CHSL 21 03-06-2022 Shift 2 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
Sahukaars provide loan in 2% interest rate for a month, which is higher than the bank charges.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
Sahukaars provide loan in 2% interest rate for a month, which is higher than the bank charges.

Options

A

for 2% interest rate every month 

for 2% interest rate every month 

B

for 2% interest for a month 

for 2% interest for a month 

C

at 2% interest in a month 

at 2% interest in a month 

D

at 2% interest rate per month 

at 2% interest rate per month 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

at 2% interest rate per month 

at 2% interest rate per month 


Question 2

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
One who loves the company of others
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
One who loves the company of others

Options

A

Gregarious 

Gregarious 

B

Philanthropist 

Philanthropist 

C

Patent 

Patent 

D

Misanthrope 

Misanthrope 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Gregarious 

Gregarious 


Question 3

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. The sharp increase in our consumption of fossil fuels has led to their depletion at an alarming rate.
B. Unchecked burning of fossil fuel is like an unchecked dripping tap which will eventually run dry.
C. The toxic pollutants released from burning these fuels are also a cause for concern.
D. This has led to the tapping of various non-conventional sources of energy that are cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels.
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. The sharp increase in our consumption of fossil fuels has led to their depletion at an alarming rate.
B. Unchecked burning of fossil fuel is like an unchecked dripping tap which will eventually run dry.
C. The toxic pollutants released from burning these fuels are also a cause for concern.
D. This has led to the tapping of various non-conventional sources of energy that are cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels.

Options

A

CDBA

CDBA

B

 ACBD

 ACBD

C

DCBA 

DCBA 

D

 CBAD

 CBAD


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

 ACBD

 ACBD


Question 4

Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underline segment in the given sentence.
The delegates talked of the matter for an hour but without any result.
Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underline segment in the given sentence.
The delegates talked of the matter for an hour but without any result.

Options

A

talked above

talked above

B

talked from

talked from

C

talked to

talked to

D

talked over

talked over


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

talked over

talked over


Question 5

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
By leaps and bounds
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
By leaps and bounds

Options

A

Very quickly

Very quickly

B

Superb catch in a cricket match

Superb catch in a cricket match

C

Very slowly

Very slowly

D

Brisk walk

Brisk walk


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Very quickly

Very quickly


Question 6

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
I was forbidden to take any drink.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
I was forbidden to take any drink.

Options

A

 prohibited from rebuffing

 prohibited from rebuffing

B

prohibited from receiving

prohibited from receiving

C

prohibited from rejecting

prohibited from rejecting

D

prohibited from snubbing

prohibited from snubbing


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

prohibited from receiving

prohibited from receiving


Question 7

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

Options

A

Implicate

Implicate

B

Expelled

Expelled

C

Sartorial

Sartorial

D

Sabotege

Sabotege


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Sabotege

Sabotege


Question 8

The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error
You and I / am going / to make / a great team.
The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error
You and I / am going / to make / a great team.

Options

A

You and I

You and I

B

a great team

a great team

C

am going

am going

D

to make

to make


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

am going

am going


Question 9

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

We should all stays united.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.

We should all stays united.

Options

A

stay

stay

B

stayed

stayed

C

are staying

are staying

D

had staying

had staying


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

stay

stay


Question 10

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in active voice.
As was customary, the young prince was brought to the podium in a diamond studded carriage for the coronation ceremony.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in active voice.
As was customary, the young prince was brought to the podium in a diamond studded carriage for the coronation ceremony.

Options

A

As was customary, the young prince is bought to the podium in a diamond studded carriage for the coronation ceremony. 

As was customary, the young prince is bought to the podium in a diamond studded carriage for the coronation ceremony. 

B

As was customary, the palace staff brought the young prince to the podium in a diamond studded carriage for the coronation ceremony. 

As was customary, the palace staff brought the young prince to the podium in a diamond studded carriage for the coronation ceremony. 

C

As was customary, the young prince brings himself to the podium in a diamond studded carriage for the coronation ceremony

As was customary, the young prince brings himself to the podium in a diamond studded carriage for the coronation ceremony

D

As was customary, the young prince brought in a diamond studded carriage to the podium for the coronation ceremony. 

As was customary, the young prince brought in a diamond studded carriage to the podium for the coronation ceremony. 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

As was customary, the palace staff brought the young prince to the podium in a diamond studded carriage for the coronation ceremony. 

As was customary, the palace staff brought the young prince to the podium in a diamond studded carriage for the coronation ceremony. 


