MTS 21 20-07-2022 Shift 2 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Slim
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Slim

Options

A

Skinny

Skinny

B

Moody

Moody

C

Flashy

Flashy

D

Rosy

Rosy


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Skinny

Skinny


Question 2

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Sporadic
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Sporadic

Options

A

Methodical

Methodical

B

Ample

Ample

C

Regular

Regular

D

Infrequent

Infrequent


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Infrequent

Infrequent


Question 3

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

I has no doubts that there is a lesson which stands to be learnt from Alice's misfortune.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

I has no doubts that there is a lesson which stands to be learnt from Alice's misfortune.

Options

A

have no doubt that there is a lesson

have no doubt that there is a lesson

B

am having no doubts that there are a lesson

am having no doubts that there are a lesson

C

have had no doubts that their is a lesson

have had no doubts that their is a lesson

D

No improvement required

No improvement required


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

have no doubt that there is a lesson

have no doubt that there is a lesson


Question 4

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Evident
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Evident

Options

A

Hidden

Hidden

B

Apparent

Apparent

C

Obvious

Obvious

D

Distinct

Distinct


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Hidden

Hidden


Question 5

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

We are ______ to the true legacy of humanism, and we must never forget this.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

We are ______ to the true legacy of humanism, and we must never forget this.

Options

A

Hair

Hair

B

Here

Here

C

Heirs

Heirs

D

Hares

Hares


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Heirs

Heirs


Question 6

Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom.

He was on cloud nine after passing the test.
Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom.

He was on cloud nine after passing the test.

Options

A

Very depressed

Very depressed

B

Not educated

Not educated

C

Busy at work

Busy at work

D

Very happy

Very happy


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Very happy

Very happy


Question 7

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘No improvement required’.

Viren examined careful all the possibilities of data theft.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘No improvement required’.

Viren examined careful all the possibilities of data theft.

Options

A

examine careful

examine careful

B

careful examined

careful examined

C

No improvement required

No improvement required

D

carefully examined

carefully examined


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

carefully examined

carefully examined


Question 8

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word in the given sentence.

Community leaders were baffled by the sudden arrival of the President.
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word in the given sentence.

Community leaders were baffled by the sudden arrival of the President.

Options

A

flustered

flustered

B

composed

composed

C

confused

confused

D

thwarted

thwarted


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

composed

composed


Question 9

The following sentence has been divided into parts. One of them may contain an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

Discrimination at the basis / of gender is not / acceptable in this office.
The following sentence has been divided into parts. One of them may contain an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

Discrimination at the basis / of gender is not / acceptable in this office.

Options

A

Discrimination at the basis

Discrimination at the basis

B

of gender is not

of gender is not

C

No error

No error

D

acceptable in this office

acceptable in this office


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Discrimination at the basis

Discrimination at the basis


Question 10

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

The district woken up to a thick blanket of snow this morning as the winter entered its most bitter phase.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

The district woken up to a thick blanket of snow this morning as the winter entered its most bitter phase.

Options

A

woke up to a

woke up to a

B

awaken up to an

awaken up to an

C

wake up to a

wake up to a

D

No improvement required

No improvement required


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

woke up to a

woke up to a


Question 11

Select the correctly spelt word.
Select the correctly spelt word.

Options

A

Beneifical

Beneifical

B

Benificail

Benificail

C

Benificial

Benificial

D

Beneficial

Beneficial


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Beneficial

Beneficial


Question 12

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

I think it is quite ______ that your parents still hold hands.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

I think it is quite ______ that your parents still hold hands.

Options

A

adore

adore

B

adores

adores

C

adorably

adorably

D

adorable

adorable


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

adorable

adorable


Question 13

Select the option that rectifies the incorrectly spelt words in the given sentence.

Our webcite is no longer avaialbale to the users.
Select the option that rectifies the incorrectly spelt words in the given sentence.

Our webcite is no longer avaialbale to the users.

