Candidates failing to highlight their personality trait in PGT must give more importance to HGT, as here the GTO will make the final assessment about them.
GTO's Briefing in Half Group Task-
Till now you have been working in a large group so many of you might have felt that you have not been able to give your best. Therefore, HGT gives you an opportunity of showing your best, as the name suggest the group will be divided into two half groups, these groups will be made to do the task in such a way that while one group is doing the task the other group is not allowed to watch the task, as generally both the groups are given same task. In this task all GTO Rules will apply, however the group rule is a bit modified as your group will be a smaller one. Time for each sub group will be 10 Minutes (Generally GTO gives this much time but task completes well before).
PROCEDURE FOR HALF GROUP TASK
In HGT the group is divided in to two equal halves and each half group is required to tackle one outdoor obstacle. The obstacle is same for both the half groups. When one group is doing it the other group will not be permitted to watch. Each group will get 10 MINUTES. The obstacle is bounded by a set of parallel lines called the start line and finish line and the area between the two is declared as out of bounds. In the out of bounds area there are some structures available and using them, the group goes from the starting to the finish line.
RULES FOR HALF GROUP TASK.
Candidate must strictly adhere to the following rules while crossing the obstacle.
a. Out of Bound Rule
The ground between the start and finish line is out of bounds for both human beings and the helping material.
b. Color Rule
White: Anything painted white can be used by both human beings and helping material.
Red: Anything painted red is out of bound for everything.
Black: It has no significance.
Green /Blue/Yellow: Only human beings can touch it and is out of bound for helping material.
c. Group Rule
Unless all the members of the group reach the finish line of previous obstacle, candidate cannot proceed to the start line of the next obstacle, which means that at any point of time the whole group must be tackling only one obstacle.(In HGT, the group will be smaller one).
d. Distance Rule
Candidates cannot jump across between two points having a distance of more than four feet. Candidates have to bridge the gap by using the helping material provided to make it less than four feet. This distance restriction is applicable horizontally, vertically and diagonally.
e. Infinity Rule-
The obstacle is bounded by the set of parallel lines called the Starting line and Finishing line which enlarges till infinity and the area between the two is declared as out of bound. However, the group by any means should never try to delay or take any side step to move beyond these lines.
f. Rigidity Rule-
Two rigid helping materials cannot be tied to each other with the help of a rope, but they can be placed one at the top of other as long as they are not tied.
g. Helping Material Rule
The rule states that any number of helping materials can be tied separately to any number of structures and the joining of ropes is permitted.
Images of Helping Material
- WOODEN PLANK 2. WOODEN BALLI 3. ROPE
TOP TIPS FOR SUCCESS IN HALF GROUP TASK.
- A candidate must be a constructive member in his group.
- He must support the group with ideas if other members have taken lead.
- A candidate should never criticize, shout and break the rules.
- A candidate should never give up. He must keep trying to solve the obstacle with his group mates.
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
click here to watch the video of the Half Group Task.
Video Credits-D. Vijaya Kumar Kumar