Monday, 26 December 2016

Cloze Test for IBPS Clerk Mains 2016


Directions (1-15): 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 meaningfully complete.
The population of the country poses a …(1)… economic situation, for we are not able to …(2)… it by our own agriculture produce. Besides …(3)… all development efforts, the problem brings …(4)… to the community, to the family and the individual. To plan when population growth is …(5)… is like building a house when the ground is constantly …(6)…An argument is put …(7)… that our country is overpopulated. The vast potent resources of the country still lie …(8)… It is indeed a pity that our vast resources …(9)… unused. If we are able to …(10)… our productive forces, even double the present population can be …(11)… Our population problem does not lie …(12)… in the increase in the number of people. The real …(13)… and the menace to the …(14)… of us all, lies in the effect of this rapidly increasing population on our …(15)… to provide essentials of life to everyone.

Q1. 
(a) satisfactory
(b) hopeful
(c) grim
(d) foul
(e) rancid

Q2. 
(a) finance
(b) flourish
(c) support
(d) maintaining
(e) succumb 

Q3. 
(a) rejecting
(b) dismissing
(c) boosting
(d) neutralising
(e) nourishing

Q4. 
(a) pain
(b) difficulty
(c) distress
(d) relief
(e) relaxation

Q5. 
(a) increased
(b) encouraged
(c) checked
(d) unchecked
(e) blossomed

Q6. 
(a) flat
(b) fertile
(c) futile
(d) flooded
(e) flamboyant

Q7. 
(a) down
(b) up
(c) through
(d) forward
(e) against

Q8. 
(a) tapped
(b) untapped
(c) uncontrolled
(d) dormant
(e) decay

Q9. 
(a) appear
(b) stay
(c) lie
(d) go
(e) get
Q10. 
(a) mould
(b) bridle
(c) stem
(d) harness
(e) equate

Q11. 
(a) supported
(b) enhanced
(c) encouraged
(d) tolerated
(e) grieved 

Q12. 
(a) generally
(b) widely
(c) broadly
(d) merely
(e) casually

Q13. 
(a) point
(b) idea
(c) meaning
(d) threat
(e) relief

Q14. 
(a) life
(b) welfare
(c) future
(d) career
(e) seldom

Q15. 
(a) will 
(b) inability
(c) ability
(d) intention
(e) resolution








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