Uttarakhand TET Exam Paper 2 (Second Language – English) Answer Key: 24 March 2021

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उत्तराखंड विद्यालयी शिक्षा परिषद् (UBSE – Uttarakhand Board of School Education) द्वारा 24 March 2021 को UTET की परीक्षा का आयोजन किया गया। UTET Exam Paper 2 – 2021 (First Language – English) की Answer Key हमारी website पर उपलब्ध है।’

Exam: UTET (Uttarakhand Teachers Eligibility Test)
Organized by: UBSE (उत्तराखंड बोर्ड ऑफ स्कूल एजुकेशन)
Exam Date: 24 March 2021
Total Questions: 30
Total Time: – 2:30 hr
Paper Language: Hindi/English
Paper Set: – D

Uttarakhand TET Exam Paper 1 (Second Language – English) Answer Key: 24 March 2021


Direction (Q. No. 61): Choose the correct meaning of the underlined idioms/phrases.

61. We should always be prompt and active and not let the grass grow under our feet :
(A) Cut the grass under our feet in time
(B) Not allow the grass to grow
(C) Not delay in getting things done
(D) Wait for the favourable situation

Direction (Q. No. 62) : Choose the correct option for change of voice :

62. It disappoints me that the members have adopted an unrealistic policy:
(A) It disappointed me that an unrealistic policy has been adopted.
(B) I am disappointed that an unrealistic policy has been adopted by the members.
(C) I am disappointed that members have adopted an unrealistic policy.
(D) An unrealistic policy adopted by the members has disappointed me.

Direction (Q. No. 63). Select appropriate modal in the given sentence :

63. Why did you stay at a hotel when you went to Mumbai? You with your uncle
(A) can stay
(B) could stay
(C) could have stayed
(D) must stay

64. Fill in the blank with correct word(s). grain they had was damaged by sea water
(A) A little
(B) A few
(C) The little
(D) Few

65. Choose the figure of speech used in the following sentence : “Variety is the spice of life.”
(A) simile
(B) metaphor
(C) personification
(D) hyperbole

Direction (Q. No. 66-70) : Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate option :
Happy is the man who acquires habit of reading when he is young. He has secured a life-long source of pleasure, instruction and inspiration. Ruskin calls books, “King’s treasures”-treasuries filled, not with gold and silver and precious stones but with riches much more valuable than these – knowledge, noble thoughts and high ideals. Poor indeed is the man who does not read and empty is his life.

The blessings which the reading habit confers on its possessor are many. Provided we choose the right kind of books. Reading gives the highest kind of pleasure. Some books we read simply for pleasure and amusement. For example, good novels. And novels and books of imagination must have their place in everybody’s reading.

But to read nothing but books of fiction is like eating nothing but cakes and sweetmeats. As we need plain, wholesome food for the body, so we must have serious reading for the mind. And here we can choose according to our taste. There are many noble books on history, biography, philosophy, religion, travel and science which we ought to read and which will give us not only pleasure but an education.

Nor should poetry be neglected, for poetry gives us noble thoughts and beautiful imaginings clothed in lovely and musical language.

66. The benefit of reading poetry is :
(A) Enriches our language
(B) Gives us noble thoughts and
beautiful imaginings
(C) Gives us knowledge
(D) All of these

67. Whose life is empty :
(A) A poor man’s
(B) A rich man’s
(C) Who does not read
(D) None of these

68. “King’s treasures” means :
(A) Gold and silver
(B) Books
(C) Currency
(D) All of these

69. As we need whole some food for the body so we need for the mind :
(A) Good novels
(B) Noble books of history, biography, philosophy, religion etc.
(C) Poetry
(D) All of these

70. Choose the most appropriate title of the passage (Writer’s main thrust in the passage):
(A) Story of a happy man
(B) King’s treasures
(C) Habit of good reading
(D) Knowledge and education

Direction (Q. No. 71-75): Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate option:
Human life is verily a play of mind. The Karmas we perform largely depend on our state of mind. So, it is the mind that determines the nature of a man. A calm and controlled mind propels a man towards attainment of divine attributes. An unbridled mind takes one towards demonical deeds and plays havoc in society and leads to bondage.
The mind of a man is virtual mirror of his attributes. A man may possess a particular ‘guna’ or be a mixture of all the three sattwa, rajas and tamas. People with sattwa guna have a calm and serene nature. The vibrations of such people have a salubrious effect on society. Tamas and rajas pull a man downwards. The various ills afflicting society come from these two attributes.

