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


Question 1

Select the most appropriate synonym of the word given in the brackets to fill in the blank.
Collection of money through illegal means without any hard work increased the ___________ (greed) of the corrupt officials.
Select the most appropriate synonym of the word given in the brackets to fill in the blank.
Collection of money through illegal means without any hard work increased the ___________ (greed) of the corrupt officials.

Options

A

reliability

reliability

B

cupidity 

cupidity 

C

curiosity  

curiosity  

D

stability  

stability  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

cupidity 

cupidity 


Question 2

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

Options

A

Instanteneous 

Instanteneous 

B

 Presumptuous

 Presumptuous

C

 Illegitimate

 Illegitimate

D

Lascivious

Lascivious


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Instanteneous 

Instanteneous 


Question 3

Select the most appropriate meaning of the idiom given in bold in the following sentence.
The memory of all that blood was enough to make my flesh crawl.
Select the most appropriate meaning of the idiom given in bold in the following sentence.
The memory of all that blood was enough to make my flesh crawl.

Options

A

frightened me

frightened me

B

drew my attention

drew my attention

C

worried me

worried me

D

confused me

confused me


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

frightened me

frightened me


Question 4

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’.
They didn’t ate anything yesterday.
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’.
They didn’t ate anything yesterday.

Options

A

doesn’t eat 

doesn’t eat 

B

No substitution required 

No substitution required 

C

 didn’t eat 

 didn’t eat 

D

hadn’t ate 

hadn’t ate 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

 didn’t eat 

 didn’t eat 


Question 5

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

Options

A

Concise

Concise

B

Talkative

Talkative

C

Exaggerated

Exaggerated

D

Lengthy

Lengthy


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Concise

Concise


Question 6

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Vain
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Vain

Options

A

Modest

Modest

B

Unfair

Unfair

C

Energetic

Energetic

D

Loyal

Loyal


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Modest

Modest


Question 7

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
Strong taste or liking for something
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
Strong taste or liking for something

Options

A

Ebullient 

Ebullient 

B

Parole 

Parole 

C

Insolvent 

Insolvent 

D

Penchant  

Penchant  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Penchant  

Penchant  


Question 8

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
Premchand wrote this novel.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
Premchand wrote this novel.

Options

A

This novel was written by Premchand.

This novel was written by Premchand.

B

Premchand novel has been written by him. 

Premchand novel has been written by him. 

C

That novel is by Premchand.

That novel is by Premchand.

D

This novel written by Premchand. 

This novel written by Premchand. 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

This novel was written by Premchand.

This novel was written by Premchand.


Question 9

Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.

When we reached the hill station, it was raining the heaviest.
Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.

When we reached the hill station, it was raining the heaviest.

Options

A

heavily

heavily

B

most heavily

most heavily

C

heavy

heavy

D

more heavy

more heavy


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

heavily

heavily


Question 10

Select the denotation of the highlighted word.
The black marketers are hoarding large quantities of groceries.
Select the denotation of the highlighted word.
The black marketers are hoarding large quantities of groceries.

Options

A

Piling Up

Piling Up

B

Training Up

Training Up

C

Designing

Designing

D

Doling Out

Doling Out


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Piling Up

Piling Up


Question 11

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Start from scratch
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Start from scratch

Options

A

Start something fast to finish it before a particular time

Start something fast to finish it before a particular time

B

Start from the given line

Start from the given line

C

Start entirely from the beginning

Start entirely from the beginning

D

Start it from the previous situation

Start it from the previous situation


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Start entirely from the beginning

Start entirely from the beginning


Question 12

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.Holi is the festival of colours which is celebrated not only in India but all across the world.
B.Then on the next day, people of all ages gather together to play with colours called 'gulal’ and coloured water called 'Dulahandi’.
C.People celebrate 'Holika Dahan’ on the first day by gathering around and burning piles of wood and cow dung and singing bhajans related to Holi.
D.It is also a festival of unity as it brings people together to celebrate a festival regardless of caste, ethnicity, or religion.
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.Holi is the festival of colours which is celebrated not only in India but all across the world.
B.Then on the next day, people of all ages gather together to play with colours called 'gulal’ and coloured water called 'Dulahandi’.
C.People celebrate 'Holika Dahan’ on the first day by gathering around and burning piles of wood and cow dung and singing bhajans related to Holi.
D.It is also a festival of unity as it brings people together to celebrate a festival regardless of caste, ethnicity, or religion.

