Para- Jumbles or simply jumbled paragraphs are a profound part of the English language and fall under the section of verbal ability in popular examinations such CAT, SSC, Bank-PO etc. Questions on para-jumble are frequently asked in examinations to understand the candidate’s presence of mind and logical ability to establish connection between sentences.
Here are a few tips for acing Para- Jumbles:
1. Look for an introductory sentence. An introductory sentence usually possesses less details and has nouns as reference. You can start with finding a person’s name, place or an idea. For example, John received an invitation to his friend’s party.
2. Look for pronouns. Once you find a noun, start eyeing for pronouns as nouns are easily superseded by pronouns to form statement pairs. For example, he went out to shop for an outfit as the party has a theme.
3. Look for pairs. Once you find a definite introductory statement, you can start looking for pairs that follow. These may include time sequences such as one event happens after the other or execution of an idea etc. For example, He arrived at the party just in time for the cake cutting ceremony.
4. Look for conclusion. Understand the summary of the entire context as well as focusing on transition statements will help you find the concluding statements. Concluding statements have no new idea or details and focus on summarising the paragraph. For example, Once the party was over, John decided to head back home.
Rigorous practice with application of the aforementioned tips can help you master skills of solving para-jumble with ease and comfort.