100 IELTS Essay Questions
Below are sample IELTS essay questions and topics reported by IELTS students in writing task 2. The 100 essay questions have been reworded and are organised under common topics which frequently come in IELTS writing task 2.
At the bottom of the page, I’ve put some essay questions for you to practice each type of essay: opinion, discussion etc. These are practice essay questions to prepare ideas, not for full exam practice.
IELTS often use the similar topics for their essays but change the essay question. In order to prepare well for writing task 2, you should prepare ideas for common topics and then practice applying them to the tasks given (to the essay questions). Also see model essays and tips for writing task 2
Common IELTS Essay Questions
IELTS practice essay questions divided by topic. These topics have been reported by IELTS students in their tests. Essay questions have been recreated as accurately as possible.
- Art (5 essay questions)
- Business & Money (17 essay questions)
- Communication & Personality (17 essay questions)
- Crime & Punishment (12 essay questions)
- Education (17 essay questions)
- Environment (12 essay questions)
- Family & Children (8 essay questions)
- Food & Diet (8 essay questions)
- Government (6 essay questions)
- Health (9 essay questions)
- Housing (4 essay questions)
- Language (2 essay questions)
- Leisure (1 essay question)
- Media & Advertising (12 essay questions)
- Reading (5 essay questions)
- Society (10 essay questions)
- Space Exploration (3 questions)
- Sport & Exercise (6 essay questions)
- Technology (6 essay questions)
- Tourism (6 essay questions)
- Transport (7 essay questions)
- Work (16 essay questions)
IELTS Essay Questions by Essay Type
There are 5 main types of essay questions in IELTS writing task 2 (opinion essays, discussion essay, advantage/disadvantage essays, solution essay and direct question essays). Click on the links below to see some sample essay questions for each type.
2018 IELTS Essay Questions
You can see recent essay questions reported by students in Jan 2018, here: Jan 2018 Essay Questions. For 2017, see these links: IELTS Essay Questions 2017. Essay questions for December 2017.
Recent Exam Questions
A page of recent questions in all sections of the IELTS test reported by students. Although the words in the essay questions can be changed, the issues and topics often remain the same.
Main IELTS Pages
Develop your IELTS skills with tips, model answers lessons, videos and more.
50 Essay Writing Topics Asked in Previous Year SBI & BOB PO Exam
Today, we are providing you with a list of essay writing topics which were asked in previous year SBI PO Main & BOB Manipal PO Descriptive Paper.
The SBI PO Mains & BOB Manipal PO Examination consists of both objective & Descriptive paper. To get a call for the interview, you need to qualify written exam as well as the descriptive paper. If you perform well in the written but fail in the descriptive paper, you may not be eligible for an interview process.
First, let us discuss the Pattern of Descriptive Test
1. The Descriptive Test will be of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks.
2. This Test will contain questions from Letter Writing & Essay topics.
3. Word limits for Essay writing is — 250 words & for Letter writing is 150 words.
Below is the list of topics of letter writing, which will help in your preparation for a descriptive test for SBI PO & BOB Manipal PO 2018 exam.
List of Essay writing Topics Asked in Previous Year of SBI & BOB PO Exam
1. Pros and cons of ‘one rank one pension’ scheme.
2. Over-dependence on monsoon.
3. Ethical problems of e-commerce.
4. Women’s Safety — It is our responsibility.
5. Over-dependence on monsoon.
6. Ethical problems of e-commerce.
7. Is election commission right in banning election symbols during casting of votes?
8. Roll of uneducated people in Indian Economy.
9. Is the generation gap a myth?
10. Enslavement of man by technology.
11. Is a presidential form of government is suitable for India?
12. Those who saved More Taxed More. Justify
11. The Viability of Presidential Form of Govt In India.
12. Benefits of Mutual fund investments.
13. United Nation Organization’s contribution towards the recent turmoil’s in Ukraine.
14. India’s Place in research paper survey.
15. Suggestions to alleviate the unemployment problem.
16. Role of newspapers in influencing society or youth.
17. The contribution of unskilled labour in Indian economy.
18. How can education in the economy be indulged in the college study?
19. Future of Banking Industry.
20. Pros and cons of allowing 10-year-old children to open accounts.
21. How is the economy related to common man?
22. How far can a press have a license to infringe in others privacy?
23. Relevance of Swadeshi on Globalization.
24. There is no permanent friend or enemy in politics give examples from Indian politics.
25. Two types function of government are necessary and optional.
26. If I were minister of Banking Industry.
27. Role of effective credit rating.
28. Tackling communication gap between the families due to mass media and internet.
29. Advantages of classroom education over distance learning
30. Transformation caused on workplace by information technology In past two decades
31. Economic importance of tourism.
32. Will India ever be a developed country?
33. Women Empowerment
34. Banking Risk and Management.
35. Setting personal financial goal early in life.
36. Benefit and Disadvantages of E-Commerce.
37. Pros and Cons of outsourcing of banking activities.
38. Stable government is important for economic growth.
39. How is NABARD a boon to Indian Agricultural Sector?
40. How Have Nationalized Banks contributed to the growth of Economy in India?
41. Mobile Technology – Growing Trend in Education Space.
42. How Tourism affects Religious pilgrimage?
43. Brexit ( UK withdrawal from the EU). What will be the Impact on India Economy?
44. Role of Small & Payment Banks in Financial Inclusion?
45. How could a Bankruptcy Code improve the Financial Inclusion?
46. Importance of time management in professional life.
47. Effect of environment and a person’s genes on the development of his personality traits.
48. Travelling is better than watching movies and documentary.
49. Why Technology’s being in power is a menace?
50. Effect of social media and its consequences on our population.
Descriptive Topics for SBI PO Main and BoB PGCBF Exam
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.
The syllabus for this section is Letter Writing plus Essay Writing. You will be given choice in letter and essay topics both. Here we are providing you some topics which are important for the BoB PGCBF and SBI PO Main Descriptive Writing.
Some topics remain same for letter writing and Essays like Letter to Editor describing good effects of banning junk food in school canteens and Essay on Effects of banning junk food in school canteens. So prepare the topics for both letter writing and Essays.
BoB PGCBF and SBI PO Main Descriptive Topics:
- Letter to the Principal requesting him to increase security for girls in the college.
- Along with many employees of the company, your friend has also lost his/her job. Write a letter to him/her describing new opportunities and how to cope up with this situation. (Related to recent removing of employees by big IT companies)
- Letter to Editor describing the increasing influence of hackers in relation to the recent ‘Ransomware’ attack dubbed ‘WannaCry’.
- Letter to Editor for increasing misuse of technology citing example of EVM tampering case.
These are some of the topics which are in news in recent time and are important for the descriptive section in upcoming BoB PGDCF and SBI PO Main Descriptive exams. We will update the list as we get more topics.
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