English: Cloze Test for Upcoming Exams – Set 179

Directions(1-5): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate words.


The country’s telecom subscriber base ……….(1) crossed the 500 – million mark and the growth milestone has been ………(2) 15 months ahead of target. The country had set a target ……………..(3) reaching this number ……………(4) the end of 2010, but it crossed the mark in September 2009 itself. The number of telephone subscribers in India increased to 509.03 million at the end of September 2009 from 494.07 million in August 2009 ………(5) a growth rate of 3.03 per cent.

  1. have
    has
    had
    Had been
    None of these
    Option B

     

  2. achieved
    targeted
    maintained
    Marked
    None of these
    Option A

     

  3. from
    for
    of
    at
    None of these
    Option C

     

  4. for
    from
    of
    by
    None of these
    Option D

     

  5. making
    registered
    registering
    Made
    None of these
    Option C

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. For each blank,five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately.Choose the word that fits the blank and makes the sentence a meaningful one.

    India and Bangladesh……. (6) celebrated the 150th anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Vice – President M. Hamid Ansari…… (7) in Dhaka on May 5, 2011 to participate in the commemorative celebrations. Bangladesh Planning Minister, A. K. Khandker attended the inauguration in New Delhi…… (8) May 7, 2011. …….(9), Rabindranath is not …….(10) the pre–eminent literary genius of Bengal but all of South Asia, perhaps the whole of Asia.

  7. jointly
    combinely
    togetherly
    together with
    None of these
    Option A

     

  8. went
    came
    reached
    arrived
    None of these
    Option D

     

  9. on
    in
    to
    from
    None of these
    Option A

     

  10. Nevertheless
    Although
    Yet
    Indeed
    None of these
    Option D

     

  11. also
    only
    but
    not only
    None of these
    Option B

     

 

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