Question 11

Select the most appropriate synonym of the highlighted word.
The moral values in this nation were at their nadir during the autocrat’s rule.
Select the most appropriate synonym of the highlighted word.
The moral values in this nation were at their nadir during the autocrat’s rule.

Options

A

median

median

B

horizon

horizon

C

peak

peak

D

base

base


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

base

base


Question 12

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

Options

A

Lucid

Lucid

B

Complex

Complex

C

flawless

flawless

D

Indecent

Indecent


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Indecent

Indecent


Question 13

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

Options

A

Impress

Impress

B

Tumble

Tumble

C

 Delight

 Delight

D

Surprise

Surprise


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Surprise

Surprise


Question 14

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

Options

A

Controversy 

Controversy 

B

Appearance  

Appearance  

C

Characteristic 

Characteristic 

D

Definetly 

Definetly 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Definetly 

Definetly 


Question 15

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Under the weather
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Under the weather

Options

A

Feeling ill

Feeling ill

B

Under debt

Under debt

C

Very angry

Very angry

D

Left by a loved one

Left by a loved one


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Feeling ill

Feeling ill


Question 16

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
Reena got embarrassed and started crying.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
Reena got embarrassed and started crying.

Options

A

frightened and started shouting

frightened and started shouting

B

frustrated and started yelling 

frustrated and started yelling 

C

 conscious and started admiring

 conscious and started admiring

D

humiliated and started weeping

humiliated and started weeping


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

humiliated and started weeping

humiliated and started weeping


Question 17

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
Please bring me a glass of water.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
Please bring me a glass of water.

Options

A

Let a glass of water be given to me. 

Let a glass of water be given to me. 

B

Let a glass of water come to me. 

Let a glass of water come to me. 

C

Let a glass of water being brought to me, please.

Let a glass of water being brought to me, please.

D

Let a glass of water be brought to me, please. 

Let a glass of water be brought to me, please. 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Let a glass of water be brought to me, please. 

Let a glass of water be brought to me, please. 


Question 18

Select the denotation of the highlighted word.
The divisive politics of this nation has led to its downfall.
Select the denotation of the highlighted word.
The divisive politics of this nation has led to its downfall.

Options

A

Encouraging 

Encouraging 

B

Alienating 

Alienating 

C

 Spurring

 Spurring

D

Dethroning

Dethroning


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Alienating 

Alienating 


Question 19

Which word in the given sentence is the ANTONYM of – nibble?
They sprinted across the floor and leaped up to the elevated platforms, poking their soft muzzles into the stanchions to gobble the grain.
Which word in the given sentence is the ANTONYM of – nibble?
They sprinted across the floor and leaped up to the elevated platforms, poking their soft muzzles into the stanchions to gobble the grain.

Options

A

gobble

gobble

B

elevated

elevated

C

sprinted

sprinted

D

muzzles

muzzles


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

gobble

gobble


Question 20

The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains an INCORRECTLY spelt word
Subsequent to the delegation’s visit to the villages, / a new working commitee and a task force / have been formed to carry out / all the developmental works as promised to the people.
The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains an INCORRECTLY spelt word
Subsequent to the delegation’s visit to the villages, / a new working commitee and a task force / have been formed to carry out / all the developmental works as promised to the people.

Options

A

Subsequent to the delegation’s visit to the villages 

Subsequent to the delegation’s visit to the villages 

B

a new working commitee and a task force

a new working commitee and a task force

C

 all the developmental works as promised to the people

 all the developmental works as promised to the people

D

have been formed to carry out 

have been formed to carry out 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

a new working commitee and a task force

a new working commitee and a task force


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.
Relate comic things (1)__________ pompous fashion. Irregularity, in other words the unexpected, the surprising, the astonishing, are essential to and characteristic (2)__________ beauty. Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony. The blend (3)__________ the grotesque and the tragic are attractive to the mind, as is discord to blasé ears. Imagine a canvas for a lyrical, magical farce, for a pantomime, and translate it (4) __________ a serious novel. Drown the whole thing in an abnormal, (5) ___________ atmosphere, in the atmosphere of great days – the region of pure poetry.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.
Relate comic things (1)__________ pompous fashion. Irregularity, in other words the unexpected, the surprising, the astonishing, are essential to and characteristic (2)__________ beauty. Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony. The blend (3)__________ the grotesque and the tragic are attractive to the mind, as is discord to blasé ears. Imagine a canvas for a lyrical, magical farce, for a pantomime, and translate it (4) __________ a serious novel. Drown the whole thing in an abnormal, (5) ___________ atmosphere, in the atmosphere of great days – the region of pure poetry.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

