Tue. May 24th, 2022

GTO Tasks in ISSB: Command Task

ISSB Command Task is part of GTO Out door Task. It is held before the F.G.T. The aim of this task is to find the commanding capability of the candidate. In this test, you are commander and you have to accomplish the given task within time, along with your subordinates and helping material without any damage.

Procedure of ISSB Command Task

The GTO call each candidate one by one for the command task. He will lead you towards your task area on the way there will be short talk (you can say as GTO interview). After the GTO interview, he will brief you about the Task and the rules. He will give you some time to make a plan. Time given by GTO may be of 2 minutes to 3 minutes. After that, he will ask you to called your group mates.

When your group mates come, he will tell you that your time has been started. It’s the when your leadership starts, you will be the commander and rest of the candidates in your task will be your sub-ordinates.

For a successful command Task, you have to listen the GTO instructions carefully and keep in mind the points told by the GTO. Instuct your subordinate about your plan and all the rules as briefed by the GTO. Additionally make sure your team have understood what is in your mind. Exercise proper control over your team and correct them if they do something wrong or break any rule by mistake. But while doing so be polite and humble in your approach. As per the rules repeat the step if any mistake is made.

In GTO Interview, he will mostly asked about your merits and demerits, Geographic Location of some countries and some questions related to your bio data form.

Purpose of the Command Task

Purpose of the command task is to assess:
Commanders leadership qualities.
Ability to plan and execute the task.
Reaction to setbacks and failures.
How does a candidate handle/face stress and discomfort.
Acceptability by group mates.
Willingness and body language.

In command Task, you are observed by GTO as commander and sub ordinate. He will observe, how you can utilize the resources and make a plan. In command Task, he will observe, your behavior with your team mates as a commander and as subordinate to your commander. Moreover, GTO also observe how a candidate behaves in stress and difficulty. How you can brief a task to your group.

Tips to prepare for GTO Tasks in ISSB: Command Task


 Talk loud and clear while addressing your subordinates.

 Don’t ask for help, use your brains.

 Treat your subordinates well.

 Make sure you lead from the front, don’t send your subordinates to test an unstable plank. Instead, you must take the risk.

 Try to use all helping material wherever possible.

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