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English Cloze Test 03 – Practice Now

English Cloze Test 03

While preparing for any Bank, Insurance or Government Exams one of the biggest challenges the aspirants face is preparing for the  Cloze Test. Cloze Test is one of the recurring topics under the English Language section of various competitive exams. It tests a candidates understanding of the passage, grammatical skills and vocabulary, and like RC, it is one of the most scoring topics under the English Language section.To ace the Cloze Test questions you will have to practice and solve them regularly. Keep this point in mind, we are starting a new series – Practice Cloze Test. In this series, we are going to provide you with Free Cloze Test Questions regularly. So, let’s begin with English Cloze Test 03.

English Cloze Test 03

Directions for Questions 1 to 10: In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, Ave words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

The growth story in any developing country cannot be (A) without (B) its impact on the poverty and employment situation. The Planning Commission has (C) that India should strive for ‘more inclusive growth’. The number of people living below the poverty line has (D) from 36 per cent in 1993-94 to 22.0 per cent in 2004-05. Again, the issue is to bring more and more people out of poverty by (E) them productive employment opportunities. The Approach Paper to 11th Five Year Plan suggests that doubling the growth of agricultural GDP to 4 per cent per annum will (F) rural employment conditions, by raising real wages and reducing underemployment. However, even if this is attained, an overall growth of 9 per cent will further increase income (G) between agricultural and non-agricultural households, (H) around 10 million workers currently in agriculture find remunerative non-agricultural employment. This (I) a major challenge not only in terms of generating non-agricultural employment but also in (J) its required location and type.

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  1. A

(1) completed

(2) retold

(3) achieved

(4) constructed

(5) narrated

  1. B

(1) generating

(2) assessing

(3) realising

(4) counting

(5) finding

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  1. C

(1) desired

(2) estimated

(3) focused

(4) verified

(5) stressed

  1. D

(1) uplifted

(2) degraded

(3) vanished

(4) decreased


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  1. E

(1) absolving

(2) providing

(3) nurturing

(4) ignoring

(5) refusing

  1. F

(1) impact

(2) diversify

(3) lay

(4) aggravate

(5) improve

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  1. G

(1) opportunity

(2) assessment

(3) disparity

(4) parity

(5) tax

  1. H

(1) unless

(2) for

(3) in spite of

(4) despite

(5) by

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  1. I

(1) addresses

(2) meets

(3) poses

(4) recognises

(5) solves

  1. J

(1) Exploring

(2) acquitting

(3) reciprocating

(4) matching

(5) solving

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Answer Key

Q1.    Q2.    Q3.    Q4.    Q5.    Q6.    Q7.    Q8.    Q9.    Q10.           
1 2 5 4 2 5 3 1 3 1

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