ISSB psychological tests

Psychology Test


A question has been asked regarding psychology test as how can we prepare for it? What is it that they ask and what kind of answers they want?

The game of psychology is played everywhere, be it US Army, British Army, Indian Army or Pakistani Army. Be it ISSB or CSS, psychology tests are conducted to see if the candidate is suited for the job, whether he is capable to handle the job, whether he is mature and responsible enough or not.

To analyze this series of questions are asked and tests are conducted. Amazingly these questions no matter how well you prepare cant be deceived. They will get what psychologists need and they will provide an XRAY of your entire history, personality and life.

But there are ways by which you can dodge the tests and get the desired results.

What is required is that you practice these tests, get them in synchronization, meaning that if you answer a question in one test you should answer yes to the same type of question in another test. Psychologists analyze you by seeing exactly this whether you are lying or not by comparing the answers of different questions.

Here is a short summery of things to do to prepare for psychology tests.

1. Get to know about the kind of tests ( Ill give detail about it in another post).

2. Get to know about the kind of questions in each test.

3. Don’t cram the answers but develop a story about your self, hiding the few ugly parts which you don’t want to show in ISSB.

4. Make answers from that story so that they support each other.

Psychology test is the most important as psychologist gives his recommendation based on the tests. Meaning its one third of your ISSB relies on it.

Good And Bad Habbits

A very important question was asked by someone regarding a very important question of ISSB. This question is asked in different formats but the answer which they are looking for is related to your personality...

Questions are:

· Write 3 good and bad qualities of yourself?

· Write 3 good qualities of your friend or what do you like about your friend? (actually they are your qualities)

· Write 3 bad qualities of your friend or what is it that you don't like in your friend?

· Which are the three qualities of yours that your friends like? (your good qualities)

· Which are the three qualities of yours that your enemies like? ( your weaknesses)

What is the purpose of these questions?

The first purpose is to see if you know about your own self or not, it's a SWOT analysis of your self (Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats). If a person knows about him/her self he can handle any situation and has a better judgment power.

The second purpose of these questions like almost all of the questions at ISSB is to see if you are telling the truth or lies.

Since this is a PET question in ISSB its better to prepare it first. Like always, here again ill tell you to think about your self and try to come up with your answers. Because if you write your real weaknesses(bad habits) and good traits then you would be able to answer exactly the same else where if asked.

Here is what you have to think before answering these important questions...

· Don't Lie 100% . 20 or 30% is allowed :-) (write your good things which are in you and bad which are)

· Note if you are writing a bad habit it shouldn't be that bad which would make a negative impact on selectors e.g. "I lie, I cheat" etc.

· Don't try to be too positive which would clearly show you are lying, e.g. "i am very honest, i never lie" etc. (everyone lies its human nature)

· If you are very creative try to portray you negatives in a way as if they appear to be positive...e.g. "Sometimes in order to keep up with my study schedule i cut my time which i plan to spend with my family" (This is an example....DO NOT COPY....)


Here are some of the examples of good habits.

· I try my level best to be punctual.

· I try to be social.

· I respect elders as for me respect of elders is very important

And for bad habits...

· I am not regular in prayes (if offcourse you are not, if you are, you should write in good habits).

· I take a lot of tea. (Similar can be made, but such should be written at the end)

· I am a miser ( meaning Kanjoos)

I hope you have got the idea.

What you can do is write your answers and post a reply to me, to get them checked..

Word Association Test (WAT)

Word association test or WAT is one of the famous tests of psychology. The main purpose of this test is to get a clear idea about a candidates thinking. You may be wondering how can they check our thinking ? well its quite simple actually. Humans think about something if they get some time, but if there is no time at all then we act on the very first thought that comes in our mind.

What happens in this test is that you are shown a word on which you have to make a sentence. The problem is that you only have 10 seconds to think and write a sentence on that particular word. Words rage from 60 to 100 depends on policies of ISSB. Most of the words are repeated in order to see if the candidate has the same mode of thinking or not, usually after 15 20 sentences candidate's mind begins to give up thinking and he/she starts writing whatever comes in mind in split of a second, he doesn't know what he has written in the test when it finishes , the test actually get the true thinking of the candidate on the paper.

Words are quite simple, like flower, garden, country, mother, girl, boy or they can be difficult like lie, defeat, fear, coward, death. These words are difficult in the sense as they have negative thought with them. If some candidate has fear of something he might write something related to it.

