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CLOZE TEST 3 (with detailed solution and handy tips ) FOR SSC EXAMS

Note :- The cloze/Closet tests available on EnglishKendra, have been prepared from recent articles of newspapers(The Hindu, The Indian Express etc) , magazines and books. So, chances of similar cloze tests being asked in different SSC (CGL, CPO, CHSL) exams are quite high. 
We have provided an excellent solution as well,to help you understand better.
Hope the post serves you! 

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🔘Cloze test is a very important topic for SSC exams.Tackling a cloze test with wits can turn it into a scoring topic for you. All you have to do is to take an overview of the passage and comprehend the theme.Every passage has a context, a tone in which it is written. So, basically all you have to do is this-

a) Take an overview of the passage and highlight the keywords. 


b) Analyze the theme of the passage. 


c) Pay attention to the connectors of the sentences.Supporting connectors indicates that the context of the two statements is similar, e.g.- likewise, similarly etc. Contradicting connectors show that the context of the sentences is of opposite nature, e.g. – but, unlike, however etc. 


d) Eliminate options and you are good to go. 


Now let’s try to solve the cloze test 3 as we have already solved the cloze test 1 and 2 in our previous posts. If you haven’t attempted the cloze test 1 and 2 yet, make sure you attempt once you are done with cloze test 3.

💠CLOZE TEST 3

This is a reality that only _(1)_countries have been successful in luring their talented  _(2)_ back home. China, Korea, Ireland etc. countries got relative success in _(3)_ return migration due to the opening of their economies and aggressive policies to _(4)_ domestic investments in innovation and R&D.Countries which are capable to create opportunities for R&D, innovation, and entrepreneurship can _(5)_ return migration and capital flow.

1) Choose the most suitable word among the following options to fill the blank numbered _(1)_

a) Several
b) A few
c) Few
d) European

2) Choose the most suitable word among the following options to fill the blank numbered _(2)_

a) Emigrants
b) Immigrants
c) Capabilities
d) hub

3) Choose the most suitable word among the following options to fill the blank numbered _(3)_

a) Coercing
b) enabling
c) Compelling
d) attracting

4) Choose the most suitable word among the following options to fill the blank numbered _(4)_

a) fostering
b) foster
c) attain
d) attaining

5) Choose the most suitable word among the following options to fill the blank numbered _(5)_

a) cause
b) stimulate
c) roll up
d) create

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Solution :

THEME – From brain drain to brain gain

The author starts the paragraph with the list of a few countries that have been successful in luring their talented emigrants back home. Then he lists out some factors which are required to attract talented emigrants back home.




1) ‘A few’ fits in the context the most.


We can’t be using ‘several’ with only as it will give contradictory sense.
Few – negligible, so we can’t use ‘few’ here.
And we will clearly eliminate option ‘d’ as it’s not about European countries alone.




2) Emigrants fits in the context the most. Here one may be confused between Emigrants and Immigrants. But if we know the meaning of these two words,  we will get through it.
Emigrant – Someone who leaves a country(native place)  to settle in a new country.
Immigrant – Someone who comes to a country from another country (their native place) in order to settle down.

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3) ‘Attracting’ fits in the context the most.
Coercing and compelling are used in a bit negative sense.
Coerce – to restrain by force, to compel


4) ‘Foster’ fits in the context the most.
Foster – to nurture


5) ‘Stimulate’ fits in the context the most.
One maybe confused between stimulate and cause. If there were no ‘stimulate’ in the option, we would have gone with ’cause’.

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