CHSL 21 30-05-2022 Shift 3 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

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

Options

A

Sagacity

Sagacity

B

Recognition

Recognition

C

View

View

D

 Prosperity

 Prosperity


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

 Prosperity

 Prosperity


Question 2

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

Options

A

Immitate 

Immitate 

B

Medal 

Medal 

C

Opponents 

Opponents 

D

Protocol 

Protocol 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Immitate 

Immitate 


Question 3

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
A sudden unsteady movement ; a stagger
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
A sudden unsteady movement ; a stagger

Options

A

Lumen 

Lumen 

B

 Lupin

 Lupin

C

 Lugger

 Lugger

D

 Lurch

 Lurch


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

 Lurch

 Lurch


Question 4

Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word
Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word

Options

A

 Abstract 

 Abstract 

B

Abscent  

Abscent  

C

Absolute  

Absolute  

D

Absorb   

Absorb   


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Abscent  

Abscent  


Question 5

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

Options

A

Experiment 

Experiment 

B

Correspondence 

Correspondence 

C

Accommadation 

Accommadation 

D

Campaign 

Campaign 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Accommadation 

Accommadation 


Question 6

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word.
His poems are recondite in subject matter
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word.
His poems are recondite in subject matter

Options

A

simple

simple

B

obscure

obscure

C

brief

brief

D

mystical

mystical


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

simple

simple


Question 7

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
The South Indian dish was approved by the guests as it was tasty.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
The South Indian dish was approved by the guests as it was tasty.

Options

A

condemned by the visitors 

condemned by the visitors 

B

gratified by the visitors

gratified by the visitors

C

accepted by the visitors

accepted by the visitors

D

doomed by the visitors

doomed by the visitors


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

accepted by the visitors

accepted by the visitors


Question 8

The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.
Suchitra will have / to wait another month / before she received / any reply to her letter.
The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.
Suchitra will have / to wait another month / before she received / any reply to her letter.

Options

A

before she received 

before she received 

B

to wait another month

to wait another month

C

Suchitra will have

Suchitra will have

D

any reply to her letter

any reply to her letter


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

before she received 

before she received 


Question 9

Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined word in the given sentence.
The new software provides a perfect solution to the complex issues pertaining to pick up and delivery.
Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined word in the given sentence.
The new software provides a perfect solution to the complex issues pertaining to pick up and delivery.

Options

A

Promoting

Promoting

B

Referring

Referring

C

Denying

Denying

D

Trusting

Trusting


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Referring

Referring


Question 10

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
Shrija enquired about his daughter’s reputation.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
Shrija enquired about his daughter’s reputation.

Options

A

 asked about his daughter’s character

 asked about his daughter’s character

B

assessed about his daughter’s strength

assessed about his daughter’s strength

C

poked about his daughter’s role

poked about his daughter’s role

D

condemned about his daughter’s well-being

condemned about his daughter’s well-being


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

 asked about his daughter’s character

 asked about his daughter’s character


Question 11

Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.
My mom told me to have cleaning up the kitchen before I go outside.
Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.
My mom told me to have cleaning up the kitchen before I go outside.

Options

A

to have clean out

to have clean out

B

to clean out 

to clean out 

C

to clean over 

to clean over 

D

to clean up 

to clean up 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

to clean up 

to clean up 


Question 12

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
Rohan is _______ self-sufficient man who needs no assistance.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
Rohan is _______ self-sufficient man who needs no assistance.

Options

A

in

in

B

of

of

C

the

the

D

a

a


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

a

a


Question 13

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
You are so efficient as he
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
You are so efficient as he

Options

A

as efficient as him

as efficient as him

B

far efficient as he

far efficient as he

C

also efficient as he

also efficient as he

D

so efficient as him

so efficient as him


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

as efficient as him

as efficient as him


Question 14

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Back out
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Back out