In word association test its not necessary to have that word in sentence, something associating to it can also be written.

like for word GARDEN sentences can be

1. There is a garden in front of my house.
2. Flowers are beautiful
3. I go for jogging in the morning.
4. There are many trees in the garden.

Now in these examples 1 and 4 are although correct but they are childish, psychologist would not consider them that much,. Flowers are beautiful is an association with garden as flowers which are beautiful might be in a garden, same goes for jogging, a person might go for jogging in a garden. But this sentence is of more interest to psychologist as he would capture the idea that the candidate goes for jogging and other healthy activities ( a positive sign).

Similiarly for sentence of MOTHER

1. I love my mother
2. I Respect elders
3. I love Pakistan

are possible sentences. I love my mother would so your affectionate side, I respect elders means you respect your mother....( Note: if you write this sentence here and you write in you good habits that you respect your elders, then it would match, it would show that you truly respect elders that's why your thought process thinks of respect.) I love Pakistan is also a good sentence as Pakistan is our motherland and it would show that candidate is a true patriot.

For word like FEAR sentences can be

1. I fear Allah
2. child is afraid of dark
3. he is afraid he would fail

Now these sentences are showing a complete contrast. Fear Allah is excellent as Muslims only fear Allah and nothing else. But in case of fear of dark, psychologist would instantly guess that the candidate has some issue with dark, "he is afraid he would fail" is a totally negative sentence as it clearly shows that the candidate is not confident and is not sure of his success.

NOTE: From the above examples you might have now realized that this test is not something to be taken as a joke, psychologist develops his perception about you on the sentences you write, if you joke around by writing silly sentences it can create big trouble for you. So practice such sentences as much as possible in order increase your speed, and increasing your thinking ability.

Sentence Completion Test

The second most important test in psychology analysis of a candidate is the Sentence completion test. This test is designed on the same ideology i.e. to check a candidate’s thinking but in these tests the dimension is a bit narrower then WAT. Here half of the sentence is given and you have to complete it in a way that you feel is the right answer. Off course like WAT here you also have to give “positive thinking” but in some sentences its very hard to give any positive answer. There are mostly 6 sentence completion tests handed to a candidate, 3 in Urdu and 3 in English, each has around 24 to 30 unfinished sentences and time given to complete each of the tests is 6 minutes.


Some of the example sentences are:

1. Some times I lie because _______________________

2. Life is ___________________________________

3. These days we have to ________________________

4. Some times I wish ___________________________

5. Girls are __________________________________

6. She said to me _______________________

Story Writing - Part 1

The third most important series of tests of ISSB psychology assessment demands the candidates to write stories. These are not the stories what we read in childhood but stories which demand concentration and serious mindset. These stories clearly put our thoughts and perceptions on paper and help psychologist make assessment of what we are.

Story writing tests are divided into two parts. In the first part we are shown an image which is mostly a sketch, consisting of some characters or objects. It is in Pakistani terms called story writing test. But its actual psychology name is "Thematic Apprehension Test." We are asked to look at it carefully for 30 seconds and then we are given 30 more seconds to think of a story which describes the situation in that picture. After that 3 and half min are given to us to write a story on that scene which we have just seen.

Here are a few examples:

Try to write some stories looking at them

Fig 1

Fig 2

Fig 3

Psychological tests Notes

Psychological tests

· Incomplete Sentence

In this test 25 incomplete sentences are to be filled in. The candidate should have to complete the sentence in positive and constructive manners. Exercise these latest tests taken in I.S.S.B. and complete them with suitable words.

I am not afraid of……....

Life has………………...

I am surprise…………...

He wanted……………..

To become rich………..

He could not…………..

Hardship……………...

When he was alone……

Hi is up set…………….

Money is ……………...

He tried………………...

My greatness weakness is….

Our press …………..

My sex relation………..

He needs………………

I love………………….

My ambition…………

A time will come……….

My father……………….

My school………………

A brother……………….

The boy and girl………..

Keep your………………

Every young man………

After great effort……….

My sister was………….

In simple world………..

He got………………….

In my house……………

On seeing the dead……..

Most parents……………

I can not………………..

I have usually………….

I request………………..

He does not dare……….

Marriage brings………..

During vacation………..

My friends……………..

My mother is…………..

My friends……………..

If he fails………………

My home work………...

