Every banking exam contains questions of Fill in the blanks/Vocabulary Usage. To solve these types of questions, one should have good vocabulary and also should understand the context. In this article, we will give some helpful tips to solve these types of questions.
How to Approach FILL IN THE BLANKS:
- Understand the context- From the given options, you must understand whether the words are positive or negative with respect to the question and look for the choices accordingly.
- Identify the key words in the sentence. In case, if there is an Idiom (Read Idioms and Phrases here), then you should know the meaning of that idiom and then select option accordingly.
- After selecting the word that you think is suitable. Now insert it in the sentence. Read the sentence to test it. Make sure that your choice reads smoothly and correctly.
- You must recognise the logical structure of a sentence and pay attention to what the question requires.
Type of Questions that you will encounter:
In this type, you have to fill in one word that has been left. These questions test the knowledge of grammar where you just have to fill in the preposition.
Example: We met ……… the park.
Here, the correct answer is B i.e at.
Type 1(b): Single blanks but vocabulary is checked here.
Example: The villagers ___ the death of their leader by keeping all the shops closed.
Here, the correct answer is C i.e mourned.
Which word would fit in here? Now according to the question, shops were closed by villagers on the death of their leader which shows their feeling of sadness. Now turn to the choices, looking forward to the words. It can’t be words like announced and protested. So, appropriate answer would be mourned that means to show great sadness.
Type 2: Double Blanks
This type is a bit hard, as two words need to be filled simultaneously.
Example: You ……….. have thanked him for his …………. help.
Here,the correct answer is C, i.e should and timely.
The options must, would, should, better, often all are modal verbs and A and C can be a possibility. But keeping in mind the second blank, we will select the option accordingly. Now, understanding the context of the question, the word ‘thanked’ clearly indicates which word should come in the second blank. Negligible cannot be a possibility so we will kick it out. Now, Option E cannot be considered, for its first option. Similarly, the option D and B cannot be considered. So, the left out option is C.
Type 3: Paragraph Completion/Clozet test
In this type, a paragraph is given with several missing words. Here, you just need to keep the entire paragraph in mind while filling each blank.