Group Planning Exercise Examples

Group Planning Exercise Examples

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Group Planning Exercise Examples :

Group Planning Exercise in SSB held on the 3rd day of your stay in the SSB. It is the second group test after group discussion. Group Planning Exercise (GPE) is an indoor task. In this post, we are going to see some Group Planning Exercise Examples with solution.
In this task, a model is placed on the ground, which contains a set of problems. 
The candidates are required to solve the problems one by one by using the given resources.
In this post, some Group Planning Exercises Examples with solution, are given which will help you to understand the basics of Group Planning Exercise.
Example 1 of Group Planning Exercise Examples :

you are a group of 8 students coming from Rampur and going to Rajpur to attend your college annual function, which will start at 4 pm. 

Governor of the state will be the chief guest of the annual function. 

On your way to Rajpur, around 2 pm your bus has an accident at Kharwar which is 10 km away from Rajpur and two persons becomes badly injured and they urgently need medical attention. 

Your bus is badly damaged and in no condition to move forward. When you are planning what to do, suddenly some villagers come to you and told, that some terrorist are planning to attack on the convey of governor near Solapur which is 5 km from Kharwar. 

Suddenly from another direction a villager come and told you that fishplate of nearby rail line is open, which is 1 km away from Kharwar. 

  1. Some additional information is available as follow :
  2. Nearest police chowki is 5 km away from Kharwar. 
  3. Nearest hospital is 4 km from Kharwar. 
  4. Nearby village has a jeep and an motorcycle which is 1 km from Kharwar.

 (As bold young men what action will you take)? 

Solution :

First we have to identify the number of problems. 

1. To give first aid to the injured persons and help them to reach hospital. 

2. Inform to police about the attack on Governor. 

3. To connect the fishplate of rail line. 

4. Arrange a transport to reach Rajpur on time. 

We will handle these situations in the following manner :

(i) Two of us will give first aid to the injured. 

(ii) Three of us will go to village and borrow the jeep and motorcycle. 

(iii) Two of us will go with the jeep and take injured person to hospital. 

(iv) One of us will go to the police station by motorcycle and inform the Police about the terrorist attack. It will take about 30 minutes. 

(v) Rest of us go to nearby rail line and connect the fish plate. It will take about an hour. 

(vi) By the time jeep return after admitting injured into the hospital, rest of the group also return at Kharwar. 

(vii) From the same jeep each of us will reach Rajpur, which is 10 km away, it will take almost 30 minutes. 

Example 2 of Group Planning Exercise Examples :

You are in a group of 10 students enjoying picnic at Ramnagar resort in Ramnagar forest. 

On the last day of your stay, some people of nearby village come to you and asked for help because a group of dacoit had attacked their village which is 2 km from your resort. 

Suddenly a student of your group fell from the balcony of the resort and got badly injured. 

The chowkidar of the resort told you that nearby hospital is 5 km away and road lead to hospital is blocked because bridge over river Palani is broken.

River Palani flows through the forest which is 2 km from resort.

While, you are planning what to do, a local person come to you and informs you that due to land slide, rocks have fallen on the railway track and a train is likely to start from Sholapur railway station at 12 pm causing a likely threat which may result into a train accident and you also have to board the train at 2 pm from Ramnagar railway station. 

Some additional information is available as follow :

1. Two boats are available near river Palani. 

2. Weapons are available in the village. 

3. Resort has a motorcycle. 

4. Across the river, there is a village which has a jeep. 

Solution :

There are four problems :

1.To give first aid to the injured person and help them to reach the hospital. 

2. To inform police about the attack of dacoits on the village. 

3. Go to the village for the immediate help of villagers. 

4. Clear the railway track. 

We will handle these situations in the following manner :

(i) We are a group of 10 students. So, two of us give first aid to injured. 

(ii) Two of us go with the injured person to take him hospital through the river. 

(iii) Three of us go for clear the rail track with another boat. 

(iv) One person with motorcycle will go to the police station to inform them about dacoit’s attack. 

(v) Rest of us will go with the villagers to help them to tackle with dacoit. 

(vi) All of us after completing their task will meet at temple village. From there, we will take the jeep and reach the railway station to board train. 

