IBPS CLERK MAINS 2017 – ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAY 9

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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.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE – DAY 9

Time: 20 Minutes

Topic :Error spotting (New)


 D.1-5): In the following questions, each sentence is written in different structures (a), (b), (c) and (d) and has an error. Choose the option which is grammatically and structurally correct. If all the sentences are incorrect then choose ‘e’ as your answer.

Q.1)

a) The cynical manipulation of such sections of the law is bad enough.

b) The cynical manipulation for such section to the law is bad enough.

c) The cynical manipulation of such sections of the law is badly enough.

d) The cynical manipulation to such section of the law are badly enough.

e) None is correct.

Q.2)

a) Maoist action and scale of violence have steady comes down in recent years, and more so since 2010.

b) Maoist actions and scale of violence has steadily came down in recent year, and more so for 2010.

c) Maoist actions and scale of violence has steadily come down in recent years, and more so for 2010.

d) Maoist actions and scale of violence have steadily come down in recent years, and more so since 2010.

e) None is correct.

Q.3)

a) One incident take place in March this year, leading by the killing of 12 CRPF personnel, member of a roads opening party.

b) One incident took place in March this year, leading to the killing of 12 CRPF personnel, members of a road opening party.

c) One incident took place in March this year, leading to the killing of 12 CRPF personal, member of a road opening party.

d) One incident took places in March this year, lead by the killing of 12 CRPF personnel, members of a road opening party.

e) None is correct.

Q.4)

a) With the firm mandate, the government should be able to focus much on the Abenomics strategy to farther stimulate growth and demand.

b) With a firm mandate, the government should be able to focussing more on the Abenomics strategies to further stimulate growth and demand.

c) With a firm mandate, the government should be able to focus more on the Abenomics strategy to further stimulate growth and demand.

d) With the firm mandate, the government should be able to focus more on the Abenomics strategy to further stimulate growth and the demand.

e) None is correct.

Q.5)

a) The Catalan Parliament is to now meet over the coming days to respond to Madrid’s decision to impose direct rule.

b) The Catalan Parliament has to now met over the early days respond to Madrid’s decisions to impose direct rules.

c) The Catalan’s Parliament have to now meet over the coming days to respond to Madrid’s decision to impose direct rule.

d) The Catalan Parliament was to now meet over the coming days to respond to Madrid’s decision to imposed the direct rule.

e) None is correct.

D.6-10): Each sentence is divided into four parts, find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence.(The part which has been highlighted is free from error.) Below the sentence, you are provided with five options. choose the part(s) which has/have an error. If all the parts are correct, then choose ‘no error’.

Q.6)

A massive number of potholes (1)/ that has made their appearance on Bengaluru’s roads (A)/ are earning more than just people’s wrath: (B)/ they are attracting sponsorships and (C)/ manpower from private clubs and corporates. (D)

a) Only B

b) Both A and D

c) Only A

d) No error.

e) Only C

Q.7)

The case history of patients (1)/ as well as other information related to (A)/ medicine stock and hospital staff could (B)/ soon be online in (C)/ State-run medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh. (D)

a) No error.

b) Only A

c) Only D

d) Only C

e) Only B

Q.8)

Several policemen, (1)/ SFI and KSU activists (A)/ and at least four media (B)/ persons were (C)/ injured in the violence. (D)

a) Both A and B

b) Both B and A

c) No error.

d) Both D and C

e) Only C

Q.9)

The economics (1)/ of publishing newspapers (A)/ in India have hardened while (B)/ news televisions didn’t pay (C)/ for itself, he pointed out. (D)

a) Both C and D

b) Only A

c) Only D

d) No error.

e) Only B

Q.10)

The book (1)/ claimed that the first struggle for (A)/ Independence were launched by (B)/ the Hindu ‘sanyasis’ of Bengal in 1773, (C)/ not by Indian sepoys in 1857. (D)

a) Only B

b) Only D

c) Both A and C

d) No error.

e) Only C

D.11-15): In the following questions, there are four different sentences (a), (b), (c) and (d) which have an error. Among them choose the sentence which is grammatically correct. If all the sentences are incorrect then choose ‘e’ as your answer.

Q.11)

a) They envisage an old lady on the cot who must not go to sleep, as thieves would then steal the cot.

b) The festival has a rich history of humour, irreverence and creative licence that must be defend.

c) A number of segments has also been presented in comic form, for the benefit of younger audiences.

d) “India has a great tradition of artists and cultural workers whom have opposed the restriction of rights and freedom.”

e) All the above sentences are error-prone.

Q.12)

a) No wonder, even the IMF economists have acknowledged, that reform process should has a ‘human’ face.

b) In June, before sentenced, Mustafa had a cardiac arrest in jail and died.

c) One would think that listening to a seminar will made things easier.

d) Aaron Finch’s fleet-footed cover Peter Handscomb might not be rushed into the first game so soon after his arrival in India.

e) All the above sentences are error-prone.

Q.13)

a) Nevertheless, CRISIL Research expected a temporary burst in sales once subsidy got released in bulk.

b) However, despite the cost escalation, the public sector unit are convinced of its viability.

c) By the time the British completed the Mettur dam, 15 km away, in the early 1930s, the village, along with the Jalakandeswara Temple complex and the Nandi idol, were submerged.

d) One of the four men were arrested, the police said on Saturday.

e) All the above sentences are error-prone.

