Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spotting Error Questions asked in SSC CGL tier-2 2014 with Explanation

SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam was conducted on 12th April 2015. In this post, I am sharing the questions of Spotting Errors which were asked in the exam along with explanation.:

Direction: In Question nos. 1 to 20. Some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. If a sentence is free from error, blacken the circle corresponding to "No Error"  option in the Answer sheet.

(1) Reading is no longer popular among the youthful of today, as the influence of the internet has taken over a very important and active hobby.

  • (A) Very Important and active Hobby
  • (B) Influence of the internet
  • (C)among the youthful of today
  • (D) No Error
(2) Mobile phones are so importance these days that they are no longer luxury items but have become a necessity.
  • (A)No Error
  • (B) so Importance these days
  • (C) a necessity
  • (D) no longer
(3) A person who sticks to one thing inspite of initial difficulties is sure to succeed in the end.

  • (A)A person who sticks to one thing
  • (B) inspite of initial difficulties
  • (C)No Error
  • (D) is sure to succeed in the end
(4) Read not to contradict nor to believe but to weigh and consider.
  • (A) Read not to contradict
  • (B) but to weigh and consider
  • (C) nor to believe
  • (D) No Error
(5) Jewellery retailers across india decided to suspend sold of gold, and bars for six months.
  • (A)Jewellery retailers across india decided
  • (B)No error
  • (C)of gold coins and bars for six months
  • (D)to suspend sold
(6)The process was too simple and easy to understand that it hardly took five minutes for us to grasp it.
  • (A)and easy to understand that it hardly
  • (B) No Error
  • (C) took five minutes for us to grasp it
  • (D) The process was too simple
(7) The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit traffickings is observed on June 26th.
  • (A)No Error
  • (B)Drug Abuse and Illicit Traffickings
  • (C) is observed on June 26th
  • (D)The international day against
(8)She gave me details of all the schools she had visited while she was on an official tour.
  • (A)No Error
  • (B) all the schools she had visited
  • (C) while she was on an official tour
  • (D) she gave me details of 
(9)Neither he or his wife has arrived
  • (A) or his wife
  • (B) No Error
  • (C) has arrived
  • (D) Neither he
(10) It has been said that history is the essence of innumerable biography
  • (A)that history is the essence
  • (B) of innumerable biography
  • (C) No error
  • (D) It has been said
(11) The doctor recommended that he should take a holiday
  • (A)No Error
  • (B) The doctor recommended 
  • (C)take a holiday
  • (D)that he should
(12) Who do yo think will win the game?
  • (A)think will
  • (B) who do you
  • (C)win the game
  • (D) no error
(13)Even fools when he holdeth his peace is counted wise
  • (A)Even fools
  • (B) is counted wise
  • (C)when he holdeth his peace
  • (D)No Error
(14)We really wanted to go to the park but we were told not to go out if it rain
  • (A)were told
  • (B) No error
  • (C) if it rain
  • (D) wanted to go
(15) If man makes proper use of his time and opportunities and follow his aim in life with patience and perseverance, he is sure to succeed.
  • (A)If man makes proper use of his time and opportunities
  • (B) and perseverance, he is sure to succeed 
  • (C) No error
  • (D) and follow his aim in life with patience
(16) Henry is a capable boy of doing anything
  • (A)a capable boy
  • (B) Henry is
  • (C) of doing anything
  • (D) No Error
(17) My cousin cannot understand why his teacher says that the earth move round the sun
  • (A)No Error
  • (B) Move round the 
  • (C) cannot understand
  • (D) teacher says
(18) The decapitated body of a young girl was discovered yesterday
  • (A) was discovered yesterday
  • (B)of a young girl
  • (C)The decapitated body
  • (D) No error
(19) What make people angry or tense is actually a mystery which is difficult to explain.
  • (A)or tense is actually a mystery
  • (B) which is difficult to explain
  • (C) what make people angry
  • (D) No Error
(20) Education is the only affective tool to help eradicate the problem of violence against women.
  • (A)help eradicate
  • (B)problem of violence
  • (C) No Error
  • (D) the only affective tool


Answers with Explanation
1. (C) change "Youthful" into "youths"
2.(B)Change 'importance' into 'important'
3.(C) No error
4.(D)  No error(This is a phrase. Hence we cannot change 'not' into 'neither')
5.(D)Change 'sold' into 'sale'
6.(D)Change 'too' into 'so'
7.(B)Change June 26th into June 26 or 26th June
8.* Add 'the' before 'details' . *Also 'was on offical tour' must be 'had been on offical tour'
9.(A) use "nor his wife" instead of "or his wife"
10.(B)Change 'biography' into 'biographies'
11.(B)Change 'recommended' into 'advised'
12.(D) No Error
13.(A) Change 'fools' into 'a fool'
14.(C)Change 'rain' into 'rained'
15.(A)Add 'a' before 'man'
16.(A)remove 'a' and 'boy'
17.(B)change "move" into "Moves"
18.(D) No Error
19.(C)Change "make" into "makes".
20.(D)Change 'affective' into 'effective'

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