English : Cloze Test for SBI PO and NIACL – Set 32

New Pattern Cloze Test for SBI PO NIACL Assistant, IBPS PO, Clerk and other competitive Exams. These New Pattern Questions will be helpful in preparing for upcoming 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”.

We live in a digital economy: a virtual environment that has (1)_______ [simplified] the rules of doing business and made disruption the norm. It has put customers, not companies, in charge. And it has transformed workforce dynamics as the “born digital” millennials come to (2)_____ [obscure] in the workplace.

This age is ripe with opportunity. Organizations can now (3)______ [engage] with customers and employees like never before, and the virtual environment holds the potential to drive operational efficiencies, save time and money, and open the (4)_____ [probe] of new commercial avenues. When it’s far cheaper to build an app than a manufacturing plant, there are greater returns to be gained for significantly lower investment.

Gartner predicts 41 percent of enterprise revenue will come from digital business by 2020—almost double what the percentage was in 2015 (Gartner, 2016). For the Googles, Ubers, and Facebooks of the world, facing these challenges and realizing and exploiting these opportunities are (5)_____ [frequent] nature. But for traditional firms, they’re a whole new world.

  1. A) broken
    B) unified
    C) changed
    D) separated
    E) No change required
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    Option C
  2. A) prominence
    B) recognize
    C) sagging
    D) accuracy
    E) No change required
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    Option A
    Explanation
    : prominence- the state of being important, famous, or noticeable.
  3. A) chat
    B) retain
    C) assign
    D) deadlock
    E) No change required
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    Option E
  4. A) ignorance
    B) exploration
    C) audit
    D) interpretation
    E) No change required
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    Option B
  5. A) justified
    B) unjust
    C) second
    D) unadopted
    E) No change required
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : second nature- a tendency or habit that has become characteristic or instinctive

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”.

Team dynamics can make or break a meeting. Have you ever been in a meeting where people (6)_____ [suspend] each other, introduce new ideas when they should be building on the conversation, and repeat someone else’s point just to be heard? These communication issues waste time and energy, and usually lead to more meetings to (7)_____ [factual] misunderstandings, reiterate decisions, or soothe hurt feelings and interoffice tensions.

But there is one thing you can do that can make a significant difference to improving the quality of time you spend in meetings: Listen. By improving the way you listen and understand others in meetings, you can make that time more (8)______ [concentrated] by reducing repetition and misunderstandings.

If simply listening can solve so many problems, why is it so hard to practice? One reason is we’re listening to interrupt with our ideas or (9)_______ [focus] . We listen so we can jump in with our (10)_____ [dominance] . Or we’re worried we’ll forget what we want to say if we listen for too long. We focus on our own communication, rather than listening to understand others.

  1. A) delay
    B) stay
    C) crowd
    D) interrupt
    E) No change required
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    Option D
  2. A) inexact
    B) correct
    C) unflaw
    D) justify
    E) No change required
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    Option B 
  3. A) vigorous
    B) productive
    C) solvent
    D) adapted
    E) No change required
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    Option B
  4. A) rebuttals
    B) defense
    C) redeem
    D) impel
    E) No change required
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    Option A
    Explanation
    : rebuttals – act of proving that something is wrong or false
  5. A) tracing
    B) scope
    C) perspective
    D) boundary
    E) No change required
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    Option C

 

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