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FINDING OUT ERROR
IBPS PO 2017  - PRELIMINARY

Directions (Q. Nos. 83-92) Read these sentences to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/error in them. The error, if any, will be in are part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error in your answer. If there is no error mark ‘No error’ as your answer. (Ignore the error of punctuations if any.)
83. In a short span of time, this startup/website has entrenched itself as the/go-to abode for cloth that are/well-designed with care and attention.
a) In a short span of time, this startup   b) website has entrenched itself as the
c) go-to abode for cloth that are   d) well-designed with care and attention   e) No error
84. The battery-operated scooter/equipped on Lithium-ion batteries that/provide it with a longer life/as compared to the conventional ones.
a) The battery-operated scooter   b) equipped on Lithium-ion batteries that
c) provide it with a longer life   d) as compared to the conventional ones   e) No error
85. Despite being such a small/country, Japan have been gone on to conquer/South-East Asia almost entirely/during the mid-twentieth century.
a) Despite being such a small   b) Country, Japan have been gone on to conquer
c) South-East Asia almost entirely   d) during the mid-twentieth century   e) No error
86. Scientists are increasingly concerned/about the potential long-term effects/of global warming on our/natural environment and on the planet.
a) Scientists are increasingly concerned   b) about the potential long-term effects
c) of global warming on our   d) natural environment and on the planet   e) No error
87. The most powerful advantage/of the internet is that it/decentralizes work centres and/therefore makes widespread empowerment.
a) The most powerful advantage   b) of the internet is that it   c) decentralizes work centres and
d) therefore makes widespread empowerment   e) No error
88. The youngster has proven his ability as/an aggressive sportsperson and age being/on his sides, he has a huge/chance of succeeding in the near future.
a) The youngster has proven his ability as   b) an aggressive sportsperson and age being
c) on his side, he has a huge   d) chance of succeeding in the near future   e) no error
89. Every year in summer, many/tourists visit to Kumartull in North/Kolkata to watch the artisans/prepare the idols of Goddess Durga.
a) Every year in summer, many   b) tourists visit to Kumartull in North
c) Kolkata to watch the artisans   d) prepare the idols of Goddess Durga.   e) No error
90. A partnership has been signed by/an Indian pharmaceutical company with/a one from Japan in order to/develop a vaccine for the chikungunya virus,
a) A partnership has been signed by   b) an Indian pharmaceutical company with
c) a one from Japan in order to   d) develop a vaccine for the chikungunya virus   e) No error
91. The new government has repeated/the policy of free speech in/the country, which has invited/nationwide criticism from all and sundry.
a) The new government has repealed   b) the policy of free speech in
c) the country, which has invited   d) nationwide criticism from all and sundry   e) No error
92. Nothing can be built in this area since/its soil is saline and contains minerals that/would eat into any concrete structure/that coming into contact with this soil.
a) Nothing can be built in this area since   b) Its soil is saline and contains minerals that
c) would eat into any concrete structure   d) that coming into contact with this soil   e) No error

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ANSWERS--  IBPS PO 2017 PRELIMINARY

83. c) The helping verb ‘are’ is in plural noun. So, ‘cloth’ is to be changed into ‘clothes’.
84. b) ‘Equipped’ is followed by ‘with’ and not by ‘on’.
85. (b) 86. (e)
87. b) Use of article ‘the’ is superfluous. So, it is to be deleted.
88. d) The use of ‘succeeding’ is inappropriate. It should be ‘success’ which will make it correct.
89. b) Use of ‘to’ after ‘visit’ is wrong. So, ‘to’ is to be deleted.
90. c) ‘A one from Japan’ is wrong usage. It is to be changed into ‘a Japanese are’ that will make it correct.
91. e)
92. d) ‘coming’ is the wrong usage. It must be changed into ‘comes’ that will make it correct.
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INDIAN BANK P.O. PRELIMINARY - 2017

Directions (Q.11-20): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is 5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
11. Though the country/has abundant coal reserves/it has been imported coal/at a high cost.
a) Though the country   b) has abundant coal reserves   c) it has been imported coal
d) at a high cost.   e) No error
12. Financial institutions are hiring/and training relationship managers/to innovatively sell/products to customers.
a) Financial institutions are hiring   b) and training relationship managers   c) to innovatively sell
d) products to customers.   e) All correct
13. An incident when my youth taught/men to stand up and/do what is right even if/others do not agree with me.
a) An incident when my youth taught   b) me to stand up and   c) do what is right even if
d) others do not agree with me.   e) No error
14. As I had learnt/Sanskrit in school,/I could understood/many Indian languages.
a) As I had learnt   b) Sanskrit in school.   c) I could understood   d) many Indian languages.
e) No error
15. The insurance industry in/India is underwent/many changes in/the past few years.
a) The insurance industry in   b) India is underwent   c) many changes in   d) the past few years.
e) No error
16. The Minister praised the/record voter turnout, and calling it/a victory for democracy irrespective/of the outcome.
a) The Minister praised the   b) record voter turnout, and calling it
c) a victory for democracy irrespective   d) of the outcome.   e) No error
17. Professionals with/knowledge of child rights/alone should be appointed/on child protection units.
a) Professionals with   b) knowledge of child rights   c) alone should be appointed
d) on child protection units.  e) No error
18. While the students of the school/are gearing up to learn a new language,/those already learning the language/are a perturb lot.
a) While the students of the school   b) are gearing up to learn a new language,
c) those already learning the language   d) are a perturb lot.   e) No error.
19. The two brothers were/caught while trying/to steal gift packets/from a marriage hall.
a) The two brothers were   b) caught while trying   c) to steal gift packets
d) from the marriage hall.   e) No error
20. Gift lenders are/keenly studying RBI’s guidelines/as several about these can soon apply/for licences for small banks.
a) Gift lenders are   b) keenly studying RBI’s guidelines
c) as several about these can soon apply   d) for licences for small banks.  e) No error
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ANSWERS – INDIAN BANK P.O. PRELIMINARY 2017
11. c) Replace ‘imported’ with ‘importing’
12. e)
13. a) Replace ‘my youth’ with ‘I was young’
14. c) Replace ‘understood’ with ‘understand’
15. b) Replace ‘is underwent’ with ‘has undergone’.
16. b) Delete ‘and’
17. d) Replace ‘on’ with ‘in’
18. d) Replace ‘perturb’ with ‘perturbed’
19. b) Delete ‘while’
20. c) Replace ‘about with of’.
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IPPB ASST MANAGER --  2017

Direction (Q. 11-20): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark `No error' as your answer. Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.
11.       The principal of the/ college was arrested by the / police yesterday evening on / charging fraud.
1) The principal of the
2) college was arrested by the
3) police yesterday evening on
4) charging fraud
5) No error
12.       Recently, the Railways has devised / a technique that enable trains to / move safely through fog / and will soon commercialize it.
1) Recently, the Railways has devised
2) a technique that enable trains to
3) move safely through fog
4) and will soon commercialise it.
5) No error
13.       E-commerce has huge growth / potential in India, given the / current's demographics and / the country's diversity.
1) E-commerce has huge growth
2) potential in India, given the
3) current's demographics and
4) the country's diversity
5) No error
14.       If not properly deal / with, termites can be a menace / as these can reduce / wooden furniture to dust.
1) If not properly deal
2) with, termites can be a menace
3) as these can reduce
4) wooden furniture to dust.
5) No error
15.       As per an amendment in the / law, the salaries of all employee / of any firm are supposed to be / paid by digital means.
1) As per an amendment in the
2) law, the salaries of all employee
3) of any firm are supposed to be
4) paid by digital means
5) No error
16.       The cricket stadium in our / was renovated a few / years ago and made compliant / with international sporting standards.
1) The cricket stadium in our
2) was renovated a few
3) years ago and made compliant
4) with international sporting standards
5) No error
17.       As per a report from / WHO, the number of cases / of HIV among the lower / class has reduced drastically.
1) As per a report from
2) WHO, the number of cases
3) of HIV among the lower
4) class has reduced drastically
5) No error
18.       A probe has been / ordered to look in the / accident that occurred at / the dockyard yesterday.
1) A probe has been
2) ordered to look in the
3) accident that occurred at
4) the dockyard yesterday
5) No error
19.       It seems the next food/ trend would be not only/ about the ingredients, but also / the cutlery used to serve it.
1) It seems the next food
2) trend would be not only
3) about the ingredients, but also
4) the cutlery used to serve it
5) No error
20.       Using LPG as a fuel for automobiles / is not that beneficial, as using / the same increases the levels / of carbon monoxide to the air.
1) Using LPG as a fuel for automobiles
2) is not that beneficial, as using
3) the same increases the levels
4) of carbon monoxide to the air
5) No error
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ANSWERS --  IPPB ASST MANAGER 2017

