English: Error Spotting for IPPB, IBPS Clerk exams – Set 62 (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. Interconnection between telecom operatrs has been the cause of much disputes
    b. as the sector was opened up to the private sector. Although various regulations
    c. make it clear that interconnection is both necessary and mandatory, the rules
    d. are not strong enough to prevent some incumbent operators from using them as a tool to delay or block competition.

    Only a
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only d & c
    All are correct
    Option D
    a. operatrs = operators; much = many(Use ‘Much’ with uncountable nouns and many with countables)
    b. as = since(As is a conjunction and an adverb and is used before a clause, another adverb or a clause beginning with a preposition)

     

  2. a. TRAI has dropped the idea of setting up a coordination commitee to resolve issues that
    b. may crop up between operators even when formal interconnection agreements exist
    c. among them. Under the existing rules
    d. operators can approach TRAI and the Telecom Dispute Settlement Appellate Tribunal.

    Only a
    Only b & d
    Only a & c
    Only d
    All are correct
    Option B
    a. commitee = committee
    c. among = between(Between is used when naming distinct, individual items)

     

  3. a. The Centre is reportedly planning to bring a regulatory framework for crypto currencies in
    b. the forthcoming Union Budget. This should clean the air on the status of such digital
    c. currencies and how they will be tax. Meanwhile, here is a look at how transactions
    d. in cryptocurrencies, mainly bitcoin, may be taxed under various scenarios.

    Only a
    Only b
    Only c
    Only d
    All are correct
    Option D
    a. bring = bring in( is a phrasal verb which means to use the skills of a particular group or person)
    b. clean = clear(clear the air is a phrase) c. tax = taxed(will be is followed by v3)

     

  4. a. Bitcoins could be deemed a capital asset if they are purchased for investment. Any gain
    b. arising on transfer of a bitcoin shall be taxable as capital gain. However, if the transactions in
    c. bitcoins are substantial and frequent, it could be held that the taxpayer is trading in bitcoins,
    d. and the income would be taxable as business income.

    Only a & b
    All except d
    All a, b & d
    Only c & d
    All are correct
    Option E

     

  5. a. In the bitcoin mining process, individuals process the transactions and secures the
    b. network by using specialised hardware. In exchange, they are awarded new bitcoins. In
    c. other words, the bitcoin is a consideration awarded to individuals in lieu of their service to
    d. secure the network. Therefore bitcoin miners may be requird to pay GST on the fair market value of the bitcoin at 18 per cent.

    Only a & d
    All a, c & d
    Only b
    Only b & d
    All are correct
    Option C
    a. secures = secure
    c. service = services
    d. Therefore(,)

     

  6. a. Over the last 15 years, Pakistan has closed its border on multiple instances for
    b. Afghanistan, adding to the sheer unreliability of the trade permissibility on the Af-Pak border.
    c. For bilateral trade that peaked close to $3 billion in 2011 the estimates for the current
    d. year are less than $1 billion between the two countries.

    Only a
    Only a & b
    All a, b & d
    Only b & d
    All are correct
    Option D
    a. for = with(close with is a separable phrasal verb which means come near, especially so as to engage with (an enemy force).
    c. 2011(,)

     

  7. a. India has continued expanding its reconstruction footprint in Afghanistan the
    b. building of the Salma dam in western Afghanistan and the Afghan Parliament House
    c. in addition to the building of roads and railways, has earned India substantial goodwill
    d. in that nation. India’s largest foreign aid is reserved for Afghanistan.

    All except a
    All except b
    All except c
    All except d
    All are correct
    Option A
    a. Afghanistan;( semi-colon is used to link two independent clauses that are closely related in thought.)

     

  8. a. The tax administration also seems quite convinced that citizens, left to themselves, like
    b. nothing better than dreaming up creative ways to evade tax. This atmosphere of mutual
    c. distrust has escalated after the Modi regime redoubled its efforts to unearth black money. It
    d. has unleashed a tsunami of demand notices, scrutiny assessments and raids.

    Only a & d
    Only b
    Only c & a
    All a, c & d
    All are correct
    Option E

     

  9. a. As the Budget reminds us every year, many of the tax money goes to
    b. service interest payouts or salaries and perks for the babus. There’s also leakage
    c. and corruption in public spending. But if you knew that a part of your tax was guaranteed to be used
    d. for a cause dear to you, would you feel better paying it

    Only a & b
    Only b
    Only c
    Only a & d
    All are correct
    Option C
    a. many = much
    b. service = servicing
    d. paying it ?(subject is “would you” so “?” is apt)

     

  10. a. There’s a move to issue appreciation certificates to all large taxpayers this year. But
    b. what about a platinum taxpayer card that entitles these folk for free passes or
    c. reserved bookings on Air India or Indian Railways? Coming to think about it, why
    d. not allow all income taxpayers to accumulate reward points for every rupee of tax paid, which they can redeem against government services?

    Only a & d
    Only b & d
    Only c & d
    Only b & c
    All are correct
    Option A
    b. for = to(entitle is followed by preposition “to”)
    c. about = of(to think of something means you’re at least aware of the thing, but may not have given it a great deal of consideration. If you think about something this normally implies more focused or extended attention.)

     




 

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  1. the walking dead

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