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100 Spotting Error Questions BASED on LATEST IBPS Exam 2016 pdf.

 1). a) Pakistan has for the first time admitted to the presence / b) of India’s most wanted terrorist, Dawood

Ibrahim, / c) on its earth, but has said that / d) he has now been chased out and could be in the UAE. / e) No


Explanation: Replace ‘earth’ with ‘soil’

Answer is: c)

2). a) The Delhi Government will set up seven laboratories / b) in East Delhi to test, verify and calibrate / c) the

work and reference standards of different types of balances, / d) weights and measuring equipments used in

shops or establishments. / e) No error

Explanation: Replace ‘work’ with ‘working’

Answer is: c)


3). a) Samajik Suvidha Sangam, also known as Mission Convergence, / b) is the most unique initiative of NCT

of Delhi / c) for holistic empowerment of women from vulnerable and / d) most vulnerable sections of society.

/ e) No error

Explanation: Replace ‘the most’ with ‘a’

Answer is: b)

4). a) The Supreme Court has sought a response of the Centre / b) on a PIL seeking effective functioning of the

/ c) human rights courts in the country / d) to further the cause of according social justice. / e) No error

Explanation: Replace ‘of’ with ‘from’

Answer is: a)

5). a) Caught napping by the powerful mining Mafia after a bid / b) on the life of the SDM, the police has now

booked / c) the driver of the tractor trolley and / d) filed an FIR against him. / e) No error

Replace ‘has’ with ‘have’

Explanation: Answer is: b)

6). a) A letter of credit is a guarantee issued/ b) by the importer’s bank that it will honor/ c) payment up to

certain amount of export bills/ d) to the bank of the exporter./ e) No error.

Answer: c)

Explanation: Insert “a” before “certain”

7). a) A private company is one which/ b) restricts transfer of shares and does not/ c) invite the public

to/ d) subscribe its shares/ e) No error.

Answer: d)

Explanation: Insert “to” before “its”

8). a) Widows by far outnumber widowers,/ b) because studies show that women live longer/ c) than men and

tend to marry/ d) men older than them./ e) No error.

Answer: d)

Explanation: Replace “them” with “themselves”

9). a) Yesterday my car ran out of gas,/ b) and then my phone ran out of battery/ c) I was up a creek/d) without

a paddle/ e) No error.

Answer: e)

Explanation: No Error Found

10). a) We couldn’t set up the computer network/ b) ourselves, so we are banking with/ c) an IT engineer from

the university / d) to set it up for us./ e) No error.

Answer: b)

Explanation: Replace “with” with “on”, and “bank on” means “depends on”

11). a) All government officials above the rank of undersecretary / b) have been issued circulars by their

respective ministries / c) to ask them to attend yoga classes / d) in the run-up to the event / e) No error.

Answer: c)

Explanation: Replace “to ask” with “asking”

12). a) A serial entrepreneur who made his first fortune / b) in the early days of world wide web / c) he has

since helped find / d) a solar power company to generate green electricity / e) No error.

Answer: c)

Explanation: Replace “find” with “found”

13). a) The three-day trip that India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, made / b) to china is seen in some

quarter / c) as a chance to reset the relationship / d) between Asia’s two giants / e) No error.

Answer: b)

Explanation: Replace “quarter” with “quarters”

14). a) The char bodies of two women / b) were recovered from a burning pile / c) of dried cow dung / d)at

Sultanpur village / e) No error.

Answer: a)

Explanation: Replace “Char” with “charred”

15). a) With so many options lined up / b) in this competitive world, one has to watch / c) out for a proper

specialization and a suitable institute / d) before deciding on anything / e) No error.

Answer: e)

Explanation: No Error Found

16). a) A total of ten blocks will be on offer / b) in the third round of coal auctions / c) Which will take place

between / d) August 11 to August 17. / e) No error.

