Dear Banking Aspirant,

The Start of the new season has flourished and we hope this year will provide you with the best results through your hard word and determination. The previous year ended with the Specialist Officer Exam and since this Clerk notification came in the previous year , this exam pertains to the year 2017, even though the mains exam happen in a different year. English Language being the most difficult section to crack in the recent exams, your preparations should have a dedicated one for this particular section. Also these questions and the topics which are being asked will help you to crack the IBPS CLERK MAINS EXAM 2017.

As you all know the difficulty level of the exams that happened in the recent days are in a different level and one needs to constantly prepare to ace the exam and to achieve their dreams. The level of difficulty increases for each exam and there is no turning back for the easier level questions (some of the exams in the lower level cadre had easier questions because, the level of the exam is exactly like that). So to crack the exam and to be the best , you have to study for the exams in an exemplary way and lot of dedication has to be put to achieve this.

We have been providing Exam Planners for various exams and now due to constant feedback to start a new series for the IBPS CLERK MAINS EXAM 2017 which happens on 21st January, 2018 we have started a Exam study Planner to battle the IBPS CLERK MAINS EXAM 2017. Since the struggle for the final place in the list of selected needs bigger preparations, we hope this will help you to achieve the same. We have also provided Quantitative Aptitude , Reasoning Ability, English Language , Current Affairs and Static GK in the planner, so that this will be helpful for the candidates who are preparing for the IBPS CLERK MAINS EXAM 2017.

IBPS CLERK Mains 2017 Study Planner


Time: 10 Minutes

Topic : Double Fillers 

D. (1- 5):  In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are four words denoted by a), b), c), d) and e). Find out ONE word that fits in both the sentences I and II to make it meaningfully complete.


I) Recent surface excavation and conservation have ___________ a substantial portion of Structure 16’s elaborately carved facade.

II) The member will be aware that in certain circumstances the cost of custody may be ____________ from the airline that brought to New Zealand.

a) regardless

b) recuperated

c) renounce

d) denounce

e) turpitude


I) Many try to break free from their ____________and exhibit what is scientifically called “stereotypical behaviour”.

II) I have long been waiting for the day when, free from the ___________of a foreign language our education becomes naturally accessible to all our people.

a) treasure

b) sarcasm

c) shackles

d) abattoir

e) Nectarine


I) A Reserve Bank of India paper has assessed that the impact of demonetisation on the real economy has been__________ given the information available so far.

II) Permanent laws cannot be made in response to __________trends, especially to create a power that is open to abuse.

a) contempt

b) transient

c) inundate

d) calumnious

e) intangible


I) The 237-page book is a faithful rendering in English of the life of Revathi, from trauma to __________ as told to the author.

II) A ____________of the age-old belief that David can always conquer Goliath with self-belief and commitment.

a) inviolable

b) holocaust

c) triumph

d) hostility

e) havoc


I) In my opinion, doing this would result, first and foremost, in violating the basic principles of the international ____________ criminal system and our own Constitution.

II) ‘It is an indispensable resource for informed professionals who strive to shape the _________ justice system today.

a) dangerous

b) incongruous

c) juvenile

d) jurisprudence

e) jurisdiction

Q. (6-10): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by options (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blank spaces in the sentences in the same sequence to make the sentences meaningfully complete and mark your answer accordingly.

Q. 6)

India has wisely been cautious and even ______ about articulating its interests in the East from an _____strategic perspective.

a) Detach, astute, wise

b) Stringent, eliminate, articulate

c) Reticent, overt, deliberate

d) Redden, mantle, advance

e) Withdraw, shrewd, automatic

Q. 7)

The official explained that Article 35A was a provision that had been _______ in the Constitution through a “presidential order”, and it was not _______ by Parliament.

a) Surpassed, ordered, judged

b) Inserted, delivered, ratified

c) Provided, offered, clarified

d) Giving, accepted, contributed

e) Won, received, presented

Q. 8)

Justin Thomas validated his ______ as one of golf’s great talents when he ______ to a two-stroke victory at the PGA Championship on Sunday.

a) Reputation, blizzards, stormed,

b) Prestige, snatched, camouflage

c) Supremacy, forced, enhanced

d) Eminence, attempted, indicate

e) Esteem, rushed, overt

Q. 9)

If criticism is taken in the right spirit and viewed as an opportunity to _______ oneself, it helps build self-confidence and ______errors.

a) Delight, abandon, ease

b) Temper, discard, reduce

c) Evolve, appreciate, abolish

d) Relinquish, abolish, attenuate

e) Improve, eliminate, renounce

Q. 10)

Attending and _________ in workshops and lectures by authorities on subjects apart from one’s own, provides a broader ________ towards understanding the psychology to teach young adults.

a) Joining, state, position

b) Studying, step, situation

c) Cooperating, attitude, order

d) Engaging, condition, approach

e) Participating, perspective, step

You can check the answers for the above mentioned questions from the ones that are provided below.

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To evaluate yourselves on various topics from the English Language section in the IBPS CLERK MAINS EXAM , please check the IBPS CLERK MAINS PLANNER which also has daily quizzes from other topics like Quantitative Aptitude , Reasoning Ability , Current Affairs pertaining to various dates which may be asked in the forthcoming exams and daily static GK Content. Do attend those Daily Quizzes and enhance your preparations for the IBPS CLERK MAINS EXAM 2017.


Check the Daily updates on various sectors and the recent happenings from our Daily Current Affairs section and also don’t forget to attend the Daily Current Affairs Quiz which is asked based on the Daily Current Affairs section.

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