MTS 21 11-07-2022 Shift 1 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

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

Options

A

Aberrant

Aberrant

B

Appease

Appease

C

Arbitrary

Arbitrary

D

Incipid

Incipid


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Incipid

Incipid


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'.

None only did the men aid in the work, but the women also did their part.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

None only did the men aid in the work, but the women also did their part.

Options

A

No improvement required

No improvement required

B

No only

No only

C

Not only

Not only

D

Only

Only


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Not only

Not only


Question 3

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Today, your presentation was ______ better than Saba’s presentation.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Today, your presentation was ______ better than Saba’s presentation.

Options

A

more

more

B

much

much

C

many

many

D

most

most


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

much

much


Question 4

Select the correctly spelt word.

Select the correctly spelt word.


Options

A

Milennia

Milennia

B

Prihistoric

Prihistoric

C

Monothistic

Monothistic

D

Hypothesis

Hypothesis


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Hypothesis

Hypothesis


Question 5

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

To descend a cragged / mountain, however, was most/ difficult and dangerous / than to ascend it.
The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

To descend a cragged / mountain, however, was most/ difficult and dangerous / than to ascend it.

Options

A

mountain however was most

mountain however was most

B

difficult and dangerous

difficult and dangerous

C

To descend a cragged

To descend a cragged

D

than to ascend it

than to ascend it


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

mountain however was most

mountain however was most


Question 6

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

These types of insects are usually very difficult to eradicate.
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word in the given sentence.

These types of insects are usually very difficult to eradicate.

Options

A

emancipate

emancipate

B

conserve

conserve

C

devastate

devastate

D

annihilate

annihilate


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

conserve

conserve


Question 7

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Impartial
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Impartial

Options

A

Pious

Pious

B

objective

objective

C

Biased

Biased

D

Intellectual

Intellectual


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Biased

Biased


Question 8

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

If you keep dodging your manager’s call, you will be on thin ice.
Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.

If you keep dodging your manager’s call, you will be on thin ice.

Options

A

Change plans in the middle of a process

Change plans in the middle of a process

B

Go to jail

Go to jail

C

In a risky situation

In a risky situation

D

Perform adequately

Perform adequately


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

In a risky situation

In a risky situation


Question 9

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Provoke
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Provoke

Options

A

Arouse

Arouse

B

Inhibit

Inhibit

C

Slack

Slack

D

Constrain

Constrain


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Arouse

Arouse


Question 10

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

Thank you all for coming so earlier at the morning.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘No improvement required’.

Thank you all for coming so earlier at the morning.

Options

A

No improvement required

No improvement required

B

the early in a

the early in a

C

early in the

early in the

D

earliest on the

earliest on the


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

early in the

early in the


Question 11

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Your explanation was simpler ______ Rekha’s explanation.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Your explanation was simpler ______ Rekha’s explanation.

Options

A

than

than

B

of

of

C

that

that

D

then

then


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

than

than


Question 12

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

Austin can be saw chasing cops with a sickle.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘No improvement required’.

Austin can be saw chasing cops with a sickle.

Options

A

be seen chasing

be seen chasing

B

being seen chase

being seen chase

C

been saw chasing

been saw chasing

D

No improvement required

No improvement required


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

be seen chasing

be seen chasing


Question 13

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Spill the beans
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Spill the beans

Options

A

Give away a secret

Give away a secret

B

To drop something

To drop something

C

To find out something

To find out something

D

To get a new idea

To get a new idea


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Give away a secret

Give away a secret


Question 14

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

The probable side effects of this medication include burning and itching.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

The probable side effects of this medication include burning and itching.

Options

A

including burning and itching

including burning and itching

B

No improvement required

No improvement required

C

can be including burning and itching

can be including burning and itching

D

includes burning and itching

includes burning and itching


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

includes burning and itching

includes burning and itching


Question 15

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.

My teacher said to me that / all that / glitters were not gold.
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.

My teacher said to me that / all that / glitters were not gold.

Options

A

glitters were not gold

glitters were not gold

B

all that

all that

C

No error

No error

D

My teacher said to me that

My teacher said to me that


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

glitters were not gold

glitters were not gold


Question 16

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The defendant’s lawyer argued that his past offenses were ______ to this case.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The defendant’s lawyer argued that his past offenses were ______ to this case.

Options

A

contagious

contagious

B

irrelevant

irrelevant

C

arrogant

arrogant

D

spacious

spacious


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

irrelevant

irrelevant


Question 17

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

These figures have been greatly exaggerated.
Select the most appropriate synonym of the underlined word in the given sentence.

