Must Do Error Deduction for IBPS PO/RRB

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Must Do Error Deduction for IBPS PO/RRB

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) Reports that India is actively considering Pakistan / 2) proposals for a resumption of / 3) the formal dialogue between the two / 4) countries are welcome. / 5) No error

2. 1) Durga Nagpal, posted as SDM, had impounded / 2) several trucks engaged in / 3) illegal quarrying and registered / 4) over twenty FIR. / 5) No error

3. 1) India’s financial system has developed considerably / 2) since 1990s and has weathered / 3) the global crisis better than / 4) a number of other countries. / 5) No error

4. 1) The ostensible reason for the ordinance issued / 2) by the Central Government was to end up an / 3) unseemly dispute between the two / 4) financial sector regulators – the SEBI and the IRDA. / 5) No error

5. 1) The Union sports ministry has appealed to / 2) the International Hockey Federation to allow India’s participation / 3) in tournaments held under the / 4) aegis of the world body. / 5) No error

6. 1) If we had Prajakta / 2) with us we would / 3) have finished the job / 4) in just three hours. / 5) No error

7. 1) They were still talking / 2) about what they should / 3) do when they heard the / 4) people shouting for help. / 5) No error

8. 1) The practice of surrogacy will now become / 2) socially more acceptable and popular in couples / 3) who are unable to have children in / 4) a natural way because of medical complications. / 5) No error

9. 1) But after doing what / 2) he did, he had better / 3) not shown his face / 4) here, said the culprit’s neighbour. / 5) No error

10. 1) The practice of bribe / 2) has become an integral part /3) of our lives, / 4) almost an accepted phenomenon. / 5) No error

Answers:

  1. 1; Replace ‘Pakistan’ with ‘Pakistan’s’
  2. 4; Replace ‘FIR’ with ‘FIRs’
  3. 2; Add ‘the’ before ‘1990s’
  4. 2; Replace ‘end up’ with ‘end’
  5. 5
  6. 1; Replace ‘had Prajakta’ with ‘had had Prajakta’
  7. 5
  8. 2; Replace ‘in’ with ‘among’
  9. 3; Replace ‘shown’ with ‘show’ because ‘had better’ is followed by the infinitive without ‘to’.
  10. 1; Replace ‘bribe’ with ‘bribery’

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