CHSL 21 09-06-2022 Shift 3 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

Complete the sentence with an appropriate synonym of the word mentioned in the bracket.
Diseases like Verminosis and Mastitis only ___________ (damage) domestic cattle.
Complete the sentence with an appropriate synonym of the word mentioned in the bracket.
Diseases like Verminosis and Mastitis only ___________ (damage) domestic cattle.

Options

A

afflict

afflict

B

assist

assist

C

relieve

relieve

D

delight 

delight 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

afflict

afflict


Question 2

Spot the error in the given sentence and select the correct sentence from the options given.
There were more than thirty delegates who attend the training programme last summer.
Spot the error in the given sentence and select the correct sentence from the options given.
There were more than thirty delegates who attend the training programme last summer.

Options

A

There were more than thirty delegates who attended the training programme last summer. 

There were more than thirty delegates who attended the training programme last summer. 

B

There were more than thirty delegates who attends the training programme last summer. 

There were more than thirty delegates who attends the training programme last summer. 

C

There was more than thirty delegates who attend the training programme last summer

There was more than thirty delegates who attend the training programme last summer

D

There are more than thirty delegates who attend the training programme last summer

There are more than thirty delegates who attend the training programme last summer


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

There were more than thirty delegates who attended the training programme last summer. 

There were more than thirty delegates who attended the training programme last summer. 


Question 3

Identify the option that arranges the given parts in the correct order to form a meaningful and coherent paragraph.
a) Jumped off the bus in front of the old woman’s home
b) It was mid-morning and a very cold, bright day
c) Holding a potted planted before her, a girl of fourteen
d) On the outskirts of town
Identify the option that arranges the given parts in the correct order to form a meaningful and coherent paragraph.
a) Jumped off the bus in front of the old woman’s home
b) It was mid-morning and a very cold, bright day
c) Holding a potted planted before her, a girl of fourteen
d) On the outskirts of town

Options

A

b,c,a,d 

b,c,a,d 

B

a,b,c,d,  

a,b,c,d,  

C

c,a,b,d  

c,a,b,d  

D

a,d,c,b,  

a,d,c,b,  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

b,c,a,d 

b,c,a,d 


Question 4

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.
Ipshita knows many languages like French, Dutch and English, and she speaks them fluently.
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.
Ipshita knows many languages like French, Dutch and English, and she speaks them fluently.

Options

A

Prodigy  

Prodigy  

B

Bureaucrat

Bureaucrat

C

Translator  

Translator  

D

Polyglot  

Polyglot  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Polyglot  

Polyglot  


Question 5

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

She raced ______ towards the train.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

She raced ______ towards the train.

Options

A

crazily

crazily

B

hectically

hectically

C

frantically

frantically

D

berserk

berserk


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

frantically

frantically


Question 6

Select the most appropriate synonym of the highlighted word.
The hapless incident was a result of sheer negligence by the authorities.
Select the most appropriate synonym of the highlighted word.
The hapless incident was a result of sheer negligence by the authorities.

Options

A

 joyful

 joyful

B

triumphant 

triumphant 

C

grateful

grateful

D

ill- fated 

ill- fated 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

ill- fated 

ill- fated 


Question 7

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
The young king tried to speak, but his tongue seemed to ________ the roof of his mouth, and his lips refused to move.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
The young king tried to speak, but his tongue seemed to ________ the roof of his mouth, and his lips refused to move.

Options

A

divide to 

divide to 

B

leave to 

leave to 

C

cleave to 

cleave to 

D

link to 

link to 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

cleave to 

cleave to 


Question 8

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
The teacher gave the question paper.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
The teacher gave the question paper.

Options

A

The question paper has been given by the teacher.

The question paper has been given by the teacher.

B

The question paper was given by the teacher.

The question paper was given by the teacher.

C

The question paper was gave by the teacher.

The question paper was gave by the teacher.

D

The question paper was being given by the teacher.

The question paper was being given by the teacher.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

The question paper was given by the teacher.

The question paper was given by the teacher.


