The preparation for PPDT (including TAT )is simple. Go to your terrace from where you can see people engaged in different activities. Just try to note down their age, mood and try to develop a story. Then try to see that you are able to write the story within 3 and half minutes. You can find a number of sample pictures in the net or books/magazines. Practice it in the same way. Then analyse your story your self that
- Whether the story is positive.
- Whether the hero chosen by you is same age and sex of you.
- Whether the story has three parts such as past, present and future.
- Whether the story is acceptable and natural.
- Whether the story is linked with the picture shown.
SRT(Situation Reaction Test)
This test can be considered as the most important test of SSB as you may face it even in your interview. Please never write any solution that is beyond the capacity of your age, economic background and physical strength. For eg. If you are a karate master, you can bash the dacoits and save the victim. But if you are lean and not a master of karate, then give the reaction accordingly. Please be natural in your reactions and put yourself in the situation to get your reaction.
The preparation needs basic common sense. While reading news paper or watching news in TV, you may read news that accident occurred, many people injured” like this. If you read a situation like this, then put yourself in those situation and think how you will react. your answers should be short,
Word Association Test(WAT)
This requires ample practice. See that your sentence doesn’t have words like I, me , should , could etc. If necessary , you may use them..Your reaction must be natural and write the thought that comes to your mind first.
Self Description Test
This test helps the Psychologist to know the self-analyzing capability of the Candidate. The practice is really simple. Observe the comments made about you by your friends, Teachers, Superiors(In case of serving or working candidates)Parents or you may directly ask them. And think of your aim in life and how you think of yourself.
Your views should never contradict with the views of your parents or teachers..Then, write it several times so that you can take the valuable points and leave the irrelevant ones. It also helps for time management.