CHSL 21 01-06-2022 Shift 1 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
Nowadays, many doctors advise to live in the countryside.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
Nowadays, many doctors advise to live in the countryside.

Options

A

living in the countryside

living in the countryside

B

to have live in the countryside

to have live in the countryside

C

lived in the countryside

lived in the countryside

D

to lived in the countryside

to lived in the countryside


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

living in the countryside

living in the countryside


Question 2

Identify the segment in the sentence which contains a grammatical error.


There was an interesting article in the newspaper about the dangers to an environment.
Identify the segment in the sentence which contains a grammatical error.


There was an interesting article in the newspaper about the dangers to an environment.

Options

A

an interesting article

an interesting article

B

about the dangers

about the dangers

C

in the newspaper

in the newspaper

D

to an environment 

to an environment 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

to an environment 

to an environment


Question 3

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Bed of roses
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Bed of roses

Options

A

 Testing condition of life 

 Testing condition of life 

B

Pleasant condition of life  

Pleasant condition of life  

C

 Lethargic condition of life 

 Lethargic condition of life 

D

 Trying condition of life 

 Trying condition of life 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Pleasant condition of life  

Pleasant condition of life  


Question 4

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
I laughed at the clown.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
I laughed at the clown.

Options

A

The clown is laughed by me.

The clown is laughed by me.

B

The clown is being laughed at by me.

The clown is being laughed at by me.

C

The clown was laughed at by me.

The clown was laughed at by me.

D

The clown was being laughed by me. 

The clown was being laughed by me. 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

The clown was laughed at by me.

The clown was laughed at by me.


Question 5

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.
The manager behaves as if he knows everything and has unlimited knowledge.
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.
The manager behaves as if he knows everything and has unlimited knowledge.

Options

A

Omnipresent

Omnipresent

B

Omnipotent 

Omnipotent 

C

 Omnivorous

 Omnivorous

D

Omniscient 

Omniscient 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Omniscient 

Omniscient 


Question 6

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
Towards the end of February the weather turned very ______.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
Towards the end of February the weather turned very ______.

Options

A

insipid

insipid

B

slight

slight

C

thin

thin

D

mild

mild


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

mild

mild


Question 7

Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.
Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.

Options

A

Malicious

Malicious

B

Aquaintance

Aquaintance

C

Serendipity

Serendipity

D

Treacherous

Treacherous


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Aquaintance

Aquaintance


Question 8

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Sacred
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Sacred

Options

A

Maniacal

Maniacal

B

Rational

Rational

C

Inquisitive

Inquisitive

D

Profane

Profane


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Profane

Profane


Question 9

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in active voice.
Our team has been defeated.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in active voice.
Our team has been defeated.

Options

A

Our team defeated the opposition.

Our team defeated the opposition.

B

The opposition has defeated our team.

The opposition has defeated our team.

C

The opposition had been defeated by our team.

The opposition had been defeated by our team.

D

The opposition defeated our team.

The opposition defeated our team.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

The opposition has defeated our team.

The opposition has defeated our team.


Question 10

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
The action of examining with care or reading carefully
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
The action of examining with care or reading carefully

Options

A

Perverse 

Perverse 

B

 Persiflage

 Persiflage

C

 Persuade

 Persuade

D

Perusal 

Perusal 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Perusal 

Perusal 


Question 11

From among the words given in bold, select the INCORRECTLY spelt word in the following sentence.
Jane Austen was already writing in the early 1790s, as the debates raged on radicalism, women’s rights, and premitivism.
From among the words given in bold, select the INCORRECTLY spelt word in the following sentence.
Jane Austen was already writing in the early 1790s, as the debates raged on radicalism, women’s rights, and premitivism.

