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ECGC PO & IBPS SO Exam 2016: Sentence Rearrangement questions taken from ‘The Indian Express’

Nov 30, 2016 15:29 IST

    It is a common practice in the recent times that bank examinations are based on passages on economic and social issues, business and finance, banking etc taken from leading newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, The Business Standard, The Business Line, The Times of India etc. Hence, the banking team of Jagranjosh.com is presenting to you a passage for Sentence Arrangement questions taken from ‘The Indian Express’ (dated October 9th 2016). This will help you a lot in your preparation for the upcoming examinations.

    Question (1-5): Rearrange the following six sentences A, B, C, D, E and F in order to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions that follow

    A. There are very few countries on the global map which have to fight with these many obstacles in order to ensure that the growth engine of the country does not stop abruptly.

    B. However, this is not assuring at all because the world is going through a recessionary phase and India cannot be assured of its growth in this scenario based on global yardstick.

    C. That is why, there should a yardstick adopted by India for the measurement of economic growth in our country and then only we can be certain that the Indian economy is going in the right direction.

    D. India is charting a growth territory on the economic front now as is also supported by data from consumer price index based inflation or growth projections by World Bank, IMF etc.

    E. This is all the more commendable because of the sluggish global environment which is not at all suitable for growth for a developing country like India.

    F. Despite the odds, we are doing very well and we are back at the centre stage of the world these days because of our spectacular growth rate in terms of GDP growth, employment generation, poverty alleviation.

    1. Which among the following is the second sentence of the paragraph after the rearrangement?

    1. F
    2. C
    3. E
    4. A
    5. D

    Solution: Option (3)

    Explanation: According to the given passage, the growth story of our country is very well because the whole world is going through a slowdown on the economic front. Statement (D) opens the argument regarding the spectacular growth rate experienced by India in the recent years despite the global odds and it is the opening sentence of the paragraph. Statement (E) follows since it gives India all the more credit because of the adverse global scenario in the recent years. Statement (F) comes after that because it points the precarious situation of the global economy and on the basis of that, it highlights the performance of Indian economy. It is followed by statement (A) because that is about the comparison of India with other countries regarding the problems faced by our country in ensuring economic growth. This is followed by statement (B) which says that the global yardstick is not everything and ‘however’ is the link word for this. The paragraph can be concluded with statement (C) as it explains the way forward for Indian economy to measure its growth on a sustainable scale. So, the proper sequence of sentences is: D, E, F, A, B, C.

    2. Which among the following is fifth sentence of the paragraph after the rearrangement?

    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E

    Solution: Option (2)

    Explanation: According to the given passage, the growth story of our country is very well because the whole world is going through a slowdown on the economic front. Statement (D) opens the argument regarding the spectacular growth rate experienced by India in the recent years despite the global odds and it is the opening sentence of the paragraph. Statement (E) follows since it gives India all the more credit because of the adverse global scenario in the recent years. Statement (F) comes after that because it points the precarious situation of the global economy and on the basis of that, it highlights the performance of Indian economy. It is followed by statement (A) because that is about the comparison of India with other countries regarding the problems faced by our country in ensuring economic growth. This is followed by statement (B) which says that the global yardstick is not everything and ‘however’ is the link word for this. The paragraph can be concluded with statement (C) as it explains the way forward for Indian economy to measure its growth on a sustainable scale. So, the proper sequence of sentences is: D, E, F, A, B, C.

    3. Which among the following is third sentence of the paragraph after the rearrangement?

    1. D
    2. A
    3. B
    4. C
    5. F

    Solution: Option (5)

    Explanation: According to the given passage, the growth story of our country is very well because the whole world is going through a slowdown on the economic front. Statement (D) opens the argument regarding the spectacular growth rate experienced by India in the recent years despite the global odds and it is the opening sentence of the paragraph. Statement (E) follows since it gives India all the more credit because of the adverse global scenario in the recent years. Statement (F) comes after that because it points the precarious situation of the global economy and on the basis of that, it highlights the performance of Indian economy. It is followed by statement (A) because that is about the comparison of India with other countries regarding the problems faced by our country in ensuring economic growth. This is followed by statement (B) which says that the global yardstick is not everything and ‘however’ is the link word for this. The paragraph can be concluded with statement (C) as it explains the way forward for Indian economy to measure its growth on a sustainable scale. So, the proper sequence of sentences is: D, E, F, A, B, C.

