
- The snake should be held by at least 3 persons at any time.
- Between the obstacles and start and finish of the race, all members of the group should have held the snake.
- Never touch the out of bound region on the obstacle.
- The snake should not be bent or folded and kept straight.
- Till the last candidate crosses an obstacle, the group is not allowed to move to next obstacle.
- You can cheer up your members or/and use a war cry like ‘Jai Hind’ or “Valar Morghulis” (IYKWIM).
- No abusing or shouting at any member at your group.
- Keep in mind the penalties for violating the rules.
So now that you are well acquainted with the Snake Race, here are some best tips to get through this:
- Again, listen to the GTO carefully and follow all the instructions. Period.
- As it is a group task, achievement of your group is more important than your individual achievement.
- No showing off your individual skills to impress the GTO. Don’t be the one who always try to get a hand with the heavy objects to show the strength off to others. Remember that it’s the mental strength that is assessed at the end of dawn.
- In case anyone of the group members breaks the rule, then volunteer to repeat the obstacle according to the rule.
- Keep in mind the risks and outcomes of your decisions in tackling the obstacles.
- Always volunteer to take responsibility.
- Never go for next obstacle until all the group members had crossed the previous one.
- Help others in the group in crossing an obstacle.
With these tips in handy and a positive attitude, you can easily clear the snake test.