PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT: AN INTRODUCTION
The objective of Psychological Assessment is to estimate your abilities and personality characteristics with special regard to your aptitude for the civil services. The procedure involves different exercises spread over two days.
On the first day you will be given written tests the purpose of which is to assess you and collect information about your interests, opinions and personal preferences etc.
No preparation is required for Psychological Tests. Just be yourself, respond to the questions freely. Express your true feelings, opinions and judgments as they are.
On the second day you will participate in group activities. These include two group discussions one in Urdu and one in English on general topics, about which you might have read, discussed with those around you and formed some opinion of your own. Subsequently you will get a problem usually related to problems encountered in every day working in administrative, educational or social set ups. The purpose of these group tasks is to see your ability to work individually as well with others within a specified time.
You will be rated primarily on the way you grasp and comprehend the issues, present and develop your ideas, exhibit your insight in the logical analysis and effectiveness of your approach to arrive at the solution of the problem within the allotted time.
It is of little significance whether you favour or oppose any issue as long as your reasoning is convincing and your arguments are sound. Hence the part you play in the group tasks is expected to demonstrate whether you possess adequate potential and qualities that are required in members of civil services of Pakistan.
The same day after the group session is over, you will meet psychologists for a brief interview for providing any additional information that may be required to complete the record.
Please bring supporting documents for your extracurricular activities, job experience, publications etc.
Viva Voce will be conducted by the Commission according to the schedule provided to you separately.
FAQs About Psychological Assessment.
Question: Can one appear in the Viva Voce if one could not appear in the Psychological Tests?
Question: What is the purpose of Psychological Assessment?
The objective of Psychological Assessment is to estimate abilities and personality characteristics of the candidates with special regard to their aptitude for the civil services i.e. whether they possess the potential and qualities, that are required as a member of the civil services of Pakistan.
Question: How long does the Psychological Assessment last?
The complete process involves different exercises spread over two working days.
Question: What should be the dress at the time of Psychological Assessment?
To conform to the formality of the occasion, the candidates should dress properly, appropriate to the weather, buttons done up, etc. and those who do not keep a beard must be freshly shaved. Informal dress such as T-shirts, Jeans/Denims, etc. is not desirable for the occasion.
Question: What sort of Preparation is required For Psychological Assessment?
No preparation is required for Psychological Tests. Just be yourself, respond to the questions freely. Express true feelings, opinions, and judgements etc. as per reality on ground.