SBI PO Prelims 2017: Cloze Test - Set 4




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.


The current (1) in the government penalises (2)  without a symmetric system of overtly rewarding (3). This must change. To err is human and civil servants are only human, even if some of them seem to believe that admittance to the IAS (4) added the prefix ‘super’ to their species identity. What should (5) is not if a civil servant made a mistake but if she(6) and creatively applied herself to her job and produced (7).

A (8) of sitting on one’s (9)  except when standing up, with alacrity, to greet one’s superiors works well to avoid making mistakes. It serves little, however, to serve the people, the (10) job of a civil servant. And this assessment of whether a civil servant discharged herself well or not must be performed in a manner that inspires confidence.


1. (a) system (b) body (c) procedure   (d) practice  (e) job

2. (a) felonies (b)  mistakes  (c) authenticities  (d)  mismanagement   (e)  sin

3. (a) achievement  (b) issues (c)  drudgery   (d)points   (e)   system

4. (a) gradually (b) initially (c) recently  (d)  immediately (e) automatically

5. (a) consider (b) count   (c)  overshadow (d) apprehend  (e) fabricate

6. (a)   happily  (b)   energetically (c) wrathfully (d)   unwillingly (e)   angrily

7. (a)   errands (b) efforts  (c)  results  (d)  profits   (e)  hindrances

8. (a)  way (b) strategy (c)  responsibility  (d) guilt (e)  wrath

9. (a)   haunches  (b) affinity (c)   vicinity  (d) tiresome (e)   work

10. (a) supporting (b) essential (c)  only   (d) unimportant (e) solitary



Answers & Solutions - Tap to show
1. (a)  Because the rest options do not provide a proper meaning.
2. (d) Option fits best
3. (a) Option fits best
4. (e) Option fits best
5. (b) Option fits best.
6. (b) The sentence has a positive meaning.
7. (c) Option fits best.
8. (b) Option fits best.
9. (a) ‘On one’s haunches is an idiom meaning sitting down.
10.  (b)Option fits best.










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