Dear  Bankersdaily Aspirant,

The Start of the new season has flourished and we hope this year will provide you with the best results through your hard word and determination. The previous year ended with the Specialist Officer Exam and since this Clerk notification came in the previous year , this exam pertains to the year 2017, even though the mains exam happen in a different year. English Language being the most difficult section to crack in the recent exams, your preparations should have a dedicated one for this particular section. Also these questions and the topics which are being asked will help you to crack the IBPS CLERK MAINS EXAM 2017. Today solve some New Pattern Error Spotting Questions which will be useful for your Mains Preparation.

As you all know the difficulty level of the exams that happened in the recent days are in a different level and one needs to constantly prepare to ace the exam and to achieve their dreams. The level of difficulty increases for each exam and there is no turning back for the easier level questions (some of the exams in the lower level cadre had easier questions because, the level of the exam is exactly like that). So to crack the exam and to be the best , you have to study for the exams in an exemplary way and lot of dedication has to be put to achieve this.

We have been providing Exam Planners for various exams and now due to constant feedback to start a new series for the IBPS CLERK MAINS EXAM 2017 which happens on 21st January, 2018 we have started a Exam study Planner to battle the IBPS CLERK MAINS EXAM 2017. Since the struggle for the final place in the list of selected needs bigger preparations, we hope this will help you to achieve the same. We have also provided Quantitative Aptitude , Reasoning Ability, English Language , Current Affairs and Static GK in the planner, so that this will be helpful for the candidates who are preparing for the IBPS CLERK MAINS EXAM 2017.

IBPS CLERK Mains 2017 Study Planner


Time: 20 Minutes

Topic :Phrase Replacement – Old Pattern 

D.1-5): A sentence or a part of the sentence is highlighted. Four alternatives marked as (a), (b), (c) and (d) are given as substitutions for the highlighted part, one of which will improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, choose the option “No improvement is required” i.e. (e).

Q.1) India called of surgical strikes, targeting terrorist “launch pads” along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, the Indian Army announced on Thursday.

a) blew up

b) carried out

c) broke down

d) check out

e) No improvement is required.

Q.2) Actor Manikkavasagam says people like the controversial Hollywood producer Jimmikki John are present across the world.

a) is present

b) are presented

c) are presenting

d) is presenting

e) No improvement is required.

Q.3) The CBI has arrested a senior judge of the Tis Hazari court as well as with her husband and a lawyer on allegations of accepting a bribe of Rs.4 lakh.

a) as

b) additionally

c) along

d) moreover

e) No improvement is required.

Q.4) At the begin of this month, Oxford City Council voted unanimously in favour of revoking the Freedom of Oxford granted to Suu Kyi in 1997 for her “long struggle for democracy”.

a) At the beginning

b) In the beginning

c) At the began

d) Around the beginning

e) No improvement is required.

Q.5) The Railways will be able to save an average of five lives a month, after it launched a special programme last year to prevent people dying on the tracks.

a) has been able

b) can be able

c) could able

d) was able

e) No improvement is required.

D.6-10): Which of the words/ phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below should replace the words/ phrases given in bold in the following sentences to make it meaningful and grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is and ‘No correction is required’, mark (e) as the answer.

Q.6) The telecom sector, known for fierce dissenting among sectoral players, is scorned with a fresh battle blistering between the Mukesh Ambani-led RJIL and incumbent players.

a) tumbling, opposed, exsiccating, official

b) infighting, confronted, brewing, incumbent

c) discarding, repelled, desiccating, obligatory

d) collapsing, affronted, parching, definite

e) No correction is required.

Q.7) It dissipates nationalism, which has a positive implication in the minds and hearts of the Indian people, to disburse, to divide, and to accede individual freedoms.

a) misuses, connotation, polarise, suppress

b) solecism, indication, admittance, assist

c) pervasions, association, obliterate, endure

d) dissipations, suggestion, intrigue, consent

e) No correction is required.

Q.8) A sign of mendacity on the part of the government would be a deducible attempt to resist the obstruction to overcome the progressive disadvantage in the Rajya Sabha .

a) probity, inferable, interruption, digital

b) veracity, palpable, repulsion, integral

c) impartiality, evincible, prevention, dynamic

d) sincerity, demonstrable, temptation, numerical

e) No correction is required.

