English Cloze Test Practice Set 18

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 have started a new series –Practice Cloze Test. In this series, we are going to provide you with Free Cloze Test Questions esp. for upcoming exams like, EPFO Assistant, EPFO SSA, and also for SBI PO Mains, LIC ADO, IBPS RRB PO and Clerk, etc. So, let’s begin with English Cloze Test Practice Set 18.

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English Cloze Test Practice Set 18

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, five words/phrases are suggested, one of which best fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case.

Economic growth figures for the first quarter of this financial year seem to support the claim that the worst may be over for the Indian economy. The gradual revival is also an indication that the government’s economic stimulus package is (A). What could, however, upset the positive outlook is the drought which (B) large parts of the country and its impact on overall growth. Even though the monsoon had picked up (C), the rains received were grossly (D). There are clear (E) that farm output, particularly cereals, will fall drastically. Insufficient rain is bound to shoot up the (F) of agricultural commodities and that would impact the economy as a whole. The drought would also (G) a drastic, reduction in rural employment and consumption besides inflation in the prices of food articles.

Food prices have been (H) since the past few months, and lower agricultural production is likely to (I) the situation. The government has said that food grain from the buffer stocks will be used to keep prices (J). Subsidized food grain is necessary in these times, but its effectiveness will depend a lot on the distribution system.

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  1. A

(1) Impractical

(2) Ambiguous

(3) Failing

(4) Working

(5) Weakening

  1. B

(1) Strike

(2) Affected

(3) Exposed

(4) Reverted

(5) Altered

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  1. C

(1) Unseasonably

(2) Unfavorably

(3) Presently

(4) Meagerly

(5) Later

  1. D

(1) Inadequate

(2) Enough

(3) Missing

(4) Ample

(5) Atrocious

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  1. E

(1) Contradictions

(2) Advices

(3) Reasons

(4) Results

(5) Indications

  1. F

(1) Production

(2) Requirement

(3) Prices

(4) Yield

(5) Labor

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  1. G

(1) Trigger

(2) Lead

(3) Result

(4) Contribute

(5) Dampen

  1. H

(1) Improving

(2) Balanced

(3) Stable

(4) Increasing

(5) Decreasing

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  1. I

(1) Aggravate

(2) Amend

(3) Smoothen

(4) Improve

(5) Challenge

  1. J

(1) Unprofitable

(2) Futile

(3) Maximum

(4) Growing

(5) Down

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Answer key

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

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