Answer: d)

Explanation: Replace “to” with “and”

17). a) The lay-offs come among the continued debate / b) over immigration reform in the US / c) as the

temporary work visas are / d) at the centre of a fierce debate in Congress. / e) No error.

Answer: a)

Explanation: Replace “among” with “amid”

18). a) Economic laws typically aims at balancing / b) competing interests of various stakeholders / c) as well

as interests of government departments / d) charged with implementing such laws. / e) No errors.

Answer: a)

Explanation: Replace “aims” with “aim”

19). a) To provide two special economic zones / b) exclusively for Indian investors / c) is a clear reflection of

d) Bangladesh’s positive intent. / e) No error.

Answer: a)

Explanation: Replace “to provide” with “providing”

20). a) On a separate occasion, the High Court rapped / b) the Director-General of Police for forwarding a

complaint / c) against Raj to the state government / d) instead ordering an enquiry into it. / e) No error.

Answer: d)

Explanation: Replace “instead” with “instead of”

21). a) My elder brother is planning / b) to go abroad / c) as soon as he will retire / d) in December next year

e) No error.

Answer: c)

Explanation: Replace “will retire” with “retires”

22). a) A look at migration data suggests / b) that the number of deaths do not / c) necessarily indicate the

crisis / d) that is being described / e) No error.

Answer: b)

Explanation: Replace “do” with “does”


23). a) The decision has immediately drawn a sharp response / b) from the Congress and the SP, who along

with / c) other Opposition parties have been stalling / d) the Bill’s passage in the Rajya Sabha / e) No error.

Answer: e)

Explanation: No correction required

24). a) For expecting the organization / b) to pay for the transport / c) of the personal belongings / d) of the

employee is not fair / e) No error.

Answer: a)

Explanation: Replace “For expecting” with “to expect”

25). a) Ahead of Modi’s visit of Bangladesh, External Affairs Minister said / b) agreements on the contentious

issue / c) of sharing of river waters including that of Teesta / d) would not be on the agenda / e) No error.

Answer: c)

Explanation: Insert “the” before “Teesta”

26). a) Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN envoy / b) Syria, said that the second round / c) of talks in Geneva has failed

d) to make progress / e) No error.

Answer: c)

Explanation: Replace “has” with “had”

27). a) Four protesters and one policeman / b) were killed / c) when police cleared protest / d) sites in Bangkok

e) No error.

Answer: e)

Explanation: No Error

28). a) Union members say that little thought / b) has been spared for families of employees / c) who develops

health issues owing to / d) living and working in unhygienic conditions / e) No error.

Answer: c)

Explanation: Replace “develops” with “develop”

29). a) India has one of the largest / b) road network / c) in the world, aggregating to / d) about 3.6 million

kilometers at present / e) No error.

Answer: b)

Explanation: Replace “network” with “networks”

30). a) Till 1970, India was among first nations / b) having the highest quota with IMF / c) and due to this

status India was allotted / d) a permanent place in the Executive Board of Directors / e) No error.

Answer: a)

Explanation: Insert “the” before “first”

31). a) The Superintendent of Dasna Jail in Ghaziabad said / b) that Koli had been transferred from Dasna to

Meerut Jail / c) as the first had not facilities / d) to carry out the execution / e) No error.

Answer: c)

Explanation: Replace “first” with “former”

32). a) Once the demand draft will be deposited / b) the individual will be eligible / c) to participate in /d) the

online bidding process / e) No error.

Answer: a)

Explanation: Replace “will be” with “is”

33). a) The woman kill the child because she wanted / b) to take revenge from her daughter-in-law / c)whom

she blamed from taking away / d) her son from her / e) No error.

Answer: b)

Explanation: Replace “from” with “on”

34). a) The Delhi government has issued a notification / b) allowing the opening of new wholesale markets

c) in the capital, which will be outside / d) the purview of the three existing AMPC markets /e) No error.


