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March 05, 2017

SBI PO 2017 Study Plan : Day 3 - Spotting Errors

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Hello everyone, I am Aparna and here is the Day 3 Lesson of our SBI PO 2017 Study Plan. Today's topic is Spotting Errors of English Language section. Happy Reading :)

Spotting Errors

Questions on Spotting Errors are very common in all Bank PO Exams. Five to Ten questions are usually asked under this category. In the question generally a sentence which is divided into 4 or 5 parts is given. You need to point out which of these parts contains the error. The error can be a spelling error, or grammatical error, or missing of a word or words or an idiomatic error. 

To answer these questions, you must have a good command over the grammatical rules. Kindly go through the Grammar rules provided by Gr8AmbitionZ, and learn all the basic rules thoroughly.

Practice as many questions as possible which will make you perfect in smashing this section of the test. Here I am giving you 100 Spotting Error exercises taken from various Bank PO Exams. Try to solve these questions on your own and check with the given key.


Directions (Q. 1-100) : Read each 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 that part is the answer. If there is no error the. answer is (5)  (Ignore errors in punctuation, if any).

1. In spite of the extreme cold she insisted on taking a trip to Shimla where is her birthplace.
  1.  In spite of the extreme cold
  2.  she insisted on
  3.  taking a trip to Shimla
  4.  where is her birthplace.
  5.  No error
2. The government decision will benefit all the software companies registered under the scheme.
  1. The government decision
  2. will benefit all
  3. the software companies registered
  4. under the scheme
  5.  No error
3. The trustee has agreed not only to fund the construction of the auditorium but also the new research centre.
  1. The trustee has agreed
  2. not only to fund the construction
  3. of the auditorium
  4. but also the new research centre
  5.  No error
4. Keeping in mind the rivalry between Vinod and Sachin the manager has assigned him to different teams.
  1. Keeping in mind the rivalry
  2. between Vinod and Sachin
  3. the manager has assigned him
  4. to different teams
  5.  No error
5. In recent times companies have found the internet to be ideal place to hire personnel and form business partnerships.
  1.  In recent times companies have found
  2.  the internet to be ideal place
  3.  to hire personnel
  4.  and form business partnerships
  5.  No error
6. These rules were created to protect the interests of the student who live away from home and have no local guardian.
  1. These rules were created
  2. to protect the interests of the student
  3. who live away from home
  4. and have no local guardian
  5.  No error
7. Concerned over the loss of revenue the Government plan to review the policy immediately.
  1. Concerned over
  2. the loss of revenue
  3. the Government plan
  4. to review the policy immediately
  5.  No error
8. Having heard all the evidence the Chairman should now be able to arrive to a fair decision.
  1. Having heard all the evidence
  2. the Chairman should now
  3. be able to arrive
  4. to a fair decision
  5.  No error
9. There are very fewer hotels providing facilities for guests who want to bring their pets along with them.
  1. There are very fewer hotels
  2. providing facilities for
  3. guests who want to bring their pets
  4. along with them
  5.  No error
10. The report states that in several parts of the country there has not been adequately rain this year.
  1. The report states that
  2. in several parts of the country
  3. there has not been
  4. adequately rain this year
  5.  No error
11. On account of the week long strike the factory was forced to close and next month's shipment will delay.
  1. On account of the week
  2. long strike the factory
  3. was forced to close and
  4. next month's shipment will delay
  5.  No error
12. Since the US economy experiences a recession many Asian countries are likely to have reduced growth rates this year.
  1. Since the US economy experiences
  2. a recession many Asian countries
  3. are likely to have
  4. reduced growth rates this year 
  5. No error
13. Oil is now so expensive that India will have to cut subsidies instead face running out of funds to import oil.
  1. 0i1 is now so expensive that
  2. India will have to cut subsidies
  3. instead face running out
  4. of funds to import oil
  5.  No error
14. It is unlikely that you will find a more qualified and experience candidate than Mr Prasad for the post of President.
