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Cloze Test for IBPS PO Prelims Exam: 2018

Directions (1-5): 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.

Our data is constantly being collected and harvested—a (1)……………….. of privacy most recently uncovered through political plots. One can’t Google a product or service without it showing up later, (2)………………..you through advertisements and sponsored posts. I understand why the idea of data being stored (3)………………..has become a scary, almost dystopic thought. But I’ve always felt that one sector (4)……………….. data and for the worst possible reason. There is no doubt that healthcare data saves lives. So why, in India, don’t we move past our medieval paper documents (5)……………….. in storerooms and onto a system that is designed to track and store our health details?

Q1.
 Observance
 Breach
 Malfunction
 Meaning
 Goodness

Q2.
 Repelling
 Entanglement
 Entrapment
 Cunning
 Baiting

Q3.
 Insidiously
 Publicly
 Confidently
 Abundant
 Surreptitious

Q4.
 Handles
 Naturalizes
 Underutilizes
 Hinders
 Deducing

Q5.
 Rehabilitating
 Rotting
 Maturing
 Molder
 Catering

Directions (6-10): 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 finding of the Central Pollution Control Board that the number of ………………(6)…………… polluted segments of India’s rivers has risen to 351 from 302 two years ago is a strong ………………(7)……………….. of the departments responsible for environmental protection. The data show that the ……………(8)………………. of laws enacted to regulate waste management and protect water quality are simply not working. The study also ………………(9)…………….. the failure of many national programmes run by the Centre for river conservation, preservation of wetlands, and water quality……………(10)……………….

Q6.
 certainly
 critically
 amicably
 genuinely
 palpable

Q7.
 praise
 exonerate
 indictment
 absolution
 Acquittal

Q8.
 deploy
 abundance
 culmination
 plethora
 maxima

Q9.
 design
 subdued
 underscores
 implement
 weakens

Q10.
 appraisal
 monitoring
 fragmentation
 augmenting
 generating

Directions (11-15): 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.

Four summers ago, I decided to drive from London to Moscow. We never did it. Fear of the old car …………(11)……… down, fake Russian police and ………(12)………….. on Russian roads. An internet advisory also said that Russians reserve their smiles for family. I had no family in Russia. But in my heart, Russia was different. My Russia of the Indian 70s was charming, mysterious and ambitious. Russia was the only ………(13)……………. to America. I remember ………(14)…………. a cousin, that if I left India, I would go to Russia, but it wasn’t glamorous like America. And we had laughed. That was Russia then: solid, dark and grey. America was all sparkle, ………(15)…………. Then Russia crumbled (we never called it USSR), and many things changed forever. Including India. Including Kashmir.

Q11.
 bowing
 spending
 jumping
 breaking
 making

Q12.
 potholes
 cracked
 jump off
 damper
 dimple

Q13.
 corresponding
 difference
 alternative
 perfection
 resolving

Q14.
 told
 saying
 argued
 mentions
 telling

Q15.
 dark
 calmed
 simple
 dazzle
 witty











SOLUTIONS

1.B
2.E
3.A
4.C
5.B
6.B
7.C
8.D
9.C
10.B
11.D
12.A
13.C
14.E
15.D

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