MTS 21 13-07-2022 Shift 2 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Make a living
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Make a living

Options

A

To make excuses for everything

To make excuses for everything

B

To abuse someone

To abuse someone

C

To earn enough money for things you need

To earn enough money for things you need

D

To rely on corrupt money

To rely on corrupt money


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

To earn enough money for things you need

To earn enough money for things you need


Question 2

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’.

His wise choice of men like Wolfe in Canada and Clive in India, and his vigorous measures in managing foreign affairs, made England respected in every part of the world.
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’.

His wise choice of men like Wolfe in Canada and Clive in India, and his vigorous measures in managing foreign affairs, made England respected in every part of the world.

Options

A

wisely choice

wisely choice

B

wisely chosen

wisely chosen

C

No substitution required

No substitution required

D

wise choose

wise choose


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

No substitution required

No substitution required


Question 3

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

One of the baby elephants broke off from the herd and lost its way.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

One of the baby elephants broke off from the herd and lost its way.

Options

A

No improvement required

No improvement required

B

away

away

C

in

in

D

down

down


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

away

away


Question 4

Select the option that corrects the misspelt words in the given sentence.

He maintins the unity and fredom of the suol.
Select the option that corrects the misspelt words in the given sentence.

He maintins the unity and fredom of the suol.

Options

A

He maintins the unity and fredom of the soul.

He maintins the unity and fredom of the soul.

B

He maintains the unity and freedomm of the soul.

He maintains the unity and freedomm of the soul.

C

He maintains the unity and freedom of the soul.

He maintains the unity and freedom of the soul.

D

He maintins the unitty and freedom of the soul.

He maintins the unitty and freedom of the soul.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

He maintains the unity and freedom of the soul.

He maintains the unity and freedom of the soul.


Question 5

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

One who believes in fate
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

One who believes in fate

Options

A

Ascetic

Ascetic

B

Mercenary

Mercenary

C

Optimist

Optimist

D

Fatalist

Fatalist


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Fatalist

Fatalist


Question 6

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

The collection and study of postage stamps
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

The collection and study of postage stamps

Options

A

Philately

Philately

B

Philanthropy

Philanthropy

C

Philosophy

Philosophy

D

Ornithology

Ornithology


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Philately

Philately


Question 7

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Sturdy
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Sturdy

Options

A

Dragging

Dragging

B

Drab

Drab

C

Tiny

Tiny

D

Delicate

Delicate


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Delicate

Delicate


Question 8

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.

We usually sleep in bedrooms with the door firmly shuted behind us.
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.

We usually sleep in bedrooms with the door firmly shuted behind us.

Options

A

We usually sleep in

We usually sleep in

B

bedrooms with the door

bedrooms with the door

C

No error

No error

D

firmly shuted

firmly shuted


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

firmly shuted

firmly shuted


Question 9

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Most employers ______ the use of mobile phones during office hours.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Most employers ______ the use of mobile phones during office hours.

Options

A

prohibit

prohibit

B

cultivate

cultivate

C

spirit

spirit

D

submerge

submerge


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

prohibit

prohibit


Question 10

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

A disturbed state of mind caused by an illness.
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

A disturbed state of mind caused by an illness.

Options

A

Depreciation

Depreciation

B

Delirium

Delirium

C

Dilemma

Dilemma

D

Discrepancy

Discrepancy


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Delirium

Delirium


Question 11

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

To take with a grain of salt
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

To take with a grain of salt

Options

A

To accept wholeheartedly

To accept wholeheartedly

B

To have total disbelief

To have total disbelief

C

To take seriously

To take seriously

D

To believe with some scepticism

To believe with some scepticism


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

To believe with some scepticism

To believe with some scepticism


Question 12

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

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

A person who sells flowers

Options

A

Chauffeur

Chauffeur

B

horticulturist

horticulturist

C

Invigilator

Invigilator

D

Florist

Florist


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Florist

Florist


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.

You have to constant consider how your personal behaviour is going to impact everyone around you.
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.

You have to constant consider how your personal behaviour is going to impact everyone around you.

Options

A

No error

No error

B

how your personal behaviour is going

how your personal behaviour is going

C

You have to constant consider

You have to constant consider

D

to impact everyone around you

to impact everyone around you


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

You have to constant consider

You have to constant consider


Question 14

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

These colours add a vivacious and fairy-like effect to my dress.
Select the most appropriate synonym of the underlined word in the given sentence.

These colours add a vivacious and fairy-like effect to my dress.

Options

A

repressed

repressed

B

gloomy

gloomy

C

impassive

impassive

D

sparky

sparky


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

sparky

sparky


Question 15

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Pleasant
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Pleasant

Options

A

Sorrowful

Sorrowful

B

Delightful

Delightful

C

Awful

Awful

D

Faithful

Faithful


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Delightful

Delightful


Question 16

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

Options

A

Dissatisfied

Dissatisfied

B

Prosperity

Prosperity

C

Barricade

Barricade

D

Bouket

Bouket


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Bouket

Bouket


Question 17

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Miniature
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Miniature

Options

A

Mammoth

Mammoth

B

Miniscule

Miniscule

C

Average

Average

D

Teeny

Teeny


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Mammoth

Mammoth


Question 18

Select the option that will improve the bracketed part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘No improvement required’.(Neither of the leading political parties have had much) success in the southern region.
Select the option that will improve the bracketed part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘No improvement required’.(Neither of the leading political parties have had much) success in the southern region.

