MTS 21 15-07-2022 Shift 1 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

I prefer to listen to relaxing and ______ music when meditating.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

I prefer to listen to relaxing and ______ music when meditating.

Options

A

abrading

abrading

B

tormenting

tormenting

C

soothing

soothing

D

fretting

fretting


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

soothing

soothing


Question 2

Select the most appropriate meaning of the highlighted idiom.

My mother is in raptures over her new stove.
Select the most appropriate meaning of the highlighted idiom.

My mother is in raptures over her new stove.

Options

A

extremely delighted

extremely delighted

B

extremely angry

extremely angry

C

completely dissatisfied with

completely dissatisfied with

D

working vigorously

working vigorously


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

extremely delighted

extremely delighted


Question 3

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Erring
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Erring

Options

A

Tidy

Tidy

B

Blundering

Blundering

C

Sloppy

Sloppy

D

Flawless

Flawless


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Blundering

Blundering


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.

He got afflicted with the disease / when he was / a teenager.
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 got afflicted with the disease / when he was / a teenager.

Options

A

No error

No error

B

when he was

when he was

C

a teenager

a teenager

D

He got afflicted with the disease

He got afflicted with the disease


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

No error

No error


Question 5

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

He has a high paying job, ______________ he never seems to have any money.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

He has a high paying job, ______________ he never seems to have any money.

Options

A

by

by

B

yet

yet

C

so

so

D

from

from


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

yet

yet


Question 6

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The ______ of directors will decide the penalty.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The ______ of directors will decide the penalty.

Options

A

board

board

B

braid

braid

C

bored

bored

D

bowed

bowed


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

board

board


Question 7

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

One who has a long experience of any occupation
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

One who has a long experience of any occupation

Options

A

Veteran

Veteran

B

Reverent

Reverent

C

Staunch

Staunch

D

Practitioner

Practitioner


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Veteran

Veteran


Question 8

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Accuracy rates of facial recognition algorithms are ______ low in the case of minorities, women and children, as demonstrated in multiple studies across the world.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Accuracy rates of facial recognition algorithms are ______ low in the case of minorities, women and children, as demonstrated in multiple studies across the world.

Options

A

Beautifully

Beautifully

B

Carelessly

Carelessly

C

Particularly

Particularly

D

smoothly

smoothly


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Particularly

Particularly


Question 9

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

An agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting, arguing, etc., for a certain period of time
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

An agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting, arguing, etc., for a certain period of time

Options

A

Surplus

Surplus

B

Unanimous

Unanimous

C

Truce

Truce

D

Graft

Graft


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Truce

Truce


Question 10

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Yesterday, after a nice walk, we ______ to sit on the bench, watch the birds, and rest for a while.

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Yesterday, after a nice walk, we ______ to sit on the bench, watch the birds, and rest for a while.


Options

A

decides

decides

B

decided

decided

C

decide

decide

D

deciding

deciding


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

decided

decided


Question 11

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

The earthy / fragrance of soil / after a first rain / is always refreshing.
The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

The earthy / fragrance of soil / after a first rain / is always refreshing.

Options

A

is always refreshing

is always refreshing

B

fragrance of soil

fragrance of soil

C

after a first rain

after a first rain

D

The earthy

The earthy


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

after a first rain

after a first rain


Question 12

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

Carrying an umbrella is not at all a good idea during thunderstorms.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

Carrying an umbrella is not at all a good idea during thunderstorms.

Options

A

Carrying a umbrella

Carrying a umbrella

B

No improvement required

No improvement required

C

Carried an umbrella

Carried an umbrella

D

Carry an umbrella

Carry an umbrella


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

No improvement required

No improvement required


Question 13

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Abundant
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Abundant

Options

A

Scarce

Scarce

B

Rich

Rich

C

Surplus

Surplus

D

Brilliant

Brilliant


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Scarce

Scarce


Question 14

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Penniless
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Penniless

Options

A

Broke

Broke

B

Reckless

Reckless

C

Wealthy

Wealthy

D

Cranky

Cranky


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Broke

Broke


Question 15

Parts of the given 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.

