CDS Exam Spotting the error Questions from (2014-2016)

CDS Exam Spotting the error Questions from (2014-2016)


Directions (S.No 1-93) Which part of the given sentences has an error? In case, there is no error, choose option (d).

CDS Exam Spotting the error Questions from (2014-2016)

CDS Exam Spotting the error Questions from (2014-2016)

2014 (I)

  1. He asked her that (a)/ wheather she knew (b)/ what had happened last week when she was on leave. (c)/ No error (d)
  2. Until you do not go to the station (a)/ to receive him (b)/ I can hardly feel at ease. (c)/ No error (d)
  3. I did not know where they were going (a)/ nor could I understand (b)/ why had they left so soon. (c)/ No error (d)
  4. The distinguished visitor said that he had great pleasure to be with us for some time (a)/ and that the pleasure was all the greater (b)/ because his visit afforded him an opportunity to study the working of an institution of such eminence as ours. (c)/ No error (d)
  5. Please convey (a)/ my best wishes (b)/ back to your parents. (c)/ No error (d)
  6. The call of the seas (a)/ have always (b)/ found an echo in me. (c)/ No error (d)
  7. Hardly I had left home for Mumbai (a)/ when my son who is settled in Kolkata arrived (b)/ without any prior information. (c)/ No error (d)
  8. Now, it can easily be said (a0/ that the population of this city is greater (b)/ than any other city in India. (c)/ No error (d)
  9. It is difficult to explain (a0/ why did Rajagopalachari resigned (b)/ from the Congress in 1940. (c)/ No error
  10. The boss reminded them of the old saying (a)/ that honesty was the best policy (b)/ and told them that had better be honest in their work. (c)/ No error (d)
  11. ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ are (a)/ the most fascination adventure story (b)/ that I have ever read. (c)/ No error (d)
  12. The teenager reassured his father at he station (a)/ “Don’t worry, dad’ (b)/ I will pull in very nicely at he hostel”. (c)/ No error
  13. By the way he’s behaving (a)/ he’ll soon spill the beans (b)/ I’m afraid. (c)/ No error (d)
  14. Most of the developing countries find it (a)/ difficult to cope up with he problems (b)/ created by the sudden impact of technological progress. (c)/ No error (d)
  15. People blamed him (a)/ for being (b)/ a coward person. (c)/ No error (d)
  16. We swam up to the drowning man, caught hold of his clothes (a)/ before he could go down again (b)/ and pulled him out, safe to the shore. (c)/ No error (d)
  17. Meena was so tied (a)/ that she could not hardly (b)/ talk to the guests for a few minutes. (c)/ No error (d)
  18. If I knowing (a)/ why he was absent, (b)/ I would have informed you. (c)/ No error (d)
  19. He goes (a)/ to office (b)/ by foot. (c)/ No error (d)
  20. The hundred-rupees notes (a)/that he gave them for the goods bought from them looked genuine (b)/ but later they reliably learnt that the notes were all counterfeit. (c)/ No error (d)


  1. He went to England to work as a doctor (a)/ but returned back (b)/ as he could not endure the weather there. (c)/ No error (d)
  2. She inquired whether (a)/ anyone (b)/ has seen (c)/ her baby. (c)/ No error (d)
  3. When I went (a)/ outdoor (b)/ I found frost everywhere. (c)/ No error (d)
  4. These are (a)/ his (b)/ conclusion remarks. (c)/ No error (d)
  5. The shopkeeper offered either to exchange (a)/ the goods (b)./ or refund the money. (c)/ No error (d)
  6. Churchill was (a)/ one of the greatest (b)/ war leaders. (c)/ No error (d)
  7. We should keep (a)/ such people (b)/ at an arm’s length. (c)/ No error (d)
  8. He did not know (a)/ as much as (b)/ he claimed he knew. (c)/ No error (d)
  9. That was very dangerous (a)/ : you might (b)/ have been killed. (c)/ No error
  10. My friend (a)/ is going (b)/ to movie (c)/ No error (d)
  11. They sit (a)/ at the window (b)/ and watch the traffic. (c)/ No error (d)
  12. I started early (a)/ for the station lest I (b)/ should not miss the train. (c)/ No error (d)
  13. I wanted to see (a)/ that whether they (b)/ had actually read the notes. (c)/ No error (d)
  14. They made him treasure (a)/ because they considered (b)/ him as honest and efficient. (c)/ No error (d)
  15. Having finished the paper early (a)/ he came out of the hall (b)/ almost an hour before the bell rang. (c)/ No error (d)
  16. The (a)/ young man (b)/ had no manner. (c)/ No error (d)
  17. No news (a)/ are (b)/ good news. (c)/ No error (d)
  18. The work involved (a)/ is almost impossible (b)/ to cope with. (c)/ No error (d)
  19. There is (a)/ no place (b)/ in this compartment. (c)/ No error (d)
  20. Shakespeare (a)/ is greater than (b)/ any poet. (c)/ No error (d)
  21. I should (a)/ have preferred (b)/ to go by myself. (c)/ No error (d)
  22. The minister announced (a)/ compensation for (b)/ the victims from the accident. (c)/ No error (d)
  23. The Australian team (a)/ losed the match (b)/ yesterday. (c)/ No error (d)
  24. He told us (a)/ that (b)/ he has not read the book. (c)/ No error (d)
  25. The composition contained (a)/ even not less (b)/ than twenty mistakes. (c)/ No error (d)

2015 (I)

    46.The reason for (a)/ his failure is because (b)/ he did not work hard. (c)/ No error (d)

47.Food as well as water (a)/ is necessary (b)/ for life. (c)/ No error (d)

48.India is larger (a)/ any democracies (b)/ in the world. (c)/ No error (d)

