Coding Decoding
Team Careers360, 18 Sep 2019

Coding Decoding - One of the most important and common chapters in all government job examination is coding and decoding. Since it is a highly scoring chapter, most candidates look for coding-decoding questions to practice. Coding decoding questions asked in banking exams are different from the ones asked in SSC examinations. While the coding-decoding question in banking examinations are creative and different, the questions asked in SSC are fixed in nature. Some coding-decoding tricks, as well as practice questions, are given in this article.

Types of coding-decoding questions

  1. Letter to letter coding

  2. Letter to number coding

  3. Letter to symbol coding

  4. Common word coding

  5. Letter to number symbol coding, etc

How to prepare for coding-decoding questions?

  • Read the question carefully and relate each coded letter.

  • Once you understand the pattern, apply the same into word asked for the code.

  • Try to learn the rank of each letter of the alphabet using EJOTY.

  • In a letter to number coding, use their ranks to find the pattern.

  • Practice each type of pattern to be comfortable with every type of question.

  • Solve all the questions appeared in the previous examinations.

Practice questions on Coding-Decoding

Q 1. If `nitco sco tingo’ means `softer than flower’, `tingo rho mst’ means `sweet flower fragrance’ and `mst scot mp’ means `sweet than smile’. What would `fragrance’ stand for in that language?

  1. None of these

  2. mst

  3. tmp

  4. sco

  5. Rho (Correct)

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Q 2. If TAP is coded as SZO, then how is FREEZE coded?

  1. None of these

  2. EQDDYD (Correct)

  3. ESDDYD

  4. EQDDZD

  5. ATSSTS

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Q 3. In a certain code, SIKKIM is written as THLJJL, how is TRAINING written in that code?

  1. None of these

  2. UQBHOIOF

  3. UQBHOHOI

  4. UQBHOHOF (Correct)

  5. SQBHOHOF

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Q 4. In a certain code, MENTION is written as LNEITNO. How is PATTERN written in that code?

  1. ATAETNR

  2. OTAETNR (Correct)

  3. OTAESNR

  4. None of these

  5. STAETNR

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Q 5. In a certain language, MADRAS is coded as NBESBT, how is BOMBAY coded in that code?

  1. CPNCBZ (Correct)

  2. CPNCBX

  3. None of these

  4. DPNCBX

  5. DPNCBZ

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Q 6. In a certain code, TRIPPLE is written as SQHOOKD. How is DISPOSE written in that code?

  1. EJTQPTF

  2. None of these

  3. CHRPNRD

  4. CHRONRD (Correct)

  5. EJTQPTG

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Q 7. In a certain code, TOGETHER is written as RQEGRJCT. In the same code, PAROLE will be written as,

  1. RYPQJG

  2. None of these

  3. NCPQJG (Correct)

  4. NCPQJC

  5. RCPQJG

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Q 8. If JOSEPH is coded as FKOALD, then GEORGE will be coded as :

  1. CAKNCA (Correct)

  2. None of these

  3. CBKNCA

  4. CALNCA

  5. HAKNCA

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Q 9. If COOL is coded as DQRP, then write the code for HOT

  1. JQW

  2. IQW (Correct)

  3. None of these

  4. IPW

  5. IQX

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Q 10. If COMPLETED is coded as MOCELPDET, then DIRECTION will be coded as :

  1. RIDTCENOJ

  2. SIDTCENOI

  3. RIDTCENOI (Correct)

  4. None of these

  5. RIETCENOI

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Q 11. Directions : In each of the question, a group of numerals is given followed by four groups of symbol/letter combinations lettered (A), (B), (C) and (D). Numerals are to be coded as per the codes and conditions given below. You have to find out which of the combinations (A), (B), (C) and (D) is correct and indicate your answer accordingly. If none of the four combinations represents the correct code, mark (e) as your answer.

1569910679505

Following conditions apply:

(i) If the first digit as well as the last digit is odd, both are to be coded as `X’.

(ii) If the first digit as well as the last digit is even, both are to be coded as $.

(iii) If the last digit is `O’, it is to be coded as #.

  1. EFB#[email protected]

  2. [email protected]

  3. [email protected](Correct)

  4. EFBR#K

  5. None of these

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Q 12. Directions : In each of the question, a group of numerals is given followed by four groups of symbol/letter combinations lettered (A), (B), (C) and (D). Numerals are to be coded as per the codes and conditions given below. You have to find out which of the combinations (A), (B), (C) and (D) is correct and indicate your answer accordingly. If none of the four combinations represents the correct code, mark (e) as your answer.

1569910679298

Following conditions apply:

(i) If the first digit as well as the last digit is odd, both are to be coded as `X’.

