Parajumbles is one of the common types of questions asked in IBPS RRB exam. Not only IBPS RRB, but such questions are also asked in other banking exams as well. Therefore, if you want to get a career as a government bank employee, then you should know how to solve questions like these. A lot of candidates, especially who are somewhat ‘weak’ in English, feel that solving parajumbles is a tough task. Let me give you a little secret – you don’t have to be master of English to solve the questions. You just need a simple approach and a knowledge of basic English and you would be solving questions like a pro! Here. we are going to learn about the things you should know and the process you should follow for solving IBPS RRB parajumbles.

Understanding IBPS RRB Parajumbles

What are Parajumbles?

Parajumbles are known by many names. They are called jumbled sentences or paragraph jumbles a well. In such type of questions, you are given a list of sentences and you would be told to arrange them in a way so that they form a meaningful paragraph.

What is the structure of Parajumbles?

Parajumbles questions in IBPS RRB can be of two types. In the first type of question, you are given a number of sentences, which would be marked A,B,C,D and so on. In the question that follows, you would have to choose the option that has the right sequence. There is another type of question, a number of questions follow the given sentences and in each of the question, you would be asked what be the first line, second line and so on.

For example – Read the sentences below and choose the right sequence from the options given below:

1)1971 war changed the political geography of the subcontinent.
2)Despite the significance of the event. There has been no serious book about the conflict.
3)Surrender at Dacca aims to fill this gap.
4)It also profoundly altered the geo-strategic situation in South-East Asia.

A.1324
B.3142
C.2143
D.1423

The questions that follow the statements could also be presented in the following way:

Which would be the first line of the paragraph?

A. 1

B. 3

C.4

D. 2

How many questions can come?

It is a bit hard to make a prediction on the pattern of IBPS RRB 2018. Let us look at the previous year question papers and see how many questions come from this particular section on an average.

If we take a look at the last five years question papers, we would find that as many as 1-5 questions were asked on parajumbles in the English paper in IBPS RRB Mains. We are talking about the number of questions here, not the ‘set’. A ‘set’ is the total number of questions that follow a single set of sentences. In most years, you have only one or two ‘sets’ of questions from parajumbles, with 4-5 questions on the same set. So, if you get the arrangement right, you would have 4 to 5 marks in the bag! Sweet, isn’t it?

How Difficult are the Questions?

Like the number of questions, the difficulty of the question also varies from year to year. However, extremely difficult questions are rare. In most years, the questions are easy. At the same time, there are instances, where the questions were tricky to solve. So, the average difficulty of the questions could be considered ‘easy to moderate’.

Solving IBPS RRB Parajumbles

As said before, solving parajumbles is quite easy if you know the right approach. Let’s look at the easiest and the most effective way of solving parajumbles questions in RRB exam.

Solving such a question usually involves the following steps:

STEP 1 – Identifying the Subject

STEP 2– Understand what is being said.

STEP 3– Spot the supporting statement for the subject

STEP 4– Arrange the remaining sentences.

Let us take up the example and see how we can use the steps given here to solve it.

Question: 1)1971 war changed the political geography of the subcontinent.
2)Despite the significance of the event. There has been no serious book about the conflict.
3)Surrender at Dacca aims to fill this gap.
4)It also profoundly altered the geo-strategic situation in South-East Asia.

Solution: The first thing that we need to do  to solve IBPS RRB parajumbles is to identify the subject. Now, in most cases, you need to look for a proper noun, as that has a good chance of being the subject. In this example, the 1971 war and Surrender at Dacca are the two proper nouns. So, which one would be the first line? If you look at line number 3, it said that Surrender at Dacca aims to fill ‘this’ gap. This means the sentence is referring to something already said before it. So, this cannot be the first sentence. Sentence (1) is the first sentence.

Next, we need to look for the second sentence. Normally, the first and second sentence as a connection. In most cases, the second sentence is almost like a continuation of the first sentence. Now, the sentences  (2) and (4) seems to be connected to the first sentence. So, which one is the right option? Let’s take a look at the first word of each of the sentences. Sentence (4) starts with ‘it’ and it describes the impact of the war. Sentence (2) starts with ‘despite’ and says how there are no good books as there should have been. Since sentence (4) describes the impact that sentence (2) talks about, sentence (4) should be put before (2).

So, that leaves us with one sentence i.e. sentence (3). This is the last sentence.

The final sequence is:

1)1971 war changed the political geography of the subcontinent.

4)It also profoundly altered the geo-strategic situation in South-East Asia.

2)Despite the significance of the event. There has been no serious book about the conflict.

3)Surrender at Dacca aims to fill this gap.

Answer: 1423 is the current sequence.

This is how you should solve IBPS RRB parajumbles. Let us now solve some practice questions.

Practice Questions

Question 1:

1). Over the years, I have had the opportunities to observe and understand the thought processes behind the ads that have been flooding both the print and the TV media.

2). Although there is a huge shift in the quality of ads that we come across on a daily basis– thanks essentially to improvement in technology–I somehow can’t help but feel that the quality of communication of the message has become diluted.

3). Proportionally, the number of ads that lack in quality, has gone up exponentially as well!!

4). There is an increasing attempt by most companies to be seen as cool and funky.

5). Another reason could be the burgeoning number of companies, which means an exponential increase in the number of ads that are being made.

Options:

A.43125
B.43512
C.12453
D.21435

Answer: C

Question 2:

1). The potential exchanges between the officials of IBBF and the Maharashtra Body-Building Association has all the trappings of a drama we are accustomed to.

2). In the case of sports persons, there is room for some sympathy, but the apathy of the administrators, which has even led to sanctions from international bodies, is unpardonable.

3). A case in the point is the hefty penalty of US \$10,000 slapped on the Indian Body-Building Federation for not fulfilling its commitment for holding the Asian Championships in Mumbai in October.

4). It is a matter of deep regret and concern that the sports administrators often cause more harm to the image of the country than sportsmen and sportswomen do through their dismal performances.

Options:
A.3124

B.4231

C.4123

D.3421

Answer: A

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