How do I write a good application letter?

You need to understand, that you have to follow specific format, in order to write a good application letter.
Yes, you have to say things in a short and precise manner, since an application letter comes under the category of Formal Letter

I am writing the following format for you
Hope, it helps every single one of you.

Firstly,  on the top left hand side address the designation of the person.

For example, in the following letter, I am writing a letter to the Principal of the school for two days leave,
So, here the associated designation of the person will be
Principal, followed by the name of the school and then the address.

Then after leaving a line, write down the subject, as mentioned below
While writing a subject, it has to comprise of few words, in short, just 1 line.

Then, address SIR or Ma’am as per the desired principal of your respective school.

You need to realise, that a formal letter has to be very short and specific.


First Para

So, start with your

NAME, followed by your designation (which is your class and then mention about the number of days leave

Second Para

In the second para, you need to mention the reason of taking leave. Only you know the reason, which can vary.

Third Para

Simple, write one line, in the third para which is

I will be highly obliged,


Then after leaving a line, write the following things

Thanking You,


X  (Your name) and Your signature

Class 10th Student  (Your designation)

C.M.S  (Your school)

11–01–2017  (Date )

Here is the sample letter, which I have written for you guys
Hope, it will help all of you.
Thank You




The principal,

City Montessori School,

Aliganj, Lucknow

Subject ( Application to grant leave for two days due to attending marriage party out of station)


I am X  (Your name) student of Class 10th A, requests you to kindly give me leave for two days i.e on 12th and 13th of January, 2017

My aunt is getting married in Mumbai. As per the necessity of the event, I might think of going only if you accept my request.

I will be highly obliged,

Thanking You,


Afzal Zaheer

Class 10th Student





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