My disappointment…….

She smiled…………….

Pakistan need…………

My principle………….

Friend in difficulties…….

When she saw me………

On seeing this way………

Lead………………..

My father beat me………

My self………………..

If I had a gun…………..

The rich man…………

It is very strange………

Always………………

Television is…………..

On the road……………

When sitting alone……..

Leader is……………….

My wish is…………….

My hero……………….

When he come suddenly…

He always……………….

My discourage is………..

Begging is………………

My neighbors…………

Health and riches……..

I hate…………………

Pakistan army is………

He is sorry for…………

His health……………...

Only trouble is…………

When he saw beautiful….

She is angry because……..

The new generation………

No one came……………..

He finally………………...

He was caught……………

When he was happy……...

The business man………..

Soldiers are………………

He refused to…………….

Crush……………………

Bad people……………..

Poor people…………….

Our forces………………

Army life……………….

In extreme difficulties…..

He is always willing to….

When she grew old……..

From away of his house….

He became important when

His family is…………

If it is necessary I will……

To gain property he………

A large portion of hi time……

To gain popularity………….

The teacher feels…………

Our leaders are……………..

Pakistani girls are………….

Young girls are……………

College girls are…………

University girls are……….

Fashionable girls are……..

Fashion is………………..

His wife………………….

His sister………………..

His daughter……………

His mother……………..

Girls were……………..

His heart sank because……..

To express his anger……….

It was very clear that……….

Best time of his life………..

· Word Association Test

In this test candidate have to make sentences with words displayed on projector. Number of words is 100 and time duration between two words is 9-10 seconds. Following are the most popular words used in I.S.S.B.

Work

Atom

Country

Army

Step

Company

Love

Duty

Girl

Eat

Decide

Beat

Fight

Lie

Give

Enjoy

Careful

Success

Trust

Solve

Story

Break

Fear

Defeat

Enemy

Garden

Faith

Help

Cinema

Money

Peace

Fine

Delay

Character

Travel

Journey

Ghost

Respect

Duty

Life

Poor

Use

Climb

Problem

Attempt

Happy

Books

Rest

Short

Design

Cooperate

Discipline

Plan

Neglect

Life

Win

Honesty

Machine

Afraid

Load

Think

Hobby

Obtain

Idea

Religion

Morality

Innovation

Attack

Continues

Punctuality

Protect

Task

Slip

Drop

Snake

Lion

Award

Achieve

Assist

Action

Agree

Avoid

Alone

Ambition

Attempt

Appeal

Air

Arrived

Bed

Blood

Patient

Beautiful

Cut

Copy

Home

Able

Excuse

Luck

Good

Knife

Danger

Bad

Officer

Sad

Soldier

Regarded

Cannot

Drink

Begin

Holiday

Playground

Fellow

Dictatorship

Sick

War

Father

Mother

Sister

Brother

System

Nature

Difficulty

Health

Impossible

Urge

False

Knowledge

Sports

Affection

Company

Meet

Secure

Responsibility

Love

Understand

Tried

Boat

Failure

Science

Space

Sky

Goal

Busy

Unfair

Regular

Adventure

Climb

Tie

Fly

Light

Pressure

Dig

Rest

Shine

Defense

Confidence

Serious

Humble

Take

Curse

Time

Democracy

Award

Risk

Defeat

Continue

Custom

Music

Movies

Film

Enjoy

Interest

Fast

Train

Fortune

Marry

Loyalty

Ask

Problem

Struggle

Worry

Trouble

Hard

Smoke

Death

Run

Differ

Find

Pay

Cost

Look

Dislike

Matching

Pity

Victory

Trick

Drive

Study

Tackle

Jump

Lose

Sacrifice

Secret

Rent

Snatch

Genius

Efficiency

Childhood

Challenge

Beauty

Foreign

Admire

Advice

Coward

Shoot

Kill

Unable

Criticize

Persist

Progress

Football

Confuse

Defend

Lovely

Begin

Adopt

Single

Joy

Quick

Rule

Refrain

Pleasure

Soldier

Gallant

Insist

Provide

Society

Relax

Loyal

Regret

Lonely

Heart

Need

Flower

Chair

Power

Sward

Interview

Adversity

Influence

Young

Offer

Reform

Overcome

Hope

Fever

Strict

Garden

Wrong

Want

Bold

Ahead

Respect

Zeal

Yield

Insult

Question

Gay

Old

Strength

Contact

Mountain

Last

Race

Idea

Bow

Tear

Oppose

Strike

Revenge

Black

White

Hesitate

Hospital

Wall

Night

Spend

Dear

Lion

Past

Pain

Swim

Guilty

Error

Hill

Care

Greed

Story Writing - Part 2

In the other type of story writing test, you are given a statement, a sentence of some sort which is incomplete, giving you a vague idea about some situation, and you have to continue on wards and make a story out of it. I believe this test is a bit tricky and requires more concentration then imagination compared to the above mentioned story writing test. Same way you are given 30 seconds to think and then 3 min to write a story.