Options

A

ADBC

ADBC

B

ADCB

ADCB

C

ABCD

ABCD

D

DCBA

DCBA


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

ADCB

ADCB


Question 13

The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.
The mother loving looked / at her baby / as the nurse / brought her in.
The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.
The mother loving looked / at her baby / as the nurse / brought her in.

Options

A

at her baby 

at her baby 

B

as the nurse

as the nurse

C

The mother loving looked

The mother loving looked

D

brought her in

brought her in


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

The mother loving looked

The mother loving looked


Question 14

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.
In this situation of no organisation and control due to the lack of an effective government, the rate of crime has increased exponentially.
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.
In this situation of no organisation and control due to the lack of an effective government, the rate of crime has increased exponentially.

Options

A

 Aristocracy

 Aristocracy

B

Autocracy 

Autocracy 

C

 Autonomy

 Autonomy

D

Anarchy 

Anarchy 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Anarchy 

Anarchy 


Question 15

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

Options

A

Comfort

Comfort

B

Miff

Miff

C

Get

Get

D

Ruffle

Ruffle


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Comfort

Comfort


Question 16

Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underline segment in the given sentence.
His disease is no doubt very serious but he will pull over.
Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underline segment in the given sentence.
His disease is no doubt very serious but he will pull over.

Options

A

pull at

pull at

B

pull for

pull for

C

pull through

pull through

D

pull against

pull against


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

pull through

pull through


Question 17

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

Options

A

Astonished

Astonished

B

Exuberant 

Exuberant 

C

Magnificent 

Magnificent 

D

Enthusiastic

Enthusiastic


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Magnificent 

Magnificent 


Question 18

In the following passage, a word has been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
Growing up in Bengaluru, I have watched the city grow and _______ at its seams, welcoming, as its own, all the _______ population in search of jobs and pleasant _________.
In the following passage, a word has been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
Growing up in Bengaluru, I have watched the city grow and _______ at its seams, welcoming, as its own, all the _______ population in search of jobs and pleasant _________.

Options

A

flex, migrant, weather

flex, migrant, weather

B

demolish, foreign, tourism

demolish, foreign, tourism

C

 retreat, native, food

 retreat, native, food

D

curtail, local, destination

curtail, local, destination


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

flex, migrant, weather

flex, migrant, weather


Question 19

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
Where can I find the way to the library?
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
Where can I find the way to the library?

Options

A

Where can they be found in the library?

Where can they be found in the library?

B

Where can the way to the library be found? 

Where can the way to the library be found? 

C

They cannot be found in the way to library?

They cannot be found in the way to library?

D

Who can found with the way to library? 

Who can found with the way to library? 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Where can the way to the library be found? 

Where can the way to the library be found? 


Question 20

From among the words given in bold, select the INCORRECTLY spelt word in the following sentence.
Kathmandu is vivid, mercenery, religious with small shrines to flower-adorned deities along the narrowest and busiest streets.
From among the words given in bold, select the INCORRECTLY spelt word in the following sentence.
Kathmandu is vivid, mercenery, religious with small shrines to flower-adorned deities along the narrowest and busiest streets.

