CHSL 21 31-05-2022 Shift 1 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

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

Options

A

Under confusions  

Under confusions  

B

Under support  

Under support  

C

Under shelter  

Under shelter  

D

Under pressure  

Under pressure  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Under pressure  

Under pressure  


Question 2

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

Options

A

Tighten

Tighten

B

Inflame

Inflame

C

Pacify

Pacify

D

Quote

Quote


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Inflame

Inflame


Question 3

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
Allowing or assisting to discover
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
Allowing or assisting to discover

Options

A

 Conceptual 

 Conceptual 

B

 Ineducative 

 Ineducative 

C

Unempirical

Unempirical

D

Heuristic

Heuristic


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Heuristic

Heuristic


Question 4

Parts of the given sentence have been given as options. One of them contains a grammatical error. Select the option that has the error.
He continued staring at the elephant, as if he had not see one before.
Parts of the given sentence have been given as options. One of them contains a grammatical error. Select the option that has the error.
He continued staring at the elephant, as if he had not see one before.

Options

A

 as if he had not see 

 as if he had not see 

B

He continued  

He continued  

C

 one before 

 one before 

D

 staring at the elephant 

 staring at the elephant 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

 as if he had not see 

 as if he had not see 


Question 5

Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.
A visit in Ladhak is a must these days.
Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.
A visit in Ladhak is a must these days.

Options

A

from

from

B

for

for

C

at

at

D

to

to


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

to

to


Question 6

Select the most appropriate option fill in the blank.

I have been studying this course ______ two years now.
Select the most appropriate option fill in the blank.

I have been studying this course ______ two years now.

Options

A

since

since

B

almost

almost

C

for

for

D

through

through


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

for

for


Question 7

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
The finance minister will announce the budget.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
The finance minister will announce the budget.

Options

A

The budget are announced by the finance minister.

The budget are announced by the finance minister.

B

The budget will have announced by the finance minister.

The budget will have announced by the finance minister.

C

The budget were announced by the finance minister.

The budget were announced by the finance minister.

D

The budget will be announced by the finance minister.

The budget will be announced by the finance minister.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

The budget will be announced by the finance minister.

The budget will be announced by the finance minister.


Question 8

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

Options

A

Repitetion 

Repitetion 

B

Separate

Separate

C

Portray  

Portray  

D

Procedure  

Procedure  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Repitetion 

Repitetion 


Question 9

From among the words given in bold, select the INCORRECTLY spelt word in the following sentence.
Now I will not shoot a sloth bear wantanly but unfortunately for the poor beast.
From among the words given in bold, select the INCORRECTLY spelt word in the following sentence.
Now I will not shoot a sloth bear wantanly but unfortunately for the poor beast.

Options

A

wantanly

wantanly

B

unfortunately

unfortunately

C

beast

beast

D

sloth

sloth


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

wantanly

wantanly


Question 10

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in active voice
This match is being watched today by more than thirty-three million people worldwide.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in active voice
This match is being watched today by more than thirty-three million people worldwide.

Options

A

This match is watching more than thirty-three million people worldwide today. 

This match is watching more than thirty-three million people worldwide today. 

B

 More than thirty-three million people worldwide have been watching this match today.

 More than thirty-three million people worldwide have been watching this match today.

C

Today more than thirty-three million people worldwide have watched this match. 

Today more than thirty-three million people worldwide have watched this match. 

D

More than thirty-three million people worldwide are watching this match today.  

More than thirty-three million people worldwide are watching this match today.  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

More than thirty-three million people worldwide are watching this match today.  

More than thirty-three million people worldwide are watching this match today.  


Question 11

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Sum and substance
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Sum and substance

Options

A

Assessment

Assessment

B

Deliberation

Deliberation

C

Essence

Essence

D

Difficulty

Difficulty


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Essence

Essence


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.The current concern is that it is rising day by day due to various resources of pollutants.
B.It has been there in different forms since a long time, even before human evolution, such as volcanic eruptions, wildfire which led to various photochemical reactions in the atmosphere.
C.Pollution has become a very common yet serious issue in today’s world.
D.And, one of the main pollutants are humans and man-made machines.
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 current concern is that it is rising day by day due to various resources of pollutants.
B.It has been there in different forms since a long time, even before human evolution, such as volcanic eruptions, wildfire which led to various photochemical reactions in the atmosphere.
C.Pollution has become a very common yet serious issue in today’s world.
D.And, one of the main pollutants are humans and man-made machines.

