# How to solve Para Jumble Questions in SSC Exams?

By Ashwini Shivhare|Updated : July 24th, 2021

Para-Jumbles for SSC Exams: Many candidates find parajumbles to be a barrier in their SSC Exam preparation. Solving them is a science in and of itself, requiring abilities that grow through time with experience. Lets us learn some useful strategies to solve para-jumbles questions to score better in upcoming SSC CGL and SSC CHSL exam.

What is Para-Jumble?
As the name suggests, we deal with the jumbling here. There is one misconception about para jumbles that is we are not jumbling paragraphs here instead we are actually straightening out jumbled sentences in a paragraph. Para jumbles are basically jumbled paragraphs. You are provided with a paragraph – but the sentences are not in the right order.  You have to rearrange the sentences so that they turn out into a correct sequence/ meaningful paragraph. Solving jumbled paragraphs is just like science. You can obtain an accuracy of 100% even if you are not a good reader.

Para-Jumbles for SSC Exams: Many candidates find parajumbles to be a barrier in their SSC Exam preparation. Solving them is a science in and of itself, requiring abilities that grow through time with experience. Lets us learn some useful strategies to solve para-jumbles questions to score better in upcoming SSC CGL and SSC CHSL exam.

What is Para-Jumble?
As the name suggests, we deal with the jumbling here. There is one misconception about para jumbles that is we are not jumbling paragraphs here instead we are actually straightening out jumbled sentences in a paragraph.

Para jumbles are basically jumbled paragraphs. You are provided with a paragraph – but the sentences are not in the right order.  You have to rearrange the sentences so that they turn out into a correct sequence/ meaningful paragraph. Solving jumbled paragraphs is just like science. You can obtain an accuracy of 100% even if you are not a good reader.

## Quiz on the Topic 'Para Jumbles' For SSC CGL Tier-I

Question 1: The sentences given in each question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a letter. Choose the most meaningful order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

• On Monday the secretary of state is due to hold a day of meetings with high-level political, military and business figures to further a “strategic dialogue” aimed at further expansion of US trade in India.
• US secretary of state Hillary Clinton arrived in India on Sunday for strategic talks aimed at bolstering bilateral ties and securing firmer support for the war in Afghanistan.
• Clinton arrived by plane in Delhi before noon, according to a reporter travelling with her, ahead of expected talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Pratibha Patel in the evening.

a) BAC                      b) BCA                        c) CBA                        d) CAB

Solution: Option 2, i.e., BCA, is the correct answer. The key points for identifying the correct answer are:

• Statement B forms the perfect starting sentence, providing you with the ideal introduction.
• Statements C and A take forward the paragraph in the chronological order in which the events are scheduled.

Key skills required:

• Understanding the topic of the paragraph: You should have the skill to notice what is being talked about because it helps in establishing links with various sentences.
• Understanding the information flow and approach of the author: The second thing that is pivotal to identify is that the information should be in a flow that has been adopted by the author. What exactly is the paragraph trying to convey? A pre-requisite to developing the two skills above is to possess the qualities of a Good Reader.

## Strategy to Solve Para-Jumbles

• STRATEGY 1: Identify the Opening Sentence
• Look for the main subject, such as a person, monument, or animal, around which the entire paragraph is built.
• This also lays the groundwork for a noun-pronoun connection.
• The noun will appear first in the sentence, and the pronoun will follow once it has been rearranged.

• STRATEGY 2: Identify the Closing Sentence
• A closing sentence often sums up the whole paragraph. It might be a problem solution, a proposal, or a query that occurs.
• Words such as In conclusion, As a consequence, Thus, Finally, Finally, For this reason, In general, As indicated, Overall, Therefore, and so on will assist you in recognizing the closing phrase.

• STRATEGY 3: Identify Mandatory Pairs
• These are groupings which will occur in a defined order. Once the identification part is done you need to correlate them with the options provided.
• STRATEGY 4: Identify Transition Words
• They function like logical connectors in sentences. Transition words imply a shift from one idea to another in a paragraph.
• Following is a list of commonly used transition words :

again, also, besides, furthermore, as well as, in addition, likewise, moreover, similarly, consequently, hence, otherwise, generally, therefore, thus, as a rule, subsequently, for example, for instance, etc.

• STRATEGY 5: Identify Pronoun Antecedents
• Following are some of the personal pronouns that are used: ‘she, he, it, her, him, they, your, you etc’.
• STRATEGY 6: Understanding the Chronology
• In a few questions, the events can be arranged in chronological order and logically they construct a paragraph.

Example:

P. NHAI is responsible for the development, maintenance, and management of Highways in India.

Q. National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) was set up in 1988 under the Act of Parliament.

R. It started functioning under the aegis of its Chairman and Members in February 1995.

S. The Authority consists of a full-time Chairman, and not more than five full-time Members and four part-time Members who are appointed by the Central Government.

Solution: In the following example, two dates are presented. In this situation, you must follow the above-mentioned guideline or suggestion for chronology. Even if you have no understanding of the nouns, pronouns, or abbreviations, you will be able to reach the correct conclusion by eliminating options if you follow the order of succession in which the occurrence occurred.

• STRATEGY 7: Look for Short Forms and Abbreviations

• If the jumbled paragraphs seem lengthy, don't be discouraged; there may be an abbreviation hiding in plain sight for you to find. Abbreviations are not presented first in the sentence; rather, they are introduced in the sentence in their expanded form and then converted into acronyms in succeeding sentences.

• STRATEGY 8: Ideas precede examples and generally follows the Specific example.
• In a paragraph containing an idea and an example, the idea is always followed by the example. Similarly in every case, General is lead by Specific.

The thing that you need to keep in mind is that this is an application-based topic, and one thing that will help you is keenly observing the sentence structure and paragraph in your day to day reading. This would provide you with an intrinsic sense of how paragraphs are formed and hence would help you to solve these questions.

All The Best !!

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