Options

A

raged

raged

B

premitivism

premitivism

C

debates

debates

D

radicalism

radicalism


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

premitivism

premitivism


Question 12

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Treacherous
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Treacherous

Options

A

Fantastic

Fantastic

B

Flexible

Flexible

C

Fluent

Fluent

D

Faithful

Faithful


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Faithful

Faithful


Question 13

Select the correct homonym from the given options to fill in the blank.
A diary entry is a________account of one’s day and is a very useful tool for celebrities.
Select the correct homonym from the given options to fill in the blank.
A diary entry is a________account of one’s day and is a very useful tool for celebrities.

Options

A

persona

persona

B

personal

personal

C

personnel 

personnel 

D

person 

person 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

personal

 personal


Question 14

Complete the sentence with an appropriate ANTONYM of the word mentioned in the bracket.
There is ______________(scarce) evidence that he is the thief.
Complete the sentence with an appropriate ANTONYM of the word mentioned in the bracket.
There is ______________(scarce) evidence that he is the thief.

Options

A

mysterious

mysterious

B

scant  

scant  

C

strong

strong

D

abundant 

abundant 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

abundant 

abundant 


Question 15

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.
At the party, Rohan was pretending to be what he is not to influence the investors for his company’s shares.
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.
At the party, Rohan was pretending to be what he is not to influence the investors for his company’s shares.

Options

A

Hypocrite  

Hypocrite  

B

Autocrat  

Autocrat  

C

Goody  

Goody  

D

Canter  

Canter  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Hypocrite  

Hypocrite  


Question 16

Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underline segment in the given sentence.
It is a bad habit to talk in while someone is speaking.
Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underline segment in the given sentence.
It is a bad habit to talk in while someone is speaking.

Options

A

burst in

burst in

B

cut in

cut in

C

walk over

walk over

D

intrude over

intrude over


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

cut in

cut in


Question 17

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Pull a long face
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Pull a long face

Options

A

To flatter someone

To flatter someone

B

To chide someone

To chide someone

C

To look angry

To look angry

D

To look sad

To look sad


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

To look sad

To look sad


Question 18

Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.
We will leave towards 6.00 a.m.
Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.
We will leave towards 6.00 a.m.

Options

A

from

from

B

on

on

C

at

at

D

for

for


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

at

at


Question 19

The following sentence contains a grammatical error. Select the option that correctly rectifies the error.
He sees us coming, and unaware that we had learned of his treachery, greeted us with a smile
The following sentence contains a grammatical error. Select the option that correctly rectifies the error.
He sees us coming, and unaware that we had learned of his treachery, greeted us with a smile

Options

A

He saw us coming, and unaware that we had learned of his treachery, greeted us with a smile. 

He saw us coming, and unaware that we had learned of his treachery, greeted us with a smile. 

B

He saw us coming, and unaware that we learned of his treachery, greeted us with a smile. 

He saw us coming, and unaware that we learned of his treachery, greeted us with a smile. 

C

He saw us coming, and unaware that we were learning of his treachery, greeted us with a smile

He saw us coming, and unaware that we were learning of his treachery, greeted us with a smile

D

He saw us come, and unaware that we had learned of his treachery, greets us with a smile. 

He saw us come, and unaware that we had learned of his treachery, greets us with a smile. 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

He saw us coming, and unaware that we had learned of his treachery, greeted us with a smile. 

He saw us coming, and unaware that we had learned of his treachery, greeted us with a smile. 


Question 20

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
Rampart
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
Rampart

