IBPS CLERK Mains 2018 – 10 Days Study Planner – English -Day 9

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IBPS CLERK Mains Exam 2018 is coming fast than you think and there are only less days to make your preparation fruitful. The preparation strategy must be fixed in such a way that the actual ones will help to score more marks in the IBPS CLERK mains Exam 2018.

The IBSP CLERK Mains Exam 2018 is scheduled to happen on 20th December 2019.

The key to score more marks lies in scoring in the General Awareness, banking Awareness and English Section. So, one needs to be preparing in such a way that, the aspirant must get maximum marks in the above said section. Practising is the key to score in these topics and aspirants must read at least 6 months Current Affairs to crack the General Awareness Section and Banking Awareness Section.

We have started the IBPS CLERK Mains Exam 2018 – Planner where we are providing practice questions from the above topics which will help the aspirants to increase the solving ability and to learn new questions.

We have also included the New pattern Questions which have been asked in the recent exams like SBI Clerk, IBPS RRB Assistant and others. This will assist the aspirants in analyzing the type of questions and to know the nuances of attending the Different type of questions.

  • Section : English Language
  • Total Questions: 20
  • Total Timing: 15 Minutes

D.1-20) A sentence is shown in four parts marked as (a), (b), (c) and (d) in each question. Read the sentences carefully and select the part which is grammatically wrong. If every part in the sentence is grammatically correct then, choose ‘No error’ (e) as the answer.

Q.1) HBO’s medieval fantasy series have (a)/ led the nominations for the Emmy Awards (b)/ but streaming service (c)/ Netflix knocked HBO off its 17-year pedestal as the network with the most nods. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.2) This Police is planning the biggest mobilisation (a)/ of officers since the 2011 riots as thousands of people (b)/ in the UK prepare to protest against (c)/ the arrival of Donald Trump this week. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.3) More people are reading (a)/ the Guardian than ever (b)/ but advertising revenues across (c)/ the media is falling fast. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.4) Fuel prices have been revising upwards (a)/ every day since May 14 in Chennai (b)/ while daily revisions have been in place (c)/ for almost a year in many countries. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.5) Mr. Abraham said that (a)/ whomever was responsible (b)/ for the Beas incident (c)/ would not be spared at any cost. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.6) The large number of dead Bass fish was found (a)/ floating in the Beas a few (b)/ days ago after molasses from (c)/ the sugar factory leaked into the river. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.7) Asserted that time has come for the youth to (a)/ focus on what they can do for the country, (b)/ Benjamin said it was a matter of grave concern (c)/ that almost all Asian countries are way ahead of India. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.8) Fever clinics and special wards (a)/ will be set up in private and government hospitals (b)/ and a seven-members task force (c)/ has been formed to monitor the activities. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.9) Democracy is in danger and likeminded people needed (a)/ to join hands to save it,” he said, cautioning (b)/ that once the democratic institutions (c)/ are trampled upon, it takes a long time to restore them. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.10) The Doctors at the AIIMS (a)/ reported that the boy, Manish, were rushed (b)/ to PGIMER, Chandigarh, where he died (c)/ due to excessive bleeding. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.11) Of the total number of staffs sanctioned (a)/ for these three posts, which add up to (b)/ 233, only 123 are currently occupied (c)/ and the most significant number of vacancies, at 444, is that of firemen. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.12) On a recent interview (a)/ at Cannes, Mr. Doofensmith ruled out (b)/ leaving the party, say he did not (c)/ join the IBC to quit. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.13) When the lights went on in Birgaon (a)/ for the first time on a winter chilly (b)/ evening late last December, it allowed the government (c)/ to announce in April this year that every village in India now had electricity. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.14) When a judge is pressed for time, (a)/ not only does the quality of adjudication (b)/ suffer but it also means that several cases (c)/ will inevitably go unheard. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.15) The uncertainty around which cases (a)/ will come up for hearing means (b)/ neither judges nor lawyers (c)/ can plan its preparation. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.16) The State Bank of India is hopeful of a turnaround this year (a)/ after a jump in provisions for bond losses (b)/ and bad loans pushed it to its largest-ever quarter loss (c)/ in the fourth quarter of 2017-18. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.17) The Engineer and Entrepreneur were told that (a)/ he would be detained at the airport if he (b)/ failed to get support (c)/ from the respective embassy. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.18) Data is power and it is (a)/ power concentrated in huge companies (b)/ and Teresa’s view is that (c)/ “regulators need to have individuals’ backs. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.19) Chinese state media have unveiled a new title (a)/ for the country’s president and chancellor, Xi Jinping and Xiao Dre, calling them “commander in chiefs” (b)/ of the nation’s new joint forces battle command centre (c)/ as they seek to consolidate power over the military. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q.20) If you are the kind of person who like (a)/ to make impulsive travel plans, only to regret at leisure (b)/ when circumstances force you to cancel, you may find some relief (c)/ in the draft charter made public by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. (d)/ No error. (e)