11. 4;    Replace `charging' with 'charge of
12. 2,    Replace 'enable' with 'enables'
13. 3;    Replace 'current's' with 'current'
14. 1;    Replace 'deal' with 'dealt'          
15. 2;    Replace 'employee' with 'employees'
16. 1;    Add 'state' or 'country' after 'our'
17. 5    
18. 2;    Replace 'in' with 'into'
19. 4;    Insert 'about' before 'the cutlery'
20. 4;    Replace `to' with 'in'
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SBI PO MAIN 2017

Direction (Q. 92): The following question consists of a sentence which is divided into three parts which contain grammatical errors in one or more than one part of the sentence. If there is an error in any part of the sentence, find the correct alternative to replace that/those parts from the three options given below each question to make the sentence grammatically correct. If there is an error in any part of the sentence and none of the alternatives is correct to replace that/those part(s), then choose (4), ie None of I, II and III, as your answer. If the given sentence is grammatically correct or does not require any correction, choose (5), ie ‘No correction required’, as your answer.
92. Banking crises also have a habit (I)/of turning private debts as public ones: (II) when banks have overwhelmed by foolish borrowing and lending, governments step in. (III)
I) Banking crises also has a habit   II) of turning private debts into public ones:
III) when banks are overwhelmed by foolish borrowing and lending, governments step in.
a) Only (II)   b) Both (II) and (III)   c) All (I), (II) and (III)   d) None of (I), (II) and (III)
e) No correction required

Direction (Q. 97): The following question consists of a sentence which is divided into three parts which contain grammatical errors in one or more than one part of the sentence. If there is an error in any part of the sentence, find the correct alternative to replace that/those parts from the three options given below each question to make the sentence grammatically correct. If there is an error in any part of the sentence and none of the alternatives is correct to replace that/those part(s), then choose (4), ie ‘None of I, II and III’, as your answer. If the given sentence is grammatically correct or does not require any correction, choose (5), ie ‘No correction required’, as your answer.
97. NHRC notice, terming the case (I)/a serious violation of the right of life of patients (II)/came even as 41 more children died of since Saturday. (III)
I) NHRC noticed, terming the case   II) a seriously violation of the right to life of patients
III) came even as 41 more children died from Saturday.
a) Only (I)   b) Both (I) and (II)   c) All (I), (II) and (III)   d) None of (I), (II) and (III)
e) No correction required
Direction (Q. 102): The following question consists of a sentence which is divided into three parts which contain grammatical errors in one or more than one part of the sentence. If there is an error in any part of the sentence, find the correct alternative to replace that/those parts from the three options given below each question to make the sentence grammatically correct. If there is an error in any part of the sentence and none of the alternative is correct to replace that/those part(s), then choose(4), ie ‘None of I, II and III’ as your answer. If the given sentence is grammatically correct or does not require any correction, choose (5), ie ‘No correction required’, as your answer.
102. Heavy rain in the last three days triggered flash floods (I)/ in parts of Bihar, and inundated large areas in Assam and North Bengal (II)/ paralysed normal life and snapping rail link to the North-East from the rest of the country.(III)
I) Heavy rain in last three days triggered flash floods
II) in parts of Bihar and inundated larger area in Assam and North Bengal
III) paralyzing normal life and snapping rail link to the North-East from the rest of the country.
a) Only (I)   b) Only (III)   c) Both (II) and (III)   d) All (I), (II) and (III)
e) No correction required

Direction (Q. 107): The following question consists of a sentence which is divided into three parts which contain grammatical errors in one or more than one part of the sentence. If there is an error in any part of the sentence, find the correct alternative to replace that/those parts from the three options given below each question to make the sentence grammatically correct. If there is an error in any part of the sentence and none of the alternatives is correct to replace that/those part(s), then choose (4), ie ‘None of I, II and III’ as your answer. If the given sentence is grammatically correct or does not require any correction, choose (5), ie ‘No correction required’ as your answer.
107. The effects of the crisis are not just (I) / seen in the dry economic data, (II) / they are felt as well as in the gut. (III)
I) The effects of crisis have not just   II) seen in the dried economic data,
III) they are felt in the gut as well.
a) Both (I) and (II)   b) Both (II) and (III)   c) Only (III)   d) All (I), (II) and (III)
e) No correction required

Direction (Q. 112): The following question consists of a sentence which is divided into three parts which contain grammatical errors in one or more than one part of the sentence. If there is an error in any part of the sentence, find the correct alternative to replace that/those parts from the three options given below each question to make the sentence grammatically correct. If there is an error in any part of the sentence and none of the alternatives is correct to replace that/those part(s), then choose (4), ie ‘None of I, II and III’, as your answer. If the given sentence is grammatically correct or does not require any correction, choose (5), ie ‘No correction required’, as your answer.
112. The country’s post-war Constitution stipulates that (I)/the emperor is no god-king above the law (II)/as he was before the country’s defeat in 1945. (III)
I) The country’s post-war Constitution has been stipulated that
II) the emperor is no god like over the law
III) as it was before the country’s defeat in 1945.
a) Only (I)   b) Both (I) and (II)   c) Both (II) and (III)   d) None of the (I), (II) and (III)
e) No correction required
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ANSWERS --  SBI MAIN 2017

92. b) The correct expression in part II should be ‘turn ….. into’, and in part III ‘have’ should be replaced by ‘are’.

 97. d) The correct sentence should be – The NHRC notice, terming the case a serious violation of the right to life of patients, came even as 41 more children died since Saturday.

102. b) Only part III is incorrect.

107. c) Only Part III should be replaced.

112.  e)

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IBPS PO MAIN 2014

Q. 61-65.  In each question below a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given. These are numbered (a), (b), (c) and (d). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate if any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt & also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (5) “All correct” as your answer.
61. Chakshumathi is a premier organization involved in teaching and (a) empowering blind and print-disabled people with the aid of (b) computer-assistive technology and provides free (c) rehabilitate and guidance services to blind children and people with (d) low-vision. (e) All correct
62. (a) Residential areas have been the worst (b) hit with scheduled power outages (c) stretching well beyond the (d) designated periods. (e) All correct
63. The traffic (a) volumes and  movements need to be carefully (b) regulated so as not to cause air and noise pollution which will disturb the (c) flora and fauna of Sukhna Wildlife (d) centuary. (e) All correct
64. Not only is the (a) diversion opened to vehicles due to the (b) flyover construction work leading to (c) massive traffic snarls, but is also giving them a (d) bumpy ride. (e) All correct
65. The state government’s failure to control prices (a) coupled with large scale (b) hoarding of essential commodities by (c) scrupulous traders have resulted in the (d) steep rise in prices of all commodities throughout the state. (e) All correct
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61. c) ‘Rehabilitation’ should be used – a noun is to be used.
62. c) ‘Stretching’ is the correct spelling.
63. d) ‘Sanctuary’ is the correct spelling.
64. e)
65. c) ‘Unscrupulous’ would be the appropriate word to be used which means ‘unprincipled’
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IBPS PO MAIN 2014 

