Learn Letter and Essay Writing for SBI PO Mains & other Competitive Exams


It is important for you to learn Essay Writing, Letter Writing and Precis Writing if you are aiming to crack general competitive examinations, especially SSC CGL, SBI PO, BOB PO, IBPS PO, and RBI Grade-B. If you are preparing for SBI PO Mains then its time you should also pace up your practice for Letter and Essay Writing.


What can be the key to effective writing to score in Descriptive Test ?

  • Reading- The more you'll read the more it will become easier for you to express opinions, ideas, and facts in a proper manner. Reading is essential to effective writing.
  • Grammar, Spellings, and Punctuation- Take them seriously!! There will be a deduction of marks in case you trip on these three. 
  • Brush up your knowledge of Current Affairs- There is a high possibility that you'll face a question from one of the trending topics in news, so always stay updated.

To help you practice Descriptive Writing and prepare trending topics asked in competitive exams; Adda247 has brought to you a new edition (Printed Version) of Descriptive Writing Book for SSC CGL, SBI PO, IBPS PO, RBI Grade-B and other Competitive Examinations. You can BOOK it Now at a price of Rs. 289/- inclusive of shipping charges. We've ensured that this descriptive writing Book will be the one-stop solution to all your worries related to the pattern, topics and practice material for Essay, Letter, and Precis Writing. You'll get 90+ fully solved examples of Essays, Letters, and Precis on trending topics expected to be asked in upcoming competitive exams. Along with solved examples, you'll also get practice exercises to test your progress in descriptive writing because to score in the exam you'll have to learn to write yourself. This book will also provide you with fully solved questions of Letters and Essays asked in previous year's exams of SBI PO, IBPS PO, SSC CGL and more. 

Essay Writing

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 book 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 Right to Freedom of Expression, Cultural Diversity in India, Digital India, Swatchh Bharat Abhiyan, Saubhagya Scheme, 7th Pay Commission, India's Poor Ranking in EPI, Disaster Management, Space Programmes of India, Ransomware Attacks, EVMs, Demonetisation, Intolerance, Cooperative and Competitive Federalism, Digital Banking and more.


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.

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 book, you can understand the key features of précis writing the writing process with some important tips and solved examples

You can refer to the following sample of Letter and Essay Writing and get an idea of the format:

Q. Write a letter to the SHO of your area complaining against the violation of traffic rules by the people. (WORD LIMIT- 150)

17-B, Sadar,
Nagpur

24th June 2018

The SHO,
Sadar, Nagpur,
Maharashtra

Sir,

I wish to draw your kind attention towards the increasing incidents of road accidents in our area. The major cause of such incidents is the violation of traffic rules and absence of traffic police on signals. People are in a habit of breaking laws. Everybody on the road seems to be in a hurry.
It is very common that many people talk over mobile while drive and also jump red lights. Over speeding is another cause of road accidents. All these have contributed to the increase in the road accidents. Pedestrians do not feel safe while moving on the road.
It is, requested to take immediate necessary action to check the incidence of road accidents. Traffic police may be deployed on every street to punish those who dare to break the traffic rules.

Yours faithfully,
Priya

Q. Write an essay on the Blue Whale Challenge: Targeting Psychology of vulnerable minds in 250 words.

Blue Whale Challenge: Targeting Psychology of vulnerable minds 

"Blue Whale Challenge" that was initially a sensationalized hoax, is now believed to have had instances of mimetic self-harming and mimicking groups, leaving immature teenagers at risk of cyberbullying and online shaming. Blue Whale is explained as being based on the relationship between participants (or challengers) and administrators. The administrators command a series of missions that players must accomplish, usually one per day, some of which involve self-mutilation.
The Blue Whale challenge is an online game that pushes teens to commit suicide. Over the past month, a dozen teen deaths have been associated with the game in India and many more across the world. There is need to move discourse from the cause, to address the fundamental mental health vulnerabilities that are getting these kids manipulated by an administrator who slowly works on stimulating dormant suicide ideation in someone with depression.
We need a discourse on depression but to do that, there is a necessity to de-hyphenate anxiety from psychosis. We can’t wait for authorities or government to provide solutions, each of us has to do our part to promote better mental well-being in whatever approach possible.

Points To Remember

  • Keep the word limit in mind: You can use any short and imaginary address while writing a letter, so you won't run out of words in the main body of the letter. For Essay writing do not try to take too many points as you'll be on a tight word limit of 150 or 250 words.
  • Use simple language: There is no need to use heavy vocabulary, the main agenda of descriptive test is to deliver the message appropriately to the reader.
  • Avoid grammatical and spelling errors.
  • Read newspapers and try to write on a topic daily with a confined word limit to improve your writing skills.

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 Book for Descriptive Writing you can easily learn the approach and crack descriptive paper of upcoming examination.






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