IBPS PO Mains Exam is scheduled on 30 November 2019. With the Aptitude section in this, we have one more section at the end that is Descriptive Writing which comprises – one Letter Writing and one Essay Writing which makes a total of 25 marks. The marks that you get in the descriptive writing section are added to the Mains objective paper marks to calculate the overall mains cut off marks. So, it is very important to have a good idea about Descriptive writing. In this blog, Descriptive Writing For Bank Exams we will provide you with some of the important topics, types, and formats for Letter writing. Do remember that in the exam, you will have to type the Essay and Letter using the computer keyboard. So it is advisable to practice them online.
Descriptive Writing For Bank Exams – IBPS PO Mains Exam
- Questions: 1 on essay writing; 1 on letter writing (Total: 2)
- Maximum Marks: 25
- Time Allotted: 30 minutes
Descriptive Writing For Bank Exams – Types of Letter Writing
There are mainly two types of letters asked in exams:
- Written in official and non-personal capacity.
- Written to authorities, dignitaries, bureaucratic bodies, news editor, bank manager, etc
- Personal Letter
- Written to personal contacts, family, friends, relatives, siblings, etc
Descriptive Writing For Bank Exams – Topics For Letter Writing
Below are some important and latest topics that you can practice writing upon for your different Bank Exam descriptive writing part.
Here are a few formal letter topics-
- Write a letter to the branch manager of your bank to conduct a campaign in your area to create awareness about the benefits of KYC.
- Write a letter to the Superintendent of Police of your district suggesting steps to make the police department more approachable.
- Write a letter to the editor of a local newspaper detailing the losses suffered by local retailers during online sales during festivals.
- Write a letter to the editor of a local newspaper about the stray animal problem getting out of hand in your locality.
- Complaint letter about hassle faced by common people due to demonetization.
- Complaint letter about increasing noise pollution.
- Complaint letter concerning the chaotic state of traffic.
- Letter to Bank Manager to reissue your ATM Card.
- Letter expressing your views on corruption in this country.
- Request letter for greater frequency of Public Transport (Bus Service) in your area.
Informal letters topics-
- Letter to your younger sibling, stating the importance of a healthy diet and the reasons for avoiding junk food.
- Write a letter to your younger sibling, who has recently started working, to not take too much stress at work.
- Write a letter to your younger sibling about the recent changes in traffic rules and fines, advising him/her to be cautious
- Letter to your favorite novelist about his/her recent novel.
- Letter to your sister congratulating her on her promotion.
- Letter to your friend who is depressed.
- Letter to your parents advising them to invest in mutual funds.
- Letter to invite your friend to your brother’s wedding.
- Letter to convince your friend to take better care of her health.
Prepare these topics or any similar topic that attracts your attention and you will be good to go.
Descriptive Writing For Bank Exams – Common Tips On Letter Writing
- Word limit – 150 words.
- Correct format and salutation (different for both).
- Take care of grammar, spellings, punctuations, and indentation.
- Every part carries equal weightage.
- 3 paragraphs – an introductory paragraph, a body, and a concluding paragraph.
- Try not to go beyond a single paragraph for the body.
- A letter must never be written in points.
- Use simple and straightforward sentences.
- The letter should have a flow, clearly mentioning the purpose of writing.
- Do not use jargon, slangs or abbreviations.
Descriptive Writing For Bank Exams – Formal Letter Format
- Use a comma after every line of address.
- Salutation should be “Dear Ma’am/ Sir”.
- Subject can be placed AFTER or BEFORE salutation.
- Addresses of both sender and receiver must be mentioned in a formal letter.
- Sender address> Receiver address > Salutation.
- The introduction must mention the issue.
- The body should describe the issue.
- The conclusion must quote the steps that can be taken/ expectations/ timelines, etc.
- The statements must be very direct and written in a formal command and sentence structure. Use active voice preferably.
Descriptive Writing For Bank Exams – Informal Letter Format
- Address of only the sender should be mentioned in an informal letter.
- Use comma after every line of address.
- Salutation should be “Dear name of the friend/ family”.
- The introduction should have greetings and mention the reason for writing the letter.
- The body should give descriptions of the same.
- The conclusions must end with well wishes, etc.
- Be polite and do not form long sentences and be extra careful of the word limit.
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