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Reasoning Ability is an onerous section. With the increasing complexity of questions, it becomes hard for one to give it the cold shoulder. The only way to make the grade in this particular section in the forthcoming banking exams like IBPS PO / Clerk is to practice continuously with all your heart and soul
Alphanumeric (sometimes shortened to alphameric) is a combination of alphabetic and numeric characters. In some cases, it may include upper and lower case letters, punctuation marks, and symbols (such as @, &, and *,). Questions based on alphanumeric series are commonly asked in various competitive exams.

## TIPS, TRICKS, AND SHORTCUTS IN ALPHABET TEST

Introduction:
This article covers the topic of Alphabet Test questions based on which are asked under the reasoning section in various competitive exams like IBPS Clerk, SBI Clerk, SSC CGL, Placement Aptitude, IBPS PO, SBI PO, NICL AO, LIC AAO, SBI Associate Clerk, SBI Associate PO, CAT and others.
Under this, we deal with different types of questions based on English Alphabets, which could be asked in upcoming IBPS RRB, PO and Clerk.

### Important Facts Of Alphabet Test:

1. Position number of letters in English
2. Position number of letters in English alphabets in reverse
3. We know A, E, I, O and U are vowels of the English alphabet and remaining letters are consonants of English
4. A → 4 M (A to M) letters are called the first half of English
5. N → 4 Z (N to Z) letters are called the second half of English
6. To the left means Z → A (Z to A)
7. To the right means A → Z (A to Z)
8. From A → Z (A to Z) letters are called left to right of English
9. From Z → A (Z to A) letters are called right to left of English alphabets.

#### Types Of Question-Based On Alphabet Test

There are four types of questions based on the Alphabet test:
Type- I Arrangement According To The Dictionary
Arranging words in alphabetical order implies ‘to arrange them in the order as they appear in a dictionary’. For this arrangement, first, we shall consider the first letter of each word. Arrange the words in the order in which these letters come in the English alphabets.
Type 2 Alpha-Numeric Sequence
In these types of questions, a jumbled sequence of some letters, numbers and symbols are given. Sometimes only English alphabets from A to Z are given.
Type 3 Letter-Word ProblemsIn these types of problems, a certain word is given and candidates are required to answer asked, how many letters in the word is as far away from the beginning of the word as, it is from the beginning of the English alphabet. Sometimes, a certain word is given and then asked how many letters remain same in its position if they arrange in alphabetical order. Sometimes, a certain word is given and asked, if vowel and consonants constitute
Type 4 Rule Detection
In these types of problems or questions, a certain rule is given in questions and candidates are asked. choose
the correct alternatives that follow this given rule.

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