CHSL 21 06-06-2022 Shift 3 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

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

Options

A

Extend 

Extend 

B

Repeal

Repeal

C

Endure 

Endure 

D

Reveal

Reveal


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Repeal

Repeal


Question 2

Select the most appropriate synonym of the word given in bold in the following sentence.
In his youth Joyonto must have been startlingly handsome.
Select the most appropriate synonym of the word given in bold in the following sentence.
In his youth Joyonto must have been startlingly handsome.

Options

A

amazingly

amazingly

B

wrinkly

wrinkly

C

lightly

lightly

D

enviously

enviously


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

amazingly

amazingly


Question 3

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in active voice.
The national anthem was being sung very enthusiastically by young students in the annual event.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in active voice.
The national anthem was being sung very enthusiastically by young students in the annual event.

Options

A

The national anthem sang the young students very enthusiastically. 

The national anthem sang the young students very enthusiastically. 

B

The young students in the annual event had been singing the  national anthem very enthusiastically.

The young students in the annual event had been singing the  national anthem very enthusiastically.

C

The young students in the annual event were singing the national anthem very enthusiastically. 

The young students in the annual event were singing the national anthem very enthusiastically. 

D

The national anthem was sung very enthusiastically for young students in the annual event. 

The national anthem was sung very enthusiastically for young students in the annual event. 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

The young students in the annual event were singing the national anthem very enthusiastically. 

The young students in the annual event were singing the national anthem very enthusiastically. 


Question 4

Spot the error in the given sentence and select the correct sentence from the options given.
He wished he has more resources to support the poor.
Spot the error in the given sentence and select the correct sentence from the options given.
He wished he has more resources to support the poor.

Options

A

He wishing he has more resources to support the poor. 

He wishing he has more resources to support the poor. 

B

He wished he have more resources to support the poor. 

He wished he have more resources to support the poor. 

C

He wished he had more resources to support the poor. 

He wished he had more resources to support the poor. 

D

He wished his having more resources to support the poor. 

He wished his having more resources to support the poor. 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

He wished he had more resources to support the poor. 

He wished he had more resources to support the poor. 


Question 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.
In the Second World War, the British __________ thousands of so-called interceptors – mostly women – whose job it was to tune in every day and night to the radio _______ of the various divisions of the German military.
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.
In the Second World War, the British __________ thousands of so-called interceptors – mostly women – whose job it was to tune in every day and night to the radio _______ of the various divisions of the German military.

Options

A

adhered, broadlooms

adhered, broadlooms

B

assembled, broadcasts

assembled, broadcasts

C

 averted, broadbills

 averted, broadbills

D

assented, broadsides

assented, broadsides


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

assembled, broadcasts

assembled, broadcasts


Question 6

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the word ‘Exaggerate’ from the given sentence.
Rajni did understate Sheila’s embroider work as, according to her, it was worthless to decorate a piece of cloth with abstract ideas and then elaborate it to the audience on the stage.
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the word ‘Exaggerate’ from the given sentence.
Rajni did understate Sheila’s embroider work as, according to her, it was worthless to decorate a piece of cloth with abstract ideas and then elaborate it to the audience on the stage.

Options

A

Embroidery

Embroidery

B

Decorate  

Decorate  

C

Elaborate  

Elaborate  

D

Understate  

Understate  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Understate  

Understate  


Question 7

Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.
The organisation had set up for a Free Mandela Committee and launched a lively campaign with the slogan ‘Free Mandela’.
Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.
The organisation had set up for a Free Mandela Committee and launched a lively campaign with the slogan ‘Free Mandela’.

Options

A

had set over 

had set over 

B

had set up 

had set up 

C

 had set upon

 had set upon

D

 had set to 

 had set to 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

had set up 

had set up 


Question 8

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Delay
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Delay

Options

A

Weary

Weary

B

Haste

Haste

C

Scarce

Scarce

D

Nice

Nice


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Haste

Haste


Question 9

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Donkey's years
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Donkey's years

Options

A

A worthless person

A worthless person

B

A stupid argument

A stupid argument

C

Futile effort

Futile effort

D

A very long time

A very long time


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

A very long time

A very long time


Question 10

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
The rules forbid passengers to cross the railway bridge.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
The rules forbid passengers to cross the railway bridge.

Options

A

Passengers are forbidden by the rules to cross the railway bridge.

Passengers are forbidden by the rules to cross the railway bridge.

B

Forbidden are the passengers to cross the railway bridge.

Forbidden are the passengers to cross the railway bridge.

C

Railway bridge is forbidden for the passengers to cross.

Railway bridge is forbidden for the passengers to cross.

D

Forbidden by the rules, the passengers cannot cross railway bridge.

Forbidden by the rules, the passengers cannot cross railway bridge.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Passengers are forbidden by the rules to cross the railway bridge.

Passengers are forbidden by the rules to cross the railway bridge.