Q. 75-77. Read each part of the sentence to find out if there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of the part is the answer. If there is no error, mark your answer as (e).
75. As huge balls of smoke billowed above the building (a)/ eight employees stranded on the top floor (b)/ were evacuated before the fire and rescue services (c)/ could arrived on the scene (d)/ No error (e)
76. Apart from the bad condition of water in the lake (a)/ there is no covered area around it (b)/ and it is impossible to stay there long (c)/ during the day (d)/ No error (e)
77. The aim of the meeting (a)/ was to take review of the management done (b)/ and make improvements in the next year’s planning (c)/ and management for the festival (d)/ No error (e)
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Q. 78-80. Which of the Phrases (a), (b) (c) and (d) given below each sentence should replace the phrases printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (e) as the answer.
78. The rains have been playing hide and seek in the region and  caused concern among the public whereas the farming community.
a) the public through the community farm   b) the public as well as the farming community
c) the public also the farm community   d) the public as well as farming community
e) No correction required
79. After heart transplantation, the patient has to be put on immunosuppresants, so that his immune systems not reject the organ.
a) his immune system does not reject   b) his immunity system does not reject
c) him immune system does not rejects   d) his immune system do not reject
e) No correction required
80. Students said the college was severely short of teachers with eight of the 13 sanctioned teaching posts lying vacant
a) severe short of teachers   b) severely short from teachers   c) severe short teachers of
d) severely short off teachers   e) No correction required
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ANSWERS ---  IBPS PO MAIN 2014

75. d) ‘Arrive’ should replace ‘arrived’ – ‘could’ is a modal verb and is followed by first form of verb.
76. c) “For’ should come between ‘there’ and ‘long’ – ‘for long’ means ‘for a long period of time’
77. e)
78. b) ‘Farming community’ means ‘group of people who are engaged in farming practices’
79. a) ‘Immune system’ refers to ‘state of well-being’
80. (e)

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IBPS PO 2014

Q. 65-70. In each question below a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given. These are numbered (a), (b), (c) and (d). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate if any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt & also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (e) “All correct” as your answer.
65. Normally people shy away (a) from expressing anger on the face but find it ease (b) to pen down (c) their grievances (d) All correct (e)
66. Light woollens (a) are gradually making their appearance as night temperature has dipped sharply (c) in the last three days across (d) the state All correct (e)
67. The Indian pharmasuetical (a) industry has been growing by leaps and bounds b) and India is increasingly being viewed c) as the pharmacy hub d) of the world All correct (e)
68. Nigeria has conveyed (a) its concerns over the security of their nationals in India besides (b) demanding the immediate arrest of whose (c) responsible for the murder of one of their nationals (d) in Goa All correct (e)
69. Wildlife researchers (a) attached to the forest department are involved (b) in the collection of basic materials such as cells, eggs and tishues (c) of endangered (d) species, for research All Correct (e)
70. The state government has decided to issue showcause (a) notices to five banks with poor track (b) record (c) in disburse (d) of crop and agriculture term loans. All correct (e)
Q. 71-75. Which of the Phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below each sentence should replace the phrases printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (e) as the answer.
71. There are several instances where unorganized workers are paid Rs 2,500 per month despite work for more than seven to eight hours a day.
a) Inspite of work for more than   b) Inspite working for more than
c) Despite working for more than   d) Despite worked of more than   e) No correction required
72. Footpaths and junctions are mainly flooded with political hoardings, which need to be removed.
a) Floods with politically hoardings   b) Flood for political hoardings
c) Flood of politically hoardings   d) Floods with political hoardings   e) No correction required
73. The main aim of the police is to make banks and other financial institutions aware about the importance of security measures in view of the criminals happening in the vicinity.
a) In view of the criminal   b) In view of the crimes   c) In the view of criminals
d) On the view of crimes   e) No correction required
74. Every person has a unique finger identity and by matching the fingerprints found on a crime scene with stored in the database, cases can be solved.
a) To that stored in the database   b) In that stored on the database
c) into those store in the database   d) With that stored in the database
e) No correction required
75. Decline in burst of crackers was a major reason for less pollution this year as is evident from noise pollution level.
a) Decline in bursting of   b) Declined in burst of   c) Declining in bursts off
d) Declines in bursting off   e) No correction required
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ANSWERS – IBPS PO 2014

65. b) ‘Easy’ should replace ‘ease’ – an adjective is required.
66. (e)
67. a) ‘Pharmaceutical’ is the correct spelling.
68. c) ‘Those’ would be the appropriate work which would mean ‘those people who are’
69. c) ‘Tissues’ is the correct spelling.
70. d) ‘Disbursal’ should be used- a noun is required at the given place.
71. c) ‘Despite’ is always followed by –ing form of verb
72. e)
73. b) With ‘Criminals’, ‘happening’ cannot be used therefore ‘crimes’ should come before ‘happening’
74. d) Preposition ‘with’ is used with verb ‘matching’
75. a) ‘Decline in bursting of’ means’ decline in the cases of bursting of’

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FINDING OUT ERROR
IBPS PO 2017  - PRELIMINARY

Directions (Q. Nos. 83-92) Read these sentences to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/error in them. The error, if any, will be in are part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error in your answer. If there is no error mark ‘No error’ as your answer. (Ignore the error of punctuations if any.)
83. In a short span of time, this startup/website has entrenched itself as the/go-to abode for cloth that are/well-designed with care and attention.
a) In a short span of time, this startup   b) website has entrenched itself as the
c) go-to abode for cloth that are   d) well-designed with care and attention   e) No error
84. The battery-operated scooter/equipped on Lithium-ion batteries that/provide it with a longer life/as compared to the conventional ones.
a) The battery-operated scooter   b) equipped on Lithium-ion batteries that
c) provide it with a longer life   d) as compared to the conventional ones   e) No error
85. Despite being such a small/country, Japan have been gone on to conquer/South-East Asia almost entirely/during the mid-twentieth century.
a) Despite being such a small   b) Country, Japan have been gone on to conquer
c) South-East Asia almost entirely   d) during the mid-twentieth century   e) No error
86. Scientists are increasingly concerned/about the potential long-term effects/of global warming on our/natural environment and on the planet.
a) Scientists are increasingly concerned   b) about the potential long-term effects
c) of global warming on our   d) natural environment and on the planet   e) No error
87. The most powerful advantage/of the internet is that it/decentralizes work centres and/therefore makes widespread empowerment.
a) The most powerful advantage   b) of the internet is that it   c) decentralizes work centres and
d) therefore makes widespread empowerment   e) No error
88. The youngster has proven his ability as/an aggressive sportsperson and age being/on his sides, he has a huge/chance of succeeding in the near future.
a) The youngster has proven his ability as   b) an aggressive sportsperson and age being
c) on his side, he has a huge   d) chance of succeeding in the near future   e) no error
89. Every year in summer, many/tourists visit to Kumartull in North/Kolkata to watch the artisans/prepare the idols of Goddess Durga.
a) Every year in summer, many   b) tourists visit to Kumartull in North
c) Kolkata to watch the artisans   d) prepare the idols of Goddess Durga.   e) No error
90. A partnership has been signed by/an Indian pharmaceutical company with/a one from Japan in order to/develop a vaccine for the chikungunya virus,
a) A partnership has been signed by   b) an Indian pharmaceutical company with
c) a one from Japan in order to   d) develop a vaccine for the chikungunya virus   e) No error
91. The new government has repeated/the policy of free speech in/the country, which has invited/nationwide criticism from all and sundry.
a) The new government has repealed   b) the policy of free speech in
c) the country, which has invited   d) nationwide criticism from all and sundry   e) No error
92. Nothing can be built in this area since/its soil is saline and contains minerals that/would eat into any concrete structure/that coming into contact with this soil.
a) Nothing can be built in this area since   b) Its soil is saline and contains minerals that
c) would eat into any concrete structure   d) that coming into contact with this soil   e) No error

