English: Error Spotting for NABARD, IBPS RRB exams – Set 149(New pattern)

In each of the following questions there are sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage (including spelling, punctuation and logical consistency). Then, choose the most appropriate option.

  1. a. Nine months after the Union Cabinet’s in-principle nod for offloding the government’s stake in Air India,
    b. the ball has finally been set rolling into privatise the bleeding airline.
    c. A preliminary information memorandum was unveiled last week
    d. by the Civil Aviation Ministry for prospective bidders.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & d
    All except d
    No Correction Required
    Option C
    a. offloding = offloading
    b. rolling into = rolling to(into shows movement/motion whereas “to ” shows direction)

     

  2. a. Nearly two months after its drubbing in the local government polls, Sri Lanka’s ruling
    b. alliance continues to be under enormous uncertainty, and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe now faces a no-confidence motion.
    c. Initiated by the “Joint Opposition”, a loose coalition of legislators supporting
    d. former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, it has been scheduled for a marathon 12-hour session in Parliament on April 4, to be followed by a vote.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & d
    All except d
    No Correction Required
    Option E

     

  3. a. It is unfortunate that the Cauvery dispute is once again before the Supreme Court,
    b. barely weeks after the final vredict.
    c. The Centre is yet to blame for the dispute
    d. going into another round of litigation.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & d
    Both a & d
    No Correction Required
    Option D
    b. vredict = verdict
    c. omit yet before “to blame”

     

  4. a. The loss of communication between the ground station and the Indian Space Research Organisation’s
    b. latest satellite after its launch on March 29 is deeply disapponiting.
    c. ISRO’s mission aimed at place the communication satellite,
    d. GSAT-6A, in space.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & d
    Both a & d
    No Correction Required
    Option D
    b. disapponiting = disappointing
    c. aimed at = aimed to

     

  5. a. After an aborted attempt in February, the government has finally managed to
    b. successfully roll away the e-way bill system for tracking the movement of goods under
    c. the Goods and Services Tax net from April 1. No major
    d. xecution challenges have been reported by businesses so far, and the IT backbone that generates the e-way bills .

    Both a & b
    All except b
    Both b & c
    Both c & d
    No Correction Required
    Option B
    b. roll away = roll out
    To introduce or implement

     

  6. a. Protests last week along Gaza’s border with Israel, which turned violent with Israeli troops
    b. killing 18 Palestinians, were long in the making. Gaza
    c. the 225 sq km strip of land where over two million people live,
    d. has been under an Israeli blockade for over a decade

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & d
    All except d
    No Correction Required
    Option E

     

  7. a. The loss of nine lives in violent protests against the Supreme Court ruling introducing safeguards
    b. against misuse of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
    c. is tragic. Clearly, both the Centre and the State governments were
    d. caught unawared by the scale and intensity of the protests.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & d
    All except d
    No Correction Required
    Option A
    c. the Centre and the State= the Centre and State
    d. unawared = unawares

     

  8. a. The resounding defeat of a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
    b. in Sri Lanka’s parliament provides an opportunity for its bickering leaders to reassess their priorities
    c. However it may not end the prevailing political uncertainty as the three-way competition among President Maithripala Sirisena
    d. Mr. Wickremesinghe and their common rival, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, is likely to continue.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    All except c
    Both c & d
    No Correction Required
    Option C
    c. Put (,) after However

     

  9. a. The Reserve Bank of India’s policymakers have acted predicatbly in opting
    b. to keep interest rates unchanged and in retaining the ‘neutral’ stance
    c. Price stability, after all, remains the Monetary Policy Committee’s primary remit
    d. and trend line retail inflation continues to run above its medium-term target of a duarble headline inflation reading of 4%..

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & d
    All except d
    No Correction Required
    Option B
    a. predicatbly = predictably
    d. duarble = durable

     

  10. a. India’s Chandrayaan-1 mission, the country’s first effort at deep space exploration
    b. has come to a premature end. Radio contact with the lunar probe was
    c. lost 312 days after it travelled into space
    d. aboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & d
    All except d
    No Correction Required
    Option E

     


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