Q.14)

a) According to the Kerala Tourism Department, the number of tourists visiting Kerala have increased in recent years.

b) Not only the actor had been denied justice, she continued to be harassed mentally.

c) Hardly under any pressure from this rain, they coolly flash and flaunt their water-droplet pearls.

d) But so far, there is a lot of evidences that his intelligence is not AI, or that AI hasn’t already taken over the world.

e) All the above sentences are error-prone.

Q.15)

a) He is one of the fittest men on the circuit and he could be a wily player too.

b) He also wanted that at least one of the judges should recuse themselves from his cases.

c) The government have a plan to provide services from one of the new inland ports to Somaliland’s Berbera Port.

d) Constable Kumar, along with other officers, were tasked with checking vehicles under the flyover.

e) All the above sentences are error-prone.

D.16-20): Each sentence is divided into five parts, find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Below the sentence, you are provided with five options. The first three options suggest you the sequence of correct parts of the sentence. Choose the sequence which follows the correct parts of the sentence. If there is no error in the sentence, choose option (e). If none of the options follow the correct sequence, choose (d) as your option.

Q.16)

The name of Alok Mehta, party leader (A)/ and former Cooperative Minister in (B)/ the grand alliance government, (C)/ have been doing the rounds for (D)/ the post of next RJD State president. (E)

a) BCDE

b) ACDE

c) ABDE

d) None of the combinations is true.

e) No error.

Q.17)

A motorcycle-born person (A)/ was killed when a truck carrying (B)/ oranges overturned on him (C)/ near Patna Kaimur district on (D)/ Monday morning, an official said. (E)

a) BCDE

b) ACDE

c) ABDE

d) None of the combinations is true.

e) No error.

Q.18)

The woman hailing from Shajapur (A)/ district died for treatment at (B)/ a private hospital where she was (C)/ admitted 10 days ago, Asha, (D)/ district in-charge of the IDSP, said. (E)

a) ACDE

b) BCDE

c) ABCD

d) None of the combinations is true.

e) No error.

Q.19)

Mr. Javadekar had first made the announcement (A)/ on Sunday here at a function to mark (B)/ the bicentenary of the Paika rebellion, and added (C)/ that the Centre has allocated ₹200 crore (D)/ for commemorating it on the country. (E)

a) ACDE

b) ABDE

c) ABCD

d) None of the combinations is true.

e) No error.

Q.20)

In the last two months, (A)/ the Maoists have been (B)/ active in the Agency area (C)/ and involved in a (D)/ number of incident. (E)

a) BCDE

b) ABCD

c) ABCE

d) None of the combinations is true.

e) No error.


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Answer Key:

1) a

2) d

3) b

4) c

5) a

6) c) Replace ‘has’ by have’; Here, the highlighted subject is plural, so takes plural verb.

7) a) No error.

8) c) No error.

9) e) Replace ‘have’ by ‘has’; Some nouns plural in form but take singular verb.

10) a) Replace ‘were’ by ‘was’; Here, ‘the book’ is singular subject.

11) a

b) Replace ‘defend’ by ‘defended’. ‘Modal + be’ form is followed by either past participle or continuous form of verb.

c) Replace ‘has’ by ‘have’. “a number of” is followed by plural verb.

d) Replace ‘whom’ by ‘who’ ‘who’ is subjective case pronoun ‘whom’ is objective case pronoun.

12) d

a) Replace ‘has’ by ‘have’. Modals are followed by ‘have’ not by has/had

b) Replace ‘sentenced’ by ‘sentencing’. The verb next to the preposition will take ‘ing’ form.

c) Replace ‘made’ by ‘make’. After modals only base form of verb is used.

13) a

b) Replace ‘are’ by ‘is’ .singular subject(public sector unit) – followed by a singular verb(is).

c) Replace ‘were’ by ‘was’. When phrases like ‘as well as’, ‘along with’ ‘in addition to’ are used, the verb agrees with the first subject.

d) Replace ‘were’ by ‘was’. “one of the” is followed by a singular verb.

14) c – is the answer

a) Replace ‘have’ by ‘has’. “the number of” followed by a singular verb.

b) Interchange ‘the actor’ and ‘had’. When the statement begins with – No sooner, Scarcely, Hardly, Not only. Subject – verb inversion takes place.

d) Replace ‘evidences’ before ‘evidence’. There is no plural form for ‘evidence’.

15) a – is the answer.

b) Replace ‘themselves’ by ‘himself’.

c) Replace ‘have’ by ‘has’. Certain nouns, especially of the collective category, are used as singular when they specify a unit. E.g. Public, team, committee, government.

d) Replace ‘were’ by ‘was’. The words like along with, in addition to, together with etc. the verb agrees with the first subject.

16) d) Replace ‘have’ by ‘has’; The subject ‘the name’ is singular.

17) a) Replace ‘born’ by ‘borne’; Borne- carried or moved by a particular thing; born- having started life in a particular way.

18) a) Replace ‘for’ by ‘during’; During- throughout the course or duration of (a period of time).

19) c) Replace ‘on’ by ‘across’; Across-  from one side to the other of something with clear limits, such as an area of land, a road, or a river;

20) b) Replace ‘incident’ by ‘incidents’; ‘a number of’ is followed by plural noun.


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