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March 06, 2017

SBI PO 2017 Study Plan : Day 4 - Rearrangement of Sentences

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Hello everyone, I am Aparna and here is the Day 4 Lesson of our SBI PO 2017 Study Plan. Today's topic is Rearrangement of Sentences. Happy Reading :)

Sentence Rearrangement

In Bank PO exams, generally 5 questions are asked from this section. Here sentences in a paragraph will be given in a wrong order. You need to arrange the sentences in a logical order to make the paragraph meaningful. The purpose of this test is to evaluate your ability to analyze the relationship among the split sentences and arrange them in a logical order.

Tips for solving Sentence Rearrangement Problems

In her post on "Tips for Sentence Rearrangement" , admin Shivani Ma'am has shared some fantastic tips to solve Sentence Rearrangement problems in Bank Exams. Please have a look at these :
  • Sentences that have full names mentioned are either the starting or come in the first few sentences of the paragraphs. 
  • Similarly, the sentences that have 'they', 'him' or 'her' or the short names would only come after the proper introduction of the person.
  • If there are pronouns like (it, this, that etc) in the sentence , then it simply means that they have already discussed about the subject. So in maximum cases it won't be the first sentence (I and You are exceptions for this rule). 
  • Sentences that begin with 'And', 'But' etc usually follow the central theme with an explanation to the same or give additional information. 
  • A central Theme around which the passage is framed. Identify the central theme, which is usually the first sentence. 
  • A logical sequence is present which usually describes the central theme.
  • In maximum cases Last sentence ends with some conclusion / statement.
Now lets have a look at an example with detailed explanation :

A.      Miss Sullivan arrived at the Keller home when Helen was seven.
B.      The deaf and blind Helen learned to communicate verbally.
C.      But, eventually, Miss Sullivan's effort was rewarded.
D.      Before Helen Keller was two years old, she lost her sight and her hearing.
E.       Miss Sullivan worked closely with Helen, her new student.
F.       At times the teacher became frustrated.
  1. DEFACB
  2. DAEFCB
  3. ACFDEB
  4. CFDABE
  5. FDACEB
Explanation:
  • Upon reading the above paragraph, we come to see that in A, B, E, F, the names mentioned are short while in D, the full name is mentioned. Hence D is the first sentence. 
  • Next we see that Ms. Sullivan comes into the picture when Helen is seven years old and hence A is the second sentence
  • The paragraph revolves around Helen's learning and hence E states what joins Helen and Ms. Sullivan. 
  • Sentence F states that the teacher became frustrated at times which is followed by C (starts with 'But' which indicates that in spite of something Ms. Sullivan's efforts were rewarded). 
  • Sentence B follows stating how the  teacher's efforts were rewarded and is the conclusion to a set of events.

PRACTICE QUESTIONS 

Below I gave 50 Sentence Re-arrangement exercises taken from previous papers of various Bank PO exams. Solve them on your own and check with the given answers.