Options

A

Our website no longer available to the users.

Our website no longer available to the users.

B

Our website is no longer availbale to the users.

Our website is no longer availbale to the users.

C

Our websight is no longer availbale to the users.

Our websight is no longer availbale to the users.

D

Our webcite is no longer available to the users.

Our webcite is no longer available to the users.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Our website no longer available to the users.

Our website no longer available to the users.


Question 14

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Give someone a taste of their own medicine
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Give someone a taste of their own medicine

Options

A

Show someone their faults

Show someone their faults

B

Mistreat someone in the same way they have treated others

Mistreat someone in the same way they have treated others

C

Sell something back to someone

Sell something back to someone

D

Make fun of someone

Make fun of someone


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Mistreat someone in the same way they have treated others

Mistreat someone in the same way they have treated others


Question 15

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘No improvement required’.

The community members as well as teachers are presently into the bus station.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘No improvement required’.

The community members as well as teachers are presently into the bus station.

Options

A

are present at

are present at

B

are presently on

are presently on

C

is present at

is present at

D

No improvement required

No improvement required


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

are present at

are present at


Question 16

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘No improvement required’.

You are not supposed to touch these books.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘No improvement required’.

You are not supposed to touch these books.

Options

A

to touch this

to touch this

B

off touching these

off touching these

C

No improvement required

No improvement required

D

on touched that

on touched that


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

No improvement required

No improvement required


Question 17

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The RTE Act bears many similarities to the US's No Child Left Behind Act, ______ school accountability, assessment standards and teacher training.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The RTE Act bears many similarities to the US's No Child Left Behind Act, ______ school accountability, assessment standards and teacher training.

Options

A

including

including

B

startling

startling

C

concluding

concluding

D

responding

responding


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

including

including


Question 18

Parts of the following sentence have been given as options. One of them may contain an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

You have to understood what normal political rhetoric looks like.
Parts of the following sentence have been given as options. One of them may contain an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

You have to understood what normal political rhetoric looks like.

Options

A

political rhetoric looks like

political rhetoric looks like

B

You have to

You have to

C

understood what normal

understood what normal

D

No error

No error


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

understood what normal

understood what normal


Question 19

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

A game in which no one wins
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

A game in which no one wins

Options

A

Hung

Hung

B

Null

Null

C

Lapse

Lapse

D

Draw

Draw


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Draw

Draw


Question 20

The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

Uttar Pradesh / accounts for about 16 per cent / of the / country population.
The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

Uttar Pradesh / accounts for about 16 per cent / of the / country population.

Options

A

accounts for about 16 per cent

accounts for about 16 per cent

B

country population

country population

C

of the

of the

D

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

country population

country population


Question 21

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

The Crosses, the village (1) ______ Vasili Andreevich lived, consisted of six houses. As soon as they had passed the blacksmith’s hut, (2) ______ last in the village, they realised that the wind was much stronger than they had thought. The road could hardly be seen. The tracks left by the sledge-runners were immediately (3) ______ by snow and the road was only (4) ______ by the fact that it was higher than the rest of the ground. There was a swirl of snow over the fields and the line where sky and earth met could not be (5) ______.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

The Crosses, the village (1) ______ Vasili Andreevich lived, consisted of six houses. As soon as they had passed the blacksmith’s hut, (2) ______ last in the village, they realised that the wind was much stronger than they had thought. The road could hardly be seen. The tracks left by the sledge-runners were immediately (3) ______ by snow and the road was only (4) ______ by the fact that it was higher than the rest of the ground. There was a swirl of snow over the fields and the line where sky and earth met could not be (5) ______.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

we’re

we’re

B

where

where

C

when

when

D

what

what


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

where

where


Question 22

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

The Crosses, the village (1) ______ Vasili Andreevich lived, consisted of six houses. As soon as they had passed the blacksmith’s hut, (2) ______ last in the village, they realised that the wind was much stronger than they had thought. The road could hardly be seen. The tracks left by the sledge-runners were immediately (3) ______ by snow and the road was only (4) ______ by the fact that it was higher than the rest of the ground. There was a swirl of snow over the fields and the line where sky and earth met could not be (5) ______.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