    4. Which among the following will be the sixth (last) sentence of the paragraph after the rearrangement?

    1. B
    2. A
    3. D
    4. C
    5. F

    Solution: Option (4)

    Explanation: According to the given passage, the growth story of our country is very well because the whole world is going through a slowdown on the economic front. Statement (D) opens the argument regarding the spectacular growth rate experienced by India in the recent years despite the global odds and it is the opening sentence of the paragraph. Statement (E) follows since it gives India all the more credit because of the adverse global scenario in the recent years. Statement (F) comes after that because it points the precarious situation of the global economy and on the basis of that, it highlights the performance of Indian economy. It is followed by statement (A) because that is about the comparison of India with other countries regarding the problems faced by our country in ensuring economic growth. This is followed by statement (B) which says that the global yardstick is not everything and ‘however’ is the link word for this. The paragraph can be concluded with statement (C) as it explains the way forward for Indian economy to measure its growth on a sustainable scale. So, the proper sequence of sentences is: D, E, F, A, B, C.

    5. Which among the following will be the fourth sentence of the paragraph after the rearrangement?

    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E

    Solution: Option (1)

    Explanation: According to the given passage, the growth story of our country is very well because the whole world is going through a slowdown on the economic front. Statement (D) opens the argument regarding the spectacular growth rate experienced by India in the recent years despite the global odds and it is the opening sentence of the paragraph. Statement (E) follows since it gives India all the more credit because of the adverse global scenario in the recent years. Statement (F) comes after that because it points the precarious situation of the global economy and on the basis of that, it highlights the performance of Indian economy. It is followed by statement (A) because that is about the comparison of India with other countries regarding the problems faced by our country in ensuring economic growth. This is followed by statement (B) which says that the global yardstick is not everything and ‘however’ is the link word for this. The paragraph can be concluded with statement (C) as it explains the way forward for Indian economy to measure its growth on a sustainable scale. So, the proper sequence of sentences is: D, E, F, A, B, C.

     Question (6-10): Rearrange the following six sentences A, B, C, D, E and F in order to form a meaningful paragraph and based on that, answer the questions that follow after the sentences

    A. Because of this, this policy statement has been criticized as being over-reaching in its approach and that the policy makers have not been able to hold themselves within the limited territory of decision making they are entitled to.

     B. But at the same time, the policy statement is important for understanding the ground situation of Indian economy and on the back of that, the global economy as well.

    C. This is evident from the outlook presented in the policy statement which talks about imports and exports, foreign currency, employment generation, growth of MSME sector in the country to name a few.

    D. The monetary policy rate cut decision by RBI in consultation with the MPC is not only significant for the decisions announced by the stakeholders.

    E. So, everybody should embrace this new change and wait for some time before lashing out at the new move because patience bears sweet fruit and it is only the first time that MPC has made a policy decision.

    F. But this new approach is actually a more comprehensive one because of the fact that monetary policy is not an isolated one and it is based on the economy and other financial factors prevailing at that time in the country.

    6. Which among the following will be the fifth sentence of the paragraph after the rearrangement?

    1. E
    2. D
    3. F
    4. C
    5. Other than those given in options

    Solution: Option (3)

    Explanation: The passage is about the new approach of the MPC regarding the announcement of monetary policy decisions. Statement (D) opens the argument by stating the significance of the decisions announced by RBI in consultation with the MPC regarding the monetary policy of the country. Statement (B) follows as it further illustrates the reason why the policy statement is so significant at all. This is followed by statement (C) which is about the explanation of the policy report published by RBI regarding the state of Indian economy and continues the flow pertaining to the contents of the report. After this, statement (A) comes as it is about the outcome of such monetary policy decision as critics have criticized the same for overstepping the mandate of the committee. Statement (F) comes after that as it supports the point of view of the new committee regarding the importance of a comprehensive and detailed and inclusive monetary policy. The concluding statement should be statement (E) as it offers the reconciliatory tone to the critics till the time the outcome and approach are tried and tested. Hence, the proper sequence of the sentences is as follows: D, B, C, A, F, E.

