A Guide to Descriptive Writing ebook

Dear Readers,

The descriptive writing test is a part of the recruitment process of upcoming BOB PO, Dena Bank PO, SBI PO, RBI Grade B Officer, and SSC exams. The art of descriptive writing is the art of discovering the ways to express your opinion in a precise and clear manner which might seem as a challenge to many candidates as they might not know from where to start! But don’t worry now with Adda247’s Guide to Descriptive Writing which covers pattern, tips, and examples of Letter, Essay, and Précis Writing you can easily learn the approach and crack descriptive paper of upcoming examination.

BOB PO, SBI PO, and Dena Bank exam Descriptive test will have 2 questions for 50 marks and in RBI Grade B Paper-II of Phase-II is Descriptive Writing of 90 marks. In this ebook you’ll get solved examples of all popular type of Letters, Essay and Précis asked in competitive exams. Our aim was to provide you all with the latest topics with solved examples and practice exercise set for descriptive writing and encourage them to be prepared to face toughest questions with a proper strategy. You can get the Descriptive Writing ebook from store.adda247 for a nominal price of Rs.49.

Letter Writing

In recent competitive exams, we’ve seen letter to the editor and informal letters were the hot topics asked in the descriptive paper. While writing a letter one should keep in mind to write letters that get your message across without the reader calling you for clarification. Letters shouldn't be verbose and usually, in competitive exams, there is a prescribed word limit.

 To help you understand the art and pattern of letter writing we have included tips and letter writing aids of both Formal and Informal Letter separately, along with solved examples of Letter to Editor, Complaint Letter, Grievance Redressal Letter, Formal Invitation etc. in Formal Letter Category and Personal Letter/ Expression of Concern, Condolence Letter, Informal Invitation, Letter of Congratulations, Thank You Letter/ Gratitude Expression etc. in the Informal Letter Category.

Along with solved examples, you’ll get a practice exercise of both Formal and Informal Letter that you must practice keeping in mind the word limit of 150 words to hone your skills of Letter Writing for the Descriptive test.

Essay Writing

Along with Letter writing essay writing is also asked in almost every descriptive test of competitive exams. With essay writing the main issue that you might face is how to start an essay and how to structure your points/facts/ideas in a paragraph to express your views. Yes, there is a set format that for even essay writing that you must keep in mind. And you’ll get to know that through this ebook for descriptive writing.

An essay is a long composition that can be asked on any topic, especially on the topics related to current issues, or the issues that are drawing everybody’s attention. You’ll get solved examples of essays on most frequently asked topics like Globalisation, Terrorism, Caste Based Reservation in India, Corruption in India, Paid News etc. and Current Affairs based trending topics like GIFT City, WannaCry Ransomware Attack, Naxalism in India, ISRO Attained New Heights, Electronic Voting Machines, Baahubali, Indo-Pak Relation etc.

Along with each essay, you’ll get a set of related or important questions that can be asked in upcoming competitive exams. Through this ebook you can also learn key point and write an essay on insurance and Banking related topics like Financial Inclusion, Merger of banks, Insurance Penetration etc. 

We’ve also included a practice exercise based on latest current affairs and hot topics like Cow vigilantism, Vienna Convention, One Belt One Road project etc. You must attempt to write essays on the questions of this practice exercise as this will not only help you test your skills of essay writing but also will boost your confidence. Do remember the word limit of 250-300 words while writing an essay as you must keep it precise and not verbose.

Précis Writing

Like a fluid, writing is compressible and a compressed form of any long passage is termed as précis writing. Précis is still asked in some competitive exams and it is all about writing down the summary of a given passage best expressing the passage as clearly as briefly as possible. Through this ebook you can understand the key features of précis writing the writing process with some important tips and solved examples.

Some features associated with this book are:
  • Format and useful writing tips for Letter, Essay and Précis writing.
  • Incorporates all popular and expected topics for Essay writing.
  • Solved examples of different types of formal and informal letters asked in competitive exams.
  • Solved examples of Essay and Précis writing.
  • Practice Exercise of Letter and Essay Writing. 
  • Expected Essay Writing Topics Based on Current Affairs.


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