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SSC CHSL Spotting Error 2017-18 :- 127 Questions

Exam was conducted from 04th March to 28th March 2018

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4-March- 2018

Q.1:- Due to the (1)/ snow the (2)/ marks was unrecognisable. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: No Correct Answer (Benefit to all)
Explanation: – (1) do not use ‘the’ before ‘snow’ and (2) replace ‘was’ by ‘were’. In general sense do not use definite article ‘the’ with uncountable noun. When the subject (marks) is plural, use verb in plural form.

Q.2:- Acceptance is not about allowing everything to occur or to go on, (1)/ it is neither related to passivity and weakness, (2)/ nor is it about confirmation or mediocrity. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3.
Explanation: – replace ‘is it’ by ‘it is’ as the given sentence is not a question sentence.

Q.3:- She was (1)/ quite amusing (2)/ at that story. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
Explanation: – replace ‘amusing’ by ‘amused’. Amused at/by something- thinking that someone or something is interesting, so that you smile or laugh. Ex- We were all amused at his stories. (Amusing- मनोरंजक, खुश करने वाला. Amused- खुश.)

Q.4:- Money bills could only be introduced in the Lok Sabha, (1)/ and upon being passed, are sent to the Rajya Sabha, (2)/ where it can be deliberated upon for upto 14 days. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: No Correct Answer (Benefit to all)
Explanation: – replace ‘could’ by ‘can’ and ‘it’ by ‘they’ as the noun ‘money bills’ is plural so, the pronoun must be in plural form.

5-March- 2018

Q.5:- She picked (1)/ on the (2)/ trail soon after. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
Explanation: – replace ‘on’ by ‘up’.
Pick on- to harass or bother.
Pick up- to grasp something (as with one’s hands).

Q.6:- Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should provide us (1)/ with open networks and should not block or discriminate for (2)/ any application or content that rides over those networks. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
Explanation: – replace ‘for’ by ‘against’
Discriminate against something

Q.7:- She has (1)/ reduced her (2)/ consumption to considerably. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
Explanation: – Preposition ‘to’ is superfluous in the part (3)

Q.8:- Liquid water cannot exist on the surface of Mars as to low (1)/ atmospheric pressure, which is less than 1% of Earth’s, (2)/ except at the lowest elevations for short periods. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
Explanation: – replace ‘as to’ by ‘due to’. ”As to” – about, regarding, concerning…ex- There is some doubt as to whether the information is totally accurate.
“Due to” – because of something.
Ex- The Company’s financial losses were due to poor management.

Q.9:- It was (1)/ difficult decided (2)/ about break up. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
Explanation: – “difficult” should be followed by infinitive with ‘to’.
replace ‘decided’ by ‘to decide’

Q.10:- In June 17, an anodyne footnote to the Bank of Baroda’s (BoB) quarter results mentioned a (1)/ fine levied by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), (2)/ headquartered in Pretoria. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
Explanation: – replace ‘quarter results’ by ‘quarterly results’
‘Quarter’ is a noun and ‘quarterly’ is adjective/ adverb. The noun ‘results’ should be preceded by adjective ‘quarterly’

6-March- 2018

Q.11:- This year, we were visited by the director of Austrian Culture Forum, (1)/ based on Delhi and together we all wanted (2)/ to initiate an art festival in South India. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
Explanation: – replace ‘on’ by ‘in’ (based in Delhi)

Q.12:- I seen (1)/ that it (2)/ is getting dark. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
Explanation: – replace ‘seen’ by ‘see’ (present indefinite tense)

Q.13:- The long-term capital gains on listed securities (1)/ and the dividend tax on equity mutual funds are the right steps (2)/ to generate resources required for drive demand in rural India. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
Explanation: – replace “for drive” by “for driving/to drive”. Generally preposition should be followed by V-ing form and when ‘to’ is the part of infinitive, it should be followed by the base form of the main verb.

Q.14:- The first and decisive step (1)/ in the expansion of Europe overseas (2)/ was the conquest of Atlantic Ocean. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
Explanation: – use definite article ‘the’ before the name of ocean (the Atlantic Ocean)

Q.15:- The word ‘Macabre’ had been gained its significance from its (1)/ use in French as ladanse macabre for the allegorical (2)/ representation of the universal power of death. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
Explanation: – replace ‘had been gained’ by ‘has gained’, as the given sentence is in active voice. Active voice structure: “has + V3” or “has+ been + V-ing”. Passive voice structure: “has + been + V3”.

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