Options

A

Fortitude

Fortitude

B

Denigration

Denigration

C

Portal

Portal

D

Bulwark 

Bulwark 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Bulwark 

Bulwark 


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.
Although everyone wants to be successful in life, there are (1) _________ people who know the elements of success, the factors that go to build up success. Today, success is being (2) _________ with making money, with amassing millions and billions. Some people equate it with power and position. Many of us tend to equate success with visible material acquisitions. Outer things and external achievements are not a (3) _________ of success. Power, prestige, position, social influence and higher degrees awarded by universities — all these are outer things. They only touch the fringe of life; they do not enter the depths within. A man may have all these and yet maybe intellectually barren; he may be emotionally barren and spiritually sterile. Would you call such a man (4)________? What then is success all about? What is true success? Success can be defined as the ability to be happy and make others happy; the ability to love and be loved; the ability to remain in peaceful (5)________ with oneself; with those around you and with God’s cosmic laws.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.
Although everyone wants to be successful in life, there are (1) _________ people who know the elements of success, the factors that go to build up success. Today, success is being (2) _________ with making money, with amassing millions and billions. Some people equate it with power and position. Many of us tend to equate success with visible material acquisitions. Outer things and external achievements are not a (3) _________ of success. Power, prestige, position, social influence and higher degrees awarded by universities — all these are outer things. They only touch the fringe of life; they do not enter the depths within. A man may have all these and yet maybe intellectually barren; he may be emotionally barren and spiritually sterile. Would you call such a man (4)________? What then is success all about? What is true success? Success can be defined as the ability to be happy and make others happy; the ability to love and be loved; the ability to remain in peaceful (5)________ with oneself; with those around you and with God’s cosmic laws.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

a few

a few

B

most of

most of

C

lot of

lot of

D

a majority

a majority


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

a few

a few


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.
Although everyone wants to be successful in life, there are (1) _________ people who know the elements of success, the factors that go to build up success. Today, success is being (2) _________ with making money, with amassing millions and billions. Some people equate it with power and position. Many of us tend to equate success with visible material acquisitions. Outer things and external achievements are not a (3) _________ of success. Power, prestige, position, social influence and higher degrees awarded by universities — all these are outer things. They only touch the fringe of life; they do not enter the depths within. A man may have all these and yet maybe intellectually barren; he may be emotionally barren and spiritually sterile. Would you call such a man (4)________? What then is success all about? What is true success? Success can be defined as the ability to be happy and make others happy; the ability to love and be loved; the ability to remain in peaceful (5)________ with oneself; with those around you and with God’s cosmic laws.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.
Although everyone wants to be successful in life, there are (1) _________ people who know the elements of success, the factors that go to build up success. Today, success is being (2) _________ with making money, with amassing millions and billions. Some people equate it with power and position. Many of us tend to equate success with visible material acquisitions. Outer things and external achievements are not a (3) _________ of success. Power, prestige, position, social influence and higher degrees awarded by universities — all these are outer things. They only touch the fringe of life; they do not enter the depths within. A man may have all these and yet maybe intellectually barren; he may be emotionally barren and spiritually sterile. Would you call such a man (4)________? What then is success all about? What is true success? Success can be defined as the ability to be happy and make others happy; the ability to love and be loved; the ability to remain in peaceful (5)________ with oneself; with those around you and with God’s cosmic laws.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

confused

confused

B

challenged

challenged

C

decreased

decreased

D

amazed

amazed


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

confused

confused


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.
Although everyone wants to be successful in life, there are (1) _________ people who know the elements of success, the factors that go to build up success. Today, success is being (2) _________ with making money, with amassing millions and billions. Some people equate it with power and position. Many of us tend to equate success with visible material acquisitions. Outer things and external achievements are not a (3) _________ of success. Power, prestige, position, social influence and higher degrees awarded by universities — all these are outer things. They only touch the fringe of life; they do not enter the depths within. A man may have all these and yet maybe intellectually barren; he may be emotionally barren and spiritually sterile. Would you call such a man (4)________? What then is success all about? What is true success? Success can be defined as the ability to be happy and make others happy; the ability to love and be loved; the ability to remain in peaceful (5)________ with oneself; with those around you and with God’s cosmic laws.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.
Although everyone wants to be successful in life, there are (1) _________ people who know the elements of success, the factors that go to build up success. Today, success is being (2) _________ with making money, with amassing millions and billions. Some people equate it with power and position. Many of us tend to equate success with visible material acquisitions. Outer things and external achievements are not a (3) _________ of success. Power, prestige, position, social influence and higher degrees awarded by universities — all these are outer things. They only touch the fringe of life; they do not enter the depths within. A man may have all these and yet maybe intellectually barren; he may be emotionally barren and spiritually sterile. Would you call such a man (4)________? What then is success all about? What is true success? Success can be defined as the ability to be happy and make others happy; the ability to love and be loved; the ability to remain in peaceful (5)________ with oneself; with those around you and with God’s cosmic laws.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

