Formal Letter- CBSE Format - English - Block Format
Sender’s Address (Return Address)
(April 10, 2021 or 10 April 2021 or 10.04.2021)
Do not use 10-05-2021 etc.
Inside Address (Receiver’s Address e.g. Designation, Organization, City)
Salutation: Dear Sir/Dear Madam/Respected Sir/Respected
Madam/Dear Mr. Singh/Ms. Singh etc. (Avoid writing Mam)
Subject: …… (Bold/Underlined)… (no full stop at the end – but write a Descriptive Subject – not just a
Three Parts are there in the Body of Letter:
WHY (The Reason/Problem) (e.g. I wish to state…)
Details/Explanation of the Problem
Action Required from the Receiver (e.g. Therefore, I request you to…)
Expression of Goodwill:
(e.g. Thanking you in anticipation. or Thank You. - Do not forget to mark a Full Stop.
Thanking you (no full stop with it)
Yours sincerely/faithfully (Your’s Sincerely)
Letters are used for EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION
This is BLOCK Format.
Every part is indented to the LEFT.
Do not JUSTIFY the text.
In the BODY, the paragraphs should not be indented. Each Paragraph will begin from the extreme left.
No Punctuation Mark is used after the Subject statement, Salutation & Complimentary Close.