Letter Writing – English – WBCS Main Question Paper

 

Letter Writing - English - WBCS Main Question Paper

 

(Write the letter within 150 words and use X, Y, Z instead of name and address)            40

 

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2019

  1. (a) Write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper expressing your views on the problems caused by the Mushrooming of unplanned buildings rapidly in the city. Also suggest some measures to arrest this problem.

                                           or

(b) Write a letter to your friend living in another country, describing the initiatives taken by you to spread awareness regarding the benefits of planting trees.          40

 

 

 

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2018

  1. a) Write a letter to a noted doctor whose practice is outside your city describing the nature of your ailment and seeking an appointment with him at his earliest convenience

                                 or

b) Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper expressing your anxiety and concern about the increasing exodus of bright students from your country seeking academic and career opportunities elsewhere adding a suggestion on how this tendency may be arrested.

 

 

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2017

  1. Write a letter (within 150 words) to the editor of a newspaper on to what extent the use of animals in the scientific research acceptable.

 

 

 

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2016

  1. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper describing the rising instances of rough behavior of taxi and auto drivers. Suggest remedies for the situation.

 

 

 

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2015

  1. Write a letter (within 200 words) to the editor of a newspaper on the ways and means of preventing the molestation of women and children in India.

 

 

 

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2014

  1. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper on the excessive expenses incurred at sports events held in India (within 150 words)

 

 

Letter Writing Format

 

XYZ Road,

ABC City

Pin – 700000

Date –

 

To The Editor

The Indian Express

NH6, Mouza – Prasastha & Ankurhati

Domjur, Howrah – 711 409

 

Subject :  Mushrooming of unplanned buildings rapidly in the city

 

Dear Sir,

I am writing to you in order to highlight the problems caused by the Mushrooming of unplanned buildings rapidly in the city.

 

 

2nd Part – Topic explanation + Quotation

  • Quotation
    • Using quotation is good but not mandatory.
    • We can use it within the writing.
    • Don’t try to explain the quotation, use it to support the topic.
    • Try some different and recent quotation from internet.
  • Write in the support of the topic and explain topic in 1st part.
  • Most of the time editorial letter talks about the problems faced by people in the society.
  • Add some actual data to support your claims – current affairs will help you here.
  • Govt. reports can be best source for data.
  • Use 60 to 70 words here.

 

3rd Part – Show the Other Side

  • This part will be negative part or contradictory part of 1st part.
  • So, here we may write about the problems in the society or solutions.
  • But it must show the opposite side than 1st part of the letter.
  • If we are writing about any problem in society, then we will talk about the good things or solutions in 2nd part.
  • Use 40 to 50 words.

 

4th Part – Visions & Conclusion

  • How govt. or other organizations are supporting to overcome those problems – Mention 1-2 govt. schemes or visionary work.
  • Give a future idea or your hope about future in 1-2 sentence.
  • Conclude the total topic.
  • Use 30 to 40 words.
  • Last line example
    • I request you to highlight the problem in your newspaper and arouse public interest. We all need to get together in order to get the solution on this matter.

 

                                                                                          Thanking You

                                                                                                     X

 

 

Important Points

  • Be yourself, when writing …… but don’t try to establish your ego.
  • We must be natural, and unbiased as a civil servant.
  • So, try to show double side of the topic.
  • Don’t try to copy from any book …….. It will match with other papers.
    • So read newspapers for to know what types of words or writing skills are used in newspaper actually.
  • So, try to be different ……Try to be stand out.
  • Use simple words for writing ……….. Don’t try to be William Shakespeare.
  • Under line the data part to help examiner to find out some reasons to give you good marks.
  • You will have minimum 30 min to write the letter.
  • Take your time to think proper sentence and write.
  • You may write the letter as rough work, but if you have proper practice, you don’t need it.
  • Show your best hand writing skill to impress examiner.
  • So, write slowly, clearly and beautifully.

 

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