Paragraph Organization Civil Service Test Examples

Next to Reading Comprehension, Paragraph Organization in the Civil Service exam is another challenging part. It is not so difficult however, it is very time consuming.

Why? Because it is about finding the correct arrangement of the sentences to form the correct paragraph, article or story. You need to organize sentences – which comes first, then next and so on. Thus, it is called “Paragraph Organization.”

Usually, in this type of test you will be given shuffled sentences and you need to arrange them to form a story or a passage with sense. How would you know, you got the arrangement right?

Simple re-read your sequence and ask yourself if it makes sense. No worries darlings, we are giving effective techniques and strategies here because the purpose of this reviewer is for you to pass the exam in one take.

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As usual, we provide paragraph organization test samples and questions below which you can use as reviewer. I will make a PDF version of this book soon. This tutorial and these tips will help you to prepare for your big day at the Testing Center. Relax and you will pass the test.

Tips in Paragraph Organization

Every paragraph, story or an article has a pattern and your goal is to organize the whole pattern to present the main thought chronologically. If it’s hard for you, make an outline of each topic in the sentences.

Watch out for signal words which indicates time or events.

Watch out for the following signal words:

Order or sequence:

  • First, second, third, first and foremost, afterwards, then, next, at last, until, finally, lastly

Comparison: Similarities and differences:

  • But, however, on the other hand, than, likewise, nonetheless, nevertheless, similarly, oppose to, apparently

Cause and effect:

  • Because, hence, thus, therefore, consequently, subsequently

Paragraph Organization Techniques:

  1. Find the topic sentence. It usually contains the main idea or the main topic
  2. Next find the supporting sentences that support that topic sentence.
  3. Find the concluding sentence or the closing sentence. It usually the final thought or conclusion and marks the end of the article, paragraph or story.

So easy right? Now, prepare yourself and answer the following quiz below.

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Paragraph Organization Test Samples Civil Service Exam:

Instruction: Choose the best order and sequence of the following sentences to form a well-organized paragraph.
A. One effective way is to diversify his funds to different investments like real estate, stocks and money instruments like bonds and trust funds.
B. It is always best to expand money to different investment wheels.
C. A wise investor must not put all his eggs in one basket.
D. He should always consider the risks involved in investing his money.

  1.   CBAD                 2. CBDA                  3. CDAB                  4. CDBA

A. It is very vital to have social media presence however personal blogs serve as web domains.
B. Most people including celebrities and businessmen have blogs nowadays.
C. Therefore, building them will help anyone in promoting himself or his business.
D. Apparently blogs are like our offices only they are in the internet.

  1. BDAC                   2. BADC                  3. BACD                  4. BDCA

A. The basic steps in building a website are easy to remember and registering a domain name is the usual priority.
B. Designing a layout will come after that.
C. Finally, adding more content and social media presence are required to keep your site active.
D. Then you need a hosting provider to host your site’s content in the World Wide Web.

  1. ABCD                  2. ADBC                  3. ACBD                  4. ADCB

A. Speaking in English every day is also proven effective.
B. Another way is watching English movies and TV shows particularly with English subtitles.
C. Reading articles in books, newspapers, and magazines is just among the helpful ways.
D. There are many ways to improve and develop English proficiency.

  1. DCBA                  2. DACB                 3. DABC                   4. DCAB

A. Others don’t realize yet what to pursue because they have many dreams.
B. Finding the right course in college is one of the most challenging decisions anyone can make.
C. Some people want to pursue their dreams ever since they were just little.
D. Indeed destiny is a matter of choice.

  1. BDAC                  2. BCDA                3. BADC                   4. BCAD

A. While passport, airline tickets and valid IDs are required, proof of financial capacity may be required for visa application.
B. Many Filipinos rejoiced hearing that good news.
C. The Bureau of Immigration announced recently that proof of financial capacity is not a primary requirement at the airport.
D. Positive points go to the bureau for this.

  1. CBAD                  2. CADB                  3. CABD                  4. CBDA

A. This will be one of your tickets to land a job in the government.
B. That is why many people apply to take the Career Service examination.
C. If you passed the exam, you will get a certificate of eligibility.
D. Career Service Eligibility is a major requirement to apply for a job position in the government.

  1. DCBA                  2. DBAC                   3. DBCA                 4. DCAB

A. Your passport will arrive in 7 days if you choose the rush processing.
B. Getting a passport is faster nowadays.
C. Now, it only takes about 10 working days.
D. Compared before, it would take about a month for the regular processing.

  1. BCAD                 2. BDCA                    3. BADC                  4. BACD

A. Facebook has been the number one social network in the web and the world for quite long now.
B. Mobile instant messaging apps are also dominating social presence in the internet.
C. After many acquisitions, Facebook bought Instagram, one of the fastest growing photo sharing networks.
D. Because of that, Facebook acquired WhatsApp, a leading instant chat platform like Kakaotalk.

  1. ACBD                 2. ABCD                     3. ADCB                  4. ADBC

A. They will help you to purchase through zero-interest installment schemes.
B. Thus, you must be wise and pay in full if you want to avoid never-ending debts.
C. Credit cards are helpful if you know how and when to use them wisely.
D. However, they will produce interests from interests if you didn’t pay the whole amount at the due date.

