English: Error Spotting for NABARD, IBPS RRB exams – Set 84 (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 incorrect in terms of grammar and usage (including spelling, punctuation and logical consistency). Then, choose the most appropriate option.

  1. a) The draft National Energy Policy 2017 proposes gradual withdrawl of the provision of
    b) “must run” status and other support such as non-levy of interstate transmission charges.
    c) The sharp reduction in bids for solar and wind power forms the basis of the argument
    d) that now such technologies are ready to face markets
    A) All except d
    B) Only b
    C) Both a and d
    D) Both a and c
    E) None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    withdrawal; such = these
  2. a) Whilst the record low prices of solar power in the recent past have been on account of very low global
    b) prices of solar photovoltaic modules and accessories, there have been other underlying reasons as well.
    c) For instance, in the case of the Rewa solar park, the fact is that  payment securty mechanism was
    d) put in place along with provisions for guaranteed uptake of electricity from the solar park
    A) Both a and b
    B) Both c and d
    C) Both a and c
    D) Both b and d
    E) None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    whilst = while; a payment security; 
  3. a) the losses incurred by investors and lenders due to the underutilization
    b)  of coal power plants become the most significant contributer to
    c) renewable energy’s social cost, making it three time more expensive than conventional power.
    d) At its best, this is strange logic.
    A) All except c
    B) Both a and b
    C) Both a and c
    D) Both b and d
    E) None of these
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       Option A
    Explanation:
    contributor; become = becomes; omit its
  4. a) A good policy regime tries to balance these seemingly divergent viewpoints
    b) and provides direction for long-term and sustainable solutions for larger public goodness.
    c) This is particularly critical when the decesions made today could have
    d) far-reaching implications for generations to come.
    A) Only a
    B) Only b
    C) Both b and c
    D) Both c and d
    E) None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    goodness = good; decesions= decisions
  5. a) The Financial Stability Report of RBI, released a few months ago, warned of a further
    b) deterioration of bad loans from  9.6 per cent of total assets  at the end of March 2017
    c)  to possibly 10.2 per cent  of total loans
    d)  if economic conditions do not improve this fiscal.
    A) Only a
    B) Only b
    C) Only c
    D) Only d
    E)  None of these
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       Option A
    Explanation: 
    RBI’s Financial Stability Report
  6. a) It may well have to do with the balance sheet of the majority of the almost
    b)  three dozen banks owned by the government, of which at least half a dozen
    c)  are under Prompt Corrective Action or PCR initiative by the banking
    d) regulator, which implies severe restrictions over lending.
    A) Only a
    B) Both a and b
    C) All except b
    D) Both c and d
    E) None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    sheet= sheets; initiative = initiated; over= on
  7. a) It is against this backdrop that the proposal for consolidation is now weighed
    b)  after it was mooted early as 1991-92 by the Narasimham Committee which
    c)  suggested three large banks with a global presence, eight or
    d) 10 national banks and several local or regional banks.
    A) Both a and b
    B) Both d and c
    C) Both c and b
    D) Both d and b
    E) None of these
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       Option A
    Explanation:
    is now being weighed; as early as
  8. a) A strong view is that such mergers should not only be voluntary but also be between
    b) brave entities rather than involving a weak bank merging with a stronger lender.
    c) That’s because any effort at consolidation would call for time
    d) and effort on the part of the bank managements.
    A) Only a
    B) Only b
    C) Only c
    D) Only d
    E) None of these
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    brave = strong
  9. a) The moot point is whether consolidation would address
    b) one of the key issues plaguing these banks — governance.
    c) And whether this have anything to do
    d) with government’s ownership or control.
    A) All except b
    B) Only b
    C) Both a and b
    D) Both c and d
    E) None of these
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       Option D
    Explanation:
    have = has; government’s= government
  10. a) Women now have a voice in the police. They are carrying out
    b) all type of duties — regulating traffic, managing control rooms, PCR vans, conducting night rounds,
    c) checking at nakabandi points and, above all, investigating
    d)  serious crimes and supervising large bandobasts.
    A) Only a
    B) Only b
    C) Only c
    D) Only d
    E) None of these
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    type = types; 

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5 Thoughts to “English: Error Spotting for NABARD, IBPS RRB exams – Set 84 (New pattern)”

  1. aspirant

    mam sentence structure of Q5 is nt correct..nd in Q3 its three times or three time?i thnk it ll be three times..

    1. Srishti

      Yes! Q5 was incorrectly typed.
      Q3 is correct in its given form.

      1. aspirant

        thn there shd b a hyphen..’three-time’

  2. deepali

    YR FRST HMESHA GLT HOTA,,QTN M BOLA WHICH ONE IS CORRECT THEN ANS ARA INCORRECT,,LAST TIME BHI ESA KUCH THA ,,N I POINTED OUT TOO 🙁

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