Options

A

To move backwards

To move backwards

B

To withdraw from

To withdraw from

C

To stand out

To stand out

D

To pull over

To pull over


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

To withdraw from

To withdraw from


Question 15

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.In its most humble function, it is a necessary guide without which progress from place to place would be a ceaseless experiment; it is a sustenance without which organised society would be impossible, thus the Road moves and controls all history.
B.The Road is one of the great fundamental institutions of mankind.
C.It is the Road which controls the development of strategies and fixes the sites of battles. It is the Road that gives framework to all economic development. It is the Road which is the channel of all trade, and, what is more important, of all ideas.
D.Not only is the Road one of the great human institutions because it is fundamental to social existence, but also because its varied effects appear in every department of the State. It is the Road which determines the sites of many cities and the growth and nourishment of all.
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.In its most humble function, it is a necessary guide without which progress from place to place would be a ceaseless experiment; it is a sustenance without which organised society would be impossible, thus the Road moves and controls all history.
B.The Road is one of the great fundamental institutions of mankind.
C.It is the Road which controls the development of strategies and fixes the sites of battles. It is the Road that gives framework to all economic development. It is the Road which is the channel of all trade, and, what is more important, of all ideas.
D.Not only is the Road one of the great human institutions because it is fundamental to social existence, but also because its varied effects appear in every department of the State. It is the Road which determines the sites of many cities and the growth and nourishment of all.

Options

A

ABCD

ABCD

B

BDCA

BDCA

C

CDAB

CDAB

D

DBAC

DBAC


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

BDCA

BDCA


Question 16

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Comparing apples with oranges
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Comparing apples with oranges

Options

A

To have a health issue

To have a health issue

B

Unequal comparisons

Unequal comparisons

C

Calculation of proteins

Calculation of proteins

D

Comparison between two kinds of fruits

Comparison between two kinds of fruits


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Unequal comparisons

Unequal comparisons


Question 17

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Suffice
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Suffice

Options

A

Excessed

Excessed

B

Satirize

Satirize

C

Immatured

Immatured

D

Dissatisfy

Dissatisfy


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Dissatisfy

Dissatisfy


Question 18

Select the most appropriate meaning of the highlighted idiom.
My friend was playing the devil’s advocate in the discussion.
Select the most appropriate meaning of the highlighted idiom.
My friend was playing the devil’s advocate in the discussion.

Options

A

One who argues against something just for the sake of arguing 

One who argues against something just for the sake of arguing 

B

One who pits the culprit against the lawyer

One who pits the culprit against the lawyer

C

One who is good at judgement 

One who is good at judgement 

D

One who is composed at all times

One who is composed at all times


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

One who argues against something just for the sake of arguing 

One who argues against something just for the sake of arguing 


Question 19

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
She's been off work with __________ stomach.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
She's been off work with __________ stomach.

Options

A

an upset

an upset

B

a perturbed

a perturbed

C

an agitated

an agitated

D

an overset

an overset


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

an upset

an upset


Question 20

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
Their new house costed them _______ hundred and fifty-six thousand pounds.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
Their new house costed them _______ hundred and fifty-six thousand pounds.

Options

A

the

the

B

few

few

C

an

an

D

a

a


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

a

a


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.
In everyday language, the phrase ‘sleepwalking’ can be used (1)____________ informally and symbolically to describe a lack of energy or attention. However, for (2)_________ infants and adults, sleepwalking is a genuine disorder with serious (3)___________. Sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism, is a sleep-related behaviour condition that causes people to walk or execute other (4)___________ acts while they are still partly sleeping. It is more (5)____________ in children than in adults, and it is more likely to develop if a person has a family history of the illness, is sleep deprived or has many nightly awakenings.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.
In everyday language, the phrase ‘sleepwalking’ can be used (1)_______________ informally and symbolically to describe a lack of energy or attention. However, for (2)_________ infants and adults, sleepwalking is a genuine disorder with serious (3)___________. Sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism, is a sleep-related behaviour condition that causes people to walk or execute other (4)___________ acts while they are still partly sleeping. It is more (5)____________ in children than in adults, and it is more likely to develop if a person has a family history of the illness, is sleep deprived or has many nightly awakenings.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

