Letter Writing Format- Formal And Informal for Upcoming Exams

SBI PO Main and BoB PGCBF and Exams are scheduled on 4th June and 27th May respectively. There will be a Descriptive Exam followed by the Objective Exam on the same day.  One of the section in Descriptive Exam will be of Letter Writing. So here we are giving you the format of both Formal and Informal Letter.

Formal Letter- Written for official and Business Purpose

Format of Formal Letter (Taken From Letter format of RBI website)

From Address
[Leave a Line]

[Leave a Line]

To Address
[Leave a Line]

Salutation, (Dear Sir/Madam)
[Leave a Line]

[Leave a Line]

Body of the letter- Formal letter should be clear, concise and to the point. Divide the paragraph when there is change is the subject, like introduction, main theme and then conclusion or ending the letter.

Yours faithfully/ Yours truly
Your Name

(Note: Sincerely should not be used in letters beginning with the formal Dear Sir, after which the proper word is faithfully or truly)

Example of Formal Letter: Letter to Bank Manager to issue a new ATM Card due to expiry of old one.

A-1, Vibhuti Khand
Gomti Nagar, Lucknow

May 24. 2017

Branch Manager
State Bank of India, Gomtinagar Branch


Re-issue of ATM card

I am a regular customer of this bank and have an account in this branch since 10 years. This is to inform you that the ATM card issued to me during the time of opening the bank account is not expired. So I request you to issue a new ATM card to me.
I would be thankful to you if you can issue me a VISA cum ATM card as these cards are easier to use for international payments. Please provide me the ATM card as soon as possible. I am enclosing my expired ATM card with this letter and the details of my account are given below.
Account Holder Name: Mr. XYZ
Account Number: 0000555566667777
ATM Card Number: 0000000077777777
I would once again request you to issue me a new card at the earliest. Thanking you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Informal Letter- Letter written to a friend, relative or family member.

Format of Informal Letter

Your Address
[Leave a Line]

[Leave a line]

Salutation [ Dear Father/Mother etc.]
[Leave a line]

Body of the letter (Divide in paragraph- Introduction, main theme, end)

Yours Affectionately | Your loving son | Yours very sincerely (to friends) |
Your Name


Example Informal Letter: You have a new bank job. Write a letter to your father telling him about your work and new location.

Shaktinagar, Sonbhadra
Uttar Pradesh

May 25, 2017

My dear father,

I hope this letter finds everybody at home in the best of health and happiness. I am doing well here and have completed two days at my new work place.
The atmosphere and living condition here is very good and I am enjoying my work. On the day of joining the bank, I was allotted a quarter in the near vicinity of the bank. The best part is that here quarters have 24 hour uninterrupted power supply that makes living easy in this hot summers. My branch manager Sir is a very nice person and maintains a friendly relation with his employees. In the coming two weeks I will be to under a short training that will train me to handle customers and bank functioning in a proper manner. I am enjoying this new phase of my life. Hope to see a letter from you soon.

Your loving son,

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33 Thoughts to “Letter Writing Format- Formal And Informal for Upcoming Exams”

  1. єияιqυє

    Much needed !!
    Thankyou suraj sir 🙂

  2. Update version

    Ty sir


    ty sir, for ur sincere efforts.

  4. sachin shukla@Target SBI Mains

    great thankuuu mam “To” nai likhna h like to,
    the manager

      1. sachin shukla@Target SBI Mains

        i mean wrong to nai smjha jayega ek video dekha tha to usme bole k TO ab nai use hota

        1. Suraj

          wrong to nhi hoga, but without To hi likhte hai aaj kal,, So follow without To

          1. sachin shukla@Target SBI Mains

            okkk thankuu sir

          2. sachin shukla@Target SBI Mains

            SIr GST important h essay k liye

          3. Suraj

            Yes, GST is important

      2. Pradeep Narayan

        sir di ki ek question posted h disquss zone mn uska ans btye my ans is coming 207/200….:)

      3. VRind@....The Future B@nker✌?

        Salutation ko subject ke baad main nhi likhenge ???

  5. Pradeep Narayan

    oblige use kr skte h sir end mn…;))????

    1. Suraj

      oblige where?

      1. Pradeep Narayan

        after end of last para of letter sir…:)

          1. Pradeep Narayan

            sir i nee an ans of a que????

          2. Pradeep Narayan

            A di posted on disquss zone sir…:8

          3. Pradeep Narayan

            ya sir….:))

  6. єияιqυє


    Salutation ko subject ke baad main nhi likhenge ???

    1. VRind@....The Future B@nker✌?

      same quest

      1. Suraj

        RBI follows this format, so I have given this/.

    2. Suraj

      RBI follows this format, so I have given this

      1. єияιqυє

        okk sir

      2. Crystal

        Sir, A teacher writting a letter to parents regarding their children behaviour or misconduct will come under formal or informal letter?

  7. chota bacha

    account is not expired?

    1. Ankur Pathak

      now should be used there

  8. Sanyasi Learnu Banegi SBI PO


    I didn’t know that we should not apply comma(,) after address. i did apply comma in my BOB exam but won’t repeat that mistake again in SBI.

    1. Basha (DM)🌷

      Congratulations for PNB 🤗

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