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Self description is the last test in psychology after TAT, WAT and SRT.

This test aims to find the

personality of the candidate and to crosscheck with candidates responses in WAT, TAT and SRT. The
response sheet of self description is also send to the interviewer. The interviewer will cross examine the
candidates reply with his personality. It is very important to perform well in self description as it will
increase your chances in the interview and eventually in recommendations.
How to prepare for self description

Self description is nothing but a presentation of ones personality his mind. If a person knows himself
well, hell perform better in the test.

As it is like a released question paper, ask you parents, friends, teachers about you and write it in
a paragraph.

Try to write the correct information about you.

Try to work on your weakness. Since the interviewer may ask you in the personal interview that
what are the things you are doing to overcome your weaknesses.

Do not bluff and try to show your real personality.

Think about the strengths and the weaknesses of your parents and your friends.

Generally there are 5 paragraphs which are asked to write:

Parents opinion

Friends/colleagues opinion

Teachers/Seniors opinion

Self opinion

Aim in life and Qualities you would like to improve.

How to write Ideal Self Description

A candidate can prepare it in advance as the questions are already known and for that you can
refer to your parents, friends, etc and ask them what they feel about you.

Also ask them one or two bad points about you and make sure that you can justify it. Suppose
your parents say that you are extravagant then you can justify it by saying that I always go for quality
products thats why they think I am extravagant.

The best way to handle Self-Description test is to describe your character in less words but with

various qualities. E.g: you want to say I am a responsible boy. I am a funny loving and friendly
person. Instead of it write I am a responsible, loving and friendly person.
Also avoid writing the qualities that go against OLQs they need. E.g: My teachers say that I lack

in decision making. This will be against you.

Give one or two negative points about you in the first 3 paragraphs and make sure that you can

counter it. In self opinion there is no need to tell about your negative points. IO will ask you
separately that what do you think what are your weaknesses? If you dont know about your
weaknesses then go for what your friends or teachers say about you.
It is certain possibility that whatever you write in your SD, the interviewing officer will ask

questions regarding that. Suppose you have written that My parents see me as a helpful child as I
help them in buying items from market. Then be sure that you know the current item rates in the
Suppose in you have written that you want to improve your physical stamina then there will be a

counter question. Okay, Ashish what you are doing to improve your physical stamina, what type of
exercises you do to keep yourself fit.
Last but not the least write as many points you can write in less words, maintain speed and keep

you handwriting neat and clean.

Questions to be asked in self description


Write about your strength and weaknesses?


The answer totally depends upon your personality and presentation of ones personality
in his mind. If one will have a good understanding about his personality, he will definitely
perform better. The most important thing for a personality test to be remembered is one
should have a good introspection of his/her personality to know and understand your
strength and weakness much better. When you are writing your strengths make sure you are
mentioning all the strengths which you think is most comparable to officer like qualities.
Coming to your weakness, mention the weakness on which you are working on. If you have
some weakness that you think can be an impediment in your selection, work on it. Try to

talk to your parents, friends, and teachers and find out more about your weaknesses and
make them in your strengths.

What your friends say about you?

Now if youve friends you must have like them for most of their qualities and dislike

them for their mistakes. The same thing goes with your friends. Try to write the positive
traits of your personality. To elaborate more, you can give examples How they helped in
winning your battles of personal failures to convert them into success? Why do you like
them? How you help them in achieving their aims. I would suggest that if you think that you
are friendly in nature then you must remember names of all the people in your group and
their likes and dislikes. Give examples how you help during their problem, during their ups
and downs.

What your parents say about you?

What your teachers say about you?

What kind of person you want to be?

Example for Self Description:-

Self Opinion:I am optimistic, candid, responsible boy. I want to do my things successfully. I am confident with my
thinking and analysis that i can able to convince my surroundings with my points. I used to do exercise
regularly to keep myself fit. The game now iam playing is table tennis. My hobbies are blogging. I want
to satisfy my surrounding people upto my extent and want to keep them happy.
Things i want to improve is , i want to develop my technical skills, also iam working on that now by
putting extra time.

