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SSC CGL Para Jumble Previous Year with answers and explanations

How to attempt Para Jumbles?

1    Para Jumbles are jumbled sentences /paragraphs.
2    A sentence/paragraph is given - but the parts are not in the right order.
3    Rearrange the parts so that they logically make sense.
4    Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices

Given below are previous year questions that were asked in SSC CGL 2021

The questions below consist of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

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Q.1 A. When we got near, we saw it was the steam rising from hot springs.  
B. We saw in the distance a great column of smoke. 
C. We wondered if it came from a chimney or a burning house. 
D. We thought of taking a bath in the hot water. 
CGL 13/8/2021 (Morning)
(a) ACDB     (b) ABCD     (c) BCAD     (d) BCDA 

Q.2 A. But the eagle, in wrath, gave the beetle a flap of his wing, and straightaway seized upon the hare and devoured him. 
B. The beetle therefore interceded with the eagle, begging of him not to kill the poor suppliant, and pleaded with him not to kill such a small animal.  
C. When the eagle flew away, the beetle flew after him, to learn where his nest was. 
D. A hare, being pursued by an eagle, took himself for refuge to the nest of a beetle, whom he begged to save him. 
CGL 13/8/2021 (Morning)
(a) DBAC     (b) DCAB     (c) ACDB     (d) CBAD 

Q.3 A. “Excellently well,” said she; “we have everything that we want; I have but one prayer, that we may have a heavy storm of rain to water our plants.” 
B. A man who had two daughters married one to a gardener and the other to a potter. 
C. Off he went to the potter's home and asked his other daughter how matters were with her. 
D. After a while he paid a visit to the gardener's home and asked his daughter how she was, and how it fared with her. 
CGL 13/8/2021 (Afternoon)
(a) BDAC     (b) ACDB     (c) BCDA     (d) DCAB 

Q.4 A. While India is home to 75 per cent of the tigers in the world, the Global Tiger Day, as it is also known - sees awareness events organised in the country, as well as in neighbouring Bangladesh and Nepal. 
B. Its primary objective is to preserve the natural habitat of the tiger.  
C. International Tiger Day was initiated in 2010, at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. 
D. This annual event observed on 29 July, aims to create awareness on tiger conservation.                                                                           CGL 13/8/2021 (Afternoon) 
(a) CDBA     (b) BACD     (c) CABD     (d) DCBA 

Q.5 A. At length the olive tree's branches broke with the snow's weight, at once despoiling it of its beauty and killing the tree. 
B. A shower of snow fell upon them and, finding the olive full of foliage, it settled upon its branches. 
C. Finding the fig tree without leaves, the snow fell through the branches to the ground and did not injure it at all. 
D. The olive tree ridiculed the fig tree because, while she was green all the year round, the fig tree changed its leaves with the seasons.        CGL 13/8/2021 (Evening) 
(a) DBAC     (b) ABCD     (c) ACBD     (d) DACB 

Q.6 A. When he reached his town, he went to his house and knocked at the door. 
B. A man went away from his home. 
C. Disappointed, he decided to take it himself. 
D. One day he wrote a letter to his family, but could not find any one to take the letter to his town. 
CGL 13/8/2021 (Evening)
(a) DACB     (b) BDCA     (c) CBAD     (d) ABCD

Q.7 A. Then I took him by the hand and led him across the street. 
B. I was going to the market when I saw a blind man trying to cross the street. 
C. He expressed his gratitude with folded hands. 
D. I walked across to the blind man. 
CGL 16/8/2021 (Morning)
(a) ABCD     (b) CBDA     (c) BDAC     (d) DABC 

Q.8 A. This invention has helped us to heal wounds caused by bacteria. 
B. Penicillin is one of the most useful drugs man has invented. 
C. In the beginning, however, very few people knew of this discovery and its use. 
D. Its use has saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of soldiers.                                                                                                                 CGL 16/8/2021 (Morning)
(a) ABCD     (b) CABD     (c) BADC     (d) DCBA 

Q.9 A. This awareness has motivated everyone to go for physical exercises.  
B. These days people are more aware of their health. 
C. In addition to physical exercises, some prefer taking health supplements too.  
D. It is advisable, but one should consult a trainer/doctor before consuming health Supplements.                                                                     CGL 16/8/2021 (Afternoon) 
(a) DBCA     (b) ADBC     (c) BACD     (d) BADC 

Q.10 A. There are many secondary reasons as well along with increasing levels of carbon. 
B. The term is used to describe the unnatural rise in earth’s average temperature. 
C. Increased carbon dioxide is the primary driver of global warming. 
D. Global warming is the single biggest threat to life on earth today.                                                                                                                     CGL 16/8/2021 (Afternoon)
(a) DABC     (b) ABCD     (c) DBCA     (d) ACBD 

