IBPS Clerk Mains English Practice Time

English Practice Time

The question has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of two words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.


Q.1   _________ is China the world’s most populous country, with nearly 1.3 billion people, it is also the world’s fastest-growing economy, _________ more than fourfold every year. 

A. Not only; expanding

B. Merely; developing

C. Hardly; growing

D. Surprisingly; flourishing

E. An example; evolving


Q.2 It is only through continuation of responsible research in climate engineering that the __________and risks of such interventions can be fully ________ and provide the basis for informed decision-making. 

A. Limitations, understood

B. Restriction, assumed

C. Hindrance, presumed

D. Interruption, rejected

E. Complication, applied


Q.3 Losing territories in Iraq and ___________ the heat of American and Russian air strikes in Syria, the Islamic State is fast expanding its ______________ in stateless, civil war-stricken Libya. 

A. Recepting, existence

B. Loving, absence

C. Desiring, appearance

D. Effecting, residence

E. Feeling, presence


Q.4 Black-Berry has _____________ thousands of jobs since it began restructuring its operations ____________ chief executive Johan Chen. 

A. discarded, by

B. concealed, without

C. shed, under

D. yielded, along

E. refrained, with


Q.5 Turkey has blocked __________ to Twitter to prevent the broadcast of images of ____________ in southeast Turkey that killed 32 people. 

A. access, bombing

B. connection, shelling

C. approach, blast

D. entry, attacks

E. route, explosion



  1. (A), 2. (A), 3. (E), 4. (C), 5. (A)