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Directions: The following questions have some blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits in the context of the sentence.
1
With a whole lot of games _________ in the coming months from the post-apocalyptic genre, everybody will be able to _________ the world after the unthinkable has happened.
» Explain it
C
The given sentence implies something related to the new games coming in the post-apocalyptic genre which will give some kind of experience to the general public.
 
Now, coming to option A, if games are retiring they will not able to give new experiences to the users and this is completely out of context in the given sentence.
 
Option B is not correct because with rejection of games in the post-apocalyptic genre, it would not be possible to do anything with the games and this will render the given sentence illogical.
 
Option D is not correct though launch can be a valid word in the given context. It is because the form of the verb is not correct and it will not imply the intended meaning. It should have been ‘being launched’ since that would mean that somebody is launching the games as games cannot be launched by their own.
 
Option E is also not correct since opening does not go well with the given context and actually it is not correct to use this in the sentence as well. This makes it useless to even consider the next word given in the option.
 
Option C is the correct choice since games can be released and also with something that does not exist in reality it would be thrilling to experience the world like that. It would be kind of exploration of something new in a new kind of world.
 
It makes option C the correct choice among the given options.
 
2
At a _________ store recently launched by a Kochi-based startup at the city’s Gold Souk Grande Mall, customers get a _________ experience of what cashier-less shopping feels like.
» Explain it
D
The given statement implies that there is some important development in Kochi where a startup company has launched something that enables cashier-less shopping experience.
 
Now, coming to the options, both the words in option A are irrelevant since mechanical store will not be able to give cashier-less shopping experience to the consumers.
 
Option B is also not correct since the article used is wrong if the first word is considered as the correct one and this makes it inconsequential to even consider the second word for the second blank in the given sentence.
 
Option C is also not correct since the same error as in the previous option is there in the options in this case as well. This can also be eliminated safely from our consideration.
 
Option E is also not correct because of a word starting with a vowel and the usage of ‘a’ as the article preceding it.
 
Option D is the correct choice because the shop is about cashier-less shopping experience and that can be provided by only a fully-automated shop and both the words fit the context perfectly in the given statement. 
 
This makes option D the correct choice among the given options.
 
3
Holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and State Assembly may have larger _________, but there is a _________ that it could disadvantage regional parties.
 
» Explain it
C
The given statement implies that holding simultaneous polls will have different effects on the national parties and the regional players. It is made clear by the fact that ‘but’ has been used to connect the two parts and it is used to connect two contrasting parts only.

Now coming to the Options, Option A is not correct since ramifications implies consequences and it seems right in the context but the second blank cannot be filled with conclusion since that will not make the sentence logical.

Option B is not correct because the word synthesis for the second blank is not correct. The first word impact for the first blank fits in the context

Option D is not correct because beginning cannot be used in the first blank as it will not make meaningful sentence. It makes the second word inconsequential to even consider for the second blank.

Option C will be the correct choice because the first blank can be filled with benefits whereas the second blank should have something that implies that there is an idea regarding the disadvantage of regional parties in case of simultaneous polls.
 
It makes option C the correct choice among the given options.
 
4
But the people of Telangana are going to _________ him by what he did in the last four years, and not by what he _________ to do in the next few weeks.
 
» Explain it
A
The given statement implies that the people of Telengana will have opinions about him with respect to his past actions and not what he will do in the future. It seems that the sentence is about support to a political party on the basis of its actions in the last few years.

Option B is not correct because it does not make the statement meaningful. The first blank may be filled with reject which will imply that the people of Telengana will reject him anyway but the second blank will not be filled with restricts since that will make the whole sentence illogical.

Option C is not correct because the first word given for the first blank does not fit in the context and there is no point thinking over the second word given. This can be eliminated safely as reciprocate implies doing the same thing to somebody in return and it is about supporting some party and not doing the same to it, in the given context.

Option D is also not correct because the people cannot rectify him as that is illogical in terms of the usage of the word in this context. There is no point considering the second word given for the second blank.

Option A is correct because people of the state are going to judge the political party and its leader on the basis of its actions in the last few years in power and he may now say something that he wants to do in the next few years but that is of no use now as far as getting support of people is concerned.
 
It makes option A the correct choice among the given options.
 
5
The large-scale _________ of troops by the Syrian government and its allies around the province, has led to speculation about an _________ attack as well as calls to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe.
 
» Explain it
C
The given statement implies that the Syrian Government and its allies must have got their troops around the province and that is causing the perception that they will attack the province soon.
 
Option A is not correct because realization of troops is not correct usage and it is illogical to use this phrase. The second word is also out of context since eminent implies somebody who is a prominent and renowned person.
 
