# Learn Basic Coding And Decoding In Easy Way

Basic Coding and Decoding are important topic in Reasoning Exam to be prepared for competitive exams be it for IBPS Clerk, PO, RRB, SO, or SBI Clerk or PO Exams. The number of questions and the complexity of questions vary from exam to exam every year.

Basic Coding and Decoding are simple to understand but it can be made complex using multiple statements. Examples of Basic Coding and Decoding and Practice questions on Basic Coding and Decoding are also given in this article.

Nowadays, questions in exams are mixed with multiple concepts and it requires practice and a deep understanding of basic concepts along with quickly identifying patterns.

## What are Coding and Decoding?

Coding is a process in which some content is transformed so that it cannot be easily recognized. Where as decoding is the reverse process of coding. However in competitive exams questions are asked on coding.

To understand Coding one must understand Alphanumeric Series too.

## Examples of Basic Coding and Decoding

Below is the example of Basic Coding and Decoding which help in understanding to solve it.

Example 1: Analyse the given information and answer the following questions: In a certain code language:

• ‘taken time for plan’ was written as ‘@E4  &N4  @N5  #R3’
• ‘tired plan solution great’ was written as ‘&N4  @D5  %N8  \$T5’
• ‘stick good plan turn’ was written as ‘@N4  \$D4  &N4  %K5’
• ‘time gone good plan’ was written as ‘&N4  \$E6  \$D4  @E4’

Solution 1: To solve this question or any question related to above coded message, we’ll require to analyse the coded form and find out pattern.

Let’s first try to find out numbers, what they mean in a coded message. If we carefully observe the number, we can say that’s the same as the length of a word. From 1st message we can see that ‘plan’ and ‘time’ are of 4 letters. Similarly ‘for’ is 3 and ‘taken’ is 5.

Now as finding relevance of number is much helpful and with it we can quickly related code with word. Looking at the letter before number in code we can clearly say that it’s the last letter of that word.

Finally now we can try to relate the symbol at the starting of every code. If we carefully observe these symbols then it’s clear that symbol stands for starting word letter.

Now, we’ve understood that what’s the logic behind these code. Let’s try out some words below to prepare code for them:

1. Topics –> @S6
2. First –> #T5
3. Prepare –> &E7
4. State –> %E5
5. Goal –> \$L4

## Practice Questions on Basic Coding and Decoding

Below are the practice questions on Basic Coding and Decoding:

1. Analyze the below message and code, then answer questions based on that:
1. Prepare for bank exams: Coded as ‘7P@ @S5 #R3 \$K4’
2. Prepare for SBI Clerk: Coded as ‘7P@ %K5 3S& #R3’
3. What will be code for Posture, Website?
2. Analyze the below message and code, then answer questions based on that:
1. Codes are Common: Coded as ‘6S% 7N% @3A’
2. Words are Common: Coded as ‘6S! 7N%@3A’
3. What will be code for External, Great, and Before?
3. Analyze the below message and code, then answer questions based on that:
1. Practise is essential: Coded as ‘8@P 2S& 9E=’
2. Success for Bank Exam: Coded as ‘7S+ M4@ R3# K4\$’
3. What will be code for Description and Exams?
4. Analyze the below message and code, then answer questions based on that:
1. Places in News: Coded as ‘P4S I0N N2S’
2. Learn Current Affairs: Coded as ‘L3N C5T A5S’
3. What will be the code for Description and Focus?
5. Analyze the below message and code, then answer questions based on that:
1. Persons in News: Coded as ‘P6S I0N N2S’
2. Practise Sets: Coded as ‘P6E S2S’
3. What will be code for Selection and Focus?

## Final Words

Practicing the above Basic Coding and Decoding practice questions is not the end of your practice, but it’s the start of a new journey to apply logic on Basic Coding and Decoding Questions with multiple approaches in a right and faster way.

For cracking competitive exams one must practice more and more Basic Coding and Decoding questions. At last, during the exam, if a solution for the Basic Coding and Decoding Questions cannot be found easily then mark that question to revisit and move ahead instead of wasting time and energy.