MTS 21 05-07-2022 Shift 3 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

In a nutshell
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

In a nutshell

Options

A

Without delay

Without delay

B

Under protection

Under protection

C

Extremely pale

Extremely pale

D

Very briefly

Very briefly


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Very briefly

Very briefly


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'.

I knew very little Spanish when I came here, but I have been learning and can now make myself understood.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

I knew very little Spanish when I came here, but I have been learning and can now make myself understood.

Options

A

as soon as I came here, but

as soon as I came here, but

B

No improvement required

No improvement required

C

when I come here, however

when I come here, however

D

upon arriving here, since

upon arriving here, since


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

No improvement required

No improvement required


Question 3

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

One who dies for a noble cause
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

One who dies for a noble cause

Options

A

Heretic

Heretic

B

Narcissist

Narcissist

C

Martyr

Martyr

D

Butcher

Butcher


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Martyr

Martyr


Question 4

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

One of the children stood at the door to ______ if he saw the apparitor coming, who was an officer of the spiritual court.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

One of the children stood at the door to ______ if he saw the apparitor coming, who was an officer of the spiritual court.

Options

A

give thought

give thought

B

give notice

give notice

C

give a hand

give a hand

D

give advice

give advice


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

give notice

give notice


Question 5

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Upgrade

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Upgrade


Options

A

Elevate

Elevate

B

Demote

Demote

C

Lean

Lean

D

Advance

Advance


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Demote

Demote


Question 6

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.

Aid workers have delivered vast quantities of food on the refugee camps.
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.

Aid workers have delivered vast quantities of food on the refugee camps.

Options

A

vast quantities of food

vast quantities of food

B

Aid workers have delivered

Aid workers have delivered

C

on the refugee camps

on the refugee camps

D

No error

No error


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

on the refugee camps

on the refugee camps


Question 7

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Tickets for the event are available ______ the door; there is no advance booking.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Tickets for the event are available ______ the door; there is no advance booking.

Options

A

of

of

B

in

in

C

at

at

D

to

to


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

at

at


Question 8

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

A place where government records are kept
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

A place where government records are kept

Options

A

Hangar

Hangar

B

Cloakroom

Cloakroom

C

Archive

Archive

D

Cache

Cache


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Archive

Archive


Question 9

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Tricks of the trade
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Tricks of the trade

Options

A

A particular profession

A particular profession

B

An easy task

An easy task

C

A trick to deceive

A trick to deceive

D

Special skills or knowledge

Special skills or knowledge


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Special skills or knowledge

Special skills or knowledge


Question 10

Select the correctly spelt word.

Select the correctly spelt word.


Options

A

Fortiunate

Fortiunate

B

Infatuaition

Infatuaition

C

Perfection

Perfection

D

Bezarre

Bezarre


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Perfection

Perfection


Question 11

Parts of the following sentence have been given as options. One of them contains an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options.

Seeds of mustard plants give us oil, and the leave are used as a vegetable.
Parts of the following sentence have been given as options. One of them contains an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options.

Seeds of mustard plants give us oil, and the leave are used as a vegetable.

Options

A

Seeds of

Seeds of

B

leave are used

leave are used

C

as a vegetable

as a vegetable

D

give us oil

give us oil


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

leave are used

leave are used


Question 12

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

Options

A

Contemperary

Contemperary

B

Imigrant

Imigrant

C

Cosmopoliton

Cosmopoliton

D

Chauvinist

Chauvinist


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Chauvinist

Chauvinist


Question 13

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.

Sometimes I act / like a fool, and she has / to step into save me.
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.

Sometimes I act / like a fool, and she has / to step into save me.

Options

A

like a fool and she has

like a fool and she has

B

No error

No error

C

Sometimes I act

Sometimes I act

D

to step into save me

to step into save me


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

to step into save me

to step into save me


Question 14

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Occlude
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Occlude

Options

A

facilitate

facilitate

B

promote

promote

C

Abstain

Abstain

D

Obstruct

Obstruct


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Obstruct

Obstruct


Question 15

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Malign
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Malign

Options

A

Approve

Approve

B

Benefit

Benefit

C

Besmirch

Besmirch

D

Commend

Commend


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Besmirch

Besmirch


Question 16

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

A book or paper written by hand
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

A book or paper written by hand

Options

A

Edition

Edition

B

Paperback

Paperback

C

Manuscript

Manuscript

D

Periodical

Periodical


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Manuscript

Manuscript


Question 17

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word in the given sentence.

