Lips to solve Fill in the Blanks questions
English is considered a Difficult section in of the Banking Exam. Also it has been found that even after a good quality of preparation, In this post, we particularly are emphasizing on the Fill in the blanks topic, which constitutes five questions in any Banking exam.
How to Solve ‘Fill in the Blank’ Questions
STEP 1: Read the statement carefully and first, try to fill the missing word without looking at the options
STEP 2: Choose the word from the options that best replaces the word that you had thought of initially
STEP 3: Read the sentence again by replacing the blank with the option that you have chosen. NOTE: You must ensure that the word you have inserted in the blank, enables you to read the sentence smoothly and correctly
STEP 4: Read the sentence one last time to ensure that there are no grammatical errors in the sentence. Also check whether the sentence actually makes sense or not, once you have placed the option you think is correct in place of the blank.
It is very important that you read the sentence in the question very carefully. In most of the cases, clues about the type of information needed to fill the gap — a person’s name, a date or a fact — can be derived by a good understanding of the meaning of the sentence itself.
- Questions on ‘fill in the blank’ are frequently asked in all banking exams. To be able to solve such questions correctly, you must have a very good vocabulary
- You should keep a close watch at grammar clues, for instance, if the article, “an” comes before the blank, then it implies that the answer must begin with a vowel. Such grammatical clues can be of great help in deciding the answers.
- You must recognize the logical structure of a sentence and pay attention to what the question requires.
- It is necessary that you understand the context of the sentence. While closely reading the sentence and the options given in the question, you must try to determine the tone of the missing word — whether the required word is positive or negative in the meaning it implies
- In certain fill in the blank questions, you are required to fill more than one blank. In such cases you should use the method of elimination by simultaneously checking which of the options best satisfies both the entries.
- In certain questions your knowledge and understanding of Common idioms and phrases in English Language may be tested. Hence, be sure to have a good skill set of such phrases.
- Ensure that the meaning of the sentence is intact. Once you have placed the likely option, do check that the sentence gives out a plausible meaning.
- In case you are confused between two or more options, you can also apply the hit & trial method – one by one place each of the likely options in place of the missing word in the sentence. The option which credits maximum meaning to the sentence should be the correct answer.
- Do not spend a lot of time on one question. If you are unable to spot the correct answer, despite repeated efforts, leave the question and move forward.