Answer: e)

Explanation: No Error

35). a) My resignation was a spontaneous action / b) since I have always believed / c) that life unless

d) honor is no living at all / e) No error.

Answer: c)

Explanation: Replace “unless” with “without”

36). a).One of the most essential and major asset / b). for India right now is electricity, / c). therefore it is

important that / d). electricity should reach the end customer. / e). No error

Answer: a)

Explanation: Replace “assest” with “assets”

37). a). In India, there is still / b). no widespread repugnance at / c). the thought of little hands / d). toil to make

the stuff we buy. / e). No error

Answer: d)

Explanation: Replace “toil” with “toiling”

38). a). It has been proven, time and time / b). again, that eggs and dietary cholesterol / c). does not adversely

affect / d). cholesterol levels in the blood / e). No error

Answer: c)

Explanation: Replace “does” with “do”

39). a). The man who killed an orthopaedic surgeon, / b). his domestic help and the later’s son said that / c). he

was unhappy with the unnecessary diagnostic tests / d). the surgeon had recommended for his daughter.

e). No error

Answer: b)

Explanation: Replace “later’s” with “latter’s”

40). a). “Love Jihad” had come to be / b). one of the latest additions / c). to meaningless polarized debate

d). on a sensitive issue. e). No error

Answer: c)

Explanation: Replace “meaningless” with “meaninglessly”

41).a) Shiksha Sahayog Yojana was launched with / b) the object to lessen / c) the burden of parents for

meeting / d) the educational expenses of the children. / e) No error

Answer: c)

Explanation: Replace ‘for’ with ‘in’

42).a) The poverty estimates indicate that / b) the highest poverty headcount ratio exist in Bihar / c) at fifty

four percent as against / d) the national average of thirty percent / e) No error.

Answer: b)

Explanation: Replace ‘exist’ with ‘exists’

43). a) The predominant presence of the textile industry in Indian economy / b) is manifested in its significant

contribution to / c) industrial production, employment generation, / d) and foreign exchange earnings. / e) No


Answer: a)

Explanation: Insert ‘the’ before ‘Indian’

44).a) An important objective of development planning in India has been. / b) to provide for increasing

employment opportunities / c) not only to meet the backlog of the unemployed / d) but also the new additions

to the labor force. / e) No error.

Answer: c)

Explanation: It should be ‘to meet not only’

45).a)The importance of sports in harnessing / b) the power of youth towards / c) nation building and

economic development / d) was evident ever since the 1986 Olympic games. / e) No error

Answer: d)

Explanation: Replace ‘was’ with ‘has been’

46).a) Women riding pillion on two-wheelers / b) in the capital have to compulsorily / c) wear helmets,

according to the final notification / d) issued by Delhi government. / e) No error

Answer: d)

Explanation: Insert ‘the’ before ‘Delhi’

47).a) Arun Jaitley’s life has been full or dramatic loops, / b) sudden upswings and a few downturn, / c)till

finally he’s arrived at a job that / d) has him at the helm of the nation’s economic affairs / e) No error

Answer: e)

Explanation: No Error

48).a) Since the commencement of the Constitution in 1950, / b) it is for the third time that governors-this time

c) as much as nine-have had to go / d) following a change of guard at the Centre. / e) No error

Answer: c)

Explanation: Replace ‘much’ with ‘many’

49).a) The declaring of a long-term ceasefire / b) between Israel and Hamas, after 50 days of off-again, onagain

fighting, / c) has brought immediate relief to both sides / d)of the border between Isreal and the Gaza

Strip / e) No error

Answer: a)

Explanation: Replace ‘declaring’ with ‘declaration’

50).a) Lawmaking is the routine business / b) of government, and / c) reviewing for possible repeal /d) should

also happen routinely. / e) No error

Answer: c)

Explanation: Replace ‘reviewing’ with ‘review’

51). (a) As news of police violence spread, / (b) Patel community members, returning to villages / (c) and

towns from the rally, / (d) set fire government property. / (e) No error.

