SBI PO Prelims 2017: Cloze Test & Error Correction – Set 14

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

Directions (Q. 1-5) :
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
Apropos ‘Ecomm Cos may Fail to Fill Carts at Campuses’, it
is unfortunate that our academic institutions are _______(1) campus placements
for our start-ups. This does not _______(2) well for our start up ecosystem and
the government’s Start-up India and Stand-up India campaigns. Also, there may
be students who _______(3) the adrenalin rush culture at start-ups. Although
there are high risks, start-ups are in a position to _______(4) wealth for
their employees and spawn more entrepreneurs. Keep the options _______(5) for
the students.
1. 1) refusing 2) possessing 3) avoiding 4) complying 5)
2. 1) deny 2) reveal 3) enact 4) protend 5) bluff
3. 1) ascribe 2) prefer 3) deliver 4) withhold 5) attach
4. 1) bend 2) degrade 3) coat 4) cloud 5) create
5. 1) plug 2) stuff 3) open 4) obstruct 5) clog

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Directions (Q. 6-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there
is any grammatical or idiomatic 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.)
6. 1) The money of the crowds work as well as/ 2) its
wisdom, and a global group/ 3) of doctors is using it to / 4) good effect
helping patients in dire need./ 5) No error.
7. 1) The petitioner faces a grave threat to her life and/
2) liberty due to her expulsion/ 3) from the AIADMK and her/ 4) refusal to
resign from the party./ 5) No error.
8. 1) A day after the Bill to amend the constitution was
approved/ 2) by the Rajya Sabha, paving the way for the Goods and Services Tax
(GST), the centre/ 3) seemed to concede that the rate by which the new indirect
tax will be/ 4) levied on most goods is likely to be higher than 18 per cent. /
5) No error.
9. 1) Software company Freshdest has claimed top/ 2) honours
at The economic Times start up Awards 2016,/ 3) joining group of winners
distinguished by technical prowess / 4) and a track record of performance. / 5)
No error.

10. 1) The ED case is based on Central Bureau of
investigation’s (CBI) first information report, which accused Singh and his
wife/ 2) of alleged accumulating assets worth Rs.  6.03 crore during his/ 3) stint as union steel
minister in the previous /4) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at
the Centre /5) No error.


1. 1
2. 4
3. 2
4. 5
5. 3
6. 1; Replace ‘work’ with ‘works’
7. 5
8. 3; Replace ‘by’ with ‘at’
9. 3; Insert ‘a’ after ‘joining’
10. 2; Replace ‘alleged’ with ‘allegedly.’


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