English : Cloze Test for SBI PO– Set 42 (New Pattern)

New Pattern Cloze Test for SBI PO, IBPS PO

In the passage given below there are 10 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”.

COMPUTER security is a contradiction in terms. Consider the past year (1)_______[unaided] : cyberthieves stole $81m from the central bank of Bangladesh; the $4.8bn takeover of Yahoo, an internet firm, by Verizon, a telecoms firm, was nearly derailed by two (2)______ [common] data breaches; and Russian hackers (3)________ [dominated] in the American presidential election.

Away from the headlines, a black market in computerised extortion, hacking-for-hire and stolen digital goods is (4)______[departing]. The problem is about to get (5)_____ [better] . Computers increasingly deal not just with abstract data like credit-card details and databases, but also with the (6)_____ [dynamic] world of physical objects and vulnerable human bodies. A modern car is a computer on wheels; an aeroplane is a computer with wings. The arrival of the “Internet of Things” will see computers baked into everything from road signs and MRI scanners to prosthetics and insulin pumps. There is little evidence that these gadgets will be any more (7)_____ [trustworthy] than their desktop counterparts. Hackers have already proved that they can take remote control of connected cars and pacemakers.

It is tempting to believe that the security problem can be solved with yet more technical wizardry and a call for heightened (8)______ [leapfrog] . And it is certainly true that many firms still (9)_____ [charge] to take security seriously enough. That requires a kind of cultivated paranoia which does not come naturally to non-tech firms. Companies of all stripes should (10)____ [envelope] initiatives like “bug bounty” programmes, whereby firms reward ethical hackers for discovering flaws so that they can be fixed before they are taken advantage of.

But there is no way to make computers completely safe. Software is hugely complex. Across its products, Google must manage around 2bn lines of source code—errors are inevitable. The average program has 14 separate vulnerabilities, each of them a potential point of illicit entry. Such weaknesses are compounded by the history of the internet, in which security was an afterthought

  1. A) differently
    B) alone
    C) vacant
    D) aside
    E) No Change Required
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : alone
  2. A) tiny
    B) loud
    C) enormous
    D) unnatural
    E) No Change Required
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : enormous
  3. A) interfered
    B) prevented
    C) baffled
    D) opposed
    E) No Change Required
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : interfered
  4. A) changing
    B) failing
    C) oppressing
    D) booming
    E) No Change Required
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : booming
  5. A) weak
    B) worse
    C) precinct
    D) mischance
    E) No Change Required
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : worse
  6. A) solid
    B) stable
    C) real
    D) sensible
    E) No Change Required
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : abstract and real
  7. A) damaging
    B) easy
    C) fast
    D) convenient
    E) No Change Required
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    Option E
    Explanation
    : trustworthy
  8. A) control
    B) despair
    C) vigilance
    D) manque
    E) No Change Required
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : vigilance
  9. A) deny
    B) appear
    C) incite
    D) fail
    E) No Change Required
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : fail
  10. A) embrace
    B) secure
    C) grab
    D) grip
    E) No Change Required
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : embrace

 

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11 Thoughts to “English : Cloze Test for SBI PO– Set 42 (New Pattern)”

  1. Subhankar Das

    set no-42 new pattern
    The problem is about to get (5)_____ [better]
    here what is mean by better
    option are……..A) weak
    B) worse
    C) precinct
    D) mischance
    E) No Change Required

    1. Suraj

      you just have to tell what should come in place of blank,, by understanding the theme of the passage,,, consider the thing given in the bracket just as an alternative option.. if that fits the blank then mark E) else check other options A, B, C, D
      here by reading the next few lines .. we get an idea that author is not very optimistic about the furture,, hence better will not suit the blank.. worse is the answer as per the theme

    2. Boomija Ramachandran

      since in the statemnt they are discussing about the problem (which is in negative aspect)….so the problm should hav worse,,,rather the problem should not improved na…?…so the answr is WORSE

      1. Subhankar Das

        thank you mam..

  2. sachin shukla@ my turn 2017

    7/10 thankuuu aspirantszone

  3. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)

    6/10 thnXXX

  4. Sunil Sharma

    10/10 6minutes

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    8/10

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