SBI PO Prelims 2017: Error Correction and Cloze Test - Set 10




Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of English Quiz for SBI PO Prelims on error and cloze test.
Directions (Q.1-5): Read the 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. Mark your answers as A, B, C, D or E. Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.


1. Chinese mobile brands might have taken/ the Indian market by storm, but if there are two companies/ from the far East that have stood on ground, primarily on the basis of/ their device’s build quality and performance, they are Asus and HTC.
(a) Chinese mobile brands might have taken
(b) the Indian market by storm, but if there are two companies
(c) from the far east that have stood on ground, primarily on the basis of
(d) their device’s build quality and performance, they are Asus and HTC
(e) no error


2. Mostly used by the salaried person, /the service is offered for free /for the first year and the nominal/ fee is leived thereafter.
(a) mostly used by the salaried person,
(b) the service is offered for free
(c) for the first year and the nominal
(d) fee is leived thereafter
(e) no error


3. If you are looking on /the most authentic source of /filing your returns, then Income Tax eFilling/ should be your ideal choice.
(a)If you are looking on
(b) the most authentic source of
(c) filling your returns, then Income Tax eFilling
(d) should be your ideal choice
(e) no error


4. The embryos created in/ the labs are later transplanted/ in surrogate cows to produce/ high pedigree cattle.
(a) the embryos created in
(b) the labs are later transplanted
(c) in surrogate cows to produce
(d) high pedigree cattle
(e) no error


5. An increase in private /spending will pull up/ demand for consumer/ durables and automobiles.
(a) an increase in private
(b) spending will pull up
(c) demand for consumer
(d) durables and automobiles
(e) No error



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Directions (Q.6-10): In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered, these numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words have been suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

The supreme court verdict holding coal block allocations made since 1993 illegal ____(6) a long known, but little acknowledged malaise ______(7) the administration: cronyism often overshadowing merit, and systems and processes being undermined by power and influence. The sweeping nature of the finding that allocation of coal blocks through the government _______(8) route as well as through a non-statutory screening committee suffered from arbitrariness is a fierce indictment of successive governments, rendering it difficult to  ________(9) blame on any particular party or regime. Rather, as the judgment points out, the approach was adhoc and casual. There was no fair and transparent procedure, and this resulted in unfair distribution of national wealth. The judgment, in essence, sticks to the constitutional norms the supreme court has been applying ______(10) the time it cancelled 122 telecom licenses in 2012 based on the finding that illegal allocations of 2G spectrum had been made.


6.
(a)backs
(b)buys
(c)explains
(d)contradicts
(e)confirms


7.
(a)diffusing
(b)pervading
(c)imparting
(d)taking out
(e)penetrating


8.
(a)dispensation
(b)quota
(c)share
(d)allocation
(e)consignment


9.
(a)allocate
(b)allot
(c)dispense
(d)apportion
(e)withhold


10.
 (a)since
(b)by
(c)for
(d)on
(e)at


Answers & Solutions:
1.c - Replace ‘on’ with ’their’
2.d - ‘levied’ instead of ‘leived’
3.a - Replace ‘on’ with ‘for’
4.c - Replace ‘in’ with ‘into’
5.b - ‘push up’ instead of ‘pull up’
6.e
7.b
8.a
9.d
10.a








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