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Golden Tips to Rearrange the Jumbled Sentences in

English Questions.

Para Jumble Questions

Dear philics,
We are sharing Golden rule how to solve rearrangement questions in todays
SSC/banking exams. Candidates those who are facing trouble to answer this type of
question in English Section can use these tricks,


In these type of questions, the candidate is given a set of four or five sentences
which are in jumbled order. The given sentences should be arranged properly to
form a meaningful paragraph or sentence and answer the questions based on the
sequence formed. Its 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 SSC exams as they

Help students relate events in a logical manner
Sequence sentences based on English usage skills

How to solve these type of questions?

To tackle these types of questions, you have to know these things.
Theme or central idea of the paragraph that might be created on un-jumbling the
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. Viz. Either....or, neither.....or, not only......but also or something like
this, this only example, link sentence require grammatical depth, but its okay,
move on

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.


In simple or most of sentence have structure like this,

Subject + verb +object.

Subject + verb + not + object.
Verb + subject + object ?
Verb + subject + not + object?

Let us come to the trick:-

1). If a sentence starts with a name of a person, company...., then that
sentence will definitely be the 1stsentence in the paragraph to be formed.
2). If an article namely a, an or the is present at the starting of a sentence.
Then the chances of that sentence to be the 1st in the arrangement is more.
3). If all the articles (a, an, the) are present as the starting words of different
sentences then they are arranged as follows
a)The sentence starting with A comes first
b) The sentences starting with An and The will follow the sentence starting with
A according to their content

4). The sentences starting with the words That, These, Thus and Those ,
then those sentences will not come 1st in the paragraph
5). If a sentence starts with pronouns other than I and You, then that sentence
will not be the 1stsentence of the paragraph
6). Try to find out the topic addressed by the paragraph. This can be done by
looking for the words that are repeated often in the given sentences.
7). If a particular word is repeated in more than one sentence then the sentences
can be placed one by one in the paragraph

8). If there are 3-sentences starting with the

words But, So and Now respectively. Then those 3-sentences will be arranged
in the following order
a) sentence starting with But
b) sentence starting with So
c) sentence starting with Now

9). If the given set of sentences consists of simple, compound and complex
sentences they are arranged in the following order
simple sentence a sentence that consists of basic elements like a subject, a
verb and a completed thought. For example,
Rajeev waited for the train.
compound sentence a sentence that consists of 2-independent clauses
connected to one another with a conjunction. For example,
Rajeev waited for the bus, but the train was late.
complex sentence a sentence that consists of an independent clause and one
or more dependent clauses connected to it. For example,
Rajeev realized that the train was late while he waited at the station.
Or, While he waited at the station, Rajeev realized that the train was late.
10) Try to find transitions words and linking words sometimes help to put the
sentences in an order in sentence arrangement questions. They help the reader to
flow more smoothly from one point to the next leads or follows the sentences
containing transition word.
Some of the most important transition words to observe in sentence arrangement
are:- also, again, not only....but also, neither....or, either....or, as well as,
besides, furthermore, in addition, moreover, similarly, consequently, hence, for
example, yet, but, ............
Again, if you look at our opening paragraph, the first line starts with 'for this' --now we know that we need to figure out what 'this' refers to and the sentence
containing the original 'this' will come before this sentence.

11) Look for short forms and abbreviations in the sentences. This trick is very
useful in paragraphs in which both short form or abbreviations and full name are
The sentences containing full for will obviously come before the sentences
containing the abbreviation.
12). If a sentence starts with the words Hence, Finally or Therefore then that
sentence comes last in the arrangement.
13) Last but not least, sometimes the events mentioned in the paragraph can be
arranged in the chronological order making it easy for you to identify the sequence
and arranged them.

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