Format for writing e-mail with example according to CBSE new pattern

An e-mail is fastest means of communication stands for electronic mail. It is method of composing, sending, storing and receiving message over an electronic system.
E-mail is of four types:
(i) No-reply email: Mailed to receiver for telling some information or giving compliment.
(ii) Inquiry email: Mailed to receiver to ask about something or seeking advice and need a reply.
(iii) Open-ended email: It is mailed to the receiver to keep the communication open for future reference.
(iv) Action email: In this form of email, the receiver is not bound to reply but had to take some actions as asked in the mail. Example: asking for booking a cab etc.

Note: You can also categorize email in two types i.e. Formal (Business email) and Informal (Friends and Relative email).
According to CBSE curriculum, students have been suggested to use a particular type of format for e-mail writing. No changes have been observed in the format of writing an e-mail. This format of Email writing is followed in CBSE exams.

Format of Email writing according to CBSE

Question: Last year, during his vacation, Raj went to an adventure camp that included activities like trekking, rafting, rock-climbing etc. Write an email, as Raj, describing the activities to a friend.


Date: 3 Arne 2016
Subject: Enjoyment at adventure camp

Dear friend,
How are you? I got your mail that your family has dropped the idea for the vacation to the hill station due to illness of your brother. Do you have any new plans to spend your vacations or thinking about that? I can understand your frustration over the issue. However, I have a better idea.
I have got myself enrolled in an adventure camp and would like you too to come along. Last year, 1 had visited the same camp and had a lot of fun. We participated in the activities like trekking, rafting, rock climbing etc. In the beginning, I was a bit nervous but the team leader motivated me to carry on. These activities inculcated team spirit in me. The thrills of adventure sports will remain with me forever.
I want to feel this type of enjoyment every year so i decided to join this camp every year. Please let me know if you want to come with me. I am waiting for your reply.

Points to be noted while writing the e-mail:
(i) The whole email should be kept in a box after writing it completely.
(ii) The Sender's and Receiver's email address should also be kept in box separately.
(iii) Header consist of - subject, sender, receiver, date and Body contains the message. Body can be a formal/informal letter depending on the purpose.
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