Ordering of Sentences


  1. (a)For most of us education is a short-cut to get employment and livelihood

    (b)They cannot satisfy the thirst for wealth and position

    (c) Many people have no idea about the correct purpose of education

    (d) The only means of achieving satisfaction in life is the formation of character

    (e) But money and position always leads us astray if we do not have good character
    1. deabc
    2. cabed
    3. caebd
    4. caedb

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    Correct Option: B

    While d can be the opening sentence, e following it does not make sense(no connection between character, money, position). Hence (A) is ruled out. In the other three choices, we have ca. e cannot follow a (there has been no mention of money or position so far) so c and d are ruled out


  1. (a) It leads to the conclusion that our mental setup including those of drivers and pilots is worsening day by day

    (b) On-travel danger is also increasing proportionately

    (c) The history of human transportation extends from horses to supersonic jets

    (d) But they cannot find remedy to human errors

    (e) Scientists and technocrats are trying their best to reduce on-travel dangers
    1. cbeda
    2. cbdae
    3. acdeb
    4. cedab

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    Correct Option: A

    a cannot be the opening sentence (pronoun it). Hence option (C) is ruled out. c is the opening sentence in other three choices. b follows c more logically than e. So option (D ) is ruled out. d follows e ( "they" in d refers to "scientists and technocrats" in a)



  1. (a) Now they admit that aptitude is also highly necessary

    (b) Most businesses fail due to lack of professional administration

    (c) Success in business is combined result of professional administration

    (d) So far people believed that honesty was the best policy

    (e) Aptitude helps to decide upon profitability and feasibility
    1. bdeac
    2. becad
    3. cdeba
    4. bdeac

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    Correct Option: D

    a follows d (so far ...in d now a) e folows a (aptitude) so we have dae going together which is found only in choice (D)


  1. (a) The curious fact is that they too are not beyond charges of corruption

    (b) Corruption at high places is a modern trend in India

    (c) We have organisations like CBI to investigate charges of corruption

    (d) Common men have adjusted themselves to corruption thinking that it is something that is there to stay

    (e) People famous for their integrity are being accused of corruption and malpractice
    1. beadc
    2. edbac
    3. becad
    4. bedac

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    Correct Option: C

    a follows c (...they too...in reference to CBI in c) It also implies (too) that corruption has already been referred to (b)



Direction: In each of the following questions, choose the most appropriate sequence of sentences from the given choices.

  1. (i) However, it is in India that this diversity manifests clearly.
    (ii) There is a complex intermingling of cultures and subcultures, and almost all the countries in this region have this diversity.
    (iii) South Asia is a land of diversities, which is reflected not just in the topography, but also in the languages and cultures as well as religious beliefs.
    (iv) This region with a huge ethnic diversity is home to almost one-fifth of the world's population, where people practice six major religions and speak in hundreds of different languages.
    (v) Pakistan has eight languages and two major religions, Sri Lanka has three languages and four religions and Nepal has three languages and three religions.
    1. (i) (ii) (v) (iv) (iii)
    2. (iii) (iv) (ii) (v) (i)
    3. (i) (ii) (iv) (iii) (v)
    4. (iii) (ii) (v) (i) (iv)

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    Sentence (iii) is the opening sentence. (iv) and (ii) talk about the region, while (v) gives examples.

    Correct Option: B

    Sentence (iii) is the opening sentence. (iv) and (ii) talk about the region, while (v) gives examples.