This test is basically a task of cooperation and team spirit. This is also a leaderless exercise. In this task, each group has to carry a load in the form resembling a snake to a fixed place crossing certain obstacles on the way to the finish line.
The finishing line has to be reached within the minimum time. The load is to be held by a minimum of three persons and it should not fall on the ground. The GTO explains the task to every candidate and you should listen to him attentively and must clear the doubts on the spot before the commencement of the task.
No need to worry about GOR as a person with normal physical strength and stamina can easily do it well. This test is basically designed to test team spirit, cooperation and your physical strength. This is a competition between the groups and you must try to win it.
Show maximum cooperation and team-spirit in this task. You must help a weak member of your group to cross the obstacles. For eg. If a person is not being able to cross the tire obstacle, give him a helping hand by holding the tire in a stable position. Armed forces always operate in specific groups and an armed forces aspirant must be a cooperative person. He should consider the interest of his group rather than his gains.
The obstacles to be crossed in Snake Race are
- Spider web
- Parallel big size iron pipe painted with white, red alternatively, the candidate has to cross it without touching the red lines and bend his body such that making the letter ‘8’.
- Balance Beam.
- 10 feet wall.
- Crossing parallel walls – In between these walls, a pipe is laid to cross.
The aim of Preparation for individual obstacle and snake race is for Physical Stamina. They will see physical stamina and fearlessness in Individual Obstacles. Also in Snake Race they will see our selfishness participation in group, rule following, team spirit etc.
Doing exercises like Push ups, Pull ups, Rope climbing etc is really helpful for the Group Obstacle race. Because in these exercises, we are lifting our own body weight.
For eg. For climbing up 10 feet wall, we must have greater muscular strength in arms. Push ups and pull ups increase our ability to lift our own body weight