MTS 21 08-07-2022 Shift 1 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

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

The scientists have so far focused on improve cropped yields.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘No improvement required’.

The scientists have so far focused on improve cropped yields.

Options

A

No improvement required

No improvement required

B

improvement crop

improvement crop

C

improving crop

improving crop

D

improve cropping

improve cropping


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

improving crop

improving crop


Question 2

Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom.

When those thugs come near you, run at the drop of a hat.
Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom.

When those thugs come near you, run at the drop of a hat.

Options

A

With all your belongings

With all your belongings

B

Go on a short trip

Go on a short trip

C

Be dressed for a party

Be dressed for a party

D

Without delay

Without delay


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Without delay

Without delay


Question 3

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.

Land revenue was one of the / major source of income / for Britishers in India.
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.

Land revenue was one of the / major source of income / for Britishers in India.

Options

A

for Britishers in India

for Britishers in India

B

No error

No error

C

major source of income

major source of income

D

Land revenue was one of the

Land revenue was one of the


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

major source of income

major source of income


Question 4

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Callous
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Callous

Options

A

Large

Large

B

Problematic

Problematic

C

Humane

Humane

D

Brutal

Brutal


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Brutal

Brutal


Question 5

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Pilots must be ______ at all times to keep their passengers safe during the flight.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Pilots must be ______ at all times to keep their passengers safe during the flight.

Options

A

forceful

forceful

B

thirsty

thirsty

C

distant

distant

D

vigilant

vigilant


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

vigilant

vigilant


Question 6

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

He persuaded other towns near Amman to send ______ soldiers to help him.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

He persuaded other towns near Amman to send ______ soldiers to help him.

Options

A

its

its

B

their

their

C

they

they

D

there

there


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

their

their


Question 7

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

While travelling, one comes across the larger number of people.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

While travelling, one comes across the larger number of people.

Options

A

the large number off

the large number off

B

a large number of

a large number of

C

an larger number of

an larger number of

D

No improvement required

No improvement required


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

a large number of

a large number of


Question 8

Select the most appropriate synonym of the underlined word.

Medicines should be ordered by the generic name, not by the proprietary or trade name.
Select the most appropriate synonym of the underlined word.

Medicines should be ordered by the generic name, not by the proprietary or trade name.

Options

A

Specific

Specific

B

Indidual

Indidual

C

Exclusive

Exclusive

D

General

General


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

General

General


Question 9

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

To walk the tight rope
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

To walk the tight rope

Options

A

Be an expert

Be an expert

B

Be very nervous

Be very nervous

C

Be well trained

Be well trained

D

Be very cautious

Be very cautious


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Be very cautious

Be very cautious


Question 10

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Wicked
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Wicked

Options

A

Moral

Moral

B

Evil

Evil

C

Sinful

Sinful

D

Errant

Errant


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Moral

Moral


Question 11

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Caustic
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Caustic

Options

A

Photogenic

Photogenic

B

Basic

Basic

C

Soothing

Soothing

D

Acidic

Acidic


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Acidic

Acidic


Question 12

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

If she likes something, she'll buy it _______________ much it costs.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

If she likes something, she'll buy it _______________ much it costs.

Options

A

also

also

B

very

very

C

whatever

whatever

D

however

however


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

however

however


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.

He is / struggling to make / a honest living.
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.

He is / struggling to make / a honest living.

Options

A

struggling to make

struggling to make

B

He is

He is

C

a honest living

a honest living

D

No error

No error


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

a honest living

a honest living


Question 14

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Ms. Gupta expressed her ______ for my political understanding.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Ms. Gupta expressed her ______ for my political understanding.

Options

A

compassion

compassion

B

strength

strength

C

location

location

D

admiration

admiration


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

admiration

admiration


Question 15

The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

The brightest stars / can be 30,000 times / most luminous / than the Sun
The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

The brightest stars / can be 30,000 times / most luminous / than the Sun

Options

A

most luminous

most luminous

B

can be 30,000 times

can be 30,000 times

C

than the Sun

than the Sun

D

The brightest stars

The brightest stars


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

most luminous

most luminous


Question 16

Select the sentence in which a word is INCORRECTLY spelt.
Select the sentence in which a word is INCORRECTLY spelt.

Options

A

I could never be as talented as him.

I could never be as talented as him.

B

A woman gasped in horror at the sight of him.

A woman gasped in horror at the sight of him.

C

His breathe smelled of garlic.

His breathe smelled of garlic.

D

He hoped that he had won the prestigious award.