Question 9

Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined words in the given sentence.
Upon hearing the great achievements of the historic character, he was in a state of awed admiration and respect.
Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined words in the given sentence.
Upon hearing the great achievements of the historic character, he was in a state of awed admiration and respect.

Options

A

wonder

wonder

B

wonderment

wonderment

C

awed

awed

D

wondering

wondering


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

wonderment

wonderment


Question 10

Select the most appropriate meaning of the highlighted idiom.
The employee took the manager’s remark with a pinch of salt
Select the most appropriate meaning of the highlighted idiom.
The employee took the manager’s remark with a pinch of salt

Options

A

Ever ready to condemn someone 

Ever ready to condemn someone 

B

Distasteful and boring 

Distasteful and boring 

C

Going for the truth

Going for the truth

D

Doubt the truth or value of something

Doubt the truth or value of something


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Doubt the truth or value of something

Doubt the truth or value of something


Question 11

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

Options

A

Knowlege 

Knowlege 

B

College 

College 

C

Jocular 

Jocular 

D

Marinate 

Marinate 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Knowlege 

Knowlege 


Question 12

Select the sentence which has no spelling error.
Select the sentence which has no spelling error.

Options

A

Female mosqueteos have a longer life than their male mates.

Female mosqueteos have a longer life than their male mates.

B

There are more than 3500 types of moskuitoes in the world.

There are more than 3500 types of moskuitoes in the world.

C

Like all flies, mosquitoes also have four stages in their life.

Like all flies, mosquitoes also have four stages in their life.

D

The common reaction to mosquiteo’s biting is itching.

The common reaction to mosquiteo’s biting is itching.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Like all flies, mosquitoes also have four stages in their life.

Like all flies, mosquitoes also have four stages in their life.


Question 13

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
The movers and shakers
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
The movers and shakers

Options

A

Labourers

Labourers

B

People who have a lot of power and influence

People who have a lot of power and influence

C

Travelling agency

Travelling agency

D

Transportation company

Transportation company


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

People who have a lot of power and influence

People who have a lot of power and influence


Question 14

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Snail’s pace
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Snail’s pace

Options

A

Very active  

Very active  

B

Very slow  

Very slow  

C

Very fast  

Very fast  

D

Very sharp  

Very sharp  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Very slow  

Very slow  


Question 15

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

Simba and snowy are cute than the other puppies.
Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.

Simba and snowy are cute than the other puppies.

Options

A

most cute

most cute

B

cutest

cutest

C

cuter

cuter

D

more cute

more cute


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

cuter

cuter


Question 16

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

We have _______ long weekend ahead.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

We have _______ long weekend ahead.

Options

A

the

the

B

an

an

C

a

a

D

one

one


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

a

a


Question 17

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Any resemblance of a character in this book to a living person is ______ incidental.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Any resemblance of a character in this book to a living person is ______ incidental.

Options

A

absolutely

absolutely

B

naturally

naturally

C

purely

purely

D

thoroughly

thoroughly


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

purely

purely


Question 18

From among the words given in bold, select the INCORRECTLY spelt word in the following sentence.
The streets are crowded with tribal urchins in tattered jackets, bowlegged donkeys hauling firewood, steep mountain trails, and occasional palanquins for arthritic bussinessman.
From among the words given in bold, select the INCORRECTLY spelt word in the following sentence.
The streets are crowded with tribal urchins in tattered jackets, bowlegged donkeys hauling firewood, steep mountain trails, and occasional palanquins for arthritic bussinessman.

Options

A

urchins

urchins

B

bowlegged

bowlegged

C

bussinessman

bussinessman

D

palanquins

palanquins


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

bussinessman

bussinessman


Question 19

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

Options

A

Appetight 

Appetight 

B

Confidence

Confidence

C

Success

Success

D

Reliance

Reliance


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Appetight 

Appetight 


Question 20

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
Hopefully, things will return to normal in the __________.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
Hopefully, things will return to normal in the __________.

