Alphabet Coding – Solved Examples

In Clerical Pre-level exams, one of the reasoning topics is Alphabet Coding. Here you can check the types of Puzzles and the solving techniques. You can also check the examples of some important Puzzles which are asked in various bank exams.

Example:
In each question below is given a group of letters followed by four combinations of digits/symbols numbered (A), (B), (C) and (D). You have to find out which of the combinations correctly represents the group of letters based on the coding system and mark the number of that combination as your answer. If none of the combinations correctly represents the group of letters, mark (E), i.e ”None of these” as your answer.

Letter                     : W R A P G B M U S E F T N D

Digit/Symbol Code:  \$ 8  ! 2 7 # 9 @ ? 5 β 4 * 6

Conditions:

(i)If the middle letter is a vowel, the codes for the first and fourth letters are to be interchanged.
(ii) If the first two letters are consonants, the first letter is to be coded, no code may be given to the second letter and the remaining three letters are to be coded.
(iii) If the first letter is a vowel and the last letter is a consonant both are to be coded as the code for the Consonant.

1.NEAST
Condition I follows
If the middle letter is a vowel, the codes for the first and fourth letters are to be interchanged.
Code for N – *
Code for S – ?
According to the condition, code should be interchanged.
?5!*4
E – 5
A – !
T – 4

2.RBMFN
Condition II follows
If the first two letters are consonants, the first letter is to be coded, no code may be given to the second letter and the remaining three letters are to be coded.
Code for R – 8
Code for M – 9
Code for F – β
Code for N – *

3.ABMUD
Condition III follows
If the first letter is a vowel and the last letter is a consonant both are to be coded as the code for the Consonant.
Code for D – 6
Code for B – #
Code for M – 9
Code for U – @
Code for D – 6