Directions: In the following questions two columns are given containing three Sentences/phrases each. In first column, sentences/phrases are A, B and C and in the second column the sentences/phrases are D, E and F. A sentence/phrase from the first column may or may not connect with another sentence/phrase from the second column to make a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. Each question has five options, four of which display the sequence(s) in which the sentences/phrases can be joined to form a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. If none the options given forms a correct sentence after combination, mark option (E), i.e. “None of these” your answer.
1
Column (1)   Column (2)
(A) China’s Alibaba, with its investment in PayTm Mall,   (D) causing side-effects.
(B) It emerged that the devise was leaking cobalt,   (E) is vying to compete in the Indian ecommerce space.
(C) The process of putting together a regulatory    (F) framework for electronic commerce in the country is final speeding up.
» Explain it
A
Fragment A in column 1 connects to fragment E in column 2 both contextually and grammatically as they combine together to make a meaningful sentence.

China’s Alibaba, with its investment in PayTm Mall, is vying to compete in the Indian ecommerce space. 

This makes A-E a valid combination.

Fragment B in column 1 seems to fit with D in column 2 grammatically but it would not make a contextually correct sentence.

The use of devise is incorrect. Devise is a verb which means plan or invent (a complex procedure, system, or mechanism) by careful thought. We need to replace devise with device.

Fragment C in column 1 seems to fit with F in column 2 contextually but it would not make a grammatically correct sentence.

Here the usage of the word final is wrong. It should be replaced with finally. Final is an adjective and we need an adverb to qualify the verb 'speeding'.
 
Hence option A is correct.
 
2
Column (1)   Column (2)
(A) Demonetisation has clearly not succeeded   (D) perhaps the biggest mistake of this government.
(B) One can only imagine the greater heights that   (E) that can be achieved with the of proper infrastructure   and training.
(C) The onus is on us to not only protect our own lives   (F) but ensure that the way we drive doesn’t effect the lives of others on the road.
» Explain it
D
Fragment A cannot be matched with fragment D of column 2 to form a sentence which is meaningfully and grammatically correct.

Fragment B in column 1 seems to fit with E in column 2 contextually but it would not make a grammatically correct sentence.

One can only imagine the greater heights that can be achieved with the introduction of proper infrastructure and training.

Fragment C in column 1 seems to fit with D in column 2 contextually but it would not make a grammatically correct sentence.

Here the usage of the word effect is wrong. It should be replaced with affect. Affect is usually a verb, and it means to impact or change. Effect is usually a noun, an effect is the result of a change.
 
Hence option D is correct.
 
3
Column (1)   Column (2)
(A) Emerging market economies continue to be   (D) of India’s defence equipment were of Soviet origin.
(B) Creative thinking will be needed in   (E) the dialogue to overcoming challenges in bilateral ties.
(C) During the Cold War, more than half   (F) in the spotlight for the wrong reasons 
» Explain it
A
Fragment A in column 1 connects to fragment F in column 2 both contextually and grammatically as they combine together to make a meaningful sentence.

Emerging market economies continue to be in the spotlight for the wrong reasons.

This makes A-F a valid combination.

Fragment B in column 1 seems to fit with F in column 2 contextually but it would not make a grammatically correct sentence.

Creative thinking will be needed in the dialogue to overcoming challenges in bilateral ties.

In the above sentence the use of 'overcoming' is erroneous as the base form of verb is required in this case. It should be replaced with 'overcome'.

Fragment C in column 1 seems to fit with D in column 2 contextually but it would not make a grammatically correct sentence.

In the above sentence the use of 'were' is incorrect as 'equipment 'is singular. It should be replaced with 'was'.

Hence option A is correct.
 
4
Column (1)   Column (2)
(A) The Consumer Protection Act should be implemented more strictly   (D) but there are many dark sides to it once you enter into this
(B) The music industry is now saturated with too many singers   (E) so that the businessmen become alert and are compelled to stop unfair trade practice
(C) The showbiz business is not all rosy as it seems   (F) and the lifetime of a singer is hence reduced to one or two songs only
» Explain it
C
Connectors:
A and E:
A: The Consumer Protection Act should be implemented more strictly.
E: so that the businessmen become alert and are compelled to stop unfair trade practice. 
 
Hence, these two fragments can be combined together to form a sentence both meaningful and grammatically correct. This pair is correct.
 
Connectors:
B and F:
B: The music industry is now saturated with too many singers.
F: and the lifetime of a singer is hence reduced to one or two songs only.
 
These two fragments can also be combined in order to form a meaningful statement both contextually and grammatically correct. This pair can be taken as correct.
 
Connectors:
C and D:
C: The showbiz business is not all rosy at it seems.
D: but there are many dark sides to it once you enter into this.
 
These two fragments can be combined to form a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. This pair is hence correct.
 
