CHSL 21 31-05-2022 Shift 3 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 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.
Many times ________ starts with the creative _________ and the enduring passion of a single individual.
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.
Many times ________ starts with the creative _________ and the enduring passion of a single individual.

Options

A

tradition, lethargy

tradition, lethargy

B

innovation, spark 

innovation, spark 

C

renovation, dullness

renovation, dullness

D

stagnation, determination

stagnation, determination


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

innovation, spark 

innovation, spark 


Question 2

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
Alfred’s doctor treated Rohan for his fever.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
Alfred’s doctor treated Rohan for his fever.

Options

A

Rohan will be treated by Alfred’s doctor for his fever.

Rohan will be treated by Alfred’s doctor for his fever.

B

Rohan was treats by Alfred’s doctor for his fever.

Rohan was treats by Alfred’s doctor for his fever.

C

Rohan has been treated by Alfred’s doctor for his fever.

Rohan has been treated by Alfred’s doctor for his fever.

D

Rohan was treated by Alfred’s doctor for his fever.

Rohan was treated by Alfred’s doctor for his fever.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Rohan was treated by Alfred’s doctor for his fever.

Rohan was treated by Alfred’s doctor for his fever.


Question 3

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

Options

A

Tactile 

Tactile 

B

Domicile

Domicile

C

Concentratte 

Concentratte 

D

Customary 

Customary 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Concentratte 

Concentratte 


Question 4

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
She was __________ right nor wrong.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
She was __________ right nor wrong.

Options

A

not 

not 

B

either 

either 

C

whether 

whether 

D

neither 

neither 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

neither 

neither 


Question 5

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

Options

A

Validate 

Validate 

B

Determine 

Determine 

C

Diverge  

Diverge  

D

Weaken

Weaken


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Weaken

Weaken


Question 6

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

Options

A

Admonish

Admonish

B

Neglect

Neglect

C

Forget

Forget

D

Appreciate

Appreciate


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Appreciate

Appreciate


Question 7

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

Options

A

Prosecute 

Prosecute 

B

Arrange 

Arrange 

C

Arrive 

Arrive 

D

Persecute

Persecute


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Prosecute 

Prosecute 


Question 8

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
The children opens the door silently, yesterday.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
The children opens the door silently, yesterday.

Options

A

open the door

open the door

B

will open the door

will open the door

C

opened the door

opened the door

D

Will have opened the door

Will have opened the door


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

opened the door

opened the door


Question 9

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Break a leg
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Break a leg

Options

A

Wish someone good luck  

Wish someone good luck  

B

Work long hours   

Work long hours   

C

Speak directly  

Speak directly  

D

Wish someone bad luck  

Wish someone bad luck  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Wish someone good luck  

Wish someone good luck  


Question 10

Which word in the given sentence is the ANTONYM of – exonerate?
It was difficult to convict him of the falsity of his beliefs.
Which word in the given sentence is the ANTONYM of – exonerate?
It was difficult to convict him of the falsity of his beliefs.

Options

A

beliefs

beliefs

B

difficult

difficult

C

convict

convict

D

falsity

falsity


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

convict

convict


Question 11

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
On cloud nine
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
On cloud nine

Options

A

Travel by airplane

Travel by airplane

B

Good number

Good number

C

Extremely happy

Extremely happy

D

Heavy rain

Heavy rain


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Extremely happy

Extremely happy


Question 12

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

Options

A

Brag 

Brag 

B

Quear 

Quear 

C

Antibodies 

Antibodies 

D

Rascal 

Rascal 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Quear 

Quear 


Question 13

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 1895, a man named Birsa was seen roaming the forests and villages of Chottanagpur in Jharkhand.
B. Soon thousands began following Birsa, believing that he was God and had come to solve all their problems.
C. Birsa himself declared that God had appointed him to save his people from trouble, free them from the slavery of ‘dikus’.
D. People said he had miraculous powers – he could cure all diseases and multiply grain.
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 1895, a man named Birsa was seen roaming the forests and villages of Chottanagpur in Jharkhand.
B. Soon thousands began following Birsa, believing that he was God and had come to solve all their problems.
C. Birsa himself declared that God had appointed him to save his people from trouble, free them from the slavery of ‘dikus’.
D. People said he had miraculous powers – he could cure all diseases and multiply grain.

