General Alphabetical Series

General Alphabetical Series is

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 Letters positions in forward alphabetical order A B C D E F G H I 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 J K L M N O P Q R 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 S T U V W X Y Z 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Trick to remember alphabetical order

 CFILORUX C F I L O R U X 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24

Letters’ positions in forward alphabetical order can be remembered using the word ‘Cfilorux’.

 Letters positions in backward or reverse alphabetical order A B C D E F G H I 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 J K L M N O P Q R 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 S T U V W X Y Z 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

The letter opposite to each letter of the English alphabet can be found by the Addition Method.

Tips:

1. Subtract the numbers if both the directions are same.

2. Add the numbers if the directions are opposite.

Example: Which letter is seventh to the right of the letter which is thirteenth from the left ?

Answer: 13 + 7 = 20 (Left to right)

20th letter from the left to ‘T’

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Example: Which letter is exactly midway between H ans S in the given alphabet?

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

There are 10 letters between H and S and there is no letter which lies exactly in the middle.

Example: Which letter should be ninth letter to the left of ninth letter from the right, if the first half of the given alphabet is reversed?

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

If the first half of the alphabets is reversed then the new series is:

M L K J I H G F E D C B A N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

The ninth letter from the right is R.

The ninth letter to left of R is E.

Example: If all the letters of this series are written in reverse order then which letter will be 3rd to the left of the letter which is 18th from your right ?

N O P Q Y B Z A R S H I J K L M T U V G F E W X D C