Sunday, 22 November 2015

Tips to Solve Bank Exam Sentence Rearrangement in English Questions

Important tips to solve Sentence Rearrangement in English Question in all Banking and all other competitive exams were given here. Candidates those who are preparing for those exams can use it.

Sentence Rearrangement:

In this type of question, basically, you are given a paragraph or sentence- but the sentences (in case of paragraph) or words (in case of sentence) are not in the right order. It’s up to you to untie this knot and rearrange the sentences or words so that they logically make sense.

Sentences rearrangement questions are included in BANK exams as they
·         Help students relate events in a logical manner
·         Sequence sentences based on English usage skills

How to tackle these type of questions?

·         To tackle these of questions, you have to know three things.
·         Theme of the paragraph that might be created on UN-jumbling the sentences.
·         Initiating sentence, which starts the paragraph
·         Links have to be found between two sentences. Once a link of this type is created, it becomes easy to eliminate irrelevant choices.

How to save time while solving these types?
It is very important to read selectively and search for transition words or other keywords.
The best way is to establish a link between any two (or more) statements. Once a link is found, you get to know which statements will come together. Then, look in the options. Select the option with those statements together.

Example 1:
A.   1971 war changed the political geography of the subcontinent
B.   Despite the significance of the event there has been no serious book about the conflict
C.   Surrender at Dacca aims to fill this gap
D.   It also profoundly altered the geo-strategic situation in south-East Asia
(a)  ACBD
(b)  CACB
(c)  BADC
(d)  ADBC

·         We can see that sentence A is most likely the starting sentence. Now that we know that A is the starting sentence we can eliminate choice (b) and (c) as they start with C and B respectively.
·         This narrows down our possibilities to option (a) and option (d).
·         Now we can see in option (a), C follows sentence A but the gap spoken of in sentence C has correlation with political geography of the subcontinent spoken of in sentence A, so we can rule out option (a).
·         Therefore answer has to be option (d), as we can also see it elaborates on the change mentioned in sentence A.
so we can say that 
1. This question cannot be solved without the help of options- Well the answer is NO. These questions can be very easily solved without options.

2. You have to give a lot of time to solve them- The answer is again NO. Each question needs a certain time to be solved and sentence rearrangement is no different.

3. Sentence rearrangement is the most difficult portion of English Section.

4. You don’t need to be good in vocabulary to solve a sentence rearrangement. I beg to differ. You need to be good in vocabulary to solve any question type in English and sentence rearrangement is no different.

So let us now see what it takes to be a good sentence rearrangement:
1. You need to understand the idea behind the paragraph. If you can understand the idea/theme of the paragraph it is easy to put the sentences in order then.

2. You should look out for the starting or the concluding sentences in the question. Sometimes they are clearly visible and can help you immensely in identifying the correct sequence.

3. You need to know the relationships between different sentences to put them in the right sequence.

4. You should 1st fix the relationships of sentences, put them in order and then check the options.

5. Transition words and contrasting words also help in finding clean relationships between sentences of the sentence rearrangement.

6. Do not over depend on options, they only confuse you if you keep looking at them, use them as facilitators not as crutches.

7. The whole paragraph should have a coherent idea and flow when arranged in the correct order.

Let us look at this example to understand the above mentioned points further:
A. But in the industrial era destroying the enemy's productive capacity means bombing the factories which are located in the cities.
B. So in the agrarian era, if you need to destroy the enemy's productive capacity, what you want to do is bum his fields, or if you're really vicious, salt them.
C. Now in the information era, destroying the enemy's productive capacity means destroying the information infrastructure.
D. How do you do battle with your enemy?
E. The idea is to destroy the enemy's productive capacity, and depending upon the economic foundation, that productive capacity is different in each case
F. With regard to defence, the purpose of the military is to defend the nation and be prepared to do battle with its enemy.

1. FDEBAC                  
2. FCABED                  
3. DEBACF                  

If you look at the above question, you see clear links in transition being mentioned in the three eras in the statements B,A &C. Thus BAC has to be together. Statement F talks about ‘battle with the enemy’ and statement D talks about how do you battle with your enemy’, which is answered by statement E. Thus the correct sequence is FDEBAC, which is option 1.

Hence proved by the above example that the dependence on the options can be minimized if you are able to find the relation between the sentences, keeping the central idea in mind.

Hope this was helpful for you!!!
By- Chetan Shkaln

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