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Error Detection for IBPS Clerk/RBI Assistant

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Error Detection for IBPS Clerk/RBI Assistant

Directions (Q.1-10): 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) In a country as diverse and treacherously complex / 2) as India, leadership has many / 3 / different attributes and / 4) follows different idioms. / 5) No error

2. 1) In the Lok Sabha elections, which are barely a few months away, / 2) AAP’s chances seem bleak as they come across as a party / 3) with no definite economic defence or economic policy, / 4) harping only about the anti-corruption agenda. / 5) No error

3. 1) At a Kerala Police seminar on empowerment of policewomen, / 2) Kiran Bedi urged the audience to help bring BJP to power / 3) and not vote for AAP as it would only help Congress / 4) gain backdoor entry to power. / 5) No error

4. 1) Berger India has been maintained / 2) a consistent track record of being the fastest growing / 3) in terms of profit growth, year on year, / 4) for the past three years. / 5) No error

5. 1) Ramani says that while she loved the sense of power / 2) that came with being a minister’s wife, / 3) Sunanda had begun yearning for the glamorous / 4) life she was in Dubai before she met Tharoor. / 5) No error

6. 1) An international team of scientists successfully developed / 2) a new topological insulator which exhibits / 3 / many topological effects that have / 4) not seen experimentally before. / 5) No error

7. 1) The recent discovery of ancient artifacts / 2) deep in the heart of Sunderban in West Bengal / 3) indicates that the region has human habitation / 4) as early as the third century BCE. / 5) No error

8. 1) The very definition of a classic implies the recognition / 2) that it speaks to all ages, despite the complex ways / 3) in which it relates to and reflects / 4) the specific circumstances of the world in which it originates. / 5) No error

9. 1) Ujjaini was long a centre of learning and intellectual activity; / 2) an observatory had been built fairly early in its history / 3) and the prime meridian passed from the city, / 4) making Ujjaini the Greenwich of ancient India. / 5) No error

10. 1) Hopes for an end to the conflict in Syria are high / 2) as the Geneva peace talks are announced / 3) and the US decides to abort war plans / 4) after investigations find that the rebels used sarin. / 5) No error

Answers:

  1. 5
  2.  4; Replace ‘about’ with ‘on’
  3. 3; Insert ‘the’ before ‘Congress’
  4. 1; Delete ‘been’
  5. 4; Replace ‘was’ with ‘had’
  6. 4; Add ‘been’ after ‘not’
  7. 3; Replace ‘has’ with ‘had’
  8. 4; Replace ‘originates’ with ‘originated’
  9. 3; Replace ‘from’ with ‘through’
  10. 5
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