Business Letter Writing for SIDBI Grade A Exam

SIDBI (Small Industries Development Bank of India) has released its notification for the recruitment for the post of Assistant Manager (Grade A- General Stream). Click here to read FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about the exam.

In the exam, there is an ‘English language and Drafting Ability Test’comprising of one Essay Writing (35 marks) and one Business letter writing (15 Marks). You will get 45 minutes to attempt this section. Click here to read about important instructions regarding Essay writing as well as some sample essay topics which you can get in the exam.

In this article we will take a closer look at how to approach Business Letter Writing.

Follow this step by step process and format to write a flawless business letter.

  • Sender’s Address

#34, GMR Layout

3rd Cross, Sanjaynagar

Bangalore- 560094

  • Date

January 19, 2016

  • Complete name, title and address of the recipient

Use “Mr.” for a male recipient. If you do not know how a female recipient prefers to be addressed, it is best to use “Ms.”

Mr. Mahesh Kumar

996, PMP Layout


  • Salutation

Dear Mr. Kumar/Dear Sir/Dear

  • Body of the letter

Start with an introduction, as in why you are writing this letter. In the next paragraph, provide the necessary details. Be concise and avoid redundancy. Also, use double spacing in between two paragraphs. Restrict yourself to 2-3 paragraphs.

  • Closing

Use “Sincerely, ” for closing. Leave four blank spaces and type your full name. The blank space should be used for your signature


(Your signature)

Atul Sharma

  • Enclosure

If you have enclosed some documents with the letter (for ex, CV, Certificates etc), leave two spaces below your name and write Enclosure/Enclosures. If you have enclosed more than one document, mention the number in brackets. For example, if you have enclosed three documents, write- Enclosures (3) 

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