Candidates participating in the recruitment rally will have to take up the Ditch Jump assessment. A ditch about 9 feet long is dug and the candidate will have to jump over it – it is like a long jump. Unlike the Run test and the pull-up test, there are no marks for this. It is just a qualification parameter. You either pass or fail.
The ditch jump tests the candidate’s fear. Jumping 9 feet over a ditch requires courage apart from skill. This involves application of force, a physical phenomenon and a proper technique to maximize the distance covered. Below are some tips that can help you do well in the ditch jump.
- When you start running, begin slowly and accelerate.
- Take long, fast strides and keep your back straight, looking straight forward.
- Do not lean backwards. Your ankle, hip and shoulders have to be maintained in a straight line.
- Do not slow down when you approach the board or look down.
As you Jump
- When you come to the board, jump vertically: your speed will carry you forward.
- Shoot your chest out and look upwards Keep your feet as up as possible
As you land
- Land with your arms and legs in front of you, as close to fully-extended as possible.
- Throw your body weight forward when you land.
Hope these tips help you scale the 9 feet ditch with ease. All the best!!!