It feels greatly to be with you at this ceremony.
Parts of the given 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.

It feels greatly to be with you at this ceremony.

Options

A

It feels greatly

It feels greatly

B

to be with you

to be with you

C

No error

No error

D

at this ceremony

at this ceremony


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

It feels greatly

It feels greatly


Question 16

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

Options

A

Equilibrium

Equilibrium

B

Compeling

Compeling

C

Esctasy

Esctasy

D

Unrravel

Unrravel


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Equilibrium

Equilibrium


Question 17

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

That ship has sailed
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

That ship has sailed

Options

A

To reach safely

To reach safely

B

Too late to do something

Too late to do something

C

Too extreme to follow

Too extreme to follow

D

To arrive early

To arrive early


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Too late to do something

Too late to do something


Question 18

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The reality of the effects of rising aviation industry emissions on climate change has been known for decades, yet the industry and its emissions has continued to grow without _________.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The reality of the effects of rising aviation industry emissions on climate change has been known for decades, yet the industry and its emissions has continued to grow without _________.

Options

A

constraint

constraint

B

comfort

comfort

C

easiness

easiness

D

neglect

neglect


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

constraint

constraint


Question 19

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

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

One who knows all

Options

A

Bully

Bully

B

Topper

Topper

C

Omniscient

Omniscient

D

Anarchist

Anarchist


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Omniscient

Omniscient


Question 20

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

Options

A

Entierely

Entierely

B

Entirely

Entirely

C

Entyrely

Entyrely

D

Entierly

Entierly


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Entirely

Entirely


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.

Anthony Abraham, a 34-year-old crane driver, (1) ______ managed to get out of the way of falling steel. Turning around, he could hardly believe the (2) ______ scene that lay before him. Girders were (3) _____ on top of the crane in a haphazard fashion, like gigantic pick up sticks. All he could see of the machine was its rear wheels and a section of what had been the cab. Abraham (4) ______ to the cab, shouting his friend George Burns' name. By then, three other iron workers had reached the (5) ______ of the carnage. One of them yelled, 'George, can you hear me?' Over the din of the diesel engine, a strained voice responded.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.

Anthony Abraham, a 34-year-old crane driver, (1) ______ managed to get out of the way of falling steel. Turning around, he could hardly believe the (2) ______ scene that lay before him. Girders were (3) _____ on top of the crane in a haphazard fashion, like gigantic pick up sticks. All he could see of the machine was its rear wheels and a section of what had been the cab. Abraham (4) ______ to the cab, shouting his friend George Burns' name. By then, three other iron workers had reached the (5) ______ of the carnage. One of them yelled, 'George, can you hear me?' Over the din of the diesel engine, a strained voice responded.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.


Options

A

rarely

rarely

B

simultaneously

simultaneously

C

barely

barely

D

substantially

substantially


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

barely

barely


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.

Anthony Abraham, a 34-year-old crane driver, (1) ______ managed to get out of the way of falling steel. Turning around, he could hardly believe the (2) ______ scene that lay before him. Girders were (3) _____ on top of the crane in a haphazard fashion, like gigantic pick up sticks. All he could see of the machine was its rear wheels and a section of what had been the cab. Abraham (4) ______ to the cab, shouting his friend George Burns' name. By then, three other iron workers had reached the (5) ______ of the carnage. One of them yelled, 'George, can you hear me?' Over the din of the diesel engine, a strained voice responded.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.

Anthony Abraham, a 34-year-old crane driver, (1) ______ managed to get out of the way of falling steel. Turning around, he could hardly believe the (2) ______ scene that lay before him. Girders were (3) _____ on top of the crane in a haphazard fashion, like gigantic pick up sticks. All he could see of the machine was its rear wheels and a section of what had been the cab. Abraham (4) ______ to the cab, shouting his friend George Burns' name. By then, three other iron workers had reached the (5) ______ of the carnage. One of them yelled, 'George, can you hear me?' Over the din of the diesel engine, a strained voice responded.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.


