• ENGLISH ALPHABET

    All the test papers of reasoning in the competitive examinations start with a question based on ‘Alphabet’. Depending on the type and selection criteria the numbers of questions vary. The understanding of English Alphabet is also essential to solve questions found in Coding – Decoding, Classification and Series.

    To solve the questions based on alphabets one should remember the position of alphabet from either side. Usually a number of words are given in the series which individually are called the terms and there is a definite relationship between each term. The candidate should be able to recall the position of the alphabet fast enough to solve these problems and know the position not only from left but from right as well.

    CODE BASED ON ENGLISH ALPHABET

    In order to solve questions pertaining to code based on English alphabet, you must known the position of each letter from either end so that you can recognize the coding pattern quickly.

    POSITION OF ALPHABETS FROM LEFT TO RIGHT

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    A B C D E F G H I
    10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    J K L M N O P Q R
    19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
    S T U V W X Y Z

    To memorise the position from left the student should first learn the EJOTY PRINICIPLE as explained hereunder:


    Each letter in the term EJOTY represents the position, which is multiple of 5. Thus,

    A F K P U
    B G L Q V
    C H M R W
    D I N S X
    E J O T Y
    5TH 10TH 15TH 20TH 25TH