Question 11

Select the most appropriate synonym of the word given in bold in the following sentence.
Forgetting the past is inevitable for being able to create a future.
Select the most appropriate synonym of the word given in bold in the following sentence.
Forgetting the past is inevitable for being able to create a future.

Options

A

unpredictable

unpredictable

B

extravagant

extravagant

C

inescapable

inescapable

D

privileged

privileged


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

inescapable

inescapable


Question 12

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
Discipline must be __________ at any cost
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
Discipline must be __________ at any cost

Options

A

maintained 

maintained 

B

highlighted 

highlighted 

C

curtailed 

curtailed 

D

instructed 

instructed 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

maintained 

maintained 


Question 13

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
He ordered the police to pursue the robber and his gang.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
He ordered the police to pursue the robber and his gang.

Options

A

The robber and gang were pursued.

The robber and gang were pursued.

B

The police were ordered to pursue the robber and his gang.

The police were ordered to pursue the robber and his gang.

C

Order the police to pursue the robber gang.

Order the police to pursue the robber gang.

D

Pursue the robber and gang were the orders by police.

Pursue the robber and gang were the orders by police.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

The police were ordered to pursue the robber and his gang.

The police were ordered to pursue the robber and his gang.


Question 14

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. Wearing noise cancellation headphones is an example of such equipment.
B. Preventive measures involve the availability of proper equipment.
C. Noise exposure is the primary reason for hearing loss among the workers.
D. It affects the working class in a big way both mentally and physically.
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. Wearing noise cancellation headphones is an example of such equipment.
B. Preventive measures involve the availability of proper equipment.
C. Noise exposure is the primary reason for hearing loss among the workers.
D. It affects the working class in a big way both mentally and physically.

Options

A

CDBA  

CDBA  

B

BDCA 

BDCA 

C

CDAB 

CDAB 

D

ADBC 

ADBC 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

CDBA  

CDBA  


Question 15

Select the most appropriate meaning of the idiom given in bold in the following sentence.
The minister is a little hard of hearing.
Select the most appropriate meaning of the idiom given in bold in the following sentence.
The minister is a little hard of hearing.

Options

A

callous

callous

B

partially deaf

partially deaf

C

insensitive

insensitive

D

inaccessible

inaccessible


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

partially deaf

partially deaf


Question 16

Select the most appropriate synonym of the highlighted word.
The government’s utilitarian stance was appreciated by all.
Select the most appropriate synonym of the highlighted word.
The government’s utilitarian stance was appreciated by all.

Options

A

fanciful 

fanciful 

B

necessary

necessary

C

distasteful 

distasteful 

D

functional

functional


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

functional

functional


Question 17

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
Something that will cure all illnesses
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
Something that will cure all illnesses

Options

A

Vaccination

Vaccination

B

Panacea

Panacea

C

Wine

Wine

D

Tonic

Tonic


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Panacea

Panacea


Question 18

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Elbow grease
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Elbow grease

Options

A

Hard physical efforts  

Hard physical efforts  

B

Mental disturbance  

Mental disturbance  

C

Relational difference  

Relational difference  

D

Psychological pressure  

Psychological pressure  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Hard physical efforts  

Hard physical efforts  


Question 19

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

Options

A

Milennium

Milennium

B

Medieval

Medieval

C

Inoculate 

Inoculate 

D

Leisure

Leisure


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Milennium

Milennium


Question 20

From among the words given in bold, select the INCORRECTLY spelt word in the following sentence.
Evelyn Glennie has brought percusion to the front of the orchestra, and demonstrated that it can be very moving.
From among the words given in bold, select the INCORRECTLY spelt word in the following sentence.
Evelyn Glennie has brought percusion to the front of the orchestra, and demonstrated that it can be very moving.

Options

A

brought

brought

B

demonstrated

demonstrated

C

orchestra

orchestra

D

percusion

percusion


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

percusion

percusion


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.
Science, according to popular (1)_________, is a remote and enigmatic idea that is (2)__________ the comprehension of ordinary minds and peace-loving people. This is most likely why the words 'scientist' and 'mad' have been used interchangeably for centuries. But, given that science is the foundation upon which our lives are built, isn't it (3)__________ that science appears to be beyond the common mind's comprehension? Similarly, mathematics, the (4)___________ of science, gives meaning to the concept of quantification and (5)__________ value for us humans. There are a few examples of how science and mathematics rewire our brains, just go and check.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.
Science, according to popular (1)_________, is a remote and enigmatic idea that is (2)__________ the comprehension of ordinary minds and peace-loving people. This is most likely why the words 'scientist' and 'mad' have been used interchangeably for centuries. But, given that science is the foundation upon which our lives are built, isn't it (3)__________ that science appears to be beyond the common mind's comprehension? Similarly, mathematics, the (4)___________ of science, gives meaning to the concept of quantification and (5)__________ value for us humans. There are a few examples of how science and mathematics rewire our brains, just go and check.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

