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IBPS PO Mains Descriptive Test Tips and Tricks

How to Improve Your Descriptive Test Scores – Check here important IBPS PO Mains Descriptive Test Tips and Tricks. How to prepare for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Descriptive Writing Test. Check IBPS Descriptive Test Expected Topics.

IBPS PO Mains Descriptive Test Tips and Tricks

The IBPS PO prelims are over now and it’s high time for all the participating aspirants to gear up for IBPS PO Mains 2017, which is going to be conducted on 26th November, 2017. If you have cleared IBPS PO Prelims, the IBPS PO Mains exam is right around the corner and you need to give your best shot to the remaining phase (Mains and Interview) to get selected as an IBPS PO.

Important – This year, the IBPS PO mains paper also consists of a descriptive writing section which is qualifying in nature.

Writing skills are an integral part of communication and Descriptive Test (of English Language) will test your writing skills, understanding, analysing and summerising skills. Learning how to write essays and letters can be one of the boring experiences for students, but it is also one of the most important. It puts all your knowledge of language and General Awareness to Test. By working on your writing skills you will become more capable of analyzing data, interpreting data, and thinking critically.


In this post on IBPS PO Mains descriptive test tips and tricks, we would be covering all the aspects: question types, how to prepare, the evaluation criteria and some DOs and DONTs for this section.

 

Before going any further, lets's have a look on the IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2017-

IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

Sr. No.

Name of test

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Medium of Examination

Time Allotted

1

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

English & Hindi

60 minutes

2

English Language

35

40

English only

40 minutes

3

Data Analysis and Interpretation

35

60

English & Hindi

45 minutes

4

General, Economy /Banking Awareness

40

40

English & Hindi

35 minutes

Total

155

200

180 minutes



Sr. No.

Name of test

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Medium of Examination

Time Allotted

1

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

2

25

English

30 minutes


 

The Main exam also consists of an English Language Descriptive Writing Test.

  • Questions : 1 on essay writing & 1 on letter writing ( Total : 2 )
  • Maximum Marks : 25
  • Time Allotted : 30 minutes


 

Descriptive Paper is just qualifying in nature; You don’t have to deal with the stress of maximising your scores.


 

In IBPS PO Descriptive Paper 2017, a letter can be asked in the form of Personal or Business letter. Remember, that a letter addressed to an official is a Business letter whereas the one addressed to your friends/family is a Personal letter. Firstly familiarize yourself with the formats of both Business and Personal letter.

Important parts that need to be included in both the types of the letter


 

Parts of Letter

About the Parts of Letter

Letterhead

Your false address

Dateline

Today’s date

Letter Address

The recipient’s/
addressee’s address (false address)

Subject (Only
in the
formal letter)

The reason why you
are writing the letter

Salutation

References like “Dear Sir/Madam”,
“Dear Mother, or
simply “Sir” etc.

Contents of
the Letter

Contains an introductory
paragraph, ‘body’ explaining
the subject in detail and
a concluding paragraph.

Complimentary
Closing

Regardful signing off, for e.g.
“yours truly”,
“yours faithfully”, etc.

Writer’s Name
& Designation

Your false name & designation
(if given in question)


 

The most important thing while writing a letter is the format. There are few things you must include in the body format of the letter. These are to be followed in order (top to bottom):

  1. Date: include the date and day of writing the letter.
  2. Sender’s Address: Here you must include sender’s address and email.
  3. Inside Address: Here you must include the address of the reader, to whom you are sending the letter.
  4. Salutation: You must include the colon at the end of salutation. References like “Dear Sir/Madam”, “Dear Mother, or simply “Sir” etc.
  5. Body text: Here state the reason for writing, mention the solution, opinions, we need to add about 2-3 paragraphs of the body.
  • In the first paragraph of the formal letter, you must introduce yourself and state the reason for writing the letter.
  • You don’t need to introduce yourself in an informal letter. Just stating the reason for writing the letter would suffice.
  • Contains an introductory paragraph, ‘body’ explaining the subject in detail and a concluding paragraph.
  • Convey information in a right way. Write that is the most crucial part of the letter which is also be considered as the central message of the letter.
  • There are certain rules you should know about the complimentary closing of formal letters. If you know the name of the addressee and begin the letter with “Dear Mr. Abc”, etc. then stick to signing off with ‘yours sincerely/truly’. If you don’t know the name to whom you are writing and are addressing the recipient as “Dear Sir”, “Dear Sir/Madam”, etc. then close the letter with ‘yours faithfully’.
  • But we advised the safest and the best practice to write ABC or XYZ instead of mentioning your name in the letter.

How to write Essay for IBPS PO Descriptive Paper 2017? IBPS PO Mains Descriptive Test Tips

Always write essay in following manner-

  • Introduction: It should include the Background and the history of the Subject.
  • About: It should include the details, concept, and theory of the Subject.
  • Positives: Here you must state the advantages of the subject which should include various benefits caused to the different sections of the society, Indian economy, women, and country overall. At last, state what impact it has worldwide (if any).
  • Negatives: This should be covered carefully and include any harm it has caused / will cause to the people, economy of the country.
  • Suggestions: Here you must mention any improvement in the subject for the better. The suggestion should be good and must reflect positive changes in the future.
  • Conclusion: Here you are required to summarize all the points you have mentioned above.

Important Tips for Essay Writing

  • Start practicing by writing small paragraphs on relevant topics.
  • Take time to choose the subject.
  • You should be familiar with the subject.
  • Give informed opinions instead of stating assumptions.
  • Think for some time about the subject.
  • Note down all the important points.
  • Be neutral while writing an essay.

We hope that the abobe tips for IBPS PO Mains Descriptive Test 2017 would have helped you in understanding the IBPS Descriptive Test in details.

All the Best!

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