IBPS Clerk Prelims 2015 English Cloze Test
In IBPS Clerk Prelims 2015, the English Language section will have 30 questions of 30 marks. Out of these 30 questions, 5 questions can be expected on the topic of Cloze Test.
Hereby we have provided you 2 Cloze Test passages for practice. Solving these tests will give you confidence to face such questions in the exam.
Directions: In the following passages 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 appropriate word in each case.
Cloze Test – Passage 1
When I go into stranger’s library I ___(1)___ around the bookshelves. This is to know the type of person he is and I feel that I know the ___(2)___ to his mind. A house without books is a ___(3)___ house, no matter how rich the carpets are. These only tell you whether he ___(4)___ a lot of money, but the books tell you whether he has a mind as well. It is not a ___(5)___ of money that we do not buy books.
- has had
- had got
Cloze Test – Passage 2
A university stands for humanism, reason and the adventure of ideas. It stands for the onward ___(1)___ of the human race ___(2)___ higher objectives. If the universities ___(3)___ their duty adequately, then it will be well with the nation and ___(4)___ people. But if the temple of learning itself becomes a home of narrow bigotry and petty objectives, ___(5)___ will the nation prosper?
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