Some examples are:

He had suffered many hardships in life and had lost all hope but _____________

After seeing her, he could not resist and _______________________________

In urdu:

Wo raat ko akaylee sunsaan sarak per ja rahi the k achanak ________________

Bayroozgari aur ghar main fakoon say tang aa kay ________________________

Story writing Tips

Few fellows said to me that i have put some example questions of story test but haven't given any tips as how to attempt them, what to write in those stories. Well what i can do is to give you some points to keep in mind while writing a story, here they are:

1. Take a while to actually think of a story before stating to write.5 to 10 sec are enough if you have practiced at your home. Those who don't practice sit idle for 30 sec but still cant come up with a plot for the story. "Practice makes a man perfect".

2. Do not write childish stories like " She was walking alone on a road at night when all of a sudden..... a lion came before her and she started screaming then superman came for her rescue" Try to make a little bit practical stories like "she saw an army jeep coming towards her, it stopped near her and a major came out, he asked what are you doing out so late, she told that her father is sick at home and all of the family is out of town, she couldn't find anyone to help so she took the courage and went on her own to go to near by Cantonment hospital, Major made a wireless call for an ambulance and took the girl to her home to her father. Ambulance came and took him to hospital and he recovered". This story although is quite short and does not satisfy the few rules ill mention but it makes a negative situation quite positive, clears any doubts, and shows courage and decision making ability.

3. I personally find sentence story more difficult then picture story. Because in picture story u can carve out anything.

4. In case of picture story you need to look at the picture, think of something relating to the situation. try to include each and every character in the picture and the surroundings.

5. Usually the following sequence is adopted... first 2 3 lines give an introduction of the main character and PAST. 2 3 lines tell about the PRESENT and what is happening in the picture and the last 2 3 lines tell about some positive future happening from this scene.

6. Six months back i had a similar psychology test and the pic showed a boy sitting on stairs. I made a story "Ali is in class 5, today he got his final result and he stood first in his class, he is very happy. He is now sitting on the stairs waiting for his father to come so that he can tell the good news to him. His father a laborer when came home in the evening was so delighted to hear the news. He was proud of his son's achievement. Ali continued his successful record and became an engineer"

7. You would have to write 5 to 6 stories in total, Do not include Army in all the stories. At max include army/navy /airforce in 3 stories. Like in above example you can write, he joined armed forces of Pakistan.

8. Try to include something of your past in the stories, to make them more real. Like i included 5th class because i got a scholarship and i did mention it in my bio data form, meaning that you have to relate your self to them.

9. Try to avoid accidents, tragedy, death, in the stories.

10. i remember in my ISSB we were shown a picture which was nothing but black background and on it were small dots(at least this is what i thought of it) I made a story that this is a photocopy of a painting by Gp Capt S M A Hussaini of attack on an Indian airbase by our Bomber at night. There is a lot of anti aircraft fire in the dark.....

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Comments 50 comments

Asma khalid 5 years ago

Hi Dear,

Your tips are very easy to understand and really helpful thank you for making all this available.


shahrukh 5 years ago

good words but they should be completed


Ali 5 years ago

Thank you ! really appriciable efforts from your side for candidtat like us


sareeruddin 5 years ago

thank you ........... sir your effort is very helpful for me ...


Waleed khalid 5 years ago

Sir really thanx 4 ur guidance,... Plz pray 4 me u all


sareeruddin 5 years ago

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Akhtar 5 years ago

thank u v much dear God bless u


khawar satti 4 years ago

there must be some solved examples of word association and incomplete sentence


khawar satti 4 years ago

your comments are more valuable for us


faisal 4 years ago

Good Job


ayesha 4 years ago

thanx a lot allah bless u a lot


2011-dvm-060, uvas 4 years ago

thank you very much for your kind suggestions.