These figures have been greatly exaggerated.

Options

A

magnified

magnified

B

ignore

ignore

C

understated

understated

D

belittled

belittled


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

magnified

magnified


Question 18

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

Climb or move with difficulty or a lot of effort, typically using one's hands and feet
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

Climb or move with difficulty or a lot of effort, typically using one's hands and feet

Options

A

Pedagogy

Pedagogy

B

Clamber

Clamber

C

Retreat

Retreat

D

Quack

Quack


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Clamber

Clamber


Question 19

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

His autobiography will be one of the most ______ awaited books.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

His autobiography will be one of the most ______ awaited books.

Options

A

slowly

slowly

B

badly

badly

C

eagerly

eagerly

D

deftly

deftly


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

eagerly

eagerly


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.

Anosmia is the / completed loss or / absence of the sense of smell.
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.

Anosmia is the / completed loss or / absence of the sense of smell.

Options

A

absence of the sense of smell

absence of the sense of smell

B

completed loss or

completed loss or

C

Anosmia is the

Anosmia is the

D

No error

No error


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

completed loss or

completed loss or


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.

With up to 50,000 species of spiders, spider habitats vary (1) ______. Spiders are (2) ______ to live anywhere in the world except Antarctica. They (3) ______ not live in bodies of water or in the air, but can adapt (4) ______ almost any type of environment: hot or cool, wet or (5)______, in the garden or in your house.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.

With up to 50,000 species of spiders, spider habitats vary (1) ______. Spiders are (2) ______ to live anywhere in the world except Antarctica. They (3) ______ not live in bodies of water or in the air, but can adapt (4) ______ almost any type of environment: hot or cool, wet or (5)______, in the garden or in your house.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

widely

widely

B

wide

wide

C

widest

widest

D

wider

wider


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

widely

widely


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.

With up to 50,000 species of spiders, spider habitats vary (1) ______. Spiders are (2) ______ to live anywhere in the world except Antarctica. They (3) ______ not live in bodies of water or in the air, but can adapt (4) ______ almost any type of environment: hot or cool, wet or (5)______, in the garden or in your house.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.

With up to 50,000 species of spiders, spider habitats vary (1) ______. Spiders are (2) ______ to live anywhere in the world except Antarctica. They (3) ______ not live in bodies of water or in the air, but can adapt (4) ______ almost any type of environment: hot or cool, wet or (5)______, in the garden or in your house.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

able

able

B

harboured

harboured

C

authorised

authorised

D

courageous

courageous


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

able

able


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.

With up to 50,000 species of spiders, spider habitats vary (1) ______. Spiders are (2) ______ to live anywhere in the world except Antarctica. They (3) ______ not live in bodies of water or in the air, but can adapt (4) ______ almost any type of environment: hot or cool, wet or (5)______, in the garden or in your house.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.

With up to 50,000 species of spiders, spider habitats vary (1) ______. Spiders are (2) ______ to live anywhere in the world except Antarctica. They (3) ______ not live in bodies of water or in the air, but can adapt (4) ______ almost any type of environment: hot or cool, wet or (5)______, in the garden or in your house.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

does

does

B

did

did

C

do

do

D

done

done


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

do

do


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.

With up to 50,000 species of spiders, spider habitats vary (1) ______. Spiders are (2) ______ to live anywhere in the world except Antarctica. They (3) ______ not live in bodies of water or in the air, but can adapt (4) ______ almost any type of environment: hot or cool, wet or (5)______, in the garden or in your house.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.

With up to 50,000 species of spiders, spider habitats vary (1) ______. Spiders are (2) ______ to live anywhere in the world except Antarctica. They (3) ______ not live in bodies of water or in the air, but can adapt (4) ______ almost any type of environment: hot or cool, wet or (5)______, in the garden or in your house.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

on

on

B

to

to

C

at

at

D

of

of


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

to

to


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.

With up to 50,000 species of spiders, spider habitats vary (1) ______. Spiders are (2) ______ to live anywhere in the world except Antarctica. They (3) ______ not live in bodies of water or in the air, but can adapt (4) ______ almost any type of environment: hot or cool, wet or (5)______, in the garden or in your house.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.

With up to 50,000 species of spiders, spider habitats vary (1) ______. Spiders are (2) ______ to live anywhere in the world except Antarctica. They (3) ______ not live in bodies of water or in the air, but can adapt (4) ______ almost any type of environment: hot or cool, wet or (5)______, in the garden or in your house.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

dewy

dewy

B

dry

dry

C

damp

damp

D

muggy

muggy


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

dry

dry


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