Important Tips to prepare for SBI PO Exam Descriptive Paper

Mains is not just competitive however, unpredictable too. We all know
descriptive is a part of SBI PO Mains exam in which we know what will be asked
from us. They expect us to write a letter and an essay. Descriptive test is for
50 marks and it will be an online test. Immediately after completing objective
test, descriptive test is administered. These tips will also be helpful for BOB
PO and Dena Bank PO Exams.
You should know that Descriptive Test paper of only those
candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective
Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in Objective Test.

So here we
will tell you what is being asked in descriptive test and how to go about it
with some valuable tips and points to keep in mind.
The first
and foremost thing is to brush up your English skills and it is the test to
check how well you can articulate information, understand and express
information precisely. Different topics are asked in it and you need to work
upon all of them in order to score well. The best part is we know what kind of
questions will be asked, it’s just that we need to work on topics and gather
all information around us to express your thoughts and practice more and more
to be well versed with the syllabus.
You will
be asked to write one essay which will be of 30 marks and a letter for 20
marks. 30 minutes time is given for this paper and it commences as soon as
objective paper finishes. So here we will learn few things to work upon essay
and letter.
Things to be included in Essay

Introduction: Always make sure that your
introduction is impressive enough that it gives a positive impact about your
essay and the checker can read the same on positive note.
Body: Body includes about the essay,
concept, theory and negative and positive points about the topic. Advantages
and disadvantages are mentioned it about the topic for the better
understanding. In this section you need to express all you thoughts around the
Suggestions: In this section suggestions about the
topic are mentioned on how to improve the things for better mankind.
Suggestions must always give a positive impact.
Conclusion: In the end section where the
summarization of all the points mentioned above is done. Make sure that your conclusion is in
harmony with your introduction and doesn’t contradict it.
How to prepare yourself for Essay
  • Writing
    a good essay requires lot of material to write which cannot be done instantly so
    you need to prepare yourself before.
  • Go
    through previous year questions and try to practice them by gathering
  • Pick
    random topics as seen in previous year question papers.
  • You
    always need to support your arguments with some key points so you should always
    memorize few.
  • While
    practicing use the dictionary to check the unfamiliar words.
  • Work
    on the word limit with proper time frame.
  • Do
    brainstorming and use a mind map to help stimulate lateral thinking.

Tips for Essay Writing
  • Avoid
    putting irrelevant information in the topic. Never write assumed things, always
    give the information which is relevant and the fact or if you are informed
    about it.
  • As
    you are given choices among the topic, always choose the topic you have the
    most information about. Never choose the difficult topic just to impress the
  • Write
    down all the information in a rough draft you have in your mind about the
  • Choose
    the topic you are most familiar about.
  • Take
    2-3 minutes to think about the topic.
  • Do
    not criticize anything needlessly.
  • Mention
    both negative and positive points about the subject.
  • Never
    get personal while writing an essay.
  • Highlight
    the important points in the essay.

Things to be included in Letter

The letter
writing is something which we are doing since childhood. However, proper letter
writing remains as a question mark till now. The most important thing is it
should be done in proper format.
Here we
will explain you the exact format of letter writing. The things you must
include in your letter.
  • Date
  • Your
  • Recipient
  • Salutation
  • Body
  • Conclusion
  • Signature

How to prepare yourself for Letter
  • Do
    brainstorming and write your thoughts about the topic you choose to write
    letter on.
  • Make
    a rough draft of points in it.
  • Think
    the reason you are writing letter and what are goals behind writing the same.
  • Then
    think other thoughts behind the same.
  • Some
    letters have more than one purpose. You may begin by telling a story and then
    conclude by the suggestions to improve. It completely depends on topic how you
    write the same.
  • After
    writing your points in draft, frame it in a proper structure.
  • Never
    threaten or write punches in your letter.
  • Always
    use the power of information.
  • Pick
    previous years topics and practice them.
  • Practice
    writing your problem in a way that it directly tells the recipient what you are
    trying to convey.
  • Always
    practice it in writing chronologically.
  • Learn
    a language that is easy to understand.

Tips for Letter Writing
  • The
    first and the foremost point is always start your letter from the left hand
  • With
    date always include a day of writing the letter as well.
  • Sender’s
    and Recipient address should be apt.
  • Colon
    must always be included at the time of salutation.
  • Subject
    should be crisp and clear enough so that what you intent to write should be
    clear enough in few words.
  • Body
    should include the exact and relevant content.
  • Matter
    should be appropriate enough to understand what you are trying to convey.
  • Conclusion
    should include the solution that you think is appropriate as per the problem.
  • Never
    forget to mention thanks and regards at the end.
  • Always
    mention your signature appropriately.
  • Write
    your matter precisely, remove unnecessary words from the matter.
  • While
    writing letter language must be polite and decent.
  • Use
    short sentences better than long one.
  • Use
    simple and clear language.

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