Invitations and Replies, Format, Solved Examples of Invitations and Replies – CBSE Class 12th

Invitation is a written or verbal request to invite someone in an event or function like birthday parties, celebrations, fair, inauguration, sports event, annual function, etc.


Types of Invitations

  • Formal Invitation
  • Informal Invitation


Invitation and replies are included in Section-B of English paper of CBSE Class 12th.

The word limit will be of 50 words. The question will be of 3 marks.

The Marking Scheme of this question will be as follows:

Format       –      1 mark

Content      –     1 mark

Expression –     1 mark

Total           –      3 marks


Note- These invitations should be enclosed in a box.

Format of Formal Invitation


Name of the host

Name of Institution

Standard expression

Name of the Event

Day, date and time of the event


Name of the honoree

RSVP (Respond if it pleases you)

Telephone or mobile number or

designation of the host

Format of Informal Invitation



DATE (In expanded)






Solved Examples of Invitations


Q-  Ministry of Health, Delhi Government is organising an exhibition on ‘Health Care’ in Pragati Maidan. As a Health Secretary, write an invitation to the people to visit the exhibition. Give relevant details.



Organised by the Ministry of Health, Delhi Government

From 5th August to 11th August

The Union Minister of Health, Govt, of India, will inaugurate the exhibition

On 5th August at 11.00 a.m.

In the Hall of Nations, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

You are cordially invited to visit the Exhibition.


Causes and preventive measures for fatal diseases.

Personal health care.

Causes of blindness and prevention.

Precautions against infectious diseases.

Pectoral information about Nature Health Care.

Seminar on AIDS.

Q- Sunrise Global School, Agra is going to organize a one-act play competition in the school auditorium. You have decided to invite noted stage artiste, Nalini to grace the occasion. Draft a formal invitation for her in about 50 words. You are Karuna/Karan, Cultural Secretary. (Delhi 2016)


The Principal, Staff And Teachers


Sunrise Public School

take pleasure in inviting noted stage artist


to grace the one-act play competition

in the School Auditorium

on Tuesday, 1st April, 20xx

From 8:30 am to 11:00 am


Awaiting a favourable response from your end.

Karuna, Cultural Secretary


Q- You are Ankit Verma. Your friend from Malaysia is staying in the hostel. Invite him to join Diwali celebrations with you at your residence.


 315/2 Raja Gardens, New Delhi

25 October, 20XX

Dear Surunayak

You know that Diwali, the festival of lights, is approaching. It gives me great pleasure to invite you to Diwali celebrations at my residence. We shall have great fun. Do join us for the ‘Puja’ and Diwali celebrations.

Yours sincerely

Ankit Verma

Q-  Namita/Namit has come out successful in the XII class examination. She/He has decided to have a party for her/his friends. Draft an invitation in about 50 words giving details of the venue, time, and date. [CBSE Sample Paper 2015]

27, Elizabeth Road,


May 29, 20XX

Dear friends,

I am celebrating my success in the Class XII Board Exam with a small puja followed by a party on May 31 at my home, starting at 5 p.m. I will be glad if you come along with your family. We will have great fun (yummy food, loads of games, music, and dance). Looking forward to spending a good time with you.



Q Write an invitation in not more than 50 words to your friend Rameshwari to spend her winter break with you in Mumbai. You are Puja/Puneet of 25, M.G. Road, Mumbai. (COMPARTMENT 2018)


25, M.G. Road


10 December, 20XX

Dear Rameshwari

As the winters are approaching, I invite you to spend the winter break with me at my house in Mumbai. At that time, the weather here is pleasant due to sea winds. I will introduce you to my parents and close relatives. Kindly confirm your arrival by mid- December.

Yours affectionately


Replies- Formal and Informal


Format of Formal Reply


Sender’s address





Your designation

Format of Informal Reply


Sender’s address




Your designation

Solved Examples

Q- You are Akshya / Aakriti. You have been invited to participate in a seminar on ‘Fundamental Rights of Children’, organised by the Lions Club of your distinct. Respond to the invitation by writing a letter to the Secretary of the club.

The Secretary of the Lions Club,

25, Aram Bagh Road, Meerut

5 May, 20XX

Sub: Acceptance of Invitation


Thanks for your invitation for a seminar on ‘Fundamental Rights of Children’, and your concern for the under-privileged children. I would like to utilise this opportunity to share my experiences with other likeminded enthusiasts and experts. I hereby confirm my participation in the seminar.

Yours sincerely

Akshya/ Aakriti

Q- You are Manoj /Mini. You have been invited to attend a birthday party of your closest friend. Respond to this invitation.

217 MIG Flats

Surya Vihar, New Delhi

15 March, 20XX

Dear Shuchi

I have received your invitation for your birthday party on 25 March, 20XX at 5 p.m. at Hotel Janpath. I am extremely happy to know that all our old friends are likely to be there. I would like to confirm my participation. Looking forward to the momentous occasion.

With love


Q- You are Rahul/Neha. You have been invited by the Youth Club of your locality to act as one of the judges for an inter-school group song competition organised by the club. But unfortunately you cannot accept this invitation due to a previous engagement. Write to the secretary of the club regretting your inability to accept the invitation.


The Secretary of the Youth Club,

New Delhi

7 Sept 20xx,

Sub: Inability to attend the event


I am so grateful of being invited as one of the judge for inter-school group song competition organized by youth club. But I unfortunately I will not be able to attend the event due to my previous engagements. I regret of not being able to present there. I wish this program to be a great success.


Q- You are Abhinav/Aakriti. You have received a letter from your close friend, inviting you to attend the marriage of his sister. But, unfortunately, you cannot attend it due to your previous commitments. Write him a letter regretting your inability to attend the marriage ceremony.


247/C Mayank Apartments

New Delhi-110059
25 March, 20XX

Dear Rohit,
I feel honoured for being invited to attend the marriage of your elder sister, Kunika. Please accept my thanks and congratulations. Unfortunately, due to some unavoidable previous commitments, I shall not be able to attend the ceremony. Kindly do not take it otherwise.

Yours sincerely


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