In GPE GTO will present and then explain a situation of events having different problems to be reacted by the group. Each candidate in the group is asked to study the situation and is required to prepare by writing his or her action plan for the group, as he or she is the leader of the group.
The time allotted for writing the action plan is 10 minutes.
Then the GTO will take the written action plan from the candidates. After this a 'case study' group discussion is carried out in which each candidate present his or her plan and after that they have to arrive at a final consensus. Group planning exercise is conducted in order to judge the following planning and organizing qualities: -EFFECTIVE INTELLIGENCE, REASONING ABILITY, ORGANISING ABILITY, POWER OF EXPRESSION, SOCIAL ADAPTABILITY, COOPERATION.
This exercise is conducted in 5 stages which are as follows.
In Stage 1 GTO explains only once various features of the model laying on the ground, he will tell you about the marks, direction, scale and other features of the model like roads (Metallic or nonmetallic road), dams, furrows, river, railway lines, police posts, jungle or any other features, doubts if any are to be cleared at the end of the stage.
In Stage 2 GTO reads a story connected with the model laying on ground, the story has certain problems in it like a person who is injured or any unsocial element mixing poison in water tank and so on. Doubts are to be cleared at the end of the stage.
In this stage candidates will be given the story card (same from which GTO read the story in Stage 2) to read for 5 Minutes and thereafter the card is collected from you, doubts if any are to be cleared at the end.
After collecting the Story card from you, you will be provided with a sheet of paper and in that sheet of paper you have to write your individual solution in 10 Minutes and thereafter the sheet will be taken back from you.
In the Final Stage the candidates are required to discuss among them the solution for approx 15 Minutes, make a group plan and one of the candidates among the group (you have to decide among yourself who will give the group plan) will get up and give the group plan to the GTO with the help of a pointer.
1. GROUP DISCUSSION
2. GROUP PLANNING EXERCISE
3. PROGRESSIVE GROUP TASK
4. HALF GROUP TASKS
5. COMMAND TASK
7. INDIVIDUAL OBSTACLES
8. GROUP OBSTACLE RACE/ SNAK RACE
9. FINAL GROUP TASKS
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