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ANSWERS--  IBPS PO 2017 PRELIMINARY

83. c) The helping verb ‘are’ is in plural noun. So, ‘cloth’ is to be changed into ‘clothes’.
84. b) ‘Equipped’ is followed by ‘with’ and not by ‘on’.
85. (b) 86. (e)
87. b) Use of article ‘the’ is superfluous. So, it is to be deleted.
88. d) The use of ‘succeeding’ is inappropriate. It should be ‘success’ which will make it correct.
89. b) Use of ‘to’ after ‘visit’ is wrong. So, ‘to’ is to be deleted.
90. c) ‘A one from Japan’ is wrong usage. It is to be changed into ‘a Japanese are’ that will make it correct.
91. e)
92. d) ‘coming’ is the wrong usage. It must be changed into ‘comes’ that will make it correct.
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INDIAN BANK P.O. PRELIMINARY - 2017

Directions (Q.11-20): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is 5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
11. Though the country/has abundant coal reserves/it has been imported coal/at a high cost.
a) Though the country   b) has abundant coal reserves   c) it has been imported coal
d) at a high cost.   e) No error
12. Financial institutions are hiring/and training relationship managers/to innovatively sell/products to customers.
a) Financial institutions are hiring   b) and training relationship managers   c) to innovatively sell
d) products to customers.   e) All correct
13. An incident when my youth taught/men to stand up and/do what is right even if/others do not agree with me.
a) An incident when my youth taught   b) me to stand up and   c) do what is right even if
d) others do not agree with me.   e) No error
14. As I had learnt/Sanskrit in school,/I could understood/many Indian languages.
a) As I had learnt   b) Sanskrit in school.   c) I could understood   d) many Indian languages.
e) No error
15. The insurance industry in/India is underwent/many changes in/the past few years.
a) The insurance industry in   b) India is underwent   c) many changes in   d) the past few years.
e) No error
16. The Minister praised the/record voter turnout, and calling it/a victory for democracy irrespective/of the outcome.
a) The Minister praised the   b) record voter turnout, and calling it
c) a victory for democracy irrespective   d) of the outcome.   e) No error
17. Professionals with/knowledge of child rights/alone should be appointed/on child protection units.
a) Professionals with   b) knowledge of child rights   c) alone should be appointed
d) on child protection units.  e) No error
18. While the students of the school/are gearing up to learn a new language,/those already learning the language/are a perturb lot.
a) While the students of the school   b) are gearing up to learn a new language,
c) those already learning the language   d) are a perturb lot.   e) No error.
19. The two brothers were/caught while trying/to steal gift packets/from a marriage hall.
a) The two brothers were   b) caught while trying   c) to steal gift packets
d) from the marriage hall.   e) No error
20. Gift lenders are/keenly studying RBI’s guidelines/as several about these can soon apply/for licences for small banks.
a) Gift lenders are   b) keenly studying RBI’s guidelines
c) as several about these can soon apply   d) for licences for small banks.  e) No error
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ANSWERS – INDIAN BANK P.O. PRELIMINARY 2017
11. c) Replace ‘imported’ with ‘importing’
12. e)
13. a) Replace ‘my youth’ with ‘I was young’
14. c) Replace ‘understood’ with ‘understand’
15. b) Replace ‘is underwent’ with ‘has undergone’.
16. b) Delete ‘and’
17. d) Replace ‘on’ with ‘in’
18. d) Replace ‘perturb’ with ‘perturbed’
19. b) Delete ‘while’
20. c) Replace ‘about with of’.
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IPPB ASST MANAGER --  2017

Direction (Q. 11-20): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark `No error' as your answer. Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.
11.       The principal of the/ college was arrested by the / police yesterday evening on / charging fraud.
1) The principal of the
2) college was arrested by the
3) police yesterday evening on
4) charging fraud
5) No error
12.       Recently, the Railways has devised / a technique that enable trains to / move safely through fog / and will soon commercialize it.
1) Recently, the Railways has devised
2) a technique that enable trains to
3) move safely through fog
4) and will soon commercialise it.
5) No error
13.       E-commerce has huge growth / potential in India, given the / current's demographics and / the country's diversity.
1) E-commerce has huge growth
2) potential in India, given the
3) current's demographics and
4) the country's diversity
5) No error
14.       If not properly deal / with, termites can be a menace / as these can reduce / wooden furniture to dust.
1) If not properly deal
2) with, termites can be a menace
3) as these can reduce
4) wooden furniture to dust.
5) No error
15.       As per an amendment in the / law, the salaries of all employee / of any firm are supposed to be / paid by digital means.
1) As per an amendment in the
2) law, the salaries of all employee
3) of any firm are supposed to be
4) paid by digital means
5) No error
16.       The cricket stadium in our / was renovated a few / years ago and made compliant / with international sporting standards.
1) The cricket stadium in our
2) was renovated a few
3) years ago and made compliant
4) with international sporting standards
5) No error
17.       As per a report from / WHO, the number of cases / of HIV among the lower / class has reduced drastically.
1) As per a report from
2) WHO, the number of cases
3) of HIV among the lower
4) class has reduced drastically
5) No error
18.       A probe has been / ordered to look in the / accident that occurred at / the dockyard yesterday.
1) A probe has been
2) ordered to look in the
3) accident that occurred at
4) the dockyard yesterday
5) No error
19.       It seems the next food/ trend would be not only/ about the ingredients, but also / the cutlery used to serve it.
1) It seems the next food
2) trend would be not only
3) about the ingredients, but also
4) the cutlery used to serve it
5) No error
20.       Using LPG as a fuel for automobiles / is not that beneficial, as using / the same increases the levels / of carbon monoxide to the air.
1) Using LPG as a fuel for automobiles
2) is not that beneficial, as using
3) the same increases the levels
4) of carbon monoxide to the air
5) No error
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ANSWERS --  IPPB ASST MANAGER 2017

11. 4;    Replace `charging' with 'charge of
12. 2,    Replace 'enable' with 'enables'
13. 3;    Replace 'current's' with 'current'
14. 1;    Replace 'deal' with 'dealt'          
15. 2;    Replace 'employee' with 'employees'
16. 1;    Add 'state' or 'country' after 'our'
17. 5    
18. 2;    Replace 'in' with 'into'
19. 4;    Insert 'about' before 'the cutlery'
20. 4;    Replace `to' with 'in'
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SBI PO MAIN 2017

Direction (Q. 92): The following question consists of a sentence which is divided into three parts which contain grammatical errors in one or more than one part of the sentence. If there is an error in any part of the sentence, find the correct alternative to replace that/those parts from the three options given below each question to make the sentence grammatically correct. If there is an error in any part of the sentence and none of the alternatives is correct to replace that/those part(s), then choose (4), ie None of I, II and III, as your answer. If the given sentence is grammatically correct or does not require any correction, choose (5), ie ‘No correction required’, as your answer.
92. Banking crises also have a habit (I)/of turning private debts as public ones: (II) when banks have overwhelmed by foolish borrowing and lending, governments step in. (III)
I) Banking crises also has a habit   II) of turning private debts into public ones:
III) when banks are overwhelmed by foolish borrowing and lending, governments step in.
a) Only (II)   b) Both (II) and (III)   c) All (I), (II) and (III)   d) None of (I), (II) and (III)
e) No correction required

