PO Descriptive Paper

Many of YOU have been posting on the YOUR own Way2Bank facebook page about how to tackle PO Descriptive Paper. Now before we start discussing about the topic, we request you to just stop here, take a minute and first of all ask YOURSELF why Bank PO tests YOU for descriptive questions.

If YOU can define this clearly then half of the battle is won.

Reason – Because, if YOU understand their need and application, then YOU would answer these questions as if YOU were sitting in a bank at the PO Position.This is what they want!

 

Don’t YOU think so?

Let’s build the conversation here by writing what appeared in IBPS PO 2012

Area

Word Limit

Marks

Topics

Letter Writing

15

To your brother about the importance of CENSUS

To an authority about poor educational facilities in your area

To the newspaper about the role of a citizen in your area

(Any 1)

Essay Writing

20

Growth of Banking Sector in India

Role of Business houses towards Green Initiative

 Micro Finance Companies role in Socio-   Economic Development

(Any 1)

Précis Writing

130

15

Poverty in Indian and the World

In short, Job in a bank expects you to be good at writing. This is becoming all more imperative as the global society and industry has acquired e-mail as a standard media for communication in formal situations.

So, essentially e-mail based communication demands that YOU write the PO Descriptive Paper. Generally YOU don’t use exactly the same format in case of e-mail but bottom message, salutation etc remains the same.

KINDS OF COMMUNICATION:

  • Formal – letter writing to  newspaper; authority …in above table
  • Informal – letter writing to your brother …in above table

OBSERVATION ABOUT ESSAY TOPICS – All represent one common aspect! HOLD BACK AND THINK!

They all are the vital questions facing India as a country today. These questions need to be answered by the policy developers, business houses etc.

So, why a prospective banker (YOU being a PO) is expected to answer questions that are important to policy makers etc?

My Friends! YOU are the guys who would come out and finance many of the solutions charted out by the policy makers and business houses.

OBVIOUSLY YOU NEED TO KEEP YOURSELF UPDATED ON PROJECTS YOU PLAN TO FINANCE.

Makes Sense?

So, we suggest YOU to start thinking on following lines:

  • Issues facing India
  • Issues facing Banking Sector in India
  • Role of banking sector in country’s prosperity
  • Services of Banking sector – think beyond present…who thought somebody would bring something called MICROFINANCE…Check above…It is one of the Essay topics. Isn’t it?

Resources:

Read Frontline Magazine – One stop place where all current issues are discussed and opinions are expressed…It just cost YOU Rs 20…even online edition is available…read it.

In the next post we are going to explain how to tackle these individual sections.

HAVE FAITH IN YOURSELF…

PREPARE WELL…

STAY POSTED!

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3 thoughts on “PO Descriptive Paper

  1. thanks for this post i think these are question from i.b.p.s p.o2 exam….please provide format of formal and informal letters soon .

  2. Hello sir.. Thanks for giving such useful tips.. I am 26 years old now.. Am i too late for this exam as i can’t get more than 4 opportunities in case of maximum age limit.. But I really want to crack the p.o. examination.. Pls tell me,what to do?

    • Hi Megha, 4 opportunities is more than enough. Be positive and think of cracking it the first time itself so that you do not need to sit for even the second exam. Keep preparing as many sample papers as possible, at least 2 per week. You will definitely do it. You can like our FB page – https://www.facebook.com/way2bank where we continuosly post questions and provide solutions and shortcuts where ever applicable. Keep posting as many doubts as possible.

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