# Tricks to Solve Direct and Coded Inequality Questions in IBPS Bank Exam

We are sharing you the Short Tricks to Solve Direct and Coded Inequality Questions Instantly in IBPS, SBI, RBI and Other Bank PO and Clerk Exam. In every banking exam you may find 2-3 questions directly coming from either Coded or Directly Inequality.

Here in this Article we Under Direct and Coded Inequality Questions and Concepts in Detail, so that you can solve questions based on this topics quickly.

In Exams mostly questions comes in two forms:
1) Coded Inequality.
2) Direct Inequality.

In Coded Inequality form, $, #, %, &, @ symbols are used. In Direct Inequality, they use direct symbols <, >, =, ≤, and ≥ in the statement. Meanings of Different symbols used in the Problems: 1) < : Less than 2) ≤ : Less than or Equal to 3) > : Greater than 4) ≥ : Greater than or Equal to 5) = : Equal to Let us take we have given the following directions: A$ B means A is not smaller than B
A @ B means A is neither smaller than nor equal to B
A # B means A is neither greater than nor equal to B
A & B means A is neither greater than nor smaller than B
A % B means A is not greater than B

Now first you have to decode the meanings of different symbols given- Solve it one by one:
1)     First we have Given, A is not smaller than B that means A can either be equal to A or Greater than B i.e A ≥ B.
2)     A is neither smaller than nor equal to B that means A is Greater than B i.e A > B.
3)     A is neither greater than nor equal to B that means A is lesser than B i.e A < B.
4)     A is neither greater than nor smaller than B that means A equal to B i.e A = B.
5)     A is not greater than B that means A can either be equal to or lesser than B i.e A ≤ B.

Now form a table before solving this kind of problems:

 @ : > $: > & : = # : < % : < & : = Important Points to be remember while solving Problems: 1) Symbols >, ≥, and = should be in Ist row 2) Symbols <, ≤, and = should be in 2nd row 3) ———-> Right Hand Side Direction. 4) <———- Left Hand Side direction. 5) In Row 1, First Priority should go to symbol ‘>’ then to ‘≥’ & then to ‘=’. 6) In Row 2, First Priority should go to symbol ‘<’ then to ‘≤’ & then to ‘=’. Make Sure you make the table correct otherwise you will loose all the 5 or 6 marks. Let us take the following example: 1).Statements: K & B, B$ W, W # H, H % M
Conclusions: (1) M @ W.  (2)  H @ K.  (3) W & K.

 @ : > $: > & : = # : < % : < & : = Step 1: First Make a single statement. K & B$ W # H % M

Step 2: Now we have to analyze the given conclusions one by one.
1)     M @ W

•      If you go from M to W, you will go in a Reverse Direction i.e to the Left hand Side.
•      Between M and W there are present two symbols, one is % and other is #.
•      In the above table both the symbols are present in row 2 & the Highest Priority symbol is  #.
•     Since the direction of letters formed was to the Left Hand Side, So In Left Hand Side case we should note the symbol which is exactly above the symbol #.
•     The symbol above to # is @.
•    And in conclusion the symbol present between M and W is also @. So M @ W is TRUE.

2)     H @ K

•      If you go from H to K, you will go in a Reverse Direction i.e to the Left hand Side.
•      Between H and K, the symbols present are #, $, and &. • Check these symbols with the above table, # is in Row 2 and$ is in Row 1.Both the symbols are in different rows.
•      So Conclusion 2 is FALSE.

3)    & K

•     From W to K, the direction is to the Left hand side,
•     Between W and K, the symbols present are $and & and the higher priority symbol is$.
•     Direction is to the Left-hand side. So we should note the symbol which is opposite to $. That is %. • But given conclusion is W & K. So it is FALSE Therefore Conclusion 1 alone Follows Let us take one more example: 2) Statement: H @ T, T # F, F & E, E % V. Conclusions: 1) V$ F.   2) E @ T.   3) H @ V.   4) T # V

 @ : > $: > & : = # : < % : < & : = Modified Single Statement: H @ T # F & E % V 1) V$ F: Left Hand Side Direction – Symbols present are % and &. Both are in Row 2. Since the direction is Left Hand Side, and highest priority symbol is %, we should note the symbol which is exactly opposite to % which is symbol is \$. So the Conclusion 1 is True.

2) E @ T:Left Hand Side Direction. Symbols  present are & and #. Both are in Row 2. High priority symbol is #. Symbol opposite to # is @. So E @ T is True.

3) H @ V:Right Hand Side Direction. Symbols  present are @, #, & and % but are in different rows. So False.

4) T # V:Right Hand Side Direction. Symbols are #, &, and %. All are present in Row 2. High Priority symbol is #. So T # V is True. (In Right Hand Direction case we should check for the same symbol not the opposite one)

Therefore, In this Conclusion 1, 2, and 4 are True.

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