Letter And Symbol Series Tips, Tricks And Shortcuts

Tips and Tricks to solve letter and symbol series problems

On this page you will learn about the tips and tricks for letter series. There are mainly 4 types of questions asked in exams. However, these questions can be framed disorderly which makes questions tough. Practicing all these types can improve the speed of the students.

Tips and Tricks to Solve Letter and Symbol Series

Letter and Symbol Series Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 

The diagram given below is just a shortcut method to remember opposites of all the alphabets using some tricky wirds.

letter series Tricks and shortcuts

Concept of Letter Series Tips and Tricks 

  • Alphabetical Order: A straightforward series where letters are arranged in their regular alphabetical order.
    Example: A, B, C, D, E, …

  • Repeated Patterns: A series that repeats a specific pattern of letters at regular intervals.
    Example: AB, CD, EF, GH, …

  • Skipping Letters: A series that skips a certain number of letters between each consecutive pair.
    Example: A, C, E, G, …

  • Ascending or Descending Order: A series where letters are arranged either in increasing or decreasing order based on their positions in the alphabet.
    Example (Ascending): A, E, I, M, Q, …

  • Vowel and Consonant Alternation: A series that alternates between vowels and consonants.
    Example: A, B, E, D, I, L, …

  • Reversed Patterns: A series where patterns of letters are reversed.
    Example: BA, DC, FE, HG, …

  • Shifting Positions: A series where each letter is shifted a certain number of positions from the previous letter.
    Example: A, C, F, I, …

  • Repetition: A series that repeats a specific letter at regular intervals.
    Example: A, B, A, B, A, …

Letter and Symbols Series Tips and Tricks:

1. Arrangement as per English dictionary:

Ordering words in English alphabetical order means ‘To place the alphabets in the order as they seem in an English dictionary’. For making this type, mainly the letter of every word should be considered first. After this arrangement of word is made in the order in which they comes in the English alphabets.

Question 1.

The following four words are arranged in an alphabetical order, read carefully and tell which word will come in the second place?

(a) Absorbing
(b) Absorber
(c) Absorb
(d) Absorbed

Answer: D

The arrangement will be like, we have: Absorb, Absorbed, Absorber, Absorbing.

2. Alpha-Numeric Sequence

A disorderly arrangement of few letters, numbers and symbols will be there in these Alpha-numeric sequence questions. However occasionally English alphabets from A to Z are given simply.

Question 2.

Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the question given below.


How many such vowels are there in the overhead arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded by a number and not immediately followed by a symbol?

(a) two
(b) One
(c) None
(d) Three


According to the question, in the given arrangements two such consonants 6AC and 5 U F are immediately preceded by a number and not immediately followed by a symbol.

3. Letter-Word Problems

Under letter-word problems, given from the certain word, questions would be asked as, from the starting of the word how many letters in the word is as far away, as it is from the starting of the English alphabet. Also in this type, a certain word is given and then students need to answer about the number of letters that remain same in their position if they place in alphabetical command. At times, in questions are asked in a given word, if vowel and consonants founds or not?

Question 3.

How many such letters are there in the word QMCKLOA that remain same in its position, if the letters of the word are arranged in alphabetical order?

(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three

Answer. B

The arrangement will be like:

Q         M         C          K          L          O         A

A          C         K          L          M         O         Q

So, such type of letter is only O.

4. Rule Detection

Under this type of questions, a specific rule will be there to solve the problems. Students are advised to solve the same by following the rules given in the question.

Question 4.

Find out the correct alternatives in which numbers of letters skipped in between adjacent letters in the series is two?


Answer:  B


In between C and F 2 letters, In between F and I 2 letters, In between I and L 2 letters, In between L and O 2 letters

Question 5 :

M5AX, _ _ _ _ , O3CV, P4DU, Q5ET

(d)None of the above

The first letters begin with M followed by NOPQ.
The third letter begins with A followed by BCDE.
The last letters are in reverse order from X.
The numeric series in order 54345
Therefore N4BW will come in the blank.
Hence Option B is the correct one.

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