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Classified Advertisements | Class XII

Updated: Jan 22, 2022

ADVERTISEMENT can be defined as a public notice or announcement, regarding goods or services in newspapers. It is a very potent medium for promoting sales or services or raising public awareness .


Newspaper advertisements can be broadly classified into two categories:


Classified Advertisements

  • Occupy less space

  • More economical

  • Simple, concise compact

Non-Classified Advertisement

  • Commercial purpose

  • Visually attractive appealing

  • Catchy slogans

  • Varying font size’s shape


Type of Classified Advertisements


Situation Vacant/Wanted

Points to remember:

  • Use Heading- Situation Vacant/Wanted

  • Begin with Wanted or Required

  • Mention name of the employee with address

  • Mention the number of posts lying vacant

  • Mention required age limit and minimum qualification (educational and professional)

  • Pay scale and perks of the post concerned

  • Mode of applying and whom to apply

  • Deadline/last date for submission of application

  • Contact address and phone number of contact person/authority

SAMPLE ADVERTISEMENT


1. On behalf of the principal of your school draft a classified advertisement inviting application for some posts of teachers lying vacant and to be filled soon.


SITUATION VACANT

DAV Public School, Shastri Park. Delhi-31 requires 2 PGTs in English against permanent post. Only experienced and highly qualified candidates with linguistic fluency need to apply. Salary commensurate to experience and professional achievements. Attend Walk-in interview with resume, attested testimonials and passport size photographs on Monday 16th May20XX at 9:00 AM in Principal’s office. No TA/DA admissible.


2. You are Principal, Himalaya Public School. Draft an advertisement for the post of receptionist in the school. Mention qualifications, experience, requirements suited to the post.

SITUATION VACANT

Wanted a receptionist for the school. Candidate should be well qualified, must possess impressive communication skills with fluent English and should have pleasing personality. Interested candidates between 22-30 years may send their resume with latest passport size photograph to Principal, Himalaya Public School, Sector-29, Rohini, Delhi within 10 days. Contact No. 9899xxxxxx.



Exercise:


(a) You are the General Manager of a leading concern. You need an IT Assistant for your office. Draft an advertisement to be published in the local daily.


(b) Mohini Devi International Public School needs two Post Graduate Teachers for their school in the subjects English and Hindi. As the Chairman of the school draft an advertisement for leading newspaper inviting applications from suitable candidates at PO Box No. 26, Rajpura Road, New Delhi.


(c) Sanskar International School requires a receptionist. As the Administrative Officer draft an advertisement for publication in the Situations Vacant column of the local newspaper, inviting applications for a walk-in-interview. Mention all the necessary details.


(d) You are the Manager of Indira Industries. Draft an advertisement to hire Computer Operator for your company in not more than 50 words. Invent necessary details.


(e) National hospital requires experienced Nurses for their hospital. As Manager of the hospital draft an advertisement in not more than 50 words. Invent necessary details.


2. You are in need of a job. Draft a classified advertisement offering your services.

SITUATION WANTED

An electronics and communication engineer, 25, healthy, male looking for a suitable

job in or around Delhi in an electronics or communications company offering good

working environment and growth opportunity. The candidate has good communication

skills, is open to correction and continued professional development. He is available for interview with a notice of 72 hours. Contact:- +91-999999XXXX



Example : You are Sneha F-46, Sec.-9, Rohini, Delhi. You are well qualified in music and dance forms (Classical). Draft an advertisement for seeking work/ job to be published in local daily in about 50 words.


SITUATION WANTED

A well qualified and experienced professional, with a Post Graduate Degree in Classical music and dance, willing to teach the art to the girls in evening 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., moderate charges, transport facility available. Interested candidates may contact Sneha, Director, Indian Musical Centre, F-46, Sec-9, Rohini, Delhi or Contact 9546xxxxxx



Exercise:

(a) You are Sunil Verma of 57, Civil Lines Rohtak. You are a youngman of 32 with seven years of experience as an expert executive in a reputed medical firm. You seek an immediate change to some other medical firm Mumbai/Pune. Draft a suitable advertisement for the 'Situation Wanted' column of a National Daily.


(b) You are a Computer Engineer seeking a job. Write a suitable advertisement stating your qualifications, experience for 'Situation Wanted' column of a National Daily'.


(c) You are Arun of Pragati Nagar, Kanpur. You are a CA and are capable of handling accounts and managing finances. You have 05 years experience. Draft an advertisement for a National Daily seeking a suitable position.


(d) You are a first class graduate in English from Delhi University with on experience of 4 years in teaching in leading International school. You seek a job in Delhi, NCR. Draft an advertisement in 'Situation Wanted' column of The Hindustan Times in 50 words.