Options

A

CDBA

CDBA

B

ABCD

ABCD

C

CBAD

CBAD

D

CADB

CADB


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

CBAD

CBAD


Question 13

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

Options

A

View 

View 

B

Neglect 

Neglect 

C

Fault

Fault

D

Spot 

Spot 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Spot 

Spot 


Question 14

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
Direct and outspoken
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
Direct and outspoken

Options

A

 Formica

 Formica

B

Forthright  

Forthright  

C

Fortify

Fortify

D

 Fortitude

 Fortitude


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Forthright  

Forthright  


Question 15

Complete the collocation.
I met my professor yesterday and we _____ a long conversation about books and work.
Complete the collocation.
I met my professor yesterday and we _____ a long conversation about books and work.

Options

A

talked

talked

B

had

had

C

did

did

D

spoke

spoke


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

had

had


Question 16

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Precocious
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Precocious

Options

A

Liberal

Liberal

B

Lenient

Lenient

C

Gentle

Gentle

D

Backward

Backward


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Backward

Backward


Question 17

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Apple of one’s eye
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Apple of one’s eye

Options

A

 Very useful 

 Very useful 

B

Very far  

Very far  

C

 Very harmful 

 Very harmful 

D

 Very dear  

 Very dear  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

 Very dear  

 Very dear  


Question 18

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

Options

A

Impotence

Impotence

B

Arrogance

Arrogance

C

Reality

Reality

D

Intolerance

Intolerance


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Reality

Reality


Question 19

Spot the error in the given sentence and select the correct sentence from the options given.
Is Savita is joining us for lunch today?
Spot the error in the given sentence and select the correct sentence from the options given.
Is Savita is joining us for lunch today?

Options

A

Savita joining us for lunch today? 

Savita joining us for lunch today? 

B

Are Savita joining us for lunch today? 

Are Savita joining us for lunch today? 

C

Savita is joined us for lunch today? 

Savita is joined us for lunch today? 

D

Is Savita joining us for lunch today? 

Is Savita joining us for lunch today? 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Is Savita joining us for lunch today? 

Is Savita joining us for lunch today? 


Question 20

Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.
The NCERT was set up ahead by the government to assist and advise the Central and State Governments on policies and programmes for qualitative improvement in school education.
Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.
The NCERT was set up ahead by the government to assist and advise the Central and State Governments on policies and programmes for qualitative improvement in school education.

Options

A

was set forward 

was set forward 

B

 was set off

 was set off

C

was set over 

was set over 

D

was set up 

was set up 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

was set up 

was set up 


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.
The most urgent areas of attention and immediate action are nutrition, health and education of children, whose well-being (1)__________ the health of the society and caring outlook of the polity. Since the causes of malnutrition of children are many, like exploding population, (2)__________ against the female child, weak and suffering mothers, the remedy calls for ‘care of the mother and care by mother’,(3)__________, an effective control over population explosion. Ignorance on what food should be taken is another (4)__________ factor that results in malnutrition among women and children. The implementation of various schemes to fight the (5)__________ of malnutrition and undernourishment of children requires planning, co-ordination and monitoring by high-powered bodies right down to the village level.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.
The most urgent areas of attention and immediate action are nutrition, health and education of children, whose well-being (1)__________ the health of the society and caring outlook of the polity. Since the causes of malnutrition of children are many, like exploding population, (2)__________ against the female child, weak and suffering mothers, the remedy calls for ‘care of the mother and care by mother’,(3)__________, an effective control over population explosion. Ignorance on what food should be taken is another (4)__________ factor that results in malnutrition among women and children. The implementation of various schemes to fight the (5)__________ of malnutrition and undernourishment of children requires planning, co-ordination and monitoring by high-powered bodies right down to the village level.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

groups

groups

B

thinks

thinks

C

efforts

efforts

D

reflects

reflects


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

reflects

reflects


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.
The most urgent areas of attention and immediate action are nutrition, health and education of children, whose well-being (1)__________ the health of the society and caring outlook of the polity. Since the causes of malnutrition of children are many, like exploding population, (2)__________ against the female child, weak and suffering mothers, the remedy calls for ‘care of the mother and care by mother’,(3)__________, an effective control over population explosion. Ignorance on what food should be taken is another (4)__________ factor that results in malnutrition among women and children. The implementation of various schemes to fight the (5)__________ of malnutrition and undernourishment of children requires planning, co-ordination and monitoring by high-powered bodies right down to the village level.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.
The most urgent areas of attention and immediate action are nutrition, health and education of children, whose well-being (1)__________ the health of the society and caring outlook of the polity. Since the causes of malnutrition of children are many, like exploding population, (2)__________ against the female child, weak and suffering mothers, the remedy calls for ‘care of the mother and care by mother’,(3)__________, an effective control over population explosion. Ignorance on what food should be taken is another (4)__________ factor that results in malnutrition among women and children. The implementation of various schemes to fight the (5)__________ of malnutrition and undernourishment of children requires planning, co-ordination and monitoring by high-powered bodies right down to the village level.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