All actions are scripted by the mind. Our body is just an instrument to carry out the dictates of the mind. There is a deep connection between attributes and actions. Our Karmas depend on our propensities. A guna will make a person to perform an action that befits its nature. The self within is actionless. It is the silent witness.

71. What basically determine the nature of a man :
(A) Three gunas – sattwa, rajas and tamas
(B) Our Karmas or actions
(C) The self or consciousness
(D) None of these

72. What basically leads to demonical deeds:
(A) Presence of rajas and tamas gunas
(B) Man’s mind
(C) Karmas
(D) None of these

73. Divine attributes signify:
(A) Godly actions
(B) Godly qualities
(C) Godly dictates
(D) All of these

74. What, according to the author, remains passive:
(A) State of mind
(B) Attributes
(C) Karmas
(D) The self within

75. Find the word in the passage which means ‘habit of behaving in a particular way’:
(A) Propensities
(B) Attributes
(C) Salubrious
(D) None of these

76. Pronunciation is related to :
(A) Vocabulary
(B) Speaking
(C) Intonation
(D) All of these

77. Grammar cum translation method is used in teaching :
(A) First language
(B) Mother tongue
(C) Second language
(D) All of these

78. New method of teaching English is developed by :
(A) I.K. Davies
(B) B.S. Bloom
(C) Dr. West
(D) None of these

79. When language is learnt without practice, it is called :
(A) Learning
(B) First language
(C) Acquisition
(D) Erudition

80. Phonologically the number of semi-vowels in English is :
(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 4
(D) 5

81. A disorder related to language comprehension is :
(A) Aphasia
(B) Apraxia
(C) Dyslexia
(D) Aspeechxia

Direction (Q. No. 82): In the following question select the most suitable option for the direct or indirect narration.

82. The teacher said to Hari, “Why did you not come to school, yesterday?”
(A) The teacher asked Hari why he was not coming to school the previous day.
(B) The teacher asked Hari why did he not come to school the previous day.
(C) The teacher asked Hari why he had not come to school the previous day.
(D) The teacher asked Hari why had he not come to school the previous day.

Direction (Q. No. 83: Fill in the blanks with correct form of verb from the given options.

83. She (sweep) ______ the floor when she suddenly (see)____ a scorpion :
(A) swept, saw
(B) was sweeping, saw
(C) swept, had seen
(D) was sweeping, sees

Direction (Q. No. 84) : Choose correct preposition from the choices given

84. Nature is seldom lavish her ________intellectual gifts :
(A) of
(B) in
(C) with
(D) by

85. Find the sentence which is incorrect :
(A) Wages of sin is death.
(B) Time and tide wait for some.
(C) Fire and water do not agree.
(D) Bread and butter is his only food.

86. Find the sentence which is correct :
(A) Two and two makes four.
(B) The Chairman with the directors are to be present.
(C) He and I were playing.
(D) Silver as well as gold have fallen in price.

87. “Ignominious’ means :
(A) Ignorant of something one should know
(B) That which makes one feel ashamed
(C) Process of ignoring something
(D) That which makes one feel proud

88. Choose the word with correct spellings:
(A) Leason
(B) Lieson
(C) Liaison
(D) Liasion

Direction (Q. No. 89) : Find out the part that has error in the sentence. Mark (D) if there is no error:
What to speak off refreshment (A)
she did not ask me (B)
even for a glass of water. (C)
No error (D)

Direction (Q. No. 90) : You are required to re-arrange those parts which are marked as ‘P’, ‘Q’, ‘R’ and ‘S’ to produce correct sentence using capital letter if necessary.
to start a kindness clubin your school
to be sent to unprivileged children
a group of friends have decided
where students and teachers can donate books
(A) QSRP
(B) RQSP
(C) RPSQ
(D) SQPR

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