Option B is not correct because according to the given context, the attack on the province cannot be called as excellent and it will be completely irrelevant to use this word in this given context.
 
Option D is not correct because the first word for the first blank is not perfect as resources will not be the right word for this blank. The second word may be used to imply that the attack was severe though the word extreme is not the appropriate word for the context and there are better words to denote the implication intended in this sentence.
 
Option E is not correct because assimilation of troops is completely illogical and hence this choice can be safely eliminated from our consideration.
 
Statement C is the correct choice because the government and its allies have got the troops around the province and this can be explained well by the given word mobilization whereas the second blank can also be filled with the word imminent which will mean an impending attack on the said province. So, both the words are correct for the given blanks.
 
This makes option C the correct choice among the given options.
 

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How to solve Fill In The Blank Type Questions for various bank exams

Fill in the Blanks is one of the most important topics in the English Section of any Bank PO exams. All the Bank PO exams have at least a few questions on fill in the blanks. Thus, this article focuses on preparing fill in the blanks for Bank Po exams of different types.

Fill in the blank questions are important not only for Bank Exams but also SSC exams, Railways, Law and even Insurance related exams respectively. Some prominent Bank exams for which fill in the blanks form an important topic include SBI Clerk, SBI PO, IBPS Po, IBPS clerk, RBI Grade B, SEBI Grade A, IBPS SO, Syndicate Bank, Canara Bank, RRB Assistant, RRB Scale I. Apart from the Bank exams mentioned above, fill in the blank related questions are also asked in SSC CHSL, SSC CGL, CGL Tier II English etc. These questions on fill in the blanks also feature in Law exams like CLAT 2019 apart from being important for Railways exams- RRB Group D and RRB ALP respectively.

With new pattern questions in fill in the blanks coming up in nearly every bank PO exam, the level of difficulty is set to rise in the coming times. Thus, it is necessary to understand how such questions on Fill in the blanks are to be solved and have a game plan ready to deal with them. One does not need to know the correct answer every time for all fill in the blank questions. If the aspirant knows the basics, they can easily mark the correct answer by eliminating options.

We will talk about some important tips on solving questions on fill in the blanks below. Following this, we’ll also take a look at some example questions from various types of exams to understand the various patterns of fill in the blank questions that can be asked in an exam.

What do Questions on Fill in the Blanks include?

In such questions, aspirants are provided with one or multiple statements with one or two words missing (depending on the difficulty level). The aspirant is also provided with a couple of options from which the correct option is to be chosen, post which the statement would make sense contextually and grammatically. Sometimes, instead of a single word, an entire phrase is missing and the aspirant has to punch in the correct phrase as the answer.

Tips for solving Fill in the Blank Questions for Bank Po and CLAT 2019 :

Fill in the Blanks TIP I :

Read and re-read!

Read the statement at least two times. At this point, the aim is to understand the meaning, tone and context of the question without looking at the options given.

Fill in the Blanks TIP II :

Connect the dots!

Try and find conjunctions/connectors in the statement which give you an idea of the tone well. For example, words like ‘and’ ‘because’, ‘along with’ etc supplement the subject and add to it. The statement is said to go in the same direction. On the other hand, words like ‘although’, ‘despite’, ‘even if’ etc indicate a contradiction in the statement and give us a hint about the direction of the statement. Such clues can help us find the correct word.

Fill in the Blanks TIP III :

There is no substitute for hard work

Have a strong base of grammar rules, idioms and phrase, vocabulary etc. The more you know various idioms, phrases, proverbs etc, the better your chances are. Similarly, the better your vocabulary, better your chances of recognizing which option would fit in and which won’t. The trick here to read newspapers and books- anything that interests you.

Fill in the Blanks TIP IV :

Inky Pinky Ponky…!
 
One should try and eliminate options. Put them in the blank one after the other and check if they fit in meaningfully. Words which are opposite to what is needed or mean something else can be eliminated this way. Words which do not agree with the statements due to grammar usage like tense, subject-verb mismatch can also be eliminated this way.

Fill in the Blanks TIP V :

Practice, Practice and more Practice!

Nothing beats the age old formula of working hard. The only way to have an idea of the kind of questions expected is to practice as much as you can. This includes a mix of past year papers as well as mock tests. Analysis of the mock is extremely important and should be done thoroughly to understand the areas where the aspirant is going wrong and the reason for the same.
   
 
Now, let us look at some sample questions from our mock tests at Smartkeeda to understand the variations in the fill in the blank questions for various Bank Po and other exams-

Question Type: Single Blank single statements 

Bank Exams important for:  SSC CGL Tier 1, SSC LDC, SSC DEO, SSC Stenographer, CLAT

Fill In the Blanks EXAMPLE 1:
The pickpocket _________ Mohan's wallet and watch.
(A.)  stowed
(B.)  made off with
(C.)  set aside
(D.)  cut off
 
Explanation
Make off with something (idiom):
to steal something.

