Cloze Test for SBI PO Prelims: 16th May 2018

Dear Aspirants,

Sentence Improvement for SBI PO Prelims: 14th May 2018

English Language Section has given heebie-jeebies to the aspirants when they appear for a banking examination. As the level of every other section is only getting complex and convoluted, there is no doubt that this section, too, makes your blood run cold. The questions asked in this section are confusing and very time-consuming. But once dealt with proper strategy, speed, and accuracy, this section can get you the maximum marks in the examination. 

Following is the study plan for SBI PO Preliminary Examination 2018, the first week starts with practice questions on Cloze Test. To ensure proper preparation of the section we advise you to go through all the questions sincerely and try to attempt each one of them. Afterward, match your solutions and the approach with the one that would be provided later. Practice more and more questions on the same section to enhance your grip over the topics. Following is the English Language quiz to help you practice with the best of latest pattern questions.

Directions (1-15): In the passage given below there are blanks which are to be filled with the options given below. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering the meaning of the statement. 

Now that the Karnataka election is over, the Centre has finally (1)…………… the courage to submit a draft scheme in the Supreme Court to (2)………….. the final decision on (3)……………… the Cauvery waters among the riparian States. The draft, which gives no name for the authority it (4)……………… to create to monitor implementation of the Cauvery Tribunal’s final award, as (5)………………. by the Supreme Court, has been largely drawn from the Tribunal’s directions. It will be a two-tier structure, with an apex body (6)……………. with the power to ensure (7)………………. with the final award, and a regulation committee that will (8)……………… the field situation and water flow. The powers and functions of the authority are fairly (9)……………. Its powers would extend to apportionment, regulation and control of Cauvery waters, supervision of operations of reservoirs and (10)……………. of water releases. The draft makes the authority’s decisions final and (11)……………. However, there is an ambiguous clause: if the authority finds that any one of the States is not (12)………………, it can seek the Centre’s help, and the Centre’s decision will be final and binding. This can be seen either as an (13)………………. clause to resolve the situation when there is a stand-off, or as one that gives scope to the Centre to (14)……………….. on behalf of one State. To allay apprehensions of the Centre acting in a (15)…………….. manner, it would be better if it is not given the final say, but mandated to help in the implementation of the Tribunal’s award at all times.

(Source: The Hindu)

(a) contributed
(b) mustered
(c) managed
(d) developed
(e) mastered

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S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. mustered- gathering or assemblage

(a) regulate
(b) execute
(c) implement
(d) start
(e) reject

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S2. Ans.(c)
Sol. implement- to bring about; to put into practice

(a) sanitizing
(b) proportionate
(c) distribute
(d) rationalize
(e) apportioning

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S3. Ans.(e)
Sol. apportioning- to divide and distribute portions of a whole

(a) proposes
(b) imposes
(c) offers
(d) provides
(e) tries

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S4. Ans.(a)
Sol. proposes- to suggest a plan or course of action

(a) institutionalized
(b) regulated
(c) sanctioned
(d) created
(e) modified

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S5. Ans.(e)
Sol. modified- changed or altered

(a) levied
(b) charged
(c) bestowed
(d) endowed
(e) provided

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S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. charged- the scope of someone’s responsibility; someone or something entrusted to one’s care

(a) violating
(b) reliance
(c) compliance
(d) confirm
(e) adopt

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S7. Ans.(c)
Sol. compliance– to yield assent; to agree

(a) authorize
(b) statute
(c) overlook
(d) monitor
(e) execute

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S8. Ans.(d)
Sol. monitor- to supervise; to watch over

(a) comprehensive
(b) apprehensive
(c) detrimental
(d) besieging
(e) implementing

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S9. Ans.(a)
Sol. comprehensive– broadly or completely covering, including a large proportion of something

(a) control
(b) empowering
(c) regulation
(d) authorizing
(e) monitoring

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S10. Ans.(c)
Sol. regulation– the process of controlling or directing according to the law or principle

(a) parting
(b) forcing
(c) abounding
(d) enforce
(e) binding

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S11. Ans.(e)
Sol. binding– assigning something that one will be held to

(a) cooperative
(b) combative
(c) adversarial
(d) implementer
(e) mandating

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S12. Ans.(a)
Sol. cooperative- including cooperation between individuals or parties

(a) distressing
(b) unabling
(c) enabling
(d) hostile
(e) enraging

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S13. Ans.(c)
Sol. enabling– an act or an instance of something being enabled

(a) acting
(b) disturb
(c) interfere
(d) intervene
(e) perform

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S14. Ans.(d)
Sol. intervene– to become involved in a situation, so as to alter or prevent an action

(a) parting
(b) partisan
(c) absurd
(d) different
(e) partial

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S15. Ans.(b)
Sol. partisan- devoted to or biased in support of a party, group, or cause

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