like

like

B

both

both

C

neither

neither

D

to

to


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

both

both


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.
In everyday language, the phrase ‘sleepwalking’ can be used (1)____________ informally and symbolically to describe a lack of energy or attention. However, for (2)_________ infants and adults, sleepwalking is a genuine disorder with serious (3)___________. Sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism, is a sleep-related behaviour condition that causes people to walk or execute other (4)___________ acts while they are still partly sleeping. It is more (5)____________ in children than in adults, and it is more likely to develop if a person has a family history of the illness, is sleep deprived or has many nightly awakenings.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.
In everyday language, the phrase ‘sleepwalking’ can be used (1)_______________ informally and symbolically to describe a lack of energy or attention. However, for (2)_________ infants and adults, sleepwalking is a genuine disorder with serious (3)___________. Sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism, is a sleep-related behaviour condition that causes people to walk or execute other (4)___________ acts while they are still partly sleeping. It is more (5)____________ in children than in adults, and it is more likely to develop if a person has a family history of the illness, is sleep deprived or has many nightly awakenings.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

both

both

B

some

some

C

all

all

D

few

few


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

some

some


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.
In everyday language, the phrase ‘sleepwalking’ can be used (1)____________ informally and symbolically to describe a lack of energy or attention. However, for (2)_________ infants and adults, sleepwalking is a genuine disorder with serious (3)___________. Sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism, is a sleep-related behaviour condition that causes people to walk or execute other (4)___________ acts while they are still partly sleeping. It is more (5)____________ in children than in adults, and it is more likely to develop if a person has a family history of the illness, is sleep deprived or has many nightly awakenings.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.
In everyday language, the phrase ‘sleepwalking’ can be used (1)_______________ informally and symbolically to describe a lack of energy or attention. However, for (2)_________ infants and adults, sleepwalking is a genuine disorder with serious (3)___________. Sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism, is a sleep-related behaviour condition that causes people to walk or execute other (4)___________ acts while they are still partly sleeping. It is more (5)____________ in children than in adults, and it is more likely to develop if a person has a family history of the illness, is sleep deprived or has many nightly awakenings.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

causes

causes

B

impulsions

impulsions

C

repercussions

repercussions

D

impetus

impetus


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

repercussions

repercussions


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.
In everyday language, the phrase ‘sleepwalking’ can be used (1)____________ informally and symbolically to describe a lack of energy or attention. However, for (2)_________ infants and adults, sleepwalking is a genuine disorder with serious (3)___________. Sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism, is a sleep-related behaviour condition that causes people to walk or execute other (4)___________ acts while they are still partly sleeping. It is more (5)____________ in children than in adults, and it is more likely to develop if a person has a family history of the illness, is sleep deprived or has many nightly awakenings.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.
In everyday language, the phrase ‘sleepwalking’ can be used (1)_______________ informally and symbolically to describe a lack of energy or attention. However, for (2)_________ infants and adults, sleepwalking is a genuine disorder with serious (3)___________. Sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism, is a sleep-related behaviour condition that causes people to walk or execute other (4)___________ acts while they are still partly sleeping. It is more (5)____________ in children than in adults, and it is more likely to develop if a person has a family history of the illness, is sleep deprived or has many nightly awakenings.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

compound

compound

B

comprehensive

comprehensive

C

combined

combined

D

complicated

complicated


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

complicated

complicated


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.
In everyday language, the phrase ‘sleepwalking’ can be used (1)____________ informally and symbolically to describe a lack of energy or attention. However, for (2)_________ infants and adults, sleepwalking is a genuine disorder with serious (3)___________. Sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism, is a sleep-related behaviour condition that causes people to walk or execute other (4)___________ acts while they are still partly sleeping. It is more (5)____________ in children than in adults, and it is more likely to develop if a person has a family history of the illness, is sleep deprived or has many nightly awakenings.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.
In everyday language, the phrase ‘sleepwalking’ can be used (1)_______________ informally and symbolically to describe a lack of energy or attention. However, for (2)_________ infants and adults, sleepwalking is a genuine disorder with serious (3)___________. Sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism, is a sleep-related behaviour condition that causes people to walk or execute other (4)___________ acts while they are still partly sleeping. It is more (5)____________ in children than in adults, and it is more likely to develop if a person has a family history of the illness, is sleep deprived or has many nightly awakenings.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

swift

swift

B

hidden

hidden

C

triumphant

triumphant

D

prevalent

prevalent


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

prevalent

prevalent


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