Options

A

mercenery

mercenery

B

deities

deities

C

shrines

shrines

D

narrowest

narrowest


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

mercenery

mercenery


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.
Our host started to read and the (1)_________ stopped. There was a sweet (2)_________ as each person read, not one that felt forced or imposed in any way. People did not seem to (3)_________ or cough, but perhaps that is just how I remember it now. I know I was increasingly self-conscious as the readings came closer to me and that when it was my turn I think I (4)_________ through most of it, probably without making any sense of the (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.
Our host started to read and the (1)_________ stopped. There was a sweet (2)_________ as each person read, not one that felt forced or imposed in any way. People did not seem to (3)_________ or cough, but perhaps that is just how I remember it now. I know I was increasingly self-conscious as the readings came closer to me and that when it was my turn I think I (4)_________ through most of it, probably without making any sense of the (5)_________.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

rattle

rattle

B

chatter

chatter

C

patter

patter

D

fritter

fritter


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

chatter

chatter


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.
Our host started to read and the (1)_________ stopped. There was a sweet (2)_________ as each person read, not one that felt forced or imposed in any way. People did not seem to (3)_________ or cough, but perhaps that is just how I remember it now. I know I was increasingly self-conscious as the readings came closer to me and that when it was my turn I think I (4)_________ through most of it, probably without making any sense of the (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.
Our host started to read and the (1)_________ stopped. There was a sweet (2)_________ as each person read, not one that felt forced or imposed in any way. People did not seem to (3)_________ or cough, but perhaps that is just how I remember it now. I know I was increasingly self-conscious as the readings came closer to me and that when it was my turn I think I (4)_________ through most of it, probably without making any sense of the (5)_________.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

noise

noise

B

silence

silence

C

din

din

D

chaos

chaos


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

silence

silence


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.
Our host started to read and the (1)_________ stopped. There was a sweet (2)_________ as each person read, not one that felt forced or imposed in any way. People did not seem to (3)_________ or cough, but perhaps that is just how I remember it now. I know I was increasingly self-conscious as the readings came closer to me and that when it was my turn I think I (4)_________ through most of it, probably without making any sense of the (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.
Our host started to read and the (1)_________ stopped. There was a sweet (2)_________ as each person read, not one that felt forced or imposed in any way. People did not seem to (3)_________ or cough, but perhaps that is just how I remember it now. I know I was increasingly self-conscious as the readings came closer to me and that when it was my turn I think I (4)_________ through most of it, probably without making any sense of the (5)_________.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

sing

sing

B

sleep

sleep

C

distract

distract

D

fidget

fidget


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

fidget

fidget


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.
Our host started to read and the (1)_________ stopped. There was a sweet (2)_________ as each person read, not one that felt forced or imposed in any way. People did not seem to (3)_________ or cough, but perhaps that is just how I remember it now. I know I was increasingly self-conscious as the readings came closer to me and that when it was my turn I think I (4)_________ through most of it, probably without making any sense of the (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.
Our host started to read and the (1)_________ stopped. There was a sweet (2)_________ as each person read, not one that felt forced or imposed in any way. People did not seem to (3)_________ or cough, but perhaps that is just how I remember it now. I know I was increasingly self-conscious as the readings came closer to me and that when it was my turn I think I (4)_________ through most of it, probably without making any sense of the (5)_________.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

dozed

dozed

B

mumbled

mumbled

C

played

played

D

grumbled

grumbled


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

mumbled

mumbled


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.
Our host started to read and the (1)_________ stopped. There was a sweet (2)_________ as each person read, not one that felt forced or imposed in any way. People did not seem to (3)_________ or cough, but perhaps that is just how I remember it now. I know I was increasingly self-conscious as the readings came closer to me and that when it was my turn I think I (4)_________ through most of it, probably without making any sense of the (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.
Our host started to read and the (1)_________ stopped. There was a sweet (2)_________ as each person read, not one that felt forced or imposed in any way. People did not seem to (3)_________ or cough, but perhaps that is just how I remember it now. I know I was increasingly self-conscious as the readings came closer to me and that when it was my turn I think I (4)_________ through most of it, probably without making any sense of the (5)_________.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

poetry

poetry

B

dance

dance

C

pottery

pottery

D

music

music


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

poetry

poetry


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