IBPS PO Prelims English Language Mini Mock Test 3 – Column Filler

Directions (1-15): In the questions given below a sentence is given with two blanks in each. Corresponding to each question two columns are given with three words in each column. Which combination of words from the two columns will perfectly fit into the blanks to make the sentence contextually correct and meaningful.

Q1. A common eligibility test would __________ these candidates to appear once and apply to any or all of these recruitment agencies for the ____________ level of examination. 

Column (1) Column (2)
(I)Enrage (IV)Higher
(II)Incensed (V)Extreme
(III)Enable (VI)Extended

(a) II-V

(b) I-V

(c) III-VI

(d) III-IV

(e) none of these

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Q2. He said the COVID-19 _____________ in Delhi was much better now and the economy of the city had to be brought back on ______________.

Column (1) Column (2)
(I)Situation (IV)Clear
(II)Case (V)Track
(III)Enigma (VI)Path

(a) II-V
(b) I-V
(c) III-VI
(d) II-IV
(e) none of these

Q3. In the process, not only was the construction site ______________ and building material merrily looted, the old gates of the university were ___________ to the ground. 

Column (1) Column (2)
(I)Governed (IV)Combined
(II)Distinguished (V)Autonomous
(III)Vandalized (VI)Bulldozed

(a) II-V
(b) I-V
(c) III-VI
(d) II-IV

(e) none of these

Q4.Safeguarding the authentic heritage of Tagore is an objective that, while being ____________ all over India and not least in West Bengal, is also a point of ____________ contention. 

Column (1) Column (2)
(I) Connected (IV)Strong
(II)Lauded (V)Fierce
(III)Appreciation (VI)Distressed

(a) II-V

(b) I-V

(c) III-VI

(d) II-IV

(e) none of these

Q5. India’s highest court seems even more ____________ when India and much of the world face a very uncertain future ____________ by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Column (1) Column (2)
(I)Comfortable (IV)Absolute
(II)Crisp (V)Ravaged
(III)Reassuring (VI)Uninvited

(a) II-V

(b) I-VI

(c) III-VI

(d) II-IV

(e) III- V

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Q6.  India’s ____________ strength lies in recognizing and ____________ its unity in diversity of language, religion, social mores and ethnicity. 

Column (1) Column (2)
(I)Highest (IV)Resembling
(II)Greatest (V)Reinforcing
(III)Desperate (VI)Corroborating

(a) I- VI

(b) II-V

(c) II-IV

(d) III-V

(e) none of these

Q7. How we ____________ and restore our rightful, geographical ____________ will be the biggest symbol of self-reliance in post-pandemic India and our future.

Column (1) Column (2)
(I)Object (IV)Restricted
(II)Protect (V)Sanctity
(III)Conventional (VI)Demount

(a) II-V

(b) I-V

(c) III-VI

(d) II-IV

(e) none of these

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Q8.  Monetary measures were ____________ by easing interest rates, expanding liquidity, special ____________ and much more. 

Column (1) Column (2)
(I)Assembled (IV)Pioneering
(II)Constructed (V)Acquisitions
(III)Reinforced (VI)Interventions

(a) II-V

(b) I-V

(c) III-VI

(d) II-IV

(e) none of these

Q9. The devastating Coronavirus shock has raised the ____________ of an all-round erosion of net worth amongst households and businesses, with a severely ____________ public balance sheet.

Column (1) Column (2)
(I) Spectre (IV)Touched
(II)Inherent (V)Truism
(III)Affect (VI)Weakened

(a) II-IV

(b) I-VI

(c) III-V

(d) I-IV

(e) II-V

Q10. Dinkar’s____________ by the sanghparivar is better explained by the ____________ vision between the poet and the political party.

Column (1) Column (2)
(I) Appropriation (IV) Offended
(II)Inept (V)Thorough
(III)Derogatory (VI)Shared

(a) III-VI

(b) II- IV

(c) II-V

(d) I- V

(e) I- VI

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Q11.In India, women, who were slowly ____________ the glass ceiling, are among the worst victims of the economic ____________. 

