The GTO Tests happen very fast and seldom candidate is able to say with confidence whether they have performed well in it or not. It’s always a mixed feeling in the end. But there is one sure way to know if you have done well or not and that’s the Command Task.
If you analyze the entire GTO tests, you would realize that there are three distinct phases in it. Firstly, there are group tasks like the GD, GPE, PGT and GOR. In all these tasks your ability to work in a team is observed. In other words, your Social Effectiveness is under focus, in addition to seeing other qualities.
In the second phase there are activities such as HGT, Lecturer, Individual Obstacles and Command Task. In HGT the group is divided into two halves to see the candidates more closely as an individual and so is the case in Lecturer, Individual Obstacles, and Command Task. Till Command Task the GTO does not interfere but in the Command Task his complete focus is on you and he will invariably interfere to thoroughly check you out. However, he will do this only to some of the candidates and here lies the catch.
The third phase includes only one task called the Final Group Task, which once again is done collectively by the entire group and is similar to PGT but with only one task.
The first phase of the GTO technique is called the assessment phase. The second phase is called the confirmation phase and the third phase is called the final phase. The basic assessment happens in the first phase and the candidates are separated into two lots, the desirable ones, and the non-desirable ones and within these groups the candidate are ranked based on performance. In the second phase i.e. confirmation phase the maximum focus is on individual candidates with the aim to refine the ranking on either side as ultimately each candidate has to be given a particular mark. As per the protocol, candidates are never shifted from the desirable side to undesirable side and vice-a-versa during the confirmation phase. At best their positions can change within the initial group. Thus, in a way, one could say that the broad assessment gets over in the first phase itself and hence it is very important to perform well in the first four tasks. However, it’s not necessary that all the candidates in the desirable side would qualify in the GTO. It’s after the confirmation series that the GTO will separate the desirable ones into two parts namely ‘clear’ and ‘borderline ‘candidates.
Command task being the last task of the confirmation series, you can make out where you stand. If you have seen my videos in the on GTO in the video lecture series you would have realized that there are three different types of the cantilever that I have explained namely Simple/obvious cantilever, Improvised/modified cantilever, and Complex/advanced cantilever. The undesirable candidates are normally taken to tasks which are simple and involve ideas of direct bridging or at best obvious cantilever. The borderline candidates are taken to improvised candidates and the GTO make increase the level of the task and depending up on the performance of the candidate may push him up or down the order. It’s possible that a borderline candidate may jump into the ‘clear’ category. On the other hand, clear candidates are normally taken to the task involving complex cantilevers and assessed. Depending upon his performance, his ranking may change and there is also a possibility that the candidate gets relegated to the ‘borderline’ category.
The final group task is just for the final confirmation as all those who are clear are likely to be ahead and active in this task and that is the final confirmation for the assessor. But, normally no changes are done based on performance in the final group task. Thus, it’s important for you to perform consistently till the end.
Also remember, even if you are marked undesirable by the GTO, you may still make it in the end. Read my blog ‘Which of the Three Technique is more important’ for a clear understanding. Do watch my video lecture series to understand the concept of the cantilever.
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