OPI Test in ISSB

OPI Test Pattern | Solution of OPI Tests

OPI Test is newly introduced in the ISSB tests at ISSB Center Kohat, ISSB Center Malir and ISSB Center Gujranwala. If you are going to appear in the Inter Services Selection Board of Army, Navy or Air Force then you must understand about this Oral Proficiency Interview test.

OPI exam in ISSB is newly introduced for the candidates who are going to appear in ISSB. OPI Test ISSB contains a set of 150 statements and individual is asked to solve it in 40 Minutes by choosing any one of the options given below;

  • Strongly Disagree
  • Slightly Disagree
  • Disagree
  • Neutral
  • Agree
  • Slightly Agree
  • Strongly Agree

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What is OPI Test?

OPI stands for “Oral Proficiency Interview” which is being taken at ISSB centers. In this test, candidates are being checked for their leadership qualities and they are awarded with recommendation or Not-Recommendation letter for forces as an Officer.

Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Test is basically used to check the behaviour of the individual in depth by using a likert scale. Individual mark any one of the option against each statement within a particular time.

OPI also stands for “Occupational Personality Inventory” and in ISSB mostly focus remains on personality of the individual because role of ISSB is to check the candidate’s personality as per set criteria against sixteen leadership qualities which are mentioned below.

  1. Intelligence Quotient
  2. Field of Work
  3. Self Confidence
  4. Planning Ability
  5. Courage
  6. Emotional Stability
  7. Responsibility
  8. Integrity
  9. Determination
  10. Initiative
  11. Influencing Ability
  12. Social Relations
  13. General Awareness
  14. Practical Ability
  15. Physical Endurance
  16. Expression

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Difference Between OPI Test and OPQ

If you are confused about OPI Test and OPQ Test then there is no need of confusion because it is very clear that both are the name of one test. OPI means Oral Proficiency Interview and OPQ means Oral Proficiency Questionnaire.

In this ISSB OPI Test, students are given with statements and against each statement student is to mark any one option between Strongly Disagree to Strongly Agree. Passing score in OPI Test depends on getting more than 80% scores against each trait.

Purpose of OPI Test in ISSB

Purpose of OPI Test in ISSB is to measure the students’ oral proficiency that if a candidate actually perform in the field that what would be the behaviour of the person and this is because of knowing about personality in depth because he/she has to face many undecommand JCOs, Havaldar, NCOs and ORs/ Airman/ Sailors.

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Format of OPI Test in ISSB

In OPI Test of ISSB, candidates are given with a questionnaire containing 150 statements including some questions of SRT (Situational Rating Test). In OPI Test candidates are asked to mark one of the option between Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree. Detail is given below;

  1. OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) Statements (143 Statements)
  2. SRT (Situational Rating Test) Statements (07 Situations)

In SRT, candidates are given a situation and against each situation, 4 to 5 statements are given. Candidates are to mark any one of the best option which he/ she thinks the most appropriate answer of the situation. This is actually the type of oral testing that what type of behaviour candidate shows.

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Sample Statements of OPI Test for ISSB

In the following see the sample statements which are included in the ISSB OPI Test. Codes from 1 – 7 have been mentioned against each statement which means; 1=Strongly Disagree, 2=Slightly Disagree, 3=Disagree, 4=Neutral, 5=Agree, 6=Slightly Agree, and 7=Strongly Agree

