Fill in the Blanks Quiz No 20 | Double Fillers for SBI PO 2019 | New English Questions for SBI PO 2019

Directions: In each of the questions below, a sentence is given with two blanks that indicate that some parts are missing. Identify the correct pair of words that fit in the sentence to make it grammatically and contextually correct.
1
Only a third in India are _________ saving for their retirement while just 33 per cent of working-age respondents globally are _________ anything aside for their later life.
» Explain it
B
The context says something about the savings of Indians for the retirement age and the comparison of Indians with respect to the global scenario in terms of savings for life after the retirement.

Since now we have understood the context of the sentence, it is now necessary to weigh the options according to their suitability in the blanks. Coming to option A, hardly is still okay for the first blank but saving is not fit for the second blank.

Option C is not correct since the second word is not correct for the blank.

Option D is not correct because of the same reason as the Option C whereas Option E is also not correct due to the second word being not correct for the respective blank.

Option B is correct since both the words fit perfectly in the respective blanks.
 
This makes option B the correct choice among the given options.

 
2
If you look at the number of districts, then the areas under the _________ of left - wing extremism have shrunk _________ more than 40% in the last three years.
» Explain it
C
The given sentence is about the data regarding the influence of Left-wing extremism in India in the last three years in which it has seen a downfall.

Among the given options, option A is not correct since existence does not fit in the context and same can be said about the second word also.

Option B is not correct since both the words are not fit for the blanks in the sentence. Same can be said about options D and E.

Only option C implies the actual meaning intended in the sentence and it explains the meaning that the number of districts affected by left-wing extremism has decreased the last few years.

This makes option C the correct choice among the given options.
 
3
Chaotic traffic has become the _________ of the day at major junctions in Puducherry thanks to poor traffic management, _________ posting of police personnel and disregard of rules by motorists and vehicle owner.
» Explain it
C
It is clear from the given sentence that chaotic traffic is very common in Puducherry because of reasons such as poor traffic management, disregard of rules by motorists and vehicle drivers etc. The words in blank should reflect the meaning as intended.
 
Option A is not correct since both the words do not fit in the given context. Same can be said about option B, D and E.
 
Option C fits in the blanks since it is implied that chaotic traffic is very common in the union Territory whereas one of the reasons can be the posting of insufficient number of policemen in the major areas of the U.T.
 
This makes option C the correct choice among the given options.
 
4
Pedestrians complain that there is no _________ left for them to walk at pedestrian crossings near major junctions as they are _________ upon by motorists.
» Explain it
D
From the given sentence, it is very clear that the pedestrians do not have enough space left on the roads to move because there are motorists everywhere on the roads.
 
Among the given options, option A is not correct since encircled cannot be placed in the blank.
 
Option B is also not correct because accustomed cannot fit in the context in any manner. Same can be said about option C where figures is not a fit word for the first blank. Only D is the option where both the words fit perfectly in the given context.
 
This makes option D the correct choice among the given options.
 
5
While the demand is _________ for clay idols, people also prefer moulded idols _________ in bulk from other cities.
» Explain it
D
The given statement gives the impression that people prefer clay idols but they also prefer moulded idols from other cities.
 
Among the given options, A is not correct since low itself gives the opposite impression to the one actually intended in the sentence.
 
Option B is not correct since few is not the correct word for the first blank whereas small is also not correct in option C for the first blank in the sentence. Option D is correct because both the words fit perfectly in the given sentence as high implies that the demand for clay idols is good but people are also preferring moulded idols procured from other cities.
 
This makes option D 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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