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In the era of smart world | CAT VARC Questions- Parajumble

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The question below is from previous year CAT question from CAT 2018 exam comes from CAT Parajumble : In the era of smart world. Find out by answering this question which tests an aspirant’s CAT VARC skills:

CAT 2018 – Slot -2 - Question 3 - In the era of smart world

Q. 3: The four sentences (labelled 1,2,3,4) given in this question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a number. Decide on the proper sequence of order of the sentences and key in this sequence of four numbers as your answer:

1. In the era of smart world, however, ‘Universal Basic Income’ is an ineffective instrument which cannot address the potential breakdown of the social contract when large swathes of the population would effectively be unemployed.

2. In the era of industrial revolution, the abolition of child labour, poor laws and the growth of trade unions helped families cope with the pressures of mechanised work.

3. Growing inequality could be matched by a creeping authoritarianism that is bolstered by technology that is increasingly able to peer into the deepest vestiges of our lives.

4. New institutions emerge which recognise ways in which workers could contribute to and benefit by economic growth when, rather than if, their jobs are automated.

by reading the statements, we get to know that 213 form a pair. statement 2 and statement 3 are the two contrasting ideas. 2 and 1 will form a pair. the idea of growing inequality in statement 3 is a consequence of ‘large swathes of population getting unemployed’, as indicated in statement


1. thus we see that 2, 1 and 3 form a coherent paragraph. the difficult thing is the placement of statement 4. it could come at the start or at the end.


for this we have to understand the contents of statement 4. it says that ‘new institutions emerge…’. both statements 2 and 1 have those new institutions. in statement 2 it is trade unions, while in statement 1 it is universal basic income. thus the idea stated in 4 finds further substantiation in statements 2 and 1. 4 will come at the start. 4213 form a coherent paragraph.

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