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Individual Obstacles in SSB

Individual Obstacles In SSB :

 IO is also known as Individual Obstacles in SSB. As the name suggests, in this task every obstacle is tackled by the candidates individually. 
 
This is a set of individual tasks which checks your minimum physical capabilities. These tasks are very basic and do not need any specific physical training. 
 
Individual Obstacles in SSB will have total 10 obstacles which you have to complete in 3 minutes. Mark to every obstacle is different. You are at liberty to attempt obstacles in your own order. 
 
These obstacles cany a total of 55 marks. Obstacles are in ascending or progressive order, as much as one goes further, the obstacles become more difficult. 

After completing all the obstacles within the time limit, you can re-attempt the obstacles to gain bonus marks. But, this is valid only when you have completed all the obstacles once. 

OBJECTIVES OF INDIVIDUAL OBSTACLES IN SSB :

The objectives of Individual Obstacles in SSB to check the following qualities in the aspirants.  GTO assess the following qualities in the candidates 

  • Physical and mental toughness of the candidates’ 
  • Boldness 
  • Courage 
  • Determination 
  • Agility 
  • Confidence 
  • Risk taking the ability

Rules and Procedure of Individual Obstacles In SSB :

The following are the rules which the candidates have to follow for Individual Obstacles in SSB :

1. Firstly, GTO will take the candidates around and show them the obstacles and explain the rules. 

2. To start the task, GTO will blow a whistle, and after 2 minutes and 30 seconds, he will blow another whistle. That means the next candidate should be ready for the task. 

3. You cannot continue after the final whistle. 

4. There is a total of 10 obstacles and you have 3 minutes to complete it. 

5. You cannot repeat any obstacle unless you complete the entire obstacle. 

6. Once you complete the entire obstacles before time, then you are at liberty to repeat as you can add to your score. 

7. You are not supposed to see the obstacles when someone else is doing it. 

Types of Obstacles In Individual Obstacles In SSB :

There will be total 10 Individual Obstacles in SSB and you will have to complete in 3 minute. The following are the Obstacles in Individual Obstacles in SSB :

  1. Single Ramp
  2. Jump Over
  3. Walking Over a Zig-Zag Beam
  4. Screen Jump
  5. Walking Over a Zig-Zag Beam
  6. Tarzan Swing
  7. Double Platform Jump
  8. Double Ditch
  9. Commando Walk
  10. Tiger Leap
1. Single Ramp :

The first obstacle of Individual Obstacles in SSB is Single Ramp. In this obstacle, there is a standing plank up to a height of 3 ft at one end. 

You should come running from some distance and run over the ramp and jump on to the sand pit. 

2. Jump Over :

Jump Over is second obstacle of Individual Obstacles in SSB. Barbed Wires There are two barrels placed one after another. You have to take a long jump and cross over them. 

Barrels are lengthwise buried on the ground with concertina coil on top across. While jumping over them, you should not touch the barrels. 

For the lady candidates, a single barrel is placed adjacent to the double barrel. They are expected to jump over the single barrel. 

3. Walking Over a Zig-Zag Beam :

In this obstacle, there are 2 to 3 wooden beams placed in a zig-zag manner in a sequence at a height of about 3 ft. 

This is third obstacle of Individual Obstacles in SSB.

You have to climb from one side and cross over and jump on the other side without falling in between. 

4. Screen Jump :

There is a ramp just like in the first obstacle and from 2 ft away, a screen about 4 ft in height is suspended. 

Screen Jump is fourth type of obstacle of Individual Obstacles in SSB.

You have to come running from a distance, run over the ramp and jump over the screen without touching it. 

5. Walking Over the Parallel Ropes :

It consists of two fixed parallel ropes at a height of around 12 to 15 ft above the ground. Both sides have two ladders wooden ladders and rope ladder.

Take the use of wooden ladder to go up and slide your hands on the top rope and slide your feet on the lower rope. 

After crossing the distance, you can either use the wooden ladder or a rope ladder to come down. 

It is very important to keep in mind that unless you have practiced rope climbing earlier, do not use the rope to go up because it will swing and do not look down while moving forward instead, look straight. 

The 5th type of obstacle in Individual Obstacles in SSB is Walking Over The Parallel Ropes.

6. Tarzan Swing :

In this obstacle, there is a wooden platform with a ladder at about 8 ft height and at some distance, there is a rope hanging from the top. 

Tarzan Swing is sixth type of obstacle in Individual Obstacles in SSB.

Once you climb the platform, the rope is handed over to you by the groundsman. You should hold the rope tight and as high as possible. 

Then you have to take a swing and land beyond a particular point without touching the ground. 

While swinging, you should fold both your legs upward, this way your leg will not touch the ground. 

7. Double Platform Jump :

In this obstacle, there are two wooden platforms one is about 8 ft in height and other is about 5 ft. 

It is seventh type of obstacle in Individual Obstacles in SSB.

You have to climb on the first platform with the help of ladder or bar, then jump on the shorter platform and finally jump on the ground where there is a pit dug. 

Always try to land on your toes, this will help you maintain your balance in landing. 

8. Double Ditch :

The 8th type of obstacle in Individual Obstacles in SSB is Double Ditch. In this obstacle, there are two ditches out of which the first is 8 ft long and the second is 5 ft long. 

Two ditches have a flat surface in between and a rope is hanging on the middle of the longer ditch. 

You have to come running from some distance, take a jump, hold the rope and swing, land on a flat surface in between the ditches. Again take another jump and cross the shorter ditch. 

9. Commando Walk :

In this obstacle, there is a raised platform which is about 10 ft in height, 1 ft in width and 10 ft long. 

This is 9th obstacle task of Individual Obstacles in SSB.

There is also a victory stand placed in between the platform. You have to climb on the platform using the ladder. 

Walk on the path and come down from the other side. Do not look down while walking on the platform. 

10. Tiger Leap :

The last obstacle task of Individual Obstacles in SSB is Tiger Leap. In this obstacle, there is a wooden platform with a ladder whip is up to the height of about 10 ft. 

At some distance, there is a rope hanging.’ front of you. You have to go up to the platform, take a leap and hold them and come down. 

Do not slide your hand on the rope, it will scratch your Wm’ and fingers instead come down slowly. 

Important Points to be Kept in Mind During Individual Obstacles In SSB :

The following important points should be kept in mind during the Individual Obstacles in SSB :

• It is better for you to come prepared. So, before coming for SSB interview, practice running, and some physical exercise.

You do not have to proceed in a serial wise manner. So make a start from that obstacle which is nearer to you and have the maximum mark. 

• Listen to the guidelines carefully. 

• Do not break any rule… If you have to jump from a height, never jump on one foot, feet should always be together and toes should touch the ground first. 

• Decide a good plan to overcome the obstacles while GTO is explaining the rule.

 If you fail to tackle an obstacle, do not waste much time to clear it, try next one and after completing all the other obstacles, try again if you have time. 

• Run fast between the obstacles… Repeat the obstacles only when all the obstacles are completed successfully.

While negotiating the obstacles, neither show any kind of hesitation nor stop for a moment before any obstacle.

In case, you get a small cut or an injury, do not get worried and continue. After the completion, you will get first aid. 

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