bias

bias

B

neutral

neutral

C

advanced

advanced

D

law

law


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

bias

bias


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.
The most urgent areas of attention and immediate action are nutrition, health and education of children, whose well-being (1)__________ the health of the society and caring outlook of the polity. Since the causes of malnutrition of children are many, like exploding population, (2)__________ against the female child, weak and suffering mothers, the remedy calls for ‘care of the mother and care by mother’,(3)__________, an effective control over population explosion. Ignorance on what food should be taken is another (4)__________ factor that results in malnutrition among women and children. The implementation of various schemes to fight the (5)__________ of malnutrition and undernourishment of children requires planning, co-ordination and monitoring by high-powered bodies right down to the village level.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.
The most urgent areas of attention and immediate action are nutrition, health and education of children, whose well-being (1)__________ the health of the society and caring outlook of the polity. Since the causes of malnutrition of children are many, like exploding population, (2)__________ against the female child, weak and suffering mothers, the remedy calls for ‘care of the mother and care by mother’,(3)__________, an effective control over population explosion. Ignorance on what food should be taken is another (4)__________ factor that results in malnutrition among women and children. The implementation of various schemes to fight the (5)__________ of malnutrition and undernourishment of children requires planning, co-ordination and monitoring by high-powered bodies right down to the village level.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

Instead

Instead

B

Against

Against

C

Besides

Besides

D

Regardless

Regardless


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Besides

Besides


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.
The most urgent areas of attention and immediate action are nutrition, health and education of children, whose well-being (1)__________ the health of the society and caring outlook of the polity. Since the causes of malnutrition of children are many, like exploding population, (2)__________ against the female child, weak and suffering mothers, the remedy calls for ‘care of the mother and care by mother’,(3)__________, an effective control over population explosion. Ignorance on what food should be taken is another (4)__________ factor that results in malnutrition among women and children. The implementation of various schemes to fight the (5)__________ of malnutrition and undernourishment of children requires planning, co-ordination and monitoring by high-powered bodies right down to the village level.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.
The most urgent areas of attention and immediate action are nutrition, health and education of children, whose well-being (1)__________ the health of the society and caring outlook of the polity. Since the causes of malnutrition of children are many, like exploding population, (2)__________ against the female child, weak and suffering mothers, the remedy calls for ‘care of the mother and care by mother’,(3)__________, an effective control over population explosion. Ignorance on what food should be taken is another (4)__________ factor that results in malnutrition among women and children. The implementation of various schemes to fight the (5)__________ of malnutrition and undernourishment of children requires planning, co-ordination and monitoring by high-powered bodies right down to the village level.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

contributory

contributory

B

advisory

advisory

C

explanatory

explanatory

D

contradictory

contradictory


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

contributory

contributory


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.
The most urgent areas of attention and immediate action are nutrition, health and education of children, whose well-being (1)__________ the health of the society and caring outlook of the polity. Since the causes of malnutrition of children are many, like exploding population, (2)__________ against the female child, weak and suffering mothers, the remedy calls for ‘care of the mother and care by mother’,(3)__________, an effective control over population explosion. Ignorance on what food should be taken is another (4)__________ factor that results in malnutrition among women and children. The implementation of various schemes to fight the (5)__________ of malnutrition and undernourishment of children requires planning, co-ordination and monitoring by high-powered bodies right down to the village level.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.
The most urgent areas of attention and immediate action are nutrition, health and education of children, whose well-being (1)__________ the health of the society and caring outlook of the polity. Since the causes of malnutrition of children are many, like exploding population, (2)__________ against the female child, weak and suffering mothers, the remedy calls for ‘care of the mother and care by mother’,(3)__________, an effective control over population explosion. Ignorance on what food should be taken is another (4)__________ factor that results in malnutrition among women and children. The implementation of various schemes to fight the (5)__________ of malnutrition and undernourishment of children requires planning, co-ordination and monitoring by high-powered bodies right down to the village level.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

balance

balance

B

solace

solace

C

embrace

embrace

D

menace

menace


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

menace

menace


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