Q.11 A. Whichever soonest made a traveller take off his cloak should be accounted the more powerful. 
B. They agreed to put the point to test. 
C. A dispute once arose between the wind and the sun to decide which was the stronger of the two. 
D. The wind began, and blew with all his might and sent a blast, cold and fierce as a Storm.                                                                         CGL 16/8/2021 (Afternoon) 
(a) CDBA     (b) ACDB     (c) CBAD     (d) BCDA

Q.12 A. I was shocked to find my house unlocked. 
B. To my astonishment, I found that my son, who had a spare key, had come in my absence. 
C. Last Sunday I returned home late at night. 
D. I ran inside in fear that my house has been robbed.
CGL 16/8/2021 (Afternoon)
(a) CDAB     (b) CADB     (c) BCDA    (d) ABCD

Q.13 A. But in snapping at the supposed treasure, he dropped the bit he was carrying, and so lost all. 
B. When he was crossing a river on his way home, he saw his own shadow reflected in the stream below.  
C. Thinking that it was another dog with another piece of meat, he resolved to make himself master of that also. 
D. A dog had stolen a piece of meat out of a butcher's shop. 
CGL 17/8/2021 (Morning)
(a) DACB     (b) BDCA     (c) ACDB     (d) DBCA 

Q.14 A. Most important, however, are its oils, which are extracted, processed, and marketed for culinary, medicinal, and cosmetic uses alike. 
B. Coconut products are used to make everything from clothing to animal feed to beauty creams. 
C. The coconut is a very useful plant with a wide range of
products being sourced from it.  
D. Its kernel is harvested for its edible flesh and delicious water, while its husk is used for its strong fibres. 
CGL 17/8/2021 (Morning)
(a) CBDA     (b) ADBC     (c) BCAD     (d) CADB

Q.15 A. These kinds of sharks are known as obligate ram ventilators because they draw water in through their mouths and force it out through their gills. 
B. They use a method called buccal pumping, in which water is pulled in through the mouth and forced out through the gills by the cheek muscles. 
C. It is true that many types of sharks must keep moving in order to receive life-giving oxygen from the water passing
through their gills. 
D. Other types of sharks are able to remain stationary because they possess special structures called spiracles, which force water out through their gills.                                                                                                                                                                                             CGL 17/8/2021 (Afternoon)
(a) DABC     (b) CDAB     (c) BCDA     (d) CABD 

Q.16 A. An old mouse, who was wise enough to keep his distance, whispered to a friend, “Many a bag have I seen in my day, but never one with a cat's head”. 
B. She hoped that the mice would no longer be afraid to come near her. 
C. A cat, grown feeble with age and no longer able to hunt mice as she once did, thought to herself how she might entice them within reach of her paw. 
D. Thinking that she might pass herself off for a bag or for a dead cat at least, she suspended herself by the hind legs from a peg. 
CGL 17/8/2021 (Afternoon)
(a) CADB     (b) DCBA     (c) ABDC     (d) CDBA 

Q.17 A. In some cases, the problem of the lowering of the river bottom has caused the water table of the surrounding area to drop, which has adversely affected agriculture. 
B. Also, another problem, canalization with its extensive system of locks and navigation dams, often seriously disrupts riverine ecosystems. 
C. The ever-increasing exploitation of rivers has given rise to a variety of problems.  
D. Further, extensive commercial navigation of rivers has resulted in much artificial improvement of natural channels, including increasing the depth of the channels to permit passage of larger vessels.                                                                                                                               CGL 17/8/2021 (Evening)
(a) BDAC     (b) DCAB     (c) CABD     (d) CDAB 

Q.18 A. He was caught by the police on the spot. 
B. Anil bought a car last week. 
C. Unfortunately, the car met with an accident today. 
D. The accident took place due to the carelessness of his driver. 
CGL 17/8/2021 (Evening)
(a) CDBA     (b) ABDC     (c) BACD     (d) BCDA 

Q.19. But a dove that happened to be sitting on a neighbouring tree saw the ant’s danger and, 
plucking off a leaf, let it drop into the water before him. 
B. Just at that time, a fowler was spreading his net and was in the act of ensnaring the dove, 
when the ant, perceiving his object, bit his heel. 
C. An ant went to a fountain to quench his thirst and, tumbling in, almost drowned. 
D. The ant mounting upon it was presently wafted safely ashore. 
CGL 18/8/2021 (Morning)
(a) ABCD     (b) CBAD     (c) CADB     (d) DCAB 

Q.20  A. However, its importance is primarily for its location. 
B. But unlike other rivers, it is not used for shipping. 
C. Although not the longest river, the Rio Grande is the most important river in America.  
D. America has several long river systems. 
CGL 18/8/2021 (Morning)
(a) DABC     (b) DCBA     (c) ABCD     (d) DCAB

