New Pattern Fill-ups Based on IBPS PO 2017

Directions: Find out a pair of words from the given options that can appropriately fit in the given fill-up.

1. The Governing Council of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday cleared the decks for M.S. Dhoni’s return to Chennai Super Kings, which will make a comeback in the 2018 edition after serving a two-year ………..
A leap
B suspension
C notice
D adjournment


1. A-B
2. B-C
3. A-C
4. B-D
5. A-D

2. The Governing Council, after a meeting in New Delhi, allowed CSK and Rajasthan Royals (RR) to …….. the players who were on their 2015 roster.
A. retain
B. keep
C. exclude
D. award

1. A-B
2. B-C
3. A-C
4. C-D
5. B-D

3. A first step would be to rebuild the destroyed Babri Masjid as a ……….. towards the minority community and as a reaffirmation of an unwavering commitment to the vision of a democratic India, free of any kind of bigotry.
A. shelving
B. signal
C. gesture
D. restrain

1. A-B
2. B-C
3. A-C
4. C-D
5. A-D

4. Though the OBCs are slightly ……….. of the leader’s quota demand, the Congress has claimed to have addressed the differences and focused on maximum consolidation of these votes in its favour.
A. sceptical
B. convinced
C. optimistic
D. dubious

1. A-B
2. B-C
3. A-C
4. B-D
5. A-D

5. Residents expressed their concern over the deteriorating condition of the footpaths and said that the footpath is ……. needed.
A. deleteriously
B. direly
C. terribly
D. complimentary

1. A-B
2. B-C
3. A-C
4. C-D
5. A-D

6. With untreated sewage flowing ………. into the lake, the likelihood of the lake getting a chance at rejuvenation is not looking bright.
A. persistently
B. occasionally
C. irregularly
D. unabatedly

1. A-B
2. B-C
3. A-C
4. C-D
5. A-D

7. A software engineer, who had threatened to ………. himself with the intention of getting back the money that was owed to him by a tutorial owner but accidentally set himself on fire, succumbed to his burns at Victoria Hospital on Tuesday.
A. immolate
B. hang
C. kill
D. die

1. A-B
2. A-C
3. B-D
4. C-D
5. A-D

8. UNESCO says that just 10% of the textbooks across the world include ……. statements on the need for conflict prevention and resolution.
A. doubtful
B. indirect
C. explicit
D. straightforward

1. A-B
2. B-C
3. A-C
4. C-D
5. A-D

9. Pakistani textbooks published after a 2006 curriculum reform still ………. wars with India and largely ignored peace initiatives.
A. includes
B. emphasised
C. highlighted
D. insist

1. A-B
2. B-D
3. B-C
4. C-D
5. A-D

10. The Bench adjourned hearing till Wednesday while stating that the court was …….. to know whether allowing the flyover sans IRC standards would be in public interest or not.
A. courteous
B. yearning
C. surprised
D. anxious

1. A-B
2. B-C
3. A-C
4. C-D
5. B-D 

Answer 1: Option 4 - B-D 

Suspension: An act of suspending someone
Adjournment: Suspension 

Answer 2: Option 1 – A-B 

Retain: continue to have, keep 

Answer3: Option 2 – B-C 

Gesture: a movement to express an idea or meaning. 

Answer 4: Option 5 – A-D 

Sceptical, dubious: doubtful 

Answer 5: Option 2 – B-C 

Direly: urgently
Terribly: seriously

Answer 6: option 5 – A-D 

Unabatedly: without any reduction in strength
Persistently: continuously 

Answer 7: Option 2 - A-C 

Immolate: kill especially by burning

Answer 8: Option 4 – C-D 

Explicit: clear and direct 

Answer 9: Option 3 – B-C 

Emphasise: give special importance

Answer 10: Option 5 – B-D

Yearning, anxious: Eager

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