There are questions based on Para jumbles in almost all the entrance exams including IPMAT. These type of questions mainly evaluates your command of the English language. 

Every year, 4-5 questions will be asked from this topic in the IPM entrance exam. You can easily attempt these questions if you are aware of certain rules and have practiced them well.

Are you finding it difficult to prepare for para-jumbles? Unable to answer questions? Well, read through the post that will give you a complete insight into how to prepare para jumbles for IPMAT, sample questions, and more.

What is a para Jumble?

A para jumble is a paragraph that has been jumbled where you need to find out the exact sequence and put the sentences back in order.

You need to link a sentence to another with linking words to complete the paragraph logically.

I hope you understood the definition of a para jumble. Now let us understand different types of para jumbles, strategies to solve different types of questions, and more from the post below.

What are the Types of Para Jumbles?

There are three different types of para jumbles and those are explained below.

  • Open Para Jumbles: In this type of questions, only the options are given.
  • Closed Para Jumbles: In this type of questions, the beginning and last statements of the paragraph are fixed and you need to un-jumble the rest of the paragraph.
  • TITA (Type In The Answer) type: These are non-MCQ type questions in which the answer is to be typed by you manually.

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Rules to Solve Para Jumbles for IPMAT?

To solve the para-jumble questions, you just need to follow a systematic approach rather than mugging with the sentences given. These questions can be easily solved by following some short tricks for IPMAT provided by our experts at SuperGrads (a pioneer in providing the best online guidance for IPMAT).

So, why late! Try to follow all these tips and enhance your problem-solving skills for the upcoming exam.

Rule 1

When starting with para jumbles, you must never start trying to arrange the sentences. Instead, start with the answer options and use the elimination technique to solve the questions.

Rule 2

  • A normal paragraph should not begin with something like "The," "That," "This," "It," "He," "She," or any other pronouns.
  • Remember, a paragraph should begin with a generalized statement and should narrow it down to specifications.

Rule 3

  • As said above, para jumbles should always begin with general options to specifications of the particular topic, followed by examples given on that topic.
  • Specific references and examples cannot precede generalizations.

Rule 4

  • Opt for the paring technique that will help you eliminate the other options and help you find the answer quickly and accurately.
  • Also, you can look for introductory or conclusive statements while trying to un-jumble the paragraph.

How to Solve Para Jumbles for IPMAT?

It would be best if you had a lot of practice on this topic. Here are a few tips that will easily help you solve para jumble questions in the upcoming IPMAT Exam.

Identify the Opening/First Sentence

Firstly, read the sentences carefully and try to understand the theme of the paragraph. If you can find out the opening sentence, you will be able to identify other sentences too.

Note that the sentences that introduce the new characters and are independent of other sentences would generally be the first sentence.

Identify the Closing/Last Sentence

Try to identify the sentence with which you can conclude the paragraph. Also, the last sentence or closing sentence must be connected to the paragraph and should not be abrupt.

Recognize Mandatory Pairs

In the third step, you have to identify whether any two sentences are connected in any way or not. The sentences can be connected through various determinants such as:

  • Examples and other follow-ups.
  • Connecting words like therefore, thus, hence, etc.
  • Continuation of a topic.

Point out the Transition Words

To arrange the sentences in an orderly manner, you need to identify the transition words in the given paragraph. These words will help you find the next sentence as they function like logical connectors between the two sentences.

Some of the commonly used transition words in the para jumbles are, again, also, above all, likewise, furthermore, moreover, therefore, thus, similarly, meantime, hence, instead, later on, in time, for now, for the time being, etc.

Identify the Pronouns

In this step, you need to identify the pronouns which are connecting the sentences. The following are some of the pronouns that are commonly used in para jumbles for IPMAT:

She, he, him, it, her, they, you, their, etc.

Sample Para Jumble Questions for IPMAT

To help you get an idea about the difficulty level and the type of questions asked in the exam, we have curated a few sample para jumble questions from the previous year's Question Papers for IPMAT.

Q1) Re-arrange the following sentences.

A.Group Banking is the system in which two or more independently incorporated banks are brought under the control of a holding company.

B. Under group banking, the individual banks may be unit banks, or banks operating branches, or a combination of the two.

C. That is, each bank in the group has got a separate entity

D. Participating banks retain their own boards of directors which are responsible to the supervising and regulatory authority and depositors for the proper operation of the bank.

E. The holding company may or may not be a banking company.

1. CDBAE

2. EADCB

3. AEBDC

4. ECBDA

Q2) Re-arrange the following sentences where sentences 1 and 6 are fixed.

1.India is not deemed to be a respectable nation when it comes to sports.

A.The prime reason for poor performances is corruption & political interference.

B. Even though, a huge amount is spent on training and grooming of the players we still have not been able to achieve the desired results.

C. Due to this many times a good player is left out.

D. As a result of that no good players get entries into some important sports competitions and to prove their worth take escape through doping.

6. Doping is a way to enhance performance by the means of drugs and steroids.

1. ABCD

2. CBDA

3. BDCA

4. BACD

Q3) Find the correct order of the following sentences

A. But in the industrial era destroying the enemy's productive capacity means bombing the factories which are located in the cities.

B. 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.

C. Now in the information era, destroying the enemy's productive capacity means destroying the information infrastructure.

D. How do you do battle with your enemy?

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

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

1. FDEBAC

2. FCABED

3. DEBACF

4. DFEBAC

FAQ's

How many questions will be asked on Para jumbles in the IPMAT exam?

You can expect 4-5 questions based on Para jumbles in the IPMAT exam

How can I prepare for Para Jumble topic?

Following the experts' IPMAT Preparation tips will definitely help you to prepare better for the Exam. Begin your preparation by studying from the right books. Make sure you are aware of the detailed Paper pattern and latest Syllabus of the IPM Exam before starting your preparation. 

Taking up Mock Tests regularly and solving IIM IPM  Sample Papers helps to test your preparation and improve your speed and managing time.

Do really solving previous year's papers will help me score good marks in the IPMAT exam?

Yes. Solving previous year's papers will help improve your time management skills, problem-solving skills, and speed in the final exam and that will help you score good marks.