Samacheer Kalvi 12th English Notice Writing, Advertisements & Posters

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Tamilnadu Samacheer Kalvi 12th English Notice Writing, Advertisements & Posters

A notice is a written or printed news, announcement or information. A notice may contain news/information about something that has happened or is likely to happen. It may be a formal announcement of public importance or an advance warning meant for compliance and information. A notice can be about a meeting, an event, an excursion/a historical trip/a picnic, lost and found, change of name/address/uniform/timings/venue, etc.

Notices are effective means of disseminating information related to different issues or occasions. They reach to a large number of persons in a short time. Hence, a notice is written in simple and formal language. It is clear, brief and to the point.

(a) School/College Notice Boards
(b) Newspapers/Magazines
(c) Public Notice Boards

Main Characteristics
(a) Format: It includes the word ‘notice’, date, heading, writer’s name and designation.
(b) Content: It must answer the questions What? When? Where? How? etc.
(c) Expression: It relates to the overall organisation and relevance of the content as well as grammatical accuracy and fluency.


  • It must contain complete information;
  • The order of presentation should be clear;
  • State the purpose of notice clearly;
  • Content should include all necessary information, e.g., for a meeting – the time, venue, date, and agenda;
  • Use impersonal language, i.e.; third person. Avoid ‘I’ and ‘You’,
  • Give the designation of the writer just below the signature;
  • The date of writing notice is generally at the top.

Solved Questions

Question 1.
You are Harini/Deepak, School Captain. The Principal has permitted you to organise a class picnic to Vandalur Zoo under the supervision of your class teachers. Write a notice for the school notice-board inviting the names of those who would like to join the picnic.

6 Aug. 20XX


A Picnic at Mahabalipuram is being organized on Sunday, the 20th Nov 20XX for class XII.

Departure : 8 a.m. (School bus)
Arrival : 6 p.m.
Fees : Rs 250 per head
Attraction : Fun Rides/Games/Animals
Guidance : Mr. J.P. Thilagan & Ms. S. Pushpa, class teachers.

Those interested may give their names to the undersigned by 29th October 20XX
School Captain

Question 2.
The 15th International Property Fair is being held at Island Ground between 12 April, to 16 April 20XX. As Secretary of Literary Association, write a notice informing students about it.

1 April. 20XX


The 10th International Property Fair is being organised as per details given below:

Venu : Island Ground, Chennai
Date : 12 Apr. – 16 Apr. 20XX
Time : 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Entry fee : Free for students, conducted tours

All students are requested to visit.
Contact the undersigned for class-wise programme.
Shanthi / Sachin
Literary Association

Question 3.
You are president of the Cultural Society of your school. You are planning to organise an annual programme. Write a notice for the school notice-board inviting names of . students willing to participate.

Cultural Society

9 Sept. 20XX

Opportunity For Budding Artists
Talented students are invited to submit their names for a musical evening to be held on 21st September 20XX in the school open air theatre from 6 p.m. onwards:
Items : (i) Light vocal music (solo) (ii) Group Song
(iii) Group Dance (iv) Bharatnatyam (Solo)

Contact the undersigned before 16th Sept. 20XX
Cultural Society

Question 4.
The Students’ Council of your school has organized an excursion to Tanjore for students of class XI. As President of the Council, write a notice in not more than fifty words informing the students about this excursion.Sign yourself as Ranjana / Rajini.

Explore the scenic land of Tanjore
Be mesmerized by the exotic charm!
Visit the Rice Bowl of tamil Nadu.
3 days Boarding
3500/- & Lodging
14th April – 18th April 2019
M. Rajini, President, Student Council 9998887771

Question 5.
You are the Sports Secretary of Chettinad School. Draft a notice informing the students about the Volleyball coaching that will be introduced for the next academic year.

Volleyball Coaching
Hockey players have fire in their hearts and ice in their veins
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Annual course fee: 3000/
Sports Secretary
Chettinad School

Question 6.
As librarian of D.A.V. Public School, Chennai, draft a notice in not more than 50 words asking all students and teachers to return the library books they have borrowed, two days before the commencement of the examination.

D.A.V. Public School, Chennai
20th Dec, 2018
RETURN THE LIBRARY BOOKS BEFORE EXAM The annual examinations for the class VIII will start on 3rd March. So all students and teachers are advised to return the library books that they borrowed to the undersigned latest by the 1st March.

Question 7.
You are Anuj/Anu, the editor of the school magazine and want to hold an inter-class competition to collect poems, articles, cartoons, etc. for the magazine. Write a notice inviting entries. Mention all details required such as entry dates, prizes, etc.

Nilgiris Public School, Nilg1ris

11th Oct, 2018

Inter-Class Competition
An inter-class competition is being organised on 15th Nov., 20xx for the collection of poems, articles and cartoons for the school magazine. Interested students are hereby requested to submit their entries 14th Nov., 2018 to the members of the editorial board in the Library room. All those entries which are worthy to be published will find space in the magazine. Besides, the three best entries will receive cash prizes worth Rs.2100, Rs.1500 and Rs.100 respectively.

Question 8.
As Teacher Co-ordinator of the Quiz Club K.R.N. Public School, Trichy, draft a notice in not more than 50 words informing students of the inter-class quiz contest asking them to give their names to the Secretray of the Club within a week.

K.R.N. Public School, Thanjavur

23rd January, 2019

Inter-Class Quiz Contest
The school is organising an inter class quiz contest on 28th February, 2019 in the school auditorium at 9:00 am onwards. The students who want to participate in the contest, give your names to the Secretary of the Club by 2nd February, 2019.
Teacher Co-ordinator

Posters are placards displayed in a public place announcing or advertising something. Posters are notices, advertisements and invitations—all in one.

The purpose of designing a poster is either to create social awareness about issues related to current problems and needs, or to advertise or even to extend public invitations and display notices.

Posters should be colourful, attractive and tempting.

  1. They must be drafted carefully to attract the attention of the readers, excite their imagination and influence their minds.
  2. Posters are read from a distance. Do not give many details in a poster. Highlight only important issue/issues.

Main Features
(i) Layout

  • Visually attractive/Eye Catching
  • Title-suggestive/catchy
  • Use slogan, jingle or short verse
  • Sketch or simple drawings
  • Letters of different size and shape
  • Proportionate spacing, etc.

(ii) Contents

  • The theme or subject of the poster
  • Description or details associated with the theme
  • Essential details like time, date, venue (for an event)
  • Name(s) of issuing authority/organisation, etc.

(iii) Expression

  • Phrases, slogans, persuasive language
  • Creativity in terms of content and design
  • Overall organisation and sequencing of the matter

Solved Questions
(a) As the Manager of ‘Supreme Coaching Centre’ run by you, prepare a poster calling the attention of students desirous of attending IIT, NEET coaching to join your coaching centre.
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(b) You were very upset about the reports on communal riots in various parts of the country. As a concerned social worker, design a poster in not more than 50 words, highlighting the importance of communal harmony. You are Vinay/Vinitha.
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(c) Design a poster for promoting the need for joining the Navy.
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