MTS 21 15-07-2022 Shift 3 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

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

A system of government by the wealthy class
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

A system of government by the wealthy class

Options

A

Plutocracy

Plutocracy

B

Autocracy

Autocracy

C

Theocracy

Theocracy

D

Democracy

Democracy


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Plutocracy

Plutocracy


Question 2

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Move the goalposts
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Move the goalposts

Options

A

To put a lot of effort into something

To put a lot of effort into something

B

To move the goalpost after an attempt has been made to score a goal

To move the goalpost after an attempt has been made to score a goal

C

Unfairly alter the conditions or rules of a procedure during its course

Unfairly alter the conditions or rules of a procedure during its course

D

To do your research and understand clearly what your goals are

To do your research and understand clearly what your goals are


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Unfairly alter the conditions or rules of a procedure during its course

Unfairly alter the conditions or rules of a procedure during its course


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'.

A clinical thermometer consists of a long, narrow, uniform glass tube.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

A clinical thermometer consists of a long, narrow, uniform glass tube.

Options

A

consisting of a

consisting of a

B

consisted in a

consisted in a

C

consist of a

consist of a

D

No improvement required

No improvement required


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

No improvement required

No improvement required


Question 4

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.

I have watched a lot of students excel in online courses, taking fully advantage of the convenience.
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.

I have watched a lot of students excel in online courses, taking fully advantage of the convenience.

Options

A

No error

No error

B

I have watched a lot of students

I have watched a lot of students

C

advantage of the convenience

advantage of the convenience

D

excel in online courses, taking fully

excel in online courses, taking fully


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

excel in online courses, taking fully

excel in online courses, taking fully


Question 5

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.

Age doesn’t seeming to diminish our capacity to speak, write and learn new things.
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.

Age doesn’t seeming to diminish our capacity to speak, write and learn new things.

Options

A

No error

No error

B

diminish our capacity to speak

diminish our capacity to speak

C

write and learn new things

write and learn new things

D

Age doesn’t seeming to

Age doesn’t seeming to


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Age doesn’t seeming to

Age doesn’t seeming to


Question 6

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Tenderness
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Tenderness

Options

A

Kindness

Kindness

B

Spitefulness

Spitefulness

C

Ruthlessness

Ruthlessness

D

Severity

Severity


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Kindness

Kindness


Question 7

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

Options

A

Televisoin

Televisoin

B

Televison

Televison

C

Telivision

Telivision

D

Television

Television


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Television

Television


Question 8

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Flared
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Flared

Options

A

Flamed

Flamed

B

Radiated

Radiated

C

Darkened

Darkened

D

Glared

Glared


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Darkened

Darkened


Question 9

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Da Vinci's paintings reveal an obsessive fascination with ______ rituals, like those of the Freemasons.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Da Vinci's paintings reveal an obsessive fascination with ______ rituals, like those of the Freemasons.

Options

A

Static

Static

B

Enigmatic

Enigmatic

C

Magnetic

Magnetic

D

Pathetic

Pathetic


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Enigmatic

Enigmatic


Question 10

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.

Sometimes we interact to people who are closed-minded and not willing to listen.
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.

Sometimes we interact to people who are closed-minded and not willing to listen.

Options

A

Sometimes we interact

Sometimes we interact

B

to people who are closed-minded

to people who are closed-minded

C

No error

No error

D

and not willing to listen

and not willing to listen


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

to people who are closed-minded

to people who are closed-minded


Question 11

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Impolite
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Impolite

Options

A

Courteous

Courteous

B

Superior

Superior

C

Blunt

Blunt

D

Uncivil

Uncivil


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Courteous

Courteous


Question 12

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

My freind is blessed with perfect gines.
Select the option that corrects the misspelt words in the given sentence.

My freind is blessed with perfect gines.

Options

A

My friend is blessed with perfect genes.

My friend is blessed with perfect genes.

B

My freind is blesed with perfect genes.

My freind is blesed with perfect genes.

C

My freind is bllessed with perfct gines.

My freind is bllessed with perfct gines.

D

My friend is blessed with perfct gines.

My friend is blessed with perfct gines.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

My friend is blessed with perfect genes.

My friend is blessed with perfect genes.


Question 13

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Artful
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Artful

Options

A

Ignorant

Ignorant

B

Benign

Benign

C

Crafty

Crafty

D

Prudent

Prudent


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Crafty

Crafty


Question 14

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ______ the idea of ‘tipping points’ two decades ago.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ______ the idea of ‘tipping points’ two decades ago.

Options

A

withdrawn

withdrawn

B

shortened

shortened

C

wounded

wounded

D

introduced

introduced


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

introduced

introduced


Question 15

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

Stop crying for the moon and start coming up with some sensible demands.
Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.

Stop crying for the moon and start coming up with some sensible demands.

Options

A

To praise one’s efforts

To praise one’s efforts

B

To make money unfairly

To make money unfairly

C

To make an impractical or unreasonable request

To make an impractical or unreasonable request

D

To understand the hidden meaning

To understand the hidden meaning


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

To make an impractical or unreasonable request

To make an impractical or unreasonable request


Question 16

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

Antibiotics are one off the most commonly prescribed drugs in the world.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘No improvement required’.

Antibiotics are one off the most commonly prescribed drugs in the world.