Direction (Q. 97): The following question consists of a sentence which is divided into three parts which contain grammatical errors in one or more than one part of the sentence. If there is an error in any part of the sentence, find the correct alternative to replace that/those parts from the three options given below each question to make the sentence grammatically correct. If there is an error in any part of the sentence and none of the alternatives is correct to replace that/those part(s), then choose (4), ie ‘None of I, II and III’, as your answer. If the given sentence is grammatically correct or does not require any correction, choose (5), ie ‘No correction required’, as your answer.
97. NHRC notice, terming the case (I)/a serious violation of the right of life of patients (II)/came even as 41 more children died of since Saturday. (III)
I) NHRC noticed, terming the case   II) a seriously violation of the right to life of patients
III) came even as 41 more children died from Saturday.
a) Only (I)   b) Both (I) and (II)   c) All (I), (II) and (III)   d) None of (I), (II) and (III)
e) No correction required
Direction (Q. 102): The following question consists of a sentence which is divided into three parts which contain grammatical errors in one or more than one part of the sentence. If there is an error in any part of the sentence, find the correct alternative to replace that/those parts from the three options given below each question to make the sentence grammatically correct. If there is an error in any part of the sentence and none of the alternative is correct to replace that/those part(s), then choose(4), ie ‘None of I, II and III’ as your answer. If the given sentence is grammatically correct or does not require any correction, choose (5), ie ‘No correction required’, as your answer.
102. Heavy rain in the last three days triggered flash floods (I)/ in parts of Bihar, and inundated large areas in Assam and North Bengal (II)/ paralysed normal life and snapping rail link to the North-East from the rest of the country.(III)
I) Heavy rain in last three days triggered flash floods
II) in parts of Bihar and inundated larger area in Assam and North Bengal
III) paralyzing normal life and snapping rail link to the North-East from the rest of the country.
a) Only (I)   b) Only (III)   c) Both (II) and (III)   d) All (I), (II) and (III)
e) No correction required

Direction (Q. 107): The following question consists of a sentence which is divided into three parts which contain grammatical errors in one or more than one part of the sentence. If there is an error in any part of the sentence, find the correct alternative to replace that/those parts from the three options given below each question to make the sentence grammatically correct. If there is an error in any part of the sentence and none of the alternatives is correct to replace that/those part(s), then choose (4), ie ‘None of I, II and III’ as your answer. If the given sentence is grammatically correct or does not require any correction, choose (5), ie ‘No correction required’ as your answer.
107. The effects of the crisis are not just (I) / seen in the dry economic data, (II) / they are felt as well as in the gut. (III)
I) The effects of crisis have not just   II) seen in the dried economic data,
III) they are felt in the gut as well.
a) Both (I) and (II)   b) Both (II) and (III)   c) Only (III)   d) All (I), (II) and (III)
e) No correction required

Direction (Q. 112): The following question consists of a sentence which is divided into three parts which contain grammatical errors in one or more than one part of the sentence. If there is an error in any part of the sentence, find the correct alternative to replace that/those parts from the three options given below each question to make the sentence grammatically correct. If there is an error in any part of the sentence and none of the alternatives is correct to replace that/those part(s), then choose (4), ie ‘None of I, II and III’, as your answer. If the given sentence is grammatically correct or does not require any correction, choose (5), ie ‘No correction required’, as your answer.
112. The country’s post-war Constitution stipulates that (I)/the emperor is no god-king above the law (II)/as he was before the country’s defeat in 1945. (III)
I) The country’s post-war Constitution has been stipulated that
II) the emperor is no god like over the law
III) as it was before the country’s defeat in 1945.
a) Only (I)   b) Both (I) and (II)   c) Both (II) and (III)   d) None of the (I), (II) and (III)
e) No correction required
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ANSWERS --  SBI MAIN 2017

92. b) The correct expression in part II should be ‘turn ….. into’, and in part III ‘have’ should be replaced by ‘are’.

 97. d) The correct sentence should be – The NHRC notice, terming the case a serious violation of the right to life of patients, came even as 41 more children died since Saturday.

102. b) Only part III is incorrect.

107. c) Only Part III should be replaced.

112.  e)

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IBPS PO MAIN 2014

Q. 61-65.  In each question below a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given. These are numbered (a), (b), (c) and (d). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate if any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt & also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (5) “All correct” as your answer.
61. Chakshumathi is a premier organization involved in teaching and (a) empowering blind and print-disabled people with the aid of (b) computer-assistive technology and provides free (c) rehabilitate and guidance services to blind children and people with (d) low-vision. (e) All correct
62. (a) Residential areas have been the worst (b) hit with scheduled power outages (c) stretching well beyond the (d) designated periods. (e) All correct
63. The traffic (a) volumes and  movements need to be carefully (b) regulated so as not to cause air and noise pollution which will disturb the (c) flora and fauna of Sukhna Wildlife (d) centuary. (e) All correct
64. Not only is the (a) diversion opened to vehicles due to the (b) flyover construction work leading to (c) massive traffic snarls, but is also giving them a (d) bumpy ride. (e) All correct
65. The state government’s failure to control prices (a) coupled with large scale (b) hoarding of essential commodities by (c) scrupulous traders have resulted in the (d) steep rise in prices of all commodities throughout the state. (e) All correct
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61. c) ‘Rehabilitation’ should be used – a noun is to be used.
62. c) ‘Stretching’ is the correct spelling.
63. d) ‘Sanctuary’ is the correct spelling.
64. e)
65. c) ‘Unscrupulous’ would be the appropriate word to be used which means ‘unprincipled’
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IBPS PO MAIN 2014 

Q. 75-77. Read each part of the sentence to find out if there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of the part is the answer. If there is no error, mark your answer as (e).
75. As huge balls of smoke billowed above the building (a)/ eight employees stranded on the top floor (b)/ were evacuated before the fire and rescue services (c)/ could arrived on the scene (d)/ No error (e)
76. Apart from the bad condition of water in the lake (a)/ there is no covered area around it (b)/ and it is impossible to stay there long (c)/ during the day (d)/ No error (e)
77. The aim of the meeting (a)/ was to take review of the management done (b)/ and make improvements in the next year’s planning (c)/ and management for the festival (d)/ No error (e)
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Q. 78-80. Which of the Phrases (a), (b) (c) and (d) given below each sentence should replace the phrases printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (e) as the answer.
78. The rains have been playing hide and seek in the region and  caused concern among the public whereas the farming community.
a) the public through the community farm   b) the public as well as the farming community
c) the public also the farm community   d) the public as well as farming community
e) No correction required
79. After heart transplantation, the patient has to be put on immunosuppresants, so that his immune systems not reject the organ.
a) his immune system does not reject   b) his immunity system does not reject
c) him immune system does not rejects   d) his immune system do not reject
e) No correction required
80. Students said the college was severely short of teachers with eight of the 13 sanctioned teaching posts lying vacant
a) severe short of teachers   b) severely short from teachers   c) severe short teachers of
d) severely short off teachers   e) No correction required
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75. d) ‘Arrive’ should replace ‘arrived’ – ‘could’ is a modal verb and is followed by first form of verb.
76. c) “For’ should come between ‘there’ and ‘long’ – ‘for long’ means ‘for a long period of time’
77. e)
78. b) ‘Farming community’ means ‘group of people who are engaged in farming practices’
79. a) ‘Immune system’ refers to ‘state of well-being’
80. (e)

