The five sentences (labelled 1,2,3,4, and 5) given in this question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper order for the sentences and key in this sequence of five numbers as your answer.

  1. In each sector of the economy we are presented with the need for reform, none more so than in higher education.
  2. Since this was a ‘reform’, and since reform must evidently be done quickly, vice chancellors were advised (or instructed?) it be done from the forthcoming session.
  3. Every epoch has its buzzwords, and ours seems obsessed with Reform.
  4. Important issues such as syllabi, reading material and infrastructure were presumably to be regarded as minor and hence ignored, to be dealt with later (if ever).
  5. An example of this is our being told in 2015 that with a “view to bringing about qualitative improvement”, a Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) would be introduced in institutions of Higher Education in the country.

See our previous ‘Questions of the Day’:

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Verbal Question of the Day: 30


  1. Ridhima Mehta

    31 – mandatory pair
    524 should come in that order because it gives an example of the reform and then how it was dealt with

  2. Mayank Khanna

    3- Good openor and probably the most general statement
    1- The beginning of being specific with choosing one sector where reforms are done
    5- Example of reforms
    2- The sentence begins with “This” reform so it talking about specific one reform so it follows CBCS example
    4- Further enhance point 2 as many important things were left possibly because decission was taken in hurry

  3. 31524.
    3 is a general statement.1 must follow 3 because 3 talks about our obsession with reform and hence in every sector we are presented with need to reform.5 follows 3 because it tells how this need to reform brought the introduction of CBCS in higher education.2 must follow 5 as it a mandatory pair.

  4. TG.Prabhat

    For the first time, everyone has answered the question of the day correctly- Congratulations! 🙂
    This does complicate things for me- I’ll have to attempt to set harder parajumbles now onwards.
    (Spot the assumption in my argument.)

    3 introduces ‘reform’ and 1 supports 3 with evidence of how reform is a buzzword. 5 follows with an example of a reform in higher education. 2 succeeds 5 due to the pronoun references. 4 is a consequence of the way in which the reform in higher education was carried out.

    Give today’s question a shot:

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