  1. It is unlikely that you will
  2. find a more qualified and experience
  3. candidate than Mr Prasad
  4. for the post of President
  5.  No error
15. On account of the rising costs many people are finding it difficult to feed their families.
  1. On account of the rising
  2. costs many people are
  3. finding it difficult
  4. to feed their families
  5.  No error
16. By marketing agriculture products well, we can ensure that farmers make a good profit.
  1. By marketing agriculture
  2. products well, we
  3. can ensure that
  4. farmers make a good profit
  5.  No error
17. The promotion means that you may be post in Chennai from next month.
  1. The promotion means
  2. that you may be
  3. post in Chennai
  4. from next month
  5.  No error
18. This project is too big to undertake successfully at such short of notice.
  1. This project is
  2. too big to
  3. undertake successfully at
  4. such short of notice
  5.  No error
19. When our company was faced financial difficulties the training budget was the first to be cut.
  1. When our company was
  2. faced financial difficulties
  3. the training budget was
  4. the first to be cut
  5.  No error
20. Conservationists believe that better management of national parks is the only way to save India's tiger population from extinction.
  1. Conservationists believe that
  2. better management of national parks
  3. is the only way to save
  4. India's tiger population from extinction
  5.  No error 
21. What does make him feel awkward, is only a trivial matter.
  1.  does make him to feel
  2.  makes him to feel
  3.  makes him feel
  4.  would make him feeling
  5.  No correction required
22. This is exactly what he wanted me to solve the problem.
  1.  how he wanted me
  2.  what he wants from I
  3.  how does he want me
  4.  how did he want me
  5.  No correction required
23. They wanted to know that we could extend the required help.
  1.  that can we extend
  2.  that we had extended
  3.  if could we extend
  4.  if we could extend
  5.  No correction required
24. The Minister said that he is proud of the people of his constituency.
  1.  he should be proud of
  2.  he was proud of
  3.  he had pride for
  4.  it is he to be proud of
  5.  No correction required
25. The mob started pelting stones on the vehicles which were parked on the street.
  1.  started to pelting stones
  2.  started stones to be pelted
  3.  pelted stones starting
  4.  had started to pelting stones
  5.  No correction required
26. The priest describes expectations as the root cause of all miseries.
  1.  expectation is the root cause
  2.  expectations are the root cause
  3.  expectations are the root causes
  4.  the root cause as expectation
  5.  No correction required
27. If a person is able to see what is wrong with oneself, he can improve fast.
  1.  what is wrong with myself
  2.  what are the wrongs in oneself
  3.  what is wrong in oneself
  4.  what is wrong with himself
  5.  No correction required
28. Some people feel that nurtured high aims is a sign of immaturity.
  1.  nurturing high aims
  2.  nurture for high aim
  3.  nurturing for higher aims
  4.  nurturing with higher aims
  5.  No correction required
29. He firmly belief is that Yoga is the permanent solution to any disease.
  1.  His firmly belief
  2.  He firmly believes
  3.  His firm belief
  4.  He is firm in belief
  5.  No correction required
30. Dust particles have accumulated on the window panes are harmful to health.
  1.  particles are accumulated
  2.  particles accumulated
  3.  particles that is accumulating
  4.  has particles accumulated
  5.  No correction required
31. So drastic drop in foodgrain production means a heavy loss for farmers.
  1. So drastic drop
  2. in foodgrain production
  3. means a heavy
  4. loss for farmers
  5.  No error
32. We are interesting in purchasing the new laptop model since it has many features unavailable in conventional computers.
