SBI PO Prelims 2017: Cloze Test & Error Correction – Set 13


Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of English Quiz for SBI PO Prelims on Cloze Test.

Directions (Q. 1–5) :
Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/error
in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of
that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’ the answer is 5). (Ignore
errors of punctuation, if any)

1. The task for most of us 1)/ is hard enough to make us
well pleased 2)/ with even such imperfect 3)/ shelter we find in daily use and
customs 4)/ No error 5)
2. They were lured with advertising and marketing techniques
1)/ and then finally, 2)/ once they became ready customers, 3)/ they were given
loans to help them by more and more. 4) / No error 5)
3. Interesting thing about material things 1)/ is that they
only give 2)/ an illusion of happiness; 3)/however, such happiness is always
momentary in nature. 4)/ No error 5)
4. This research indicates that 1)/ we can no longer avoid
2)/ significant warm 3)/ during this century 4)/ No error 5)
5. It is intriguing, 1)/ especially when 2)/ some have been
paying a much high price on fuel 3)/ as compared to their poorer counterparts.
4)/ No error 5)

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Directions (Q. 6 – 10) : 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.
Like many things else, there are
two sides to the technology story, especially in the Indian context.
Information Technology or IT has become a major contributor to the GDP growth
in India, largely _____(6) by the IT services industry. Today, India is a force
to _____(7) with in the IT domain on a global scale, _____(8) some of the
biggest companies on the planet. And yet, in spite of revolutionising the IT
Services business, there has been little change wrought by IT back home.
Adoption of technology, especially in the government domain (which has a mass
rural interface) has been rather _____(9) and slow in the uptake. For years,
Indians across the spectrum read stories about the magic of IT, and yet were _____(10)
by it.
6. 1) demotivated 2) driven 3) demanded 4) issued 5)
7. 1) revert 2) displace 3) abandon 4) reckon 5) dump
8. 1) weakening 2) failing 3) powering 4) missing 5)
9. 1) muted 2) conducted 3) expressing 4) strengthen 5)

10. 1) extracted 2) irrelevant 3) pertinent 4) figured 5)

Answers & Solutions:
1. 4; Add ‘as’ before’ ‘we’
2. 1; Replace ‘with’ with ‘ through’
3. 1; Add ‘the’ before’ Interesting’
4. 3; Replace ‘warm’ with ‘warming’
5. 3; Replace ‘high’ with ‘higher’
6. 2
7. 4
8. 3
9. 1
10. 5


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