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In a certain code, AFZALPUR is written as BCBGYVOS

What is the code for FARIDKOT?

As per my attempts so far, I cannot find a definite sequence of encoding. Both A and Z appear to be encoded to B, which is a bit puzzling. Some intuition in this regard would help.

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  • $\begingroup$ are there more examples available? just one example isn't enough to confirm a definite pattern, few more examples to test it would be helpful.. $\endgroup$ – Shahriar Mahmud Sajid Oct 23 '18 at 8:21
  • $\begingroup$ True. I found this while solving aptitude questions asked by an organization in its recruitment tests. So, this was the exact question they had asked. $\endgroup$ – LumosMaxima Oct 23 '18 at 8:24
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    $\begingroup$ So obviously, this is not a one-to-one substitutio cipher. All words have eight letters, so perhaps there are letter pairs involved? Anyway, just one example is not enough to confrm apettern. For example, you might conclude that the encryption is a Vigenère cipher with the password BXCGNGUB, which would yield GXTOQQIU for FARIDKOT, but I doubt that this is the intended answer. $\endgroup$ – M Oehm Oct 23 '18 at 8:24
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    $\begingroup$ Just to note that both Afzalpur and Faridkot are cities in India. $\endgroup$ – rhsquared Oct 23 '18 at 9:32
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    $\begingroup$ @LumosMaxima Just to clear things up, this questions is not yours right? If so, then please cite the source in your questions. $\endgroup$ – Kevin L Oct 23 '18 at 12:48