PROGRESSIVE GROUP TASK (PGT)
Progressive Group Task of SSB interviews is one of the most important outdoor tests of GTO tests. PGT test is very helpful for GTO officers to assess all candidates for various Officers Like Qualities such as team spirit, self confidence and ability of proper planning. PGT is very important test of SSB as wih the help of PGT GTO assesses all candidates and based on this assessment, he will co-relate individual candidate's OLQs with various other tests such as Military Planning Exercise, Individual obstacles test and also to those of psychology tests such as TAT, WAT and PPDT.
If the officers of selection board feels that a candidate have some OLQs commonly in all examinations, then that candidate will be the favorite candidate to become an officer. All officers working in Indian Army, Air Force and Navy do face lot of problems on day to day basis and many face problems which can only be tackled by a group of men. At that time, an officer is required to guide other team members to solve the problem. Thus, this test is vital for a candidate who want to top the SSB interview.
Goal of PGT obstacles testing procedure
Till now it looks very simple but the tricky part of Progressive Group Testing is the obstacles. Few areas will be marked as red which should not be touched by anyone of the group members. Similarly, few areas and objects will be painted in black color which can be touched but one cannot place material on those areas and blocks. Areas which are marked as white color can be used for crossing by all candidates and material can also kept on those structures
TIPS FOR PGT :- Run to the start line where the helping materials are placed as soon as the GTO says that you may start. Don't walk like a snail show some sense of urgency.