CHSL 21 02-06-2022 Shift 2 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

In the following passage, a word has been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
Gifting is generally taken to be the easiest act to ________, if only you have the heart to part with something in your ________.
In the following passage, a word has been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
Gifting is generally taken to be the easiest act to ________, if only you have the heart to part with something in your ________.

Options

A

 observe, control

 observe, control

B

forgive, discretion 

forgive, discretion 

C

perform, possession 

perform, possession 

D

forsake, capacity

forsake, capacity


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

perform, possession 

perform, possession 


Question 2

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.
Wax
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.
Wax

Options

A

Insolent

Insolent

B

Error

Error

C

Mourn 

Mourn 

D

Wane

Wane


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Wane

Wane


Question 3

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

He is a ______ in shining armour.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

He is a ______ in shining armour.

Options

A

night

night

B

knight 

knight 

C

nite

nite

D

knit

knit


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

knight 

knight 


Question 4

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
The people will make him the leader.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
The people will make him the leader.

Options

A

He had been made the leader by people.

He had been made the leader by people.

B

He will be made the leader by the people.

He will be made the leader by the people.

C

People made him the leader.

People made him the leader.

D

He was made leader by the people.

He was made leader by the people.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

He will be made the leader by the people.

He will be made the leader by the people.


Question 5

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

Options

A

Comprehension   

Comprehension   

B

Competence  

Competence  

C

Audience  

Audience  

D

Attendence 

Attendence 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Attendence 

Attendence 


Question 6

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the word ‘Lead’ from the given sentence.
All the class monitors were asked to follow the guide who was there to manage and control their visit to Yamuna Biodiversity Park.
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the word ‘Lead’ from the given sentence.
All the class monitors were asked to follow the guide who was there to manage and control their visit to Yamuna Biodiversity Park.

Options

A

Manage  

Manage  

B

Control  

Control  

C

Guide  

Guide  

D

Follow

Follow


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Follow

Follow


Question 7

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.
Despair
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.
Despair

Options

A

Hope

Hope

B

Vile

Vile

C

Annoy

Annoy

D

Definite

Definite


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Hope

Hope


Question 8

Sentences of a paragraph are given below in jumbled order. Arrange the sentences in the correct order to form a meaningful and coherent paragraph.
A. However, after studying the myths scientifically, only a simpleton would find them irrational or worthless.
B. Moreover, it is wrong to analyse myths on the yardstick of their factual accuracy as they were designed to serve a greater, deeper purpose.
C. Myths have always been regarded as a complex and intriguing aspect in human life
D. In modern scientific world, they are essentially seen as something unscientific and meaningless.
Sentences of a paragraph are given below in jumbled order. Arrange the sentences in the correct order to form a meaningful and coherent paragraph.
A. However, after studying the myths scientifically, only a simpleton would find them irrational or worthless.
B. Moreover, it is wrong to analyse myths on the yardstick of their factual accuracy as they were designed to serve a greater, deeper purpose.
C. Myths have always been regarded as a complex and intriguing aspect in human life
D. In modern scientific world, they are essentially seen as something unscientific and meaningless.

Options

A

 DCAB

 DCAB

B

CDAB 

CDAB 

C

 DACB

 DACB

D

ACDB 

ACDB 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

CDAB 

CDAB 


Question 9

The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.
Going to the weekly market / in every Tuesday / is a ritual that has been followed / by generations in my family.
The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.
Going to the weekly market / in every Tuesday / is a ritual that has been followed / by generations in my family.

Options

A

in every Tuesday

in every Tuesday

B

Going to the weekly market

Going to the weekly market

C

by generations in my family

by generations in my family

D

is a ritual that has been followed

is a ritual that has been followed


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

in every Tuesday

in every Tuesday


Question 10

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Dark horse
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Dark horse

Options

A

A champion

A champion

B

An unexpected winner

An unexpected winner

C

A person criticised

A person criticised

D

Loved person

Loved person


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

An unexpected winner

An unexpected winner


Question 11

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
I know him.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
I know him.

Options

A

I am known to him. 

I am known to him. 

B

Let him be known to me.

Let him be known to me.

C

He is known to myself. 

He is known to myself. 

D

He is known to me. 

He is known to me. 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

He is known to me. 

He is known to me. 


Question 12

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.

Mahatma Gandhi in undoubtedly one of the much popular authors of our times.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.

Mahatma Gandhi in undoubtedly one of the much popular authors of our times.

Options

A

most

most

B

total

total

C

better

better

D

best

best


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

most

most


Question 13

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

Options

A

 Itinerary

 Itinerary

B

 kengaroo

 kengaroo

C

 Vivacious

 Vivacious

D

Ambiguous 

Ambiguous 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

 kengaroo

 kengaroo


Question 14

Parts of the given sentence have been given as options. One of them contains a grammatical error. Select the option that has the error.
When you have worked out this sum, you may went out to play.
Parts of the given sentence have been given as options. One of them contains a grammatical error. Select the option that has the error.
When you have worked out this sum, you may went out to play.

Options

A

 this sum 

 this sum 

B

you may  

you may  

C

went out to play  

went out to play  

D

 When you have worked out 

 When you have worked out 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

went out to play  

went out to play  


Question 15

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.
He requested the bank to give him more time as at present he was unable to pay his debts.
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.
He requested the bank to give him more time as at present he was unable to pay his debts.

Options

A

Destitute

Destitute

B

 Reckless

 Reckless

C

Meticulous

Meticulous

D

Bankrupt

Bankrupt


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Bankrupt

Bankrupt


Question 16

Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underline segment in the given sentence.
It was apparent that the girl was heading into a serious disaster.
Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underline segment in the given sentence.
It was apparent that the girl was heading into a serious disaster.

