How to Prepare Descriptive Paper of IBPS PO Main Exam 2018

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Highlights

  • Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will hold its Main exam to select probationary officers in public sector banks (IBPS PO mains 2018) on November 18, 2018.

  • Since the exam is just round the corner it is the time you mastered every section of the paper thoroughly. Last phase of IBPS PO Mains exam is a descriptive writing section.

  • There are total 155 Objective type questions in IBPS PO Mains exam which will be allotted total time limit of 3 hours.

  • Candidates should note that descriptive writing test will be only qualifying in nature and marks secured in it will not be included for the final merit list.

Strategy to clear cutoff in IBPS PO Mains Exam 2018

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will hold its Main exam to select probationary officers in public sector banks (IBPS PO mains 2018) on November 18, 2018. Since the exam is just round the corner it is the time you mastered every section of the paper thoroughly. Last phase of IBPS PO Mains exam is a descriptive writing section.

In this article we will be covering all the aspects: Question types, how to prepare and evaluation criteria

Exam Pattern of IBPS PO Mains 2018

  • 1ST Phase Objective type Question
  • 2nd Phase descriptive Writing

There are total 155 Objective type questions in IBPS PO Mains exam which will be allotted total time limit of 3 hours. Objective Paper of Mains will contain 200 marks which comprises 4 sections. Last descriptive paper will be of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) which is just qualifying in nature. Descriptive Paper is of 25 marks in which candidates will be given 30 minutes to write.

IBPS PO Mains Exam 2018 also consists of an descriptive writing test of English language.

  • Questions Asked in descriptive writing test: Total 2 questions one on essay writing and one on letter writing
  • Maximum marks: 25
  • Time allotted: 30 minutes

Questions asked
Candidates should note that descriptive writing test will be only qualifying in nature and marks secured in it will not be included for the final merit list. Descriptive writing exam will have two sections: Essay writing and letter writing

Letter writing is comparatively easier than essay writing because it has to be short and crisp whereas in an essay one has to put up various points and explain or analyse them. It has to be structured.

Evaluation criteria
Although IBPS has not set any criteria according to which the descriptive section paper is evaluated but there are some common things that are taken into consideration for marking.

Content: Topic should be addressed from different point of views and should cover various aspects. Candidates should also provide details, explanations and examples which cogently support your point of view.

Formal requirement: Mainly for letters, strictly adhere to the format prescribed. Marks will be deducted in not doing so. For essays, Candidates should make sure that you don’t exceed the mentioned word limit. Your essay should be multiple paragraphs.

Development, structure and coherence: Descriptive Writing is to check the ability of candidates that how well the topic has been understood and explained by the candidates. This is the main criteria of evaluating any piece of descriptive writing

  • Does each paragraph contain just one concept or idea?
  • Does the evidence presented support the your argument?
  • Does the sheet has a beginning (introduction), a middle (body), and an end (conclusion)?

Grammar: An essay should be logically presented, it may have a variety of interesting points, but if the grammar is bad then all effort to be creative will be wasted. Candidates are required to make simple but correct sentence structures and convey their thoughts in a effective manner. Candidates should take care of following things:

  • proper punctuation
  • full and complete sentences
  • consistent verb, tense, voice and third-person usage (essays are normally written in third person).

Spelling and vocabulary: Candidates should not worry too much if they don’t have a good command of English. It will be fine if you are able to communicate your thoughts and arguments simply and effectively to the examiner. Also, avoid spelling mistakes.

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