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Fill in the blanks is a very important topic from Vocabulary section of English language. English Fill in the blanks questions do get featured in different competitive exams but if we talk about IBPS or SBI Bank exams, the pattern of Fill in the blanks questions change almost every year. Keeping the same in mind, www.smartkeeda.com has prepared different Fill in the blanks Quizzes based on new pattern. Here's a 10 question set of new pattern Fill in the blanks questions important for upcoming Bank exams like - IBPS SO Pre, IBPS Clerk Mains, SBI PO 2018, etc. Practise all the questions of Fill in the blanks exercise and see how much you can score at it. 

Directions: In questions below, there are two statements, with each statement consisting of two blanks. You have to choose the option which provides 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.
1
I. An erstwhile ___________ department in the ministry of commerce, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), was put in ___________ of this transformation.
 
II. A ___________ driver was arrested yesterday on a drunk driving __________ on the Delhi-Chandigarh Highway.
 
» Explain it
E
Option A: Both blanks do not make sense in any of the sentences.

Option B: lazy may have made sense but impeach is incorrect for both the blanks.

Option C: Inactive is a good fit in the first sentence but not in the second sentence. Headlong does not fit in anywhere.

Option D: Both blanks do not fit in anywhere.

Option E: Both blanks are a perfect match with the resulting sentences making sense.

Hence, Option E is correct.

 
2
I. Economic growth, which had been ___________ down for some time but had been given a boost by strong governance reforms was given a demand boost to facilitate ___________ acceleration.
 
II. Forced __________ is when political parties hire PR agencies which ___________ employ social media ‘influencers’ who release the same tweets with the hashtag at a high intensity.
 
» Explain it
A
Option B: Trading is not a good fit in either of the sentences. More is not a good fit in the second blank.

Option C: Hover would have been a good fit but incorrect grammatically. More is a good fit for both. However, this option is incorrect.

Option D: Both blanks do not make any sense.

Option E: Going is a good fit for the first sentence but not second. Reduce is incorrect for both blanks.

Option A: Both are a perfect fit for both sentences.

Hence, Option A is correct.
 
3
I. India did not have _________ targeting then and so was able to deal with the shocks _________ than many countries.
 
II. _________ remains below targets for many Central Bank; and is generally set to stay that way in the year ahead even though the world economy in general is set to do much _________ in 2018.
 
» Explain it
B
Option A: Consumed is incorrect for both sentences. More is a misfit for the second sentence.

Option C: Both blanks do not fit in both sentences.

Option D: Deflation may be a good fit but good does not go with either of the blanks.

Option E: Both blanks are absurd.

Option B: Both are a great fit and the resulting sentence meaningful.

Hence, option B is correct.
 
4
I. U.S. consumer confidence jumped to a near 17-year high in October, with households _________ about the labor market and business _________ , which could underpin consumer spending and boost the economy.
 
II. The services sector was the most _________ about business prospects in over three years with about 9 per cent of firms expecting more favourable business _________ in the October to March period.
 
» Explain it
D
Option A: downtrodden conveys the opposite meaning to the one depicted in the sentences and is incorrect.

Option B: vulnerable does not suit the context of the sentences and this is incorrect.

Option C: placid is absurd in both sentences.

Option D: both blanks are perfect

Option E: both blanks are incorrect for both.

Hence, option D is correct.
 
5
I. Should quarterly growth _________ and BJP make gains in serial state elections it would salvage lost _________ , indicating a positive shift in perceptions.
 
II. We expect crude oil to _________ to USD 65 per barrel alongwith commodities standing their _________ against the temporary headwinds.
 
» Explain it
C
Option A: decline is correct for both grammatically but does not agree logically with the sentence. Space is absurd for both.

Option B: Increase is correct for both blanks. But, floor does not make sense in either.

Option C: Both words are a perfect fit.

Option D: Slip is correct grammatically but does not make sense. Also, grip is incorrect in both sentences.

Option E: both words are absurd.

Hence, option C is correct.