Saturday, August 6, 2016

English Quiz : Daily Cloze Test from Previous Papers of Bank Exam

Direction (1-10) : In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers again printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blanks appropriately in the context of the whole passage. Find out the appropriate word.

In the _1_ of India’s economic boom, Indian Professional service Firms (PSFs) from management consultancies and investment banks to advertising agencies and law firms are_2_ to attract the best and the brightest talent. But to be truly successful they have to do more than that. Like PSFs around the world they need to _3_ their professionals rather than see them walk out of the door in _4_ of opportunities. To achieve that, companies often rely on the _5_ of sprawling campuses and luxurious facilities. But none of this gets to the _6_ of the problem, which is when young professionals join PSFs they have expectations which go far _7_ the nature of facilities _8_ on to do creative, thought provoking work, they often find themselves engaged in doing _9_ activities. They feel underutilized, which is a formula for _10_ in long term.

                                                                        (Bank of Baroda, 2005 Probationary Officer Exam)

1. (a) depth
    (b) stage
    (c) midst
    (d) present
    (e) knowledge

2. (a) opposing
    (b) rivaling
    (c) partial
    (d) competing
    (e) obsessed

3. (a) transition
    (b) retain
    (c) advance
    (d) substitute
    (e) restrain

4. (a) obtaining
    (b) pursuing
    (c) demand
    (d) direction
    (e) search

5. (a) allure
    (b) control
    (c) reward
    (d) perk
    (e) allusion

6. (a) solution
    (b) key
    (c) heart
    (d) precedence
    (e) occurrence

7. (a) ahead
    (b) beyond
    (c) away
    (d) to
    (e) sighted

8. (a) deciding
    (b) catching
    (c) keen
    (d) focusing
    (e) signing

9. (a) pivotal
    (b) productive
    (c) optional
    (d) mundane
    (e) allied

10. (a) failure
    (b) motivation
    (c) success
    (d) innovation

    (e) potential

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