Fill in the Blanks for IBPS Clerk Mains 2016



Directions (Q.1-15): Each question below has one/two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Find out which option can be used to fill up the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaning complete. (Source: The Hindu)


Q1. The successful test-firing of the long-range ballistic missile Agni-V for the fourth time is a significant step towards building a credible nuclear ___________.
(a) past
(b) amalgam
(c) deterrence
(d) influenced
(e) crescent

Q2. The ongoing political ___________ in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a reminder of the country’s turbulent past. _______ it became independent in 1960, no head of state has left office peacefully after an election.
(a) situation, In
(b) crisis, Since
(c) dilemma, Just
(d) opulence, Has
(e) situations, Now

Q3. It is wrong to believe that students in the CBSE system are not being assessed with sufficient ________: the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) method that it follows is aimed at identifying learning difficulties periodically and __________ remedial measures, rather than raising stress with a make-or-break public examination at the secondary level.
(a) rigour, instituting
(b) practice, making
(c) rigidity, demolishing
(d) confidence, leaving
(e) efforts, having

Q4. In the ______ of a darkened Nageshwara Rao Park, a boy casually ________ over a cement post, no sweat.
(a) through, bends
(b) aspect, leans
(c) along with, calls
(d) midst, vaults
(e) middle, held

Q5. Memories of the hot, round kozhukattais my grandmother made during monsoon evenings in Kerala stream  __________  my mind.
(a) into
(b) on
(c) of
(d) onto
(e) at

Q6. There is no __________ the fact that a man of knowledge _________ great power.
(a) justifying, acknowledges
(b) clarifying, exhibits
(c) advocating, projects
(d) denying, wields
(e) proclaiming, develops

Q7. The _________ of opinion which emerged at a recently concluded seminar was that the problem of dowry cannot be ___________ unless the law against it is made more stringent.
(a) divergence, managed
(b) sympathy, projected
(c) consensus, tackled
(d) similarity, curbed
(e) convergence, appreciated

Q8. Leisure must be spent carefully and __________ only, otherwise the devil will take the ________ of you.
(a) positively, care
(b) constructively, better
(c) pro-actively, though
(d) objectively, energy
(e) purposefully, measure

Q9. Nothing is impossible in the world of politics. States which were _________ foes and had their deadly missiles pointed at each other find themselves ________ in military alliances.
(a) implacable, partners
(b) intense, joining
(c) deadly, approaching
(d) known, soliciting
(e) enviable, grouping

Q10. ________ of whether leaders are born or made, it is _________ clear that leaders are not like other people.
(a) Pursuant, manifestly
(b) Sequel, amply
(c) Regardless, unequivocally
(d) Instead, purely
(e) In spite, normally

Q11. The thing about holidays is that they aren’t nearly as much about the ___________ wonderments promoted by travelogues, advertisements and mailers as they are about organising them.
(a) alluring
(b) said
(c) demystifying
(d) shabby
(e) obscure

Q12.  Younger kids will benefit tremendously from being read out ______________ stories on the heritage and culture of the destination.
(a) loud
(b) satirist
(c) anecdotal
(d) happen
(e) elder

Q13. The Indian Diaspora in the European Union, an exhibition of images _________ from the project by Dr. Alka Pande and her curatorial team.
(a) cured
(b) culled
(c) caused
(d) come
(e) cater

Q14. Mumbai has had a longstanding tradition of collecting art, and has in several ways been a ______________ market for the buying and selling of art.
(a) accentuated
(b) sludge
(c) trend
(d) pivotal
(e) astonishing

Q15. We spoke to a few of the presenting artists as they ______________on their style and the significance of their displayed sculptures.
(a) elaborated
(b) speak
(c) say
(d) fascinated
(e) measure

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