MTS 21 26-07-2022 Shift 2 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Admirable
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Admirable

Options

A

Practical

Practical

B

Blameworthy

Blameworthy

C

Reasonable

Reasonable

D

Tolerant

Tolerant


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Blameworthy

Blameworthy


Question 2

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

The enemies have cross the border, treading the soil on which they are to be conquered.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

The enemies have cross the border, treading the soil on which they are to be conquered.

Options

A

No improvement required

No improvement required

B

have crossing

have crossing

C

have crossed

have crossed

D

has crossed

has crossed


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

have crossed

have crossed


Question 3

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Consumers are not ready to purchase this citrus fruit at such a ______ price.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Consumers are not ready to purchase this citrus fruit at such a ______ price.

Options

A

high

high

B

highest

highest

C

highly

highly

D

higher

higher


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

high

high


Question 4

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

I ______ home before she arrived.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

I ______ home before she arrived.

Options

A

have left

have left

B

had left

had left

C

left

left

D

has left

has left


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

had left

had left


Question 5

Parts of the following sentence have been given as options. One of them may contain an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

My sister called me for my lunch hours to tell me that she was getting married.
Parts of the following sentence have been given as options. One of them may contain an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

My sister called me for my lunch hours to tell me that she was getting married.

Options

A

No error

No error

B

lunch hours to tell me that she

lunch hours to tell me that she

C

My sister called me for my

My sister called me for my

D

was getting married

was getting married


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

My sister called me for my

My sister called me for my


Question 6

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

A person who produces beautiful handwriting
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

A person who produces beautiful handwriting

Options

A

Typographer

Typographer

B

stenographer

stenographer

C

Philosopher

Philosopher

D

Calligrapher

Calligrapher


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Calligrapher

Calligrapher


Question 7

The following sentence has been divided into parts. One of them may contain an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

Other South African cities only / had one venue for staging exhibitions or / internationals events at highly standard.
The following sentence has been divided into parts. One of them may contain an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

Other South African cities only / had one venue for staging exhibitions or / internationals events at highly standard.

Options

A

No error

No error

B

Other South African cities only

Other South African cities only

C

had one venue for staging exhibitions or

had one venue for staging exhibitions or

D

internationals events at highly standard

internationals events at highly standard


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

internationals events at highly standard

internationals events at highly standard


Question 8

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word.

He certainly failed to console the new king.
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word.

He certainly failed to console the new king.

Options

A

Gratify

Gratify

B

Coordinate

Coordinate

C

Satiate

Satiate

D

Agitate

Agitate


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Agitate

Agitate


Question 9

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

A state of perfect balance
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

A state of perfect balance

Options

A

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

B

Extempore

Extempore

C

Medieval

Medieval

D

Equilibrium

Equilibrium


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Equilibrium

Equilibrium


Question 10

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Pull someone’s legs
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Pull someone’s legs

Options

A

To protect someone

To protect someone

B

To make someone angry

To make someone angry

C

To wish someone luck

To wish someone luck

D

To tease someone

To tease someone


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

To tease someone

To tease someone


Question 11

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Please don’t ______ anyone that I came to your birthday party.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Please don’t ______ anyone that I came to your birthday party.

Options

A

say

say

B

tell

tell

C

said

said

D

told

told


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

tell

tell


Question 12

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Sparkling
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Sparkling

Options

A

Muffled

Muffled

B

Gleaming

Gleaming

C

Unexciting

Unexciting

D

Dismal

Dismal


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Gleaming

Gleaming


Question 13

Select the correctly spelt word.
Select the correctly spelt word.

Options

A

Simultanous

Simultanous

B

Simulteneous

Simulteneous

C

Simultenaous

Simultenaous

D

Simultaneous

Simultaneous


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Simultaneous

Simultaneous


Question 14

Select the correctly spelt word.
Select the correctly spelt word.

Options

A

Intreview

Intreview

B

Interview

Interview

C

Intrvew

Intrvew

D

Interveiw

Interveiw


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Interview

Interview


Question 15

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

A sustained decline in Chinese consumption would be even more ______ than the current US-China trade dispute.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

A sustained decline in Chinese consumption would be even more ______ than the current US-China trade dispute.

