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ERROR DETECTION asked in Previous bank exams 2

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💠SBI AND IBPS CLERK/ PO EXAM PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTIONS (2014-2019)
ERROR DETECTION PART 2

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🔹IBPS PO MAINS 2016

🔷Directions (1-4): Please select the most appropriate option, out of the five options given for each of the following sentences, which, in your view, should be grammatically and structurally correct . Please note that the meaning and context of the sentence must not change. 
 
1)
(a) If I have enough money I would have backpack around France. But unfortunately I was broken.
(b)If I have had enough money, I would have done backpack around France. But unfortunately I am broke.
(c) If I had enough money I would backpack around France. But, unfortunately I am broke.
(d)If I have enough money I would backpack around all over the France. But unfortunately I am broke. 
(e) None is true

Solution : cRULE – TYPE 2 CONDITIONAL
Type 2 conditional refers to a hypothetical situation and its probable result.In such case we use (would +verb) in the main clause and the past tense in the subordinate clause(hypothetical part).
Example – If I were a bird, I would fly in the sky.Hence, here C is the right answer
(This is one of the 20 frequently asked grammar rules in BANK EXAMS) 
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2)
(a) The judges finally distributed the awards among the most active children talking at length among themselves.
(b) The judges finally distributed the awards talking at lengths among themselves.
(c) The judges, talking at lengths among themselves finally distributed the awards among the most active children.
(d) The judges distributed finally talking at length among themselves the award among the most active children.
(e) None is true
Answer – C
It’s the judges who are talking at lengths, not the students

3)
(a) I have been ill for fortnight and the management and the school sports committee as well prefer to elect me the captain of school team. Initially I thought that it is only in a fun but I was wrong.
(b) I had been ill for the fortnight and the management and the school sports committee preferred to elect me the captain of school team. Initially I thought that it was only in a fun but I was wrong.
(c) I have been ill for a fortnight and the management as well as the school sports committee  prefers to elect me captain of school team. Initially I thought that it was only in a fun but I was wrong.
(d)I was ill for fortnight thus the management as well as the school sports committee preferred to elect me the captain of school team.Initially I thought tht it was only in a fun but I as wrong.
(e) All are true

Answer – c
A fortnight will be used as it’s not definite. 
Fortnight – A period of 14 nights (2 weeks). 

4)
(a) If you try to understand the concept in the class you will not only remember it but also will be able to put to use while solving even the difficult exercises.
(b) If you tried to understand the concept of the whole class, you will not only remember it , but also can put to use while solving even the difficult exercises. 
(c) If you tried to understand the concept in the class, you would not only remember it , but also can put it to use while solving even the difficult exercises.
(d) If you tried to understand the concept in the class, you would not only remember it but also could put it to use while solving even the difficult exercises.
(e) None is true

Answer – a
RULE – First conditional sentences
First conditional sentence starting with ‘if’ clause,  is used to express situations in which the outcome is likely (but not guaranteed) to happen in the future.We use simple present tense in if clause and simple future tense in the main clause. 

(This is one of the 20 frequently asked grammar rules in BANK EXAMS) 
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IBPS PO PRE 2016

 Read sentences to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error mark the answer as No Error. ( Ignore errors of punctuations if any)

5) It was a long (a)/ and uncomfortable journey (b)/ but Aditya managed (c)/ to reach with time. (d)./no error
A. (a)
B. (b)
C. (c)
D. (d)
E. No error

Solution – d
‘In time ‘ in place of ‘with time’

(6) Directions: Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. If there is no error, the answer will be “No Error”. 

A. Just as letter’s physical presence, then 
B. resists the rationalizations of the public
C. sphere, its temporal idiosyncracies resisted the 
D. efficiencies of capitalist production
E. No error
 
Ans. C
 ‘resists’ in place of  ‘ resisted’
 
7)
A. Linking traditional North American native stories
B. to historic records of Japanese tsunami
C. was considered an exception, not the start
D. of a fruitful geological collaboration
E. No error.
Solution: A
Use of ‘native’ after ‘North American’ is incorrect. Also ‘traditional’ should come before ‘stories’. Native is an adjective that is used here for American and not stories. So native will come before American. Traditional is used as an adjective for stories. This is the case of misplaced modifiers. 
 
8)
A. This is one of the England’s most 
B. important and ancient axial routes
C. roughly following the line of
D. a Roman through road
E. No error
 
Solution : The sentence is absolutely correct
 
 💠Direction: Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, i any. will be in one part of the sentence. If there is no error, the answer is (E) i.e No Error. ( Ignore the errors of punctuations, if any.

9) The consolation messages (a)/ received on the (b)/  demise of Sridevi (c)/ speaks highly of her enormity.(d)
A. (a)
B. (b)
C. (c)
D. (d)
E. No error
Solution: D
Here the error is in part D. As ‘messages’ is plural, use ‘speak’ in place of ‘speaks’
10) Do you wanted (a)/ to discuss this (b)/ project today or can (c)/ we do it tomorrow?(d)
A. (a)
B. (b)
C. (c)
D. (d)
E. No error.
Solution: A
‘Do you want’ in place of ‘Do you wanted’
 

 

11) The government announced a waivered of the service charge (a)/ and spoke about a number of steps (b)/ to improve passenger amenities (c)/ such as a coach mitra facility. No Error. (d)
A. (a)
B. (b)
C. (c)
D. (d)
E. No error

Solution: A
‘Waiver’ in place of waivered.
 
