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IBPS PO Mains exam dates are not out yet, however the mains exam is expected to happen sometime in the month of January/February. With not so many days left for the exam to commence it is the right time to strategize your IBPS PO mains exam preparation especially for the Descriptive writing section. The candidates must be striving hard to achieve success. Before explaining about the descriptive section of the IBPS PO Mains exam, let us first take a sneak peek into the Mains exam pattern.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

Sr. No.Name of testNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksMedium of ExaminationTime Allotted
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude4560English & Hindi60 minutes
2English Language3540English only40 minutes
3Data Analysis and Interpretation3560English & Hindi45 minutes
4General, Economy/Banking Awareness4040English & Hindi35 minutes
 Total155200 180 minutes
 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)225English30 minutes

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Though the syllabus of IBPS PO Mains is quite an extensive one, but here we are only concentrating here on the Descriptive section which comprises of both Essay and Letter Writing. Maximum marks for this Essay and Letter writing are 25 and the time allotted is 30 minutes. In this article we are listing down few important topics for both essay and letter writing. Take a look and prepare for these accordingly.

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IBPS PO Mains Descriptive Writing

IBPS PO Mains Topics for Essay Writing

Mentioning below are some of the latest topics that you can practice for IBPS PO Mains descriptive section:

1. India’s Rank in ease of doing business

2. Delhi Air Pollution problem – How you think it should be tackled?

3. Dual Regulation of Indian Banks

4. Deepening Climate Crisis

5. Humans vs Machines

6. Revocation of Article 370

7. Draft National Education Policy

8. Jammu and Kashmir as separate Union Territory in India- good or bad

9. Digital India Bone or ban ?

10. The Current Status of Women Empowerment in India.

11. Life in Plastic: On the Waste Management Framework

12. Cashless Economy: Digital India

13. Digital currencies and the Government’s decision to ban them

14. Banning of e-cigarettes

15. Global Terrorism & how to tackle it?

16. Bank Mergers: Benefits and Dangers

17. How Fake News is widening Social Rifts in India

18. India’s Space Mission – Chandrayaan 2

19. Consequences of Brexit

20. Rising cases of molestation: Are we serious about women security?

21. One Nation, One Election: A much needed electoral reform?

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IBPS PO Mains Topics for Letter Writing

Letter writing if you have any experience of this is easier than writing an essay. Most of the candidates find it easier comparatively to the essay. Below mentioned are few examples of letter writing topics:

1. Write a letter to your branch manager for insufficient funds in ATM.

2. Letter to the GM of a Bank for Failure transaction on UPI

3. Write a letter to the bank manager informing him/ her about the loss of your ATM card and requesting them to urgently block your ATM.

4. Write a letter to your friend encouraging and wishing him/ her about their civil service examination, that he/she is about to take.

5. Write a letter to the Bank Manager for reissuing the ATM Card.

6. Write a letter to the Bank Manager to assign a separate locker from nearby bank.

7. Write a letter to the editor of the newspaper alerting the public about increasing cases of cybercrime.

8. Write a letter to the Bank Manager to assign a separate counter for senior citizens.

9. Write a letter to your friend telling your experience of a foreign trip.

10. Write a letter to an editor on types of pollution and on the ways of tackling them.

11. Write a letter to your friend to start his own startup.

These are few samples of letter writing topics.

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Descriptive section needs special attention and preparation and unlike other sections, there is no set strategy as how to go about it. We at PracticeMock have come up with some tips and tricks as how to go about essay writing especially.

Tips to go about Essay Writing

  1. Stick to the Topic you are Writing on:

Be precise with what you are writing. Make sure that a candidate is not diverted from the topic. Quality of the content will surely matter, thus it is important to stick to the topic.

  • Structuring the Essay is important

An essay writing generally consists of three paragraphs at least. Even if you have sound knowledge about the topic you are writing on, random writing won’t help unless it is well structured. The 1st paragraph should be introductory, 2nd should be the body and last paragraph should always be the conclusion.

  • No Grammatical Errors

While writing an essay one should be thorough with basic grammar rules as any grammatical or spelling errors are to be avoided.

  • Simple Language to be used

Some may think that writing a hi-fi language may fetch you good score, however it is absolutely not the case. Essay should be written in the simplest of language so that your idea and thought should be well understood by whosoever is evaluating it.

  • Correct Figure or Data to be included

If you are writing an essay on something factual then make sure that you use only that information including data or figures that are factual or correct.

  • First paragraph should be brief

A brief introduction to be given in the first paragraph of the essay. Just an outline of the topic can be explained.

  • Sticking to the Word Limit is important

Always try to stick to the word limit, no matter even if you have extensive knowledge about the subject/topic.

  • Be neutral for few topics

An essay can either be for or against the topic, however make sure that if the subject is related to religion or politics then try to stay neutral rather than going for or against it.

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These are some tips that a candidate must take care while writing an essay. Take a free mock test of IBPS PO Mains and practice well for other sections.

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