English Quiz for SBI | IBPS – Set 283(New pattern)

1.Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one or more sentence. Then choose the sentence(s) without error as your answer. If there is error in all the sentences, then your answer is E. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)
I.The low learning levels is due to the fact that the state spends 87% of its budget on salaries of its teachers and not on infrastructure development for students.
II. Recent incidents of tigers straying have brought to focus the lack of proper regulatory mechanism and powers with the forest department to take action against the resorts mushroom in forest fringes.
III. The beauty of the palace comes alive when over a lakh bulbs is switched on between 7pm and 7.45pm on specific days.
IV. In view of the rising complaints of unscrupulous financial institutes duping people with luring them with handsome returns on their investments, the police have appealed to the citizens to stay away from such companies.
a) Only I
b) Only IV
c) Both I & III
d) Both I & II
e) None of the sentence is correct.

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Answer a) Only I
In II, “Mushrooming” should be used instead of Mushroom- which would serve as an adjective;
In III,”Are” should replace “is”- verb should agree with “bulbs”; In IV, “By” should replace “with”- which means “by the way of”.

2.Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one or more sentence. Then choose the sentence(s) without error as your answer. If there is error in all the sentences, then your answer is E. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)
I.More and more cab drivers are approaching the regional transport office (RTO) to obtain identity cards after the transport office intensified action against errant drivers in the last couple of months.
II. The tiger population in the sanctuary is expected to increase from the estimated 76 to around 100 during the seasonal migrate as the tigers follow their preys.
III. The manner in which they zoo officials have left space below the fence has affected the entire objective of having a protect fencing around the pond.
IV. With more fire cases reported during the summer season, the department has decided not to sanction long leaves, unless the staff has an emergency
a) Only I
b) Only IV
c) Both I & IV
d) Both I & II
e) None of the sentence is correct.

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Answer c) Both I & IV
In II, “Migration” should replace “migrate”- a noun is to be used; In III, “Protective” should replace “protect”- an adjective is to be used;

3.Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one or more sentence. Then choose the sentence(s) without error as your answer. If there is error in all the sentences, then your answer is E. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)
I.Cold conditions have developed over the region and to protect the standing crop from the harsh weather, it is suggested to kept the plantation wet by sprinkling groundwater in small amount.
II. Almost all colours available in market are sold as „herbal‟ colours while the packets hardly have detailed about the ingredients used in it.
III. In these days of inflation a ten rupee’s note will not buy you even an ordinary meal.
IV. The long-awaited moment at last came, and we set out for the station as merry a band of children as I have ever seen before or since.
a) Only I
b) Only IV
c) Both I & IV
d) Both I & II
e) None of the sentence is correct.

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Answer e) None of the sentence is correct.
In I, “Keep” should replace “kept”- after „to‟ first form of verb is to be used;
In II, “Details” should replace “detailed”- a noun is required;
In III, rupee‟s shold be replaced by rupee;
In IV, “before or since” should be replaced by “since or before”.

4.Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one or more sentence. Then choose the sentence(s) without error as your answer. If there is error in all the sentences, then your answer is E. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)
I.Many times the news has been published in the papers that the end of the world will be certain if a nuclear war breaks out.
II. Azharuddin is one of the finest batsmen that India have produced over the decades.
III. Much as I admire him for his sterling qualities I cannot excuse him for being unfair to his friends.
IV. While he was walking slowly in the park on a quiet summer afternoon a mad dog suddenly attacked him from
behind.
a) Only I
b) Only IV
c) Both I & IV
d) Only I, III & IV
e) None of the sentence is correct.

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Answer d) Only I, III & IV
In II, “have” should be replaced by “has”.

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