English: Cloze Test for upcoming exams – Set 63

English New Pattern Cloze Test for NICL AO, Dena Bank, IBPS RRB, IBPS PO and other upcoming bank and insurance exams.

In the passage given below there are 5 blanks, each followed by a word given in bold. Even blank has four alternative words given in options (A),(B),(C) and (D). You have to tell which word will best suit the respective blank. Mark (E) as your answer if the work given in bold after the blank is your answer i.e “No change required

The robots are coming, the robots are coming!
Regular reports warn us that an automation  __(1)(miracle)______is high. In January, a McKinsey & Company study found that about 30% of tasks in 60% of occupations could be ___(2) (called up)______and last year, the Bank of England’s chief economist said that 80m US and 15m UK jobs might be _____(3) (capture)____by robots .

Of course, not all jobs are created equally. In 2013, a highly cited study by Oxford University academics called The Future of Employment examined 702 common _(4) ( people)____and found that some jobs – telemarketers, tax preparers and sports referees – are at more risk than others including  recreational psychologists, dentists and physicians.

In the past, reports of the death of human jobs have often been greatly__(5)__(blowing up)____, and technology has created a lot more jobs than it has wiped out. It’s called the “Luddite Fallacy”, in reference to the 19th century group of textile workers who smashed the new  weaving machinery that made their skills (6)__(scanty )____.Further, in the last 60 years automation has only ____(7)(welcomed) _____one occupation: elevator operators .

  1. A) vision
    B) apocalypse
    C) prodigy
    D) construction
    E) no change required.
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    apocalypse – disaster/ catastrophe
    prodigy – wonder
  2. (2)
    A) restricted
    B) increased
    C) computerised
    D) programmable
    E) no change required.
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    restricted – limited
  3. (3)
    A) depressed
    B) brought up
    C) taken over
    D) disenchanted
    E) no change required.
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    disenchanted – disappointed
  4. A) occupations
    B) professionals
    C) working units
    D)employees
    E) no change required.
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    occupations – jobs/ professions
  5. A) alleviated
    B) abated
    C) exaggerated
    D) understated
    E) no change required.
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    exaggerated – overstate/ overstress
    abate – subside
  6. A) compendious
    B) redundant
    C) simple
    D) essential
    E) no change required.
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    redundant – unnecessary
    compendious – concise
  7. A) inserted
    B) included
    C) necessitated
    D) eliminated
    E) no change required.
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    inserted – included

In the passage given below there are 5 blanks, each followed by a word given in bold. Even blank has four alternative words given in options (A),(B),(C) and (D). You have to tell which word will best suit the respective blank. Mark (E) as your answer if the work given in bold after the blank is your answer i.e “No change required

In an eerie resemblance to the orchestrated and __(1) (soothing)_____noise around demonetisation, even before its __(2) (centres )_______had been defined, it appears that a similar effort is being made to spread a counter __(3)(accounting) ____on the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his biggest defense when he made a ____(4)(indifferent)_____plea to the top 20 chief executive officers of the US, telling them that the_____(5)( implementation )______ of the landmark initiative, GST, could be a subject of studies in business schools in the US. Calling it a “big decision” and which affirms the Government’s____(6)( faculty)________ to take historic calls, Prime Minister Modi termed the GST as a_(7)( faulty) _________ example of minimum Government, maximum governance.

  1. A) fevering
    B) noisy
    C) frenetic
    D)placid
    E) no change required.
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    frenetic – chaotic
    placid – calm
  2. A) opinions
    B) contours
    C) sides
    D) reliefs
    E) no change required.
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    contours – boundaries
  3. A) narrative
    B) descriptions
    C) plotting
    D) tales
    E) no change required.
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    narrative – account /tale / story / description
  4. A) fervent
    B) dispirited
    C) eagerly
    D) fanatic
    E) no change required.
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    fervent – ardent
    fanatic – obsessive
  5. A) discharge
    B) attempting
    C) rehearsal
    D) Deadlock
    E) no change required.
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    Option E
    Explanation:

    implementation – execution
  6. A) desire
    B) ability
    C) impotence
    D)inability
    E) no change required.
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    impotence – weakness
  7. A) exaggerated
    B) blemished
    C) dull
    D) shining
    E) no change required.
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    blemished – flawed

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