How to prepare to solve Error Detection Questions for IBPS Clerk 2020?

IBPS Clerk 2020: The Institute of banking personnel selection will be conducting the preliminary examination from 5th December 2020. This means clearly that the aspirants are left with less than a month to prepare themselves thoroughly and increase their chances of scoring maximum in the examination. One of the most important topics in this examination is spotting error which is also usually asked in most of the banking exams. Candidates will find these types of questions in the English Section. In this article we will be discussing some tips and tricks and strategies to solve these questions and have a strong command of them. Let us first look at this year’s exam pattern for IBPS Clerk Prelims:

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 2020:

Section No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Sectional Duration
English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Reasoning 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 Questions 100 Marks 60 Minutes

Aspirants will find the error detection questions in the english language section which consists of 30 marks. It is important for the candidates to ace the error detection questions as they carry high weightage of marks in the english section.

Strategies to solve Error detection

To solve these types of questions it is important for the candidates to have a strong command of grammar rules. This will help them in identifying the error quickly. Let us also discuss some other strategies which will help the candidates to ace this topic.

  1. Read the sentence completely: it is important to 1st read the entire sentence carefully. In most cases, the candidates do not read the entire sentence and by mistake, they spot the wrong error.
  2. Check spellings: Carefully check all the spellings in the sentence. An error can be spotted in spellings as well.
  3. Leave if Difficult: If the candidates find a sentence really critical in which they are not able to spot the error or are confused between two or more errors then it is always feasible to leave that question and shift to another as it will not only save their time but also will prevent any chances of answering the question wrong.
  4. Read it again: after detecting or spotting the error in the sentence the aspirants are advised to read the correct sentence again. Reading the entire sentence will make them double sure whether the sentence is right or not. If even after spotting or correcting the error the sentence somehow doesn’t seem right, then there are chances that the error spotted is wrong. Candidates should make sure they spot the right error in this case or leave the question to avoid any negative markings.
  5. Practice thoroughly: It is important for the candidates to practice this topic as much as possible in order to increase their chances of scoring maximum and not spot the wrong error in the sentences. The best way to practice is to take regular marks and attempt the test series.