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IBPS PO 2014

Q. 65-70. In each question below a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given. These are numbered (a), (b), (c) and (d). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate if any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt & also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (e) “All correct” as your answer.
65. Normally people shy away (a) from expressing anger on the face but find it ease (b) to pen down (c) their grievances (d) All correct (e)
66. Light woollens (a) are gradually making their appearance as night temperature has dipped sharply (c) in the last three days across (d) the state All correct (e)
67. The Indian pharmasuetical (a) industry has been growing by leaps and bounds b) and India is increasingly being viewed c) as the pharmacy hub d) of the world All correct (e)
68. Nigeria has conveyed (a) its concerns over the security of their nationals in India besides (b) demanding the immediate arrest of whose (c) responsible for the murder of one of their nationals (d) in Goa All correct (e)
69. Wildlife researchers (a) attached to the forest department are involved (b) in the collection of basic materials such as cells, eggs and tishues (c) of endangered (d) species, for research All Correct (e)
70. The state government has decided to issue showcause (a) notices to five banks with poor track (b) record (c) in disburse (d) of crop and agriculture term loans. All correct (e)
Q. 71-75. Which of the Phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below each sentence should replace the phrases printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (e) as the answer.
71. There are several instances where unorganized workers are paid Rs 2,500 per month despite work for more than seven to eight hours a day.
a) Inspite of work for more than   b) Inspite working for more than
c) Despite working for more than   d) Despite worked of more than   e) No correction required
72. Footpaths and junctions are mainly flooded with political hoardings, which need to be removed.
a) Floods with politically hoardings   b) Flood for political hoardings
c) Flood of politically hoardings   d) Floods with political hoardings   e) No correction required
73. The main aim of the police is to make banks and other financial institutions aware about the importance of security measures in view of the criminals happening in the vicinity.
a) In view of the criminal   b) In view of the crimes   c) In the view of criminals
d) On the view of crimes   e) No correction required
74. Every person has a unique finger identity and by matching the fingerprints found on a crime scene with stored in the database, cases can be solved.
a) To that stored in the database   b) In that stored on the database
c) into those store in the database   d) With that stored in the database
e) No correction required
75. Decline in burst of crackers was a major reason for less pollution this year as is evident from noise pollution level.
a) Decline in bursting of   b) Declined in burst of   c) Declining in bursts off
d) Declines in bursting off   e) No correction required
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ANSWERS – IBPS PO 2014

65. b) ‘Easy’ should replace ‘ease’ – an adjective is required.
66. (e)
67. a) ‘Pharmaceutical’ is the correct spelling.
68. c) ‘Those’ would be the appropriate work which would mean ‘those people who are’
69. c) ‘Tissues’ is the correct spelling.
70. d) ‘Disbursal’ should be used- a noun is required at the given place.
71. c) ‘Despite’ is always followed by –ing form of verb
72. e)
73. b) With ‘Criminals’, ‘happening’ cannot be used therefore ‘crimes’ should come before ‘happening’
74. d) Preposition ‘with’ is used with verb ‘matching’
75. a) ‘Decline in bursting of’ means’ decline in the cases of bursting of’

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FINDING OUT ERROR
IBPS PO 2017  - PRELIMINARY

Directions (Q. Nos. 83-92) Read these sentences to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/error in them. The error, if any, will be in are part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error in your answer. If there is no error mark ‘No error’ as your answer. (Ignore the error of punctuations if any.)
83. In a short span of time, this startup/website has entrenched itself as the/go-to abode for cloth that are/well-designed with care and attention.
a) In a short span of time, this startup   b) website has entrenched itself as the
c) go-to abode for cloth that are   d) well-designed with care and attention   e) No error
84. The battery-operated scooter/equipped on Lithium-ion batteries that/provide it with a longer life/as compared to the conventional ones.
a) The battery-operated scooter   b) equipped on Lithium-ion batteries that
c) provide it with a longer life   d) as compared to the conventional ones   e) No error
85. Despite being such a small/country, Japan have been gone on to conquer/South-East Asia almost entirely/during the mid-twentieth century.
a) Despite being such a small   b) Country, Japan have been gone on to conquer
c) South-East Asia almost entirely   d) during the mid-twentieth century   e) No error
86. Scientists are increasingly concerned/about the potential long-term effects/of global warming on our/natural environment and on the planet.
a) Scientists are increasingly concerned   b) about the potential long-term effects
c) of global warming on our   d) natural environment and on the planet   e) No error
87. The most powerful advantage/of the internet is that it/decentralizes work centres and/therefore makes widespread empowerment.
a) The most powerful advantage   b) of the internet is that it   c) decentralizes work centres and
d) therefore makes widespread empowerment   e) No error
88. The youngster has proven his ability as/an aggressive sportsperson and age being/on his sides, he has a huge/chance of succeeding in the near future.
a) The youngster has proven his ability as   b) an aggressive sportsperson and age being
c) on his side, he has a huge   d) chance of succeeding in the near future   e) no error
89. Every year in summer, many/tourists visit to Kumartull in North/Kolkata to watch the artisans/prepare the idols of Goddess Durga.
a) Every year in summer, many   b) tourists visit to Kumartull in North
c) Kolkata to watch the artisans   d) prepare the idols of Goddess Durga.   e) No error
90. A partnership has been signed by/an Indian pharmaceutical company with/a one from Japan in order to/develop a vaccine for the chikungunya virus,
a) A partnership has been signed by   b) an Indian pharmaceutical company with
c) a one from Japan in order to   d) develop a vaccine for the chikungunya virus   e) No error
91. The new government has repeated/the policy of free speech in/the country, which has invited/nationwide criticism from all and sundry.
a) The new government has repealed   b) the policy of free speech in
c) the country, which has invited   d) nationwide criticism from all and sundry   e) No error
92. Nothing can be built in this area since/its soil is saline and contains minerals that/would eat into any concrete structure/that coming into contact with this soil.
a) Nothing can be built in this area since   b) Its soil is saline and contains minerals that
c) would eat into any concrete structure   d) that coming into contact with this soil   e) No error

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83. c) The helping verb ‘are’ is in plural noun. So, ‘cloth’ is to be changed into ‘clothes’.
84. b) ‘Equipped’ is followed by ‘with’ and not by ‘on’.
85. (b) 86. (e)
87. b) Use of article ‘the’ is superfluous. So, it is to be deleted.
88. d) The use of ‘succeeding’ is inappropriate. It should be ‘success’ which will make it correct.
89. b) Use of ‘to’ after ‘visit’ is wrong. So, ‘to’ is to be deleted.
90. c) ‘A one from Japan’ is wrong usage. It is to be changed into ‘a Japanese are’ that will make it correct.
91. e)
92. d) ‘coming’ is the wrong usage. It must be changed into ‘comes’ that will make it correct.
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INDIAN BANK P.O. PRELIMINARY - 2017

Directions (Q.11-20): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is 5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
11. Though the country/has abundant coal reserves/it has been imported coal/at a high cost.
a) Though the country   b) has abundant coal reserves   c) it has been imported coal
d) at a high cost.   e) No error
12. Financial institutions are hiring/and training relationship managers/to innovatively sell/products to customers.
a) Financial institutions are hiring   b) and training relationship managers   c) to innovatively sell
d) products to customers.   e) All correct
13. An incident when my youth taught/men to stand up and/do what is right even if/others do not agree with me.
a) An incident when my youth taught   b) me to stand up and   c) do what is right even if
d) others do not agree with me.   e) No error
14. As I had learnt/Sanskrit in school,/I could understood/many Indian languages.
a) As I had learnt   b) Sanskrit in school.   c) I could understood   d) many Indian languages.
e) No error
15. The insurance industry in/India is underwent/many changes in/the past few years.
a) The insurance industry in   b) India is underwent   c) many changes in   d) the past few years.
e) No error
16. The Minister praised the/record voter turnout, and calling it/a victory for democracy irrespective/of the outcome.
a) The Minister praised the   b) record voter turnout, and calling it
c) a victory for democracy irrespective   d) of the outcome.   e) No error
17. Professionals with/knowledge of child rights/alone should be appointed/on child protection units.
a) Professionals with   b) knowledge of child rights   c) alone should be appointed
d) on child protection units.  e) No error
18. While the students of the school/are gearing up to learn a new language,/those already learning the language/are a perturb lot.
a) While the students of the school   b) are gearing up to learn a new language,
c) those already learning the language   d) are a perturb lot.   e) No error.
19. The two brothers were/caught while trying/to steal gift packets/from a marriage hall.
a) The two brothers were   b) caught while trying   c) to steal gift packets
d) from the marriage hall.   e) No error
20. Gift lenders are/keenly studying RBI’s guidelines/as several about these can soon apply/for licences for small banks.
a) Gift lenders are   b) keenly studying RBI’s guidelines
c) as several about these can soon apply   d) for licences for small banks.  e) No error
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ANSWERS – INDIAN BANK P.O. PRELIMINARY 2017
11. c) Replace ‘imported’ with ‘importing’
12. e)
13. a) Replace ‘my youth’ with ‘I was young’
14. c) Replace ‘understood’ with ‘understand’
15. b) Replace ‘is underwent’ with ‘has undergone’.
16. b) Delete ‘and’
17. d) Replace ‘on’ with ‘in’
18. d) Replace ‘perturb’ with ‘perturbed’
19. b) Delete ‘while’
20. c) Replace ‘about with of’.
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IPPB ASST MANAGER --  2017

