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Error Spotting Practice Set for RBI Assistant - Part 1

Published on Tuesday, December 20, 2016
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Directions (1-10): 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) 

1. The agitation by 1)/ municipal employees is 2)/ snowballing under 3)/ a crisis for the city. 4)/ No error 5)

2. The entire engineering 1)/ departments of the two corporations 2)/ will also be 3)/ on an indefinite strike from today. 4)/ No error 5)

3. The day is not father 1)/ when parents in the city 2)/ may have to send their children 3)/ abroad even for nursery education. 4)/ No error 5)

4. After the incident, they 1)/ contact him and offered him 2)/ a cash reward in exchange 3)/ for spotting the error. 4)/ No error 5)

5. The follow-up surveys 1)/ are the only depended source of information 2)/ on the unorganised sector 3)/ of non- agricultural production for the preparation of the national accounts. 4)/ No error 5) 

6. The major portion of 1)/ the Indian subcontinent was 2)/ in British rule 3)/ from 1857 to 1947. 4)/ No error 5)

7. He met the commissioners 1)/ of the three corporations 2)/ and sought its support 3)/ for the drive. 4)/ No error 5)

8. To identify such a defaulters, 1)/ the department tracks 2)/ data of 3)/ bank statements, 4)/ No error 5)

9. This is one of the 1)/ many bizarre anomaly 2) noticed in the first semester results and confirmed 3)/ by the university's exam branch officials. 4)/ No error 5)

10. Teachers who figured 1)/ this out believe the problem 2)/ may extended to 3)/ other subjects. 4)/ No error 5)

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Answer :
1. 3; Replace 'under' with 'into'
2. 2; 'department' instead of 'departments' (With the use of 'entire' noun will be considered singular.)
3. 1; Replace 'father' with 'far'
4. 3; Replace 'contact' with 'contracted'
5. 2; Replace 'depended on' with 'dependable'
6. 3; replace 'in' with 'under'
7. 3; Replace 'its' with 'their'
8. 1; Omit 'a'
9. 2; Replace 'anomaly' with 'anomalies
10. 3; Replace 'extended' with 'extend'


           
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