English: Sentence Fillers Set 13(IBPS PO 2017 Pattern)

The following sentence fillers/fill in the blanks are based on the pattern that was asked in IBPS PO Prelims on 8th October 2017. 

Directions: In each question a sentence is given followed by a blank. Each blank is followed by three options and you have to determine which option can be used in place of blank to make it a meaningful sentence and mark it as your answer.

  1.  The domestic markets will likely _________ by earnings of IT bellwether Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) as well as the key inflation and IIP data.
    i.) To be steered
    ii.) To be controlled
    iii.) To be canalized
    A) Both i and ii
    B) Both ii and iii
    C) Both i and iii
    D) All of these
    E) None of these
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation: steered = guide or control the movement of (a vehicle, vessel, or aircraft), for example by turning a wheel or operating a rudder; Synonym: canalize
  2. According to the RBI survey, respondents’ pessimism on the price level _________ in the recent period.
    i.) Has also more noticeable
    ii.) Has also accentuated
    iii.) Has also played down
    A) Only i
    B) Only ii
    C) Both i and ii
    D) Both ii and iii
    E) Both i and iii
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       Option C
    Explanation: accentuated= make more noticeable or prominent.
  3. Political __________ has erupted after former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha targetted the PM Narendra Modi government over the alleged economic slowdown
    i.) Slugfest
    ii.) Lambasting
    iii.) Disputes
    A) Only i
    B) Both i and ii
    C) All except ii
    D) All of these
    E) None of these
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       Option D
  4. The Indian Constitution is built on the words, ideas and struggles of those who led entire movements for _________ of caste, with the figure of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar calling into memory the countless others who marched with him and before him.
    i.) The destruction
    ii.) The obliteration
    iii.) The annihilation
    A) Both i and iii
    B) Both ii and iii
    C) All except ii
    D) All of these
    E) None of these
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       Option D
    Explanation: 
    annihilation= complete destruction or obliteration.
  5. Prof. Ilaiah has previously written about __________ granted to Brahmins by the Hindu caste order.
    i.) The special right and exemption
    ii.) The privileges and impunities
    iii.)  The prestige and enlightenment
    A) Only i
    B) Only ii
    C) Only iii
    D) Both i and ii
    E) Both ii and iii
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       Option E
  6. There must be a clear debate on what ails our social systems and how we might reckon with our past; how might we rise above __________ that make us complicit in histories of oppression perpetrated by dominant castes and classes before our time.
    i.) parochial assertions
    ii.) Limited edition
    iii.) Narrow-minded proclamations
    A) Both i and ii
    B) Both ii and iii
    C) Both i and iii
    D) Only i
    E) Only ii
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       Option C
    Explanation: 
    parochial assertions = narrow-minded declarations; having a limited or narrow outlook or scope.
  7. The appeal on behalf of a caste association to a constitutional court that Prof. Ilaiah must be arrested or an FIR registered for engaging in social critique cannot stand constitutional _________.
    i.) Observation
    ii.) Scrutiny
    iii.) Foresee
    A) Only i
    B) Only ii
    C) Only iii
    D) Both i and ii
    E) Both i and iii
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       Option D
    Explanation:
    scrutiny= critical observation or examination.
  8. In 2013, significant amendments were made to the rape law provisions in the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC), including the introduction of the definition of consent in rape cases __________ of feminists.
    i) For the desire
    ii) At the command
    iii) at the behest
    A) Both i and ii
    B) Both ii and iii
    C) All of these
    D) Only i
    E) Only iii
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    behest = a person’s orders or command; desire is also a synonym but not appropriate with the context.
  9. When read with the requirement of “unequivocal voluntary agreement”, it mandates that sexual acts are not performed in __________ of the woman’s desire.
    i.) Sensitive disregard
    ii.) Cruel disregard
    iii.) Callous disregard
    A) Only i
    B) All except ii
    C) All except iii
    D) Only iii
    E) Both ii and iii
    View Answer
       Option E
    Explanation:
    callous = showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others.
  10. A high-level Indian delegation is visiting the US __________ with America’s food processing sector to bring the best practices of the world into India’s food value chain.
    i.) To forge partnership
    ii.) In developing relationship
    iii.) To collaborate
    A) Both i and ii
    B) Both i and iii
    C) Both ii and iii
    D) Only i
    E) Only ii
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
    collaborate =  work jointly on an activity or project; synonym: partnership

 

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17 Thoughts to “English: Sentence Fillers Set 13(IBPS PO 2017 Pattern)”

  1. balakrushna das

    thank you AZ for this valuable post

  2. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)

    5/10

  3. vidya

    only 2 i got right ans? confusion between 2 ans mam how to improve

    1. Srishti

      A strong vocabulary will help!

  4. shipra

    in ques 2, ans is wrong. all of these can’t be possible bcs disputes is plural and has is the given verb. only i and ii should be right

  5. shipra

    ans of 2nd ques should be only ii

    1. Srishti

      Why only ii should be right?

      1. shipra

        Ma’am bcz pessimism has not “made” something else noticeable rather it has itself “become” more noticeable. So “has also become more noticeable” not made noticeable

        1. Srishti

          Yes! Correct.
          Updated!

  6. DHANANJAY

    @shubhra mam pls post Hindi quiz

  7. the walking dead

    5-10:)

  8. Chotu D(mind) !! {NONSENSE}

    5/10

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