S. No Statements1234567
 1.I do just enough work to get by.1234567
 2.I do not like things to be a mess, I like to tidy up.1234567
 3.I am not interested in other people problems.1234567
 4.I don’t enjoy art exhibitions.1234567
 5.I get irritated easily.1234567
 6.I look at the bright side of life.1234567
 7.I like to take it easy.1234567
 8.I am always on the go.1234567
 9.I remain in calm under pressure.1234567
 10.I often feel sad.1234567
 11.I feel others emotions.1234567
 12.I avoid philosophically discussions.1234567
 13.I love to day dream.1234567
 14.I take charge of situation and events.1234567
 15.I insult people.1234567
 16.I am often drown in dumps.1234567
 17.I avoid crowds.1234567
 18.I find it difficult to approach others.1234567
 19.I am not bothered by difficult social situations.1234567
 20.I have difficulty in starting tasks.1234567
 21.I experience deep and changing emotions.1234567
 22.I dislike changes..1234567
 23.I keep my promises1234567
 24.I love my life.1234567
 25.I am not easily annoyed.1234567
 26.I got out of my way to seek adventure.1234567
 27.I love to help others.1234567
 28.I always leave the place in a mess.1234567
 29.I break my promises.1234567
 30.I am not interested in theoretical discussions.1234567
 31.I do not have time for people.1234567
 32.I know how to get things done.1234567
 33.I take advantage of others.1234567
 34.I do more what is expected of me.1234567
 35.I feel that I am unable to do deal with things.1234567
 36.I do a lot in my spare time.1234567
 37.I am afraid of many things.1234567
 38.I dislike myself.1234567
 39.We should not trust others.1234567
 40.I am always busy.   1234567
 41.I prefer variety to routine.1234567
 42.I am easily intimidated. 1234567
 43.I love excitement. 1234567
 44.I like to solve complex problems. 1234567
 45.I often eat too much.1234567
 46.I radiate joy.  1234567
 47.I tend to vote for liberal political candidates. 1234567
 48.I panic easily.  1234567
 49.I trust others. 1234567
 50.I would never cheat my friends. 1234567
 51.I make people feel welcome.1234567
 52.I go straight for the aim.1234567
 53.I try my best to follow the rules and regulations.1234567
 54.I like order.1234567
 55.I get irritated very easily.1234567
 56.I don’t like myself.1234567
 57.I am afraid that I will do anything wrong.1234567
 58.I don’t know about some of the things that I do.1234567
 59.I talk to so many people at parties.1234567
 60.I always try to lead others.1234567
 61.I am always on the go.1234567
 62.I try to find adventure in everything.1234567
 63.I believe that there is no absolute right and wrong.1234567
 64.I like to read challenging material.1234567
 65.I believe that many people have good intentions.1234567
 66.I stick to the rules.1234567
 67.I anticipate the needs of people.1234567
 68.I excel in everything I do.1234567
 69.I love to tidy up my belongings.1234567
 70.I work hard.1234567
 71.I always keep my promises.1234567
 72.I get upset easily.1234567
 73.I am often in a depressed mood.1234567
 74.I find it tough to approach others.1234567
 75.I feel that I am unable to deal with things.1234567
 76.I feel good around people.1234567
 77.I like being part of a group.1234567
 78.I can talk to others into doing things.1234567
 79.I like to discover new things in my spare time.1234567
 80.I express childish joy.1234567
 81.I love to daydream.1234567
 82.I see beauty in so many things that others might not notice.1234567
 83.I am passionate for to achieve my goals.1234567
 84.I believe that criminals should receive help instead of punishment.1234567
 85.I trust what others say.1234567
 86.I have a rich vocabulary.1234567
 87.I use flattery to reach ahead.1234567
 88.I like to help others.1234567
 89.Just due to lack of confidence, I have difficulty doing things on my own or starting a new project.1234567
 90.I find it not easy to throw out worthless items, even though that have no sentimental value.1234567
 91.I have a problem with being involved in a romantic relationship, for fear of being ridiculed or shamed by my partner.1234567
 92.I have chronic, never-ending feelings of boredom and emptiness.1234567
 93.I don’t like to delegate tasks unless the other person agrees to do it exactly the way I say.1234567
 94.I don’t have any need of social norms, especially when it comes to law.1234567
 95.I will make an extreme effort to get support from others.1234567
 96.I abide by the rules and regulations.1234567
 97.I like to do solitary activities over doing things with others.1234567
 98.I avoid any type of job where I have to interact with others, for the fear of rejection or criticism.1234567
 99.People might say I’ve had a history of unstable, but very intense relationships.1234567
 100.I will try my best to do anything to avoid abandonment in a relationship.1234567
 101.I do not like to plan ahead, and some people might call me impulsive.1234567
 102.I’m quite skeptical about most things.1234567
 103.I love and get fired up by the social gatherings and parties.1234567
 104.I just put my stuff wherever I want, I don’t need to go in a specific place.1234567
 105.I feel like I’m more laid back than energetic.1234567
 106.I like to plan far ahead.1234567
 107.I prefer to fit in and stand out.1234567
 108.I don’t care about yelling when I need to do it.1234567
 109.I wants people respect more than their love.1234567
 110.I prefer to get detail as much as possible.1234567
 111.My life is well organized.1234567
 112.I just need time to be myself.1234567
 113.I always get my work done as soon as I can.1234567
 114.I am normally unsatisfied with the way things are.1234567
 115.I prefer to make lists to help my memory.1234567
 116.I prefer to prepare well for things rather than just doing things on the fly.1234567
 117.I just tend to believe what others tell me wholeheartedly.1234567
 118.Parties wear me out very rapidly.1234567
 119.I keep my room neat and clean.1234567
 120.I prefer to tell people what an event meant to me personally, rather than just describing it.1234567
 121.I feel I’m more energetic than laid back.1234567
 122.I like to plan things at the last time.1234567
 123.I find it not easy to yell at others.1234567
 124.I need people’s love.1234567
 125.I prefer to prepare well for things rather than just doing things on the fly.1234567
 126.I prefer to make lists to help my memory.1234567
 127.I am normally unsatisfied with the way things are.1234567
 128.I always get my work done as soon as I can.1234567
 129.I just need time to be myself.1234567
 130.My life is well organized.1234567
 131.I prefer to get detail as much as possible.1234567
 132.I wants people respect more than their love.1234567
 133.I don’t care about yelling when I need to do it.1234567
 134.I prefer to fit in and stand out.1234567
 135.I like to plan far ahead.1234567
 136.I feel like I’m more laid back than energetic.1234567
 137.I just put my stuff wherever I want, I don’t need to go in a specific place.1234567
 138.I love and get fired up by the social gatherings and parties.1234567
 139.I’m quite skeptical about most things.1234567
 140.I prefer to know the “Who”,”when” and “what” of the things.1234567
 141.People are constantly exploiting, deceiving and trying to harm me.1234567
 142.I feel like my relationships are serious and deep, even if others don’t see them that way.1234567
 143.I have serious doubts about the trustworthiness and loyalty of my friends.1234567