believe

believe

B

believes

believes

C

beliefs

beliefs

D

belief

belief


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

belief

belief


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.
Science, according to popular (1)_________, is a remote and enigmatic idea that is (2)__________ the comprehension of ordinary minds and peace-loving people. This is most likely why the words 'scientist' and 'mad' have been used interchangeably for centuries. But, given that science is the foundation upon which our lives are built, isn't it (3)__________ that science appears to be beyond the common mind's comprehension? Similarly, mathematics, the (4)___________ of science, gives meaning to the concept of quantification and (5)__________ value for us humans. There are a few examples of how science and mathematics rewire our brains, just go and check.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.
Science, according to popular (1)_________, is a remote and enigmatic idea that is (2)__________ the comprehension of ordinary minds and peace-loving people. This is most likely why the words 'scientist' and 'mad' have been used interchangeably for centuries. But, given that science is the foundation upon which our lives are built, isn't it (3)__________ that science appears to be beyond the common mind's comprehension? Similarly, mathematics, the (4)___________ of science, gives meaning to the concept of quantification and (5)__________ value for us humans. There are a few examples of how science and mathematics rewire our brains, just go and check.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

for

for

B

beyond

beyond

C

before

before

D

above

above


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

beyond

beyond


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.
Science, according to popular (1)_________, is a remote and enigmatic idea that is (2)__________ the comprehension of ordinary minds and peace-loving people. This is most likely why the words 'scientist' and 'mad' have been used interchangeably for centuries. But, given that science is the foundation upon which our lives are built, isn't it (3)__________ that science appears to be beyond the common mind's comprehension? Similarly, mathematics, the (4)___________ of science, gives meaning to the concept of quantification and (5)__________ value for us humans. There are a few examples of how science and mathematics rewire our brains, just go and check.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.
Science, according to popular (1)_________, is a remote and enigmatic idea that is (2)__________ the comprehension of ordinary minds and peace-loving people. This is most likely why the words 'scientist' and 'mad' have been used interchangeably for centuries. But, given that science is the foundation upon which our lives are built, isn't it (3)__________ that science appears to be beyond the common mind's comprehension? Similarly, mathematics, the (4)___________ of science, gives meaning to the concept of quantification and (5)__________ value for us humans. There are a few examples of how science and mathematics rewire our brains, just go and check.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

ironic

ironic

B

gracious

gracious

C

obvious

obvious

D

logical

logical


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

ironic

ironic


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.
Science, according to popular (1)_________, is a remote and enigmatic idea that is (2)__________ the comprehension of ordinary minds and peace-loving people. This is most likely why the words 'scientist' and 'mad' have been used interchangeably for centuries. But, given that science is the foundation upon which our lives are built, isn't it (3)__________ that science appears to be beyond the common mind's comprehension? Similarly, mathematics, the (4)___________ of science, gives meaning to the concept of quantification and (5)__________ value for us humans. There are a few examples of how science and mathematics rewire our brains, just go and check.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.
Science, according to popular (1)_________, is a remote and enigmatic idea that is (2)__________ the comprehension of ordinary minds and peace-loving people. This is most likely why the words 'scientist' and 'mad' have been used interchangeably for centuries. But, given that science is the foundation upon which our lives are built, isn't it (3)__________ that science appears to be beyond the common mind's comprehension? Similarly, mathematics, the (4)___________ of science, gives meaning to the concept of quantification and (5)__________ value for us humans. There are a few examples of how science and mathematics rewire our brains, just go and check.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

glory

glory

B

bedrock

bedrock

C

crest

crest

D

secret

secret


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

bedrock

bedrock


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.
Science, according to popular (1)_________, is a remote and enigmatic idea that is (2)__________ the comprehension of ordinary minds and peace-loving people. This is most likely why the words 'scientist' and 'mad' have been used interchangeably for centuries. But, given that science is the foundation upon which our lives are built, isn't it (3)__________ that science appears to be beyond the common mind's comprehension? Similarly, mathematics, the (4)___________ of science, gives meaning to the concept of quantification and (5)__________ value for us humans. There are a few examples of how science and mathematics rewire our brains, just go and check.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.
Science, according to popular (1)_________, is a remote and enigmatic idea that is (2)__________ the comprehension of ordinary minds and peace-loving people. This is most likely why the words 'scientist' and 'mad' have been used interchangeably for centuries. But, given that science is the foundation upon which our lives are built, isn't it (3)__________ that science appears to be beyond the common mind's comprehension? Similarly, mathematics, the (4)___________ of science, gives meaning to the concept of quantification and (5)__________ value for us humans. There are a few examples of how science and mathematics rewire our brains, just go and check.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

unequivocal

unequivocal

B

unapparent

unapparent

C

undecipherable

undecipherable

D

incomprehensible

incomprehensible


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

unequivocal

unequivocal


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