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March 04, 2017

SBI PO 2017 Study Plan : Day 2 - Fill in the Blanks

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Hello everyone, I am Aparna and here is the Day 2 Lesson of our SBI PO 2017 Study Plan. Today's topic is Fill in the Blanks of English Language section. Happy Reading :)

SBI PO 2017 Study Plan : Day 2 - Fill in the Blanks

Just like questions on Finding Errors, the section on Fill in the Blanks also requires thorough knowledge of grammar and usage. Usually 5-10 questions relating to Fill in the Blanks are asked in the bank PO Exams. These questions check the grammatical understanding of the candidates. Below are some practice questions taken from various previous papers of Probationary Officers online exam. Try to solve these on your own and check with the given answers. 

English Fill in the Blanks Practice Questions for SBI PO 2017


Directions (Q. 1-5) : Pick out the most effective word/words from the given words to fill in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully complete in the context of the sentence. 

1. I have given myself  ______________ the end of September to finish my research.
  1. between
  2. until
  3. to
  4. near
  5. for
2. It is ______________   that John did not hurt himself when he fell off his motorbike.
  1. luckily .
  2. fortunate
  3. understanding
  4. found
  5. knowing
3. You must not look directly at the sun ______________   the eclipse.
  1. in
  2. to
  3. during
  4. on
  5. at
4. The mist was so thick, it was like walking ______________   a cloud.
  1. beyond
  2. by
  3. along
  4. through
  5. against
5. I told my friend that he could not catch a big fish  _____________ a small rod like the one he was carrying, but he insisted _____________ trying.
  1. with, on
  2. by, about
  3. with, about
  4. by, on
  5. on, for
Directions (Q. 6-10): Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully complete. 

6. The young boy was unhurt ___________ for a minor injury to his knee.
  1. less
  2. except
  3. also
  4. just
  5. while
7. There is  ___________ chance of seeing her again ___________ she leaves
  1. perhaps,when
  2. little, before
  3. more, after
  4. also, as
  5. full, therefore
8. I was annoyed  ___________ John for arriving late.
  1. on 
  2. about
  3. by 
  4. for
  5. with
9. We are  ___________ the possibility of buying our own house.
  1. judging
  2. threatening
  3. considering 
  4. initiating
  5. applying
10. The student did not pay ___________ to the instructions that were given to her in class.
  1. ear
  2. awareness
  3. notice
  4. attention
  5. closure
Directions (Q. 11-15) : Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully complete. 

11.You will have to undergo a ___________ of tests before the interview.
  1. large
  2. series
  3. design
  4. booklet
  5. delegation
12. If you ___________ fast, we will reach on time.
  1. journey
  2. travel
  3. walk
  4. talk
  5. react
13. The boy was curious to know what was  ___________ the parcel.
  1. into
  2. with
  3. in
  4. beyond
  5. within
14. For every school-going child, studying is a ___________
  1. skill
  2. achievement
  3. priority
  4. success
  5. labour
15.The Board members could not arrive at a ___________  regarding the employee.
  1. judgement
  2. progress
  3. policy
  4. consensus
  5. action
Directions (Q.16-20) : Each question below has two blanks. Each blank indicates that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. 

16. Rachana saw me ___________ for a bus; she stopped and ___________ me a lift.
  1. standing, took
  2. stopped, gave
  3. walking, sat
  4. testing, signalled
  5. waiting, offered
17. During winter, we can ___________ ourselves from the cold by wearing ___________ clothes.
  1. protect, warm
  2. save, good
  3. escape, cotton
  4. establish, light
  5. stop, thick
18. The school refused to ___________  acts of ___________  behaviour.
  1. overcome, spoilt
  2. tolerate, violent
  3. overlook, sudden
  4. appreciate, bravery
  5. comment, deserving
19. The actor was not  ___________ by public criticism and paid no ___________ even to the poor reviews in the media.
  1. affected, attention
  2. troubled, mind
  3. effected, regard
  4. bothered, justification
  5. shocked, notices
20. The  ___________  words of the teacher comforted the ___________ student.
  1. harsh, sorrowful
  2. encouraging, anxious
  3. reality, nervous
  4. wise, happy
  5. distracter, confused
Directions (Q. 21-25) : In each of the following questions, each sentence contain a blank space. You have to choose from the options 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5) and fill in the blank in such a manner that it completes the sentence in the most meaningful and grammatically appropriate manner. 
21. The thieves knew that there was a lot of money in the bank and wanted to ___________ on it.
  1. cash in
  2. borrow
  3. stash it
  4. steal
  5. purchase things
22. It was in common knowledge that the Manager had committed a fraud. Just to  ___________, the Manager was now lying through his teeth 
  1. admit it
  2. save his own skin
  3. reaffirm it
  4. jump the gun
  5. make hay while the sun shines
23. The rioting crowd had reached very close to Asha's house. Asha's brother somehow managed to avoid this crowd and reached home ___________
  1. simply
  2. in silent
  3. quicker
  4. in one piece
  5. injiffy
24. I have been so busy with work that I have not yet ___________ to arranging my things in my new house.
  1. tried
  2. come ahead
  3. seemed
  4. attempting
  5. gotten around
25. I am hosting a party at my house tomorrow evening. I ___________ you can make it on time.
  1. knew that
  2. understands
  3. hope that
  4. wishes that
  5. desire
Directions (Q. 26-30): In each of these questions, two sentences (I) and (II) are given. Each sentence has a blank in Five words (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) are suggested. Out of these, only one fits at both the places in the context of each sentence. Number of that word is the answer : 

