Q.1- A South African opposition party (1)/ file a criminal complaint against the controversial (2)/ Gupta brothers who stand accused of wielding (3)/ undue influence over President Jacob Zuma. (4)/ No Error (5)
ANSWER- (2) use ‘filed’ as main verb of past tense required.
Q.2- Finance ministry assured CBEC officers (1)/ that there will be no reduction of manpower (2)/ under new GST regime and HR policy will (3)/ be drafted after taking their views on board. (4)/ No Error (5)
ANSWER- (1) use ‘has’ before ‘assured’.
Q.3- A plea seeking an immediate ban on 19 pesticides (1)/ as recommended by an expert panel on the (2)/ ground that they are carcinogenic have been moved in (3)/ Delhi High Court, which has sought the Centre’s stand on the issue. (4)/ No Error (5)
ANSWER- (3) use ‘has’ unstead of ‘have’
Q.4- Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri reeled off seven (1)/ successive birdies to make the play-off but (2)/ missed the title after losing to Thai Pavit Tangkamolprasert on (3)/ the final day of the Venetian Macao Open. (4)/ No Error (5)
ANSWER- (5) No Error
Q.5- A retired top US general pleaded guilty of (1)/ making a false statement during a FBI probe (2)/ into a classified intelligence leak about a cyberattack (3)/ against Iran”s nuclear program in 2010. (4)/ No Error (5)
ANSWER- (2) use ‘an’ instead of ‘a’ because FBI sounds vowel.
Q.6- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (1)/ has said that if elected as the (2)/ US prez in the Nov general elections, he might meet Russian (3)/ Prez Vladimir Putin even before he took the oath of presidency. (4)/ No Error (5)
ANSWER- use ‘takes’ instead of ‘took’
Q.7- Violating the ceasefire, Pakistani troops fired (1)/ from small arms and shelled (2)/ mortar bombs on forward posts along the LoC in Rajouri (3)/ district, drawing retaliation from Indian troops. (4)/ No Error (5)
ANSWER- (5) No Error
Q.8- Dynamics is a branch of applied (1)/ mathematics concerned with the study of forces and (2)/ torques and their effect on motion, as opposed to kinematics (3)/ who studies the motion of objects without reference to its causes(4)/ No Error(5)
Ans.- (4) use ‘which’ instead of ‘who’
9- Normal life was disrupted in Kashmir (1)/ due to fresh snowfall, which leads to the (2)/ closure of Srinagar-Jammu National Highway (3)/ and affected flight operations here as well. (4)/ No error (5)
Answer- (2) use ‘led’ instead of ‘leads’
10- The benchmark BSE Sensex shed about (1)/ 55 points and the NSE Nifty slipped below the 8,400-mark in early (2)/ deals on sustained capital outflows by foreign funds and selling (3)/ by retail investors amid weak global cues. (4)/ No error (5)
Answer- (5) No error