How To Perform Well In PPDT Narration

PPDT is conducted in Stage-1 Screening test after OIR test which has aptitude questions to answer. The test of PPDT is perception based evaluation where you need to write a story based on a hazy picture shown on the screen and based on it you need to define the characters, action and other parameters. PPDT consists of three parts – story writing, narration and group discussion. So, after you have completed your story writing, it’s now time to narrate your story. This is where the crucial part of stage-1 selection happens, as, for most of the time, the assessor does not read your story. So, you have to explain all to them through your narration.

10 Tips For PPDT Narration

  • After you have written your story, avoid wasting time and practice narrating the story to yourself beforehand. Narrating story to self will increase self-confidence and you will perform better.
  • Remember your story well. At times, it happens that what candidate is narrating is nowhere related to the story he wrote. So, remember your story and revolve your narration around the story only.
  • While narrating the story, speak to the point because you might not get enough time to complete the whole story but you should make sure that you have narrated the gist of your story.
  • It is in the individual narration that you can showcase your qualities the best like Self-Confidence, Power of Expression, Reasoning Ability, and Effective Intelligence.
  • Be loud and clear enough to be audible to everyone while narrating the story.
  • Make eye contact with others while you narrate the story. This will fetch them your attention and they will listen to you with more interest.
  • Once others are narrating their stories listen them carefully and see for the common story theme of entire group.
  • Once discussion starts never start shouting or dominating others on the pretext of fear that you would not be heard unless you speak loudly. Try to speak for at least 2 times and drive the group towards framing a common story.
  • Try to help group to prepare a story, agree more and argue less.
  • Do not pin point others for a bad story and also do not force someone to speak if they do not want to. This will be a negative mark for you, it is better to speak first and make your chances rather than giving a chance to someone who is not interested to speak.

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