Friends Opinion:My friends say me as practical person as i put forward my points as outspoken. They feel happy and
secured when iam with them, since i can able to handle situations easily. They like my helping tendancy
in education and all.
Teachers Opinion:My teacher say me as an above average student in studies and good at obedience. Also they like my
participating attitude in extra curricular activities. They say that iam good at mathematics and lovable
person at class as i have lot of friends.
Parents Opinion:My parents say me as responsible boy as i support my family after degree by going to job and also
they have a lot of affection over me for giving them a good name in the society. They have belief over me
that i wiill achive my aim to become a officer in armed forces, and they are giving full support for me to
achieve that.

Sample Self Description Test- II

Guys I have putted one Sample self description Test earlier. Again for your good practice of how to
write a good sample Self Description Test in SSB, I am posting a very beautiful Sample SD Test asked
in Psychology Section of SSB Interview.

Parents Opinion- My parents think that I am a responsible child, they

always give important work to me. They consider my opinion before taking any
important step My parents love my and always try to motivate me to do well.
Though they are not satisfied with my academics, they think that I can put in
sustained efforts to achieve my goals. Sometimes we do have difference of opinion
but we discuss it out and find an amicable solution. I am blessed to have such
understanding loving and caring parents.

Teachers Opinion-My Teachers think that I excel in y practical but has to

do some work on my theory. They motivate me to do better in studies. They have
given me responsibilities like school house captain, arranging plays, etc. In college I
was nominated as the head of the cultural society which holds function in college.
My teachers are very understanding and help me when needed.

Friends Opinion-My Friends think that I am very lively. They always take my advice
in important issues. We always discuss about our futures and plans what we would
do in life. They motivate me that I can achieve whatever I want. They always give
me a responsibility in important family functions. Sometimes there are differences
but we talk and come out with positive results. I have good bond with my friends.

Self Opinion- I think that I have not done justice to my potential in

academics. I try to pease my parents at any cost. I think I am a good friend and try
to help them In whatever way I can. I try to take the responsibilities given to me
effectively and do the best. I always try to help my brother and sister whenever
they need me.

Qualities I like to Improve-


I think I can do better in academics.


I am a bit short tempered and want to do away with it.


I am a bit overweight and trying to lose weight.

Example for Self-Description

Parents opinion: My parents think that I am good son who is very obedient. They see me as a bright
child who will bring name and fame to the family. They see my enjoying with my siblings and appreciate
my concern for them. They feel that I am very thoughtful towards family and help them in hours of need.
My parents complain that I am extravagant but they know that I always go for quality products.
Friends opinion: My friends think that I am a funny loving and straightforward person. They appreciate
my helping nature in studies as well as personal problems. They feel happy around me. Some of my
friends will say me as a brother. However some of them say that I am too talkative but they know that its
just because I like to have fun with and they also love it.
Teachers opinion: My teachers will say that I am above average student with good communication skills.
They express their happiness to shoulder me any responsibility and appreciate my participation in class
and college works. They say that I am one of the best students of the class but I am naughty sometimes.
Self opinion: I think that I am a responsible and honest boy who wants to do thing successfully. I am
punctual towards my work and do it before time. I believe that mutual cooperation is a way to success and
like to help people whenever they seek my help. I am an average student and like to read books and play
Aim in life and Qualities you would like to improve: I would like to be an officer in Indian Army as my
father was in army and he inspired me to select army as a career. I would like to improve my physical and
mental abilities for which I do yoga and meditation. I am working hard to improve my general knowledge
for which I regularly keep myself in touch with news.
NOTE: It is just an example for Self-Description. Your opinion may differ with this, so kindly do not
copy. Just have an idea and write your own Self-Description.