Directions: Rearrange the following seven sentences A, B, C, D, E, F and G in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the question given beside.

A. Providing benefits for women and children is a societal responsibility which can be funded in a large country through a combination of general taxation and contributory payments. 
 
B. This should further lead to closer scrutiny of the difficulties faced by unorganised workers who fall beyond the scope of any worthwhile labour welfare measures.
 
C. The enhancement of paid maternity leave for women in the organised sector to 26 weeks from 12 is a progressive step. 
 
D. The reported move to restrict even this meagre benefit to the first child for budgetary reasons is retrograde and must be given up. 
 
E. Positive though it is, the amended law is expected to cover only 1.8 million women, a small subset of women in the workforce. 
 
F. For many poor millions in the unorganised sector, the only support available is a small conditional cash benefit of Rs. 6,000 during pregnancy and lactation offered under the Maternity Benefit Programme. 
 
G. It is wholly welcome that such a benefit is being introduced with an amendment to the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. 
1
Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
» Explain it
D
The correct sequence is C-B-G-E-F-D-A and the second sentence is clearly B.
 
Option D is hence the correct answer.

Common Explanation:
 
In this piece of article the writer clearly seems to be, on one hand, appreciating the government’s move of providing benefits for women working in the organised sector and criticizing its negligence towards the other women in unorganised sector on the other. Sentence C clearly sets the tone of the passage and hence should be the first statement. 
 
Now, to find the second sentence in the sequence is really a bit complex. At a glance, sentence G seems to be coming next but if we picked this, we would not be able to fit the sentence B elsewhere or if we placed the sentence B somewhere else, it would bring absurdity to the context of the passage. Besides, the demonstrative pronoun ‘This’ in the very beginning of the sentence B is connecting well to the word ‘step’, the noun used at the end of the sentence C. Sentence B therefore follows. 
 
Keywords that connect B to C:
‘this’ (B) – ‘step’ (C) 
 
G follows the sequence as it welcomes and describes the idea discussed in the first sentence. 
 
Keywords/phrases that connect G to C:
‘such a benefit’ (G) – ‘enhancement of paid maternity leave for women’ (C)
 
E clearly seems to follow the sequence as it brings a contrast to the point being discussed. 
 
Keywords/phrases that connect E to G:
‘the amended law’ (E) – ‘an amendment’ (G)

F immediately follows as it supports the argument made in sentence E.

Keywords/phrases that connect F to E:
'For many poor millions in the unorganised sector' (F)  – 'a small subset of women in the workforce' (E)
 
D must follow the sequence made so far as it criticizes the current benefit scheme for women in the unorganised sector whle quoting government's apathy towards the women in unorganised sector.
 
Keywords/phrases that connect D to F:
‘this meagre benefit’ – ‘a small conditional cash benefit of Rs. 6,000’
 
Now, the only sentence that is left is sentence A and it will obviously take the last position in the sequence. Hence, the correct sequence of sentences will be C-B-G-E-F-D-A.
2
Which of the following would be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
» Explain it
C
The correct sequence is C-B-G-E-F-D-A and the fourth sentence is clearly F.
 
Option C is hence the correct answer.

Common Explanation:
 
In this piece of article the writer clearly seems to be, on one hand, appreciating the government’s move of providing benefits for women working in the organised sector and criticizing its negligence towards the other women in unorganised sector on the other. Sentence C clearly sets the tone of the passage and hence should be the first statement. 
 
Now, to find the second sentence in the sequence is really a bit complex. At a glance, sentence G seems to be coming next but if we picked this, we would not be able to fit the sentence B elsewhere or if we placed the sentence B somewhere else, it would bring absurdity to the context of the passage. Besides, the demonstrative pronoun ‘This’ in the very beginning of the sentence B is connecting well to the word ‘step’, the noun used at the end of the sentence C. Sentence B therefore follows. 
 
Keywords that connect B to C:
‘this’ (B) – ‘step’ (C) 
 
G follows the sequence as it welcomes and describes the idea discussed in the first sentence. 
 
Keywords/phrases that connect G to C:
‘such a benefit’ (G) – ‘enhancement of paid maternity leave for women’ (C)
 
E clearly seems to follow the sequence as it brings a contrast to the point being discussed. 
 
Keywords/phrases that connect E to G:
‘the amended law’ (E) – ‘an amendment’ (G)

F immediately follows as it supports the argument made in sentence E.

Keywords/phrases that connect F to E:
'For many poor millions in the unorganised sector' (F)  – 'a small subset of women in the workforce' (E)
 
D must follow the sequence made so far as it criticizes the current benefit scheme for women in the unorganised sector whle quoting government's apathy towards the women in unorganised sector.
 
Keywords/phrases that connect D to F:
‘this meagre benefit’ – ‘a small conditional cash benefit of Rs. 6,000’
 
Now, the only sentence that is left is sentence A and it will obviously take the last position in the sequence. Hence, the correct sequence of sentences will be C-B-G-E-F-D-A.
3
Which of the following would be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
» Explain it
A
The correct sequence is C-B-G-E-F-D-A and the first sentence is clearly C.
 
Option A is hence the correct answer.

Common Explanation:
 
In this piece of article the writer clearly seems to be, on one hand, appreciating the government’s move of providing benefits for women working in the organised sector and criticizing its negligence towards the other women in unorganised sector on the other. Sentence C clearly sets the tone of the passage and hence should be the first statement. 
 