Answer: d)

Explanation: Replace with “set governance property on fire”

52). (a) The only silver line to this recent crisis / (b) over reservation was her successful handling / (c) of talks

with other OBC groups / (d) who make up 27 percent of the state’s population. / (e) No error

Answer: a)

Explanation: Replace “line” with “lining”

53). (a) A lots of real estate companies may come up / (b) with tempting offers and discounts but buyers should

/ (c) always keep their eyes open and must check / (d) whether all approvals are in place or not. / (e) No error

Answer: a)

Explanation: Replace “lots” with “lot”

54). (a) Before investing, / (b) you should look after the / (c) overall business dynamics of the company / (d)

along with efficient management and good corporate governance. / (e) No error

Answer: b)

Explanation: Replace “after” with “at”

55). (a) Considering that a large part of the population in India / (b) does not have access to banking services, /

(c) payments banks are expected to reach far-flung areas /(d) extending the umbrella of financial inclusion to

everyone. / (e) No error

Answer: e)

Explanation: No error

56). (a) It is time we design / (b) intelligent question papers / (c) that respect competence / (d) rather that just

memory. / (e) No error

Answer: a)

Explanation: Replace “design” with “designed”

57). (a) With India’s urban population expected to grow / (b) exponentially over the next couple of decades /

(c) urban housing will be a central issue / (d) to the government. / (e) No error

Answer: d)

Explanation: Replace “to” with “for”

58). (a) With the crisis of depleting clean water sources / (b) looming over us, / (c) considerable alternative

sources/ (d) is imperative. /(e) No error

Answer: c)

Explanation: Replace “considerable” with “considering”

59). (a) The Bengaluru Police are proposing to use electronic tags / (b) on habitual offenders to monitor their

movements, / (c) after an analysis revealed that they were involved /(d) in more than forty percent crimes

reported in the city. / (e) No error

Answer: e)

Explanation: No error

60). (a) Having a visionary and motivating leader, / (b) she thinks out of the box and / (c) has her own style of

doing things, one of which / (d) is treating and respecting her employees as assets, /(e) No error

Answer: a)

Explanation: Replace “Having” with “Being”

61). (a) Farmers bear three-fourth of / (b) the production cost while the balance one-fourth / (c) is paid by the

government as subsidy / (d) directly to the fertilizer markers. / (e) No error

Answer: a)

Explanation: Replace ‘three-fourth’ with ‘three fourths’

62). (a) The implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission / (b) in 2008-09 and resultant wage increase / (c)

have had a positive rub-off / (d) on sales in urban markets. / (e) No error

Answer: b)

Explanation: Insert ‘the’ before ‘resultant’

63). (a) The governments keenness to keep inflation beyond check / (b) to provide room for the RBI to cut

interest rates further / (c) may restrain it from providing any big relief / (d) to farmers by way of higher MSPs.

/ (e) No error

Answer: a)

Explanation: Replace ‘beyond’ with ‘under’

64). (a) The share of revenue’s / (b) from the rural market has / (c) gone up steady over / (d) the last few years.

/ (e) No error

Answer: c)

Explanation: Replace ‘steady’ with ‘steadily’

65). (a) Madan hesitated in accepting the post as her / (b) did not thought that the salary / (c) was enough for a

man / (d) with a family of eight. / (e) No error

Answer: b)

Explanation: Replace ‘thought’ with ‘think’

66). (a) My teacher used to check that we were / (b) on the right track and if any mistake occurred, / (c) he

would help us to analyze / (d) and resolve the issues. / (e) No error

Answer: c)

Explanation: Delete ‘to’

67). (a) He always said success was something to be celebrated, / (b) but he also believed that failure is

something / (c) that you must concentrate all / (d) your energies on resolving. / (e) No error

Answer: b)

Explanation: Replace ‘is’ with ‘was’

