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Descriptive writing for IBPS PO 2017

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Dear Aspirants,

As you all know that IBPS PO MAINS EXAM is near.One of the most important part of this Exam is Descriptive Wrtiting Exam which is recently added by IBPS that test Your writing skills, so we are providing all the aspects: question types, how to prepare, the evaluation criteria and some DOs and DONTs for this section.

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

How to attempt descriptive paper

First the prelims exam will be conducted and this will be followed by the mains examination. Candidates will get the descriptive paper in the examination and candidates will need to qualify the exam with good marks. They have to pass the exam and after this they will need to qualify the interview process which will be the last phase of the selection process. Here are some of the details which candidates will need to know about the descriptive exam. it is very important for candidates to know pattern of descriptive examination and they have to write the answers online. As the exam is online so no sheet will be provided to the candidates for writing of the essay and letters etc. They have to write it online using the keyboard and they will be allowed the time of 30 minutes for the same.

Descriptive format timing and marks

Questions : 1 on essay writing; 1 on letter writing ( Total : 2 )

Maximum Marks : 25

Time Allotted : 30 minutes

There will be two questions : Essay Writing and Letter Writing

Why need descriptive test 

It is necessary that candidate posses basic English knowledge so they are able to present their views in the right meaning.hence we are seeing bank and insuranceexams specifying descriptive English as a qualifying paper.

How to Prepare for the Descriptive section in the IBPS PO Mains 2017?

Read: Take out time to read a variety of text from Newspapers, Magazines, Novels, etc. every day. While reading, notice the structure of the narrative and the tone used for different articles by the authors. If you don’t understand a particular word, look it up immediately on the dictionary. This exercise will help you get an idea about different writing structures and improve your vocabulary.

Write: Start writing! Pick a topic at random and write whatever you know about that topic. So, start writing essays on topics.Once you’re done writing, it is now time to edit and give it a proper structure. Editing essentially means discarding words or paragraphs from your essay that don’t support the main idea, putting it in a proper structure and checking if there are any grammatical mistakes. Once you have structured your writing, discarded unwanted details and checked to ensure there are no grammatical mistakes, it’s now time to get your writing analyzed from another person.

Analysis : It’s a good idea to let another person (preferably one who is good at writing) analyze and evaluate your writing. Feedback is essential to know what your writing is lacking and to make it better. Take the feedback in a positive spirit, improvise your writing and avoid making the same mistakes again.

Practice: Continue this cycle of writing, editing, analyzing and evaluating till you’re satisfied with your essay or précis. Practice reading every day and writing as many essays and précises as possible.