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Handy Tips to Write an Essay for GIC Re/BOB/SBI PO(July 14, 2018)

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Essay topic is very important to talk about when it comes to ‘The Descriptive section’ of Competitive Exams. So, after mugging up a lot of important points, here, we are providing you all with the ‘Handy Tips to Write an Essay’. These are the fundamental points which will help you in the descriptive section of GIC Re/BOB PGDBF/SBI PO Mains as well as other relevant exams.

Peruse the same and make most of it.

  • Analyze all the given topics, think about them and then choose a topic on which you are comfortable with.
  • Once you’ve finalized the topic, try to recall everything that you can remember or you want to write.
  • Write them down and arrange them in the order of preference. Remember order is very important. It should be in a systematic manner.
  • Time management is essential and don’t exceed the word limit.
  • Always follow the standard pattern (Introduction>> Body >> conclusion).



  • An introduction should contain some comment on the topic of the essay, explanation of what you understand by the title.
  • Write a ‘brief’ on what you are going to write about in the subsequent paragraphs.
  • Be Concise: 8-9% of the total number of words is usually recommended.


  • The body of the essay will take each of these main points and develop them with examples and illustrations, using clearly defined paragraphs.
  • This is where you will need to think about the structure of your essay.
  • Make sure you follow a clear path through to your conclusion.


  • Your conclusion will summarize your main ideas.
  • It should be more than just a summary. It should be a thoughtful end to a piece of writing; fit in with the rest of the assignment.
  • If appropriate, suggest results or consequences or make a call for some sort of action, make suggestions.
  • For example- If in your Body part, you have criticized something, some scheme or anything then your essay must suggest some reforms. Don’t just end criticizing. You must suggest solutions or reforms too.
  • Don’t start a new point, just develop on the points that you made up in your Body part.
  • It should ideally be about 12 – 15% of total length.
Few things to remember
  • Your words must distinctly express your thoughts. So, remember if you’ve got a clear plan and a real grasp of the topic, then only you can write with clarity and coherence.
  • Don’t use complex words or phrases and avoid using slang and abbreviations.
  • Generally, stick to shorter sentences, but remember to vary these with some longer ones occasionally.
  • The main objective of your Essay is to be clear and concise so that the reader can follow your argument.
  • The most important thing to remember is generally to try to avoid informal language, especially colloquial expressions and slang.
  • In your writing, however, structure is much more important: sentences should be complete and ideas arranged into paragraphs or sections, and you should aim for perfection in your grammar and spelling.
  • don’t (do not!) use contractions (eg it’s, he’ll, it’d etc): always use the full form (it is/has, he will, it would/had)
  • Always write as concisely as you can, with no irrelevant material i.e; the content must focus on your idea about the topic.
  • Some common linking words and phrases which can help you to do this are: 
  • but, however, on the other hand, yet indicate CONTRAST
  • for example, that is indicate ILLUSTRATION
  • similarly, moreover, furthermore, in addition indicate EXTENSION
  • therefore, consequently, as a result, thus indicate CONCLUSION
  • then, after that, ultimately indicate THE NEXT STEP

Note- We will be providing some important Essay topics soon.



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