12)  The reason why Suhana failed (a)/ to attend the meeting (b)/ with a complete presentation (c)/ was because she was unwell.(d)/ No error (e)
A. (a)
B. (b)
C. (c)
D. (d)
E. (e)
Solution:D
 The reason why already indicates the reason. There is no need to use the word ‘because’.The word connecting the two clauses should be ‘that’. 💯 CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPILATION OF FREQUENTLY ASKED VOCABS IN BANK EXAMS

13)  Their innovative zeal has (a)/ touched the lives of around 125 crores (b)/ Indians and make India (c)/ proud worldwide. (d)/ No error (e)/ 
A. (a)
B. (b)
C. (c)
D. (d)
E. No error
Solution: C
‘Made’ in place of ‘make’ 

14)  The coverage of schemes remain (a)/ patchy because of rampant (b)/ leakages and poor execution(c)/ and monitoring. (d)/ No error(e)
A. (a)
B. (b)
C. (c)
D. (d)
E. (e)
Solution:A
Here the noun is ‘Coverage’. So ‘remains’ will be used in place of ‘remain’
 
IBPS PO PRE 2017

💠(15-24) Directions: Four statements given below at A, B, C, and D. There my be some errors in the given statement(s). The incorrect statement is your answer.
 
15)
A.To drain water away from the tracks, railroad beds, like road beds are designed in which there is usually a bed of rock and gravel resulting in fast drainage from the tracks.
B. Railroad beds, like road beds, are designed in which there is usually a bed of rock and gravel that result in fast drainage from the tracks.
C. A bed of rock and gravel, called the railroad bed, is designed similar to a roadbed to drain water away from the tracks. 
D. Railroad beds, like road beds, are designed to drain water apart from the tracks, so there is usually a bed of rock and gravel resulting in fast drainage away from the tracks. 
E. All are incorrect
Solution: D,
 ‘apart’ is incorrect after ‘to drain water’. ‘Away’ should be there in place of ‘apart’
 
16)
A. Many Japanese cities had extensive tram system until the 1970s, when increased motorization started to make some lines disappear. 
B. Increased motorization started to make some lines disappear after the 1970s until when many Japanese cities had extensive tram systems.
C.When increased motorization started to make lines disappear, many Japanese cities have extensive tram systems until the 1970s.
D. Until the 1970s, when increased motorization started to make some lines disappear, many Japanese cities had extensive tram systems.
E. All are incorrect
Solution : C, 
‘have’ is incorrectly used since the sentence is in past tense. 
 
17)
A. Archaeological research in Sarasota documents shows records of more than eight thousand years of seasonal occupation by native people. 
B. More than eight thousand years of seasonal occupation by native people have been documented in the archeological research in Sarasota.
C. Sarosta’s archeological research has recorded more than eight thusand years of seasonal occupation by native people.
D. The seasonality in native people have been documented in sarasota’s archeological research. 
E. All are correct
 
Solution : D
Option D: “documentation of seasonality in native people” dosen’t make sense.
 
18)
A. Racing for the bus, Sara’s bag flew open and all the documents were lost.
B. As she raced for the bus, Sara’s bag flew open making the documents lose.
C. Racing for the bus, Sara’s bag flung open and all the documents were lost. 
D. The documents were lost, when racing for the bus, Sara’s bag flung open.
E. All are incorrect.
Solution: E


Option A,C and E in the absence of a proper subject,  ‘bag’ automatically gets add  to the verb and become the subject  So, it does not make any sense as it would mean the bag is racing for the bus. 
Option B is incorrect because of the section ‘making the documents lose’.  Option D doesn’t convey a correct meaning. 
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19)
A. The Trump administration is intensifying its effort to crack down the so called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with the federal immigration authorities.
B. Efforts were intensified by the Trump administration to crack down the sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with the federal immigration authorities. 
C.The so called sanctuary cities that refuse to abide by the federal immigration authorities will be cracked down by the intensified efforts of the Trump administration.
D. Federal immigration authorities must be complied into by sanctuary cities if the efforts of the trump administration must be intensified.
E. All are correct
 
Solution: D  
the phrase ‘complied into by’ is incorrect. You ‘comply with’ a rule or a law  and not by cities. 
 
20)
A. Dark web transactions were initially carried out using legally state-issued currencies.
B. The initial dark web transactions were carried out by legal state-issues currencies.
C. The legal state issue currencies were used to initially carry in the transactions between the dark webs.
D. Legal state-issued currencies were initially used to carrying out dark web transactions.
E. All are incorrect

Solution : E
Option A: ‘legally state-issued currencies’  is incorrect.The word describes the state issued currencies, hence it should be an adjective and not an adverb.
Option B: ‘state-issues’ is incorrect and should be replaced by ‘state-issued’
Option C: ‘carry in’ is grammatically incorrect.
Option D: ‘to carrying out’ is grammatically incorrect. 
 
21)
A. people as many as those in a small nation can be seen, at stations, commuting from faraway places everyday.
B. People from faraway places are poured out by the stations of numerical small nations.
C.The stations pour out people commuting from faraway places everyday, of the numerical magnitude of small nations.
D.People of numerical magnitude of small nations commuting from faraway places are poured out by the stations everyday.
E. All are incorrect
 
Solution : B
‘Stations of numerical small nations’ is incorrect. The other statements make complete sense, hence are correct.
22)
A. The  deceased soldier’s  wife is banking upon the government for justice and support.
B. The government is being banked upon by the deceased soldier’s wife for justice and support.
C. For justice and support, the deceased soldier’s wife is banking upon the government.
D. The wife of deceased soldier is banking of the government for justice and support.
E. All are incorrect
 
Solution : D

‘Banking upon’ in place of ‘Banking of’. Banking upon – depending on someone for

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