Ex. Someone broke into the vehicle last night and made off with three sculptures worth about Rs. 6 crores. 
 
Fill In the Blanks EXAMPLE 2

Hindus believe that ___________ from the cycle of birth and rebirth can be attained only by good deeds.
(A.)  bondage
(B.)  deliverance
(C.)  delivery
(D.)  withdrawal
 
Explanation
Deliverance (noun):
The action of being rescued or set free.

Common synonyms to the word ‘deliverance’ are liberation, release, freeing, rescue, delivery, discharge, ransom, emancipation, etc.

Ex. "prayers for deliverance"
 
Question Type: Single Statement with two blanks

Bank Exams important for:  SBI Clerk Mains, SBI PO Pre, IBPS Clerk Mains, IBPS PO Pre, RRB Office Asst Mains, RRB Scale I Mains

Fill In the Blanks EXAMPLE 3:

Directions: The following question has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits in the context of the sentence. 
 
The play _________ so real, we almost forgot where we were, and believed we were watching the ________ scenes as they were acted so long ago.
 
(A.)  looked, unreal
(B.)  fared, imaginary
(C.)  seemed, genuine
(D.)  projected, hazy
(E.)  existed, questionable

Explanation
The sentence implies that the play “appeared to be” real but in reality it wasn't and hence, “seemed” meaning 'give the impression of being something' fits the first blank. “Looked” also qualifies for this blank. However, “fared”, “projected” and “existed” do not reflect this meaning. Hence, options B, D and E can be eliminated.
 
For the second blank, the appropriate word should be similar in meaning to “real”. Hence, only “genuine” meaning 'not fake or counterfeit' fits the second blank.
 
Option C is hence the correct answer.
 
Question Type: Single Statement with two blanks

Bank Exams important for:  SBI Clerk Mains, SBI PO Pre, IBPS Clerk Mains, IBPS PO Pre, RRB Office Asst Mains, RRB Scale I Mains

Fill In the Blanks EXAMPLE 4:

Although it still keeps most of its exhibition slots for the _________ artists, the gallery now also _________ lesser known contemporary artists.

(A.)  established, reduces
(B.)  famous, promotes
(C.)  celebrated, blames
(D.)  unknown, presents
(E.)  classical, produces
 
Explanation
The given sentence uses the conjunction “although”, which means the sentence describes two contradictory scenarios happening at the same time.
 
As the latter part of the sentence mentions “lesser known artists”, the first blank requires an adjective which will be opposite to it in meaning. This eliminates option D as “unknown” does not provide the necessary contrast for the first blank.
 
Further, the gallery cannot “reduce”, “blame”, or “produce” lesser known artists. Thus options A, C and E are eliminated as well.

Both the words in option B fits the respective blanks appropriately.

Option B is hence the correct answer.
 

Question Type: Two statements with one blank each and a common word to be fit in both the blanks.

Bank Exams important for:  SBI Clerk Mains, SBI PO Pre, IBPS Clerk Mains, IBPS PO Pre, RRB Office Asst Mains, RRB Scale I Mains, IBPS PO, IBPS SO, IBPS PO Mains

Fill In the Blanks EXAMPLE 5:

Directions: In this question five alternatives are given under each sentence and you are required to select the most suitable alternative to fill in the blank/blanks in the sentence to make it meaningful.

A. All the_______will go to a local charity.
 
B. The urge with which manager________towards any given task is mind blowing.
 
(A.)  progresses
(B.)  accumulation 
(C.)  proceeds
(D.)  gains 
(E.)  begins

Explanation
‘Progresses’ does not fit the first blank as the blanks requires a noun.
 
An accumulation of something is a large number of things which have been collected together, hence it can’t be used in the second sentence. The second statement requires a verb.
 
‘Proceeds’ can be used as a noun in the first sentence. The proceeds of an event or activity are the money that has been obtained from it.
 
‘Proceeds’ can be used as a verb in the second sentence. If you proceed with a course of action, you continue with it.
 
 Thus, Proceeds best fits in both the contexts.

Hence, option C is correct.
 
Question Type: Two statements with two blanks each and a common set of two words to be fit in both the statements.

Bank Exams important for:  IBPS PO Mains, SBI PO Mains, RBI Grade B, SEBI Grade A, IBPS SO, RRB SCALE I MAINS

Fill In the Blanks EXAMPLE 6:

Directions: In questions below, there are two statements, with each statement consisting of two blanks. You have to choose the option which proivdes the correct set of words that fits both the blanks in both the statements appropriately and in the same order making them meaningful and grammatically correct.