Now, to find the second sentence in the sequence is really a bit complex. At a glance, sentence G seems to be coming next but if we picked this, we would not be able to fit the sentence B elsewhere or if we placed the sentence B somewhere else, it would bring absurdity to the context of the passage. Besides, the demonstrative pronoun ‘This’ in the very beginning of the sentence B is connecting well to the word ‘step’, the noun used at the end of the sentence C. Sentence B therefore follows. 
 
Keywords that connect B to C:
‘this’ (B) – ‘step’ (C) 
 
G follows the sequence as it welcomes and describes the idea discussed in the first sentence. 
 
Keywords/phrases that connect G to C:
‘such a benefit’ (G) – ‘enhancement of paid maternity leave for women’ (C)
 
E clearly seems to follow the sequence as it brings a contrast to the point being discussed. 
 
Keywords/phrases that connect E to G:
‘the amended law’ (E) – ‘an amendment’ (G)

F immediately follows as it supports the argument made in sentence E.

Keywords/phrases that connect F to E:
'For many poor millions in the unorganised sector' (F)  – 'a small subset of women in the workforce' (E)
 
D must follow the sequence made so far as it criticizes the current benefit scheme for women in the unorganised sector whle quoting government's apathy towards the women in unorganised sector.
 
Keywords/phrases that connect D to F:
‘this meagre benefit’ – ‘a small conditional cash benefit of Rs. 6,000’
 
Now, the only sentence that is left is sentence A and it will obviously take the last position in the sequence. Hence, the correct sequence of sentences will be C-B-G-E-F-D-A.
 
4
Which of the following would be the LAST BUT ONE sentence after rearrangement?
» Explain it
E
The correct sequence is C-B-G-E-F-D-A and the last but one (second from the last) sentence is clearly D.
 
Option E is hence the correct answer.

Common Explanation:
 
In this piece of article the writer clearly seems to be, on one hand, appreciating the government’s move of providing benefits for women working in the organised sector and criticizing its negligence towards the other women in unorganised sector on the other. Sentence C clearly sets the tone of the passage and hence should be the first statement. 
 
Now, to find the second sentence in the sequence is really a bit complex. At a glance, sentence G seems to be coming next but if we picked this, we would not be able to fit the sentence B elsewhere or if we placed the sentence B somewhere else, it would bring absurdity to the context of the passage. Besides, the demonstrative pronoun ‘This’ in the very beginning of the sentence B is connecting well to the word ‘step’, the noun used at the end of the sentence C. Sentence B therefore follows. 
 
Keywords that connect B to C:
‘this’ (B) – ‘step’ (C) 
 
G follows the sequence as it welcomes and describes the idea discussed in the first sentence. 
 
Keywords/phrases that connect G to C:
‘such a benefit’ (G) – ‘enhancement of paid maternity leave for women’ (C)
 
E clearly seems to follow the sequence as it brings a contrast to the point being discussed. 
 
Keywords/phrases that connect E to G:
‘the amended law’ (E) – ‘an amendment’ (G)

F immediately follows as it supports the argument made in sentence E.

Keywords/phrases that connect F to E:
'For many poor millions in the unorganised sector' (F)  – 'a small subset of women in the workforce' (E)
 
D must follow the sequence made so far as it criticizes the current benefit scheme for women in the unorganised sector whle quoting government's apathy towards the women in unorganised sector.
 
Keywords/phrases that connect D to F:
‘this meagre benefit’ – ‘a small conditional cash benefit of Rs. 6,000’
 
Now, the only sentence that is left is sentence A and it will obviously take the last position in the sequence. Hence, the correct sequence of sentences will be C-B-G-E-F-D-A.
5
Which of the following would be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
» Explain it
B
The correct sequence is C-B-G-E-F-D-A and the third sentence is clearly G.
 
Option B is hence the correct answer.

Common Explanation:
 
In this piece of article the writer clearly seems to be, on one hand, appreciating the government’s move of providing benefits for women working in the organised sector and criticizing its negligence towards the other women in unorganised sector on the other. Sentence C clearly sets the tone of the passage and hence should be the first statement. 
 
Now, to find the second sentence in the sequence is really a bit complex. At a glance, sentence G seems to be coming next but if we picked this, we would not be able to fit the sentence B elsewhere or if we placed the sentence B somewhere else, it would bring absurdity to the context of the passage. Besides, the demonstrative pronoun ‘This’ in the very beginning of the sentence B is connecting well to the word ‘step’, the noun used at the end of the sentence C. Sentence B therefore follows. 
 
Keywords that connect B to C:
‘this’ (B) – ‘step’ (C) 
 
G follows the sequence as it welcomes and describes the idea discussed in the first sentence. 
 
Keywords/phrases that connect G to C:
‘such a benefit’ (G) – ‘enhancement of paid maternity leave for women’ (C)
 
E clearly seems to follow the sequence as it brings a contrast to the point being discussed. 
 
Keywords/phrases that connect E to G:
‘the amended law’ (E) – ‘an amendment’ (G)

F immediately follows as it supports the argument made in sentence E.

Keywords/phrases that connect F to E:
'For many poor millions in the unorganised sector' (F)  – 'a small subset of women in the workforce' (E)
 
D must follow the sequence made so far as it criticizes the current benefit scheme for women in the unorganised sector whle quoting government's apathy towards the women in unorganised sector.
 
Keywords/phrases that connect D to F:
‘this meagre benefit’ – ‘a small conditional cash benefit of Rs. 6,000’
 
Now, the only sentence that is left is sentence A and it will obviously take the last position in the sequence. Hence, the correct sequence of sentences will be C-B-G-E-F-D-A.

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