68). (a) The centre accepted the report of a judicial commission / (b) that indicated former chief minister / (c)

and six of his ministerial colleagues against corruption, / (d) favouritism, nepotism and administrative

impropriety. / (e) No error

Answer: c)

Explanation: Replace ‘against’ with ‘for’

69). (a) Companies like Infosys are moving fast / (b) on automation to ensure differentiation at a time / (c)

where the technology industry and business models / (d) are undergoing rapid changes. / (e) No error

Answer: c)

Explanation: Replace ‘where’ with ‘when’

70). (a) With sharp rise in the number of large-scale financial crimes, / (b) the CBI and Indian Institute of

Management have initiated / (c) a first-of-its-kind course to train sleuths / (d) from CBI to probe financial

frauds. / (e) No error

Answer: a)

Explanation: Insert ‘a’ before ‘sharp’

71). a) The beautician listed out / b) a few quick tips that / c) one needs to keep in mind / d) in order to get that

perfect holiday radiance. / e) No error

Explanation: Delete ‘out’

Answer is: a)

72). a) After weeks of talks, / b) the two parties failed to resolving / c) their differences and the makers

eventually / d) decided to look for an alternative. / e) No error

Explanation: Replace ‘resolving’ with ‘resolve’

Answer is: a)

73). a) The Minister said that the State was facing / b) an acute financial crunch and feared that / c)the

Government might be compelled to take / d) loans to pay the salaries of its employees. / e) No error

Explanation: Error Spot

Answer is: e)

74). a) The states dependent on oil and gas revenues / b) are growing increasingly anxious about / c) the ripple

effect that falling oil prices / d) may have on their local economies. / e) No error

Explanation: In should read ‘States dependent on oil and gas revenue’

Answer is: a)

75). a) Though the year witnessed / b) a rise in crimes against women, / c) the police claimed that their

changed images has given / d) confidence to women to come forward and lodge complaints. / e) No error

Explanation: Replace ‘ images has’ with ‘ image had’

Answer is: c)

76). a) Although ghost pepper is no longer / b) the most hottest chilli in the world, / c) as India’s species

export, / d) it packs quite a punch. /e) No error

Explanation: Replace ‘the most hottest’ with ‘the hottest’

Answer is: b)

77). a) Migraines may doubles / b) the risk of a /c) nervous system condition that / d) causes facial paralysis. /

  1. e) No error

Explanation: Replace ‘doubles’ with ‘double’

Answer is: a)

78). a) The police tactfully handled / b) the farmers’ agitation for / c) higher prices which is created / d) law

and order problem in the district every year. / e) No error

Explanation: Replace ‘is created’ with creates’

Answer is: c)

79). a) For the past one week, / b) people had stop working / c) out of their houses, / d) fearing a sudden attack.

/ e) No error

Explanation: Replace ‘had stop’ with ‘have stopped’

Answer is: b)

80). a) Mock drills were / b) carried out by / c) security agencies at / d) various parts of the city. /e) No error

Explanation: Replace ‘at’ with ‘in’

Answer is: c)

81). a) The orally transmitted Arabic tales were popular / b) as early the 10th country, and / c) through

centuries of accretion and framing, gained / d) their current form around 1450 / e) No error

Explanation: Replace ‘ as early ‘ with ‘as early as’

Answer: b)

82). a) The greatest joy in publishing a new magazine / b) over four decades has been to / c) observe the ebb or

flow of history / d) accompanied by political tsunamis / e) No error

Explanation: Replace ‘or’ with ‘and’

Answer: c)

83). a) After 25 years, we have a single / b) party in power with / c) a clear majority and a / d) mandate of

development / e) No error

Explanation: Replace ‘of’ with ‘for’

Answer: d)

84). a) Answer to our population problems / b) lies in education and not in coercive and criminal sterilization

/ c) drives with unrealistic targets and / d) hard – to – resist monetary incentives / e) No error

Explanation: Add ‘The’ before ‘answer’

Answer: a)