He hoped that he had won the prestigious award.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

His breathe smelled of garlic.

His breathe smelled of garlic.


Question 17

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

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

A person who makes maps

Options

A

Cartographer

Cartographer

B

Polyglot

Polyglot

C

Sinecure

Sinecure

D

Anarchist

Anarchist


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Cartographer

Cartographer


Question 18

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

Options

A

Instute

Instute

B

Institute

Institute

C

Insetute

Insetute

D

Insitute

Insitute


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Institute

Institute


Question 19

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

The courses provided by the training institute were more than enough .
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

The courses provided by the training institute were more than enough .

Options

A

more enough

more enough

B

most enough

most enough

C

more then enough

more then enough

D

No improvement required

No improvement required


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

No improvement required

No improvement required


Question 20

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Could you spell your name _______________, please?
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Could you spell your name _______________, please?

Options

A

forever

forever

B

again

again

C

never

never

D

weakly

weakly


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

again

again


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 Delhi, while the bigger schools transport their students in their own or hired buses; others rely on vans, autos and e-rickshaws where many reckless drivers pack in too many children and drive (1) ______, often causing accidents. Many parents take time off their daily (2) ______ to do school-runs. Some use vehicles while others just walk their children to school. Two months ago, it was reported how in the (3) ______ of road-crossing facilities near schools, a bunch of parents were taking turns to play traffic marshals. Not so long ago, children could just walk or cycle to their schools, private tuition classes or sports practice. In fact, school authorities (4) ______ to admit students living within walkable distances so that they wouldn’t have to take the school bus or public transport. As Delhi grew, its children (5) ______ not only traffic, broken infrastructure but also violence, air-pollution and overcrowded living conditions.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 Delhi, while the bigger schools transport their students in their own or hired buses; others rely on vans, autos and e-rickshaws where many reckless drivers pack in too many children and drive (1) ______, often causing accidents. Many parents take time off their daily (2) ______ to do school-runs. Some use vehicles while others just walk their children to school. Two months ago, it was reported how in the (3) ______ of road-crossing facilities near schools, a bunch of parents were taking turns to play traffic marshals. Not so long ago, children could just walk or cycle to their schools, private tuition classes or sports practice. In fact, school authorities (4) ______ to admit students living within walkable distances so that they wouldn’t have to take the school bus or public transport. As Delhi grew, its children (5) ______ not only traffic, broken infrastructure but also violence, air-pollution and overcrowded living conditions.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.


Options

A

humbly

humbly

B

rashly

rashly

C

decisively

decisively

D

commonly

commonly


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

rashly

rashly


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 Delhi, while the bigger schools transport their students in their own or hired buses; others rely on vans, autos and e-rickshaws where many reckless drivers pack in too many children and drive (1) ______, often causing accidents. Many parents take time off their daily (2) ______ to do school-runs. Some use vehicles while others just walk their children to school. Two months ago, it was reported how in the (3) ______ of road-crossing facilities near schools, a bunch of parents were taking turns to play traffic marshals. Not so long ago, children could just walk or cycle to their schools, private tuition classes or sports practice. In fact, school authorities (4) ______ to admit students living within walkable distances so that they wouldn’t have to take the school bus or public transport. As Delhi grew, its children (5) ______ not only traffic, broken infrastructure but also violence, air-pollution and overcrowded living conditions.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 Delhi, while the bigger schools transport their students in their own or hired buses; others rely on vans, autos and e-rickshaws where many reckless drivers pack in too many children and drive (1) ______, often causing accidents. Many parents take time off their daily (2) ______ to do school-runs. Some use vehicles while others just walk their children to school. Two months ago, it was reported how in the (3) ______ of road-crossing facilities near schools, a bunch of parents were taking turns to play traffic marshals. Not so long ago, children could just walk or cycle to their schools, private tuition classes or sports practice. In fact, school authorities (4) ______ to admit students living within walkable distances so that they wouldn’t have to take the school bus or public transport. As Delhi grew, its children (5) ______ not only traffic, broken infrastructure but also violence, air-pollution and overcrowded living conditions.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.



