Wednesday, March 15, 2017

SBI PO Prelims 2017: Cloze Test - Set 3




Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of English Quiz for SBI PO Prelims on Cloze Test.

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 word in each case.

A more (1) national market would better allocate resources and funds for the long-vexed power sector. The power ministry’s website, which (2) hourly real-time electricity prices and availability, routinely shows both (3) and shortfall of power nationally. It suggests much (4) for a better, more (5) market for power with clear-cut norms and attendant charges for wheeling supply cross-country.


The Centre seeks to amend the Electricity Act, 2003, with transparent provision for ‘open access’ to line capacity, so that (6) suppliers can gainfully compete for custom. It would better match available power capacity with actual demand and thus expand the market for mutual (7) But, in tandem, we need to have in place forward-looking norms on (8) power subsidy, cross-subsidy and (9) standby charges for state power utilities, so as to (10) the market.


1. (a) accessible (b) complete (c)renowned (d) organised (e) cleaner

2. (a) asks (b)  assures  (c) relies  (d)  tracks  (e) stops

3. (a) huge (b) less (c)  primary  (d)surplus  (e) necessary

4. (a) potential (b)  scope (c) probabilities (d) stability  (e) work

5. (a) indispensable (b) significant (c)  regulative (d) complete  (e) deficient


6. (a) most  (b) few  (c) multiple (d) hardly  (e) majority


7. (a) cooperation (b) amity (c)  help (d)  gain (e) gains

8. (a)  substituting  (b) monetising (c)  propelling (d) defining (e)  legalising


9. (a) secondary  (b) related  (c) exceptional (d) auxiliary  (e) true

10. (a) strengthen (b) weaken (c)  bloom  (d)  access  (e) uplift



Answers & Solutions - Tap to show
1. (b)  Because the rest options do not provide a proper meaning.
2. (d) Option fits best
3. (d) ‘Surplus’ will be used as it will fit in with ‘shortage’ .Surplus means an excess of production or supply.
4. (a) Option fits best
5. (d) ‘Complete’ fits best here.
6. (c) Option fits best
7. (e)Since, more than one advantage is mentioned.
8. (b) After reading the entire passage ‘monetizing’ fits in well and gives a proper meaning.
9. (b)Rest alternatives don’t fit with the meaning of the paragraph.
10. (a)Option fits best.









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