It makes Option C the right choice among the given options.
 
5
Column (1)   Column (2)
(A) The Book fair was a grand success but it was surprising   (D) it does not have any revenue model in place that will bring profits
(B) Online retail chains are finding it difficult to sustain since   (E) the benefit of the class and not the mass in order to be more popular
(C) The test preparation segment will need to evolve for   (F) to have noted that people are still rushing to buy books in this digital era
» Explain it
E
If we take the pair A-F, it would definitely make a sentence and it also seems contextually alright. However, there is error in the segment F since t  o have noted  is not correct to use in this context as this is perfect infinitive and is used to denote some action that must have occurred prior to another action. It should have been to note simply to imply that it was surprising to note so many people in a book fair in the era of digital sales and books. Hence, this pair is eliminated.

If the pair B-D is considered, this pair also has grammatical error in terms of numbers. The subject is plural in this statement but the corresponding pronoun used is singular. Refer to, “Online retail chains (B)….. it does not have (D).” This is incorrect and that is why this pair is also eliminated.

If the remaining pair of C-E is taken into consideration, this sentence sounds completely illogical since no company will become popular only with the support of few people and if a segment needs evolution it should reach everybody so that it is accessible to all. Hence, this pair is also eliminated.
 
Hence, Option E is the right choice among the given options.
 

English New Pattern Questions – Tips to solve Match the following questions in Bank Exams
 
The new pattern ‘Match The Following’ of ‘Match the Columns’ questions are a part of ‘Sentence Connectors’ chapter, questions from which have already been being asked for quite some time. On this page, the new pattern based Match The Following questions for Bank exams like IBPS PO 2018 or IBPS Clerk Mains 2018 are available for practice for English Section. Some new pattern English questions on match the following have been asked recently in some bank exams like SBI PO Pre 2018 and RBI Grade B Phase 1.

These ‘Match the following’ or ‘Match the Columns’ questions which have two columns, each containing three fragments, are also expected to come in the upcoming IBPS PO Pre 2018 and IBPS Clerk Mains 2018 exams. Here are some tips and ways to solve such questions. You are requested to read the points discussed below with utmost attention and learn how to solve Match the Following or Match the Columns type of Sentence Connectors Questions which are being asked in Bank PO and Bank Clerk Exams.


Column (1)   Column (2)
(A) Mr. Joy submitted that this was the biggest flood to hit the southern State   (D) offered to help flood-hit Kerala.
(B) He was arrested for his vocal protest   (E) is increasing dramatically in India, women are actually getting a huge share of it.
(C) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday   (F) since the Great Flood of 1924.
 
Ensure Context match:

For the two fragments to make sense together, they should be on the same subject.

In the example given above, Fragment A talks about Mr Joy stating something about the flood. Fragment D talks about someone offering to help flood hit Kerala. Clearly, these statements do not match with each other and are incorrect. Fragment F is correct as it has the same context and takes fragment A forward.

Similarly, fragment B talks about someone being arrested for protesting. This context is not seen in any of the fragments in column 2.

Taking forward open ended fragments:

In some match the following questions, the first fragment is open ended and in such cases, we need to check which of the fragments in the second column take the first one forward while maintaining

Example: Fragment C talks about Pakistan’s PM and leaves an open ended statement. Out of the fragments, only D matches the context by taking the statement forward meaningfully.

Should be grammatically correct:

As an example, both fragments should be in the same tense. Let us look at the following examples-
 
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday Incorrect: offers to help flood-hit Kerala
Correct: offered to help flood-hit Kerala
 
We had a mentor in Mini Mohan Incorrect: Who will also be known for her prowess in the academic world.
Correct: who was also known for her prowess in the academic world.
The affidavit was filed in response Incorrect: to a petition files by Idukki-resident Russel Joy
Correct: to a petition filed by Idukki-resident Russel Joy
 
 
Maintaining continuity:

Two fragments would be good together if the second fragment maintains the continuity and takes forward the first one.

Column (1)   Column (2)
(A) The bank merger proposal is still pending   (D) a lot of threats to the personal space
(B) There is a proposal to link the increment with   (E) a lot of questions around it
(C) The advent of net banking is bringing with it   (F) suspension of disbelief is a required criterion
 

Fragment A in the example above would have matched well with fragment E. However, the two fragments are not continuous as the preposition ‘with’ is missing here.

Fragment B does not match with any of the fragments in column 2 as none of them maintain the contiguity.

Fragment C has a match in fragment D as both are contextually sound and grammatically correct.

So, this is it! We hope that you must have found the tips to solve Match the Following or Match the Columns new pattern English questions useful for you. Kindly do a lot of practice of Match the Following questions for Bank Exams like IBPS PO Pre 2018 and IBPS Clerk Mains 2018 and improve your selection chances in these exams.