Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will organize its main exams to select probationary officers in public sector banks (IBPS PO Mains 2017) on November 26, 2017. Since this is just a round corner, so at this time you have got every section of the paper well. One of the PO instrument papers is a descriptive writing section.
In this post we will cover all aspects: question types, methods of preparation, evaluation criteria and some dos and sections do not.
Let’s take a look at the exam pattern first
IBPS PO 2017: Main Examination Pattern
The main examination includes the English language descriptive writing examination.
- Question: One on essay writing; One on letter writing (total: two)
- Maximum Points: 25
- Allotted time: 30 minutes
It is important to keep in mind that descriptive examination will only qualify in nature and the safe points in it will not be included for the final merit list. There will be two sections: essay writing and letter writing
It is important to address time allocation for the sections mentioned above. Since the essay requires time and more than one letter, divide the time accordingly. Apart from this, it is relatively easy to write a letter because it should be less and crisp, whereas in one essay somebody has to present different points and explain them or they need to be analyzed. It should be structured.
Although there is no fixed criteria, according to which the descriptive section paper is evaluated, there are some common things that are taken into account for marking. These are listed below
Content: Address the subject from a different perspective and cover different aspects. Also provide details, examples and explanations. They should firmly support their viewpoint
Formal requirement: especially for letters, strictly follow the prescribed format. By not doing this, your points can be reduced. For essay, make sure that the words mentioned above do not exceed the limit. Apart from this, the composition of essays in many paragraphs
Development, structure and persistence: Understanding and explaining the subject is the main criteria for evaluating any piece of descriptive writing. Ensure that you address each of the following during the evolution of the essay.
- Do each paragraph contain only one idea or concept?
- Has the evidence supported the writer’s argument?
- What is the beginning of the paper (introduction), middle (body) and end (conclusion)?
Grammar: An essay can be presented logically, it can have different types of interesting points, but if grammar is bad then all efforts to be creative will be useless. Create simple but correct sentence structures and express your thoughts effectively. Keep the following in mind:
- Appropriate punctuation
- Full and complete sentences
- Continuous stirring, voice, and the use of a third person (essays generally written in third person)
Vocabulary and spelling: Do not worry too much if you do not have a good English command. It will be fine if you can communicate your thoughts and arguments in simple and effective manner to the examiner. Some advice:
Make it less and impressive: If you want to say “very good”, then say “Excellent”.
Also, avoid spelling mistakes
- Read: Take time to read many types of lessons every day from newspapers, magazines, novels etc. While reading, notice the structure of the authors and the tone used by the authors for various articles. If you can not understand a particular word, then see it immediately in the dictionary. This practice will help you get the idea of various writing styles and structures and improve your vocabulary.
- Write: Start typing! Choose a topic at random and write whatever you know about it. The Staff Selection Commission has presented a descriptive letter to test the writing capabilities of its candidates, since they will be required to write official releases after being selected for a post. Therefore, start essay writing on current topics
- Edit: Once you write, edit the copy and give it the proper structure. Editing means leaving words or paragraphs with your essay that does not support the main idea, by putting it into a proper structure and grammable Checking the mistakes. Once you have structured your writing, you discard the unwanted details and check to make sure there are no grammatical mistakes. Now your writing is analyzed by another person.
- Analyze and evaluate: Any other person (better to write better) is a good idea to evaluate and evaluate your writing. What is lacking in your writing and feedback to make it better is to take feedback in a positive sense, improve your writing, and avoid the same mistake again.
- Exercise: Continue this cycle of writing, editing, analysis and evaluation until you are satisfied with your essay or practice. Read each day and write as many essays and poses as possible
Important dos and don’ts
Take the right of time, for example: If the essay takes 15 minutes, then 5 -7-3 is planned, where you plan for 5 minutes, do 8 minutes typing and then for 2 minutes To finish any grammatical or spelling errors, read through the final essay. Make sure you get the time to read and check for any errors. You can choose to break the time and choose the one that works for you.
- Stay up to the word limit if no word limit is provided, then try to limit your essay to approximately 250-300 words.
- Do not use “I”, “Weight”, “Thx”, “ASAP”, “G8” etc. when you type, colloquial, harsh, avoid using SMS ‘language’, or vegetables Instead of using irregular languages such as ‘veggies’, instead of children, use ‘children’, ‘anyway’ but still
- Use simple language even if your vocabulary is very strong, then use words and sentences, which you think most readers will have to understand. No extra points are given to use difficult words which seem very little. In fact, it can go against you – such as “the harmful effects of smoking ….” V / S “The harmful effects of smoking …”
- Do not use “I think that …”, “I think …”, “in my opinion” etc. Avoid the use of the first person and avoid the second person pronouns in the entire essay.
- Do not be widespread generalized like “Everyone knows that Narendra Modi is a good Prime Minister.” Instead, you can say that “many people believe that Narendra Modi is a good Prime Minister” and this statement should be read in essay. Can be supported.
IBPS PO Mains|Descriptive writing: Sample topics for practice
1. Braxit Consortence
2. Major with SBI associates
3. Amendment above the 7th Pay Commission
4. MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) constitute
5. Improving NPAs of Indian Banks
6. Defeat of India’s NSG
7. What can be expected from the new RBI governor
8. 7% increase in Indian economy: statistics and realities
9. Make in India: Where have we reached
10. Mody Government: Achievements and Challenges
Hope this will help you with your preparation.