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Explore popular questions from Sentence Completion for IBPS. This collection covers Sentence Completion previous year IBPS questions hand picked by experienced teachers.

Q 1.

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Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
Skeptics would not ______________ that the earth actually moves, let alone that it ______________ around the sun.

A

permit, orbits

accept, revolves

C

experience, circles

D

assume, went

E

challenge, spins

Q 2.

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Choose the word or the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
When the _______ polished the stones, they gleamed with a breath-taking brilliance.

A

graphologist

B

cosmetologist

lapidary

D

beagle

E

None of these

Explanation

Graphologist is one who studies handwriting, while a cosmetologist is a person skilled in the art of cosmetics, Beagle is a species of dog and lapidary is a person skilled in polishing of stones.

Q 3.

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Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
He has a _____ knowledge about ancient Indian scriptures.

A

delectable

profound

C

enriching

D

vociferous

E

lamentable

Explanation

Profound (Adjective) means having or showing great knowlege or insight (into a subject).

Q 4.

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Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
Efforts to ______________ the issue will not be successful ______________ both sides continue to blame each other.

resolve, if

B

discuss, unless

C

address, whether

D

settled, because

E

close, although

Q 5.

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Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
Your allegation should be based on facts and not on_____.

A

surmise

B

proofs

projections

D

antipathy

E

records

Explanation

The sense in which the sentence intends to convey requires that an antonym of word facts is used in the gap. As the word Projectons is most nearly opposite in meaning to facts, so it is the right choice

Q 6.

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Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
The police ______________ any attempt of arson by ______________ at the trouble spot quite in time.

A

squashed, surrounding

B

made, encircling

C

predisposed, visiting

D

thwarted, presenting

pre-empted, arriving

Q 7.

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Choose the word or the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
The _______ successfully repelled every _______ on the city.

A

defenders-comment

citizens-onslaught

C

thieves-robbery

D

judge-criticism

E

None of these

Explanation

You cannot repel (drive away) comments or criticism, only an attack or onslaught can be repelled. So, the pair of most suited words would be citizens - onslaught

Q 8.

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Choose the word or the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
The perpetual spinning of particles is much like that of a top, with one significant difference, unlike the top, the particles have no need to be wound up, for ______________ is one of their ______________ properties.

A

revolution-radical

rotation-intrinsic

C

motion-intangible

D

acceleration- hypothetical

E

None of these

Explanation

If the particles need no wounding then spanning is their natural property, so the filler for second plant should be synonymous to natural or internal. Radical means drastic, intrinsic is inbuilt or internal, intangible is something that is not available in the physical form, hypothetical is assumed. Thus, intrinsic will be the filler for the second gap.

Q 9.

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Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
Many teachers ______________ the lack of professional freedom as the ______________ for leaving the job.

cited, reason

B

explained, force

C

claimed, understanding

D

argued, culprit

E

believe, ground

Q 10.

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Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
I am not ______________ to sell you my house unless you offer a more ______________ price.

A

agree, better

prepared, realistic

C

ready, correct

D

having, actual

Q 11.

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Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
We are ______________ to have him ______________ here to make this function a great success.

A

happy, have

B

unhappy, arrive

C

sure, come

pleased, over

E

wonderful, again

Q 12.

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Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
The ______________ imposed for non-payment was too ______________ for it to bring in improvement in collection.

A

fine, severe

B

toll, simple

penalty, low

D

damage, cruel

E

punishment, harsh

Q 13.

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Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
In a changing and ______________ unstructured business environment, creativity and innovation are being ______________ demanded of executives.

A

excessively, rapidly

B

highly, extremely

C

increasingly, moderately

progressively, increasingly

E

highly, speedily

Q 14.

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Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
The leaders were ______________ needed by those to ______________ they addressed.

A

angrily, who

B

readily, which

scarcely, whom

D

rarely, where

E

joyfully, when

Q 15.

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Choose the word or the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
A _______ analysis of these substances will show that they differ _______ .

A

random-minutely

B

detailed-essentially

careful-completely

D

final-Structurally

E

None of these

Explanation

An analysis must be careful, it may or may not be detailed and final. It certainly should bot be random, thus, (a) is eliminated of the remaining careful is the most appropriate choice for this sentence.

Q 16.

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Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
Somesh ______________ me coming to his table, he smiled and ______________ me a chair.

A

found, signalled

B

met, sat

C

looked, gave

saw, offered

E

welcomed, took

Q 17.

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Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
Prabha's ______________ in athletics yielded rich ______________ as she got a scholarship.

A

performance, money

B

defeat, results

C

behaviour, appreciation

excellence, dividends

E

failure, disappointment

Q 18.

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Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
Due to ______________ rainfall this year, there will be ______________ cut in water supply.

scanty, substantial

B

meagre, least

C

insufficient, no

D

surplus, abundant

E

abundant, considerable

Q 19.

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Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
The _______ climate of our town will help to recover his health.

A

enchanting

B

prestigious

salubrious

D

enriching

E

proverbial

Explanation

Salubrious (Adjective) means (specially of the climate) health giving : the salubrious mountain air. so, the answer is (c).

Q 20.

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Choose the word or the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
The village headman was unlettered, but he was no fool, he could see through the ______________ of the businessman's proposition and promptly ______________ him down.

A

deception -forced

B

naivete-turned

C

potential-forced

sophistry-turned

E

None of these

Explanation

A proposal is 'turned down' not forced down. So, we have to choose from (b) and (d) naivete means inexperience and saphistry means clever reasoning done to mislead. sophistry and turned are the appropriate fillers for the sentence.

Q 21.

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Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
He spent whole of his life in ______ the miseries of the downtrodden people.

A

destroying

B

absorbing

C

advocating

D

avoiding

mitigating

Explanation

Mitigate (Verb) means make (something) less severe, violent or painful; moderate: mitigate somebody's suffering anger, anxiety etc.

Q 22.

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Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
A public servant who is guilty will not ______________ punishment and no ______________ person will be punished.

A

be, sincere

B

flee, guilty

C

defend, common

D

avoid, uniformed

escape, innocent

Q 23.

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Choose the word or the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
The ______________ terrorist was finally ______________ by the police.

A

famous-apprehended

notorious-nabbed

C

crafty-admonished

D

renowned, caught

E

None of these

Explanation

Apprehend means to arrest, nabbed means to catch, admonish is scolding mildly, the second gap could be filled by either option (a), (b) or (d) renowned means popular for some talent or skill, thus, too can be eliminated. The choice is between (a) and (b), notorious means popular for wrong reason and is, therefore, a more appropriate choice than famous.

Q 24.

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Choose the word or the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
It is foolish to vent your spleen on a/an ______________ object. Still, you make ______________ enemies that way.

A

immobile-bitter

B

interesting-curious

C

humane-more

inanimate-fewer

E

None of these

Explanation

Spleen means anger, so, according to the meaning of the sentence, the object should be inanimate (lifeless)

Q 25.

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Choose the word or the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
Compromise is ______________ to passionate natures because it seems to surrender, and to intellectual natures it seems a ______________ .

unsuited-submission

B

odious-confusion

C

intimidations-dichotomy

D

inherent-fabrication

E

None of these

Explanation

, (c) and (d) can be eliminated because intimidations is a noun whereas we have to fill an adjective, inherent will give the sentence a positive meaning whereas it is negative towards compromise. (a) and (b) are available options because unselected and odious are both negative words. Compromise and confusion, although, do not fit well, so (a) will be the answer.