Options

A

are one of a

are one of a

B

is one of the

is one of the

C

are one of the

are one of the

D

No improvement required

No improvement required


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

are one of the

are one of the


Question 17

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Fasting ______ some festivals increases the consumption of fruits.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Fasting ______ some festivals increases the consumption of fruits.

Options

A

when

when

B

while

while

C

during

during

D

about

about


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

during

during


Question 18

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

Of or relating to the moon
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

Of or relating to the moon

Options

A

Lunar

Lunar

B

Solar

Solar

C

Platonic

Platonic

D

Fatal

Fatal


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Lunar

Lunar


Question 19

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

You is not allowed to sit here without permission.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

You is not allowed to sit here without permission.

Options

A

has not allowed

has not allowed

B

No improvement required

No improvement required

C

is no allowing

is no allowing

D

are not allowed

are not allowed


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

are not allowed

are not allowed


Question 20

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

She refused to back ______, so she was fired from the company.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

She refused to back ______, so she was fired from the company.

Options

A

over

over

B

into

into

C

upon

upon

D

down

down


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

down

down


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.

Delhi’s meteorology (1) ______ the quantity of chaff burnt play a greater role in (2) ______ air quality than the time chosen by farmers in Punjab to start crop burning, a study argues. Crop burning, a traditional practice in Punjab and Haryana of (3) ______ fields off rice chaff to prepare for winter sowing, begins around October and (4) ______ in November, coinciding with the (5) ______ of southwest monsoon.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.

Delhi’s meteorology (1) ______ the quantity of chaff burnt play a greater role in (2) ______ air quality than the time chosen by farmers in Punjab to start crop burning, a study argues. Crop burning, a traditional practice in Punjab and Haryana of (3) ______ fields off rice chaff to prepare for winter sowing, begins around October and (4) ______ in November, coinciding with the (5) ______ of southwest monsoon.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

and

and

B

yet

yet

C

among

among

D

but

but


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

and

and


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.

Delhi’s meteorology (1) ______ the quantity of chaff burnt play a greater role in (2) ______ air quality than the time chosen by farmers in Punjab to start crop burning, a study argues. Crop burning, a traditional practice in Punjab and Haryana of (3) ______ fields off rice chaff to prepare for winter sowing, begins around October and (4) ______ in November, coinciding with the (5) ______ of southwest monsoon.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.

Delhi’s meteorology (1) ______ the quantity of chaff burnt play a greater role in (2) ______ air quality than the time chosen by farmers in Punjab to start crop burning, a study argues. Crop burning, a traditional practice in Punjab and Haryana of (3) ______ fields off rice chaff to prepare for winter sowing, begins around October and (4) ______ in November, coinciding with the (5) ______ of southwest monsoon.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

worsens

worsens

B

worse

worse

C

worsening

worsening

D

worsen

worsen


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

worsening

worsening


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.

Delhi’s meteorology (1) ______ the quantity of chaff burnt play a greater role in (2) ______ air quality than the time chosen by farmers in Punjab to start crop burning, a study argues. Crop burning, a traditional practice in Punjab and Haryana of (3) ______ fields off rice chaff to prepare for winter sowing, begins around October and (4) ______ in November, coinciding with the (5) ______ of southwest monsoon.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.

Delhi’s meteorology (1) ______ the quantity of chaff burnt play a greater role in (2) ______ air quality than the time chosen by farmers in Punjab to start crop burning, a study argues. Crop burning, a traditional practice in Punjab and Haryana of (3) ______ fields off rice chaff to prepare for winter sowing, begins around October and (4) ______ in November, coinciding with the (5) ______ of southwest monsoon.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

racing

racing

B

rising

rising

C

raising

raising

D

razing

razing


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

razing

razing


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.

Delhi’s meteorology (1) ______ the quantity of chaff burnt play a greater role in (2) ______ air quality than the time chosen by farmers in Punjab to start crop burning, a study argues. Crop burning, a traditional practice in Punjab and Haryana of (3) ______ fields off rice chaff to prepare for winter sowing, begins around October and (4) ______ in November, coinciding with the (5) ______ of southwest monsoon.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.

Delhi’s meteorology (1) ______ the quantity of chaff burnt play a greater role in (2) ______ air quality than the time chosen by farmers in Punjab to start crop burning, a study argues. Crop burning, a traditional practice in Punjab and Haryana of (3) ______ fields off rice chaff to prepare for winter sowing, begins around October and (4) ______ in November, coinciding with the (5) ______ of southwest monsoon.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

leaks

leaks

B

falls

falls

C

creaks

creaks

D

peaks

peaks


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

peaks

peaks


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.

Delhi’s meteorology (1) ______ the quantity of chaff burnt play a greater role in (2) ______ air quality than the time chosen by farmers in Punjab to start crop burning, a study argues. Crop burning, a traditional practice in Punjab and Haryana of (3) ______ fields off rice chaff to prepare for winter sowing, begins around October and (4) ______ in November, coinciding with the (5) ______ of southwest monsoon.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.

Delhi’s meteorology (1) ______ the quantity of chaff burnt play a greater role in (2) ______ air quality than the time chosen by farmers in Punjab to start crop burning, a study argues. Crop burning, a traditional practice in Punjab and Haryana of (3) ______ fields off rice chaff to prepare for winter sowing, begins around October and (4) ______ in November, coinciding with the (5) ______ of southwest monsoon.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

managing

managing

B

running

running

C

withdrawal

withdrawal

D

availing

availing


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

withdrawal

withdrawal


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