Solutions 

1 c 11 c
2 a 12 b
3 a 13 d
4 a 14 a
5 a 15 d
6 b 16 d
7 c 17 c
8 c 18 d
9 c 19 c
10 c 20 b

Solutions with explanations:-

Sol:1.(c)

Sentence B will be the starting line as it contains the main idea of the para jumble i.e. a great column of smoke. However, Sentence C states that they wondered if it came from a chimney or a burning house. So, C will follow B. Further, Sentence A states when they got near, we saw it was the steam rising from hot springs & Sentence D states that we thought of taking a bath in the hot water. So, D will follow A. Going through the options, option c has the correct sequence.

Sol:2.(a)

Sentence D will be the starting line as it contains the main idea of the para jumble i.e. a hare, being pursued by an eagle. However, Sentence B states that the beetle, therefore, interceded with the eagle, begging him not to kill the poor suppliant. So, B will follow D. Further, Sentence A states that the eagle, in wrath, gave the beetle a flap of his wing & Sentence C states that when the eagle flew away, the beetle flew after him. So, C will follow A. Going through the options, option a has the correct sequence. 

Sol:3.(a) Sentence B will be the starting line as it contains the main idea of the para jumble i.e. a man & his two daughters. However, Sentence D tells about the visit of the man to the gardener's home and asks his daughter how she was. So, D will follow B. Further, Sentence A tells about his daughter’s reply of wanting a heavy storm of rain & Sentence C states that the man then went to the potter's home and asked his other daughter how matters were with her. So, C will follow A. Going through the options, option a has the correct sequence. 

Sol:4.(a) Sentence C will be the starting line as it contains the main idea of the para jumble i.e. the International Tiger Day. However, Sentence D states that this annual event observed on 29 July, aims to create awareness on tiger conservation. So, D will follow C. Further, Sentence B tells about its primary objective of preserving the natural habitat of the tiger & Sentence A states that this day sees awareness events organised in the country, as well as in neighbouring Bangladesh and Nepal. So, A will follow B. Going through the options, option a has the correct sequence

Sol:5.(a) Sentence D will be the starting line as it contains the main idea of the para jumble i.e. the olive tree ridiculing the fig tree. However, Sentence B states that a shower of snow fell upon them, and, finding the Olive full of foliage, it settled upon its branches. So, B will follow D. Further, Sentence A states that the olive tree's branches broke with the snow's weight & Sentence C states that the fig tree was without leaves so the snow fell through the branches to the ground and did not injure it at all. So, C will follow A. Going through the options, option a has the correct sequence. 

Sol:6.(b) Sentence B will be the starting line as it contains the main idea of the para jumble i.e. the story of a man going away from his home. However, Sentence D states that one day the man wrote a letter to his family, but could not find anyone to take the letter. So, D will follow B. Further, Sentence C states that the man got disappointed so he decided to take it himself & Sentence A states that when he reached his town, he went to his house and knocked at the door. So, A will follow C. Going through the options, option b has the correct sequence.

Sol:7.(c) Sentence B will be the starting line as it contains the main idea of the para jumble i.e a sight where a blind man was crossing the road. However, Sentence D states that the narrator walked across to the blind man. So, D will follow B. Further, Sentence A states that the narrator hold his hand and led him across the street & Sentence C states that the blind man expressed his gratitude to the narrator with folded hands. So, C will follow A. Going through the options, option c has the correct sequence. 

Sol:8.(c)  Sentence B will be the starting line as it contains the main idea of the para jumble ie. Penicillin.  However, Sentence A states that the invention of Penicillin has helped us to heal wounds caused by bacteria. So, A will follow B. Further, Sentence D states that its use has saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of soldiers & Sentence C states that very few people knew of this discovery and its use in the beginning. So, C will follow D. Going through the options, option c has the correct sequence. 

Sol:9.(c) Sentence B will be the starting line as it contains the main idea of the para jumble ie. awareness about health. However, Sentence A states that this awareness has motivated everyone to go for physical exercises. So, A will follow B. Further, Sentence C states that in addition to physical exercises, some people prefer taking health supplements too & Sentence D states that it is advisable that one should consult a trainer/doctor before consuming health supplements. So, D will follow C. Going through the options, option c has the correct sequence. 

Sol:10.(c) Sentence D will be the starting line as it contains the main idea of the para jumble i.e. Global warming. However, Sentence B states that the term Global Warming is used to describe the unnatural rise in the earth’s average temperature. So, B will follow D. Further, Sentence C states that increased carbon dioxide is the primary driver of global warming & Sentence A states that there are many secondary reasons as well along with increasing levels of carbon. So, A will follow C. Going through the options, option c has the correct sequence. 