Options

A

Neither of the leading political parties have had any

Neither of the leading political parties have had any

B

Neither of the leading political party has had much

Neither of the leading political party has had much

C

Neither of the leading political parties has had much

Neither of the leading political parties has had much

D

No improvement required

No improvement required


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Neither of the leading political parties has had much

Neither of the leading political parties has had much


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.

Your infidelity have given me too much pain in life.
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.

Your infidelity have given me too much pain in life.

Options

A

No error

No error

B

given me too

given me too

C

much pain in life

much pain in life

D

Your infidelity have

Your infidelity have


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Your infidelity have

Your infidelity have


Question 20

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

______ is going to take the responsibility for this failure?
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

______ is going to take the responsibility for this failure?

Options

A

Whom

Whom

B

Who

Who

C

Which

Which

D

Whose

Whose


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Who

Who


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 Andhra Pradesh, low rainfall and increased (1) ______ on borewells have led to soil aridity, while (2) ______ snow and more rainfall has (3) ______ the desertification crisis in Himachal Pradesh. On the other (4) ______, in Rajasthan, canals, tube-well irrigation and shelterbelts have (5) ______ to an increase in the green cover.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 Andhra Pradesh, low rainfall and increased (1) ______ on borewells have led to soil aridity, while (2) ______ snow and more rainfall has (3) ______ the desertification crisis in Himachal Pradesh. On the other (4) ______, in Rajasthan, canals, tube-well irrigation and shelterbelts have (5) ______ to an increase in the green cover.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

support

support

B

addiction

addiction

C

growth

growth

D

dependence

dependence


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

dependence

dependence


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 Andhra Pradesh, low rainfall and increased (1) ______ on borewells have led to soil aridity, while (2) ______ snow and more rainfall has (3) ______ the desertification crisis in Himachal Pradesh. On the other (4) ______, in Rajasthan, canals, tube-well irrigation and shelterbelts have (5) ______ to an increase in the green cover.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 Andhra Pradesh, low rainfall and increased (1) ______ on borewells have led to soil aridity, while (2) ______ snow and more rainfall has (3) ______ the desertification crisis in Himachal Pradesh. On the other (4) ______, in Rajasthan, canals, tube-well irrigation and shelterbelts have (5) ______ to an increase in the green cover.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

fewer

fewer

B

least

least

C

less

less

D

few

few


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

less

less


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 Andhra Pradesh, low rainfall and increased (1) ______ on borewells have led to soil aridity, while (2) ______ snow and more rainfall has (3) ______ the desertification crisis in Himachal Pradesh. On the other (4) ______, in Rajasthan, canals, tube-well irrigation and shelterbelts have (5) ______ to an increase in the green cover.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 Andhra Pradesh, low rainfall and increased (1) ______ on borewells have led to soil aridity, while (2) ______ snow and more rainfall has (3) ______ the desertification crisis in Himachal Pradesh. On the other (4) ______, in Rajasthan, canals, tube-well irrigation and shelterbelts have (5) ______ to an increase in the green cover.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

deepened

deepened

B

deep

deep

C

deepen

deepen

D

deeper

deeper


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

deepened

deepened


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 Andhra Pradesh, low rainfall and increased (1) ______ on borewells have led to soil aridity, while (2) ______ snow and more rainfall has (3) ______ the desertification crisis in Himachal Pradesh. On the other (4) ______, in Rajasthan, canals, tube-well irrigation and shelterbelts have (5) ______ to an increase in the green cover.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 Andhra Pradesh, low rainfall and increased (1) ______ on borewells have led to soil aridity, while (2) ______ snow and more rainfall has (3) ______ the desertification crisis in Himachal Pradesh. On the other (4) ______, in Rajasthan, canals, tube-well irrigation and shelterbelts have (5) ______ to an increase in the green cover.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

sides

sides

B

case

case

C

hand

hand

D

half

half


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

hand

hand


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 Andhra Pradesh, low rainfall and increased (1) ______ on borewells have led to soil aridity, while (2) ______ snow and more rainfall has (3) ______ the desertification crisis in Himachal Pradesh. On the other (4) ______, in Rajasthan, canals, tube-well irrigation and shelterbelts have (5) ______ to an increase in the green cover.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 Andhra Pradesh, low rainfall and increased (1) ______ on borewells have led to soil aridity, while (2) ______ snow and more rainfall has (3) ______ the desertification crisis in Himachal Pradesh. On the other (4) ______, in Rajasthan, canals, tube-well irrigation and shelterbelts have (5) ______ to an increase in the green cover.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

lead

lead

B

leading

leading

C

leads

leads

D

led

led


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

led

led


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