measure

measure

B

reason

reason

C

gift

gift

D

thought

thought


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

measure

measure


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.
Although everyone wants to be successful in life, there are (1) _________ people who know the elements of success, the factors that go to build up success. Today, success is being (2) _________ with making money, with amassing millions and billions. Some people equate it with power and position. Many of us tend to equate success with visible material acquisitions. Outer things and external achievements are not a (3) _________ of success. Power, prestige, position, social influence and higher degrees awarded by universities — all these are outer things. They only touch the fringe of life; they do not enter the depths within. A man may have all these and yet maybe intellectually barren; he may be emotionally barren and spiritually sterile. Would you call such a man (4)________? What then is success all about? What is true success? Success can be defined as the ability to be happy and make others happy; the ability to love and be loved; the ability to remain in peaceful (5)________ with oneself; with those around you and with God’s cosmic laws.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.
Although everyone wants to be successful in life, there are (1) _________ people who know the elements of success, the factors that go to build up success. Today, success is being (2) _________ with making money, with amassing millions and billions. Some people equate it with power and position. Many of us tend to equate success with visible material acquisitions. Outer things and external achievements are not a (3) _________ of success. Power, prestige, position, social influence and higher degrees awarded by universities — all these are outer things. They only touch the fringe of life; they do not enter the depths within. A man may have all these and yet maybe intellectually barren; he may be emotionally barren and spiritually sterile. Would you call such a man (4)________? What then is success all about? What is true success? Success can be defined as the ability to be happy and make others happy; the ability to love and be loved; the ability to remain in peaceful (5)________ with oneself; with those around you and with God’s cosmic laws.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

thoughtful

thoughtful

B

sober

sober

C

successful

successful

D

sensible

sensible


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

successful

successful


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.
Although everyone wants to be successful in life, there are (1) _________ people who know the elements of success, the factors that go to build up success. Today, success is being (2) _________ with making money, with amassing millions and billions. Some people equate it with power and position. Many of us tend to equate success with visible material acquisitions. Outer things and external achievements are not a (3) _________ of success. Power, prestige, position, social influence and higher degrees awarded by universities — all these are outer things. They only touch the fringe of life; they do not enter the depths within. A man may have all these and yet maybe intellectually barren; he may be emotionally barren and spiritually sterile. Would you call such a man (4)________? What then is success all about? What is true success? Success can be defined as the ability to be happy and make others happy; the ability to love and be loved; the ability to remain in peaceful (5)________ with oneself; with those around you and with God’s cosmic laws.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.
Although everyone wants to be successful in life, there are (1) _________ people who know the elements of success, the factors that go to build up success. Today, success is being (2) _________ with making money, with amassing millions and billions. Some people equate it with power and position. Many of us tend to equate success with visible material acquisitions. Outer things and external achievements are not a (3) _________ of success. Power, prestige, position, social influence and higher degrees awarded by universities — all these are outer things. They only touch the fringe of life; they do not enter the depths within. A man may have all these and yet maybe intellectually barren; he may be emotionally barren and spiritually sterile. Would you call such a man (4)________? What then is success all about? What is true success? Success can be defined as the ability to be happy and make others happy; the ability to love and be loved; the ability to remain in peaceful (5)________ with oneself; with those around you and with God’s cosmic laws.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

inner beauty

inner beauty

B

harmony

harmony

C

praise

praise

D

pride

pride


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

harmony

harmony


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