English Cloze Test with Detailed Explanation – IBPS, SSC Exam (Day-9)

English Cloze Test with Detailed Explanation – IBPS, SSC Exams (Day-9):

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Direction (1-10)In the given passage, certain words have been printed in bold. Mark the words which should replace the words given in bold in the following passage. If the words are correct and no correction is required, mark ‘No correction required’ as your answer.

India’s real estate sector is in the (1) miseries. The selling have fallen by a fifth, with buyers still not showing up. According to a recent report in The Hindu Business Line, new project launches in urban India — or at least in the major markets of the National Capital Region, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad — have fallen (2) about a seven-year low, with just one lakh units being  (3) completed this year compared to the average of over five lakh units between 2010 and 2013.The reason is not difficult to see. There is a huge pile-up of (4) finished inventory. The outer stretches of (5) under every major Indian city are littered with the skeletons of completed and partially completed projects. According to real estate consultancy Knight Frank, in the first six months of the current financial year, barely 17,000-odd sales of (6) residential units were recorded across the country — in a country of over 1.2 billion people! Unsold inventory levels are staggering. Further, the (7) beginning of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERDA) — albeit by just a handful of States so far — promises to make the situation (8) woe. Most of the under-construction projects in RERDA States are stuck because the developers cannot meet the new, stricter provisions of the Act, and cannot sell them without RERDA approval. This, in a country where there is still a staggering shortage of housing, particularly in urban areas. According to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, housing shortage across urban India was (9) judged at 18.78 million units during the 12th Plan period (which ended, along with the era of planned development, on March 31 this year). But that may be a serious underestimate. According to a white paper ‘Indian Housing Industry’ by research and consultancy firm RNCOS, the housing (10) insufficient  is expected to rise to 34.8 million units by 2022.



  1. agony
  2. grief
  3. doldrums
  4. despondency
  5. No correction required



  1. to
  2. for
  3. back
  4. apart
  5. No correction required



  1. finished
  2. concluded
  3. done
  4. started
  5. No correction required



  1. unfinished
  2. unsold
  3. unoccupied
  4. barren
  5. No correction required



  1. almost
  2. among
  3. through
  4. for
  5. No correction required



  1. private
  2. public
  3. corporate
  4. financial
  5. No correction required



  1. establishment
  2. introduction
  3. inaugurated
  4. initiated
  5. No correction required



  1. worse
  2. good
  3. better
  4. sorrowful
  5. No correction required



  1. calculate
  2. estimated
  3. guessed
  4. reckoned
  5. No correction required



  1. shortfall
  2. inadequacy
  3. shortage
  4. abundance
  5. No correction required


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