Directions (Q. 1-5) : Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them. 
  • (A) It was a cycling race launched in 1903, by Henri Desgrange, a magazine editor in Paris. 
  • (B) The Tour de France is a test of human endurance. 
  • (C) His idea worked and the magazine boomed. 
  • (D) His aim was to boost the circulation of his magazine. 
  • (E). He wanted to achieve this by covering every stage of the three-week -long, 3,500- kilometre cycling race. 
  • (F) Till today the race remains more popular than he could ever have dreamed. 
1. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
2. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
3. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
4. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. F
5. Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement?
  1. B
  2. C
  3. D
  4. E
  5. F
Directions (Q. 6-10) : Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) into a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below it. 
  • (A) Moreover, salaries in public sector enterprises are not as competitive as those offered by private or foreign corporates. 
  • (B) This trend should be a wake-up call for stakeholders to examine why employees are seeking better opportunities with private companies in India and abroad. 
  • (C) Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) have been experiencing severe challenges in attracting, motivating and retaining their key staff. 
  • (D) Having identified these as the reasons why employees leave PSEs, it is important to empower stakeholders to find ways to remedy the situation. 
  • (E) One reason is that young employees lured away by private firms are more willing to undertake professional risks. 
  • (F) Employees in specialist roles especially have become increasingly difficult to retain. 
6. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A)
  2. B)
  3. C)
  4. D)
  5. E)
7. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
  1. B)
  2. C)
  3. D)
  4. E)
  5. F)
8. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A)
  2. B)
  3. C)
  4. D)
  5. E)
9. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A)
  2. B)
  3. C)
  4. B)
  5. F)
10. Which of the following should be the LAST (SIXTH) sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A)
  2. B)
  3. C)
  4. D)
  5. E)
Directions (Q. 11-15) : Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph, then answer the questions given below them. 
  • A. Assuming that all these reasons are true, the fact remains that there is an urgent need to check the accelerated costs and initiate suitable measures. 
  • B. Some people attribute it to the increasing greediness among the medicos. 
  • C. The impact of these measures will be visible only after a considerable passage of time. 
  • D. Healthcare costs have been skyrocketing in our country. 
  • E. The measures include yoga classes with emphasis on physical and mental exercises and also change in food habits. 
  • F. Certain others feel that it is because of drastic changes in people's lifestyle and eating habits.
11. Which of the following would be FIRST statement after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
12. Which of the following would be the SECOND statement after rearrangement ?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
13. Which of the following would be the FOURTH statement after rearrangement ?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
14. Which of the following would be the FIFTH statement after rearrangement ?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
15. Which of the following would be the SIXTH (LAST) statement after rearrangement ?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
Directions (Q. 16-20) : Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them. 
  • (A) Settlement in 'real time' means the transaction is not subjected to any waiting period. 
  • (B) It is a funds transfer mechanism. 
  • (C) Moreover, as the money transfer takes place in the books of RBI it is final and irrevocable. 
  • (D) The acrony in RIGS stands for Real Time Gross Settlement. 
  • (E) While 'gross settlement' means the transactions settled without bunching it with any other transaction. 
  • (F) The transfer of funds takes place on a real time and gross basis. 