  1. We are interesting in purchasing
  2. the new laptop model since
  3. it has many features
  4. unavailable in conventional computers
  5.  No error
33. The committee reviewing the deal comprising leading businessmen and policymakers of our country.
  1. The committee reviewing
  2. the deal comprising
  3. leading businessmen and policymakers _
  4. of our country
  5.  No error
34. Our company has initiated talks to sell more of twenty per cent of its stake in these subsidiaries.
  1. Our company has initiated
  2. talks to sell more
  3. of twenty per cent of
  4. its stake in these subsidiaries
  5.  No error
35. Owing to inflation restaurants have hiked their prices by approximate thirty percent.
  1. 0wing to inflation
  2. restaurants have hiked
  3. their prices by
  4. approximate thirty percent
  5.  No error
36. These firms which are the main suppliers of electronic components in India.
  1. These firms which
  2. are the main
  3. suppliers of electronic
  4. components in India
  5.  No error
37. Such programmes will lead to an exchange of ideas and will create a better understanding between the two countries.
  1. Such programmes will lead to
  2. an exchange of ideas and
  3. will create a better understanding
  4. between the two countries
  5.  No error
38. India's GDP is most likely to grow at six percent higher than those of the US.
  1. India's GDP is
  2. most likely to grow
  3. at six percent higher than
  4. those of the US
  5.  No error
39. Customers should avail of the consulting services offered by an insurance company be-fore buying a policy.
  1. Customers should avail
  2. of the consulting services
  3. offered by an insurance company
  4. before buying a policy
  5.  No error
40. In view of the financial crisis the company does not have any choice unless to close down the factory.
  1. In view of the financial crisis
  2. the company does not have
  3. any choice unless
  4. to close down the factory
  5.  No error
41. These companies have been asked to furnish their financial details and information about its board. members.
  1. These companies have been asked
  2. to furnish their financial details
  3. and information about
  4. its board members
  5.  No error
42. The scheme which will be launched/during the next two years / require an additional investment / of one hundred crores.
  1. The scheme which will be launched
  2. during the next two years
  3. require an additional investment
  4. of one hundred crores
  5.  No error
43. Road developers unable to finish their projects on time will not be awarded new ones.
  1. Road developers unable
  2. to finish their projects
  3. on time will not be
  4. awarded new ones
  5.  No error
44. We have taken on the responsibility of arranging the required training and supervise the new staff.
  1. We have taken on
  2. the responsibility of
  3. arranging the required training
  4. and supervise the new staff
  5.  No error
45. The government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the company to set up a plant in the state.
  1. The government has signed
  2. a memorandum of understanding with
  3. the company to set up
  4. a plant in the state
  5.  No error
46. Owing the new policy we feel that the targets set for this year may not be achieved.
  1. 0wing the new policy
  2. we feel that the targets
  3. set for this year
  4. may not be achieved
  5.  No error
47. Since the lack of manpower we cannot conduct the survey in rural areas.
  1. Since the lack of
  2. manpower we cannot
  3. conduct the survey
  4. in rural areas
  5.  No error
48. Palm oil is very beneficial and is use to make products ranging from soap to biodiesel.
  1. Palm oil is very beneficial
  2. and is use to
  3. make products ranging
  4. from soap to biodiesel
  5.  No error
49. There are only a few company who can handle projects of this magnitude.
  1. There are only
  2. a few company
  3. who can handle
  4. projects of this magnitude
  5.  No error
50. The data shows that the unemployment rate has raised to 6.1 percent, the highest in five years.
  1. The data shows that
  2. the unemployment rate has
  3. raised to 6.1 percent
  4. the highest in five years
  5.  No error
51. He has taken care to compliance with the norms so he expects the proposal to be approved without delay.
  1. He has taken care to
  2. compliance with the norms
  3. so he expects the proposal
  4. to be approved without delay
  5.  No error
52. Under the terms of the new deal the channel can broad- cast the next cricket tournament to be played among India and Australia.
