Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Descriptive test for IBPS PO Exam 2012 :Questions and Pattern

Only a few days had left for the IBPS PO exam 2012 and students are giving the Final Touch to the syllabus of the IBPS PO Exam.We have received  a lot of queries at our Facebook Page and also in the Comment Section about the Descriptive Test in  IBPS PO Exam 2012.Most of the students asked How should i prepare for the IBPS PO Descriptive test.

The importance of Descriptive test in the IBPS PO exam can be gauged very well by the fact, that a lot of students were declared unsuccessful in the IBPS PO exam 2011, because they did not score minimum marks in the Descriptive test.There were cases in which we saw that Candiadtes have scored high marks in the Objective test, but fail to score the required Cut off marks in the Descriptive test.So students who are going to appear in the IBPS PO Exam on 17th June, 2012 must take this exam seriously, otherwise there is no way out to crack the IBPS PO Exam 2012

In this article, we will discuss the preparation strategy to be employed while preparing for this test.So let us Start with

What is a Descriptive test ?

A Descriptive test is basically the test of English Language, in which the writing skill of the candidates are tested.An officer in the Bank, will have to prepare reports, Seminars and writing letters to their seniors in bank.So it a must for bank to select only those candidate who have good Language communication Skill and Writing Skill

Pattern of Descriptive Test 

.Students must be aware of the fact that Descriptive paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who will pass the Objective test.Like Objective tests, students will have to score minimum marks in the Descriptive test as well.In the IBPS PO Exam 2011, the minimum qualifying marks in the Descriptive test in 24 marks.

The Descriptive test had the weight age of 25 marks and the time Duration of the test is 1 hour.

In the IBPS PO Descriptive Paper, questions are asked on these categories:

  1. Letter Writing
  2. Essay Writing
  3. Precis Writing

Previous Year Questions

IBPS had conducted the PO/MT Exam only once before this exam and the exam was conducted in the month of September 2011.Here are a few questions that are asked in the IBPS PO Descriptive test 2011.

Letter Writing

Write a letter to your brother/sister in 150 words explaining the importance of Lokpal bill OR a letter to the concerned authority informing about the shortage of water supply in your area OR a letter to the editor of a leading newspaper for starting cultural heritage programmes in your state

Essay Writing

For this question, you will have to write an essay of about 250 words on any of the following topics:
  • E Banking.
  • Impact of Media on Our life.
  • Global World converting into global village.
Precis Writing

In this question, a long essay is given for which candidates are asked to write a summary of the given essay.

How to Prepare for Descriptive Test ?

Until now, you have understood the importance of the Descriptive test and Now we discuss How one should prepare for this test.

For Letter Writing, one must prepare at least 2-3 formats.The letter writing question is asked with internal Choice.Candiadtes must attempt this questions taking into consideration the correct format for writing the letters.

For Essay Writing, you will be asked to write and essay of 200 to 250 words with internal choice.Here are some of the Current Topics that are expected for essay writing in the IBPS PO Exam 2012.

  • Depreciation in Indian Rupee.
  • FDI in Retail.
  • Emergence of Rural Banking in India.
  • Economic Crisis in India.
For Precis Writing: In precis writing, you will be asked to write a brief Description of the given paragraph.Students must that they have to shorten the Paragraph in terms of word length, without changing the meaning.

And Last but not the least, the Examiners will Check the Spelling Mistakes in the Descriptive test, so make sure that you didn't make any spelling mistakes and attempt the paper like an Officer and show your writing skills to the examiners.
Source - IBPS:Recruitment,Notification,Online Registartion,Results,Admit cards

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