English Quiz – Cloze Test – 13

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Today we are sharing a Cloze Test for upcoming Bank, Insurance and SSC Exams.

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.

In the recent past, the Indian economy has had to _________(1) varied challenges in its resolve to _________(2) its economic success. The major challenges included: unsupportive external environment, domestic structural _________(3), growth slowdown and inflationary pressures. The slowdown _________(4) in the decline in the growth of Gross Domestic Product (at factor cost at constant 2004-05 prices) from 8.9 per cent in 2010-11 to 6.7 per cent in 2011-12 and 4.5 per cent in 2012- 13. With the economy _________(5) to have registered a growth rate of 4.9 per cent in 2013-14, the declining trend in growth seems to have reversed. The growth slowdown in India is _________(6) in sync with trends in similar emerging economies. The sharp downturn in growth owes to the _________(7) of domestic factors with global economic environment of uncertainties and slow growth in many advanced economies. The growth of real GDP has generally shown a declining trend since the first quarter (Q1) of 2011-12, and is characterised by a _________(8) in services growth and _________(9) slowdown in industry. The _________(10) in agriculture on the back of a steady monsoon and robust growth in financial and business services led to a modest uptick in growth in 2013-14.

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  1. (a) move (b) overcome

(c) modify (d) surpass

(e) triumph


  1. (a) approve (b) endorse

(c) sustain (d) bolster

(e) constraints


  1. (a) commitment (b) repression

(c) compulsions (d) restraints

(e) constrains


  1. (a) proclaimed (b) manifested

(c) exposed (d) declared

(e) embodied


  1. (a) projected (b) outnumbered

(c) neglected (d) arranged

(e) envisaged


  1. (a) commonly (b) typically

(c) broadly (d) usually

(e) publicly


  1. (a) bond (b) part

(c) network (d) interface

(e) integration


  1. (a) moderation (b) patience

(c) equanimity (d) discomposure

(e) relaxation


  1. (a) incurable (b) distant

(c) stretched (d) protracted

(e) elongated


  1. (a) renewal (b) restoration

(c) awakening (d) suppression

(e) revival



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  • sha2nk

    Thank you..:)

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