In banking examinations, English is one such paper that is extensively used in all the competitive exams, so it is very important to discuss the current trends followed in the question papers. In this article, we will discuss the Type of Fillers asked in Bank exams – IBPS/SBI. Fillers basically means the Fill in the blanks questions asked in these exams. Here we come across the different types of fillers, tips to solve them and additionally, the meaning of some tough words is also included to improve your vocabulary.
Types of Fillers
These are the most commonly asked types of fillers:
- Single blank – In this type of question, a statement with a single blank is given. You need to choose the most appropriate word from the given options.
- Single blank, multi-fit – Here you need to find two words that are synonyms or suit the single blank most appropriately.
- Double Blank, single-fit – These questions are those in which there are two blanks and a single word that fits in both of them. Look for the context in both sentences and choose the option which gives the most meaningful sentence.
- Double Blank, multi-fit – Here, there will be two blanks and you must choose the option containing words that suit both the blanks.
Tips to solve the Filler questions asked in Bank exams
- In all these types of fillers, good knowledge of vocabulary is very important. Make it a habit to learn new words and revise the previous year’s vocab questions along with the fillers.
- Read the question very carefully. Mostly you would find a relevant clue to approach the answer in the question itself. For instance, the grammatical structure of the sentence will determine the word that fits in grammatically in the fillers. And, for vocabulary-based fillers, it’s better to understand the context and apply the elimination technique to the options.
- Try to figure out the tone of missing word ie whether it’s a positive or negative word. If you can arrive at an answer without the help of options, that would be the best thing. Once the answer is filled, check if it’s making sense of not.
- In some questions, the knowledge of commonly used idioms and phrases might be testes. Ensure you have good command over them.
- For Single Blank, multi-fit the two answers must be synonyms. Keep that in mind while going through the options. Moreover, for double fillers use the method of elimination by simultaneously checking which of the options satisfies both the entries.
- Ensure the meaning of the sentence is intact. And if it’s difficult to choose between two or more options apply the hit-and-trial method placing each of the likely options for the missing word in the sentence. The option that suits the context more would be the correct choice.
- Do not spend a lot of time on this if you are confused so much. Leave the question and move forward.
Check out these questions containing all type of fillers mentioned above:
DOUBLE BLANK SINGLE-FIT
Q.1) The following question contains two sentences with one blank each. Choose the option that best fits both the blanks.
The event management’s _______ preparation and attention to detail ensured that the program was a smashing success.
The students crafted the model of the car with the ______ details and got good grades for the science project.
Answer: 4, Meticulous – give attention to all details.
Wavering – not fixed
Incontestable – not able to be disputed.
Q. 2) Marketing and sales is an appropriate line of work for a person who is _______ and knows his numbers well.
Although she is a celebrity’s daughter, she is very _______ and has no airs about her status.
Answer: 2, Gregarious – Friendly, sociable
Irresistible – too attractive
Inexplicit – unclear
Cursory – not detailed
Nonplussed – Surspised and unsure of how to react.
Q.3) The doctor gave the ______ woman a sedative to help her relax.
The missing child’s _____ parents made an emotional appeal for information on TV.
Answer: 4, Distraught – very worried or upset
Probity – confirmed integrity
Sanctimonious – Pious
Trenchant – Excessively stylistic
Torpid – lethargic
Q.4) Because John did not think before acting, he could spend the next ten years in prison for a silly _______
The _______ that they performed for the annual production was divided into theme and eleven variations.
- None of these
Answer: 2, Caprice – a sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior.
SINGLE BLANK – DOUBLE FIT
Q.5) The modern ______ of terrorism, the one we are most familiar with, was the engendered after World War II.
- Outlook, conservative
- Version, avatar
- Story, thesis
- Definition, ignorance
- None of these
Q. 6) I would often find him by the river, _______ the great questions that life posed him.
a. B & C
b. A & C
c. B & D
d. C & D
e. A & B
Answer: c. B & D
Q. 7) The flower buds seemed to be ________ away in the lack of oxygen and sunlight.
a. C & F
b. D & E
c. A & B
d. B & D
e. E & F
Answer: b. D & E
Q.8 They work only when they are _______ by other enabling changes, each of which analyses key elements of poverty syndrome in India.
Answer: 1. Caught
Covet – yearn to possess.
DOUBLE BLANK MULTI-FIT
Q. 9) An increasing number of students ______ me with documentation from the student disabilities office that _______ them to use a laptop to take notes.
- Threaten, benefit
- Present, entitles
- Shower, guarantee
- Burden, believes
- Call, allows
Q. 10) The adolescent brain is _______ for exploration and simply has circuitry with greater sensitivity in ________ for emotion and memory than the brains of younger children or adults.
- inclined, limbs
- temperate, areas
- adherent, hub
- thirsty, centers
- keen, focus.
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