Options

A

present 

present 

B

future 

future 

C

past 

past 

D

earlier

earlier


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

future 

future 


Question 21

In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.
(1) _________ areas are also known as the ’countryside’ or a ‘village’ in India. It has a very low population (2) _________. In rural areas, agriculture is the chief source of livelihood along with fishing, cottage (3) ___________, pottery etc. The (4) ___________ to discover the real rural India still continues in great earnest. Almost (5) ___________ economic agency today has a definition of rural India.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.
(1) _________ areas are also known as the ’countryside’ or a ‘village’ in India. It has a very low population (2) _________. In rural areas, agriculture is the chief source of livelihood along with fishing, cottage (3) ___________, pottery etc. The (4) ___________ to discover the real rural India still continues in great earnest. Almost (5) ___________ economic agency today has a definition of rural India.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

City

City

B

Rural

Rural

C

Ruler

Ruler

D

Country

Country


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Rural

Rural


Question 22

In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.
(1) _________ areas are also known as the ’countryside’ or a ‘village’ in India. It has a very low population (2) _________. In rural areas, agriculture is the chief source of livelihood along with fishing, cottage (3) ___________, pottery etc. The (4) ___________ to discover the real rural India still continues in great earnest. Almost (5) ___________ economic agency today has a definition of rural India.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.
(1) _________ areas are also known as the ’countryside’ or a ‘village’ in India. It has a very low population (2) _________. In rural areas, agriculture is the chief source of livelihood along with fishing, cottage (3) ___________, pottery etc. The (4) ___________ to discover the real rural India still continues in great earnest. Almost (5) ___________ economic agency today has a definition of rural India.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

thickness

thickness

B

mass

mass

C

bulk

bulk

D

density

density


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

density

density


Question 23

In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.
(1) _________ areas are also known as the ’countryside’ or a ‘village’ in India. It has a very low population (2) _________. In rural areas, agriculture is the chief source of livelihood along with fishing, cottage (3) ___________, pottery etc. The (4) ___________ to discover the real rural India still continues in great earnest. Almost (5) ___________ economic agency today has a definition of rural India.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.
(1) _________ areas are also known as the ’countryside’ or a ‘village’ in India. It has a very low population (2) _________. In rural areas, agriculture is the chief source of livelihood along with fishing, cottage (3) ___________, pottery etc. The (4) ___________ to discover the real rural India still continues in great earnest. Almost (5) ___________ economic agency today has a definition of rural India.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3

Options

A

industrial

industrial

B

industrialist

industrialist

C

industriousness

industriousness

D

industries

industries


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

industries

industries


Question 24

In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.
(1) _________ areas are also known as the ’countryside’ or a ‘village’ in India. It has a very low population (2) _________. In rural areas, agriculture is the chief source of livelihood along with fishing, cottage (3) ___________, pottery etc. The (4) ___________ to discover the real rural India still continues in great earnest. Almost (5) ___________ economic agency today has a definition of rural India.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.
(1) _________ areas are also known as the ’countryside’ or a ‘village’ in India. It has a very low population (2) _________. In rural areas, agriculture is the chief source of livelihood along with fishing, cottage (3) ___________, pottery etc. The (4) ___________ to discover the real rural India still continues in great earnest. Almost (5) ___________ economic agency today has a definition of rural India.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

resistance

resistance

B

discovery

discovery

C

quest

quest

D

flight

flight


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

quest

quest


Question 25

In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.
(1) _________ areas are also known as the ’countryside’ or a ‘village’ in India. It has a very low population (2) _________. In rural areas, agriculture is the chief source of livelihood along with fishing, cottage (3) ___________, pottery etc. The (4) ___________ to discover the real rural India still continues in great earnest. Almost (5) ___________ economic agency today has a definition of rural India.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each number.
(1) _________ areas are also known as the ’countryside’ or a ‘village’ in India. It has a very low population (2) _________. In rural areas, agriculture is the chief source of livelihood along with fishing, cottage (3) ___________, pottery etc. The (4) ___________ to discover the real rural India still continues in great earnest. Almost (5) ___________ economic agency today has a definition of rural India.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

both

both

B

every

every

C

all

all

D

none

none


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

every

every


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