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Descriptive Writing : For SBI PO and UIIC AO

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Dear Aspirants,

As you all know that SBI PO and IIC AO Both upcoming exams are near.One of the most important part of these Exams are Descriptive Exam that test Your writing skills, we are providing so some tricks and tips of Descriptive topics here. Both exams descriptive paper will be same & number of questions will also same.

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. also it will be asked in UIIC exam 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 1 hour for the same.

Descriptive format timing and marks

There will be 2 questions in the descriptive exam & timing will be same 30 minutes for 2 questions in both exams.

SBI Exam

Essay Writing – 1 Question – 30 marks
Letter Writing – 1 Question – 20 marks


Essay Writing – 1 Question – 20 marks
Letter Writing – 1 Question – 10 marks

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 insurance exams specifying descriptive English as a qualifying paper.

How to write a essay 

An essay proves a candidate’s views. Hence, there are a few rules which you need to follow while writing an essay.

A good introduction: The introductory paragraph is like a signpost. Hence, the introductory paragraph should be sound and convey a comprehensive overview of the entire topic. It should give the reader a reason to continue reading in interesting way.

Logical sequence of ideas: paragraph should be contain logical ideas. There should be thoughts and views in logical progression of ideas in the essay. The ideas should be logical in effective way.Counter arguments too, If possible, provide a counter argument. That will lend an element of analysis to the essay. However, it has to be ensured that the candidate’s focus should not get muddled.

Use of connectors: Use of connectors it helps the reader to form an idea about the sequencing of ideas. Examples of discourse markers or connectors can be ‘therefore’, ‘however’, ‘additionally’, ‘moreover’, ‘firstly’, ‘primarily’, ‘but’, ‘although’, ‘hence’, ‘so’, etc.

Conclusion in effective and short: The concluding paragraph is very important because it summarizes the concept or opinion. Do ensure that there is no new point in the concluding paragraph.

use examples Also: You need to include examples in order to substantiate your point of views. when any idea is made, it should be followed by an explanation, facts and examples for the same.

Bottom of the essay: Essay writing is not as difficult as it appears to be. All you need to do is know the way to go about it and eventually and practice regularly from English newspaper editorials and books.

We will provide Letter writing format soon….