In OPI Test, there are almost 07 situational questions which contains four option to check the behaviour of the student in certain situations which is called SRT (Situational Rating Test). Sample of the situational statements are given below;

144. Suppose you’re in a bus. The bus reaches your stop but still you not purchased a ticket due to heavy rush, then what will you do ?  
1. Jump out quickly to avoid embarrassment
2. call the conductor, and give him the money of the ticket.
3. Hand the money to someone else sitting nearby for to give that to conductor.
4. Give the money to the driver.  
 145.Suppose you’re passing by a river and you also know how to swim. Suddenly, you hear the cry of a drowning child. You would :
1. dive into the river to save him.
2. wait to see if some other person is there to help.
3. look for the professional divers
4. console the child’s parent.  
 146.Suppose you’re a guest at a dinner. The host asks you to take one more chapati after your stomach is full, You would :
1. make a blunt refuse
2. take the chapati
3. politely say that the food was too good and you have already eaten much.
4. make a bad face at him  
 147.While travelling in a train, you notice a person from the coach behind yours fall of the train. You would:
1. Wait till the train stops at the next station and inform the railway authorities there.
2. Pull the alarm chain so that the train may stop and the man may be helped.
3. shout at the falling man asking him to get quickly and entrain.
4. Jump off the train to assist the falling man
 148.On reaching the railway station, you find that the train you wanted to catch is just to start and there is hardly any time for purchasing the ticket. The best thing for you is to:
miss the train rather than take the risk of boarding the moving train.
1. first purchase the ticket and then catch the train if it is there.
2. rush to the train and perform your journey quietly.
3. rush to the train rather than miss it and inform the T.T.I at the next stoppage about your
4. inability to purchase the ticket.
 149.Suppose you are a team leader and you are supposed to hold a convention in HR issue. But your team members are unable to get adequate sponsorship.
1. You tell them things can work out like this and cancel the event
2. You postpone the event and give then some more time
3. You try and motivate them that they can do it
4. You put in your money and hold the event as scheduled  
 150.You are interviewed for a new job. Which of the following thing is most important for you?
1. Opportunities for promotion
2. Remuneration you will be paid
3. Scope to develop you ideas and use them to improve the working of the Institute.
4. All of these  

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How To Attempt OPI Test at ISSB?

