Cloze Test for SBI, RBI Grade B and IBPS PO

Directions (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.

It is one thing to …(1)… the fears of the ignorant and quite another to instil fear in the minds of the ignorant in an …(2)… to try and make political mileage from the situation. The project is in national interest. GAIL is not a private commercial institution or “corporation” but a public sector undertaking well …(3)… of its commitments. It has people who are qualified to decide whether the laying of pipes will …(4)… the quality of farm soil or the quantity of crop yield. Consciously not acknowledging these factors, politicians of all hues are now crying foul. We must also learn to …(5)… a considered court verdict.


1.)
1.) mark
2.) address
3.) label
4.) direct
5.) accept

2.)
1.) aim
2.) struggle
3.) shot
4.) bid
5.) attempt

3.)
1. ) familiar
2.) excited
3.) ignorant
4.) aware
5.) sensitive

4.)
1.) harm
2.) benefit
3.) help
4.) enhance
5.) decrease

5.)
1.) neglect
2.) disregard
3.) respect
4.) worship
5.) honor

Directions (6–15): 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 appropriate word in each case.

The right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, which came ...(6)... effect in April this year, is meant to transform the education sector and take India closer to the goal of universal schooling. But with admissions to the new academic session just ...(7)... the corner, it is fast becoming clear that ...(8)... well-intentioned ideas into ...(9)... will take some doing. For a start, the guidelines for admission under the RTE prohibit schools from conducting any sort of student profiling The stress on a random yet justifiable admission process means that school will have to resort to something as quirky as a lottery system. However, leaving admission to a good school to pure ...(10)... will only incentivize manipulations, defeating the very essence of RTE. The main problem facing the education sector is that of a resource sector is that of a resource crunch. The provisions for ensuring universal access to education are all very well, ...(11)... we have the infrastructure in place first Brick and mortar schools need to precede open admission and not the ...(12)... way around. In that sense legislators’ assessment of ground realities is ...(13)... target when they endorse the closure of tens of thousands of low-cost private schools for not meeting the minimum standards of land plot, building specifications and playground area as laid out in the RTE Act. Instead of bearing down ...(14)... on private schools failing to conform to abstract bureaucratic criteria, efforts to bring about universal education should focus on upgrading and expanding the existing government school infrastructure to accommodate all. Only then can we ensure the much-needed supply-demand ...(15)... in the education sector.


6.
(1) with
(2) for
(3) on
(4) into
(5) in

7.
(1) around
(2) near
(3) into
(4) about
(5) reaching

8.
(1) forming
(2) translating
(3) having
(4) taking
(5) framing

9.
(1) affect
(2) ideas
(3) practice
(4) concept
(5) procedure

10.
(1) benefit
(2) merit
(3) chance
(4) basis
(5) method

11.
(1) unless
(2) until
(3) executed
(4) provided
(5) exercised

12.
(1) other
(2) any
(3) two
(4) differ
(5) after

13.
(1) on
(2) of
(3) often
(4) taken
(5) off

14.
(1) soft
(2) more
(3) less
(4) only
(5) hard

15.
(1) need
(2) equilibrium
(3) expectation
(4) attempt
(5) aspects


Answers
1.(2)
2.(5)
3.(4)
4.(1)
5.(3)
6.(4)
7.(1)
8.(2)
9.(3)
10.(3)
11.(4)
12.(1)
13.(5)
14.(5)
15.(2)

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