English: Error Spotting for NABARD, IBPS RRB exams – Set 150(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. India’s apparel exports have dropped about four per cent to
    b. $16.7 billion in 2017-18. This is alarming, as this is the first reversal after years of relatively
    c. steady 7-8 per cent growth and more so as apparel exports
    d. still account for around 15 per cent of Indias total exports.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only a & c
    Only a & d
    No Error
    Option A
    c. Put (comma) after growth
    d. Indias = India’s

     

  2. a. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may have reassuring words on the
    b. current cash shortage in the parts of the country — he says it’s temporary and
    c. is being tackled quickly — but for a people scarred by
    d. the experience of 17 months ago during demonetisation, it is deja vu all over again.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only a & c
    Only a & d
    No Error
    Option C
    b. in the parts = in parts
    d. experience of 17 months = experience 17 months

     

  3. a. The India Meteorological Department’s (IMD’s) forecast of a third consecutive normal
    b. monsoon has been cheered by economists, commentator and market players.
    c. Yes, the forecast is positive, with the IMD expecting the south-west monsoon rainfall for
    d. 2018 at 97 per cent of the long-period average (LPA) and pegging the probability of normal to excess rains at 56 per cent.

    Only a & d
    Only b & c
    Only a & c
    Only d
    No Error
    Option A
    b. commentator = commentators (parallel str.)
    c. the IMD = IMD

     

  4. a. By naming India as one among six countries whose currencies need to be ‘watched’,
    b. the US has sent out a disturbing signal that it will do what it takes to curb
    c. its $800 billion-plus trade deficit with the entire world,
    d. of which China alone accounts for $375 billion.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only a & c
    Only a & d
    No Error
    Option E

     

  5. a. What was to be a catastrophic quarter for banks could well turn out
    b. to be a comforting one, thanks to the dispensations that the RBI
    c. has ungrudgingly handed out for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.
    d. After allowing banks to stagger the recognition of large mark-to-market losses on their bond portfolios, the RBI relaxed certain provisioning norms for the March quarter.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only a & c
    Only a & d
    No Error
    Option E

     

  6. a. Time was when Tamil Nadu was known as a peaceful State
    b. that was industry-friendly irrespective of which of the two Dravidian parties were in power.
    c. Today, the State has acquired notouriety as a land of protests,
    d. especially against industry and development.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only a & c
    Only a & d
    No Error
    Option D
    b. were = was
    c. notouriety = notoriety

     

  7. a. Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional hearing
    b. has failed to address concerns of millions of Indian users who are still in the dark
    c. about how their data was misused and by whom. Zuckerberg did not make some attempt to assure
    d. Indian Facebook users that their data will be safeguarded in the future, either during the hearing or elsewhere.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    All except c
    Only d
    No Error
    Option C
    c. some = any (sentence is negative)

     

  8. a. Even as start-ups and their investors fret over the levy of angel tax on equity infusions,
    b. the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has come up with yet another googly to
    c. complicate their lives. In its latest set of Income Tax Return forms for 2018-19,
    d. it has called for individual investors to disclose the excess consideration, if any, received from the sale of unquoted shares over and above their ‘fair market value’.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    All except c
    Only d
    No Error
    Option E

     

  9. a. The four-day DefExpo India in Chennai expects to ambitioiusly position India
    b. as an emerging defence manufacturing hub in the world,
    c. brand India as an exporter of defence systems and components
    d. and showcase strength of the country’s public sector.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    All except c
    Only d
    No Error
    Option B
    a. ambitioiusly = ambitiously
    d. strength = strengths (public sector is a plural body lile it incliudes public goods and governmental services such as the military, police, infrastructure etc.)

     

  10. a. In view of conflicting rules by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT),
    b. numerous appeals, and the ongoing tusles under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC),
    c. the Insolvency Law Committee that were tasked to assess the operational
    d. and interpretational issues in the Code has hit the right note.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    All except c
    Only d
    No Error
    Option D
    a. rules(one of a set of explicit or understood regulations or principles governing conduct or procedure within a particular area of activity. ) = rulings (an authoritative decision or pronouncement)
    b. tusles = tussles
    c. were = was (Insolvency Law Committee) = singular body

     


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