Options

A

problems

problems

B

routines

routines

C

task

task

D

habit

habit


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

routines

routines


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 Delhi, while the bigger schools transport their students in their own or hired buses; others rely on vans, autos and e-rickshaws where many reckless drivers pack in too many children and drive (1) ______, often causing accidents. Many parents take time off their daily (2) ______ to do school-runs. Some use vehicles while others just walk their children to school. Two months ago, it was reported how in the (3) ______ of road-crossing facilities near schools, a bunch of parents were taking turns to play traffic marshals. Not so long ago, children could just walk or cycle to their schools, private tuition classes or sports practice. In fact, school authorities (4) ______ to admit students living within walkable distances so that they wouldn’t have to take the school bus or public transport. As Delhi grew, its children (5) ______ not only traffic, broken infrastructure but also violence, air-pollution and overcrowded living conditions.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 Delhi, while the bigger schools transport their students in their own or hired buses; others rely on vans, autos and e-rickshaws where many reckless drivers pack in too many children and drive (1) ______, often causing accidents. Many parents take time off their daily (2) ______ to do school-runs. Some use vehicles while others just walk their children to school. Two months ago, it was reported how in the (3) ______ of road-crossing facilities near schools, a bunch of parents were taking turns to play traffic marshals. Not so long ago, children could just walk or cycle to their schools, private tuition classes or sports practice. In fact, school authorities (4) ______ to admit students living within walkable distances so that they wouldn’t have to take the school bus or public transport. As Delhi grew, its children (5) ______ not only traffic, broken infrastructure but also violence, air-pollution and overcrowded living conditions.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.


Options

A

reference

reference

B

absence

absence

C

defiance

defiance

D

non-compliance

non-compliance


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

absence

absence


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 Delhi, while the bigger schools transport their students in their own or hired buses; others rely on vans, autos and e-rickshaws where many reckless drivers pack in too many children and drive (1) ______, often causing accidents. Many parents take time off their daily (2) ______ to do school-runs. Some use vehicles while others just walk their children to school. Two months ago, it was reported how in the (3) ______ of road-crossing facilities near schools, a bunch of parents were taking turns to play traffic marshals. Not so long ago, children could just walk or cycle to their schools, private tuition classes or sports practice. In fact, school authorities (4) ______ to admit students living within walkable distances so that they wouldn’t have to take the school bus or public transport. As Delhi grew, its children (5) ______ not only traffic, broken infrastructure but also violence, air-pollution and overcrowded living conditions.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 Delhi, while the bigger schools transport their students in their own or hired buses; others rely on vans, autos and e-rickshaws where many reckless drivers pack in too many children and drive (1) ______, often causing accidents. Many parents take time off their daily (2) ______ to do school-runs. Some use vehicles while others just walk their children to school. Two months ago, it was reported how in the (3) ______ of road-crossing facilities near schools, a bunch of parents were taking turns to play traffic marshals. Not so long ago, children could just walk or cycle to their schools, private tuition classes or sports practice. In fact, school authorities (4) ______ to admit students living within walkable distances so that they wouldn’t have to take the school bus or public transport. As Delhi grew, its children (5) ______ not only traffic, broken infrastructure but also violence, air-pollution and overcrowded living conditions.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.


Options

A

added

added

B

guided

guided

C

preferred

preferred

D

rescued

rescued


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

preferred

preferred


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 Delhi, while the bigger schools transport their students in their own or hired buses; others rely on vans, autos and e-rickshaws where many reckless drivers pack in too many children and drive (1) ______, often causing accidents. Many parents take time off their daily (2) ______ to do school-runs. Some use vehicles while others just walk their children to school. Two months ago, it was reported how in the (3) ______ of road-crossing facilities near schools, a bunch of parents were taking turns to play traffic marshals. Not so long ago, children could just walk or cycle to their schools, private tuition classes or sports practice. In fact, school authorities (4) ______ to admit students living within walkable distances so that they wouldn’t have to take the school bus or public transport. As Delhi grew, its children (5) ______ not only traffic, broken infrastructure but also violence, air-pollution and overcrowded living conditions.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 Delhi, while the bigger schools transport their students in their own or hired buses; others rely on vans, autos and e-rickshaws where many reckless drivers pack in too many children and drive (1) ______, often causing accidents. Many parents take time off their daily (2) ______ to do school-runs. Some use vehicles while others just walk their children to school. Two months ago, it was reported how in the (3) ______ of road-crossing facilities near schools, a bunch of parents were taking turns to play traffic marshals. Not so long ago, children could just walk or cycle to their schools, private tuition classes or sports practice. In fact, school authorities (4) ______ to admit students living within walkable distances so that they wouldn’t have to take the school bus or public transport. As Delhi grew, its children (5) ______ not only traffic, broken infrastructure but also violence, air-pollution and overcrowded living conditions.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.


Options

A

called

called

B

relied

relied

C

replied

replied

D

faced

faced


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

faced

faced


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