So, I hope you will have found this post useful in preparation of Group Planning Exercises. 

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SSB Group Discussion Topics

List of SSB Group Discussion Topics 2020

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List of SSB Group Discussion Topics 2020 :

Below are some topics given for GD purpose. Candidates are advised to use these topic,. and practise with your friends. 
  • A group discussion is usually conducted in the SSB interview during your GT i.e. the Group Testing (DAY-3).
  • In this particular task, first of all, you are basically divided into groups of 6-12 depending on the number of candidates.
  • After which you are made to sit in a circular fashion, facing each other, seating order based on your chest numbers.
  • There are two topics given to you by the GT Officer, firstly he will give you several topics and ask the group to choose the one you are comfortable with.
  • The second topic will be of GT Officer’s choice and needed to be discussed within the group.
  • The topic given to us are generally based on social awareness, day-to-day problems, social issues which we usually discuss with our family and friends.
  • The time given to discuss a given topic is about 10-15 minutes.
  • The GD topic consists of various given leads which you are supposed to advocate or support during the entire GD.
  • The two Group Discussion basically takes place one after the other, after which GD culminates and other task took place.

SSB Group Discussion Topics on Social Issues :

1. Influence of Social Media. 

2. Should there be Private Universities? 

3. Civil Society and Individual Freedom. 

4. Internet/Mobile Phones : A Boon or Nuisance. 

5. Skilled manpower shortage in India. 

6. Capitation Fee should be Eliminated. 

7. How should we deal with high Oil Prices? 

8. Brain-Drain Needs to be Stopped. 

9. Every Cloud has a Silver Lining. 

10. Indian Economy: Old Wine in New Bottle. 

11. Should the Public Sector be Privatised? 

12. Religion should not be mixed with Politics. 

 13. Our Cricketers are not to Blame for Match Fixing. 
 

14. Success is all about human relations. 

15. Is Science a Boon or Bane? 

16. Should Businessmen Run the Finance Ministry? 

17. Technology Creates Income Disparities. 

18. Privatisation will Lead to Less Corruption. 

19. What do you think reservation is for or against development? 

20. Role of caste in Indian Politics. 

21. Role of primary education in nation building. 

22. Do you think passage of women reservation in Parliament will drastically change the status of women in India? 

23. Role of Disaster Management to prevent the natural clamities. 

24. What are the preventive measures to stop the communal riots? 

25. Role of civil society in Indian Political system. 

26. Do you think Panchayats’ are an evil in Indian social system? 

27. Do you think AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Power Act) should be abolished from some Indian states? 

28. Education is for life or for livelihood. 

29. Why social welfare schemes of government are not so effective as they should be? 

30. Why is it necessary to keep armed forces in the command of Civilian Government? 

SSB Group Discussion Topics on Current Affairs :

1. Foreign Direct Investment in retail sector. 

2. Content of internet should be censored. 

3. Is China a threat to the Indian software industry? 

4. Corruption is a necessary evil. 

5. Should India sign the CTBT? 

6. The state authority and freedom of expression. 

7. Developed countries are damaging the ecosystem of the Earth. 

8. Indian Villages : Our strength or our weakness. 

9. India should break diplomatic ties with Pakistan. 

10. Should agricultural subsidies be stopped? 

11. Globalisation vs Nationalism. 

12. Nuclear Arsenal is threat to human race. 

13. Average Indian is more secular than political parties. 

14. Juvenile Rapists should be treated same as adults. 

15. Clean India: just a movement or changing attitudes of people. 

16. Is India still a secular nation? 

17. In the crake of creation of `Telengana’ do you think, small states are good for India’s fast development? 

18. Naxalism is bigger threat than terrorism. 

19. Do you think capital punishment should be abolished? 

20. IPL (Indian Premier League) cricket has ruined the test cricket. 

21. Image of Parliament has been diminished in recent years. 

22. Present Syria crisis and. India’s role. 

23. Effect of inflation on Indian economy. 

24. Do you think India should be a permanent member of security council? 

25. India’s role in neighbouring countries. 

26. Hardwork or smart work. Which is important? 

27. Do you think corruption affects the pace of development? 

28. GDP growth rate not always leads to overall development. 

29. How does ‘paid media’ affect the election process? 

30. Does democracy mean regularly conducting elections? 

SSB Non Verbal Intelligence Test

SSB Non Verbal Intelligence Test

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SSB Non Verbal Intelligence Test :

SSB Non Verbal Intelligence Test conducts on day first of SSB. In these type of questions, there are two sets of figures. 

