State Bank of India will issue notification for recruitment to the posts of Clerks in upcoming months. The selection of the candidates will be based on performance in written examination. The common written examination includes 5 sections comprising General Awareness, English Language, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and Computer Knowledge. English Section of SBI Clerk Exam comprises 40 questions from different topics.
Jagranjosh.com has come with SBI Clerk Exam: General English Study Material (E Book), which is an ideal platform for candidates, who are preparing English Language Section. The book is prepared by banking experts of jagranjosh.com after blending all ingredients of Basics of English along with model questions and practice sets.
Chapter: Spotting the Errors
The English Language Section of SBI Clerk Exam Question Paper contains relating to Spotting the Error. In these questions, the sentence is divided into 4 parts, marked 1, 2, 3, and 4. 5 refer to ‘No Error’. The candidates have to find out the errors related to article, preposition, tense, verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, adjectives, conjunction, subject verb agreement etc. Sometimes, the errors may also irrelevant words and superfluous use of some words.
The candidates should have good knowledge of rules of Grammar and its correct usage in right perspective, which is only way to attempting these questions. More and more practice is required to gain confidence in grammar. Practice of previous year question paper and Practice Paper is perfect way to score well in spotting the Error Questions.
Question on ‘spotting the Errors’ can be answered on the basis of candidate’s knowledge of grammar especially parts of speech. The important rules of parts of speech can be mentioned categorically in the following manner.
1. Certain nouns always take a singular verb.
Scenery, advice, information, machinery, stationery, furniture, abuse, fuel, gram, issue, bedding, repair, news, poetry, business, economics, physics, mathematics, classics, ethics, innings.
(a) The scenery of Shimla is enchanting.
(b) She has given advice.
2. Some nouns are used as plural nouns and always take a plural verb.
Cattle, gentry, peasantry, artillery, people, clergy, company, police.
(a) The people are watching us.
(b) The police are in the house.
The above concept is taken from SBI Clerk Exam: General English Study Material (E Book).