Options

A

worrying

worrying

B

mobilising

mobilising

C

imagining

imagining

D

delaying

delaying


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

worrying

worrying


Question 16

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Expository
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Expository

Options

A

Illustrative

Illustrative

B

Temperamental

Temperamental

C

Dubious

Dubious

D

Obligatory

Obligatory


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Illustrative

Illustrative


Question 17

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The first printed ______ of this book came in 1933.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The first printed ______ of this book came in 1933.

Options

A

insertion

insertion

B

edition

edition

C

excretion

excretion

D

addition

addition


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

edition

edition


Question 18

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Seclude
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Seclude

Options

A

Blink

Blink

B

Isolate

Isolate

C

socialize

socialize

D

Confine

Confine


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

socialize

socialize


Question 19

Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.

I tried to tell him to think of the good times, that every cloud has a silver lining.
Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.

I tried to tell him to think of the good times, that every cloud has a silver lining.

Options

A

Don’t cry over what has happened as it cannot be fixed

Don’t cry over what has happened as it cannot be fixed

B

Doing something with thoroughness and passion

Doing something with thoroughness and passion

C

Every difficult situation has a hopeful aspect to it

Every difficult situation has a hopeful aspect to it

D

Treat people the same way as you want to be treated

Treat people the same way as you want to be treated


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Every difficult situation has a hopeful aspect to it

Every difficult situation has a hopeful aspect to it


Question 20

The following sentence has been divided into parts. One of them may contain an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

His successful as a lawyer / grew so fast that he soon had / enough money to buy a house.
The following sentence has been divided into parts. One of them may contain an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

His successful as a lawyer / grew so fast that he soon had / enough money to buy a house.

Options

A

His successful as a lawyer

His successful as a lawyer

B

No error

No error

C

grew so fast that he soon had

grew so fast that he soon had

D

enough money to buy a house

enough money to buy a house


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

His successful as a lawyer

His successful as a lawyer


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 a significant find, the Epigraphy Branch of the Archaeological Survey of India (1) ______ discovered the earliest epigraphic evidence so far for the Saptamatrika cult. It is also (2) ______ earliest Sanskrit inscription to have been discovered (3) ______ South India as of date. Saptamatrikas are a group of seven female deities worshipped in Hinduism as personifying the energy of their respective consorts. The inscription is in Sanskrit and in Brahmi characters and was (4) ______ by Satavahana King Vijaya in 207 A.D. The inscription came to light when some local villagers informed the authorities of the presence of a pillar with some engravings when they were restoring and (5) ______ the local Bheemeshwara temple.

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 a significant find, the Epigraphy Branch of the Archaeological Survey of India (1) ______ discovered the earliest epigraphic evidence so far for the Saptamatrika cult. It is also (2) ______ earliest Sanskrit inscription to have been discovered (3) ______ South India as of date. Saptamatrikas are a group of seven female deities worshipped in Hinduism as personifying the energy of their respective consorts. The inscription is in Sanskrit and in Brahmi characters and was (4) ______ by Satavahana King Vijaya in 207 A.D. The inscription came to light when some local villagers informed the authorities of the presence of a pillar with some engravings when they were restoring and (5) ______ the local Bheemeshwara temple.

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

have

have

B

is

is

C

has

has

D

are

are


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

has

has


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 a significant find, the Epigraphy Branch of the Archaeological Survey of India (1) ______ discovered the earliest epigraphic evidence so far for the Saptamatrika cult. It is also (2) ______ earliest Sanskrit inscription to have been discovered (3) ______ South India as of date. Saptamatrikas are a group of seven female deities worshipped in Hinduism as personifying the energy of their respective consorts. The inscription is in Sanskrit and in Brahmi characters and was (4) ______ by Satavahana King Vijaya in 207 A.D. The inscription came to light when some local villagers informed the authorities of the presence of a pillar with some engravings when they were restoring and (5) ______ the local Bheemeshwara temple.

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 a significant find, the Epigraphy Branch of the Archaeological Survey of India (1) ______ discovered the earliest epigraphic evidence so far for the Saptamatrika cult. It is also (2) ______ earliest Sanskrit inscription to have been discovered (3) ______ South India as of date. Saptamatrikas are a group of seven female deities worshipped in Hinduism as personifying the energy of their respective consorts. The inscription is in Sanskrit and in Brahmi characters and was (4) ______ by Satavahana King Vijaya in 207 A.D. The inscription came to light when some local villagers informed the authorities of the presence of a pillar with some engravings when they were restoring and (5) ______ the local Bheemeshwara temple.