Direction (Q. 11-20): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark `No error' as your answer. Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.
11.       The principal of the/ college was arrested by the / police yesterday evening on / charging fraud.
1) The principal of the
2) college was arrested by the
3) police yesterday evening on
4) charging fraud
5) No error
12.       Recently, the Railways has devised / a technique that enable trains to / move safely through fog / and will soon commercialize it.
1) Recently, the Railways has devised
2) a technique that enable trains to
3) move safely through fog
4) and will soon commercialise it.
5) No error
13.       E-commerce has huge growth / potential in India, given the / current's demographics and / the country's diversity.
1) E-commerce has huge growth
2) potential in India, given the
3) current's demographics and
4) the country's diversity
5) No error
14.       If not properly deal / with, termites can be a menace / as these can reduce / wooden furniture to dust.
1) If not properly deal
2) with, termites can be a menace
3) as these can reduce
4) wooden furniture to dust.
5) No error
15.       As per an amendment in the / law, the salaries of all employee / of any firm are supposed to be / paid by digital means.
1) As per an amendment in the
2) law, the salaries of all employee
3) of any firm are supposed to be
4) paid by digital means
5) No error
16.       The cricket stadium in our / was renovated a few / years ago and made compliant / with international sporting standards.
1) The cricket stadium in our
2) was renovated a few
3) years ago and made compliant
4) with international sporting standards
5) No error
17.       As per a report from / WHO, the number of cases / of HIV among the lower / class has reduced drastically.
1) As per a report from
2) WHO, the number of cases
3) of HIV among the lower
4) class has reduced drastically
5) No error
18.       A probe has been / ordered to look in the / accident that occurred at / the dockyard yesterday.
1) A probe has been
2) ordered to look in the
3) accident that occurred at
4) the dockyard yesterday
5) No error
19.       It seems the next food/ trend would be not only/ about the ingredients, but also / the cutlery used to serve it.
1) It seems the next food
2) trend would be not only
3) about the ingredients, but also
4) the cutlery used to serve it
5) No error
20.       Using LPG as a fuel for automobiles / is not that beneficial, as using / the same increases the levels / of carbon monoxide to the air.
1) Using LPG as a fuel for automobiles
2) is not that beneficial, as using
3) the same increases the levels
4) of carbon monoxide to the air
5) No error
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ANSWERS --  IPPB ASST MANAGER 2017

11. 4;    Replace `charging' with 'charge of
12. 2,    Replace 'enable' with 'enables'
13. 3;    Replace 'current's' with 'current'
14. 1;    Replace 'deal' with 'dealt'          
15. 2;    Replace 'employee' with 'employees'
16. 1;    Add 'state' or 'country' after 'our'
17. 5    
18. 2;    Replace 'in' with 'into'
19. 4;    Insert 'about' before 'the cutlery'
20. 4;    Replace `to' with 'in'
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SBI PO MAIN 2017

Direction (Q. 92): The following question consists of a sentence which is divided into three parts which contain grammatical errors in one or more than one part of the sentence. If there is an error in any part of the sentence, find the correct alternative to replace that/those parts from the three options given below each question to make the sentence grammatically correct. If there is an error in any part of the sentence and none of the alternatives is correct to replace that/those part(s), then choose (4), ie None of I, II and III, as your answer. If the given sentence is grammatically correct or does not require any correction, choose (5), ie ‘No correction required’, as your answer.
92. Banking crises also have a habit (I)/of turning private debts as public ones: (II) when banks have overwhelmed by foolish borrowing and lending, governments step in. (III)
I) Banking crises also has a habit   II) of turning private debts into public ones:
III) when banks are overwhelmed by foolish borrowing and lending, governments step in.
a) Only (II)   b) Both (II) and (III)   c) All (I), (II) and (III)   d) None of (I), (II) and (III)
e) No correction required

Direction (Q. 97): The following question consists of a sentence which is divided into three parts which contain grammatical errors in one or more than one part of the sentence. If there is an error in any part of the sentence, find the correct alternative to replace that/those parts from the three options given below each question to make the sentence grammatically correct. If there is an error in any part of the sentence and none of the alternatives is correct to replace that/those part(s), then choose (4), ie ‘None of I, II and III’, as your answer. If the given sentence is grammatically correct or does not require any correction, choose (5), ie ‘No correction required’, as your answer.
97. NHRC notice, terming the case (I)/a serious violation of the right of life of patients (II)/came even as 41 more children died of since Saturday. (III)
I) NHRC noticed, terming the case   II) a seriously violation of the right to life of patients
III) came even as 41 more children died from Saturday.
a) Only (I)   b) Both (I) and (II)   c) All (I), (II) and (III)   d) None of (I), (II) and (III)
e) No correction required
Direction (Q. 102): The following question consists of a sentence which is divided into three parts which contain grammatical errors in one or more than one part of the sentence. If there is an error in any part of the sentence, find the correct alternative to replace that/those parts from the three options given below each question to make the sentence grammatically correct. If there is an error in any part of the sentence and none of the alternative is correct to replace that/those part(s), then choose(4), ie ‘None of I, II and III’ as your answer. If the given sentence is grammatically correct or does not require any correction, choose (5), ie ‘No correction required’, as your answer.
102. Heavy rain in the last three days triggered flash floods (I)/ in parts of Bihar, and inundated large areas in Assam and North Bengal (II)/ paralysed normal life and snapping rail link to the North-East from the rest of the country.(III)
I) Heavy rain in last three days triggered flash floods
II) in parts of Bihar and inundated larger area in Assam and North Bengal
III) paralyzing normal life and snapping rail link to the North-East from the rest of the country.
a) Only (I)   b) Only (III)   c) Both (II) and (III)   d) All (I), (II) and (III)
e) No correction required

Direction (Q. 107): The following question consists of a sentence which is divided into three parts which contain grammatical errors in one or more than one part of the sentence. If there is an error in any part of the sentence, find the correct alternative to replace that/those parts from the three options given below each question to make the sentence grammatically correct. If there is an error in any part of the sentence and none of the alternatives is correct to replace that/those part(s), then choose (4), ie ‘None of I, II and III’ as your answer. If the given sentence is grammatically correct or does not require any correction, choose (5), ie ‘No correction required’ as your answer.
107. The effects of the crisis are not just (I) / seen in the dry economic data, (II) / they are felt as well as in the gut. (III)
I) The effects of crisis have not just   II) seen in the dried economic data,
III) they are felt in the gut as well.
a) Both (I) and (II)   b) Both (II) and (III)   c) Only (III)   d) All (I), (II) and (III)
e) No correction required

Direction (Q. 112): The following question consists of a sentence which is divided into three parts which contain grammatical errors in one or more than one part of the sentence. If there is an error in any part of the sentence, find the correct alternative to replace that/those parts from the three options given below each question to make the sentence grammatically correct. If there is an error in any part of the sentence and none of the alternatives is correct to replace that/those part(s), then choose (4), ie ‘None of I, II and III’, as your answer. If the given sentence is grammatically correct or does not require any correction, choose (5), ie ‘No correction required’, as your answer.
112. The country’s post-war Constitution stipulates that (I)/the emperor is no god-king above the law (II)/as he was before the country’s defeat in 1945. (III)
I) The country’s post-war Constitution has been stipulated that
II) the emperor is no god like over the law
III) as it was before the country’s defeat in 1945.
a) Only (I)   b) Both (I) and (II)   c) Both (II) and (III)   d) None of the (I), (II) and (III)
e) No correction required
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ANSWERS --  SBI MAIN 2017

92. b) The correct expression in part II should be ‘turn ….. into’, and in part III ‘have’ should be replaced by ‘are’.

