Trick on How To Solve Column Errors For IBPS PO

| Updated On September 9th, 2019 at 03:24 pm

IBPS PO Prelims 2019

IBPS PO 2019 notification is out and you must be practicing every single section with hard work and dedication. The English language is one of the most feared subjects among students but you can acquire excellence in this subject with IBPS PO study plan. Begin your preparation with regular practicing and follow study routine for IBPS PO 2019. You can get an array of questions from daily quizzes provided on bankersadda exclusively for banks aspirants. 

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Continuing to fulfill students’ requirements and helping them out to get their dream job, here bankersadda has brought study notes for different topics of English. It will not only help you find out your weak points but also help you to improve them with tricks and tips. Here, the study note is dedicated to Column Errors showing how to prepare for column errors and solve them in real-time.

About Column Errors 

In column errors, you are given a sentence with four words highlighted in it. Further, there are two columns. In the first column, there will be written the highlighted words of the sentence. While in the other column, it will contain the list of correct words to replace the wrong ones in the first column (if any). With constant practice and regular hard-work, you can master this topic of English language which is asked in IBPS PO Preliminary exam. 

This topic is extremely scoring and takes less time in the English section of the examination. 

Weightage of column errors in IBPS PO Exam 

The column error topic falls under Error spotting. Generally, there are 5-10 questions asked from this section in IBPS PO Prelims. As the notification is out, you better start preparing for the same and secure yourself a bright and successful future. 

Basic concepts of Column Error

As aforementioned, there will be two columns, first, one containing the highlighted words of the given sentence and the second column will comprise their replacements. Here are some steps and tips to prepare this topic well and excel in the IBPS PO Prelims 2019:

(a) Since it’s a scoring topic, you should be well-versed with grammar rules. Good grasp over grammar will help you out in this section. 

(b) Start learning rules to spot errors related to nouns, pronouns, tenses, articles, adjective, adverb etc. 

(c) if you develop a good reading habit using newspapers, you will be able to spot the error right away. 

(d) Besides, read the sentence carefully and try to understand its context. This will let you sense the words that may be causing disturbance in the context of the given sentence and changing its intended meaning. 

(e) further, start eliminating the options that are the wrong according to you and find out which one sounds right and fits best in the sentence both contextually and grammatically.     

Example of Column Error questions asked in IBPS PO Prelims:

Here is an example given of column error to help you understand it better and practice accordingly. 

Directions (1): In each of the following questions below, a sentence is given with some bold words which may contain errors. Below each of the sentence, a table is given with two columns in which column ‘A’ contains the list of bold words, and in column ‘B’ the suggested corrections are listed. You have to choose the best alternative among the four given options. If no correction is required against any given bold wordmark (e),.i.e. “None of the above” as your answer. Q1. The quantum of lost that has been incur by traders in both India and Pakistan has varied according to the nature of trade and the trade route. 

Column A

(1) Lost 

(2) Incur 

(3) Varied 

(4) Nature

Column B

(5) Loss

(6) Incurred 

(7) Adjustable

(8) Expected

(a) Both (1-5) and (2-6)

(b) Only (4-8)

(c) Both (a) and (b)

(d) (1-6)

(e) None of the above

S1. Ans. (a)

Sol. Here, replacing 1-5 and 2-6 will change ‘lost-loss’ and ‘incur-incurred’. This will make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful.