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Sentence Elimination or Odd One Out is a type of VA question that must be answered by the CAT Aspirants in the CAT Exam. It is a must-attempt question because the chance of getting the question correct is high since there is only one odd sentence out of the 5 sentences. Understanding and linking the sentences with one another is the best way to solve this question. Read plenty of articles during your CAT Online Preparation to understand the context that helps in linking the sentences together and thus, ace the CAT Exam.

Five sentences related to a topic are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out. Choose its number as your answer and key it in.

Question 32 : 1. As India looks to increase the number of cities, our urban planning must factor in potential natural disasters and work out contingencies in advance.
2. Authorities must revise data and upgrade infrastructure and mitigation plans even if their local area hasn’t been visited by a natural calamity yet.
3. Extreme temperatures, droughts, and forest fires have more than doubled since 1980.
4. There is no denying the fact that our baseline normal weather is changing.
5. It is no longer a question of whether we will be hit by nature’s fury but rather when.

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Explanatory Answer

21 is a link: both sentences relate to what authorities must do to address potential natural disasters. Similarly, 45 is a link: 4 declares our baseline normal weather to be changing and 5 expands on this idea. Also, 2 explains that authorities must act even if their local area hasn’t been hit by a natural calamity yet. This links to the idea in 5 that it is not question of whether a calamity will hit but when. 4521 is a possible sequence. Statement 3 is the odd one out.

3 is the correct answer.


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