  1. Under the terms of the new deal
  2. the channel can broad- cast
  3. the next cricket tournament
  4.  to be played among India and Australia
  5.  No error
53. Our equipment gets damage very often in summer because there are frequent power cuts.
  1. Our equipment gets damage
  2. very often in summer
  3. because there are
  4. frequent power cuts
  5.  No error
54. We have received many of the letters from customers asking us to extend the deadline to repay their loans
  1. We have received many
  2. of the letters from customers
  3. asking us to extend
  4. the deadline to repay their loans
  5.  No error
55. Since I had lived there for many years the villagers were very comfortable talked to me about their problems.
  1. Since I had lived there
  2. for many years the villagers
  3. were very comfortable talked
  4. to me about their problems
  5.  No error
56. We have been under a lot of pressure to open fifty new stores by the ending of the year.
  1. We have been under
  2. a lot of pressure to
  3. open fifty new stores
  4. by the ending of the year
  5.  No error
57. The government has launched many creative schemes to make banking services available to every one
  1. The government has
  2. launched many creative schemes
  3. to make banking services
  4. available to every one
  5.  No error
58. The company is in debt and has been unable to pay their employees' salaries for the past six months.
  1. The company is in debt
  2. and has been unable
  3. to pay their employees' salaries
  4. for the past six months
  5.  No error
59. This is turned out to be one of our most successful projects and we have made quite a large profit from it.
  1. This is turned out to be
  2. one of our most successful projects
  3. and we have made quite
  4. a large profit from it
  5.  No error
60. A non-banking financial company is a financial institution similarly to a bank but it can-not issue cheque books to customers.