The kids have been pestering me to buy them new toys.
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word in the given sentence.

The kids have been pestering me to buy them new toys.

Options

A

tormenting

tormenting

B

pacifying

pacifying

C

bugging

bugging

D

perturbing

perturbing


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

pacifying

pacifying


Question 18

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

I am trying to finding an investor from abroad.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

I am trying to finding an investor from abroad.

Options

A

trying to find

trying to find

B

try to find

try to find

C

No improvement required

No improvement required

D

trying too find

trying too find


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

trying to find

trying to find


Question 19

Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution required’.

Gel ingredients work well on waved, curled, relax and texture hair in the long run.
Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution required’.

Gel ingredients work well on waved, curled, relax and texture hair in the long run.

Options

A

No substitution required

No substitution required

B

relaxed and texturing

relaxed and texturing

C

relaxed and textured

relaxed and textured

D

relaxing and textured

relaxing and textured


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

relaxed and textured

relaxed and textured


Question 20

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Flabby
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Flabby

Options

A

Plump

Plump

B

Stretched

Stretched

C

Long

Long

D

Firm

Firm


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Firm

Firm


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.

A group of researchers has (1) ______ that pleasure and positive states of mind are better for our health. This new intellectual approach to health is not only more powerful, but also has no side effects. Central to this claim are recent findings that even getting an education may add as much as 10 years to your (2) ______. That is why National Geographic featured John de Rosen in its book The Incredible Machine, which discussed old age. De Rosen, an artist, continued to paint until the week he died at age 91. The book notes: "Some scientists believe that retirement to a (3) ______ lifestyle initiates or aggravates medical problems, thus shortening life. According to a study of retired people, adults over 65 can learn a (4) ______ skill, like oil painting, as readily as younger students." So retiring from a job in a sense means retiring from life unless (5) ______ by some other, preferably new activity.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.

A group of researchers has (1) ______ that pleasure and positive states of mind are better for our health. This new intellectual approach to health is not only more powerful, but also has no side effects. Central to this claim are recent findings that even getting an education may add as much as 10 years to your (2) ______. That is why National Geographic featured John de Rosen in its book The Incredible Machine, which discussed old age. De Rosen, an artist, continued to paint until the week he died at age 91. The book notes: "Some scientists believe that retirement to a (3) ______ lifestyle initiates or aggravates medical problems, thus shortening life. According to a study of retired people, adults over 65 can learn a (4) ______ skill, like oil painting, as readily as younger students." So retiring from a job in a sense means retiring from life unless (5) ______ by some other, preferably new activity.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

defenestrated

defenestrated

B

demonstrated

demonstrated

C

orchestrated

orchestrated

D

administrated

administrated


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

demonstrated

demonstrated


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.

A group of researchers has (1) ______ that pleasure and positive states of mind are better for our health. This new intellectual approach to health is not only more powerful, but also has no side effects. Central to this claim are recent findings that even getting an education may add as much as 10 years to your (2) ______. That is why National Geographic featured John de Rosen in its book The Incredible Machine, which discussed old age. De Rosen, an artist, continued to paint until the week he died at age 91. The book notes: "Some scientists believe that retirement to a (3) ______ lifestyle initiates or aggravates medical problems, thus shortening life. According to a study of retired people, adults over 65 can learn a (4) ______ skill, like oil painting, as readily as younger students." So retiring from a job in a sense means retiring from life unless (5) ______ by some other, preferably new activity.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.

A group of researchers has (1) ______ that pleasure and positive states of mind are better for our health. This new intellectual approach to health is not only more powerful, but also has no side effects. Central to this claim are recent findings that even getting an education may add as much as 10 years to your (2) ______. That is why National Geographic featured John de Rosen in its book The Incredible Machine, which discussed old age. De Rosen, an artist, continued to paint until the week he died at age 91. The book notes: "Some scientists believe that retirement to a (3) ______ lifestyle initiates or aggravates medical problems, thus shortening life. According to a study of retired people, adults over 65 can learn a (4) ______ skill, like oil painting, as readily as younger students." So retiring from a job in a sense means retiring from life unless (5) ______ by some other, preferably new activity.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

Life

Life

B

insurance

insurance

C

planet

planet

D

charisma

charisma


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Life

Life


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.

