English Quiz (Spotting Errors) for IBPS CLERK PRELIMS | 5th November 2018

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Directions (1-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (e). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any)

Q1. This is turned out to be (a)/ one of our most successful projects (b)/ and we have made quite (c)/ a large profit from it. (d)/ No error (e)

Q2. A non-banking financial company is a (a)/ financial institution similarly to a bank (b)/ but it cannot issue (c)/cheque books to customers. (d)/ No error (e)

Q3. The scheme which will be launched (a)/ during the next 2 years (b)/ require an additional investment (c)/ of one hundred crores. (d)/ No error (e)

Q4. Road developers unable (a)/ to complete their projects (b)/ on time will not be (c)/ awarded new ones. (d)/ No error (e)

Q5. The data shows that (a)/ the unemployment rate has (b)/ raised to 6.1% (c)/ the highest ever in 5 years. (d)/ No error (e)

Q6. Wheat productions in the region (a)/ will fall drastically (b)/ unless we do anything (c)/ to stop climate change. (d)/ No error (e)

Q7. In order to expand, the company (a)/ plans to transform from a (b)/ family based business into (c)/ a professional managed one. (d)/ No error (e)

Q8. Amit started a small (a)/ construction business two years ago (b)/ when the country is (c)/ enjoying a construction boom. (d)/ No error (e)

Q9. All your attempts (a)/ are daring (b)/ but this one is certainly (c)/ the more daring (d)/ No error (e).

Q10. Changed social setting (a)/ demands the schools to teach (b)/ moral and social values (c)/ among with the academic skills. (d)/No error (e)


  1. Ans.(a)

Use ‘has’ in place of ‘is’ because the effect of a past action is there on the present.

e.g. She has to do it when she comes back.

  1. Ans.(b)

‘Similarly’ should be replaced by the word ‘similar’ to make the syntax correct.

e.g. A bank is not similar to a post office in the operation.

  1. Ans.(c)

The subject of the sentence is ‘scheme’ which is a singular noun and therefore verb should agree with singular number. Hence, ‘requires’ should be used.

e.g. The company requires skilled manpower.

  1. Ans.(e)

No error.

  1. Ans.(c)

Expression should read out as ‘raised by ………’ to make the syntax correct.

e.g. The literacy rate has increased by 23 % in the last 5 years.

  1. Ans.(c)

‘Anything ‘ should be replaced by the word ‘something’ as double negatives are to be avoided.

e.g. The situation is not going to change unless we act fast.

  1. Ans.(d)

‘Professional’ should be replaced by the word ‘professionally’ to make the syntax correct

e.g. He is a racer who is professionally trained.

  1. Ans.(c)

The principal clause is in past tense so the next clause should also be in past tense. Hence, ‘is’ should be replaced by ‘was’.

e.g. She started a boutique a month ago when she was crazed about fashion.

  1. Ans.(b)

Use ‘most’ in place of ‘more’.

  1. Ans.(d) ‘Among with’ is a wrong usage. we should use ‘along with’ instead.

e.g. The boy along with his mother went to the temple.


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