Q.9) The act of visible tinkering in this newspaper is a errand to make the documentation less appropriate and more irresolute.

a) enhancing, need, competent, uncertain

b) rectifying, guarantee, adequate, vague

c) mending, commitment, inadequate, dependable

d) reviving, requisite, potent, dubious

e) No correction is required.

Q.10) In nearly eight years in office, Mr Obama has sought to reshape the nation with a sweeping assertion of executive authority and a canon of regulations that has inserted the U.S. government more deeply into American life.

a) revamp, exhausting, chaos, most surely

b) mutate, specific, confusion, mostly moving

c) renovate, ranging, discredit, added intensely

d) amend, narrow, spurning, further acutely

e) No correction is required.

D.11-15): Which of the words/ phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below should replace the words/ phrases given in bold in the following sentences to make it meaningful and grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is and ‘No improvement is required’, mark (e) as the answer.

Q.11) India’s benchmark equity schedule fall their lowest levels in 20 months as concerns about a global economic slowdown slumped to commodity prices and a weakening rupee prompted investors to sell shares.

a) index fall to, bad slumping, guided

b) indices fall, slumping into, maintained

c) index fall into, slumped amid, shared

d) indices fell to, amid slumping, spurred

e) No improvement is required.

Q.12) Confidence about near-term sales development among chief executives around the world has fallen to its lowest level in six years as China’s economic engine slows and a decrease in oil prices signals deep unease about the global outlook.

a) growth among, has fallen, slump in

b) height between, had fall, deep decrease in

c) among the, was fallen, light decrease in

d) progress among, had fall, deep slump of

e) No improvement is required.

Q.13) The exhibition offers a rare case to peek into Gujral’s life and understand his works as analogy to his experiences and the influences on him during his tenure as an artist.

a) situation to, context to, practice

b) opportunity to, a parallel to, training

c) context to, consolidate to, period

d) case to, analogy for, failure

e) No improvement is required.

Q.14) The survey also pointed out how most commuters in the city were concerned about the increasing pollution and were interested in trying cleaner alternatives.

a) noted that, was concerning, had progressed

b) mentioned as, were considered, a curiosity

c) point out, are considered, has deals

d) shows that, are mentioned, were decaled

e) No improvement is required.

Q.15) Police are worried about vehicles with beacons was used in the past to gain easy access to a target and carried out terror attacks, including the Parliament and Pathankot attacks.

a) annoyed, had been used, carrying out

b) worrying in, were used, carried by

c) scared about, are used, carried out

d) worried as, have been used, carry out

e) No improvement is required.

D.16-20): Which of the words/ phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below should replace the words/ phrases given in bold in the following sentences to make it meaningful and grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is and ‘No correction is required’, mark (e) as the answer.

Q.16) The CREDAI delegates attending the meeting debated the changing dynamics and opportunities in the Indian real estate market as well as the opportunities in Britain.

a) attended the meeting debated

b) attending the meeting debating

c) attending the meet debated

d) attended by the meeting debated

e) No improvement is required.

Q.17) Dr. Fidel said inclusive growth could be attained only through exclusive education.

a) Inclusive

b) Excluded

c) Included

d) Exempted

e) No improvement is required.

Q.18) The government’s effort by bring transparency in bullion trading by making large cash transactions illegal and mandating tax code for such deals is also helping the company.

a) afford by brought

b) affords for bringing

c) efforts to bring

d) effort to brought

e) No improvement is required.

Q.19) Wholesale-based prices have edged up in the month of July on back of sharp increased note in vegetable prices.

a) back in sharp increased notes

b) back of sharps increase noted

c) back of sharp increase noted

d) backed of sharp increasing noted

e) No improvement is required.

Q.20) a) Goods export rise of the twelfth consecutive month with shipments in July registering a 3.94% year-on-year growth to $22.5 billion.

a) rises of

b) rose for

c) risen for

d) rising by

e) No improvement is required.

Check the answers for the above questions from the below list. Alternately, you can share the scores of this quiz in the comments section , so that you can check the relevance of others scores too.

Answer Key:

1) b

2) e

3) c

4) a

5) a

6) b

7) a

8) d

9) c

10) e

11) d

12) a

13) b

14) e

15) d

16) e

17) a

18) c

19) c

20) b

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