The Crosses, the village (1) ______ Vasili Andreevich lived, consisted of six houses. As soon as they had passed the blacksmith’s hut, (2) ______ last in the village, they realised that the wind was much stronger than they had thought. The road could hardly be seen. The tracks left by the sledge-runners were immediately (3) ______ by snow and the road was only (4) ______ by the fact that it was higher than the rest of the ground. There was a swirl of snow over the fields and the line where sky and earth met could not be (5) ______.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

the

the

B

one

one

C

a

a

D

an

an


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

the

the


Question 23

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

The Crosses, the village (1) ______ Vasili Andreevich lived, consisted of six houses. As soon as they had passed the blacksmith’s hut, (2) ______ last in the village, they realised that the wind was much stronger than they had thought. The road could hardly be seen. The tracks left by the sledge-runners were immediately (3) ______ by snow and the road was only (4) ______ by the fact that it was higher than the rest of the ground. There was a swirl of snow over the fields and the line where sky and earth met could not be (5) ______.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

The Crosses, the village (1) ______ Vasili Andreevich lived, consisted of six houses. As soon as they had passed the blacksmith’s hut, (2) ______ last in the village, they realised that the wind was much stronger than they had thought. The road could hardly be seen. The tracks left by the sledge-runners were immediately (3) ______ by snow and the road was only (4) ______ by the fact that it was higher than the rest of the ground. There was a swirl of snow over the fields and the line where sky and earth met could not be (5) ______.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

exposed

exposed

B

made

made

C

highlighted

highlighted

D

covered

covered


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

covered

covered


Question 24

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

The Crosses, the village (1) ______ Vasili Andreevich lived, consisted of six houses. As soon as they had passed the blacksmith’s hut, (2) ______ last in the village, they realised that the wind was much stronger than they had thought. The road could hardly be seen. The tracks left by the sledge-runners were immediately (3) ______ by snow and the road was only (4) ______ by the fact that it was higher than the rest of the ground. There was a swirl of snow over the fields and the line where sky and earth met could not be (5) ______.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

The Crosses, the village (1) ______ Vasili Andreevich lived, consisted of six houses. As soon as they had passed the blacksmith’s hut, (2) ______ last in the village, they realised that the wind was much stronger than they had thought. The road could hardly be seen. The tracks left by the sledge-runners were immediately (3) ______ by snow and the road was only (4) ______ by the fact that it was higher than the rest of the ground. There was a swirl of snow over the fields and the line where sky and earth met could not be (5) ______.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

crushed

crushed

B

anguished

anguished

C

distinguished

distinguished

D

extinguished

extinguished


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

distinguished

distinguished


Question 25

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

The Crosses, the village (1) ______ Vasili Andreevich lived, consisted of six houses. As soon as they had passed the blacksmith’s hut, (2) ______ last in the village, they realised that the wind was much stronger than they had thought. The road could hardly be seen. The tracks left by the sledge-runners were immediately (3) ______ by snow and the road was only (4) ______ by the fact that it was higher than the rest of the ground. There was a swirl of snow over the fields and the line where sky and earth met could not be (5) ______.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

The Crosses, the village (1) ______ Vasili Andreevich lived, consisted of six houses. As soon as they had passed the blacksmith’s hut, (2) ______ last in the village, they realised that the wind was much stronger than they had thought. The road could hardly be seen. The tracks left by the sledge-runners were immediately (3) ______ by snow and the road was only (4) ______ by the fact that it was higher than the rest of the ground. There was a swirl of snow over the fields and the line where sky and earth met could not be (5) ______.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

saw

saw

B

seeing

seeing

C

seen

seen

D

see

see


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

seen

seen


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