  1. A non-banking financial company is a
  2. financial institution similarly to a bank
  3. but it cannot issue
  4. cheque books to customers
  5.  No error
61. Selling peanuts on the road is the only means of earning in respect of most of the people
  1. Selling peanuts
  2. on the road is
  3. the only means of earning
  4. in respect of most of the people
  5.  No error
62. Her talk was judged by many as one of the most important talks given in the seminar
  1. Her talk was
  2. judged by many
  3. as one of the most important talks
  4. given in the seminar
  5.  No error
63. The boy who was guilty with having stolen the cell phone came out with the truth.
  1. The boy who was guilty with
  2. having stolen the cell phone
  3. came out
  4. with the truth
  5.  No error
64. She is the teacher whom I know has helped my son in the examination.
  1. She is the teacher
  2. whom I know
  3. has helped my son
  4. in the examination
  5.  No error
65. You cannot demand all your articles unless you do not give advance notice
  1. You cannot demand
  2. all your articles
  3. unless you do not
  4. give advance notice
  5.  No error
66. We insisted, but neither Jona nor her assistant are ready to work on Sunday
  1. We insisted, but neither
  2. Jona nor her assistant
  3. are ready to
  4. work on Sunday
  5.  No error
67. There is just not enough time in my unit to sit around talking about how we feel about each other.
  1. There is just not enough
  2. time in my unit to sit
  3. around talking about how we feel
  4. about each other
  5.  No error
68. The act will be passed with a comfortable majority if all the partisans of her group favours it.
  1. The act will be passed
  2. with a comfortable majority if all
  3. the partisans of
  4. her group favours it
  5.  No error
69. Hardly had I entered the airport than I met my cousin Tilak
  1. Hardly had I
  2. entered the airport
  3. than I met
  4. my cousin Tilak
  5.  No error
70. An anti-terrorism cell is opened by the town police three months ago as a precautionary measure.
  1. An anti-terrorism cell is opened
  2. by the town police
  3. three months ago
  4. as a precautionary measure
  5.  No error
71. The artist who was giving detailed description of the sculptures was speaking fluently French.
  1. The artist who was giving
  2. detailed description of
  3. the sculptures was
  4. speaking fluently French
  5. No error
72. Martin would attempt to open the umbrella when her spectacles slipped off and fell down.
  1. Martin would attempt
  2. to open the umbrella
  3. when her spectacles slipped off
  4. and fell down
  5. No error
73. If you had not reached so quickly, we might well have had a disaster.
  1. If you had not
  2. reached so quickly
  3. we might well
  4. have had a disaster
  5. No error
74. Ancient artifacts are a part of global heritage and should not be sold to the highest bidder.
  1. Ancient artifacts are
  2. a part of global heritage
  3. and should not be
  4. sold to the highest bidder
  5. No error
75. Most people like to rest after a day's hard work but he seemed to have an inexhaustive supply of energy.
  1. Most people like to
  2. rest after a day's hard work
  3. but he seemed to have
  4. an inexhaustive supply of energy
  5. No error
76. None of the student in the class scored below the given cut-off marks.
  1. None of the student
  2. in the class
  3. scored below the
  4. given cut-off marks
  5. No error
77. To be a king and wear a crown are more glamorous to see than to bear.
  1. To be a king and
  2. wear a crown are
  3. more glamorous to
  4. see than to bear
  5. No error
78. Ashok is among the few people in the world which did not blindly follow the path of others.
  1. Ashok is among the
  2. few people in the world
  3. which did not blindly follow
  4. the path of others
  5. No error
79. In emerging economies, the private credit market remains highly segmented and thus weaken power of monetary policy.
  1. In emerging economies,
  2. the private credit market
  3. remains highly segmented and thus
  4. weaken power of monetary policy
  5. No error
80. The recent election campaign has been one of the most noisiest campaigns in the last decade.
  1. The recent election campaign
  2. has been one of
  3. the most noisiest campaigns
  4. in the last decade
  5. No error
81. Wholesome strategic planning was the focus as the firm manage through a difficult period a couple of years ago.
  1. Wholesome strategic planning
  2. was the focus as
  3. the firm manage through a difficult period
  4. a couple of years ago
  5. No error
82. In spite of the best governmental efforts, emission of greenhouse gases and noxious chemicals remain a cause of worry.
  1. In spite of the best governmental efforts,
  2. emission of greenhouse gases
  3. and noxious chemicals
  4. remain a cause of worry
  5. No error
83. The rate of metabolism of a body is comparatively lowest when it is at rest and is thus optimum for examination.
  1. The rate of metabolism of
  2. a body is comparatively lowest when
  3. it is at rest and is
  4. thus optimum for examination
  5. No error
84. The opposition leader tried to bolster his position with the voters by pressing corruption charges against rivals.
  1. The opposition leader tried
  2. to bolster his position
  3. with the voters by pressing
  4. corruption charges against rivals
  5. No error
85. The recently imposed dress code in the university has enraged the students who will be going on strike since tomorrow.
  1. The recently imposed dress code
  2. in the university has enraged
  3. the students who will be going
  4. on strike since tomorrow
  5. No error
86. Ever since he took over as the chief minister of the state, rate for unemployment has drastically increased.
  1. Ever since he took over
  2. as the chief minister of the state,
  3. rate for unemployment
  4. has drastically increased
  5. No error
87. Although the brilliant writer,an underlying pessimism prevails in all her novels.
  1. Although the brilliant writer,
  2. an underlying
  3. pessimism prevails in
  4. all her novels
  5. No error
88. Changed social setting demands the schools to teach moral and social values among with the academic skills.
  1. Changed social setting
  2. demands the schools to teach
  3. moral and social values
  4. among with the academic skills
  5. No error
89. The President has denied that the economy is in recession or was go into one despite a spate of downcast reports.
  1. The President has denied
  2. that the economy is in recession
  3. or was go into one
  4. despite a spate of downcast reports
  5.  No error
90. The angry at being left out of the bonanza is palpable among employees of the organization.
  1. The angry at being
  2. left out of the bonanza
  3. is palpable among
  4. employees of the organization
  5. No error
91. His comments came after the research group said that its consumer confidence index were slumped to its lowest level.
  1. His comments came after
  2. the research group said that its
  3. consumer confidence index were
  4. slumped to its lowest level
  5. No error
92. If all goes well the examination scheduled for next month is all set to be completely free from annoying power cuts and disruptions.
  1. If all goes well
  2. the examination scheduled for next month
  3. is all set to be completely free
  4. from annoying power cuts and disruptions
  5. No error
93. There are Just too few trains for the ever-grow number of passengers in the city.
  1. There are Just too few trains
  2. for the ever-grow
  3. number of passengers
  4. in the city
  5. No error
94. The buzz at the party was that a famous film star and politician, would probable drop by for a while.
  1. The buzz at the party was
  2. that a famous
  3. film star and politician, would
  4. probable drop by for a while
  5. No error
95. The opposition disrupted proceedings in both Houses of Parliament for the second consecutive day above the plight of farmers in the country.
  1. The opposition disrupted proceedings
  2. in both Houses of Parliament
  3. for the second consecutive day
  4. above the plight of farmers in the country
  5. No error
96. In response to the growing crisis, the agency is urgently asking for more contributions, to make up for its sharp decline in purchasing power.
  1. In response to the growing crisis,
  2. the agency is urgently asking for
  3. more contributions, to make up for
  4. its sharp decline in purchasing power
  5. No error
97. The tennis player easy through the opening set before her opponent, rallied to take the final
  1. two sets for the biggest victory of her young career.