 97. d) The correct sentence should be – The NHRC notice, terming the case a serious violation of the right to life of patients, came even as 41 more children died since Saturday.

102. b) Only part III is incorrect.

107. c) Only Part III should be replaced.

112.  e)

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IBPS PO MAIN 2014

Q. 61-65.  In each question below a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given. These are numbered (a), (b), (c) and (d). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate if any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt & also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (5) “All correct” as your answer.
61. Chakshumathi is a premier organization involved in teaching and (a) empowering blind and print-disabled people with the aid of (b) computer-assistive technology and provides free (c) rehabilitate and guidance services to blind children and people with (d) low-vision. (e) All correct
62. (a) Residential areas have been the worst (b) hit with scheduled power outages (c) stretching well beyond the (d) designated periods. (e) All correct
63. The traffic (a) volumes and  movements need to be carefully (b) regulated so as not to cause air and noise pollution which will disturb the (c) flora and fauna of Sukhna Wildlife (d) centuary. (e) All correct
64. Not only is the (a) diversion opened to vehicles due to the (b) flyover construction work leading to (c) massive traffic snarls, but is also giving them a (d) bumpy ride. (e) All correct
65. The state government’s failure to control prices (a) coupled with large scale (b) hoarding of essential commodities by (c) scrupulous traders have resulted in the (d) steep rise in prices of all commodities throughout the state. (e) All correct
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61. c) ‘Rehabilitation’ should be used – a noun is to be used.
62. c) ‘Stretching’ is the correct spelling.
63. d) ‘Sanctuary’ is the correct spelling.
64. e)
65. c) ‘Unscrupulous’ would be the appropriate word to be used which means ‘unprincipled’
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IBPS PO MAIN 2014 

Q. 75-77. Read each part of the sentence to find out if there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of the part is the answer. If there is no error, mark your answer as (e).
75. As huge balls of smoke billowed above the building (a)/ eight employees stranded on the top floor (b)/ were evacuated before the fire and rescue services (c)/ could arrived on the scene (d)/ No error (e)
76. Apart from the bad condition of water in the lake (a)/ there is no covered area around it (b)/ and it is impossible to stay there long (c)/ during the day (d)/ No error (e)
77. The aim of the meeting (a)/ was to take review of the management done (b)/ and make improvements in the next year’s planning (c)/ and management for the festival (d)/ No error (e)
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Q. 78-80. Which of the Phrases (a), (b) (c) and (d) given below each sentence should replace the phrases printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (e) as the answer.
78. The rains have been playing hide and seek in the region and  caused concern among the public whereas the farming community.
a) the public through the community farm   b) the public as well as the farming community
c) the public also the farm community   d) the public as well as farming community
e) No correction required
79. After heart transplantation, the patient has to be put on immunosuppresants, so that his immune systems not reject the organ.
a) his immune system does not reject   b) his immunity system does not reject
c) him immune system does not rejects   d) his immune system do not reject
e) No correction required
80. Students said the college was severely short of teachers with eight of the 13 sanctioned teaching posts lying vacant
a) severe short of teachers   b) severely short from teachers   c) severe short teachers of
d) severely short off teachers   e) No correction required
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ANSWERS ---  IBPS PO MAIN 2014

75. d) ‘Arrive’ should replace ‘arrived’ – ‘could’ is a modal verb and is followed by first form of verb.
76. c) “For’ should come between ‘there’ and ‘long’ – ‘for long’ means ‘for a long period of time’
77. e)
78. b) ‘Farming community’ means ‘group of people who are engaged in farming practices’
79. a) ‘Immune system’ refers to ‘state of well-being’
80. (e)

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IBPS PO 2014

Q. 65-70. In each question below a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given. These are numbered (a), (b), (c) and (d). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate if any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt & also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (e) “All correct” as your answer.
65. Normally people shy away (a) from expressing anger on the face but find it ease (b) to pen down (c) their grievances (d) All correct (e)
66. Light woollens (a) are gradually making their appearance as night temperature has dipped sharply (c) in the last three days across (d) the state All correct (e)
67. The Indian pharmasuetical (a) industry has been growing by leaps and bounds b) and India is increasingly being viewed c) as the pharmacy hub d) of the world All correct (e)
68. Nigeria has conveyed (a) its concerns over the security of their nationals in India besides (b) demanding the immediate arrest of whose (c) responsible for the murder of one of their nationals (d) in Goa All correct (e)
69. Wildlife researchers (a) attached to the forest department are involved (b) in the collection of basic materials such as cells, eggs and tishues (c) of endangered (d) species, for research All Correct (e)
70. The state government has decided to issue showcause (a) notices to five banks with poor track (b) record (c) in disburse (d) of crop and agriculture term loans. All correct (e)
Q. 71-75. Which of the Phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below each sentence should replace the phrases printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (e) as the answer.
71. There are several instances where unorganized workers are paid Rs 2,500 per month despite work for more than seven to eight hours a day.
a) Inspite of work for more than   b) Inspite working for more than
c) Despite working for more than   d) Despite worked of more than   e) No correction required
72. Footpaths and junctions are mainly flooded with political hoardings, which need to be removed.
a) Floods with politically hoardings   b) Flood for political hoardings
c) Flood of politically hoardings   d) Floods with political hoardings   e) No correction required
73. The main aim of the police is to make banks and other financial institutions aware about the importance of security measures in view of the criminals happening in the vicinity.
a) In view of the criminal   b) In view of the crimes   c) In the view of criminals
d) On the view of crimes   e) No correction required
74. Every person has a unique finger identity and by matching the fingerprints found on a crime scene with stored in the database, cases can be solved.
a) To that stored in the database   b) In that stored on the database
c) into those store in the database   d) With that stored in the database
e) No correction required
75. Decline in burst of crackers was a major reason for less pollution this year as is evident from noise pollution level.
a) Decline in bursting of   b) Declined in burst of   c) Declining in bursts off
d) Declines in bursting off   e) No correction required
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ANSWERS – IBPS PO 2014

65. b) ‘Easy’ should replace ‘ease’ – an adjective is required.
66. (e)
67. a) ‘Pharmaceutical’ is the correct spelling.
68. c) ‘Those’ would be the appropriate work which would mean ‘those people who are’
69. c) ‘Tissues’ is the correct spelling.
70. d) ‘Disbursal’ should be used- a noun is required at the given place.
71. c) ‘Despite’ is always followed by –ing form of verb
72. e)
73. b) With ‘Criminals’, ‘happening’ cannot be used therefore ‘crimes’ should come before ‘happening’
74. d) Preposition ‘with’ is used with verb ‘matching’
75. a) ‘Decline in bursting of’ means’ decline in the cases of bursting of’

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