Directions :  In the following items each passage consists of six sentences. The first sentence (S₁) and the sixth sentence (S6) are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences in each have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. You are required to find out the proper sequence of the four sentences and mark accordingly on the Answer Sheet.

S1: In neighbouring Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal has fallen on bad times.

S6: It is still a source water-albeit unpotable for the thirsty Kodai.

P: Trouble started when the focus was shifted from Ooty to Kodai in the mid 80s.

Q: The once pristine surroundings have been destroyed by construction that paid scant respect to the ecological sensitivity of the area.

R: Commercial forces took over the hill station large-scale activities and building commenced around the artificial lake created in the 1800s.

S: There is large-scale deforestation as well.

The correct sequence should be:

A P-S-Q-R Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B Q-R-P-S Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C Q-S-P-R Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D P-R-Q-S Correct Answer Incorrect Answer


The correct sequence is P-R-Q-S, which is given in option (d). Therefore, option (d) is the correct answer. Statement P should be the first statement after statement S1 as it tells about the starting of the bad times which is mentioned in statement S1. Statement R should follow statement P as it proceeds to tell the further reason. Statement Q-S should come last in the arrangement.

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