49.The Judge heard the arguments (a)/ of the lawyers and found (b)/ that the boy was innocent. (c)/ No error (d)

50.I have been living (a)/ in Delhi (b)/ from 1965. (c)/ No error (d)

51All scientists agree (a)/ that there should be (b)/ a total ban on nuclear explosions. (c)/ No error (d)

52. Such books (a)/ which you read (b)/ are not worth reading. (c)/ No error (d)

53. Tagore was (a)/ one of the greatest poet (b)/ that ever lived. (c)/ No error (d)

54. You may please (a)/ apply for an advance of salary (b)/ to cover costs of transport. (c)/ No error (d)

55. The taxi that will take the family to Haridwar (a)/ had to be ready (b)/ at six the next morning. (c)/ No error (d)

56. Employees are expected to (a)/ adhere the rules (b)/ laid down by the management. (c)/ No error (d)

57. The owner of the horse (a)/ greedily ask (b)/too high a price. (c)/ No error (d)

58. I convinced (a)/ him to (b)/ see the play. (c)/ No error (d)

59. Some man (a)/ are born (b)/ great. (c)/ No error (d)

60. We detailed sympathise (a)/ for others (b)/ in their troubles. (c)/ No error (d)

61. My detailed statement (a)/ is repectively (b)/ submitted. (c)/ No error (d)

62. I am waiting (a)/ for my friend (b)/ since this morning.(c)/ No error (d)

63. He is representing (a)/ my constituency (b)/ for the last five years. (c)/ No error (d)

64. If he hears (a)/ of your conduct (b)/ he is to be unhappy. (c)/ No error (d)

65. No sooner he appeared (a)/ on the stage than the people (b)/ began to cheer loudly. (c)/ No error (d)

2015 (II)

66.Of all those involved (a)/ with the accident (b)/ none was seriously injured. (c)/ No error (d)

67. Radar equipments (a)/ that is to be used (b)/ for ships must be installed carefully. (c)/ No error (d)

68. New types of electrical circuits (a)/ has been developed (b)/ by our engineers. (c)/ No error (d)

69. Recently I visited Kashmir (a)/ and found the sceneries (b)/ to be marvellous. (c)/ No error (d)

70. It is of primary importance (a)/ in swimming to learn (b)/ to breathe properly. (c)/ No error (d)

71. When the party was over, (a)/ he looked around for the girl (b)/ who had come with him. (c)/ No error (d)

72. After we were driving for miles (a)/ on the winding road (b)/ I was suddenly sick. (c)/ No error (d

73. The forecast was for fair (a)/ and warm weather b)/ and the day dawned dark and chill. (c)/ No error (d)

74. To write, to speak or to act (a)/ seem (b)/ very easy. (c)/ No error (d)

75. I have not had tea (a)/ since (b)/ two days. (c)/ No error (d)

76. Beside (a)/ his mother, he has two aunts (b)/ who stay with him (c)/ No error (d)

77. This photograph (a)/ appears to be (b)/ the best of the two. (c)/ No error (d)

78. Either the operator (a)/ or the foreman are (b)/ to be blamed for the accident. (c)/ No error (d)

79. The article offers (a)/ good advice to (b)/ whomever must accept it. (c)/ No error (d)

80. She dislikes (a)/ you being most organized (b)/ than she is. (c)/ No error (d)

2016 (I)

81. This hardly won freedom (a)/ should not be lost (b)/ so soon. (c)/ No error (d)

82. I tried to meet the person (a)/ whom you said (b)/ was looking for me.(c)/ No error (d)

83. We looked after the thief (a)/ but he was nowhere (b)/ to be found. (c)/ No error (d)

84. I hoped that the train (a)/ will arrive on time, (b)/ but it did not. (c)/ No error (d)

85. Their all belongings (a)/ were lost (b) in the fire. (c)/ No error (d)

86. He was in the temper (a)/ and refused (b)/ to discuss the matter again. (c)/ No error (d)

87. The decorations in your house (a)/ are similar (b)/ to his house. (c)/ No error (d)

88. Despite of the increase in air fares, (a)/ most people still prefer (b)/ to travel by plane.(c)/ No error (d)

89. He told he boys that (a)/ if they worked hard, (b)/ they will surely pass. (c)/ No error (d)

90. I shall write (a)/ to you (b)/ when I shall reach Chennai. (c)/ No error (d)

91. Neither of these two documents (a)/ support your claim (b)/ on the property. (c)/ No error (d)

92. He is school teacher, (a)/ but all his sons (b)/ are doctors. (C)/ No error (d)

93. His grandfather (a)/ had told him that to smoke (b)/ was a bad habit. (c)/ No error (d)

94. My book, which (a)/ I gave it to you yesterday, (b)/ is very interesting. (c)/ No error (d)

95. I am entirely agreeing with you (a)/ but I regret (b)/ I can’t help you. (c)/ No error (d)

1 A 11 A 21 B 31 D 41 C 51 C 61 B 71 d 81 a 91 b
2 A 12 d 22 C 32 C 42 c 52 A 62 A 72 A 82 B 92 a
3 C 13 A 23 B 33 B 43 B 53 B 63 A 73 c 83 A 93 b
4 C 14 D 24 C 34 C 44 C 54 A 64 C 74 A 84 b  94  b
5 C 15 C 25 C 35 B 45 B 55 B 65 A 75 b 85 a  95  a
6 B 16 A 26 D 36 C 46 B 56 B 66 B 76 a 86 b
7 A 17 B 27 C 37 B 47 D 57 B 67 A 77 C 87 a
8 C 18 A 28 C 38 C 48 B 58 C 68 B 78 B 88 a
9 B 19 C 29 B 39 B 49 D 59 A 69 B 79 c 89 c
10 B 20 a 30 b 40 C 50 C 60 B 70 a 80 B 90 c

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