SBI PO Prelims 2017: Cloze Test – Set 3


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

In the following
passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are
printed below the passage and against each, five words, are suggested, one of which
fits the blank appropriately. Find out the word in each case.
A more (1) national
market would better allocate resources and funds for the long-vexed power sector.
The power ministry’s website, which (2) hourly real-time electricity
prices and availability, routinely shows both (3) and shortfall of power
nationally. It suggests much (4) for a better, more (5) market
for power with clear-cut norms and attendant charges for wheeling supply
cross-country.

The Centre seeks
to amend the Electricity Act, 2003, with transparent provision for ‘open
access’ to line capacity, so that (6) suppliers can gainfully compete
for custom. It would better match available power capacity with actual demand
and thus expand the market for mutual (7) But, in tandem, we need to
have in place forward-looking norms on (8) power subsidy, cross-subsidy
and (9) standby charges for state power utilities, so as to (10) the
market.

1. (a) accessible (b) complete (c)renowned (d) organised (e) cleaner

2. (a) asks (b)  assures  (c) relies  (d)  tracks  (e) stops

3. (a) huge (b) less (c)  primary  (d)surplus  (e) necessary

4. (a) potential (b)  scope (c) probabilities (d) stability  (e) work

5. (a) indispensable (b) significant (c)  regulative (d) complete  (e) deficient

6. (a) most  (b) few  (c) multiple (d) hardly  (e) majority

7. (a) cooperation (b) amity (c)  help (d)  gain (e) gains

8. (a)  substituting  (b) monetising (c)  propelling (d) defining (e)  legalising

9. (a) secondary  (b) related  (c) exceptional (d) auxiliary  (e) true

10. (a) strengthen (b) weaken (c)  bloom  (d)  access  (e) uplift

Answers & Solutions – Tap to show
1. (b)  Because the rest options do not provide a proper meaning.
2. (d) Option fits best
3. (d) ‘Surplus’ will be used as it will fit in with ‘shortage’ .Surplus means an excess of production or supply.
4. (a) Option fits best
5. (d) ‘Complete’ fits best here.
6. (c) Option fits best
7. (e)Since, more than one advantage is mentioned.
8. (b) After reading the entire passage ‘monetizing’ fits in well and gives a proper meaning.
9. (b)Rest alternatives don’t fit with the meaning of the paragraph.
10. (a)Option fits best.

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