(ii) If the first digit as well as the last digit is even, both are to be coded as $.

(iii) If the last digit is `O’, it is to be coded as #.

Question : 713540

  1. X%*NA#

  2. E%*BA# (Correct)

  3. E%*BAR

  4. X%*BAR

  5. None of these

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Q 13. Directions : In each of the question, a group of numerals is given followed by four groups of symbol/letter combinations lettered (A), (B), (C) and (D). Numerals are to be coded as per the codes and conditions given below. You have to find out which of the combinations (A), (B), (C) and (D) is correct and indicate your answer accordingly. If none of the four combinations represents the correct code, mark (e) as your answer.

1569910679064

Following conditions apply:

(i) If the first digit as well as the last digit is odd, both are to be coded as `X’.

(ii) If the first digit as well as the last digit is even, both are to be coded as $.

(iii) If the last digit is `O’, it is to be coded as #.

Question : 364819

  1. *FAK%X

  2. XFAK&M

  3. XFAK%M

  4. *EAK%X

  5. None of these (Correct)

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Q 14. Directions : In each of the question, a group of numerals is given followed by four groups of symbol/letter combinations lettered (A), (B), (C) and (D). Numerals are to be coded as per the codes and conditions given below. You have to find out which of the combinations (A), (B), (C) and (D) is correct and indicate your answer accordingly. If none of the four combinations represents the correct code, mark (e) as your answer.

1569910678938

Following conditions apply:

(i) If the first digit as well as the last digit is odd, both are to be coded as `X’.

(ii) If the first digit as well as the last digit is even, both are to be coded as $.

(iii) If the last digit is `O’, it is to be coded as #.

  1. XAFK*X (Correct)

  2. XAFK*M

  3. BAFK*X

  4. BAFK*M

  5. None of these

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Q 15. Directions : In each of the question, a group of numerals is given followed by four groups of symbol/letter combinations lettered (A), (B), (C) and (D). Numerals are to be coded as per the codes and conditions given below. You have to find out which of the combinations (A), (B), (C) and (D) is correct and indicate your answer accordingly. If none of the four combinations represents the correct code, mark (e) as your answer.

1569910679176

Following conditions apply:

(i) If the first digit as well as the last digit is odd, both are to be coded as `X’.

(ii) If the first digit as well as the last digit is even, both are to be coded as $.

(iii) If the last digit is `O’, it is to be coded as #.

  1. [email protected]

  2. [email protected]

  3. AKEFMS

  4. $LEFMS

  5. None of these (Correct)

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Q 16. If FRIEND is coded as HUMJTK, how is CANDLE written in that code ?

  1. EDRIRL (Correct)

  2. DCQHQK

  3. None of these

  4. FYOBOC

  5. DEQJQM

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Q 17. In a code language if POSE is coded as OQNPRTDF, then the word TYPE will be coded as

  1. SUXZOQFD

  2. None of these

  3. SUXZOQDF (correct)

  4. SUXZQODE

  5. SUXZQOFD

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Q 18. In a certain code, BOXER is written as AQWGQ. How VISIT is written in that code?

  1. UKRKU

  2. UKRKS (Correct)

  3. WKRKU

  4. WKRKS

  5. None of these

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Q 19. If `PAPER’ is written as `OZODQ’, how `PENCIL’ can be written in that code?

  1. QFODJM

  2. OFOBHM

  3. ODMDJM

  4. ODMBHK (Correct)

  5. None of these

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Q 20. In a certain code, INSTITUTION is written as NOITUTITSNI. How is PERFECTION written in that code?

  1. NOICTEFREP

  2. NOITCEFERP

  3. None of these

  4. NOITCEFREP (Correct)

  5. NOITCEFRPE

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Q 21. If BEAT is written as GIDV, then SOUP may be written as

  1. YSXR

  2. ZSYS

  3. None of these

  4. XSXR (Correct)

  5. XSYR

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Q 22. If BRASS is coded as 63516, then which of the following can be the code for SIR ?

  1. 315

  2. None of these

  3. 536

  4. 617 (Correct)

  5. 631

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Q 23. f MEDICO is coded as PBGFFL, then DOCTOR will be coded as

  1. GLFQRO (Correct)

  2. GLFQLR

  3. None of these

  4. GRFWLQ

  5. GLFQLS

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Q 24. If in a code language REMOTE is coded as ROTEME, which word would be coded as PNIICC?

  1. PNIICC

  2. PICCIN

  3. None of these

  4. PICNIC (Correct)

  5. PINCIC

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Q 25. If CARPET is coded as TCEAPR, then the code for NATIONAL would be

  1. NLATNOIA

  2. LANOITAN

  3. LNAANTOI (Correct)

  4. LNOINTAA

  5. None of these

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