  2. The tennis player easy through
  3. the opening set before her opponent,
  4. rallied to take the final two sets
  5. for the biggest victory of her young career
  6. No error
98. Aggression in some teenage boys may be linkage to overly large glands in their brains, a new study has found.
  1. Aggression in some teenage boys/
  2. may be linkage to overly
  3. large glands in their brains,
  4. a new study has found
  5. No error
99. The merchant counted the number of pearls to make sure that none of them were missing.
  1. The merchant counted
  2. the number of pearls
  3. to make sure that
  4. none of them were missing
  5. No error
100. When deep sea diving, one should always take care that-oxygen cylinder is tied to the back tightly.
  1. When deep sea diving,
  2. one should always take care
  3. that-oxygen cylinder is
  4. tied to the back tightly
  5. No error 
Answers with Explanations :
  1. 4; Substitute which for where 
  2. 5 
  3. 2; Rearrange as to fund not only. 
  4. 3; Substitute them 
  5. 2; Insert the before ideal 
  6. 2; Substitute students 
  7. 3; Substitute plans 
  8. 4; Substitute at for to 
  9. 1; Substitute few 
  10. 4; Substitute adequate 
  11. 4; Substitute will be delayed 
  12. 1; Substitute is experiencing 
  13. 3; Substitute or for instead 
  14. 2; Substitute experienced 
  15. 5 
  16. 1; Substitute agricultural 
  17. 3;Substitute posted
  18. 4; Delete of 
  19. 2; Substitute faced with 
  20. 5 
  21. 3 
  22. 1  
  23. 4 
  24. 2 
  25. 5 
  26. 5  
  27. 4 
  28. 1 
  29. 3 
  30. 2 
  31. 1; Such a drastic drop
  32. 1; interested 
  33. 2; comprises 
  34. 3; Substitute than for the first of 
  35. 4; approximately 
  36. 1; Delete which. 
  37. 5 
  38. 4; Substitute that for those. 
  39. 3; Substitute except or but for unless 
  40. 4; Substitute their for its. 
  41. 3; Substitute requires.
  42. 3; Substitute in. 
  43. 4: Substitute supervising.
  44. 5 
  45. 1; It should be: "Owing to the  
  46. 1; It should be "Since we lack"  
  47. 2; Substitute used. 
  48. 2; Substitute companies. 
  49. 3; Substitute risen. 
  50. 2; Substitute comply. 
  51. 4; Substitute between. 
  52. 1; Substitute damaged. 
  53. 2; Delete of the
  54. 3; Substitute talking. 
  55. 4;Substitute end. 
  56. 5 
  57. 3;Substitute its. 
  58. 1;Substitute has. 
  59. 2;Substitute similar 
  60. 5 
  61. 3; Substitute ones for talks. 
  62. 1; Substitute of 
  63. 2; Substitute who. 
  64. 3; Delete do not.
  65. 3; Substitute is.
  66. 4; Substitute one another. 
  67. 4; Substitute favour.
  68. 3; Substitute when. 
  69. 1; Substitute was. 
  70. 4; Substitute fluent. 
  71. 1; Substitute was attempting. 
  72. 5 
  73. 5  
  74. 4; inexhaustible 
  75. 1; students 
  76. 2; the 
  77. 3; who
  78. 4; Substitute "weakens the power .."
  79. 3; Delete most. 
  80. 3; Substitute managed. 
  81. 4; Substitute remains. 
  82. 2; Substitute lower 
  83. 3; Substitute "among the voters ..." 
  84. 4; Substitute from tomorrow".
  85. 3; Substitute "the rate of
  86. 1; Substitute a for the. 
  87. 4; Substitute along for among. 
  88. 3; Substitute "was to go" 
  89. 1; Substitute anger 
  90. 3; Substitute had for were 
  91. 2; Substitute ever-growing 
  92. 4; Substitute probably 
  93. 4; Substitute regarding for above
  94. 5 
  95. 1; Substitute eased 
  96. 2; Substitute linked
  97. 4; Substitute was. 
  98. 1; Substitute when diving into deep sea. 
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