MEHBOOB 4 years ago

PRAY 4 MY SUCCESS.


Farma Khan 4 years ago

Thanks for prepairing such a helpful sample/practice test, this will help every candidate.


fareed khan kakar 4 years ago

Sir thanks a lot for guidence.


Aqib khan 4 years ago

thank you so much for your guidence i will pray for you for your more achievements and success.


shovon 4 years ago

awesome


Sarshar 4 years ago

Slam to all, i hope sir u'll be in sound and good health.Sir please provide the solution for incomplete sentence and word assosation.I shall be very thankful.

Allah may bless u all!


Sarshar 4 years ago

A-0-A to all! sir do we have to make long or short sentence in both word association and in incomplete sentences?I M AWAITING UR REPLY,SIR.

ALLAH MAY GRANT SUCCESS TO EVERYBODY!


AHSAN 4 years ago

realy help

ful and easy to understand.


aman 4 years ago

chup sale pakistani kuch bhi ha indian air base attack karne ke aukat to tere baap ki bhi nahi hai


mani 4 years ago

India jo gharjtay ha wa barstay nahi ha


nomi 3 years ago

thanks i learn more from your tips


Hafiz.M.Nafees. 3 years ago

Sir i am a repeter now i am again going to issb in Gujrawala .Sir please help me ,i am very worry in the group planing because my math is very weak.please guide me


AMEER 3 years ago

very helpful tips


KAMRAN HAIDER 3 years ago

SIR thanks for tips . sir i am repater and i want to go for pma 132 l/C SIR PLEASE inform about the GTO out door tasks . I shall be very thankful to for this act of kindness. I will wait for your reply. THANKS


abdul rashid dasti 3 years ago

really a big hand to you


shahid ali 3 years ago

sir thanks it is very informative but plz provide us the comlete sentences. i'll be very thank ful.


Kashif Ali 3 years ago

Sir i am vry pleased wd u provided us a vry helpful infrmation to us thnx a lot


anam 3 years ago

thanx a lot dea....


Hasham khan 3 years ago

Sir i m very thankful to u. thanks a lot that u provide us these sentences and its very essay for me InshAllah i will do it and all of my dears pray for me that i succes in ISSB so plz


zaibi 3 years ago

sir kindly tell me about the website where complete english sentence have already done and also about solved group planning exercise......plz m waiting for your rply


zeeshan 3 years ago

Great article sir....very nicely written and very helpful I am now issb repeater I was so happy after reading that article because the same goes on in issb as you mentioned


Shujaat Hussain 2 years ago

my question is if somone is not recommended 1st tim, and he goes again 2nd tim, its compulsory that his pshcolgst test both the time must be same or he can write diffrnt ? if different it doesn't creates negativ impression or again not recommendation ??????? plz ans me.


ahmed 2 years ago

please sir join me on face book . as i had given issb test in dec 2013 i now giving again please give me your precious advice as i have no one to prepare me


farrakh 2 years ago

Plz provide solved exercise of sentence completion test..


Angeline 2 years ago

I realy appreciate your guideline... its realy helpful for cadidates ...


zaheer ahmed 2 years ago

thanks for helpful tips


usama ilyas 2 years ago

helpful. . .


sana 2 years ago

Thank you


Amir Rasool 2 years ago

your tips are helpful thanks .

how I write this story

He joined forces for better future but........................

please guide about it please. thanks


sheraz 23 months ago

thank u sir.........tour tips are very helpful i request u to please tellabout personality test


atif 22 months ago

great effort by u .


Ariful Islam Anu 20 months ago

thanks....


SHAFIQ 19 months ago

MAKE MORE EASY TOPICS


Daniyal 18 months ago

this is helpful...!!!

but you never told what are the rules for story writing.. ( u said u will mention them later)


M. Kaman Nawaz 17 months ago

Tell me positive sentence of sex


qaisar khan 17 months ago

Information about group planing


usman hayat 14 months ago

sir plz give me some points about GTOs tasks . (including group planing nd comnd task) thankxxxx


Arslan Shoukat 13 months ago

Assalam o alikum to all

Main ISSB mian Appear Hony ja raha hoon koi mujhy Achi trha samjha sakta ha k kis trha main har test main clear ho sakta hoon my math is also weak

email me arslanshoukat09@gmail.com

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