(e) You are Manak, a hardware engineer looking for a suitable job opportunity. Draft an advertisement for local daily giving details about yourself in 50 words.



SALE AND PURCHASE

Points to remember:

  • Begin with For Sale/ purchase or Available/Wanted.

  • Type of house (Flat, Independent floor/ house/ office etc.)

  • Size of floor, No. of rooms etc.

  • Surrounding centrally located, park facing, near to market, school, hospital, bank etc.

  • Use adjectives like airy, well ventilated, fully furnished , brand new, newly constructed, well furnished

  • Company or Bank lease preferred

  • Expected price- Rs. XXXXXXXXXfixed/ negotiable

  • Contact address and phone no.

1. Your aunt, emigrating to Canada wants to put up a classified advertisement to dispose off her flat before she leaves. Draft a suitable advertisement putting her flat on sale.

FLAT ON SALE

Ready to move in luxury flat with 3 bedroom, drawing / dinning and servant room, laminated wooden flooring, wardrobes in all rooms, modular kitchen available for sale at affordable price in Greater Noida. Ground floor, adjoining to reputed schools and hotels, personal car parking. Ideal for both investment and living. Owner migrating abroad. Contact: Sanjna- 99999XXXXX


2. You are Ranveer / Ravina of 254 Greater Kailash, New Delhi. You want to sell the first floor of your newly constructed house. Draft an advertisement for local daily under its classified column "Property for Sale'' in not more than 50 words. Include the relevant details like location, type of accommodation, cost and contact address including telephone number etc.


FOR SALE

Available for sale the first floor of a newly constructed house at Greater Kailash comprising two spacious bedrooms with attached bathrooms, a large drawing room cum dining room and a large modular kitchen, East facing, located near Shopping Plaza, price negotiable. Interested parties may contact Ranveer/Ravina 254 Greater Kailash, New Delhi, Mobile No. 9818xxxxxx.


Exercise:


(a) You own an independent house in West Delhi and want to sell it. Draft an advertisement for a local daily giving all necessary details.


(b) You have a prime space approximately 5000 sq. ft. near Mathura Road suitable for show rooms, Mall/Plaza etc. Draft an advertisement for the 'For Sale' column of a daily newspaper.


(c) You possess one acre of land in Punjab. You want to dispose of this agricultural land. Write an advertisement to be published in National Daily giving all necessary details. You are Harpreet of Purana Street, Punjab.


(d) As you are going abroad, you want to sell your 3 BHK (Bedroom + Hall + Kitchen) villa with pool and tennis court located in a gated society. Draft and advertisement for a National Daily classified advertisement column in 50 words.


(e) You want to sell your 20,000 sq ft built up area industrial plot in Pushpanjali, Brijwasan. Draft an advertisement for classified column 'FOR SALE' in 50 words.



For Purchase of Property

1. You want to purchase a floor. Draft an advertisement for a newspaper detailing your requirement, affordability and other preferences.

FLOOR REQUIRED

Floor required: North Delhi, with three bedrooms, drawing room and a study room. Ground / first floor preferred. Price around 30-35 lakhs. Free hold and clear from all legal angles.Owner may contact: Rohit/ Rohini - (99999XXXXX) at 12, Shankar Road, New Delhi.


2. Example :You are Ranveer / Radhika. You want to purchase a flat. Write an advertisement for the newspaper giving full details of your requirements and capacity to pay.


FOR PURCHASE

For purchase, a DDA HIG Flat in North Delhi, Rohini with three bedrooms, attached baths, drawing cum dining room with family lounge. Price negotiable, well ventilated, modern facilities, near big market and metro station will be preferred. Owners or dealers may contact Ranveer / Radhika, Janta Appartments, Lajpat Nagar, Delhi.


Exercise:


1. You are Suraj Nanda, Director to Study Plus Academic Centre. You want to purchase land for setting up a school in India. Write a suitable advertisement inviting offers from land owners. Give necessary details like required plot size, location. Do include your address in India.


2. A nationalized back requires premises to open an ATM in a prime market area. Draff an advertisement to be published in a local newspaper.


3. You are interested in buying a flat in a co-operative group housing society. As per your requirement draft an advertisement to be published in HTnewspaper.


4. You got a job in Delhi. You want buy a flat 2 BHK near your office in Dwarka. Draft an advertisement in 50 words.


5. You want to open an eating point near DDA market Vikas Puri. Draft an advertisement for purchase of small space (10 ft × 12 ft) in market.



LOST AND FOUND

Points to remember:

  • Begin with Lost / Found

  • Brief physical description - Name of the object/ article, brand, colour, size, condition etc.

