IBPS RRB Error Spotting Questions | IBPS RRB 2020

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Spotting errors are the basic tests of knowledge of English. This is the reason why they are included in the IBPS RRB English language test. If you are applying for IBPS RRB PO or IBPS RRB office assistant, then you have to answer questions that ask you to spot the errors. So, how can you solve IBPS RRB error spotting questions? Here, we are going to take a look at the questions and also discover useful ways of solving them efficiently.

Types of IBPS RRB Error Spotting Questions

Now, before we go towards finding the methods for solving spotting the errors questions in IBPS RRB Mains, we should understand the nature of the questions asked in the exam. So, let us take a look at the different types of spotting the errors questions that come in the RRB exam.

Subject-Verb Agreement – As we know, the verb should always agree with the subject. For example, if we are talking about ‘he’ or another singular number, we should always use a singular verb. But, there might be questions about where this agreement is not there.

For example– The decoration of the new office block including the furniture and curtains are most pleasing.

Parts of Speech – Nouns, pronouns, Verbs, and Adjectives might be mixed in an erroneous way and you would be asked to solve the errors.

Example – Anu has a fascinating for all electrical things.

Some Facts Related to IBPS RRB Error Spotting questions

How many questions come on an average?

The first question that comes to your mind is how many questions come on an average on this particular topic. Well, it is a tough question to answer. In some years, you might not get any ‘spotting the errors’ questions. In other years, you might get as many as  4-5 questions. On an average, around 1-3 questions come from this particular topic.

What is the difficulty?

Here is the good news. Spotting the errors questions are one of the easiest topics in IBPS RRB exam. Most of the questions are quite easy to solve if your basic concepts of language are clear.

How should I prepare?

The most important thing that you need to do is read about the rules of English grammar properly. This would help you with not only spotting the errors but with all the other types of questions in IBPS RRB English as well.

Next thing that you need to do is practice mock tests. We suggest that you solve at least 5 -10 questions every day. If that is not possible, try to solve at least 25-30 questions every week. This would prepare you well for the exam.

Solving IBPS RRB  Error SpottingQuestions

As said before, IBPS RRB spotting the errors questions are pretty easy to solve. Let us take the case of an example and see how you can solve them without any errors.

Question: Find the part of the sentence with the error:

He is (A)/ the same boy (B)/ which came to (C)/ us yesterday. (D)/ No error(E)

Options:

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E

Solution:

The first thing that you should do is find out the subject and then see where the other parts of the sentence ‘fit’ correctly with respect to the subject. Here, in this sentence, the subject is a boy who is referred to as ‘he’. Let us now look at the individual parts of the sentence.

Part A – ‘He is’ – the boy is masculine gender and is goes with the singular number. Hence, this is correct.

Part B –  ‘the same boy’ – there are no errors in this one either

Part C – ‘which came to’- If we are referring to a person, we should have used the pronoun ‘who’ instead of ‘which’ – This is the error

We don’t have to look further as we have got our answer.

Answer:  C

Let us look at another example

Question: Guru Ram Das was (A)/ the fourth Guru of the Sikhs (B)/ between 1674 to 1681. (C)/ No error (D)

Options:

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D

Solution: The subject is Guru Ram Das ji. Now let us take a look at the individual parts of the sentences

Part A – ‘Guru Ram Das was’ – The guru has left for his heavenly abode, so the use of ‘was’ is right.

Part B – ‘the fourth Guru of the Sikhs’ – There is no error here.

Part C – ‘between 1674 to 1681’ – Since a range of year is mentioned, we would use ‘from’ instead of ‘between’ as used here. This is the error.

Answer: C

Practice Questions

Question 1: A.We discussed about the problem so thoroughly/B.on the eve of the examination/ C.that I found it very easy to work it out./D.No error.

Options:

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D

Answer: A

Question 2: A.I could not put up in a hotel/B.because the boarding and lodging charges/C.were exorbitant.D.No error.

Options:

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D

Answer:  A

Question 3: A.The Indian radio/B.which was previously controlled by the British rulers/C.is free now from the narrow vested interests.D.No error.

Options:

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D

Answer: C

So, these were some of the things that you can try out for solving IBPS RRB error spotting questions. Hope this article was of help to you. For more such interesting articles, keep browsing our website.

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