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Sentence Completion For CAT, SSC, Banking Exercise 1

Sentence completion exercise tests your vocabulary knowledge as well as your ability to comprehend sentences. If you already have an excellent vocabulary, then tackling questions on sentence completion will be relatively easier.

Sentence completion exercise tests your vocabulary knowledge as well as your ability to comprehend sentences. If you already have an excellent vocabulary, then tackling questions on sentence completion will be relatively easier.

After reading this most of you might be thinking:

  • Can I improve my vocabulary knowledge?
  • Is there any possibility to score well in this section?
How will i improve my vocabulary

The answer to your question is YES. You can definitely improve your vocabulary skills.  If you follow these steps diligently:

  • Read newspapers like The Hindu, The Indian Express, New York Times, etc. daily because these newspapers provide a broad variety of words associated to various classes (like Politics, Science & Technology, Entertainment, etc.). Most importantly, reading habit will improve your ability to comprehend sentences and the usage of words in context. You can also read novels, magazines, and blogs for the same.
  • When you encounter an unknown word, note it down in your notebook and search for it's meaning using Vocabulary.com (a great website for enhancing vocabulary). But remember learning 10-15 words daily will not going to help you in long run until and unless you are not employing it in your day-to-day life. So, try to frame sentences using those words. In this way, one can make his or her learning effective and interesting.
  • In addition to above, knowledge of word roots will be of great help in improving vocabulary. For that, one can refer Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis. 
  • Don’t expect that within fortnight you will start getting results. Your continuous effort, practice, revision & patience for at least 2-3 months will help you to improve in this section.

Sentence Completion Exercise From 'THE HINDU' -1


Fill in the blanks with the appropriate words (avoid using same words twice) from the options given below.  

Options:  emanating, lavish, intricate, sobriquet, headcount, discontentment, controlled, multilateral, genomics, alacrity, uncontrolled, grappling, satisfied.

1) The Quadrilateral format of U.S.­-Japan-­India-­Australia is one of the many ________________​​​​ dialogues in the region, and not directed against any country.

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2) ______________ advertisements, as well as interviews with toppers, make it quite obvious that those who can af­ford expensive coaching classes have a distinct advan­tage in this system.

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3) The neighbour made the call after foul smell started _____________ from his room.

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4) The hill station, established in 1874 as the headquarters of Assam Province, thus earned the __________________, Scotland of the East.

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5) A. The field of ________________ in­volves studying all the pos­sible genes in the system or the organism and also ana­lysing their mutations.

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B. Through an _______________ pro­cess, DNA, which is the sto­rehouse of genetic instruc­tions, makes proteins.

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6) Cancer occurs when an otherwise healthy cell is damaged, leading to _________________ growth, af­fecting the health of the body.

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7) Anyway, the question remains as to why the economy has not res­ponded with ______________ to reforms that were supposedly so signifi­cant.

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8) It is a struggle for us to find the right skilled people. It is more a challenge of availability of skilled people as against just increasing the __________________.

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9) Factory growth in major manufacturing hubs showed signs of cooling last month as companies braced for potential damage from rising global trade tensions while also ________________ with accelerating inflation and a strong dollar.

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10)  A person who makes comparisons of what he has with what others have, begins to feel __________________, and that leads to anger.

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  • Vikash kumar says:

    Very nice, really helpful for applicants. I appreciate the work.


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