Options

A

CABD

CABD

B

ADCB 

ADCB 

C

BADC 

BADC 

D

DCBA 

DCBA 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

ADCB 

ADCB 


Question 14

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.
Nisha participates in almost every activity and in all functions held in the school as she has many skills.
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.
Nisha participates in almost every activity and in all functions held in the school as she has many skills.

Options

A

Fragile  

Fragile  

B

Vulnerable  

Vulnerable  

C

Innovative 

Innovative 

D

Versatile  

Versatile  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Versatile  

Versatile  


Question 15

The following sentence contains a grammatical error. Select the option that correctly rectifies the error.
In its August 1992 issue, the highly respected British Journal of Addiction describe three unusual cases of carrot dependence.
The following sentence contains a grammatical error. Select the option that correctly rectifies the error.
In its August 1992 issue, the highly respected British Journal of Addiction describe three unusual cases of carrot dependence.

Options

A

In its August 1992 issue, the highly respected British Journal of Addiction has been described three British Journal of Addiction has been described three 

In its August 1992 issue, the highly respected British Journal of Addiction has been described three British Journal of Addiction has been described three 

B

In its August 1992 issue, the highly respected British Journal of Addiction described three unusual cases of carrot dependence. 

In its August 1992 issue, the highly respected British Journal of Addiction described three unusual cases of carrot dependence. 

C

In its August 1992 issue, the highly respected British Journal of Addiction describing three unusual cases of carrot dependence.  

In its August 1992 issue, the highly respected British Journal of Addiction describing three unusual cases of carrot dependence.  

D

In its August 1992 issue, the highly respected British Journal of Addiction was describing three unusual cases of carrot dependence.

In its August 1992 issue, the highly respected British Journal of Addiction was describing three unusual cases of carrot dependence.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

In its August 1992 issue, the highly respected British Journal of Addiction described three unusual cases of carrot dependence. 

In its August 1992 issue, the highly respected British Journal of Addiction described three unusual cases of carrot dependence. 


Question 16

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word
Comely
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word
Comely

Options

A

Gregarious

Gregarious

B

Grandiloquent

Grandiloquent

C

Gorgeous

Gorgeous

D

Grotesque

Grotesque


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Grotesque

Grotesque


Question 17

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in active voice.
The flyer for the international symposium is being sent by students to institutes all over the country.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in active voice.
The flyer for the international symposium is being sent by students to institutes all over the country.

Options

A

Students are being sent the flyer for the international symposium to institutes all over the country. 

Students are being sent the flyer for the international symposium to institutes all over the country. 

B

The flyer for the international symposium is sent by students to institutes all over the country.

The flyer for the international symposium is sent by students to institutes all over the country.

C

The flyer is sending the students to institutes all over the country for the international symposium.

The flyer is sending the students to institutes all over the country for the international symposium.

D

Students are sending the flyer for the international symposium to institutes all over the country.

Students are sending the flyer for the international symposium to institutes all over the country.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Students are sending the flyer for the international symposium to institutes all over the country.

Students are sending the flyer for the international symposium to institutes all over the country.


Question 18

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word in the following sentence.
there are some technologies available today that make a notebook dispensable.
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word in the following sentence.
there are some technologies available today that make a notebook dispensable.