  • When/Where lost/found

  • Reward / incentive, if any

  • For lost all details whereas for found keep strategic details undisclosed for authenticity verification of the claimant

  • Contact address and Phone no.

1. You lost some important documents the other day. You want to apply for duplicate documents for which you need to publish a public notice in a newspaper. Draft an advertisement giving details about the lost document.


LOST!

Lost my property documents of flat no 12, Sun Tower, Rohini on 21StApril 20XX somewhere between Tees Hazari Court and Azadpur Mandi. The documents include allotment letter, payment schedule and sale agreement. If found, please contact 2356140000(M). Token reward for the informer finder.


2 .While travelling in a bus you found some certificates, a wallet and some jewellery in a bag. You found no contact details of the owner in the bag. Draft an advertisement to be published in a local newspaper.


FOUND!

Found a bag with some certificates, a wallet and some jewellery items. Whosoever has lost it may claim the same by providing authentic proof of ownership. In case of no claim within a week, the bag will be submitted to Mayapuri police station. Contact: Sanchay at 9999XXXXXX.


3.You lost your briefcase in Metro between Uttam Nagar and Dwarka while going for an interview. It contains a file having important certificates. Draft an advertisement for a local daily under column 'Lost and Found' in not more than 50 words.


LOST AND FOUND

Lost a Black VIP Bag, 16" x 20" containing certificates and important papers, in Metro, between Uttam Nagar and Dwarka on 4th August. 2017 between 9 to 9.40 a.m.. If found, kindly contact Mr. Rajeev Kumar 3-B, Sector-2, Rajendra Nagar, Delhi or call at 9998xxxxxx (M). Finder will be duly rewarded.




Exercise:

(a) You are Puran Singh, a property dealer. You lost a bag containing valuable documents, while travelling by bus between Model Town and Rohini on Route No. 982. Draft an advertisement in not more than 50 words.

(b) You are Manisha. You have lost your mark sheets and educational certificates while commuting to Delhi University by bus. Draft an advertisement published in national daily given details of the missing documents.


4. Example : You found a wrist watch in the public park of your area. Draft an advertisement for a local newspaper in not more than 50 words.


LOST AND FOUND

Found a ladies wrist watch in Diamond Park, Janak Puri on 5th Aug. 2018 at around 11.30 a.m. The owner can take it from the finder after providing details about the wrist watch. Contact Mr. Sharma at Ph. 9998xxxxxx (M).


Exercise:

(a) You have found a beg in the compartment of Chennai Express while travelling from Delhi to Chennai. Draft an advertisement in classified columns of a National Daily.


TO LET

  • To let means available for rent , as the word suggests 'To-Let'

  • Begin with 'Wanted' or 'Available'.

  • Type of accommodation - size, floor, number of rooms etc.

  • Location and surrounding

  • Rent expected, bank company lease preferred

  • Contact address, email address or telephone number.

  • Word limit - 50

Example : You want to let out a portion of your newly constructed independent house. Write an advertisement to be published in the 'To Let' classified columns of the Hindustan Times. (Word Limit : 50)


TO LET

Available, for rent first floor of a newly constructed house in B-Block, Ashok Vihar, Delhi. Two bedrooms with attached baths, well ventilated and spacious with wooden work. Walking distance from market, school, hospital and metro station. Expected rent Rs. 25000/- per month (negotiable). Contact Lala Ji at 9868xxxxxx (M.)


Exercise:


(a) You want to rent out your newly constructed office in a prime location of Preet Vihar, Vikas Marg, New Delhi. Draft an advertisement stating the facilities, price etc.


(b) You have a space of 18 x 18 sq. ft. in a Commercial Market. Draft an advertisement to be published in 'To Let' column of the national daily stating all your requirements and expected rent.


(c) You have a 2 bedroom flat in Rohini, which you want to let out on rent. Draft an advertisement in not more than 50 words to be published in a newspaper.


(d) You are Nitin of 115 Vivek Vihar, Delhi. You want to let your newly constructed shop on rent. Draft an advertisement in 50 words.


(e) You are Nihal Singh of 22, Model Town Delhi. You have parking space in the basement of your 1000 sq. mtr. kothi. Draft an advertisement 'To Let' this space for parking purpose.



ACCOMMODATION

Example : You are R.V. Singh looking for an independent house in East Delhi on rent. Draft a suitable advertisement to be published in a stating all your requirements and expected rent.


ACCOMMODATION WANTED

Required a newly built independent house in East Delhi. Having three bed rooms with attached baths, drawing and dining area along with modular kitchen, and parking. East end park facing, near school, bank and shopping complex. Rent Rs. 15,000 per month. Contact Mr. R.V. Singh, 90122xxxxx (M).


