How Group Planning Exercise (GPE) is Conducted In SSB Interview

Procedure To Conduct GPE

  • GTO explains the candidates a model on wooden plank, and at the end of the explanation candidates are permitted to ask any question.
  • Now GTO reads a story from the card, and candidates need to pay attention while he reads this.
  • Now after reading the story GTO allows each candidate to read story for five minutes from story cards placed on their chairs & co-relate it with the model. Make mental picture of everything because after five minutes these story cards are taken away from you.
  • Now candidates are asked to write their own solution to various problems on a sheet of paper. Time allowed is ten minutes.
  • After ten minutes the writing sheet is taken away and the group is expected to discuss and arrive at a common plan for the problem and then nominate a person to say the group plan to the GTO.

Steps Involved In GPE

  • GTO shows an outdoor field with the help of model.
  • GTO then narrates the situations, explain the colour code, distance and different figures
  • Then he handovers the story page to each candidate just for five minutes
  • After that GTO gives 10 minutes for writing the solution of the different problems
  • Then GD is conducted for 20 minutes and hence asks candidate to arrive at conclusion.
  • Now one candidate is nominated from amongst the group to represent group solutions.
  • The nominated candidate narrates the solution to GTO using stick and the map.
  • GTO might ask any question or clarification that GTO wants to have.

GPE Map Model

Story- Card You are group returning of students from Rampur town. You came for picnic Gauri farm and you have to return by 11 am today. You had carried 3 guns and ammunition for your protection in the Ghana jungle. Today early morning when four of you saw a plane crash landing nearby. On reaching the crash site you found the pilot alive who had luckily survived with minor injuries .He told that he was carrying a safety  mechanism weighing 150 kgs which was urgently required at atomic power in Rampur by 8 am. Non- Availability  of this mechanism would You are group returning of students from Rampur town. You came for picnic Gauri farm and you have to return by 11 am today. You had carried 3 guns and ammunition for your protection in the Ghana jungle. Today early morning when four of you saw a plane crash landing nearby. On reaching the crash site you found the pilot alive who had luckily survived with minor injuries .He told that he was carrying a safety  mechanism weighing 150 kgs which was urgently required at atomic power in Rampur by 8 am. Non- Availability  of this mechanism would lead to a major accident involving huge loss of life and property .At the same time ,a worker from the farm who is resident of Rampur came to you and told you that 15 minutes ago a  tiger had badly injured a person in his village. The injured person was bleeding profusely and was lying unconscious in Rajghat. He requested you to kill the tiger as it was frequently attacking people of his village. Responding to you enquires, he told you that the only tractor available the Gauri farm returns to the farm by 7:30am daily after unloading grains in the Gauri village. he also informed that the movement of vehicles either way on GT road is very 10 minutes and on Rampur-Sitapur Road it is every 20 minutes. When you were discussing what to do the motor boat operator came to you and told you that the plane had damaged the bridge while crash landing. He also informed that a passenger train leaves Sitapur for Rampur at 6:15 am daily Remembering he added that there was aa motorized inspection trolley available at the flag station. Offering his full help to you he informed that capacity of his boat is 5 persons. No mobile telephone services in area. Time now is 6 am what will you do?

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Jaspreet Kaur

    Senior Lecturer at SSBCrackExams. Recommended for Indian Army 2 Times. Cleared AFCAT and CDS Exam 6 Times. M.Sc in chemistry and B.ed in Science and Maths. 5 Years of teaching experience.

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