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

one

one

B

an

an

C

the

the

D

a

a


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

the

the


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 a significant find, the Epigraphy Branch of the Archaeological Survey of India (1) ______ discovered the earliest epigraphic evidence so far for the Saptamatrika cult. It is also (2) ______ earliest Sanskrit inscription to have been discovered (3) ______ South India as of date. Saptamatrikas are a group of seven female deities worshipped in Hinduism as personifying the energy of their respective consorts. The inscription is in Sanskrit and in Brahmi characters and was (4) ______ by Satavahana King Vijaya in 207 A.D. The inscription came to light when some local villagers informed the authorities of the presence of a pillar with some engravings when they were restoring and (5) ______ the local Bheemeshwara temple.

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 a significant find, the Epigraphy Branch of the Archaeological Survey of India (1) ______ discovered the earliest epigraphic evidence so far for the Saptamatrika cult. It is also (2) ______ earliest Sanskrit inscription to have been discovered (3) ______ South India as of date. Saptamatrikas are a group of seven female deities worshipped in Hinduism as personifying the energy of their respective consorts. The inscription is in Sanskrit and in Brahmi characters and was (4) ______ by Satavahana King Vijaya in 207 A.D. The inscription came to light when some local villagers informed the authorities of the presence of a pillar with some engravings when they were restoring and (5) ______ the local Bheemeshwara temple.

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

on

on

B

In

In

C

at

at

D

upon

upon


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

In

In


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 a significant find, the Epigraphy Branch of the Archaeological Survey of India (1) ______ discovered the earliest epigraphic evidence so far for the Saptamatrika cult. It is also (2) ______ earliest Sanskrit inscription to have been discovered (3) ______ South India as of date. Saptamatrikas are a group of seven female deities worshipped in Hinduism as personifying the energy of their respective consorts. The inscription is in Sanskrit and in Brahmi characters and was (4) ______ by Satavahana King Vijaya in 207 A.D. The inscription came to light when some local villagers informed the authorities of the presence of a pillar with some engravings when they were restoring and (5) ______ the local Bheemeshwara temple.

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 a significant find, the Epigraphy Branch of the Archaeological Survey of India (1) ______ discovered the earliest epigraphic evidence so far for the Saptamatrika cult. It is also (2) ______ earliest Sanskrit inscription to have been discovered (3) ______ South India as of date. Saptamatrikas are a group of seven female deities worshipped in Hinduism as personifying the energy of their respective consorts. The inscription is in Sanskrit and in Brahmi characters and was (4) ______ by Satavahana King Vijaya in 207 A.D. The inscription came to light when some local villagers informed the authorities of the presence of a pillar with some engravings when they were restoring and (5) ______ the local Bheemeshwara temple.

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

issued

issued

B

denied

denied

C

chased

chased

D

refused

refused


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

issued

issued


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 a significant find, the Epigraphy Branch of the Archaeological Survey of India (1) ______ discovered the earliest epigraphic evidence so far for the Saptamatrika cult. It is also (2) ______ earliest Sanskrit inscription to have been discovered (3) ______ South India as of date. Saptamatrikas are a group of seven female deities worshipped in Hinduism as personifying the energy of their respective consorts. The inscription is in Sanskrit and in Brahmi characters and was (4) ______ by Satavahana King Vijaya in 207 A.D. The inscription came to light when some local villagers informed the authorities of the presence of a pillar with some engravings when they were restoring and (5) ______ the local Bheemeshwara temple.

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 a significant find, the Epigraphy Branch of the Archaeological Survey of India (1) ______ discovered the earliest epigraphic evidence so far for the Saptamatrika cult. It is also (2) ______ earliest Sanskrit inscription to have been discovered (3) ______ South India as of date. Saptamatrikas are a group of seven female deities worshipped in Hinduism as personifying the energy of their respective consorts. The inscription is in Sanskrit and in Brahmi characters and was (4) ______ by Satavahana King Vijaya in 207 A.D. The inscription came to light when some local villagers informed the authorities of the presence of a pillar with some engravings when they were restoring and (5) ______ the local Bheemeshwara temple.

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

repairing

repairing

B

removing

removing

C

healing

healing

D

praying

praying


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

repairing

repairing


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