Spotting errors asked in exam UPSC CDS I 2016

Directions for following 15 (fifteen) Items :
Each questions in this section has a sentence with three underlined parts labelled (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in any underlined part and indicate your response in the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter i.e. (a) or (b) or (c). If you find no error, your response should be indicated as (d).

  1. This hardly won freedom/ (a) should not lost/(b) so soon. /(c) No error/(d)
  2. I tried to meet the person/(a) whom you said /(b) was looking for me/(c) No error/(d)
  3. We looked after the thief/(a) but he was nowhere/(b) to be found/(c) No error/(d)
  4. I hoped that the train/(a) will arrive on time/(b) but it did not/(c) No error/(d)
  5. Their all belongings/(a) were lost/(b) in the fire/(c) No error/(d)
  6. He was in the temper/(a) and refused /(b) to discuss the matter again/(c) No error/(d)
  7. The decorations in your house/(a) and similar/(b) to his house/(c) No error/(d)
  8. Despite of the increase in air fares/(a) most people still prefer/(b) to travel by plan/(c) No error/(d)
  9. He told the boys that/(a) if they worked hard/(b) they will surely pass/(c) No error/(d)
  10. I shall write/(a) to you/(b) when I shall reach Chennai/(c) No error/(d)
  11. Neither of these two documents/(a) support your claim/(b) on the property/(c) No error/(d)
  12. He is school teacher/(a) but all his sons/(b) are doctors/(c) No error/(d)
  13. His grandfather/(a) had told him to smoke/(b) was a bad habit/(c) No error/(d)
  14. My book which,/(a) I gave it to you yesterday/(b) is very interesting /(c) No error/(d)
  15. I am entirely agreeing with you/(a) but I regret/(b) I can’t help you./(c) No error/(d)


Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 18th February 2016 in English.
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1 Answer(s)
  1. (d) No error
  2. (b) whom you said
  3. (b) but he was nowhere
  4. (a) I hoped that the train
  5. (d) No error
  6. (c) to discuss the matter
  7. (a) The decorations in your house
  8. (a) Despite of the increase in air fares
  9. (b) If they worked hard
  10. (c) when I shall reach Chennai
  11. (a) Neither of these two documents
  12. (c) are doctors
  13. (d) No error
  14. (a) My book, which
  15. (a) I am entirely agreeing with you
Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 18th February 2016.
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