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Verbal Reasoning - Alphabet Series Aptitude Questions

Verbal Reasoning – Alphabet Series Aptitude Questions and Answers with solutions and Explanations for Bank PO, UPSC, CSAT, MBA, CAT, SSC-CGL, IBPS, Bank Clerical etc.

1.

Find the missing term in the following series:
ejo, tyd, ins, xch, ?
[A]nrw
[B]mrw
[C]msx
[D]nsx

mrw
In the above question, the pattern is as follows:
There is a gap of four letters between the first and second, the second and third letters of each term, and also between the last letter of a term and the first, letter of the next term.

2.

Find the missing term in the following series:
AYD, BVF, DRH, ?, KGL
[A]FMI
[B]GMJ
[C]GLJ
[D]HLK

GMJ
In the above question, the pattern is,
1st letter
A\xrightarrow{\text{+1}}B \xrightarrow{\text{+2}}D \xrightarrow{\text{+3}}G \xrightarrow{\text{+4}} \textcircled{K}
2nd term
Y\xrightarrow{\text{-3}}V \xrightarrow{\text{-4}}R \xrightarrow{\text{-5}}M \xrightarrow{\text{-6}} \textcircled{G}
3rd term
D\xrightarrow{\text{+2}}F \xrightarrow{\text{+2}}H \xrightarrow{\text{+2}}J \xrightarrow{\text{+2}} \textcircled{L}

3.

Find the missing term in the following series:
DEF, HIJ, MNO, ?
[A]STU
[B]RST
[C]RTV
[D]SRQ

STU
In the above question, the pattern is,
1st letter
D\xrightarrow{\text{+4}} H \xrightarrow{\text{+5}} M \xrightarrow{\text{+6}}\textcircled{S}
2nd letter
E\xrightarrow{\text{+4}} I \xrightarrow{\text{+5}} N \xrightarrow{\text{+6}}\textcircled{T}
3rd letter
F\xrightarrow{\text{+4}}J \xrightarrow{\text{+5}} O \xrightarrow{\text{+6}}\textcircled{U}

4.

Find the missing term in the following series:
UPI, ?, ODP, MBQ, IAW
[A]RHJ
[B]SHJ
[C]SIJ
[D]THK

SHJ
In the above question, the pattern is,
1st letter
Y\xrightarrow{\text{-2}}\textcircled{S} \xrightarrow{\text{-4}}O \xrightarrow{\text{-2}}M \xrightarrow{\text{-4}}I
2nd letter
P\xrightarrow{\text{-8}}\textcircled{H} \xrightarrow{\text{-4}}D \xrightarrow{\text{-2}}B \xrightarrow{\text{-1}}A
3rd letter
I\xrightarrow{\text{+1}}\textcircled{J} \xrightarrow{\text{+6}}P \xrightarrow{\text{+1}}Q \xrightarrow{\text{+6}}W

5.

Find the missing term in the following series:
AZY, BUT, CXW, DWV, ?
[A]EVA
[B]EVU
[C]VEU
[D]VUE

EVU
In the above question, the pattern is,
1st letter
A\xrightarrow{\text{+1}}B\xrightarrow{\text{+1}}C \xrightarrow{\text{+1}} D\xrightarrow{\text{+1}} \textcircled{E}
2nd letter
Z\xrightarrow{\text{-5}}U\xrightarrow{\text{+ (5 - 2) + 3}}X \xrightarrow{\text{- (3 - 2 =) - 1}} W\xrightarrow{\text{+(1 - 2 ) = -1}} \textcircled{V}
3rd letter
Y\xrightarrow{\text{-5}}T\xrightarrow{\text{+ (5 - 2) + 3}}W \xrightarrow{\text{- (3 - 2 =) - 1}} V\xrightarrow{\text{+(1 - 2 ) = -1}} \textcircled{U}

6.

Find the missing term in the following series:
WFB, TGD, QHG, ?
[A]NIJ
[B]NIK
[C]NJK
[D]OIK

NIK
In the above question, the pattern is,
1st letter
W\xrightarrow{\text{-3}} T\xrightarrow{\text{-3}} Q\xrightarrow{\text{-3}}   \textcircled{N}
2nd letter
F\xrightarrow{\text{+1}} G\xrightarrow{\text{+1}} H\xrightarrow{\text{+1}}   \textcircled{I}
3rd letter
B\xrightarrow{\text{+2}}D\xrightarrow{\text{+3}} G\xrightarrow{\text{+4}}   \textcircled{K}

7.

Find the missing term in the following series:
DHL, PTX, BFJ , ?
[A]CGK
[B]KOS
[C]NRV
[D]RVZ

NRV
In the above question, the pattern is,
1st letter
D\xrightarrow{\text{+12}} P\xrightarrow{\text{+12}} B\xrightarrow{\text{+12}}   \textcircled{N}
2nd letter
H\xrightarrow{\text{+12}} T\xrightarrow{\text{+12}} F\xrightarrow{\text{+12}}   \textcircled{R}
3rd letter
L\xrightarrow{\text{+12}} X\xrightarrow{\text{+12}} J\xrightarrow{\text{+12}}   \textcircled{V}

8.

Find the missing term in the following series:
ABD, DGK, HMS, MTB, SBL, ?
[A]SKW
[B]ZAB
[C]ZKU
[D]ZKW

ZKU
In the above question, the pattern is ,
1st letter
A\xrightarrow{\text{+3}}D\xrightarrow{\text{+4}}H\xrightarrow{\text{+5}} M\xrightarrow{\text{+6}} S\xrightarrow{\text{+7}}   \textcircled{Z}
2nd letter
B\xrightarrow{\text{+5}}G\xrightarrow{\text{+6}}M\xrightarrow{\text{+7}} T\xrightarrow{\text{+8}} B\xrightarrow{\text{+9}}   \textcircled{K}
3rd letter
D\xrightarrow{\text{+7}}K\xrightarrow{\text{+8}}S\xrightarrow{\text{+9}} B\xrightarrow{\text{+10}} L\xrightarrow{\text{+11}}   \textcircled{W}

9.

Find the missing term in the following series:
BZA, DYC, FXE, , J,V,I
[A]HUG
[B]HWG
[C]ZKU
[D]RVZ

HWG
In the above question, the pattern is,
1st letter
B\xrightarrow{\text{+2}}D \xrightarrow{\text{+2}}F\xrightarrow{\text{+2}}  \textcircled{H} \xrightarrow{\text{+2}}J
2nd letter
Z\xrightarrow{\text{-1}}Y \xrightarrow{\text{-1}}X\xrightarrow{\text{-1}}  \textcircled{W} \xrightarrow{\text{-1}}V
3rd letter
A\xrightarrow{\text{+2}}C \xrightarrow{\text{+2}}E\xrightarrow{\text{+2}}  \textcircled{G} \xrightarrow{\text{+2}}I

10.

Find the missing term in the following series:
BMX, DNW, FOU, ?
[A]GHO
[B]GPS
[C]HPS
[D]HPT

HPT
In the above question, the pattern is,
1st letter
B\xrightarrow{\text{+2}} D \xrightarrow{\text{+2}} F  \xrightarrow{\text{+2}}  \textcircled{H}
2nd letter
M\xrightarrow{\text{+1}}N \xrightarrow{\text{+1}}O \xrightarrow{\text{+1}}  \textcircled{P}
3rd letter
X\xrightarrow{\text{-1}}W \xrightarrow{\text{-2}}U \xrightarrow{\text{-1}}  \textcircled{T}

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