  1. CDBA                2. CABD                     3. CDAB                   4. CADB

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93 thoughts on “Paragraph Organization Civil Service Test Examples”

  1. Hi Po! maam ,,.kindly send the answer key of Paragraph Organization maam..! ito po ang answers ko.. 1) 1 CBAD 2) 3 BACD 3) 2 ADBC 4) 2 DACB 5) 4 BCAB 6) 1 CBAD 7) 3 DBCA 8) 1 BCAD 9) 4 ADBC 10) 2 CABD WAIT lng po ako answer key maam salamat po..maam..Thank you ..God Bless!

  2. Ma’am pls send me the complete reviewer please… i need to pass my civil service exam in just 1 take… pls… can u help me Ma’am, anyway thankyou for sharing us your knowledge… Godbless ma’am!

  3. Good aftie. Can I have the reviewer for csc exam on paragraph oraganization, reading comprehension, analogy, logic, and numerical reasoning. Thank you so much! ????Please po. God bless.

    • Good morning po. I didn’t receive my request about the csc reviewer (Paragraph organization) and i find it difficult to access kasi sa word press. So here’s my question, do I need to sign in (word to get my reviewer?

  4. Good day ma’am, nagpaplan po kasi ako to take CSE, paano po makaavail nung CSE reviewer questions and answer keys po? Di po kasi ako makaavail thru paship. May other option of payment po ba? Please, I need ur help ma’am,, thanks in advance.

  5. 1. CBAD (wrong) CDAB (correct)
    2. BADC
    3. ADBC
    4. DCBA
    5. BCAD
    6. CBAD (wrong) CBDA (correct)
    7. DBCA
    8. BDCA
    9. ACBD
    10. CADB

    Yehey I passed 80% ahahhahahahahah

  6. Good day. I saw your free online reviewer for CSE. I would like to ask permission if I can use this one and share it to my friends. I believe this is very helpful. I have my CS Eligibility under PD 907 so I really dont know the format of the exam. Hope to hear from you soonest. Sure, credits will be given to you. Thanks a lot and God bless.

  7. hi po pwedi po ba makihinge ng soft copy ng CSC reviewer?thanks po kc magtatake po ako ng exam dipa kc ako nakakapasa..tnx po

  8. Hi po!.. I’m planning to share your reviewers on my Facebook page with credits given to you, of course. It doesn’t qualify reproduction, right?

  9. Hello mam fel, sorry kasi ngayon lang nakapagpasalamat, i took up cs prof exam last april 2014, first taker po ako at dahil busy po sa thesis, dito nalang ako nagreview 1 day before the exam. since sobrang busy po ako. to make the story short, i passed the exam. i recommend your site to my sister who took the exam last october 2014 at nakapasa naman sya at sa iba ko din friends who took up this may 2015, unluckily not all them passed, but there are some. so thank you parin po. di na namin kelangan gumastos at magpaka babad magreview dahil meron naman na po ito. PS: salamat din po sa iba nyong blogs, napaka reliable po nya. sana madami pa kayong magawa blogs. godbless mam fel, thank you po ulit

  10. 1. 3 c
    2. 2 c
    3. 2 c
    4. 1 c
    5. 4 c
    6. 3 4
    7. 3 c
    8. 2 c
    9. 1 c
    10. 4 c

    haha, i got only 1 mistake for this kind of exam, i follow the instructions maam, thanks a lot po.
    sana makapasa ako this incoming may 3 exam, 1 to go nalang.

  11. Am encouraged well to follow your tips and reviewer share here on cs post.though am still soliciting another tips for paragraph organization ma’am.soconfused .thank you.

  12. mam pls send me the complete reviewer please… i need to pass my civil service exam in just 1 take… pls… can u help me maam, anyway thankyou for sharing us your knowledge… godbless maam

  13. hello planu ko mag take ng exam this coming 2015 anung month po bah yung first batch in 2015 kc I’m still in abroad and my contract will finish in march 2015 plssss reply po para poh mka ready ako…almost done na poh ako nagrereview gamit ng website nyu
    thank yuo.

  14. Hi Ms. Marifel! Medyo nahihirapan po akong i-download yung pdf reviewer. BPI lang po kc debit card ko. Ano pa pong ibang alternative para makapagpay at ng maidownload ko po. Thank you.

  15. Hi Ma’am Marifel! I have plan to take my first CSE this coming Oct. 2014, and I’m so interested to join on your online review on CSE. Im hoping to find favor in you. Pls help me… thank you!

  16. out of 10 items 9 yung tama ko. medyo nalito ako sa number 6. anyway thanks for this. It helps. :)))

    later ung iba na naman.

  17. h! Ma’am,,,can i add you po in fb,,,,gusto ko rin po sanang makaavail sa reviewer nio po,,,,i am planning po to take the civil service exam by oct,,,,tnx po in advance,,,,

  18. plz i want to take next october 2014 exam for CSC. Can u help me to review. woild it be effective if i will have a self review only? Thank you

    • Yes, Civil Service exam is not that hard. You just need to review to prepare for the real exam and read all the posts in this reviewer to know what will happen before, during and after the exam. I personally just self-reviewed and I know lots of people did the same and they passed 🙂

  19. please send me all the answers (Numerical Reasoning Practice Test; Paragraph Organization Civil Service; Reading Comprehension Test, Exercise and Strategies; Civil Service Exam Reviewer for Analogy and Logic; Correct Spelling and Idiomatic Expressions with Meaning and Examples) Thank you!

  20. thanks for the tips and sample test. Can I ask a favor please post the techniques and sample test for math

  21. Hi Ms. Marifel, after liking your facebook page.. I can’t find the correct answers for Paragraph Organization questions. May I know the correct answers ma’am? Thank you so much in advance.


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