Sol:11.(c) Sentence C will be the starting line as it contains the main idea of the para jumble i.e. a dispute between the sun and the wind. However, Sentence B states that they agreed to put the point to test. So, B will follow C. Further, Sentence A states that whichever soonest made a traveler take off his cloak should be accounted the more powerful & Sentence D states that the wind began, and blew with all his might and sent a blast, cold and fierce as a storm. So, D will follow A. Going through the options, option c has the correct sequence. 

Sol:12.(b) Sentence C will be the starting line as it contains the main idea of the para jumble. However, Sentence A states that the narrator was shocked to find his house unlocked. So, A will follow C. Further, Sentence D states that the narrator ran inside in fear that his house has been robbed & Sentence B states that he found that his son, who had a spare key, had come in his absence. So, B will follow D. Going through the options, option b has the correct sequence. 

Sol:13.(d) Sentence D will be the starting line as it contains the main idea of the para jumble i.e. a dog. However, Sentence B states that on crossing a river, the dog saw his own shadow reflected in the stream below. So, B will follow D. Further, Sentence C states that the dog thought that it was another dog with another piece of meat so he resolved to make himself master of that also & Sentence A states that but in snapping at the supposed treasure, he dropped the bit he was carrying, and so lost all. So, A will follow C. Going through the options, option d has the correct sequence. 

Sol:14.(a) Sentence C will be the starting line as it contains the main idea of the para jumble i.e. the introduction of uses of Coconut. However, Sentence B states that coconut products are used to make everything from clothing to animal feed to beauty creams. So, B will follow C. Further, Sentence D states that its kernel is harvested for its edible flesh and delicious water, while its husk is used for its strong fibers & Sentence A states that its oils are extracted, processed, and marketed for culinary, medicinal, and cosmetic uses. So, A will follow D. Going through the options, option a has the correct sequence. 

Sol:15.(d) Sentence C will be the starting line as it contains the main idea of the para jumble i.e. movement of sharks to receive oxygen. However, Sentence A states that these kinds of sharks are known as obligate ram ventilators because they draw water in through their mouths and force it out through their gills. So, A will follow C. Further, Sentence B states that they use a method called buccal pumping & Sentence D states that other types of sharks are able to remain stationary because they possess special structures called spiracles. So, D will follow B. Going through the options, option d has the correct sequence. 

Sol:16.(d) Sentence C will be the starting line as it contains the main idea of the para jumble i.e. a cat getting old. However, Sentence D states that she thought she might pass herself off for a bag or for a dead cat at least, she suspended herself by the hind legs from a peg. So, D will follow C. Further, Sentence B states that the cat hoped that the mice would no longer be afraid to come near her & Sentence A states that an old mouse, whispered to a friend, “Many a bag have I seen in my day, but never one with a cat's head”. So, A will follow B. Going through the options, option d has the correct sequence. 

Sol:17.(c) Sentence C will be the starting line as it contains the main idea of the para jumble i.e. rise of different problems due to exploitation of rivers. However, Sentence A states that the problem of the lowering of the river bottom has caused the water table of the surrounding area to drop. So, A will follow C. Further, Sentence B states that canalization with its extensive system of locks and navigation dams is another problem that often seriously disrupts riverine ecosystems & Sentence D states that further, extensive commercial navigation of rivers has resulted in increasing the depth of the channels to permit passage of larger vessels. So, D will follow B. Going through the options, option c has the correct sequence.

Sol:18.(d) Sentence B will be the starting line as it contains the main idea of the para jumble i.e. a car bought last week. However, Sentence C states that unfortunately, the car met with an accident today. So, C will follow B. Further, Sentence D states that the accident took place due to the carelessness of his driver & Sentence A states that he was caught by the police on the spot. So, A will follow D. Going through the options, option d has the correct sequence. 

Sol:19.(c) Sentence C will be the starting line as it contains the main idea of the para jumble i.e. an ant went to a fountain. However, Sentence A states that a dove saw the ant’s danger and, plucked off a leaf & let it drop into the water before him. So, A will follow C. Further, Sentence D states that the ant mounted upon it was presently wafted safely ashore & Sentence B states that a fowler was spreading his net just at that time, and was in the act of ensnaring the dove, when the ant, perceived his object & bit his heel. So, B will follow D. Going through the options, option c has the correct sequence.

Sol:20.(b)Sentence D will be the starting line as it contains the main idea of the para jumble i.e.the river systems of America. However, Sentence C states that the Rio Grande is the most important river in America. So, C will follow D. Further, Sentence B states that, unlike other rivers, Rio Grande is not used for shipping & Sentence A states that its importance is primarily for its location. So, A will follow B. Going through the options, option b has the correct sequence

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