A group of researchers has (1) ______ that pleasure and positive states of mind are better for our health. This new intellectual approach to health is not only more powerful, but also has no side effects. Central to this claim are recent findings that even getting an education may add as much as 10 years to your (2) ______. That is why National Geographic featured John de Rosen in its book The Incredible Machine, which discussed old age. De Rosen, an artist, continued to paint until the week he died at age 91. The book notes: "Some scientists believe that retirement to a (3) ______ lifestyle initiates or aggravates medical problems, thus shortening life. According to a study of retired people, adults over 65 can learn a (4) ______ skill, like oil painting, as readily as younger students." So retiring from a job in a sense means retiring from life unless (5) ______ by some other, preferably new activity.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.

A group of researchers has (1) ______ that pleasure and positive states of mind are better for our health. This new intellectual approach to health is not only more powerful, but also has no side effects. Central to this claim are recent findings that even getting an education may add as much as 10 years to your (2) ______. That is why National Geographic featured John de Rosen in its book The Incredible Machine, which discussed old age. De Rosen, an artist, continued to paint until the week he died at age 91. The book notes: "Some scientists believe that retirement to a (3) ______ lifestyle initiates or aggravates medical problems, thus shortening life. According to a study of retired people, adults over 65 can learn a (4) ______ skill, like oil painting, as readily as younger students." So retiring from a job in a sense means retiring from life unless (5) ______ by some other, preferably new activity.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

sanitary

sanitary

B

segmentary

segmentary

C

sedentary

sedentary

D

complimentary

complimentary


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

sedentary

sedentary


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.

A group of researchers has (1) ______ that pleasure and positive states of mind are better for our health. This new intellectual approach to health is not only more powerful, but also has no side effects. Central to this claim are recent findings that even getting an education may add as much as 10 years to your (2) ______. That is why National Geographic featured John de Rosen in its book The Incredible Machine, which discussed old age. De Rosen, an artist, continued to paint until the week he died at age 91. The book notes: "Some scientists believe that retirement to a (3) ______ lifestyle initiates or aggravates medical problems, thus shortening life. According to a study of retired people, adults over 65 can learn a (4) ______ skill, like oil painting, as readily as younger students." So retiring from a job in a sense means retiring from life unless (5) ______ by some other, preferably new activity.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.

A group of researchers has (1) ______ that pleasure and positive states of mind are better for our health. This new intellectual approach to health is not only more powerful, but also has no side effects. Central to this claim are recent findings that even getting an education may add as much as 10 years to your (2) ______. That is why National Geographic featured John de Rosen in its book The Incredible Machine, which discussed old age. De Rosen, an artist, continued to paint until the week he died at age 91. The book notes: "Some scientists believe that retirement to a (3) ______ lifestyle initiates or aggravates medical problems, thus shortening life. According to a study of retired people, adults over 65 can learn a (4) ______ skill, like oil painting, as readily as younger students." So retiring from a job in a sense means retiring from life unless (5) ______ by some other, preferably new activity.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

exaggerative

exaggerative

B

creative

creative

C

discriminative

discriminative

D

native

native


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

creative

creative


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.

A group of researchers has (1) ______ that pleasure and positive states of mind are better for our health. This new intellectual approach to health is not only more powerful, but also has no side effects. Central to this claim are recent findings that even getting an education may add as much as 10 years to your (2) ______. That is why National Geographic featured John de Rosen in its book The Incredible Machine, which discussed old age. De Rosen, an artist, continued to paint until the week he died at age 91. The book notes: "Some scientists believe that retirement to a (3) ______ lifestyle initiates or aggravates medical problems, thus shortening life. According to a study of retired people, adults over 65 can learn a (4) ______ skill, like oil painting, as readily as younger students." So retiring from a job in a sense means retiring from life unless (5) ______ by some other, preferably new activity.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.

A group of researchers has (1) ______ that pleasure and positive states of mind are better for our health. This new intellectual approach to health is not only more powerful, but also has no side effects. Central to this claim are recent findings that even getting an education may add as much as 10 years to your (2) ______. That is why National Geographic featured John de Rosen in its book The Incredible Machine, which discussed old age. De Rosen, an artist, continued to paint until the week he died at age 91. The book notes: "Some scientists believe that retirement to a (3) ______ lifestyle initiates or aggravates medical problems, thus shortening life. According to a study of retired people, adults over 65 can learn a (4) ______ skill, like oil painting, as readily as younger students." So retiring from a job in a sense means retiring from life unless (5) ______ by some other, preferably new activity.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

supplemented

supplemented

B

experimented

experimented

C

ornamented

ornamented

D

pigmented

pigmented


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

supplemented

supplemented


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