Para Jumbles

Para Jumbles: Tips and Tricks to Solve Para-Jumble Questions

Para jumbles are a very important topic in the English section of most of the competitive exams. It is generally part of every IBPS examination. In para jumbles, you have to rearrange the parts of a sentence into a meaningful sentence or sentences into a meaningful paragraph. Here, we will show you the tips and tricks along with usage of grammar rules to help you solve para jumbles easily.

Tips for solving Para Jumbles

Step 1: Theme: The first step is to identify the theme of the entire paragraph.

1). But in the industrial era destroying the enemy’s productive capacity means bombing the factories which are located in the cities.

2). So in the agrarian era, if you need to destroy the enemy’s productive capacity, what you want to do is bum his fields, or if you’re really vicious, salt them.

3). Now in the information era, destroying the enemy’s productive capacity means destroying the information infrastructure.

4). How do you do battle with your enemy?

5). The idea is to destroy the enemy’s productive capacity and depending upon the economic foundation, that productive capacity is different in each case.

6). With regard to defence, the purpose of the military is to defend the nation and be prepared to do battle with its enemy.

Here the central theme is “productive capacity” because it appears in many sentences. We also see “battle with your enemy” and “battle with its enemy” which are in similar lines appearing in couple of sentences. So, this are the keywords we are going to use in solving this para jumble.

Step 2: Spot the introductory line

Most unusual sentence in this example is #4. “How do you battle with your enemy?”. One reason being, it’s a question. Not to say that the question is the first sentence all the time. Many a times, you will find a question being part of the middle paragraphs or they can come towards the end as well. But in this case, other sentences are referring to the enemy which also is a reason #4 – “How do you battle with your enemy?” becomes the introductory line, and therefore becomes 1st sentence.

4). How do you do battle with your enemy?-  First Sentences

Step 3: Follow Sequence of Activity

The immediate next sentence would be either #5 or 6, how did we figure out, because the first three sentences talk about different eras like industrial era, agrarian era and information era. In other words,the first 3 sentences are talking about three different eras in which the enemy’s productive capacity is destroyed.

Let’s have a quick look at sentence #5 and 6. #5 is introducing “productive capacity” while #6 is continuing on “battle with enemy”. When you read #6 you will find that #6 is continuation of #4 where it is re-emphasizing on the “battle with enemy”. So, between #5 and 6, 6 is the continuation from #4. Thus #5 becomes 2nd sentence and #6 becomes 3rd sentence.

6). With regard to defence, the purpose of the military is to defend the nation and be prepared to do battle with its enemy. – 2nd Sentence

5). The idea is to destroy the enemy’s productive capacity and depending upon the economic foundation, that productive capacity is different in each case. – 3rd Sentence

Step 4: Look out for conjunction

Conjunctions are words which joins two sentences which could be otherwise split into two different sentences. They make compound sentences. Here we have three sentences talking about different eras. When you read them, you will find one is referring to the agrarian era (old), second is referring to the industrial era and the third is referring to the information era (current era). If you were to look at the chronological order, first comes the agrarian era then comes the industrial era and then comes the information era. This is one approach. The other is to stick with the conjunction approach if you are not sure about the information given to you. In this case, we will put sentence #2 as the fourth sentence.

2). So in the agrarian era, if you need to destroy the enemy’s productive capacity, what you want to do is bum his fields, or if you’re really vicious, salt them. – 4th Sentence

Steps 5: Look out for Prepositions

The word “Now” is a preposition because it talks about a period in time. It talks about the most recent time that is right now in our age. That makes it a last sentence as now is the most recent in the chronological order.

Steps 6: Look out for articles

The article we have in this pair jumble is the idea, the industrial era, the agrarian era, the information era, the military so all these sentences have done in them which means they’re referring to something that’s already been mentioned but 4th sentence is the only sentences that do not have the. That is the behind or not because there is nothing that is been mentioned regarding that particular subject before that sentence therefore this automatically becomes the first sentence.

Steps 7: Look out for comparatives and superlatives

Now, next step would be comparatives and superlatives but this stuff this example in this example we can save that when we are comparing these two sentences so in the grad in there are if you need to destroy it but in the industry player so this what sentence is contradicting this agrarian era sentence so for example if there was a sentence in the end sale the industrial era had a more vicious method that. so if there was a sentence within a fair example such as this last sentence that we just wrote we could say that so if you’re really vicious solid them is the end of this sentence over here right and here there is a comparison mean something more precious than the agrarian era so this is comparing the methods of destroying the enemy’s productive capacity so this is comparing the method between this two sentences so, therefore, some if something is better than something else then that automatically becomes a subsequent sentence so if this sentence wishes method more vicious method if something extra then this sentence automatically becomes the next sentence so if we have the order as one two three and four this would automatically become the fifth sentence all right next condition.

1). But in the industrial era destroying the enemy’s productive capacity means bombing the factories which are located in the cities. – 5th Sentence

2). So in the agrarian era, if you need to destroy the enemy’s productive capacity, what you want to do is bum his fields, or if you’re really vicious, salt them. – 4th Sentence

3). Now in the information era, destroying the enemy’s productive capacity means destroying the information infrastructure. – 6th Sentence

4). How do you do battle with your enemy? – 1st Sentence

5). The idea is to destroy the enemy’s productive capacity and depending upon the economic foundation, that productive capacity is different in each case. – 3rd Sentence

6). With regard to defence, the purpose of the military is to defend the nation and be prepared to do battle with its enemy. – 2nd Sentence

Here there is no shortcut to success so if you want to crack the para jumbles you need to keep practicing all the time and whenever you find the time you need to keep practicing these pallets of books so that time you will get a better idea as to how to solve team is very flammable sir we hope you’ve had a much more an infinitive time thank you for reading this article.