The third most important tool to assess a candidate is the ISSB Picture Story Writing. In this test all you have to do is to make a story of a picture shown to you on the multimedia. The pictures shown in this test are basically sketch pictures with no colors. Different objects or characters are shown on a picture and you have to make a story out of it. This is done to assess the nature of perception of a person and is very strong tool for psychologists. ISSB Picture Story Writing is also called Thematic Apprehension Test in psychological term.
Number of Pictures:
A sum total of 4 pictures will be shown to you on the multimedia. Each picture will last for a limited period of time so that you can write down a story.
A single picture will be shown for 30 seconds and then more 30 seconds will be given to you to make a story out of it. After that, you will be given 3.5 minutes to write down a story. The same process will be repeated for other 3 pictures.
Tips to attempt ISSB Picture Story Writing
Following are some of the helpful tips to tackle the ISSB Picture Story Writing.
- Watch the picture carefully. Notice the details like characters, expressions, actions, objects and the surroundings.
- Make an idea or a story out of that picture in the 30 seconds provided to you. You have to think of a story quickly.
- Your story must be relate able to the picture shown.
- Irrelevant details if written will waste your own time.
- Write approximately 12 lines.
- Try to end your story by writing the complete concept you want to deliver.
- Your writing must be illegible.
- Write your own idea and do not copy the ideas of others.
- Never ask for picture description from an ISSB staff member.
- Once completed and got any time left, try to read it once again.
- Do not panic and write what your mind says.
Samples for ISSB Picture Story Writing
Some of the samples used at ISSB are given below.