16. Which of the following should be the LAST (SIXTH) sentence after rearrangement ?
  1. A)
  2. B)
  3. C)
  4. D)
  5. F)
17. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement ?
  1. A)
  2. B)
  3. D)
  4. F)
  5. C)
  6. E)
18. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement ?
  1. A)
  2. B)
  3. C)
  4. D)
  5. E)
19. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement ?
  1. A)
  2. B)
  3. C)
  4. D)
  5. E)
20. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement ?
  1. A)
  2. B)
  3. C)
  4. D)
  5. E)
Directions (Q. 21-25) : Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B),(C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them. 
  • (A) As a result, the non-stop tensions and anxieties at work often result in health-related problems. 
  • (B) The truth is, we cannot change the world of work. 
  • (C) We spend at least half our waking hours at work. 
  • (D) We have therefore to take charge and transform the way in which we respond to our work environment. 
  • (E) So how can we control these problems and perform at work ? 
  • (F) However, we can change the way we feel and deal with various situations. 
21. Which of the following should be the LAST (SIXTH) sentence after rearrangement?
  1. B
  2. C
  3. D
  4. E
  5. F
22. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
  1. B
  2. C
  3. D
  4. E
  5. F
23. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
24. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
25. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
Directions (Q. 26-30) : Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
  • (A) Nobody likes to practise it, no matter how easy and how beneficial it is. 
  • (B) An ounce of patience is worth, or at times even better than, a pound of brains. 
  • (C) Patience, a virtue, is considered to be even better than wisdom. 
  • (D) This is the worst drawback in us, in our national character. 
  • (E) Every one of us agrees with this fact in principle, without reservation. 
  • (F) But, unfortunately, when if it comes to practising patience, there is a problem. 
26. Which of the following should be the FIRST statement after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
27. Which of the following should be the SECOND statement after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
28. Which of the following should be the THIRD statement after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
29. Which of the following should be the FIFTH statement after rearrangement
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
30. Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) statement after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
Directions (Q. 31-35) : Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph, then answer the questions given below them.
  • (A) In all varieties of humour, especially the subtle ones, it is therefore what the reader thinks which gives extra meaning to theseverses.
  • (B) But such a verse may also be enjoyed at the surface level. 
  • (C) Nonsense verse is one of the most sophisticated forms of literature. 
  • (D) This fulfils the author's main intention in such a verse which is to give pleasure. 
  • (E) However, the reader who understands the broad implications of the content and allusion finds greater pleasure. 
  • (F) The reason being it requires the reader to supply a meaning beyond the surface meaning. 
31. Which of the following is the FIFTH sentence?
  1. D)
  2. E)
  3. B)
  4. C)
  5. A)
32. Which of the following is the SIXTH (LAST) sentence?
  1. F)
  2. E)
  3. D)
  4. A)
  5. C)
33. Which of the following is the FIRST sentence?
  1. E)
  2. A)
  3. F)
  4. D)
  5. C)
34. Which of the following is the SECOND sentence?
  1. A)
  2. E)
  3. F)
  4. B)
  5. C)
35. Which of the following is the THIRD sentence?
  1. A)
  2. B)
  3. F)
  4. C)
  5. D)
Directions (Q. 36-40) : Rearrange the following five sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful para-graph; then answer the questions given below them. 
  • (A) For instance, if we measure the room temperature continuously and plot its graph with time on the X-axis and temperature on the Y-axis, we get a continuous waveform, which is an analog signal. Analog is always continuous. 
  • (B) The absence or presence of something can be used to plot a digital signal. 
  • (C) An analog signal is a continuously varying signal, similar to a sinusoidal waveform. 
  • (D) Any signal can be classified into one of the two types: analog and digital. 
  • (E) In contrast, a digital signal takes the form of pulses, where we have something or nothing. 
36.Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
37.Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. C
  3. E
  4. B
  5. D
38. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
39. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
40. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
Directions (Q. 41-45) : Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) to make a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions which follow : 
  • (A) However, while reading, they would not know when to pause and what to emphasise. 
  • (B) Since then, their use has been regularised and the punctuation rules have been followed by all. 
  • (C) In earlier days, people learnt by reading out loud.
  • (D) But not everybody used the same punctuations for the same thing. 
  • (E) To address this problem, various signs depicting various punctuations were introduced. 
  • (F) Thus, firmer guidelines regarding punctuations were framed so that everyone used them in a similar way. 
41.Which of the following sentences should be the FIRST after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
42. Which of the following sentences should be the SECOND after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. D
  4. E
  5. F
43.Which of the following sentences should be the THIRD after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. E
  3. D
  4. F
  5. C
44. Which of the following sentences should be the FIFTH after rearrangement?
  1. B
  2. C
  3. A
  4. E
  5. F
45.Which of the following sentences should be the SIXTH (LAST) after rearrangement?
  1. C
  2. E
  3. D
  4. B
  5. F
Directions (Q. 46 -50) : Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) to make a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions which follow 
  • (A) Had it been not for them, Indian banks would have had their hands tied down. 
  • (B) Today, almost all the countries are facing the heat of recession. 
  • (C) One of these is the strict RBI and SEBI rules which regulated banking sector very efficiently. 
  • (D) This could have led to massive losses to them, which could have percolated to other sectors as well. 
  • (E) However, there are a few things which help India in bouncing back from the state of recession. 
  • (F) Like others, India too has not remained immune to the epidemic.
46.Which of the following sentences should be the THIRD after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. E
  3. D
  4. F
  5. C
47. Which of the following sentences should be the FIRST after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
48.Which of the following sentences should be the SECOND after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. D
  4. E
  5. F
49. Which of the following sentences should be the SIXTH (LAST) after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. E
  3. D
  4. B
  5. F
50. Which of the following sentences should be the FIFTH after rearrangement?
  1. B
  2. C
  3. A
  4. E
Answers :

1-5 : BADECF
1) 2
2)  1
3) 4
4) 3
5) 5

6 - 10 : CFBEAD
6) 3
7) 5
8) 2
9)  1
10) 4

11- 15 : DBFAEC
11) 4
12) 2
13) 1
14) 5
15) 3

16-20 : DBFAEC
16) 3
17) 5
18) 1
19) 2
20) 4

21- 25 : CAEBFD
21) 3
22) 5
23)  1
24) 3
25) 2

26-30 : CBEFAD
26) 3
27) 2
28) 5
29) 1
30) 4

31-35: CFBDEA
31) 2
32) 4
33) 5
34) 3
35) 2

36-40: DCAEB
36) 4
37) 2
38) 5
39) 1
40) 3

41-45: CAEDFB
41) 3
42) 1
43) 2
44) 5
45) 4

46-50: BFECAD
46) 2
47) 2
48) 5
49) 3
50) 3 
Also please don't forget to share your own Sentence Rearrangement Exercise in comments section below. All the Best :)
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