AFCAT Cloze Test Practice Questions with Answers 2023

There are given some Cloze test Questions for practice, especially for those students who are preparing for AFCAT 2023. Answers are given for reference.

Cloze Test for AFCAT

Directions: In each of the following passages, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against every four words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word for each blank.

PASSAGE 01


Childhood is a time when there are …(1)… responsibilities to make life difficult. If a child …(2)… good parents, he is fed, looked …(3)… and loved, whatever he may do. It is improbable that he will ever again in his live …(4)… given so much without having to do anything …(5)… return.


  • 01. (a) many (b) little (c) few (d) more
  • 02. (a) had (b) have (c) has (d) will have
  • 03. (a) up (b) at (c) after (d) around
  • 04. (a) is (b) has (c) are (d) be
  • 05. (a) or (b) in (c) as (d) of

PASSAGE 02


Without water …(1)… animal can survive. In desert regions the greatest …(2)… to life is drying up. But many creatures are able to make use of …(3)… little water that exists in arid areas. One of nature’s masterpieces …(4)… creatures equipped to …(5)… with desert life is the hardy camel.


  • 01. (a) every (b) no (c) any (d) desert
  • 02. (a) warning (b) worry (c) requirement (d) threat
  • 03. (a) what (b) the (c) very (d) that
  • 04. (a) for (b) about (c) among (d) with
  • 05. (a) live (b) resist (c) bear (d) cope

PASSAGE 03


The …(1)… age is the age of machines. From the …(2)… the Industrial Revolution began in Europe, man’s life has been changing …(3)… many ways. At first the change was …(4)… but later there was an increase in the rate. Now machines have become …(5)… of our daily lives.


  • 01. (a) modern (b) new (c) civilized (d) present
  • 02. (a) birth (b) time (c) beginning (d) start
  • 03. (a) into (b) to (c) in (d) with
  • 04. (a) slow (b) steady (c) fast (d) stagnant
  • 05. (a) component (b) part (c) necessity (d) support

PASSAGE 04


Delhi …(1)… the capital of India. People from all parts of the country and the world …(2)… to Delhi. There …(3)… many historical buildings. People …(4)… the Rajghat, Shantivan and Vijayghat. We visited Delhi last year …(5)… our cousins.


  • 01. (a) was (b) are (c) is (d) were
  • 02. (a) came (b) cames (c) come (d) coming
  • 03. (a) has (b) were (c) is (d) are
  • 04. (a) visit (b) visited (c) visiting (d) visits
  • 05. (a) for (b) on (c) of (d) with

PASSAGE 05


The very name ‘Sundarbans’ conjures up mysterious images of unending creeks, meandering rivers, …(1)… marshes and swamps covered with …(2)… forests. The wonder of nature, the mangrove, acts as a natural …(3)… against the tidal waves and cyclones that …(4)… this delta and wash away huge tracts of land …(5)… human life and flora and fauna.


  • 01. (a) arduous (b) menacing (c) tiresome (d) fearing
  • 02. (a) accessible (b) penetrable (c) impenetrable (d) impossible
  • 03. (a) safeguard (b) mountain (c) dike (d) dam
  • 04. (a) ravish (b) ravage (c) restore (d) rescue
  • 05. (a) disregarding (b) resisting (c) endangering (d) encouraging

PASSAGE 06


There are a number of …(1)… reasons not to travel by a public transport. There is the …(2)… of the time-table. Then, there are …(3)… about getting a seat, waiting at bus-stops and so on. yet, there are deeper reasons why many of us …(4)… away from public transport. Each of us has our own set of …(5)… and opinions against public transport.


  • 01. (a) vague (b) valid (c) varying (d) forbidden
  • 02. (a) atrocity (b) rigidity (c) cupidity (d) ferocity
  • 03. (a) concern (b) obstructions (c) delights (d) concerns
  • 04. (a) struggle (b) gets (c) shy (d) get
  • 05. (a) prejudices (b) principles (c) understanding (d) frustration

PASSAGE 07


One fine morning a …(1)… man knocked at the doors of the home for the aged run by nuns. He told the nun in charge that as he was …(2)… to Delhi, he wanted to leave his servant-maid to the …(3)… of the nuns. He assured the nun of sending some money every month …(4)… she was an orphan. The nun …(5)… her saying that she had got an excellent master.


  • 01. (a) nice (b) good (c) gentle (d) bad
  • 02. (a) changed (b) transferred (c) moved (d) shifted
  • 03. (a) custody (b) protection (c) care (d) home
  • 04. (a) though (b) if (c) because (d) and
  • 05. (a) consoled (b) hate (c) loved (d) praised

PASSAGE 08


When I go into stranger’s library I …(1)… round 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.


  • 01. (a) wonder (b) run (c) look (d) wander
  • 02. (a) secret (b) mystery (c) key (d) solution
  • 03. (a) characterless (b) bleak (c) unlucky (d) bad
  • 04. (a) had (b) has (c) have (d) has had
  • 05. (a) reason (b) question (c) issue (d) cause

PASSAGE 09


The much-awaited New Year is finally here. While you might have made …… (1) to exercise daily, read 20 books before the year ends, splurge less on clothes or learn to ……(2) a musical instrument, but have you spared a thought about your …… (3) life? In case, you are still figuring out what all you can do to climb up the corporate ladder in 2020, we have got you covered. We have compiled a list of six small changes that can make a huge …… (4) in your career. Apart from increasing your daily productivity and managing the stress levels at workplace, these …… (5) would also help you to …… (6) a better work-life balance.


  • 01. (a) plans (b) reports (c) expenses (d) resolutions
  • 02. (a) play (b) make (c) teach (d) perform
  • 03. (a) personal (b) professional (c) economical (d) social
  • 04. (a) gap (b) difference (c) deviation (d) profit
  • 05. (a) circumstances (b) habits (c) paths (d) goals
  • 06. (a) gain (b) find (c) maintain (d) achieve

PASSAGE 10


Any regular viewer of programmes on the television will certainly have some reservations about commercial. When television shows are …(1)… good, the commercials that …(2)… them are a disgrace. One of the many bad …(3)… of commercials is their loudness. They seem to be …(4)… as loud as the programme and the viewer is almost …(5)… when they come on. Any attempt …(6)… conversation during commercials is futile. Commercials also take up too much time and are repeated too often.


  • 01. (a) reasonably (b) rationally (c) unreasonably (d) irrationally
  • 02. (a) join (b) accommodate (c) accompany (d) admit
  • 03. (a) features (b) feature (c) property (d) mark
  • 04. (a) two (b) pair (c) twice (d) double
  • 05. (a) deafening (b) blind (c) deafened (d) deaf
  • 06. (a) on (b) in (c) to (d) at

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Answers

Passage 011 (c) 2 (c) 3 (c) 4 (d) 5 (b)
Passage 021 (b) 2 (d) 3 (b) 4 (c) 5 (d)
Passage 031 (a) 2 (b) 3 (c) 4 (a) 5 (b)
Passage 041 (c) 2 (c) 3 (d) 4 (a) 5 (d)
Passage 051 (b) 2 (c) 3 (a) 4 (b) 5 (c)
Passage 061 (b) 2 (b) 3 (d) 4 (c) 5 (a)
Passage 071 (c) 2 (b) 3 (a) 4 (c) 5 (a)
Passage 081 (c) 2 (c) 3 (b) 4 (b) 5 (b)
Passage 091 (d) 2 (a) 3 (b) 4 (b) 5 (b) 6 (d)
Passage 101 (a) 2 (c) 3 (a) 4 (c) 5 (c) 6 (d)

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