MTS 21 08-07-2022 Shift 2 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

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

In my experience, the press gallery are more concern to public affairs than private ones.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

In my experience, the press gallery are more concern to public affairs than private ones.

Options

A

are much concern for

are much concern for

B

is much more concerned of

is much more concerned of

C

is more concerned with

is more concerned with

D

No improvement required

No improvement required


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

is more concerned with

is more concerned with


Question 2

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Abate
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Abate

Options

A

Observe

Observe

B

Moderate

Moderate

C

Decrease

Decrease

D

Aggravate

Aggravate


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Aggravate

Aggravate


Question 3

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

Options

A

Inoculate

Inoculate

B

Innoculate

Innoculate

C

Inocculate

Inocculate

D

Innoculete

Innoculete


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Inoculate

Inoculate


Question 4

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

A large group of people, especially the nomadic
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

A large group of people, especially the nomadic

Options

A

Urban

Urban

B

Cavalry

Cavalry

C

Hamlet

Hamlet

D

Horde

Horde


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Horde

Horde


Question 5

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The Mid-Day Meal Programme has been running ______ 21 years.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The Mid-Day Meal Programme has been running ______ 21 years.

Options

A

since

since

B

of

of

C

for

for

D

off

off


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

for

for


Question 6

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

Despite not getting approval from the leader, we decided to carry out the plan.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

Despite not getting approval from the leader, we decided to carry out the plan.

Options

A

carry away

carry away

B

carry over

carry over

C

carry off

carry off

D

No improvement required

No improvement required


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

No improvement required

No improvement required


Question 7

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

Many died in captivity and many suffered appalling brutality.
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word in the given sentence.

Many died in captivity and many suffered appalling brutality.

Options

A

cruelty

cruelty

B

gentleness

gentleness

C

ferocity

ferocity

D

sensuality

sensuality


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

gentleness

gentleness


Question 8

Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom.

Ron added a feather in his cap by winning that international tournament.
Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom.

Ron added a feather in his cap by winning that international tournament.

Options

A

To take advantage of one’s position

To take advantage of one’s position

B

An expression of extreme annoyance

An expression of extreme annoyance

C

An achievement to be proud of

An achievement to be proud of

D

To feel well and healthy

To feel well and healthy


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

An achievement to be proud of

An achievement to be proud of


Question 9

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

Not fit to eat
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

Not fit to eat

Options

A

Fragile

Fragile

B

Inedible

Inedible

C

Sullen

Sullen

D

Potable

Potable


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Inedible

Inedible


Question 10

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Water under the bridge
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Water under the bridge

Options

A

A problem which has been existing and will continue to exist in the future

A problem which has been existing and will continue to exist in the future

B

Anything from the past that is not significant or important anymore

Anything from the past that is not significant or important anymore

C

Something which happens all the time

Something which happens all the time

D

Something that does not affect the past

Something that does not affect the past


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Anything from the past that is not significant or important anymore

Anything from the past that is not significant or important anymore


Question 11

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Obvious
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Obvious

Options

A

Hidden

Hidden

B

Active

Active

C

Vapid

Vapid

D

Plain

Plain


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Hidden

Hidden


Question 12

Select the option that rectifies the incorrectly spelt words in the given sentence.

They have legitimete grounds to engagge users.
Select the option that rectifies the incorrectly spelt words in the given sentence.

They have legitimete grounds to engagge users.

Options

A

They have legitimate grounds to engage users.

They have legitimate grounds to engage users.

B

They have legitamate grounds to engage users.

They have legitamate grounds to engage users.

C

They have legitimete grounds to engaege users.

They have legitimete grounds to engaege users.

D

They have legetimate grounds to engag users.

They have legetimate grounds to engag users.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

They have legitimate grounds to engage users.

They have legitimate grounds to engage users.


Question 13

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Sinister
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Sinister

Options

A

Saintly

Saintly

B

Evil

Evil

C

Pleasant

Pleasant

D

Pertinent

Pertinent


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Evil

Evil


Question 14

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

Rivers / has being of primary / importance throughout / human history.
The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

Rivers / has being of primary / importance throughout / human history.

Options

A

human history

human history

B

importance throughout

importance throughout

C

has being of primary

has being of primary

D

Rivers

Rivers


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

has being of primary

has being of primary


Question 15

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

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

Animals that live in water

Options

A

Aerial

Aerial

B

Terrestrial

Terrestrial

C

Aquatic

Aquatic

D

Nocturnal

Nocturnal


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Aquatic

Aquatic


Question 16

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.

In spite of hardly work / she was not able / to pass the exam.
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.

In spite of hardly work / she was not able / to pass the exam.

Options

A

to pass the exam

to pass the exam

B

In spite of hardly work

In spite of hardly work

C

No error

No error

D

she was not able

she was not able


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

In spite of hardly work

In spite of hardly work


Question 17

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

An action of making amends for a wrong or injury
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

An action of making amends for a wrong or injury

Options

A

Atonement

Atonement

B

Rite

Rite

C

Redemption

Redemption

D

Perjury

Perjury


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Atonement

Atonement


Question 18

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

He came back from the game, took a ______ shower and was ready for the evening.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

He came back from the game, took a ______ shower and was ready for the evening.

