Self Description test is also known as Self Story Writing, is the last test in Psychological testing series at Service Selection Boards. It may be the last test but important like the first one, this test confirmatory to Psychologist about a particular candidate which he makes by the previous tests like TAT, WAT and SRT.
Test gives an idea to the Psychologist regarding how much the candidate has know about him, weather he knows his Qualities and Shortcomings or not.
No. of Paragraphs – 5
Time – 15 Minutes
During the test candidate is required to write 5 paragraphs on What his Parents, Teacher/Employer, Classmates/Friends, Candidates own opinion about himself and what qualities he would like to develop for the future.
Most important they do not want you to write your autobiography, so do not start writing about your birth place, school or some unrelated stuff. You must write some positive and negative qualities in each paragraph as those pointed out by your Parents, Teachers, Friends or you yourself noticed. You must start preparing on it well in advance before going to SSB because at there your brain will serve you the points which your hands will not be willing to write i.e. those points which you think will not be in your favor for selection.
Following are the points on which you have to describe the details.
Write what your parents thinks about you. If you don’t have both parents alive then you can mention Guardians opinion.
Mention your Teachers opinion if you are a student and employers if you are working in a profession.
Write your friends opinion or classmates or colleagues opinion in this paragraph.
Your own Opinion
Here write your own opinion about yourself.
Qualities you would like to develop for future
Here you are required mention your future goals and ambitions and any other qualities which you wants to gain in your future.
Note – Do not write materials from books, write your own self description as every individual have his own merits and demerits points.