Three Blanks in a Sentence Fill in the Blanks Exercise for SBI PO 2019 and IBPS PO 2019 | Fill in the Blanks PDF at Smartkeeda

Direction: In each of the questions given below, a paragraph is given which has some blanks and those blanks have to be filled with the same word out of five words given below it. You have to choose that same word as your answer and fill up the blanks with that appropriate word.
1
________ in exports of gems & jewellery and engineering goods, two major product groups, slowed down India’s export growth to 0.80 per cent in November. Other items which posted ________ in exports include marine products, leather goods, meat, dairy & poultry products, yarn, fruits, oil seeds and tea. Engineering goods, which is the second largest export item after petroleum products, posted a 16.35 per cent ________ in exports in November to $5.9 billion.
» Explain it
D
All the three given statements are regarding the decrease in the exports of the country. It also explains the items in which there has been a decline in the exports from the country. Among the given options, only option D is there that will fit in the given context whereas other words are completely out of context here.

This makes option D the correct choice among the given options.
 
2
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is likely to announce loan ________ worth billions of dollars to woo millions of farmers ahead of a general election. Farm loan ________ would be the biggest help the government has ever provided to farmers, said the officials, who did not wish to be identified in line with government policy. The previous Congress party-led coalition government had announced farm loan ________ worth nearly Rs 72,000 crore in 2008, helping it return to power with a bigger mandate in 2009.
» Explain it
A
All the three statements are regarding the policy of the government to make sure that it gets the votes of the farmers and that is why they are planning to write off the loans extended to the farmers. This is going to take place before the general elections so that the government can reap the dividends of this step by getting votes from the farmers.

Among the given options, only option A fits in all the three given sentences whereas other options are completely irrelevant in the context of the given passage.

This makes option A the correct choice among the given options.
 
3
PSBs meet their capital requirement through various sources including ________ of capital from the market through issuance of capital instruments, monetisation of non-core assets etc. Since the recapitalisation announcement till November 2018, PSBs have been recapitalized to the tune of Rs 1, 28,861 crore through infusion and ________ of capital from the market. The new company is looking forward to ________ of funds from the foreign markets through the external commercial borrowing.
» Explain it
B
The first two statements are regarding the funding sources of the Public Sector Banks in the country apart from the fact that the government is also helping these banks shore up capital from various sources. Among the given options, only Option B will fit in the given context whereas others will not fit in the context. For the third blank also, this word will fit and therefore it may be used.

This makes option B the correct choice among the given options.
 
4
In India’s hierarchical rural order, the disadvantaged are unable to access insurance, welfare and loan ________ managed by multiple agencies. These ________ are manipulated by landed interests in collusion with government and bank officials — unless this is checked by concerted socio-political intervention. Many states such as Telangana have shown the way with various effective ________ in this regard, and reaped handsome political dividends.
» Explain it
B
We have to find a word that will fit in all the three sentences. The sentences are mainly regarding the problems of the farming sector in the country. it explains in detail the problems faced by this sector in the country. if we see the options, we shall find that Option B will fit in all the three statements whereas other options are completely out of context.

This makes option B the correct choice among the given options.
 
5
After deliberating on the contentious ________ of Reserve Bank of India’s governance framework, its central board, decided that the matter required further examination. Besides discussing the governance framework, the Reserve Bank of India, in a statement, said its central board reviewed, inter alia, the current economic situation, and the ________ related to currency management. The SEBI has decided to allow the start-up to ________ new shares in the market without the prior approval of its board.
» Explain it
B
If we have to fill all the three blanks, we need to check a single word that will fill all the three blanks. The first two sentences are regarding the Reserve Bank of India whereas the last sentence is regarding SEBI. If we go through the options, only Option B will be able to fit in all the three blanks with meaningful sentences being formed.

This makes option B 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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