SBI PO Prelims 2017: Cloze Test & Error Correction - Set 14

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

Directions (Q. 1-5) : In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful.

Apropos ‘Ecomm Cos may Fail to Fill Carts at Campuses’, it is unfortunate that our academic institutions are _______(1) campus placements for our start-ups. This does not _______(2) well for our start up ecosystem and the government’s Start-up India and Stand-up India campaigns. Also, there may be students who _______(3) the adrenalin rush culture at start-ups. Although there are high risks, start-ups are in a position to _______(4) wealth for their employees and spawn more entrepreneurs. Keep the options _______(5) for the students.

1. 1) refusing 2) possessing 3) avoiding 4) complying 5) yielding

2. 1) deny 2) reveal 3) enact 4) protend 5) bluff

3. 1) ascribe 2) prefer 3) deliver 4) withhold 5) attach

4. 1) bend 2) degrade 3) coat 4) cloud 5) create

5. 1) plug 2) stuff 3) open 4) obstruct 5) clog


Directions (Q. 6-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is “No error”, the answer is 5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

6. 1) The money of the crowds work as well as/ 2) its wisdom, and a global group/ 3) of doctors is using it to / 4) good effect helping patients in dire need./ 5) No error.

7. 1) The petitioner faces a grave threat to her life and/ 2) liberty due to her expulsion/ 3) from the AIADMK and her/ 4) refusal to resign from the party./ 5) No error.

8. 1) A day after the Bill to amend the constitution was approved/ 2) by the Rajya Sabha, paving the way for the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the centre/ 3) seemed to concede that the rate by which the new indirect tax will be/ 4) levied on most goods is likely to be higher than 18 per cent. / 5) No error.

9. 1) Software company Freshdest has claimed top/ 2) honours at The economic Times start up Awards 2016,/ 3) joining group of winners distinguished by technical prowess / 4) and a track record of performance. / 5) No error.

10. 1) The ED case is based on Central Bureau of investigation's (CBI) first information report, which accused Singh and his wife/ 2) of alleged accumulating assets worth Rs.  6.03 crore during his/ 3) stint as union steel minister in the previous /4) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre /5) No error.


1. 1
2. 4
3. 2
4. 5
5. 3
6. 1; Replace ‘work’ with ‘works’
7. 5
8. 3; Replace ‘by’ with ‘at’
9. 3; Insert ‘a’ after ‘joining’
10. 2; Replace ‘alleged’ with ‘allegedly.’



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