Basics of Alphabet Test

Alphabet Test is one of the most important sections of the Reasoning sections. Candidates must have a crystal clear understanding of the Alphabet Test which is a part of Logical Reasoning section to score well in various Government Competitive examinations. We all know about the alphabets such as A to Z but most of us fail to give the correct answer to the questions asked from this section as they are designed in a tricky way. 

Let’s have a look at some examples of questions based on alphabets :
Write alphabets as given below to solve questions based on alphabets.

Question Type 1 :

Arrange the following words according to English dictionary and which is third word among them ?
HAT HEAT HEAD HEARD HATE

Solution :
According to English alphabets arrangement is
HAT HATE HEAD HEARD HEAT

So, Third word is HEAD.

Question Type 2:

In the word ‘NOVEL’ how many such pair of letters are there which have exactly same number of letters between them as in the English alphabet ?

Solution :

There are two pairs:
N-O and O-L

Question Type 3 :

How many meaningful words can be made from the 2nd, 5th, 9th, 10th letters of the word ‘ORIENTATION’ ?

Solution :

Only one meaningful word is possible i.e. IRON.

Question Type 4 :

If the 1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th letter and so on of the word REPRESENTATION are interchange then which is the 7th letter from the right end.

Solution :

So, 7th letter from right end is E.

Question Type 5 :

In English alphabet, which is the 4th letter to the left of the 11th letter from the left?

Solution :

11th letter of alphabet is K. 4th letter from K is G.