Column (1) Column (2)
(I)Desultory (IV)Confuse
(II)Misstating (V)Twist
(III)Breaking (VI)Slump

(a) II-V

(b) I-V

(c) III-VI

(d) II-VI

(e) None of these

Q12. Computing ability ____________ several skills, including the ability to use the internet, ____________ in a virtual workspace, and so on.

Column (1) Column (2)
(I)Combines (IV)Contract
(II)Describes (V) Participate
(III)Justifies (VI)Intentional

(a) II-V

(b) I-V

(c) III-VI

(d) II-IV

(e) none of these

Q13.  It is high time the government ____________ the digital divide by making laptops available to girls and ____________ them to make use of these gadgets.

Column (1) Column (2)
(I)Addresses (IV)Deliberately
(II)Permits (V)Training
(III)Spite (VI)Presage

(a) II-V

(b) I-V

(c) II-VI

(d) III-IV

(e) None of these

Q14. Digital technology, which can be ____________ in a meaningful way when used ethically, is increasingly becoming a prisoner of ____________ political agenda.

Column (1) Column (2)
(I)Contradict (IV)Forefend
(II)Unmask (V)Cloak
(III)Transformative (VI)Dubious

(a) II-V

(b) I-V

(c) III-VI

(d) II-IV

(e) none of these

Q15. While some ____________ of gender gap in education have narrowed down, the ____________ in computing ability persists. 

Column (1) Column (2)
(I)Varieties (IV)Chasm
(II)Forms (V)Forefront
(III)Emphasis (VI)Accentuating

(a) II-V

(b) I-V

(c) III-VI

(d) II-IV

(e) none of these

Solutions

S1. Ans. (d)

Sol. (III-IV): Enable: Higher; will perfectly fit into the blanks to make the sentence contextually correct and meaningful. Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice.

S2. Ans. (b)

Sol. (I-V): Situation: Track; will perfectly fit into the blanks to make the sentence contextually correct and meaningful. Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S3. Ans. (c)

Sol. (III-VI): Vandalized: Bulldozed; will perfectly fit into the blanks to make the sentence contextually correct and meaningful. Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.

S4. Ans. (a)

Sol. (II-V): Lauded: Fierce; will perfectly fit into the blanks to make the sentence contextually correct and meaningful. Hence, option (a) is the right answer choice.

S5. Ans.(e)

Sol. (III-V):Reassuring: Ravaged; will perfectly fit into the blanks to make the sentence contextually correct and meaningful. Hence, option (e) is the right answer choice.

S6. Ans. (b)

Sol. (II-V): Greatest: Reinforcing; will perfectly fit into the blanks to make the sentence contextually correct and meaningful. Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S7. Ans. (a)

Sol. (II-V): Protect: Sanctity; will perfectly fit into the blanks to make the sentence contextually correct and meaningful. Hence, option (a)is the right answer choice.

S8. Ans. (c)

Sol. (III-VI): Reinforced: Interventions; will perfectly fit into the blanks to make the sentence contextually correct and meaningful. Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.

S9. Ans. (b)

Sol. (I-VI): Spectre: Weakened; will perfectly fit into the blanks to make the sentence contextually correct and meaningful. Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S10. Ans. (e)

Sol. (I-VI): Appropriation: Shared; will perfectly fit into the blanks to make the sentence contextually correct and meaningful. Hence, option (e) is the right answer choice.

S11. Ans. (c)

Sol. (III-VI): Breaking: Slump; will perfectly fit into the blanks to make the sentence contextually correct and meaningful. Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.

S12. Ans. (b)

Sol. (I-V): Combines: Participate; will perfectly fit into the blanks to make the sentence contextually correct and meaningful. Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S13. Ans. (b)

Sol. (I-V): Addresses: Training; will perfectly fit into the blanks to make the sentence contextually correct and meaningful. Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S14. Ans. (c)

Sol. (III-VI): Transformative: Dubious; will perfectly fit into the blanks to make the sentence contextually correct and meaningful. Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.

S15. Ans. (d)

Sol. (II-IV): Forms: Chasm; will perfectly fit into the blanks to make the sentence contextually correct and meaningful. Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice.

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