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Direction: 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 of the options given forms a correct sentence after combination, mark (e), i.e. “None of these” as your answer.
1
Column (1)   Column (2)
(A) It is not possible to have something this significant   (D) that he owns a luxury car to his name
(B) Despite being only 25, he is so rich   (E) that he does not understand anything
(C) The government is very adamant regarding   (F) the shop is running quite well
» Explain it
C
Connectors:

B and D
B: Despite being only 25, he is so rich
D: that he owns a luxury car to his name
 
Other pairs do not have any such relationship and therefore cannot be combined to make a  meaningful sentence.
 
This makes Option C the right choice among the given options.
 
2
Column (1)   Column (2)
(A) It is the duty of any public official
 
  (D) we are yet to achieve the true freedom
(B) Nobody wants to be tagged as a failure   (E) to serve the common man without asking any question
(C) Though we are going to celebrate the 72nd Independence Day soon   (F) but Rahul didn’t have any issue
» Explain it
C
Connectors:
A and E
A: It is the duty of any public official
E: to serve the common man without asking any questions
 
Hence, these two are matched.
 
Connectors:
C and D
C: Though we are going to celebrate the 72nd Independence Day soon
D: we are yet to achieve the true freedom 

So, these two are also matched with each other meaningfully. 

No other pair shares a meaningful relationship.
 
This makes Option C the right choice among the given options.
 
3
Column (1)   Column (2)
(A) Bollywood movies are doing great   (D) nobody pays heed to his queries
(B) Banking sector needs to revive itself   (E) you have to take this into account
(C) Rains are seasonal but   (F) scientists will do something about it
» Explain it
E
None of the given pairs can be matched in order to form a meaningful sentence.
 
Hence, it makes Option E the right choice among the given options.
 
4
Column (1)   Column (2)
(A) I am so tired that
 
  (D) he prefers coffee to tea anyday
(B) It is known to everybody that
 
  (E) it is not possible to pursue this further
(C) The Rescue Operations team has announced that   (F) it is difficult for me to go through this now
» Explain it
A
Connectors:
A and F
A: I am so tired that
F: it is difficult for me to go through this now
 
Connectors:
B and D
B: It is known to everybody
D: that he prefers coffee to tea anyday
 
Connectors:
C and E
C: The Rescue Operations Team has announced that
E: It is not possible to pursue this further

Evidently, all the given pairs of fragments can be matched as above.
 
This makes Option A the right choice among the given options.
5
Column (1)   Column (2)
(A) The insurance sector in India is   (D) but they have to abide by rules and norms
(B) It is not possible to become rich   (E) still at the nascent stage with a lot of potential
(C) IAS officers may be very powerful    (F) it takes time to earn money from business ventures
» Explain it
D
Connectors:
C and D
C: IAS Officers may be very powerful
D: but they have to abide by rules and norms
 
Connectors:
A: The insurance sector in India is
E: still at the nascent stage with a lot of potential
 
The remaining pair would have also been correct, had the fragments been connected with 'as' and had the phrase 'from business ventures' not been there.
 
Hence, Option D is the correct 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.