Options

A

fast

fast

B

quick

quick

C

clean

clean

D

heavy

heavy


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

quick

quick


Question 19

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.

The use of calculators is prohibited in the examination.
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.

The use of calculators is prohibited in the examination.

Options

A

No error

No error

B

the examination

the examination

C

The use of calculators

The use of calculators

D

is prohibited in

is prohibited in


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

No error

No error


Question 20

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Intervene
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Intervene

Options

A

Arbitrate

Arbitrate

B

Coalesce

Coalesce

C

Combine

Combine

D

Embody

Embody


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Arbitrate

Arbitrate


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.

Endurance was the three-masted ship in (1) ______ Sir Ernest Shackleton and a (2) ______ of 27 men sailed for the Antarctic on the 1914–1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The ship, originally named Polaris, was built at Framnæs shipyard and (3) ______ in 1912 from Sandefjord in Norway. After her commissioners could no longer pay the shipyard, the ship (4) ______ bought by Shackleton in January 1914 for the expedition, which would be her first (5) ______.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.

Endurance was the three-masted ship in (1) ______ Sir Ernest Shackleton and a (2) ______ of 27 men sailed for the Antarctic on the 1914–1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The ship, originally named Polaris, was built at Framnæs shipyard and (3) ______ in 1912 from Sandefjord in Norway. After her commissioners could no longer pay the shipyard, the ship (4) ______ bought by Shackleton in January 1914 for the expedition, which would be her first (5) ______.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

who

who

B

where

where

C

that

that

D

which

which


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

which

which


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.

Endurance was the three-masted ship in (1) ______ Sir Ernest Shackleton and a (2) ______ of 27 men sailed for the Antarctic on the 1914–1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The ship, originally named Polaris, was built at Framnæs shipyard and (3) ______ in 1912 from Sandefjord in Norway. After her commissioners could no longer pay the shipyard, the ship (4) ______ bought by Shackleton in January 1914 for the expedition, which would be her first (5) ______.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.

Endurance was the three-masted ship in (1) ______ Sir Ernest Shackleton and a (2) ______ of 27 men sailed for the Antarctic on the 1914–1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The ship, originally named Polaris, was built at Framnæs shipyard and (3) ______ in 1912 from Sandefjord in Norway. After her commissioners could no longer pay the shipyard, the ship (4) ______ bought by Shackleton in January 1914 for the expedition, which would be her first (5) ______.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

crew

crew

B

group

group

C

team

team

D

watch

watch


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

crew

crew


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.

Endurance was the three-masted ship in (1) ______ Sir Ernest Shackleton and a (2) ______ of 27 men sailed for the Antarctic on the 1914–1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The ship, originally named Polaris, was built at Framnæs shipyard and (3) ______ in 1912 from Sandefjord in Norway. After her commissioners could no longer pay the shipyard, the ship (4) ______ bought by Shackleton in January 1914 for the expedition, which would be her first (5) ______.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.

Endurance was the three-masted ship in (1) ______ Sir Ernest Shackleton and a (2) ______ of 27 men sailed for the Antarctic on the 1914–1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The ship, originally named Polaris, was built at Framnæs shipyard and (3) ______ in 1912 from Sandefjord in Norway. After her commissioners could no longer pay the shipyard, the ship (4) ______ bought by Shackleton in January 1914 for the expedition, which would be her first (5) ______.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

launched

launched

B

started

started

C

released

released

D

recovered

recovered


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

launched

launched


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.

Endurance was the three-masted ship in (1) ______ Sir Ernest Shackleton and a (2) ______ of 27 men sailed for the Antarctic on the 1914–1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The ship, originally named Polaris, was built at Framnæs shipyard and (3) ______ in 1912 from Sandefjord in Norway. After her commissioners could no longer pay the shipyard, the ship (4) ______ bought by Shackleton in January 1914 for the expedition, which would be her first (5) ______.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.

Endurance was the three-masted ship in (1) ______ Sir Ernest Shackleton and a (2) ______ of 27 men sailed for the Antarctic on the 1914–1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The ship, originally named Polaris, was built at Framnæs shipyard and (3) ______ in 1912 from Sandefjord in Norway. After her commissioners could no longer pay the shipyard, the ship (4) ______ bought by Shackleton in January 1914 for the expedition, which would be her first (5) ______.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

were

were

B

was

was

C

is

is

D

are

are


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

was

was


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.

Endurance was the three-masted ship in (1) ______ Sir Ernest Shackleton and a (2) ______ of 27 men sailed for the Antarctic on the 1914–1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The ship, originally named Polaris, was built at Framnæs shipyard and (3) ______ in 1912 from Sandefjord in Norway. After her commissioners could no longer pay the shipyard, the ship (4) ______ bought by Shackleton in January 1914 for the expedition, which would be her first (5) ______.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.

Endurance was the three-masted ship in (1) ______ Sir Ernest Shackleton and a (2) ______ of 27 men sailed for the Antarctic on the 1914–1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The ship, originally named Polaris, was built at Framnæs shipyard and (3) ______ in 1912 from Sandefjord in Norway. After her commissioners could no longer pay the shipyard, the ship (4) ______ bought by Shackleton in January 1914 for the expedition, which would be her first (5) ______.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

drive

drive

B

voyage

voyage

C

route

route

D

hike

hike


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

voyage

voyage


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