Options

A

urgent

urgent

B

acceptable

acceptable

C

essential

essential

D

popular

popular


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

essential

essential


Question 19

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Miss the boat
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Miss the boat

Options

A

Miss the journey  

Miss the journey  

B

Miss the person   

Miss the person   

C

Miss an opportunity  

Miss an opportunity  

D

Miss the goal of life  

Miss the goal of life  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Miss an opportunity  

Miss an opportunity  


Question 20

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
To dispute angrily
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
To dispute angrily

Options

A

 Wreck

 Wreck

B

 Wrench

 Wrench

C

Wrack 

Wrack 

D

 Wrangle

 Wrangle


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

 Wrangle

 Wrangle


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 Hall of Dharma was in a circular building, built of stone and mortar, with a (1)________ dome. The delicate (2)________of the dome was believed to represent the feminine while the typical temple spire represented the masculine. The hall was also (3)________ All rishis sat as (4)________ without a moderating ‘head’, debating issues openly and without fear, freedom of (5)________at its zenith.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 Hall of Dharma was in a circular building, built of stone and mortar, with a (1)________ dome. The delicate (2)________of the dome was believed to represent the feminine while the typical temple spire represented the masculine. The hall was also (3)________ All rishis sat as (4)________ without a moderating ‘head’, debating issues openly and without fear, freedom of (5)________at its zenith.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

conclusive

conclusive

B

intrusive

intrusive

C

massive

massive

D

passive

passive


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

massive

massive


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 Hall of Dharma was in a circular building, built of stone and mortar, with a (1)________ dome. The delicate (2)________of the dome was believed to represent the feminine while the typical temple spire represented the masculine. The hall was also (3)________ All rishis sat as (4)________ without a moderating ‘head’, debating issues openly and without fear, freedom of (5)________at its zenith.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 Hall of Dharma was in a circular building, built of stone and mortar, with a (1)________ dome. The delicate (2)________of the dome was believed to represent the feminine while the typical temple spire represented the masculine. The hall was also (3)________ All rishis sat as (4)________ without a moderating ‘head’, debating issues openly and without fear, freedom of (5)________at its zenith.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

vengeance

vengeance

B

harshness

harshness

C

elegance

elegance

D

masculinity

masculinity


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

elegance

elegance


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 Hall of Dharma was in a circular building, built of stone and mortar, with a (1)________ dome. The delicate (2)________of the dome was believed to represent the feminine while the typical temple spire represented the masculine. The hall was also (3)________ All rishis sat as (4)________ without a moderating ‘head’, debating issues openly and without fear, freedom of (5)________at its zenith.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 Hall of Dharma was in a circular building, built of stone and mortar, with a (1)________ dome. The delicate (2)________of the dome was believed to represent the feminine while the typical temple spire represented the masculine. The hall was also (3)________ All rishis sat as (4)________ without a moderating ‘head’, debating issues openly and without fear, freedom of (5)________at its zenith.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

peculiar

peculiar

B

vertical

vertical

C

perpendicular

perpendicular

D

circular

circular


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

circular

circular


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 Hall of Dharma was in a circular building, built of stone and mortar, with a (1)________ dome. The delicate (2)________of the dome was believed to represent the feminine while the typical temple spire represented the masculine. The hall was also (3)________ All rishis sat as (4)________ without a moderating ‘head’, debating issues openly and without fear, freedom of (5)________at its zenith.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 Hall of Dharma was in a circular building, built of stone and mortar, with a (1)________ dome. The delicate (2)________of the dome was believed to represent the feminine while the typical temple spire represented the masculine. The hall was also (3)________ All rishis sat as (4)________ without a moderating ‘head’, debating issues openly and without fear, freedom of (5)________at its zenith.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

crossed

crossed

B

unequal

unequal

C

conical

conical

D

equals

equals


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

equals

equals


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 Hall of Dharma was in a circular building, built of stone and mortar, with a (1)________ dome. The delicate (2)________of the dome was believed to represent the feminine while the typical temple spire represented the masculine. The hall was also (3)________ All rishis sat as (4)________ without a moderating ‘head’, debating issues openly and without fear, freedom of (5)________at its zenith.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 Hall of Dharma was in a circular building, built of stone and mortar, with a (1)________ dome. The delicate (2)________of the dome was believed to represent the feminine while the typical temple spire represented the masculine. The hall was also (3)________ All rishis sat as (4)________ without a moderating ‘head’, debating issues openly and without fear, freedom of (5)________at its zenith.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

inspiration

inspiration

B

depression

depression

C

expression

expression

D

running

running


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

expression

expression


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