I. Since it was her first offence, the judge let her off with a     ____     rather than a     _____    sentence.
 
II. He was absolutely  _____      back then but the stint in   ______     did him no good.

(A.)  prison, fine
(B.)  fine, prison
(C.)  warning, fine
(D.)  fine, warning
(E.)  reminder, verdict
 
Explanation
Option A is the opposite of what the sentence wants to convey and is wrong. Also, it does not fit in with the second statement.

Option C looks correct in the first statement but does not make sense without other words. Also, it does not fit in with the second statement as well.

Option D is the opposite again and incorrect and also is absurd in the second statement.

Option E does not fit in with either of the two statements.
Option B is correct.
 
Question Type:  One statement with one blank and multiple correct answers.

Bank Exams important for:  IBPS PO Pre, SBI PO Pre, RBI Grade B, SEBI Grade A, RBI Assistant, SBI Clerk Mains, IBPS Clerk Mains

Fill In the Blanks EXAMPLE 7:

Directions: In the following sentence one blank is given and there can be more than one word that can fit the blank appropriately. Choose the best option among the given ones.

If taken seriously and without _______________, it appeared to show that the shock and awe of demonetisation had no negative impact on the growth trajectory of the Indian economy.
 
(A.) humour
(B.) skepticism
(C.) disparaging
(D.) only A and B
(E.) only A and C
 
Explanation
The author wants us to believe that demonetization had no negative impact on the growth of the economy. 
 
Humour: The sentence already says if taken seriously. Using the word humour again does not make sense here. Hence, option A is incorrect.

Skepticism means disbelief/doubt/ hesitation. This fits in with the statement and is correct.

Disparaging means to censure/ blame. Although the word itself may fit in, its –ing form is incorrect grammatically here.
 
Hence, option B is correct.
 
  
Question Type: One statement with three blanks and the correct answer along with the sequence needs to be checked.

Bank Exams important for:  IBPS PO Pre, SBI PO Pre, RBI Grade B, SEBI Grade A, RBI Assistant, SBI Clerk Mains, IBPS Clerk Mains, RRB Scale I, NIACL etc

Fill In the Blanks EXAMPLE 8:

Directions: In the statement given below, certain words have been omitted and marked as I, II and III. One word has been suggested below for each blank. You are required to check if the word fits in the blank against which it is mentioned. If all the words are correct but not in the proper sequence, mark (D) as the answer. If all the words are correct, mark E as the answer.

In the era of complex ___ I ___ politics and India being a federal country, any optimism for ___ II ___ the subject of water from the state list to either the union list or the concurrent list is nothing short of ___ III ___.

I. Coalition
II. Retaining
III. Delusion

(A.)  Only II
(B.)  Only III
(C.)  Only I and III
(D.)  Sequence needs to be changed
(E.)  All are in correct sequence

Explanation
Blank I is correct and reinforces the idea that India being a federal country has complex politics and the use of the word ‘coalition’ agrees with the idea.

Blank II is incorrect as retaining does not agree with the next few words ‘water from the state list to either the union list or the concurrent list’. The use of from and to indicate something is being sent/transferred from one to another.

Blank III is correct. It states that the idea of transferring the subject of water from state to union list is absurd/ delusional. This is correct.
Only I and III are correct.
Hence, option C is correct.
  
Question Type: One paragraph with three blanks and six potential answers. The correct combination needs to be found.

Bank Exams important for:  IBPS PO Pre, SBI PO Pre, RBI Grade B, SEBI Grade A, RBI Assistant, SBI Clerk Mains, IBPS Clerk Mains, RRB Scale I, NIACL etc

Fill In the Blanks EXAMPLE 9:

Directions: In the question below, a short paragraph is given with 3 blanks, followed by six words. From the options, choose the one that provides the correct combination of 3 of the given words which fit in the blanks in the right order.
 
The transgender community _________ a very specific intersection _________ marginalised communities that makes them uniquely _________ to sexual violence and medical neglect.

A. Occupies
B. Inhabit
C. With
D. Among
E. Spoiled
F. Vulnerable

(A.)  A-D-F
(B.)  D-A-C
(C.)  C-D-E
(D.)  B-D-F
(E.)  B-C-E

Explanation
The statement sympathizes with the transgender community and hence spoiled can be eliminated.
Inhabit does not match the rules of subject-verb agreement.
The only viable option is A.
The transgender community occupies a very specific intersection among marginalised communities that makes them uniquely vulnerable to sexual violence and medical neglect.

Hence, option A is correct.
 
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