Thematic Apperception Test of SSB interview consists of 12 pictures and candidates need to write stories. Check out best tips from experts on how to write amazing stories on TAT pictures of SSB interview.
TAT, also known as Thematic Apperception Test is conducted on the second day of SSB tests after screening. This is the first test in the series of psychological testing in the SSB, followed by WAT, SRT and SD.
In Thematic Apperception Test, you have to write 12 stories – 11 of which will be shown to you as pictures and last one will be a blank slide in which you have to write your own story.
The picture is shown for 30 seconds and you are given 3-4 minutes to write a sensible story based on the picture.
The Thematic Apperception Test is just the same as PPDT, except the fact that instead of 1, you will be shown 12 pictures and you will be put under time pressure to present your OLQs through your stories.
Many of the recommended candidates give some tips on how to write the best story for TAT and here is the compilation of some tips which you can use to write the best TAT story. But at the end, remember to be genuine and natural.
For example, consider the image:
Now to write a TAT story on this image, going by the above procedure, we deduce observations in the first 30 seconds as:
“So, these were the observation in the first 30 seconds. Now, to weave a story, you can go on as:
It was the time when the young officers were returning from the PT drill in the morning when they spotted armed people trying to intrude the boundary wall.
The officer, Lieutenant Raj takes the initiative to check on the intruders without being noticed. He meanwhile asked other officers to alert his men and ask the QRT to arrive on the spot. He stealthily follows the intruders and was waiting to respond head-on if the intruders attacked.
Luckily, the QRT has arrived and with the help of other men, the officer was able to arrest the intruders and successfully foil an attempt of an attack on the army camp. He was later awarded commendation for his act.”
This was, you conclude your story. Remember to complete it fast as you have very less time to write the story and move on to another story too.
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