26. 
  • I. He is ___________ with whatever little he has. 
  • II. They kept the ___________ of the communication a secret.
  1. happy
  2. gist
  3. sense
  4. matter
  5. content
27. 
  • I. It is hard to believe the  ___________ of operations involved in this activity. 
  • II. The map is drawn to a ___________ of 1 inch to 50 Ian.
  1. magnitude
  2. size
  3. scale
  4. proportion
  5. significance
28. 
  • I. Heavy snow did the rescue efforts. 
  • II. The food was kept in a  ___________
  1. delay
  2. bundle
  3. basket
  4. hamper
  5. holder
29. 
  • I. They left ___________ after breakfast. 
  • II. It is difficult to find a ___________  person for this job.
  1. right
  2. immediately
  3. suitable
  4. best
  5. soon
30. 
  • I. He would always do ___________ was told by his superiors.
  • II. He appeared on stage ___________ a narrator of the drama.
  1. as
  2. what
  3. about
  4. whatever
  5. always
Directions (Q. 31-35): In each of these questions, two sentences (I) and (II) are given. Each sentence has a blank in it. Five words 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5) are suggested. Out of these, only one fits at both the places in the context of each sentence. The number of that word is the answer.

31.
  • I. The truck stopped  ___________
  • II. We take a ___________ walk every day.
  1. suddenly
  2. long
  3. short
  4. distant
  5. near
32.
  • I. I got the grains in the machine. 
  • II. I do not have any ___________  for doubting him.
  1. done
  2. basis
  3. ground
  4. crushed
  5. tune
33.
  • I. We were asked to design a ___________ of the dam. 
  • II. This Institute is a ___________  of modem thinking.
  1. picture
  2. type
  3. function
  4. fabric
  5. model
34.
  • I. Keep a ___________ grip on the railing. 
  • II. He was ___________ asleep.
  1. fast
  2. firm
  3. deep
  4. strong
  5. sure
35.
  • I. He asked me to ___________ over the fence. 
  • II. We should keep the valuables in the  ___________
  1. vault
  2. cross
  3. safe
  4. tie
  5. locker
Directions (Q. 36-40) : In each of these questions, two sentences (I) and (II) are given. Each sentence has a blank in it. Five words 1), 2), 3),4) and 5) are suggested. Out of these, only one fits at both the places in the context of each sentence. The number of that word is the answer.

36.
  • I. He has now become ___________ a to reckon with. 
  • II. It is better not to use ___________ to prove one's point.
  1. model
  2. force
  3. coercion
  4. name
  5. influence
37.
  • I. He tried his  ___________  best to score distinction in this exam. 
  • II. It pays to keep ___________   headed in an emergency.
  1. cool
  2. utmost
  3. very
  4. possible
  5. level
38.
  • I. The system is working with ___________  to getting things done. 
  • II.  ___________  must be commanded and not demanded.
  1. status
  2. relation
  3. attitude
  4. respect
  5. honour
39.
  • I. There is a complaint against him that he ___________  the mistakes of his juniors. 
  • II. A good thing about this house is that it ___________  the sea.
  1. ignores
  2. promotes
  3. examines
  4. overlooks
  5. faces
40.
  • I. Out of the total loans by the bank, the largest share was for infrastructure. 
  • II. The trees are throughout the area.
  1. disbursed
  2. covered
  3. distributed
  4. spanned
  5. extended
Directions (Q. 41-45): In each of these questions, two sentences (I) and (II) are given. Each sentence has a blank in it. Five words (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) are suggested. Out of these, only one fits at both the places in the context of each sentence. Number of that word is the answer.

41.
  • I. Our office decided to organize a party for the couple. 
  • II. She him in conversation to while away sometime.
  1. new
  2. engaged
  3. pledged
  4. held
  5. encountered
42.
  • I. It is required that you fill out these two  to register for the job. 
  • II. This subject has many practical  in day to day life.
  1. forms
  2. applications
  3. relevance
  4. statements
  5. views
43.
  • I. The next of this case is after two months. 
  • II. After the accident her   has been affected.
  1. dates
  2. balance
  3. evidence
  4. health
  5. hearing
44.
  • I. As a last  we had to accept these terms and conditions. 
  • II. This place has become a good tourist  now.
  1. resort
  2. attraction
  3. means
  4. step
  5. spot 
45.
  • I. The organization decided on an hourly minimum ___________ of Rs. 35
  • II. Will he ___________ a war on these fronts to improve things ?
  1. pay
  2. declare
  3. pose
  4. wage
  5. campaign
Directions (Q. 46-50) : In each of these questions, two sentences (I) and (II) are given. Each sentence has a blank in it. Five words 1), 2), 3),4) and 5) are suggested. Out of these, only one fits at both the places in the context of each sentence. Number of that word is the answer.

46.
  • I. Boats take more time going against the ___________ of the river. 
  • II. She keeps herself abreast of ___________ events.
  1. low
  2. latest
  3. water
  4. all
  5. current
47.
  • I. While trying to open the door, the ___________  broke. 
  • II. It is not difficult to ___________ tricky situations.
  1. handle
  2. bracket
  3. win
  4. knob
  5. overcome
48.
  • I. This course teaches you not to ___________  to temptations. 
  • II. We hope to increase our ___________ of rice this year.
  1. succumb
  2. produce
  3. yield
  4. share
  5. submit
49.
  • I. When you play your radio at high ___________  it disturbs others 
  • II.We have just received a latest ___________  of this encyclopedia.
  1. edition
  2. volume
  3. channel
  4. frequency
  5. pitch
50.
  • I. It helps to rinse one's mouth early morning with a ___________ of salt and water
  • II. You can always refer to this reference material to find the ___________ to these problems
  1. mixture
  2. answers
  3. liquid
  4. fix
  5. solution
    Please use the comments section below if you have any questions / doubts. Don't forget to post at-least a Fill in the Blanks exercise with answers. 
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