New Pattern Cloze Test Quiz for IBPS Clerk Mains, Syndicate Bank PO and Canara Bank PO Exams 2018

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Directions: In the passage given below there are 10 blanks, each followed by a word/phrase given in bold. Each blank has four alternative words/phrases given in options A, B, C and D. You have to tell which word will best suit the respective blank. Mark E as your answer if the word given in bold after the blank is your answer i.e. “No change required.”

Email tracker is a third-party software that anyone can download and install for free. For certain (A) detracted features one has to pay a fee but the basic version is free. A person who sends mail using this software can (B) tract on the time and date at which the mail was viewed, the number of times it was viewed, the IP address of the device on which it was viewed, whether it has been forwarded to a third person or not.
(C) On the first time it seems like a handy tool. We all have been in situations where we (D) wandered whether the important mail we sent to the Boss or Professor was read or not. And where there is demand, there is an entrepreneur willing to (E) stunt on it. The tracking software (F) embedded a small, invisible image in the sent mail, and when the receiver opens the mail, it is detected and this data is received by the software to inform the sender.
There is very little awareness around the issue of mail tracking. With data consumption increasing (G) sluggishly in the past year itself, India is poised for a digital revolution.The (H) nuances of using basic services such as email need to be understood, especially by professionals in the work space. Cyber-attacks are on the (I) slump and developing countries are at the greatest risk since scant attention is being paid to issues of privacy and safety. So what you can do to stop being tracked? Change your settings and stop loading remote content on your mail. It will make your inbox a bit drab without all the pictures. This will stop most trackers but not the highly (J) expertise ones. You can also download additional software for the purpose.

» Explain it
The passage talks about two types of features- one is basic, which is for free and the others are paid. Thus, the paid features are the added ones over the basic features.

'detracted' means less or subtracted.

Thus, option E is incorrect as the bold word is inappropriately used.

Only option D 'additional' fits here grammatically and contextually.
Hence option D is correct.
» Explain it
The sentence conveys information about the mail tracking functions of the software.

Tract means an area and is of no relevance here.

An Apple of my eye is an idiom whch means one's beloved.

A bird's eye view means an overall view from above.

An eye catcher refers to someone who is attractive.

Out of all the given options, only the idiom Keep an eye suits the context.
Hence option B is correct.
» Explain it
In the first instance means initially.

A quick glance is a noun phrase that means a quick look at something. Usage of it in place of the bold phrase would be ungrammatical and hence can be eliminated.

Looking through means while searching for something. This too is a weak choice as a replacement for the bold phrase.

A first look is a noun phrase and would be absurd in the context too.

Cleaerly, only option A fits in well here.
Hence option A is correct.
» Explain it
The sentence conveys a certain amount of curiosity about the mails being read by the recipient or not.

Wandered means to roam here and there, which is incorrect here.

Roaming means to move from one place to another.

Wondered means to give a thought or to think about something.

Did is absolutely irrelevant in the context of the passage.

Only option B fits in well both contextually as well as grammatically.
Hence option B is correct.
» Explain it
The sentence here talks about entrepreneurs spotting and working on an opportunity. Here, the need for tracking the status of mails gave birth to the innovative tracking features.

Stunt means trick and is irrelevant.

The best fit hers is option D- capitalize which means to take advantage of a situation.
Hence option D is correct.