Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SBI PO Prelims 2017: Cloze Test - Set 6




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

Set 1

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.


As the Supreme Court considers    _____(1)_____  it should lift the ban on fresh _____(2)_____  of diesel-powered vehicles in the National Capital Region, the government needs to draw up an effective plan that will address the poor air quality. The executive has to act and not wait for the    _____(3)_____  to tell it what it has to do in its legitimate domain of decision-making.

For one, it has brought forward the    _____(4)_____   of BSVI standards for fuel to 2020. This will drastically cut down diesel vehicle emissions to petrol levels for all pollutants: slash 55% of the particulate matter and 47% of nitrous oxide emissions.
The government now needs to   _____(5)_____    up a viable and effective plan to improve air quality in the interim period. Its proposal to buy back old cars is financially unviable.



1. (a) whether    (b) almost (c) probably     (d) on   (e) upon.

2. (a)    involvement (b)     eradication   (c)    registration   (d)    utility   (e)    hindrance.    


3. (a) actual   (b) interesting  (c)   demanding     (d) legal      (e)    judiciary.

4. (a)     introduction    (b)  begining  (c)   method  (d)    result      (e)     orientation.


5. (a)    bring (b)   try   (c)    draw (d)   carry     (e)   look.



 Set 2

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.


That is at the level of actual   _____(1)_____  . But planning can and should run ahead of actual demand. This is vital, for example, to ensure that a    _____(2)_____    large part of the surface of a planned town’s future_____(3)_____    is made up of roads, parks, playgrounds and other public spaces.

This will mean a detailed planning process in the_____(4)_____  of a new town, such as Andhra Pradesh’s new capital Amaravati under construction right now, demarcating areas that cannot be_____(5)_____  on or utilized for any purpose. Retrofitting vital infrastructure on a densely settled stretch of urban sprawl will be hugely expensive.


1. (a) work   (b) project (c) construction  (d) making  (e) involvement.

2. (a)   huge   (b)     decent  (c)    sufficient    (d)    remarkable    (e)    sufficiently.    

3. (a)  inclusion   (b) usage      (c)   method     (d) expansion     (e)    network.

4. (a)     areas   (b)  boulevard    (c)  periphery   (d)    neighbourhood      (e)     shell.

5. (a)    taken   (b)   hampered  (c)    monitored    (d)   encroached   (e)   considered.



Answers & Solutions - Tap to show
Set 1

1. (a)  The line draws up meaning to taking a decision. So, whether fits in best.
2. (c). Because the rest options do not fit the structure
3. (e) Judiciary fits more than legal here.
4. (a) Option gives meaning to the structure
5. (c) Option fits well.


Set 2

1. (c)  Because the rest options do not fit the structure.
2. (e).’Sufficiently’ large makes sense.
3. (d).Option gives meaning to the structure.
4. (c) Option fits well.
5. (d)Encroached means intruding.











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