CAT 2002 Question Paper Question 138

Question 138

The sentences given in each question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

A. Having a strategy is a matter of discipline.

B. It involves the configuration of a tailored value chain that enables a company to offer unique value.

C. It requires a strong focus on profitability and a willingness to make tough tradeoffs in choosing what not to do.

D. Strategy goes far beyond the pursuit of best practices.

E. A company must stay the course even during times of upheaval, while constantly improving and extending its distinctive positioning.

F. When a company’s activities fit together as a self-reinforcing system, any competitor wishing to imitate a strategy must replicate the whole system.


A introduces the main idea of the para - having a strategy.

C and E extend this idea in that order. So, ACE is a sequence.

DB is a mandatory pair. The 'it' in sentence B refers to 'the strategy' in sentence D.

F is the concluding sentence.

So, the correct order of sentences is ACEDBF.

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