Attempting any test is an art but if you are not familiar with such test then after getting the OPI Test statements take following points in mind so that you may attempt the test very clearly.

  1. First of all be relax and do not feel it fatigue.
  2. Just think that someone is asking these statements from you just for guidance.
  3. Read the statement carefully and try to understand what is in the statement. Like you can think that someone is asking this one to you which you are reading.
  4. If you do not meanings of any word then do ask from the instructors who are on duty. Always try to give answer after understanding the meaning of the sentence.
  5. Do not stuck yourself at any statement. If you do not know then just leave the statement and go ahead.
  6. Try to complete it in a given time and always try to focus on each statement before choosing appropriate answer.
  7. Be natural and mark the option truly.

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Tips to Solve the OPI Test

If you want to get 100% success in ISSB then there are few things which you must remember before going to ISSB center.

  1. You must know about yourself that “Who i am?”
  2. You must prepare yourself at least one year before attempting any ISSB.
  3. You must do your personality assessment from any authentic psychologist so that you may know about yourself and accordingly you may prepare yourself.
  4. Remember some demerits take a time to modify, therefore if you timely find out your weaknesses then you will be able to modify them at right time,
  5. Our experts always suggest that even before applying into any force you must have personality assessment for right direction because most probably you may be selected in Army and if you applied in PAF or Navy then you may be not recommended. Always seek that what qualities you have.

In case of any guidance regarding personality assessment contact us at 03348480890. We shall guide you for right direction.

Note:

There are many websites where one can test their personality but remember that is just to have overlook at your end which is not so much authentic and reliable. Always do consult with psychologist or from some reputed organization where psychologists offer their services for finding out personality traits.

In case of Online OPI Test, students can contact us for personality assessment where one can be assessed thoroughly about their personality and they will be told about their merits/ demerits, and also about their recommended fields regarding forces as well as to the civil departments.

FAQs

In ISSB any one can appear who have done FSc/ FA at least. ISSB is the part of selection process in Pak Army, Pak Navy and PAF. Whenever, you want to become an officer in Pak Defence Forces in permanent commission then you will have to go to ISSB center for selection.

In ISSB, a candidate is being checked for required leadership qualities. If a person has 16 leadership qualities which are judged by the psychologist, Deputy president and Group Testing Officer, they can become officer. Mostly person is rejected due to over cleverness, having false statements, less emotional stable, cheater and passive one.

There are sixteen qualities which are necessary to become an officer in defence forces. Qualities are;

  1. Intelligence Quotient
  2. Field of Work
  3. Self Confidence
  4. Planning Ability
  5. Courage
  6. Emotional Stability
  7. Responsibility
  8. Integrity
  9. Determination
  10. Initiative
  11. Influencing Ability
  12. Social Relations
  13. General Awareness
  14. Practical Ability
  15. Physical Endurance
  16. Expression

In ISSB there is no role of medical examination. In ISSB, a candidate is being checked for his/ her leadership qualities instead of medical. Those who pass the ISSB test, they undergo for final medical test where person who cavity can be managed after giving some time time of treatment. One cad do its treatment from any CMH or forces hospital immediately.

ISSB test usually being conducted after passing initial test at selection center. If a candidate has passed first year and studying in the second year, he/she can appear in the ISSB with surety certificate. But in case of failing in FSc, there will be no selection even after passing the ISSB.

To pass the ISSB tests is not a difficult job. Everyone can pass the ISSB test easily if he/she prepares it in true spirit. Analyse your personality and then prepare yourself accordingly.

If you apply in Defence Forces through permanent commission then ISSB is must for becoming an officer in the Aeronautics field.

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