MTS 21 14-07-2022 Shift 3 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

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

I accidentally let the cat out of the bag about your promotion.
Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.

I accidentally let the cat out of the bag about your promotion.

Options

A

To reveal a secret

To reveal a secret

B

To say something unrealistic

To say something unrealistic

C

To discourage someone

To discourage someone

D

To state the wrong facts

To state the wrong facts


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

To reveal a secret

To reveal a secret


Question 2

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Hideous
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Hideous

Options

A

Ghastly

Ghastly

B

Shocking

Shocking

C

Attractive

Attractive

D

Disgusting

Disgusting


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Attractive

Attractive


Question 3

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

An imaginary name assumed by an author
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

An imaginary name assumed by an author

Options

A

Pseudonym

Pseudonym

B

Nomenclature

Nomenclature

C

Almanac

Almanac

D

Platonic

Platonic


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Pseudonym

Pseudonym


Question 4

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.

The panel will / investigate the allegations / owing to the concerned officials.
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.

The panel will / investigate the allegations / owing to the concerned officials.

Options

A

No error

No error

B

owing to the concerned officials

owing to the concerned officials

C

The panel will

The panel will

D

investigate the allegations

investigate the allegations


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

owing to the concerned officials

owing to the concerned officials


Question 5

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

A ______ body will fight off the illness naturally without any medicine.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

A ______ body will fight off the illness naturally without any medicine.

Options

A

happy

happy

B

healthy

healthy

C

fresh

fresh

D

flabby

flabby


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

healthy

healthy


Question 6

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

We ______ learn to meet adversity gracefully.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

We ______ learn to meet adversity gracefully.

Options

A

have

have

B

must

must

C

ought

ought

D

had

had


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

must

must


Question 7

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

India continues to ____________ the highest amount of e-waste, more than China, the US, Japan and Germany.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

India continues to ____________ the highest amount of e-waste, more than China, the US, Japan and Germany.

Options

A

select

select

B

remake

remake

C

generate

generate

D

stake

stake


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

generate

generate


Question 8

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

Grammar is just a natural function of children's brains, and they apply it to whatever they find.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

Grammar is just a natural function of children's brains, and they apply it to whatever they find.

Options

A

they apply them for

they apply them for

B

they apply that in

they apply that in

C

they applied them to

they applied them to

D

No improvement required

No improvement required


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

No improvement required

No improvement required


Question 9

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

We deplore the use of ______ against innocent people.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

We deplore the use of ______ against innocent people.

Options

A

humour

humour

B

violence

violence

C

reduction

reduction

D

gentleness

gentleness


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

violence

violence


Question 10

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Mandate
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Mandate

Options

A

Question

Question

B

Command

Command

C

Enquire

Enquire

D

Request

Request


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Command

Command


Question 11

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Can you please ______ this sauce over the pasta?
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Can you please ______ this sauce over the pasta?

Options

A

pore

pore

B

pour

pour

C

power

power

D

purr

purr


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

pour

pour


Question 12

Select the sentence in which all words are correctly spelt.
Select the sentence in which all words are correctly spelt.

Options

A

We did it becuase we felt it our duty to encorage him.

We did it becuase we felt it our duty to encorage him.

B

Work is due to comence in the coming year.

Work is due to comence in the coming year.

C

Melt the white and dark chocolate in separate bowls.

Melt the white and dark chocolate in separate bowls.

D

With him he had one of his cheif councellors.

With him he had one of his cheif councellors.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Melt the white and dark chocolate in separate bowls.

Melt the white and dark chocolate in separate bowls.


Question 13

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.

Educators must roll up their sleeves and do a more best job of teaching critical thinking.
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.

Educators must roll up their sleeves and do a more best job of teaching critical thinking.

Options

A

Educators must roll up their sleeves

Educators must roll up their sleeves

B

of teaching critical thinking

of teaching critical thinking

C

No error

No error

D

and do a more best job

and do a more best job


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

and do a more best job

and do a more best job


Question 14

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.

If he had not dropped out, / he will most certainly have completed / his education by 2023.
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.

If he had not dropped out, / he will most certainly have completed / his education by 2023.

Options

A

he will most certainly have completed

he will most certainly have completed

B

If he had not dropped out

If he had not dropped out

C

No error

No error

D

his education by 2023

his education by 2023


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

he will most certainly have completed

he will most certainly have completed


Question 15

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

Options

A

Coalece

Coalece

B

Rudimentry

Rudimentry

C

Concious

Concious

D

Reliant

Reliant


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Reliant

Reliant


Question 16

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

I do not feel it is a laudable plan.
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word in the given sentence.

I do not feel it is a laudable plan.

Options

A

disrespected

disrespected

B

commendable

commendable

C

noticeable

noticeable

D

precious

precious


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

disrespected

disrespected


Question 17

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

He sounded like he were to going cry.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘No improvement required’.

He sounded like he were to going cry.

Options

A

were going to

were going to

B

No improvement required

No improvement required

C

was going to

was going to

D

going to

going to


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

was going to

was going to


Question 18

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

August
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

August

Options

A

Imminent

Imminent

B

Illicit

Illicit

C

Eminent

Eminent

D

Permanent

Permanent


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Eminent

Eminent


Question 19

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

In the heat of the moment
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

In the heat of the moment

Options

A

Keep something away from everyone

Keep something away from everyone

B

To share information that was previously concealed

To share information that was previously concealed

C

Saying or doing something without thinking due to anger

Saying or doing something without thinking due to anger

D

In a confused or befuddled state of mind

In a confused or befuddled state of mind


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Saying or doing something without thinking due to anger

Saying or doing something without thinking due to anger


Question 20

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

He went to bed early to get up on time to attend his morning lecture.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

He went to bed early to get up on time to attend his morning lecture.