One set is called Problem figures’ while the other as ‘Answer figures’. 

These problems are based upon the continuation of figures. There are various types of problems on series. 

However, the basic concept for each type is the same. There is a sequence of figures depicting a change step-by-step. 

A candidate has to select a figure from the given set of figures, which would continue the series. 

In SSB Non Verbal Intelligence Test, a series of patterns and figures are provided. 

The candidate has to identify the relation between figures and pick the correct alternative from the given choices. 

You will usually find questions on the following :

• Analogy 

• Series 

• Classification 

• Completion of incomplete pattern 

• Spotting out the embedded figure 

• Cube and Dice 

Some sample tests are provided with answers for practice.

ANALOGY : 

In SSB Non Verbal Intelligence Test, there will be Analogy related questions.

In these type of questions, a pair of related figures are provided and a similar relationship is to be established between two other figures, by selecting one of them from a set of alternatives. 

Classification :

The questions of Classification in SSB Non Verbal Intelligence Test plays a vital role.

In such problems, we are given a set of figures, such that all, except one have similar characteristics. 

We are required to select the figure which differs from all other figures in the given set. 

COMPLETION OF INCOMPLETE PATTERN :

In this type of problems, a figure containing a set of figures following a particular sequence or pattern is given, in which a part, generally a quarter, is left blank. 

Completion of Incomplete Pattern is another important type of SSB Non Verbal Intelligence Test.

The problem figure is followed by four answer figures. You are required to select the one which best fits into the blank space of problem figure, so as to complete the original pattern. 

These type of questions can be better understood with the help of examples given below Directions (Example Nos. 7-8) 

In the following questions, select a figure from amongest the four alternatives, which when placed in the blank space of figure (X) would complete the pattern.

SPOTTING OUT THE EMBEDDED FIGURE :

A figure (X) is said to be embedded in figure (A), if figure (A) contains figure (X) as its part. 

In such type of problems, a figure (X) is given, followed by four figures in such a way that figure (X) is embedded in one of them. 

A candidate has to select such figure in which figure (X) is embedded.

The questions of Spotting Out The Embedded Figure will be little bit tough, so practice a lot of questions on this topic. 

CUBE & DICE :

Cube The method of solving problems based upon painting of selected side.

SSB Intelligence Test Verbal Reasoning

SSB Intelligence Test Verbal Reasoning

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SSB Intelligence Test Verbal Reasoning :

In stage 1 testing, there are three different tests that are conducted, namely 

  • SSB Intelligence Test Verbal Reasoning
  • SSB Intelligence Test Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Picture Perception and Discussion Test (PPDT)

SSB Intelligence Test Verbal Reasoning is the understanding and reasoning concept framed in words. 

It most specifically refers to more complex thinking tasks, such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of the text.

It aims at evaluating the ability to think logically and constructively. In verbal intelligence test, a series of question is provided, the candidate has to understand the pattern and pick the correct answer. 

The number of questions is generally 40-50 and time given to candidates to solve them, is 25-35 milt There is no negative marking, so try to attempt all questions. 

You will usually find questions in SSB Intelligence Test Verbal Reasoning on all of the following :

• Spelling Test 

• Sentence Completion 

• Analogy 

• Verbal Deductions 

• Synonym and Antonym 

• Direction Sense Test

• Classification 

• Series 

• Sitting Arrangement 

• Blood Relations 

• Logical Venn Diagram 

• Ranking 

Some examples of each of the above category are provided as illustrations and there some sample tests are given for practice. 

SPELLING TEST :

Spelling Test is one of the important category of SSB Intelligence Test Verbal Reasoning. In such type of questions four words are given, out of which one is incorrectly spelled, you are required to find that word. 

Basically, these type of questions, test your vocabulary. 

