SSC CGL Tier 2 English Error Detection Quiz: 5 September

SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier 2 is to be conducted from 11 to 13 September 2019. With 200 questions for 200 marks, English Language Section plays a vital role in the final selection of a candidate.  SSC CGL Tier 2 English quizzes being provided daily on SSCADDA are in the interest of candidates qualifying for SSC CGL Tier 2 and question quality is solely based on the expected experimentation of English Question paper for CGL Mains. 

Direction (1-10): In the following questions, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select ‘No error’.

Q1. Although the police department was accused of (A)/ a variety of sundry charges, but there was not sufficient evidence (B)/ to bring a case against any of the officers. (C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. Remove ‘but’ after ‘comma’ and before ‘there’.
Although is either followed by ‘comma’ or ‘yet’ to justify its conjunction pair.

Q2. While the film claims to be a varitable encyclopedia of (A)/the politician’s early years, it is actually a (B)/ fictionalized tale penned by a tabloid writer. (C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

S2. Ans.(a)
Sol. Replace ‘varitable’ with ‘veritable’. There is no such word as ‘varitable’.
Veritable is used to highlight the realness of a person, place, or thing.

Q3. What is happening now is a clash of ideas between one set of professionals committed to (A)/ knowledge production for public good after another set of (B)/partisan groups involved in ignorance production for political longevity. (C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

S3. Ans.(b)
Sol. Replace ‘after’ with ‘and’ as ‘between…..and’ is the correct correlative conjunction.

Q4. Wild yak was erroneously described as an (A)/ endanger species in a Science & Technology page story (B)/ titled “Why did woolly rhino go extinct?” (C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
S4. Ans.(b)
Sol. Replace verb “endanger” with adjective “endangered” in order to qualify the noun “species”.

Q5. A stroke consists of four components (A)/that have to be completed perfectly to (B)/propel the boat forward as fast as possible.(C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

S5. Ans.(d)
Sol. No Error

Q6. The problem is nothing else than a repeated attempt (A)/ to give a satisfactory answer to the question (B)/ of how prices are related to labor values. (C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

S6. Ans.(a)
Sol. Replace ‘nothing else than’ with ‘nothing else but’. As ‘else’ is followed by ‘but’.

Q7. Whatever may be the shape or size of the particles, (A)/ there is no scattered light in a direction more parallel (B)/ to the primary electric displacements.(C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. Remove ‘more’ before ‘parallel’. Words like parallel, golden, milky, lunar, round, circular, rectangular etc. are ‘positive degrees’ in appearance but superlative degrees of adjectives in meaning. And don’t take ‘more’ or ‘most’ before them.

Q8. He allowed me to speak and after a month (A)/ he appreciated me for supplementing the (B)/ questions of the most appropriate points. (C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

S8. Ans.(c)
Sol. There is a preposition related error. Replace ‘questions of’ with ‘questions with’. As ‘supplement something with’ is the correct usage.

Q9. They are faced with the task of dismantling (A)/ the state machineries in order to create (B)/ more democratic structures. (C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

S9. Ans.(b)
Sol. Replace ‘machineries’ with ‘machinery’.
Machinery, Dirt, Dust, Traffic, Information, Electricity, Bread etc. are uncountable nouns and are used in singular form only.

Q10. Economic Survey 2019 estimates that India’s (A)/ demand for total material would double (B)/ by 2030 at current rates of growth. (C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

S10. Ans.(b)
Sol. Replace ‘would’ with ‘will’. As the context is referring to the future.

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24 Comments

  1. i think for 6 it should be A, The judge in him..n in 1 why can't we use the most in place of a lot??sir plz explain

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