Options

A

pleasant

pleasant

B

criminal

criminal

C

horrible

horrible

D

crooked

crooked


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

horrible

horrible


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.

Anthony Abraham, a 34-year-old crane driver, (1) ______ managed to get out of the way of falling steel. Turning around, he could hardly believe the (2) ______ scene that lay before him. Girders were (3) _____ on top of the crane in a haphazard fashion, like gigantic pick up sticks. All he could see of the machine was its rear wheels and a section of what had been the cab. Abraham (4) ______ to the cab, shouting his friend George Burns' name. By then, three other iron workers had reached the (5) ______ of the carnage. One of them yelled, 'George, can you hear me?' Over the din of the diesel engine, a strained voice responded.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.

Anthony Abraham, a 34-year-old crane driver, (1) ______ managed to get out of the way of falling steel. Turning around, he could hardly believe the (2) ______ scene that lay before him. Girders were (3) _____ on top of the crane in a haphazard fashion, like gigantic pick up sticks. All he could see of the machine was its rear wheels and a section of what had been the cab. Abraham (4) ______ to the cab, shouting his friend George Burns' name. By then, three other iron workers had reached the (5) ______ of the carnage. One of them yelled, 'George, can you hear me?' Over the din of the diesel engine, a strained voice responded.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.


Options

A

dived

dived

B

duped

duped

C

riled

riled

D

piled

piled


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

piled

piled


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.

Anthony Abraham, a 34-year-old crane driver, (1) ______ managed to get out of the way of falling steel. Turning around, he could hardly believe the (2) ______ scene that lay before him. Girders were (3) _____ on top of the crane in a haphazard fashion, like gigantic pick up sticks. All he could see of the machine was its rear wheels and a section of what had been the cab. Abraham (4) ______ to the cab, shouting his friend George Burns' name. By then, three other iron workers had reached the (5) ______ of the carnage. One of them yelled, 'George, can you hear me?' Over the din of the diesel engine, a strained voice responded.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.

Anthony Abraham, a 34-year-old crane driver, (1) ______ managed to get out of the way of falling steel. Turning around, he could hardly believe the (2) ______ scene that lay before him. Girders were (3) _____ on top of the crane in a haphazard fashion, like gigantic pick up sticks. All he could see of the machine was its rear wheels and a section of what had been the cab. Abraham (4) ______ to the cab, shouting his friend George Burns' name. By then, three other iron workers had reached the (5) ______ of the carnage. One of them yelled, 'George, can you hear me?' Over the din of the diesel engine, a strained voice responded.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.


Options

A

halted

halted

B

shoved

shoved

C

raced

raced

D

assisted

assisted


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

raced

raced


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.

Anthony Abraham, a 34-year-old crane driver, (1) ______ managed to get out of the way of falling steel. Turning around, he could hardly believe the (2) ______ scene that lay before him. Girders were (3) _____ on top of the crane in a haphazard fashion, like gigantic pick up sticks. All he could see of the machine was its rear wheels and a section of what had been the cab. Abraham (4) ______ to the cab, shouting his friend George Burns' name. By then, three other iron workers had reached the (5) ______ of the carnage. One of them yelled, 'George, can you hear me?' Over the din of the diesel engine, a strained voice responded.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.

Anthony Abraham, a 34-year-old crane driver, (1) ______ managed to get out of the way of falling steel. Turning around, he could hardly believe the (2) ______ scene that lay before him. Girders were (3) _____ on top of the crane in a haphazard fashion, like gigantic pick up sticks. All he could see of the machine was its rear wheels and a section of what had been the cab. Abraham (4) ______ to the cab, shouting his friend George Burns' name. By then, three other iron workers had reached the (5) ______ of the carnage. One of them yelled, 'George, can you hear me?' Over the din of the diesel engine, a strained voice responded.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.


Options

A

sign

sign

B

sight

sight

C

trace

trace

D

scene

scene


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

scene

scene


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