Options

A

No improvement required

No improvement required

B

get up over time

get up over time

C

get up for time

get up for time

D

get up at time

get up at time


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

No improvement required

No improvement required


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.

Words convey meaning, because they are used in human activities in different forms. Different words may (1) ______ the same thing in different languages and this is what is referred to as 'family resemblance.' In other words, languages help us (2) ______ reality and then communicate it to others. There are tens and thousands of languages in the world and all of them help us (3) ______ express ourselves, which in turn, gives meaning to our life. One's mother tongue is (4) ______ for one's literary growth, but if you want to communicate to a wider audience, then you will (5) ______ to reach out to the target audience in a language they understand.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.

Words convey meaning, because they are used in human activities in different forms. Different words may (1) ______ the same thing in different languages and this is what is referred to as 'family resemblance.' In other words, languages help us (2) ______ reality and then communicate it to others. There are tens and thousands of languages in the world and all of them help us (3) ______ express ourselves, which in turn, gives meaning to our life. One's mother tongue is (4) ______ for one's literary growth, but if you want to communicate to a wider audience, then you will (5) ______ to reach out to the target audience in a language they understand.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.


Options

A

meant

meant

B

meaning

meaning

C

mean

mean

D

meaningful

meaningful


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

mean

mean


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.

Words convey meaning, because they are used in human activities in different forms. Different words may (1) ______ the same thing in different languages and this is what is referred to as 'family resemblance.' In other words, languages help us (2) ______ reality and then communicate it to others. There are tens and thousands of languages in the world and all of them help us (3) ______ express ourselves, which in turn, gives meaning to our life. One's mother tongue is (4) ______ for one's literary growth, but if you want to communicate to a wider audience, then you will (5) ______ to reach out to the target audience in a language they understand.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.

Words convey meaning, because they are used in human activities in different forms. Different words may (1) ______ the same thing in different languages and this is what is referred to as 'family resemblance.' In other words, languages help us (2) ______ reality and then communicate it to others. There are tens and thousands of languages in the world and all of them help us (3) ______ express ourselves, which in turn, gives meaning to our life. One's mother tongue is (4) ______ for one's literary growth, but if you want to communicate to a wider audience, then you will (5) ______ to reach out to the target audience in a language they understand.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.


Options

A

commend

commend

B

depend

depend

C

amend

amend

D

comprehend

comprehend


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

comprehend

comprehend


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.

Words convey meaning, because they are used in human activities in different forms. Different words may (1) ______ the same thing in different languages and this is what is referred to as 'family resemblance.' In other words, languages help us (2) ______ reality and then communicate it to others. There are tens and thousands of languages in the world and all of them help us (3) ______ express ourselves, which in turn, gives meaning to our life. One's mother tongue is (4) ______ for one's literary growth, but if you want to communicate to a wider audience, then you will (5) ______ to reach out to the target audience in a language they understand.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.

Words convey meaning, because they are used in human activities in different forms. Different words may (1) ______ the same thing in different languages and this is what is referred to as 'family resemblance.' In other words, languages help us (2) ______ reality and then communicate it to others. There are tens and thousands of languages in the world and all of them help us (3) ______ express ourselves, which in turn, gives meaning to our life. One's mother tongue is (4) ______ for one's literary growth, but if you want to communicate to a wider audience, then you will (5) ______ to reach out to the target audience in a language they understand.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.


Options

A

lately

lately

B

effectively

effectively

C

retrospectively

retrospectively

D

secretly

secretly


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

effectively

effectively


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.

Words convey meaning, because they are used in human activities in different forms. Different words may (1) ______ the same thing in different languages and this is what is referred to as 'family resemblance.' In other words, languages help us (2) ______ reality and then communicate it to others. There are tens and thousands of languages in the world and all of them help us (3) ______ express ourselves, which in turn, gives meaning to our life. One's mother tongue is (4) ______ for one's literary growth, but if you want to communicate to a wider audience, then you will (5) ______ to reach out to the target audience in a language they understand.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.

Words convey meaning, because they are used in human activities in different forms. Different words may (1) ______ the same thing in different languages and this is what is referred to as 'family resemblance.' In other words, languages help us (2) ______ reality and then communicate it to others. There are tens and thousands of languages in the world and all of them help us (3) ______ express ourselves, which in turn, gives meaning to our life. One's mother tongue is (4) ______ for one's literary growth, but if you want to communicate to a wider audience, then you will (5) ______ to reach out to the target audience in a language they understand.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.


Options

A

silent

silent

B

auspicious

auspicious

C

essential

essential

D

unimportant

unimportant


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

essential

essential


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.

Words convey meaning, because they are used in human activities in different forms. Different words may (1) ______ the same thing in different languages and this is what is referred to as 'family resemblance.' In other words, languages help us (2) ______ reality and then communicate it to others. There are tens and thousands of languages in the world and all of them help us (3) ______ express ourselves, which in turn, gives meaning to our life. One's mother tongue is (4) ______ for one's literary growth, but if you want to communicate to a wider audience, then you will (5) ______ to reach out to the target audience in a language they understand.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.

Words convey meaning, because they are used in human activities in different forms. Different words may (1) ______ the same thing in different languages and this is what is referred to as 'family resemblance.' In other words, languages help us (2) ______ reality and then communicate it to others. There are tens and thousands of languages in the world and all of them help us (3) ______ express ourselves, which in turn, gives meaning to our life. One's mother tongue is (4) ______ for one's literary growth, but if you want to communicate to a wider audience, then you will (5) ______ to reach out to the target audience in a language they understand.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.


Options

A

has

has

B

should

should

C

had

had

D

have

have


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

have

have


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