Coding and Decoding is a topic that is part of the reasoning ability syllabus. As the name suggests, candidates have to decode a code given in the question and answer the related questions accordingly. It is one of the most common topics from which questions are asked in competitive exams be it SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, and other examinations. These questions are posed to judge a candidate’s ability to decipher patterns or rules that are used when devising codes. You can easily expect 1 to 2 questions from this topic in any banking/SSC/Railways exams. Hence, a good grip over this topic will be advantageous for you.

Let’s understand this topic in detail below.

What is Coding and Decoding?

Coding is a method to encrypt words and numbers following one pattern or another. Decoding is the method of deciphering the pattern and subsequently finding the hidden meaning. In this chapter, we will learn about the various methods of coding that are assessed in competitive examinations and how we can decode them simply.

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