    7. Which among the following will be the first sentence of the paragraph after the rearrangement?

    1. B
    2. C
    3. D
    4. F
    5. Other than those given in options

    Solution: Option (3)

    Explanation: The passage is about the new approach of the MPC regarding the announcement of monetary policy decisions. Statement (D) opens the argument by stating the significance of the decisions announced by RBI in consultation with the MPC regarding the monetary policy of the country. Statement (B) follows as it further illustrates the reason why the policy statement is so significant at all. This is followed by statement (C) which is about the explanation of the policy report published by RBI regarding the state of Indian economy and continues the flow pertaining to the contents of the report. After this, statement (A) comes as it is about the outcome of such monetary policy decision as critics have criticized the same for overstepping the mandate of the committee. Statement (F) comes after that as it supports the point of view of the new committee regarding the importance of a comprehensive and detailed and inclusive monetary policy. The concluding statement should be statement (E) as it offers the reconciliatory tone to the critics till the time the outcome and approach are tried and tested. Hence, the proper sequence of the sentences is as follows: D, B, C, A, F, E.

    8. Which among the following will be the sixth (last) sentence of the paragraph after the rearrangement?

    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. F
    5. E

    Solution: Option (5)

    Explanation: The passage is about the new approach of the MPC regarding the announcement of monetary policy decisions. Statement (D) opens the argument by stating the significance of the decisions announced by RBI in consultation with the MPC regarding the monetary policy of the country. Statement (B) follows as it further illustrates the reason why the policy statement is so significant at all. This is followed by statement (C) which is about the explanation of the policy report published by RBI regarding the state of Indian economy and continues the flow pertaining to the contents of the report. After this, statement (A) comes as it is about the outcome of such monetary policy decision as critics have criticized the same for overstepping the mandate of the committee. Statement (F) comes after that as it supports the point of view of the new committee regarding the importance of a comprehensive and detailed and inclusive monetary policy. The concluding statement should be statement (E) as it offers the reconciliatory tone to the critics till the time the outcome and approach are tried and tested. Hence, the proper sequence of the sentences is as follows: D, B, C, A, F, E.

    9. Which among the following will be the second sentence of the paragraph after the rearrangement?

    1. A
    2. C
    3. D
    4. F
    5. B

    Solution: Option (5)

    Explanation: The passage is about the new approach of the MPC regarding the announcement of monetary policy decisions. Statement (D) opens the argument by stating the significance of the decisions announced by RBI in consultation with the MPC regarding the monetary policy of the country. Statement (B) follows as it further illustrates the reason why the policy statement is so significant at all. This is followed by statement (C) which is about the explanation of the policy report published by RBI regarding the state of Indian economy and continues the flow pertaining to the contents of the report. After this, statement (A) comes as it is about the outcome of such monetary policy decision as critics have criticized the same for overstepping the mandate of the committee. Statement (F) comes after that as it supports the point of view of the new committee regarding the importance of a comprehensive and detailed and inclusive monetary policy. The concluding statement should be statement (E) as it offers the reconciliatory tone to the critics till the time the outcome and approach are tried and tested. Hence, the proper sequence of the sentences is as follows: D, B, C, A, F, E.

    10. Which among the following will be the third sentence of the paragraph after the rearrangement?

    1. B
    2. A
    3. C
    4. D
    5. Other than those given in options

    Solution: Option (3)

    Explanation: The passage is about the new approach of the MPC regarding the announcement of monetary policy decisions. Statement (D) opens the argument by stating the significance of the decisions announced by RBI in consultation with the MPC regarding the monetary policy of the country. Statement (B) follows as it further illustrates the reason why the policy statement is so significant at all. This is followed by statement (C) which is about the explanation of the policy report published by RBI regarding the state of Indian economy and continues the flow pertaining to the contents of the report. After this, statement (A) comes as it is about the outcome of such monetary policy decision as critics have criticized the same for overstepping the mandate of the committee. Statement (F) comes after that as it supports the point of view of the new committee regarding the importance of a comprehensive and detailed and inclusive monetary policy. The concluding statement should be statement (E) as it offers the reconciliatory tone to the critics till the time the outcome and approach are tried and tested. Hence, the proper sequence of the sentences is as follows: D, B, C, A, F, E.

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