State Bank of India (SBI) will be conducting the Probationary Officer (PO) Main examination tomorrow, i.e. January 02, 2022. Candidates who will be appearing for the exam tomorrow are now going through the final stage of preparation. The examination will have both objective-type and descriptive questions. The descriptive questions will mainly be asked from letter writing and essay writing for a total of 50 marks.
However, the important question is what type of topics can be expected from essays and letters. According to subject experts, the descriptive part is a much looked down upon section as many candidates seem to overlook. As a matter of fact, it is an equally important section that needs proper focus. So, here are some important for both essays and letters that are expected to be asked this time as per previous year trends.
Experts and educators on YouTube have mentioned certain topics for essay writing that can be helpful during the preparation. It is advised to prepare write-ups for all the topics at least once or go through them from different sources. These topics are revenge tourism, online education to all and its challenges, Advantages and disadvantages of internet transactions, 8-9% growth in the Indian economy, employment opportunities after lockdown, privatization of banks and its effect on the public, electric vehicle: dream or reality, vaccination program in India, voter’s life in Indian democracy, social media, share markets, women empowerment, unemployment among graduates, etc.
Before knowing the important topics for letters, one should have a clear idea of the distinction between formal and informal letters. One should have a basic idea of both these letters and then go through the topics given below.
1. Letter to a sibling telling the benefits of future of saving money
2. Letter to a student preparing for his board examination giving tips on healthy study habits
3. Letter to the branch manager for closing the saving account
4. Letter to a sibling telling him/her the importance of opening a saving account
5. Letter to the editorial of The Hindu or The Indian Express expressing your deep concern on the impact of adult graded cinemas on young minds
1. Experts advise that candidates should use an easy vocabulary and easy grammar. There is no need of using any fancy or ornamental words.
2. Ideally, candidates should stick to the mentioned word limit. However, in case the word limit is not provided, one should keep their essay between 250 to 300 words and the letter between 150 to 170 words.
3. While writing formal letters, it is ideal that the writer keeps the tone as respectful as possible even if it is a complaint.