Sample Letters to Boost your Formal Letter Writing Skills for SSC CGL Tier III Exam

By Shekher Rajput|Updated : March 13th, 2017

Hi Gradians,hope reading is going on well at your end. We will be discussing the content build up for formal letters today for SSC CGL Tier III so that you ace your SSC CGL Descriptive Exam. As the format of letter has already been discussed it is advisable that you go through the same simultaneously to have a clear picture. We have picked up ‘letter to the editor’ for today.

Assume the question to be:As a concerned resident of your city, write a letter to the editor of a newspaper daily expressing your concern about the rising noise pollution in your city.

H.No. 46,

ABC Colony

New Delhi-1100XX

The Editor

The Times of India

XYZ Street

New Delhi-1100XX


15 December 2016


Subject: Increasing noise pollution in the city


Respected Sir,

With reference to the article published in your newspaper on 8 December 2016 regarding health problems resulting from noise pollution I, ABCXYZ resident of ABC Colony, would like to draw the attention of people to the same. The fact that noise pollution causes both physical as well as mental harm is known to all but still fails to grab public efforts in reducing the same.

Noise levels exceeding 90 db. are believed to constitute to noise pollution. Persistent exposure to noise pollution leads to hypertension, cardiac problems, high stress levels, sleep disturbance, irritation, lack of patience along with other psychological disorders. It can even lead to hearing loss, temporary as well as permanent. It is very disheartening to see the elderly suffer in this quagmire.

Honking horns continuously will not lead to lesser traffic jams but only aggravate the irritation caused by the same. Blaring music in cars, events etc. is sure to fetch you merry times but as responsible citizens we must ensure that it doesn’t become gloomy for others. Owing to the detrimental effects noise causes to our health it becomes our duty to join hands for a better environment.

Through the esteemed column of your newspaper I would like to reach out to the authorities concerned so that an action plan can be drawn out and appropriate measures can be adopted. The need of the hour is the formulation of laws and their strict implementation. At the end of the day, what matters is to evoke efforts among public and develop a civic sense.

Thanking You

Yours truly


(A concerned citizen)

It is just a sample of how you can go about expressing your views. You can even suggest some ways of minimizing noise like banning loudspeakers after a time or near residential areas or hospitals, shifting of factories, etc.

Important points to keep in mind:

  1. Remember the format which we have discussed earlier.
  2. Start the content referring to some recent issue related with the subject you are writing for.
  3. Since it is a detailed letter, divide your content wisely into paragraphs.
  4. The body is to be divided per the relevant subheads.
  • 1st paragraph: reveal your identity and the purpose of writing.
  • 2nd paragraph: details of the problem/ issue/ topic.
  • 3rd paragraph: what you would expect the reader to do.
  • 4th paragraph: closing of your letter.
  1. Do not give solutions to the editor. He is just a medium of conveying your views.
  2. State suggestions for the reader and your target authorities.
  3. Yours will always take a capital  and no apostrophe.
  4. Remember the key connectors: with reference to, through the esteemed column of your newspaper, etc.

Hope this helps! Keep reading and practicing.

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