Alphabetical Quibble

Alphabetical Quibble

Alphabetical quibble is a section of the alphabet test that will help in improving the reasoning skill of the candidates. For solving the Alphabetical quibble, this is very important to have alphabetical knowledge.

In the alphabetical quibble, candidates will be provided with the alphabet from A-Z. Candidates should know the alphabets and they must know the forward and backward sequence of the alphabetic order. 

Concept of alphabetical quibble

For solving the alphabetic test this is very necessary to have a clear sight of alphabetical quibble concepts. This section contains a proper style of questions and to solve the question this is very necessary to know the sequence of the alphabets. Candidates should be aware of the positioning of the alphabets and that can be forward, backward and number positioning. The level of the question can be easy to moderate level. Questions of the alphabetical quibble can be given in a puzzle form and letters are there in the Puzzle. Candidates need to find out the position of the letters. Sometimes the random series can be given and they have to identify the number of times an alphabet is repeating or following other conditions. Sometimes, candidates have to find the exact position of the alphabet. 

Importance of alphabetical quibble 

Candidates have to know the alphabetical quibble concepts to solve the test. This test improves the ability of problem-solving skills and mental ability. Candidates can be aware of the numerical value of the alphabet. This is very important to know the forward and backward numerical value of the letter series. Alphabetical quibble concepts might be useful to improve the reasoning skills of the students. They have to solve different types of problems and remember the series and the value of the alphabet quickly. It will give a clear sight of the sequence of the English alphabet.

Alphabetical quibble examples

Some alphabetical quibble examples will clear the concept of the alphabetical quibble. Candidates need to know the alphabetical order to solve this question, which is given below:

“In this series, find the letter which is fifth to the left from the thirteenth letter from your right”

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

The answer will be H, as the 13th letter from the right is M and the fifth letter from the left is H; thus, the answer stands as H. To solve the questions in this way, one should have to know the number value of the alphabet for solving it quickly. It will save time if the candidate can remember the numerical value of each alphabet.

Here is another typical example to learn alphabet series:

“When you reverse the first half of the alphabetical series, then which letter will be the ninth to the left of the ninth which is from the right?”

The answer will be I. In order to solve this question, candidates have to know the numerical value of the alphabet and its actual value as well as the back value. 

Different types of series

In the alphabetical quibble, there are different types of series to solve. Such as: 

  • There can be forward series of the A-Z
  • There may be backward series of Z-A
  • Besides the simple sequence, there can be random series of alphabets
  • Not only the whole series but there can also be few letters as well and candidates may be asked to find out the position of the letter.

Here are some directions to solve the alphabetical quibble

  • Candidates must know the alphabetical order and numerical value
  • Follow the sequence of the alphabetic order
  • Trace the letters according to the given sequence
  • Find Out the position of letters from the given sequence
  • Match the sequence based on the given condition

There are different types of series to solve and there is no accurate rule for the series. Candidates have to practice this in different ways. After practicing more, it will improve the thinking capability and candidates can think of different ways to solve the problem.


Alphabetical quibble is the tool of the alphabetic test that can provide different types of series to solve different problems. There is no written formula useful to solve these questions; rather candidates have to do more practice to enhance their problem-solving skills. The alphabetical quibble can increase the mental ability of the candidates and improve logical thinking and problem-solving skills.