Error Detection for NIACL Mains 2016


Directions (1-15): Read 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. The number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is (e). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

Q1. Babita was popular with her classmates that she always had some or the other coming to her house. 
(a) Babita was popular  
(b) with her classmates that  
(c) she always had some or
(d) the other coming to her house 
(e) No error  
Q2. The programme which came on television these days in the evenings is very interesting. 
(a) The programme which  
(b) came on television 
(c) these days in the evenings 
(d) is very interesting
(e) No error    

Q3. Amrit was leading a happy and leisurely life after his retirement from service. 
(a) Amrit was leading 
(b) a happy and leisurely life 
(c) after his retirement 
(d) from service 
(e) No error    

Q4. ‘Antaratma’ is one of the latest addition to good drama which appeared in recent times. 
(a) ‘Antaratma’ is one 
(b) of the latest
(c) addition to good drama
(d) which appeared in recent times
(e) No error    

Q5. Children visiting the park are amused by the monkeys play in the cages. 
(a) Children visiting the  
(b) park are amused  
(c) by the monkeys 
(d) play in the cages 
(e) No error    

Q6. The car flew off the road and fell into valley because Jitendra was driving faster. 
(a) The car flew off the road 
(b) and fell into valley  
(c) because Jitendra  
(d) was driving faster
(e) No error    

Q7. Anshul was the one person who could somehow manage to working in the section for such a long time. 
(a) Anshul was the one person  
(b) who could somehow manage 
(c) to working in the section 
(d) for such a long time 
(e) No error    

Q8. In spite of the late hour and the bad weather Arun decided to brave it out and drink at bar. 
(a) In spite of the late hour  
(b) and the bad weather  
(c) Arun decided to brave it out  
(d) and drink at bar
(e) No error    

Q9. Sooner than he had arrived his friends arranged a reception in his honour in the best hotel in town. 
(a) Sooner than he had arrived  
(b) his friends arranged a reception  
(c) in his honour in  
(d) the best hotel in town 
(e) No error    
 
Q10. The number of people applying were so large that the college had to stop issuing application forms. 
(a) The number of people 
(b) applying were so large 
(c) that the college had to  
(d) stop issuing application forms 
(e) No error    

Q11. If you will follow my instructions you will get a suitable reward for that. 
(a) If you will  
(b) follow my instructions  
(c) you will get  
(d) a suitable reward for that  
(e) No error    

Q12. It is raining very heavily since last night. 
(a) It is raining very
(b) heavily 
(c) since  
(d) last night
(e) No error    

Q13. Does he really believe that he is more intelligent than all the boys in the class. 
(a) Does he really believe  
(b) that he is more 
(c) intelligent than all the boys  
(d) in the class   
(e) No error    

Q14. No one will deny that Akansha is one of the most well-dressed girl in our office. 
(a) No one will deny   
(b) that Akansha is one  
(c) of the most well-dressed girl 
(d) in our office
(e) No error    

Q15. The director, along with the staff members were present for the annual day celebrations. 
(a) The director, along with 
(b) the staff members  
(c) were present for  
(d) the annual day celebrations  
(e) No error    


   


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