SBI PO Essay and Letter writing Tips for 2017 Descriptive Paper
How to score high in SBI PO Mains descriptive paper

Experience shared by Ankit Vani, one of the successful candidates of SBI PO 2016,
as an Assistant Manager, State Bank of India.

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Let’s not beat around the bush this time and jump straight to the point. The most effective pill to score high in descriptive is: Grammatically flawless write-ups and Letters with proper format. A combination of this two works best. If I would to tell you that I barely practiced couple of letters and essays’ before the examination and yet managed to score so well, I must say it is a coefficient of the two important pills that I gave you above.

Let’s start with the essay writing first:

The most talked about question is “How to effectively frame an essay?” First of all, this is not a UPSC examination where in your views on India’s China policy would matter or your opinions on Economic losses to India’s exclusion from Silk Road summits would be asked for in detail. The main purpose behind essay writing test is to check how coherently one can put forward his/her points taking into consideration all the aspects of a particular topic. And that is the sole reason why we saw topics like “Should games like Pokemon Go be banned in India?” last year or for that matter, a lot of generalized topics which had been asked in the past.

There are three key pillars to focus on “Framing an effective essay”

  1. Choosing the right topic.
  2. Knowledge on the particular topic.
  3. Ability to convey that knowledge through words.

If you have good grip over English languagebut choose the wrong topic on which you could write very little, on which you have very narrow source of knowledge, things would go awry. If you have knowledge and choose the right topic, but doesn’t have the right set of abilities to convey that, marks would be in scarcity. It is like you have the right type of soil but not the right mold for making a soil pot.

With that, introduction and conclusion matter as much as power play matters in a One-day game of Cricket. How many of you remember how much a team scored in between 16th-40th over? No one, but everyone remembers the runs scored in first 15 and last 10 overs because a good beginning and conclusion is what it takes to make a slight difference and collect few more brownie points. Let’s read some “rules of the game” below:

How to write effective letters?

Unless it’s a love letter, everybody needs that secret success to writing effective letters. Letter writing’s main purpose is to check a candidate’s written communication skills since this job involves a lot of communication through letters and a word here and there and different meanings of a single sentence could make one’s life difficult. The basic rules are same and would stay the same forever.

As you all know, letters are of two types: Formal Letter & Informal Letter. A letter written to an MLA or a Bank Manager is formal while a letter written to your siblings, parents, relatives, friends etc. is an informal letter. But where the difference lies, it lies in terms of language you choose. Formal Letters demand more formal and respectful language while informal letters usually can be written using informal language since we are writing to our near and dear ones.

Before reading ahead, please cram the formats for formal and informal letters. Why? Because rest of the tips would be highly irrelevant if the formats are screwed up in the exam.

All the best!!
Ankit

P.S: In case you clear the exam, do write me a letter to ankitvani520@gmail.com.



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