Descriptive Paper SSC CGL 2016: Letter Writing-2

Dear Students, In our effort to help you all with SSC CGL descriptive paper, today in this article we have elaborated on the topic of letter writing. Today we’re providing to you the format for letter writing. You are advised to through this post on the approach and tricks on letter writing. 
Today in this post we have provided example letters and two practice questions so that you can practice and be prepared for the exams on 28th January 2018 (SSC MTS Tier-II) and 31st March, 2018 (SSC CGL Tier-III). 

Every educated person should know how to write a clear and readable letter. Everyone has sometimes to write business letters of some sort, and may have to face the problem of writing an important letter that will vitally affect his interests in life. The art of letter-writing is, therefore, no mere ornamental accomplishment, but something that every educated person must acquire for practical reasons.


Letters to relations and intimate friends should be written in an easy, conventional style.  

[To your uncle on his 70th birthday]
18 Patel Road,
Mumbai 400014.
24 Sept. 2001
My dear Uncle,
            I have just remembered that it is your birthday on Saturday and so I must send you a birthday letter at once. And I begin with the old greeting, Many happy returns of the day! I hope the day itself will be peaceful and happy for you and that you will be spared in happiness and health to us all for years yet. You have always been a kind and generous uncle to me, and I take this opportunity of thanking you from the bottom of my heart for all you have done for me. And I know all your nieces and other nephews feel the same.
            I was so glad to hear from father that you are still hale and hearty, and can take your four-mile walk every day, and still play a good set of tennis.
            I am sending you a book which I think you will like. You were always a great reader, and I am glad that your eyesight remains as good as ever – so father says.
            I am getting on well in my business and hope to enlarge it considerably before the end of the year.
            With love and best wishes,
Your loving nephew,
Business letter
Business letters should be terse, clear and to the point. Business letters are naturally much more formal in style than friendly letters. 

(Letter to a bank manager asking him to stop payment of a cheque)
303 N.k. Road
Bangalore 560 001
11 March 2017
The Manager
Indian Bank
Bangalore 560 001
Dear Sir,
Would you please stop the payment of cheque 104662 dated 10 March? I signed it in favour of Mr. K. Ramakrishna. The sum was Rs. 500
Yours faithfully
K. V. Gokak
(Account no. 986)
For Practice: 
Q1. Write a letter to your friend describing your hobby. 
Q2. Write a letter to the secretary of a joint-stock company of which you are a shareholder, notifying your change of address. 

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