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English Language: Miscellany for IBPS/NICL AO

Directions (Q. 1-5): Read each sentence to 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 number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is 5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
  1. 1) There is a growing buzz that Vahanvati is / 2) seeking a suitable diplomatic assignment in abroad / 3) or a berth in / 4) the Rajya Sabha in good time. / 5) No error
  2. 1) The Indian Space Research Organisation mission to / 2) the mysterious red planet is an ambitious attempt / 3) to demonstrate its technological capability / 4) to conduct a deep space mission. / 5) No error
  3. 1) The most remarkable thing about the recent cyclone, Phailin, / 2) which striked Gopalpur in Odisha on October 12 / 3) and caused widespread destruction in the coastal areas, / 4) was the minimal loss of human lives. / 5) No error
  4. 1) The growing number of clashes between officers and Jawans indicates / 2) a serious crisis in the Indian Army / 3) which has resulted from the prolong apathy / 4) of the military and political leadership. / 5) No error
  5. 1) China and Japan are locked in / 2) an acrimonious dispute over a group of small islands / 3) in East China Sea known as / 4) Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. / 5) No error


Directions (Q. 6-10): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
  • (A) On the advice of the Technical Advisory Committee on Child Labour, the government in September, 2008, notified inclusion of one Occupation and eight Processes in the list of Hazardous Occupations and Processes.
  • (B) The Act also regulates employment of children in non-hazardous occupations and processes.
  • (C) Further, on the recommendations of the Technical Advisory Committee on Child Labour, the government has shown its intention, vide notification dated 7th June 2010, to add two more occupations, viz Circus and Caring of Elephants, to the Schedule listing to occupations where employment of children is prohibited.
  • (D) As per the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, employment of children below the age of 14 years is prohibited in notified hazardous occupations and processes.
  • (E) Some of the important prohibited occupations and processes are carpet weaving, building and construction work, brick kilns, production of hosiery goods etc.
  • (F) There are at present 16 hazardous occupations and 65 processes, where employment of children is prohibited.

6. Which of the following would be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) F
2) A
3) B
4) C
5) D

7. Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) E
2) D
3) C
4) B
5) A

8. Which of the following would be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
1) B
2) A
3) F
4) E
5) D

9. Which of the following would be the LAST (SIXTH) sentence after rearrangement?
1) B
2) C
3) D
4) E
5) F

10. Which of the following would be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) E
2) F
3) A
4) B
5) C

Answers:

  1. 2; Delete ‘in’
  2. 1; Replace ‘organisation’ with ‘organisation’s’
  3. 2; Replace ‘stricked’ with ‘struck’
  4. 3; Replace ‘prolong’ with ‘prolonged’
  5. 3; Place ‘the’ before ‘East’
  6. 5; DBFEAC
  7. 4
  8. 3
  9. 2
  10. 1
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