85). a) “The Arabian Nights “ – with stories such as Ali Baba, Aladdin and Sindbad the sailor / b) are an

important cultural artifact / c) and played a role in forming / d) western assumption of the exotic east. / e) No


Explanation: Replace ‘are’ with ‘is’

Answer: b)

86). a) Extending an invitation to the President of the US / b) for the Republic Day barley a month after Modi’s

visit / c) to the Big Apple puts strengthening of ties / d) among the world’s two biggest democracies firmly on

track / e) No error

Explanation: Replace ‘among’ with ‘between’

Answer: d)

87). a) Hopefully, this last order of the apex court / b) will help in bringing a speedy closure to the case / c) and

sound out politicians and bureaucrats / d) against interfering in CBI investigations. / e) No error

Explanation: Replace ‘ last ‘ with ‘latest’

Answer: a)

88). a) Among the many things that Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami talks / b) about when he talks about

running is a brief treatise / c) that capture both the audacity of youth / d) as well as the optimism that comes

with dexterity / e) No error

Explanation: Replace ‘as well as’ with ‘and’

Answer: d)

89). a) Young Indians pursuing different goals in varied arenas / b) are thinking differently, creating new

business models / c) and influence our life and times more comprehensively /d) than at any time in our history

/ e) No error

Explanation: Replace ‘influence’ with ‘influencing’

Answer: d)


90). a) It is tough to single from a couple of names / b) from among a large number of dedicated and hard –

working leaders / c) who have shown the potential to hold / d) the party in good stead in the future / e) No error

Explanation: Replace ‘ from’ with ‘out’

Answer: a)

91). a) the country’s the biggest forged wheel factory / b) will be set up in Rae Bareli, / c) the parliamentary

constituency of / d) Congress president in UP. / e) No error.

Explanation: Replace ‘the biggest’ with biggest’

Answer: a)

92). a) All completed documents should be submitted / b) along with an earnest money deposit / c) by way of

demand draft / d) favourable to principal Controller, Mumbai / e) No error

Explanation: Replace ‘ favourable to’ with ‘in favour of’

Answer: d)

93). a) It is believed that one’s past karma / b) is responsible for the situation / c) in the present-birth, and / d)

the way he lives here. / e) No Error

Explanation: Replace ‘he’ with ‘one’

Answer: d)

94). a) Family members of a patients roughed up / b) employees at Max Hospital / c) accusing them for

medical negligence / d) after he died after surgery. / e) No Error.

Explanation: Replace ‘for’ with ‘of’

Answer: c)

95). a) On her voyage into space, / b) Williams said she would carried with her / c) a copy of the upanished and

the Bhagaved Gita / d) to reflect and read. / e) No error.

Explanation: Replace ‘carried’ with ‘carry’

Answer: b)

96). a) In fact, the human civilisation is / b) the history of man’s growth / c) control over / d) the sources of

energy. / e) No error

Explanation: Replace ‘growth’ with ‘growing’

Answer is: b)

97). a) We all know that steam engine / b) marks an epochal change in the production capacity / c) and thus the

beginning / d) of modern capitalist world. / e) No error

Explanation: Replace ‘marks’ with ‘marked’

Answer is: b)

98). a) United States of America has not blacklisted India as a priority foreign country / b) in its report on the

intellectual property regime / c) of trading partner despite strong demands / d) from its pharmaceutical

companies. / e) No error

Explanation: Add ‘The’ before ‘United’

Answer is: a)

99). a) In Beijing recently, smog had become / b) so thick that virtual sunrise / c) was arranged on huge TV

screens / d) across the city. / e) No error

Explanation: No Error

Answer is: e)

100). a) It is said that Prometheus gave the power / b) over fire to man after creating him / c) from water and

earth because he had become fond of men / d) than the king of gods, Zeus, had anticipated. / e) No error

Explanation: Replace ‘fond’ with ‘fonder’

Answer is: c)



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