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12 December 2015

Bank Clerks - English Material - Fill in the Blanks and Correction of Sentences

Directions (Q. 1-4): In each of the following sentences there are
certain blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five options
denoted by the numbers 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5). Find out which option
can be used to fill up the blank in the sentence in the same sequence
to make it meaningfully complete.

1. At Independence, India adopted a ............... democracy with a
written constitution that .................. a parliamentary system,
with both individual and group rights for historically disadvantaged
1) popular, thought 2) convenient, looked
3) unique, brought 4) huge, managed
5) liberal, provided

2. If the goal of eradication of poverty is to be achieved within an
acceptable time frame, the resources .................. to poverty
reduction will need to increase ......................
1) contributed, drastically
2) allocated, substantially
3) given, properly 4) allotted, marginally
5) distributed, potentially

3. Narrow-minded people are ................. more ................ to
be untruthful and violent.
1) much, likely 2) no, ready
3) any, liable 4) for, acceptable
5) really, certain

4. The existing facilities by way of men and infrastructure in the
family planning programme ............... and still are grossly
underutilized in ............ of results achieved.
1) was, times 2) has, way
3) were, terms 4) is, types 5) had, from

Directions (Q. 5-8): In each sentence below four words have been
printed in bold which are numbered 1), 2), 3) and 4). One of these
words may be misspelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence.
Find out
the wrongly spelt or inappropriate words. The number of that word is
the answer. If all four words are correctly spelt and appropriate the
answer is 5) i.e., 'All correct'.

5. Taking blessing on auspicious (1)/ occasions (2)/ from transgenders
has (3)/ remained a traditional practice (4) and it gets strong
support from mythology and religious text such as Ramayana. / All
correct (5).

6. Breaking up large blocks (1)/ of forests into smaller patches (2)/
due to ill-planned intrusion (3)/ by development projects is one of
the most serious threats to long-term biodivarsity (4) conservation./
All correct (5).

7. Although (1)/ the Taliban have been removed from power, Afghanistan
has a long way to go before ensuring (2)/ and the empowerment of women
shackled (3)/ by a prochial (4) conservative society./ All correct

8. Flood situation in Assam remained girm (1)/ with the Brahmaputra
and its tributaries (2)/ inundating (3)/ vast tracts of land in many
districts affecting (4) a population of nearly four lakh. / All
correct (5).


1-5; 2-2; 3-1 4-3; 5-5; 6-4; 7-4; 8-1.