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SBI PO Exam 2014: Descriptive Paper-Tips and Strategies: Letter Writing

May 20, 2014 16:40 IST

    State Bank of India will conduct Probationary Officer Recruitment Exam 2014. The written examination will be tentatively in month of June 2014 in order to recruit eligible candidates for the Post of Probationary Officer in different SBI Branches.

    SBI PO descriptive exam is taken to checks the level of understanding and lucidity of candidates. So to score high marks in descriptive paper are required to increase the clarity of thoughts in your writings. One can increase the level of clarity in several ways, which are mentioned below. Jagranjosh.com has come up to provide topic wise tips for descriptive test. Here, we include tips for writing good letter.

    Requirements of Good Letter

    1. The utmost requirement of a good letters is brevity. It means one word is sufficient to meaning.
    2. Care should be taken not to sacrifice clarity for the sake of brevity.
    3. The golden rule for good letter is to write in natural manner avoiding exaggerations and lavish use of figurative expressions.
    4. The purpose of all writing is to make ourselves clear to those for whom our writing is meant.
    5. The good letter should have pleasant and persuasive expressions.
    6. There should be originality and individuality of style

    Format of Official Letter

    Senders Address (For Eg: 12/215, Kamla Nagar, New Delhi)

    Date

    Address of Addressee

    The…………………………………

    ……address……………………..

    ……………………………………….

    Subject: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

    Sir

    Through this letter, I want to …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

    Body of letter

    Thanking You

    Yours Truly

    …………………………..

    Types of Letter

    Personal Letters

    These letters are written to relatives, friends, and acquaintances. In these letters, there is deep emotional proximity between the writer and the addressee.

    Social Letters

    It includes invitations and the answer to invitation. They comprise letters of invitation, condolences, congratulations etc. These letters are bound by rules of formality and informality depending upon depth of relationship between writer and addressee.

    Official Letters

    These letters are written by the members of the public to the authorities or the letters from ministry to another or from one officer to another.

    Business Letters

    The business letters are generally addressed to the commercial firm with regards to the business or some other types of enquiries about the business.

    Public Letters

    These letters are those which are written by the members of the public to the well known persons. One can convey his/her feelings to the general mass on burning topics/ issues of society. Like, letter to the editor, letter addressed to central/state minister, Government authorities etc.

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