SENTENCE COMPLETION :

The questions are designed to test the comprehension ability as well as the knowledge of the meaning of the words required to be filled in.

The questions of Sentence Completion in SSB Intelligence Test Verbal Reasoning may be little bit easy.

The candidate is asked to select the best of the alternatives given below a sentence. 

These questions are relatively straight forward but more than one of the words may complete the sentence so you must read it carefully and choose the appropriate word. 

Which of these words completes the sentence in the way that makes most sense? 

These type of questions can be better understood with the help of examples given below :

2. As a result of many unsuitable candidates were selected for the posts. 

(a) tolerance 

(b) favouritism

 (c) humility 

(d) weakness

3. The pilot was injured, he died within half an hour. 

(a) seriously 

(b) fatally 

(c) fatefully 

(d) vitally 

4. Only when failed, the police restored to 

(a) efforts, power 

(b) arrests, imprisonment 

(c) persuasions, force 

(d) power, punishment

 

SYNONYM AND ANTONYM :

Synonym and Antonym in SSB Intelligence Test Verbal Reasoning is important category. 

Basically these word meaning questions test your vocabulary.

You are required to know the meaning of the words given in order to select the words which have either the same or opposite meanings.

ANALOGY :

Analogy can be described as the logical, similarity between two or more groups of numbers, letters, words, objects and things. 

The questions of Analogy in SSB Intelligence Test Verbal Reasoning is asked to check the candidate’s intellectual skills. 

The candidate is required to carefully identify the relationship between the two or more 11 and find out the alternative based on that relationship. 

DIRECTION SENSE TEST :

 In these type of questions in SSB Intelligence Test Verbal Reasoning, some instructions related to directions are given. 

A candidate is required to follow instructions and ascertain the final direction or distance between two points. 

The test is meant to judge the candidate’s ability to trace and follow correctly.

CLASSIFICATION :

The meaning of Classification in SSB Intelligence Test Verbal Reasoning is to observe the differences and similarities among various items such as numbers, letters or may be anything based on the basis of certain properties. 

The similarity is common to the group and is followed by every member or item of the group, the one which does not follow the common property in the group is the odd one.

SERIES :

Series in SSB Intelligence Test Verbal Reasoning, can be defined as a sequence or pattern of numbers, alphabets or combination of these two term follows a certain pattern throughout the series. 

The candidate is required to study the given series, identify the pattern followed in the series and then complete the given series with the most suitable alternative or find the wrong term in the series.

SITTING ARRANGEMENT :

Sitting arrangement is defined as the arrangement of objects or persons based on the given information. 

The questions of Sitting Arrangement in SSB Intelligence Test Verbal Reasoning will be little bit easy.

The arrangement of persons or objects may be linear, circular, rectangular, square etc.

 

BLOOD RELATIONS :

Blood relations means any relation between two or more persons which is acquired by them by the virtue of their birth. 

From this topic in SSB Intelligence Test Verbal Reasoning, questions are asked which involve the analysis of the information showing the blood relations among members of the family. 

Blood relationship is defined as the social relationship among the members of the family. 

The relationship can be divided into two main categories— Maternal and Paternal. 

Relations on the mother’s side are called maternal while the relations on the father’s side are called paternal. 

LOGICAL VENN DIAGRAM :

Logical Venn Diagram is another important category of SSB Intelligence Test Verbal Reasoning. In this topic, we deal with questions which aim at analyzing a candidate’s ability to relate a certain given group of items/things and represent it diagrammatically. 

Figures representing the groups of items/things in the form of enclosed regions are called Venn diagrams. 

To represent these diagrams, we use different geometrical figures such as circles, squares, rectangles, triangles etc.

RANKING :

It ranking means arranging a set of objects/persons from the top and the bottom or from the right and the left, as per the given relation between them. 

The questions related to Ranking in SSB Intelligence Test Verbal Reasoning will be little bit tough.

It deals with the problems related to the arrangement of the persons/objects in ascending/descending order. (based on different) parameters like height, weight, age, salary etc.) determining the position of person/object in a row/queue. 

Individual Obstacles in SSB

Individual Obstacles In SSB, What are different Individual Obstacles In SSB

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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.