SSB: PROCEDURE OF DAY 4
Process of Day 4 includes:
3.Final Group Task.
Individual Obstacles: The aim of the individual obstacles is to show the candidates stamina level, their endurance, their boldness, their courage and several factors. In this test total number of obstacles is 10 and the time limit given for each obstacle is 3 minutes. The G.T.O calls the first candidate (based on chest numbers) and orders him to ready for the task. If he blows the whistle the first candidate will start to do the task. At his 2.30 minute out of his 3 minutes, he gives another short whistle which is the sign for the candidate who is doing obstacle as time is going to end and also to the next person to come and stand ready for the task. If the candidate is able to complete the task in 3 minutes is allowed to do the process. Repeating of the task is not allowed again and again. Various obstacles are there like commando walk, Double ditch jump, Tarzan swing, Balanced walk, Jumping over drum winded by thorny wires, Step by Step jump, Jumping over the screen(high jump), Burma bridge, Hanging the rope after jumping from the ladder, Rope climbing. Candidates should have good physique by doing simple exercises such as running, pull-ups, and pushups. By doing all these candidates can perform well in the individual task. Hesitation, fear, is not the personality trait of any soldier be daring and confident because that will define you to be a “soldier”.
Command Task: Ground task is conducted which is called command task. Here candidate is the leader where he needs to choose two subordinates from his group. While choosing the member candidate has to see whether the subordinate can find the multiple solutions of the task, whether he is speedy in ideas and does not hesitate in executing the plan. It is recommended that correct person should be chosen for the task as they have to cross the obstacle with heavy loads, material, and another person is chosen who can tie ropes, planks, easily.
Final Group Task: This is the last task of SSB where candidates need to perform really well to show their qualities. In this task, candidates need to cross only one obstacle so it is expected that they need to very fast in their decisions to work out their plans. Good coordination is expected from members of a team and obstacles are similar to Progressive group task (P.G.T). The obstacles are painted in three colors, black, white, red. Areas of mud surface inside the task and colors mentioned are not allowed to be touched which is called as out of bound areas. The helping materials given are the wooden plank, wooden log, and rope. With these helping materials, several techniques such as cantilever, fulcrums etc are implemented to cross over the obstacles along with the group. If candidate violates the rules they need to repeat the task again.