Options

A

heading along

heading along

B

heading out

heading out

C

heading for

heading for

D

heading down

heading down


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

heading for

heading for


Question 17

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

Options

A

Insidious

Insidious

B

Septic

Septic

C

Beneficial

Beneficial

D

Vicarious

Vicarious


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Beneficial

Beneficial


Question 18

Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution required’.
Sheela is trying for a job since last year.
Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution required’.
Sheela is trying for a job since last year.

Options

A

No substitution required 

No substitution required 

B

was trying 

was trying 

C

has been trying 

has been trying 

D

have been trying 

have been trying 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

has been trying 

has been trying 


Question 19

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Be like chalk and cheese
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Be like chalk and cheese

Options

A

Be absolutely deceptive  

Be absolutely deceptive  

B

Be absolutely lonely  

Be absolutely lonely  

C

Be absolutely rich   

Be absolutely rich   

D

Be absolutely different  

Be absolutely different  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Be absolutely different  

Be absolutely different  


Question 20

Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.
I had get back from Hyderabad last month.
Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.
I had get back from Hyderabad last month.

Options

A

had got back 

had got back 

B

had got back from 

had got back from 

C

get back from 

get back from 

D

got back from 

got back from 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

got back from 

got back from 


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.
While I was sitting there (1)_________ over my failure to keep from having to spend (2) glistering _________ summer months on the freaking Cote of Azur, Grandmere started (3)_________ me from the phone. She kept (4)_________ her fingers on the phone to catch my attention. I just sat there blinking at her until finally she put her hand over the receiver and (5)_________ (so that nobody listens), “Amelia! In my bedroom, there is something for you”.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.
While I was sitting there (1)_________ over my failure to keep from having to spend (2) glistering _________ summer months on the freaking Cote of Azur, Grandmere started (3)_________ me from the phone. She kept (4)_________ her fingers on the phone to catch my attention. I just sat there blinking at her until finally she put her hand over the receiver and (5)_________ (so that nobody listens), “Amelia! In my bedroom, there is something for you”.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

grinning

grinning

B

sulking

sulking

C

smirking

smirking

D

clapping

clapping


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

sulking

sulking


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.
While I was sitting there (1)_________ over my failure to keep from having to spend (2) glistering _________ summer months on the freaking Cote of Azur, Grandmere started (3)_________ me from the phone. She kept (4)_________ her fingers on the phone to catch my attention. I just sat there blinking at her until finally she put her hand over the receiver and (5)_________ (so that nobody listens), “Amelia! In my bedroom, there is something for you”.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.
While I was sitting there (1)_________ over my failure to keep from having to spend (2) glistering _________ summer months on the freaking Cote of Azur, Grandmere started (3)_________ me from the phone. She kept (4)_________ her fingers on the phone to catch my attention. I just sat there blinking at her until finally she put her hand over the receiver and (5)_________ (so that nobody listens), “Amelia! In my bedroom, there is something for you”.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

ours

ours

B

mine

mine

C

my

my

D

me

me


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

my

my


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.
While I was sitting there (1)_________ over my failure to keep from having to spend (2) glistering _________ summer months on the freaking Cote of Azur, Grandmere started (3)_________ me from the phone. She kept (4)_________ her fingers on the phone to catch my attention. I just sat there blinking at her until finally she put her hand over the receiver and (5)_________ (so that nobody listens), “Amelia! In my bedroom, there is something for you”.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.
While I was sitting there (1)_________ over my failure to keep from having to spend (2) glistering _________ summer months on the freaking Cote of Azur, Grandmere started (3)_________ me from the phone. She kept (4)_________ her fingers on the phone to catch my attention. I just sat there blinking at her until finally she put her hand over the receiver and (5)_________ (so that nobody listens), “Amelia! In my bedroom, there is something for you”.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

disconcerting

disconcerting

B

upsetting

upsetting

C

beckoning

beckoning

D

dismissing

dismissing


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

beckoning

beckoning


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.
While I was sitting there (1)_________ over my failure to keep from having to spend (2) glistering _________ summer months on the freaking Cote of Azur, Grandmere started (3)_________ me from the phone. She kept (4)_________ her fingers on the phone to catch my attention. I just sat there blinking at her until finally she put her hand over the receiver and (5)_________ (so that nobody listens), “Amelia! In my bedroom, there is something for you”.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.
While I was sitting there (1)_________ over my failure to keep from having to spend (2) glistering _________ summer months on the freaking Cote of Azur, Grandmere started (3)_________ me from the phone. She kept (4)_________ her fingers on the phone to catch my attention. I just sat there blinking at her until finally she put her hand over the receiver and (5)_________ (so that nobody listens), “Amelia! In my bedroom, there is something for you”.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

piquing

piquing

B

peering

peering

C

tapping

tapping

D

snapping

snapping


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

tapping

tapping


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.
While I was sitting there (1)_________ over my failure to keep from having to spend (2) glistering _________ summer months on the freaking Cote of Azur, Grandmere started (3)_________ me from the phone. She kept (4)_________ her fingers on the phone to catch my attention. I just sat there blinking at her until finally she put her hand over the receiver and (5)_________ (so that nobody listens), “Amelia! In my bedroom, there is something for you”.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.
While I was sitting there (1)_________ over my failure to keep from having to spend (2) glistering _________ summer months on the freaking Cote of Azur, Grandmere started (3)_________ me from the phone. She kept (4)_________ her fingers on the phone to catch my attention. I just sat there blinking at her until finally she put her hand over the receiver and (5)_________ (so that nobody listens), “Amelia! In my bedroom, there is something for you”.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

lauded

lauded

B

cheered

cheered

C

hissed

hissed

D

commended

commended


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

hissed

hissed


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