Exercise:


1. You need to take a 2BHK flat on rent. Draft an advertisement for local newspaper giving all necessary details of your requirement.


2. You want to take on rent a newly constructed office in a prime location of Preet Vihar, Vikas Marg. Draft an advertisement as per your requirements about location and price etc.


3. You are Dr. Meena a child specialist. You are looking for an independent house in Patel Nagar on a reasonable rent for your residence-cum-clinic. Draft a suitable advertisement to be published in HT.


4. You want to open a boutique. You are looking for a space/shop in a locality on a reasonable rent. Draft an advertisement to be published in 'Accommodation Wanted' column of the newspaper.


5. As manager of Akash Institute of Studies draft an advertisement in 'Accommodation Wanted; column of newspaper for a building with 3 floors on rent to run classes for competitive examinations.


VEHICLE FOR SALE

Points to Remember

  • Begin with 'Available'

  • Model No. Year of manufacturing

  • Colour, accessories (new seat cover, mats, music system A/C etc

  • Single hand driven, good condition, new tyres, non accidental, good mileage, authorized CNG kit/diesel petrol version.

  • Insurance, Road Tax, and Pollution Certificate.

  • Expected price (fixed/negotiable).

  • Contact address and telephone No.

  • Word limit - 50

Example : You are Mohan / Mohini, a car dealer at Mahindra Automobiles Moti Nagar, New Delhi. Draft an advertisement for a Maruti WagonR that has come to your showroom for sale to be published in a local daily.


FOR SALE

Available, Maruti Wagon RLX 2010 Model for sale, Metallic Grey with new seat covers, new tyres, A/C and stereo fitted. Single hand driven, non accidental, sparingly used with beautiful insterior Insurance, Road Tax and PUC done. Price negotiable. Contact Mohan / Mohini, Mahindra Automobiles, Moti Nagar, New Delhi at 011-27xxxxxx




Exercise:

(a) You want to sell your Honda City as you are going abroad. Draft an advertisement for the classified columns of a local daily giving the necessary details.


(b) You plan to sell your two-wheeler. Draft a suitable advertisement in not more than 50 words under the classified column of a local daily, giving all necessary details.


(c) A multinational company wants to sell its 5 cars. Draft an advertisement in FOR SALE column of newspaper giving the specification/condition of cars. You are Nitin/Neha, Manager of company.


MATRIMONIAL

Points to Remember

  • Beauty and looks of the girl/ boy

  • Complexion/Age/height

  • Upbringing and manners

  • Education

  • Working/Non working/Income

  • Caste/ Religion/ Community

  • Family background

  • Desired details of the prospective match

  • Contact address and Phone no.

1. Your sister Anjali is of marriageable age. You belong to a Brahim Hindu Community. On behalf of your parents draft a suitable advertisement inviting a suitable match for her.


BRIDEGROOM WANTED

The family of Anjali ,23/5’8", Hindu, Brahmin, slim, cultured, smart, radiologist working in a super specialty hospital in New Delhi seeks compatible match, preferably 26/6', faircomplexioned, doctor, IAS, IFS officer with strong Christian values. Write with full particulars to Post Box XXXX, Times of India, New Delhi-01.

Example 2 : Mr. S.K. Jain is looking for a suitable match in Delhi for his daughter aged 23 years. Draft a matrimonial advertisement for him to be published in local daily inventing all details

GROOM WANTED

Compatible match for a pretty, sharp, featured, 23/165, convent educational graduate Jain Girl of fair complexion. Contact S.K. Jain 9810xxxxxx(M)


3. Example : After completing his M.B.A. from a reputed University, your son is working as a Manager in an M.N.C. in Noida. He wants to marry a beautiful, educated, well cultured girl. Draft an advertisement for the "Matrimonial" columns of a national newspaper.


BRIDE WANTED

Proposals are invited for 26 years, 5'8" tall, handsome, fair complexioned MBA, MNC Executive, settled in Noida from the daugher of reputed and cultured family. The girl, 5'5", 24 years, Science graduate, computer savvy will be suitable match. Caste no Bar. Contact at Post Box 678, Times of India, New Delhi-110001




Exercise


1. A retired army officer is looking for a suitable match for his smart, convent educated son Write a matrimonial advertisement for a local newspaper.


2. Draft an advertisement for the matrimonial column of a newspaper for your brother who is physically handicapped and working as an IAS officer with Govt. of India.


3. Draft an advertisement for the matrimonial column of a newspaper for your sister who is working in an MNC as a Manager.


4. Draft a matrimonial for your younger sister who is 25 years old, a software engineer with an MBA degree. Caste and religion are no constraints.


Note: Non-classified advertisements will be updated separately. Keep visiting the site.


Reference: Directorate of Education ( Delhi Govt.)




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