English : Cloze Test for SBI PO – Set 30

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 wake up from bed. (1)_______ [choose] up our smartphone, get onto social media and start (2)_______ [access] posts on one platform after another. We could well be checking Twitter or WhatsApp countless times every hour. We keep looking for (3)______ [creditability] of our existing investment ideas, reinforcement of our beliefs and seek insights into peer ideas. Most investors now spend the mornings only on social media. It is almost an addictive habit. Most time seems to be spent (4)_______ [pretending] what others are doing. Others are also (5)______ [depressed] to share information that lets us know what they are doing. They want us to know what they are thinking.

  1. A) select
    B) pick
    C) raise
    D) dress
    E) No change required
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    Option B
  2. A) treating
    B) remembering
    C) reading
    D) impressing
    E) No change required
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    Option C
  3. A) significance
    B) location
    C) mention
    D) tribute
    E) No change required
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    Option C
  4. A) hiding
    B) observing
    C) memorizing
    D) alerting
    E) No change required
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    Option B
  5. A) happy
    B) disturbed
    C) troubled
    D) vital
    E) No change required
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    Option A

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 are in a period of constant (6)_________ [balance]. Not just the Brexit outcome, or the victory of US President Donald Trump, or the mighty sweeping mandate of the Uttar Pradesh elections, but even the outcome of more mundane stuff like football matches and cinema awards is filled with unexpected drama these days.

The New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in a stunning last-minute comeback in the football Super Bowl last month. They were not supposed to win, and certainly not from a position of near-certain defeat. So also, at the Oscars, the wrong movie was announced as the winner of best picture. Such (7)_______ [outcomes] don’t happen, especially not at carefully choreographed and rehearsed events with billions watching on live television.

In this sequence, (8)______ [hire] up one more outcome at the G20 meeting of finance ministers in Germany last week. If there’s one thing that all G20 members agree to, it is commitment to free trade. In this meeting, the communiqué dropped the traditional pledge of G20 members against protectionism. This is the first time that commitment to free trade has been silently dropped, and it is obviously at the insistence of the US. The fact that the US view (9)______ [proved] over 19 other members, including the European Union, India and China, shows not just its own clout, but perhaps that other members also secretly subscribe to raising trade barriers. What is remarkable is that this G20 communiqué is so different from the one issued by it just six months ago in Hangzhou, China. That’s quite a turnaround, and protectionist sentiment might now snowball.

Indeed, in the seven years since 2010, the World Trade Organization (WTO) reports that protectionist measures have risen by 400%. According to the WTO, there are more than 2,200 measures in place worldwide which are anti-free trade in (10)_______ [texture] . These might be in the form of anti-dumping or safeguard duties, or compulsory domestic procurement requirements from governments, which put foreign competitors at a disadvantage, and thus curb free trade. This trend will probably accelerate as countries pursue copycat protectionist policies.

  1. A) equilibrium
    B) unpredictability
    C) hesitation
    D) calmness
    E) No change required
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : Since the last line of first paragraph is: filled with unexpected drama these days. So unpredictability is the correct word.
  2. A) reaction
    B) conclusion
    C) source
    D) risk
    E) No change required
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    Option E
  3. A) specify
    B) notch
    C) catch
    D) predict
    E) No change required
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : notch up- to add up something
  4. A) forfeited
    B) surrendered
    C) prevailed
    D) curb
    E) No change required
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    Option C
  5. A) temper
    B) exteriors
    C) nature
    D) mode
    E) No change required
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    Option C

 

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19 Thoughts to “English : Cloze Test for SBI PO – Set 30”

  1. Misthi Arora

    New for me, got 8 only.

    1. jaga

      to kya 11 marks k need tha

      1. Misthi Arora

        Why so frustrated & insecure. Start practising , may u get a 10 soon .all the best ?

  2. Destiny : ultimate

    8/10 🙂

  3. Raviraj Sontakke

    8/10

  4. •?((¯°·._.• ąʍβɨЌą •._.·°¯))؟•

    thanku sir :))

  5. jaga

    sir q3 ka mention kyun hua..significance kyun nahi

    1. Suraj

      meaning dekho us poore line ka including this line: reinforcement of our beliefs and seek insights into peer ideas.
      to social media sites pe hum log yehi dekhte hai ki logo ne kya post kiya hai.. similarly author ye dekhta hai ki kya kisi aur ne bhi ‘existing investment ideas’ jo uska idea hai fb/twitter/whatsapp pe mention kiya hai?? agar kiya hai to author ka confidence aur badh jayega ki uska idea accha hai..
      lekin kisi ki posts dekh k hum ye nhi keh sakte with surety that ki wo significant hoga hi hoga..isliye significance nhi hoga,,

      1. jaga

        thank u sir ..now sammjh mai agaya…

  6. sachin shukla@ my turn 2017

    6/10 thankuu

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