Q.1) Subject Verb Agreement error. Replace ‘have’ by ‘has’.

  1. a) The Noun ‘Series’ can be used both as singular and plural. Here it refers to a particular tv show. So the verb following the subject (Series) should be in singular form.

Q.2) a) Pronoun and Subject Verb Agreement error. Replace ‘is’ by ‘are’.

The Noun ‘Police’ is always plural. So the correct form is either ‘These Police’ or ‘Those Police’.

Note: This, That- Singular

Those, These- Plural

Q.3) d) Subject Verb Agreement error. Replace ‘is’ by ‘are’.

The Subject ‘Advertising Revenues’ is plural, so the verb following it should also be in plural.

Q.4) a) Verb error. ‘Have been + ing’ indicates the statement is in ‘Active Form’. But the given statement has to be changed to ‘Passive Form’.

Eg: He has cheated: Subject does the action.

He has been cheated by me: The object does the action.

The subject ‘Fuel Prices’ will have to be revised by someone and cannot be done by the subject itself.

Q.5) b) Replace ‘whomever’ by ‘whoever’. Pronoun error. ‘Whomever’ is an objective pronoun and works like the pronouns him, her, and them (Give the document to whomever in the department). Whoever is a subject pronoun and works like the pronouns he, she, and they (Whoever wrote this essay should win a prize).

Q.6) e)

Note: ‘The number of’ is always followed by a ‘singular verb’.

‘A number of’ is always followed by a ‘plural verb’.

Q.7) a) Verb error. Replace ‘Asserted’ by ‘Asserting’ Here Asserting is appropriate

Q.8) c) Adjective error. Replace ‘seven-members’ by ‘seven-member’.

When a noun acts as an adjective, it always appears in singular form.

Eg: Tooth brush, Foot path

Q.9) a) Tense error. Replace ‘needed’ by ‘need’.

The sentence is in ‘Present Tense’.

Q.10) b) Subject verb Agreement error. Replace ‘were’ by ‘was’.

When we use two noun phrases next to each other in a clause, and they refer to the same person or thing, we call that apposition.

Eg: Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital , has a population of around 450,000.

Q.11) e

Q.12) c)  Replace ‘say’ by ‘saying’

Whenever a clause begins with a verb, the verb will be in ‘ing’ form.

Q.13) b) Interchange ‘winter chilly’ by ‘chilly winter’.

When an adjective and a noun are placed consecutively, the adjective that qualifies the noun, precedes the noun.

Eg: Good boy.

Boy Good – incorrect.

Q.14) e) No error

Q.15) d) Pronoun error. Replace ‘its’ by ‘their’.

Subject is in plural form (judges ,lawyers)

Q.16) c) Adjective error. Replace ‘quarter’ by ‘quarterly’. ‘Loss’ is a noun that is qualified by the adjective ‘quarterly’. ‘Quarter’ is a noun.

Q.17) a) ‘Subject Verb Agreement’ error. Replace ‘were’ by ‘was’.

If the definite article is placed only before the former, then the two nouns indicate the same person.

Q.18) e)

Data is treated as both singular and plural.

Q.19) b) ‘Compound Noun’ Error. The right form is ‘Commanders in Chief’.

Note: Media is treated as both singular and plural.

Q.20) a) Subject Verb Agreement Error. Replace ‘like’ by ‘likes’.

The Subject here is the ‘Person’.

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