## Tips and Tricks to Solve Reasoning Alphabet Series Questions

Alphabet Series tricks for **Bank PO** : Problems based on English alphabet series are frequently asked in banking exams. The key to solving these types of problems quickly is by remembering the positions of the alphabets from the beginning as well as from the end.

**Let us look at some problems:**

**Directions for questions 1 to 3: **The letters of the English alphabet are assigned numbers from 26 to 1 in such a way that 26 stands for A, 25 stands for B, and so on. The assigned numbers are used to write the letters of the alphabet.

**What will be the sum total of all the vowels in the sequence?**

(1) 80 (2) 84 (3) 76 (4) None of these

**Which of the following sequences denotes a valid word?**

(1) 6-12-18-23 (2) 5-11-19-22 (3) 5-15-18-24 (4) 5-12-18-23

**What will be the next term in the following sequence?**

Z, W, R, K, ___

(1) A (2) B (3) C (4) D

**Sol for questions 1 to 3:**

- A – 26

E – 22

I – 18

O – 12

U – 6

The sum is **84**.

**Answer: (2)**

**2.**5 12 18 23

V O ID

**Answer: (4)**

**3.**Z, W, R, K,

1 4 9 16 25 (5^{2}) i.e., B

**Answer: (2)**

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**Directions for questions 4 to 7: **In the English alphabet series, letters from A to M denote numeric values from 13 to 1 (such that A is 13, B is 12, & so on…) and letters from N to Z denote numeric values from 1 to 13 (such that N is 1, O is 2, & so on …)

**Which of the following will be the numeric value of the product of ROD?**

(1) 90 (2) 120 (3) 100 (4) 110

**Which one of the following words will have the numeric value equal to that of BELL as a product of the numeric codes?**

(1) YELL (2) DELL (3) RODE (4) None of these

**Assuming that the salaries and allowances are coded with the help of designations using the code given above, who will be drawing the highest salary among the following?**

(1) PEON (2) CLERK (3) HEAD (4) None of these

**Out of the given four options, three groups of letters follow a certain rule. Find the odd one out that does not follow the rule?**

(1) DSFU (2) WTSH (3) JNOR (4) BUDL

**Sol for questions 4 to 7:**

**A =**13 **N = **1

**B **= 12 **O = **2

**C **= 11 **P = **3

**D **= 10**Q = **4

**E **= 9 **R = **5

**F **= 8 **S = **6

**G **= 7 **T = **7

**H **= 6 **U = **8

**I =**5 **V = **9

**J **= 4 **W = **10

**K **= 3 **X = **11

**L **= 2 **Y = **12

**M **= 1 **Z = **13

- (3) R = 5, O = 2, D = 10

Thus the product of codes for R, O and D will be = 5 * 2 * 10 = **100**

**Answer: (3)**

- YELL will have the same numeric value as BELL.

As, Y = B = 12.

**Answer: (1)**

- PEON = (3* 9* 2* 10)

CLERK =(11* 2* 9* 5* 3)

HEAD = (6* 9* 13* 10)

Therefore, the HEAD will be drawing the maximum salary.

**Answer: (3)**

**JNOR is the answer as all other three are having the same sum, which is equal to 32.**

**Answer: (3)**

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