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**exampundit**. Reasoning is a very important section in

the banking examinations. And you are all well aware that the pattern of

questions asked in the reasoning section has changed a lot. So today, we are

sharing an article on how to solve the new pattern coding –decoding.

**3 STEP APPROACH FOR SOLVING**

CODING-DECODING-

CODING-DECODING-

1. Have a look at the words and codes

given.

given.

2. Translate the codes.

3. Deduce the probable codes.

Now after reading these 3 steps you might

be thinking if it’s so easy to decode the codes then why

be thinking if it’s so easy to decode the codes then why

you have been finding

it difficult to do so in the examination hall. Yes, it is easy but when paid

attention.

it difficult to do so in the examination hall. Yes, it is easy but when paid

attention.

The reason why you found it a little difficult in the examination

hall was you were not well acquainted with the new pattern. The previous pattern coding-decoding asked in

the exams was based on the method of “elimination” but the new pattern is based

on ‘’translating codes”. So let’s take an example to learn the new pattern with

the above 3 step approach.

hall was you were not well acquainted with the new pattern. The previous pattern coding-decoding asked in

the exams was based on the method of “elimination” but the new pattern is based

on ‘’translating codes”. So let’s take an example to learn the new pattern with

the above 3 step approach.

__Example-__
Inventions the college world needs 3#7 10@8

5@3 7#8 5%4

5@3 7#8 5%4

Yuvraj is my favourite player 9#2 2?4 6$1 6*2 2@8

Study this from Manorama Yearbook 8^4

5?8 8&2 4@7

4!2

5?8 8&2 4@7

4!2

Decoding using the 3 step approach-

**Step 1-**A general look clearly shows that

each code has a number both in the beginning and in the end and in between

there is a symbol.

**Step 2-**A more deeper analysis for

translating the codes.

__Taking the first line in consideration__

Inventions the college world needs 3#7

10@8 5@3 7#8

5%4

10@8 5@3 7#8

5%4

We clearly observe that the number 5 in the

beginning of a code is written twice which means that any two words have

relation with number 5. Here in this, the number 5 represents the total number

of alphabets in a word (world and needs both the words have 5 alphabets).

beginning of a code is written twice which means that any two words have

relation with number 5. Here in this, the number 5 represents the total number

of alphabets in a word (world and needs both the words have 5 alphabets).

So, the codes that can be deduced by this

much analysis-

much analysis-

Inventions- 10@8

The- 3#7

College- 7#8

World- 5@3 or 5%4

Needs- 5@3 or 5%4

Also, number 8 is written twice in the end

of a code. So we’ve to deduce some relation. But taking only a single line in

consideration we are not able to derive any relation. So proceed further.

of a code. So we’ve to deduce some relation. But taking only a single line in

consideration we are not able to derive any relation. So proceed further.

__Taking second line in consideration__

Yuvraj is my favourite player 9#2

2?4 6$1 6*2

2@8

2?4 6$1 6*2

2@8

Codes that can be deduced by above

analysis-

analysis-

Yuvraj- 6$1 or 6*2

Is- 2?4 or 2@8

My- 2?4 or 2@8

Favourite-9#2

Player- 6$1 or 6*2

__Taking last line in consideration__

Study this from Manorama Yearbook 8^4

5?8 8&2 4@7

4!2

5?8 8&2 4@7

4!2

Codes that can be deduced by above

analysis-

analysis-

Study- 5?8

This- 4@7 or 4!2

From- 4@7 or 4!2

Manorama- 8^4 or 8&2

Yearbook- 8^4 or 8&2

It must be noted that in “Inventions” the

symbol in the code is ‘@’ which is also a symbol either in the code for “world”

or for “needs”. If we look carefully, then Inventions and Needs both have

alphabet “s” at the end which hence means that the symbol in the codes is for

the last alphabet in the word. And hence more codes can be deduced.

symbol in the code is ‘@’ which is also a symbol either in the code for “world”

or for “needs”. If we look carefully, then Inventions and Needs both have

alphabet “s” at the end which hence means that the symbol in the codes is for

the last alphabet in the word. And hence more codes can be deduced.

Needs-

5@3 so automatically ‘world’ will

be coded as- 5%4

5@3 so automatically ‘world’ will

be coded as- 5%4

Is- 2@8

so automatically ‘my’ will be coded as- 2?4

so automatically ‘my’ will be coded as- 2?4

This- 4@7

so automatically ‘From’ will be coded as- 4!2

so automatically ‘From’ will be coded as- 4!2

Now the codes

for ’Manorama’, ‘Yearbook’, ‘Yuvraj’ and ‘Player’ are still unclear. Since the

total number of alphabets, last alphabet has already been considered in codes

as the initial number and the symbol respectively. So we may consider either

the first alphabet or the middle alphabet

etc which can form some sort of relation with the last number in the

code to decode the remaining codes.

for ’Manorama’, ‘Yearbook’, ‘Yuvraj’ and ‘Player’ are still unclear. Since the

total number of alphabets, last alphabet has already been considered in codes

as the initial number and the symbol respectively. So we may consider either

the first alphabet or the middle alphabet

etc which can form some sort of relation with the last number in the

code to decode the remaining codes.

When we consider

‘Manorama’ which can be coded as either 8^4 or 8&2. If we consider the

first alphabet ‘M’ the numeric value of which is 13. So it is a possible that

1+3 has been summed up and hence 4 in the end of the code. But then as per this

possible deduction the numeric value in the end in the code for ‘Yearbook’ will

be 7 which isn’t there. So, we have to look for some other possible deduction.

‘Manorama’ which can be coded as either 8^4 or 8&2. If we consider the

first alphabet ‘M’ the numeric value of which is 13. So it is a possible that

1+3 has been summed up and hence 4 in the end of the code. But then as per this

possible deduction the numeric value in the end in the code for ‘Yearbook’ will

be 7 which isn’t there. So, we have to look for some other possible deduction.

The reversal for

‘M’ is ‘N’. If we consider the numeric value of ‘N’, it is 14. The value 4 may

come when we multiply 1 and 4. When we consider ‘Y’ in ‘Yearbook’, the reversal

for which is ‘B’. The numeric value of the same is 2. So, the codes for ‘Manorama’

and ‘Yearbook’ are 8^4 and 8&2 respectively. Similarly the codes for

‘Yuvraj’ and ‘Player’ are 6*2 and 6$1 respectively.

‘M’ is ‘N’. If we consider the numeric value of ‘N’, it is 14. The value 4 may

come when we multiply 1 and 4. When we consider ‘Y’ in ‘Yearbook’, the reversal

for which is ‘B’. The numeric value of the same is 2. So, the codes for ‘Manorama’

and ‘Yearbook’ are 8^4 and 8&2 respectively. Similarly the codes for

‘Yuvraj’ and ‘Player’ are 6*2 and 6$1 respectively.

**Step 3-**Hence all

the codes have been decoded. The first numeric value represents the number of

the alphabets in the word, symbol in place of the last alphabet of the word and

the last numeric value represents the value of reversal. If the numeric value

of reversal is a two-digit number then the digits are multiplied and if a

single-digit number then it is written as it is.

The overall process takes a minute or two

depending on the practice. This has been elaborated just for making things

clear to you.

depending on the practice. This has been elaborated just for making things

clear to you.

Thank you

Ruchi

Exampundit Mentor

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