over

over

B

off

off

C

at

at

D

in

in


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

in

in


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.
Relate comic things (1)__________ pompous fashion. Irregularity, in other words the unexpected, the surprising, the astonishing, are essential to and characteristic (2)__________ beauty. Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony. The blend (3)__________ the grotesque and the tragic are attractive to the mind, as is discord to blasé ears. Imagine a canvas for a lyrical, magical farce, for a pantomime, and translate it (4) __________ a serious novel. Drown the whole thing in an abnormal, (5) ___________ atmosphere, in the atmosphere of great days – the region of pure poetry.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.
Relate comic things (1)__________ pompous fashion. Irregularity, in other words the unexpected, the surprising, the astonishing, are essential to and characteristic (2)__________ beauty. Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony. The blend (3)__________ the grotesque and the tragic are attractive to the mind, as is discord to blasé ears. Imagine a canvas for a lyrical, magical farce, for a pantomime, and translate it (4) __________ a serious novel. Drown the whole thing in an abnormal, (5) ___________ atmosphere, in the atmosphere of great days – the region of pure poetry.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

of

of

B

at

at

C

by

by

D

in

in


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

of

of


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.
Relate comic things (1)__________ pompous fashion. Irregularity, in other words the unexpected, the surprising, the astonishing, are essential to and characteristic (2)__________ beauty. Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony. The blend (3)__________ the grotesque and the tragic are attractive to the mind, as is discord to blasé ears. Imagine a canvas for a lyrical, magical farce, for a pantomime, and translate it (4) __________ a serious novel. Drown the whole thing in an abnormal, (5) ___________ atmosphere, in the atmosphere of great days – the region of pure poetry.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.
Relate comic things (1)__________ pompous fashion. Irregularity, in other words the unexpected, the surprising, the astonishing, are essential to and characteristic (2)__________ beauty. Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony. The blend (3)__________ the grotesque and the tragic are attractive to the mind, as is discord to blasé ears. Imagine a canvas for a lyrical, magical farce, for a pantomime, and translate it (4) __________ a serious novel. Drown the whole thing in an abnormal, (5) ___________ atmosphere, in the atmosphere of great days – the region of pure poetry.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

up

up

B

on

on

C

to

to

D

of

of


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

of

of


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.
Relate comic things (1)__________ pompous fashion. Irregularity, in other words the unexpected, the surprising, the astonishing, are essential to and characteristic (2)__________ beauty. Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony. The blend (3)__________ the grotesque and the tragic are attractive to the mind, as is discord to blasé ears. Imagine a canvas for a lyrical, magical farce, for a pantomime, and translate it (4) __________ a serious novel. Drown the whole thing in an abnormal, (5) ___________ atmosphere, in the atmosphere of great days – the region of pure poetry.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.
Relate comic things (1)__________ pompous fashion. Irregularity, in other words the unexpected, the surprising, the astonishing, are essential to and characteristic (2)__________ beauty. Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony. The blend (3)__________ the grotesque and the tragic are attractive to the mind, as is discord to blasé ears. Imagine a canvas for a lyrical, magical farce, for a pantomime, and translate it (4) __________ a serious novel. Drown the whole thing in an abnormal, (5) ___________ atmosphere, in the atmosphere of great days – the region of pure poetry.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

off

off

B

for

for

C

into

into

D

beside

beside


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

into

into


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.
Relate comic things (1)__________ pompous fashion. Irregularity, in other words the unexpected, the surprising, the astonishing, are essential to and characteristic (2)__________ beauty. Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony. The blend (3)__________ the grotesque and the tragic are attractive to the mind, as is discord to blasé ears. Imagine a canvas for a lyrical, magical farce, for a pantomime, and translate it (4) __________ a serious novel. Drown the whole thing in an abnormal, (5) ___________ atmosphere, in the atmosphere of great days – the region of pure poetry.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.
Relate comic things (1)__________ pompous fashion. Irregularity, in other words the unexpected, the surprising, the astonishing, are essential to and characteristic (2)__________ beauty. Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony. The blend (3)__________ the grotesque and the tragic are attractive to the mind, as is discord to blasé ears. Imagine a canvas for a lyrical, magical farce, for a pantomime, and translate it (4) __________ a serious novel. Drown the whole thing in an abnormal, (5) ___________ atmosphere, in the atmosphere of great days – the region of pure poetry.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

littered

littered

B

plentiful

plentiful

C

hygienic

hygienic

D

dreamy

dreamy


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

dreamy

dreamy


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