SSC conducts nearly 11 examinations including SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC JE, SSC SI/ASI and others. The exam pattern is almost same in all exams except the difficulty level of questions. English language and Comprehension section is very easy and scoring as all depends upon your basic English understanding skills.
Sentence Arrangement/ Para-Jumbles is one such topic which is very interesting and carry 1-2 questions from this topic. In this article, we are going to discuss about the types of questions and their solving techniques. Let us go through the article-
SSC preparation tips: Sentence Arrangement
The questions framed from this section are related to arrangement of sentences/ Sentence sequencing/ ordering of sentences/ Jumbled up sentences. The candidates are required to place these sentences in a proper sequence in order to form a meaningful and coherent paragraph.
There are basically four types of questions asked in the examinations-
In this category, five sentences are given. Each sentence is assigned with a letter. The candidates are required to arrange these sentences in a meaningful sequence. When properly sequenced, the obtained paragraph should form a coherence and meaning. The candidate should choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices. Such questions are intended to judge the compositional and organizational ability of the candidates along with understanding of English.
In this type, two fixed sentences S1 and S6 are given with four other sentences labeled as A, B,C, D or P, Q, R, S; you have arrange them in such a way that the collective meaning should be coherent and relative to S1 and S6.
In this type of questions, five sentences marked A, B,C, D, E, are given. They are jumbled up. The candidate is required to rearrange these sentences in a proper order and then to answer the questions given in respect to the order of the sentences.
Example: Which of the following should be the second sentence?
(a) B (b) D
(c) C (d) E
A sentence is given with some parts usually marked P, Q, R, S in the jumbled form. Candidate is required to rearrange these parts in a proper sequence so that a meaningful sentence can be formed. The candidate should read all the parts carefully before arranging and try to find out the logical sequence.
How to attempt these questions?
- If there is no starting sentence given, then first find the chronology. So, try to find the linkage between the order of happening events. Chronology is associated with finding the very first or last sentence in the given problem.
- In case of S1 and S6 type of questions, you have to find out the linkage of previous sentence and then the rest sentences can be found in sequence.
- The Type-3 can be solved with the above stated strategy.
- In Type-4 questions, first read out the all sentences and arrange these parts to form a meaningful sentence. A little practice will give the candidate more confidence of attempting such questions with more ease.
- Finding linkage is the most important task to find the proper sequence. For this purpose, look for the connected sentences or mandatory pairs and then by using the same, try to shortlist the answer from the options given. Process of eliminating the wrong option should always be adhered to, in order to find the correct sequence. One approach of looking for the pronoun and then finding the answer to that pronoun is also there. Sometimes, this may help us in tracing the linkage between the sentences.
- Apart from the above approach, your command over vocabulary, grammar/prepositions/ conjunction knowledge will be helpful in solving questions relating to the sentence arrangement.
The tips and tricks mentioned above will be fruitful to you in gaining maximum marks in SSC exam as per our consent. Rest-“Practice makes the man perfect.”
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