Letter (Odd Man Out)

In Letter or Alphabet (Odd Man Out) students have to find the odd one out from a group of options containing a single alphabet or groups of alphabets.  While solving such questions there are certain things a candidate must keep in mind. Here is a list of some such important pointers,

  • Might be useful if the candidates knew the place value of alphabets. It is even better if these place values are memorized, so the candidate does not waste precious time during the exam. So A is 1 and Z is 26, and of course everything in between.
  • Remember vowels and consonants
  • mirror images of the alphabets
  • water images of the alphabets
  • alphabetical order
  • the gap between given alphabets

In Letter or Alphabet (Odd Man Out) questions, some groups of letters are given, all of which, except one, share a common similarity while one is different.

Example : Choose the odd one out.

  1. DW
  2. HS
  3. MN 
  4. GT
  5. KO

Solution : KO

In all other groups, the first letter occupies the same position from A onward as the second letter occupies from Z backward e.g. D is the fourth letter from the beginning and W is the fourth letter from the end of the alphabet.

Example : Choose the odd one out.

  1. A
  2. C
  3. D

Solution : A

The odd one out is A. It is the only vowel, all others are consonants.

Example : Choose the odd one out.

  1. ABC
  2. BCD 
  3. CDE
  4. DEF
  5. EFG

Solution : BCD

Only group of alphabets without a vowel.