Quest for Clerk: English Quiz


Directions (Q.1-5): 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 5. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
1.
1) The number of patients have / 2) risen this year by / 3) as much as forty per cent / 4) in comparison to ten percent last year./ 5) No error

2.
1) Police sources said senior officers of the rank of / 2) Deputy Commissioner of Police and Joint Commissioner of Police / 3) were ordered patrolling / 4) various roads till 2: 30 am. / 5) No error
3.
1) The Education Minister has welcomed the new / 2) nursery guidelines, saying these / 3) will help to make the / 4) current education system transparent./ 5) No error
4.
1) One should keep / 2) one’s promise / 3) if one wants respect / 4) from both friends and foes./ 5) No error
5.
1) A small aircraft made an emergency landing / 2) On National Highway 69 and take off / 3) from the same place / 4) a couple of hours later./ 5) No error
Directions (6-10): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
(A) It is a conscious training of the young for the later adoption of adult roles.
(B) It is an attempt to shape the development of the coming generation in accordance with the social ideals of life.
(C) Education is one of the basic activities in all human societies.
(D) It its broadest sense education may be defined as the process whereby the social heritage of a group is passed on from one generation to another and whereby the child learns the rules of social behaviour.
(E) It is a process of transmission of social heritage.
(F) It is synonymous with socialisation.
6. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E
7. Which of the following should be the LAST (SIXTH) sentence after rearrangement?
1) B
2) F
3) A
4) C
5) D
8. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) C
2) E
3) D
4) B
5) A
9. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) F
2) C
3) B
4) E
5) D
10. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) D
2) B
3) E
4) F
5) C
Answers –

1. 1(replace’ have’ with ‘has’)
2. 3(replace ‘patrolling’ with ‘patrol’)
3. 3(delete ‘to’)
4. 5
5. 2(replace ‘take’ with ‘took’)
6. 4 (CEDAFB)
7. 1
8. 5
9. 2
10.3



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