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Sentence Rearrangement Questions for IBPS PO 2017
Direction (1-10) Sentences given in each question, when properly sequenced form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences amongst the five choices given to construct a paragraph.
1. A. Since 2006, the EC has been closely studying the gender composition of the electoral rolls.
B. It prohibits the publication of voters’ photographs in the electoral rolls, barring a small stamp size photograph in the hard copy distributed to political parties.
C. The Election Commission (EC) has to be credited for a part of that success since it has improved the conduct of elections in ways that encourage women’s participation.
D. The improvement of electoral rolls, provision of separate queues for women voters, and making the polling process secure after 1996 have gone a long way in making voting easier and safer for women.
E. In the recent years, women’s participation has caught up with the average, to the point that in the last round of elections to state assemblies, women outvoted men in 17 states.
2. A. According to PronabSen, former chief statistician of India, the informal sector in India accounts for about 45% of gross domestic product (GDP) and nearly 80% of employment.
B. The Budget that was presented on February 1, 2017 removed for the first time the distinction between plan and non-plan categories.
C. The government also merged the Railway Budget with the Union Budget.
D. If this sector is not taken into account, then the metadata not only remains inadequate but also may be seen as a deliberate move to mislead.
E. In this context, there is no conclusive method to understand the real impact of demonetisation on India’s growth story.
F. One has to first actively disaggregate the figures sector-wise and department-wise to compare the figures with earlier estimates and arrive at some meaningful comparison.
3. A. It dreams of this despite reports that almost three-fourths of the graduates emerging from these colleges and universities are adding little value to research and innovation as a result of the poor-quality education that they have received.
B. By repeatedly doing this, the Centre is limiting its role in improving the quality of education and research given that it controls only some hundred institutions in the country, which produce less than 1 per cent of the total number of graduates in the country every year.
C. Every year, India dreams of its higher educational institutions rising up to world standards in terms of ranking, number of peer-reviewed publications, and awards for research.
D. The Central government’s solution to this problem is simple: increase the number of institutions under its control, whether it is the Indian Institutes of Technology or the medical institutes, and hope that the quality improves.
E. On the other hand, State universities produce over 95 per cent of the nation’s graduates, including from the private college system through the affiliation route.
F. Yet they have little presence in bodies that frame policies and decisions regarding regulation or funding.
4. A. Take the example of stents: After the NPPA slashed prices, there were genuine concerns that manufacturers in India would exit the field and there would be shortages at hospitals.
B. Today, the active pharmaceutical ingredient in many commonly used drugs and front-line medications come from China.
C. A recent report by the Boston Consulting Group and the Confederation of Indian Industry has flagged the risks of such dependence on Chinese imports and noted that any threat to the supply chain in China, as evidenced before the Beijing Olympics, could affect the manufacture of critical drugs.
D. Subsequent reports indicate that such a situation has been averted for the moment but there’s no telling how this will unravel in the long term.
E. When the Drug Price Control Order (DPCO) was issued in 1995, it forced producers out of the Indian market.
F. Its successor, the DPCO 2013, has only served to encourage oligopolistic behaviour that almost always hurts consumers.
5. A. But what protects these embankments from angry tides? It’s the mangroves.
B. Come monsoon, villages in the Sundarbans islands witness nature’s fury with floodwaters overriding all boundaries and inundating huge tracts of land.
C. Mangroves serve as a shield for the embankments and provide natural defence against tidal waves and floods by reducing the energy of the waves hitting the coast.
D. As such, the earthen embankments, stretching to 3,600 kms on the 54 inhabited islands out of a total of 102 in the Sundarbans, protect scores of people from floods and tidal waves.
E. This move from the villagers is not surprising considering the destruction that cyclone Aila unleashed in the Sundarbans in 2009 is still fresh in their memory.
F. However,as changing climate patterns and anthropogenic pressure began to threaten the mangroves in the Sundarbans, 142 villages decided to take action.
G. They replanted around 25 million mangrove trees over 5,500 hectares.
6.A. By 1945, the United States, the most powerful nation, had begun flexing its muscle on every front, including trade.
B. The global hegemon is running amok.
C. And without its approval, no decision can come into effect.
D. That policy ensured a wild chase for markets starting with Cuba, the Philippines and then China in early 20th century.
E. It wants to capture markets by injecting fresh blood into the age-old “open door” policy that began in the late 19th century.
F. Effectively, it established the framework and rules for global trade.
G. Whether it is GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade that came into effect on 1 January 1948) or the World Trade Organization (WTO) that replaced GATT from 1 January 1995,
it controlled almost everything.
7. A. If female labour participation is on a par with other industrial nations, Japan’s per capita output would be higher by 4%.
B. The elderly will make up 40% of the total population by 2060, and the ratio of working to retired persons will be 1:1 by 2050.
C. Unless women participate in much greater numbers to expand the workforce, the pension and tax burden will be crushing, and will affect economic growth.
D. Female participation in Japan is lower by as much as 25% compared to males.
E. Female participation is crucial for Japan, since its population is declining and also ageing rapidly.
F. If this were on parity with males, then Goldman Sachs’ estimates suggest Japan would gain eight million workers, and its gross domestic product (GDP) would be higher by 14%.
8. A. The absence of the indigenization plan makes the first opening for import that is exploited by various interest groups who profit from foreign purchases.
B. In contrast, there is not a single comprehensive indigenization plan document which would make the MoD accountable to its self-reliance commitment.
C. Self-reliance in defence procurement has always been an avowed objective of Indian policy makers since the country’s independence.
D. This is very much evident in the ministry of defence’s (MoD) approach to defence acquisition on which billions of dollars are spent every year.
E. Within the MoD, there are numerous plan documents, apart from dedicated hierarchical structures, for procurement.
F. However, the objective is yet to be translated into a concrete plan of action.
9. A. Clearly, the book was for people like me — and for others who faced dilemmas while making important decisions.
B. ‘Yes, you do that all the time,’ I heard a disapproving voice tell me deep inside my head even as I was reading the first question.
C. The book’s back blurb is eye-catching — it asks whether you have ever invested time in something that, with hindsight, just wasn’t worth it or whether you have ever continued doing something you knew was bad for you.
D. It asks another question — have you ever taken credit for success, but blamed failure on external circumstances?
E. The voice got consistently louder with more questions that followed.
F. Rolf Dobelli’sThe Art of Thinking Clearly has sold over a million copies, topping bestseller charts across the world since it was first published in 2013.
10. A. But still, a quarter of households is a long way from the near universal access to cloud-based services that the government is hoping to ensure.
B. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) also estimates that around 18 per cent of individuals in India were using the Internet in 2014, as compared with 49.3 per cent in China, 90 per cent in Japan and 87.4 per cent in the US.
C. But, as noted earlier, the NSS figures suggest that the proportion of households with Internet access is much higher than the “non-official” numbers on the proportion of individuals who are Internet users.
D. Since services provided by the government are likely to be accessed by households, this improves the initial condition from which the government is working.
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