Frequently Asked Java Program 19: Java Program to Reverse Position of Words in a String

Problem statement:

Write a Java program to reverse position of words in given string i.e. word at first position in string should be at last position in string.

Input String: You are awesome
Output String: awesome are You


It is a very easy program. You just need understanding of splitting a string, array and for loop to traverse string in reverse direction.

Steps to follow:

Step 1: First of all we need to extract words from a given string. Two words are separated by while space. We can use split() method given by String class which splits a string by provided delimiter and returns a String[] of splitted words. For example:


Step 2: Traverse from end to first position and print array content. 

Java Program:

package StringPrograms;

import java.util.Scanner;

public class ReverseStringByPositionOfWords {

	 * This method splits given string by space delimiter and returns a String
	 * array.
	public static String[] splitStringBySpace(String inputStringToSplit) {
		return inputStringToSplit.split(" ");

	public static void main(String[] args) {

		// User input for the string to know length
		Scanner sc = new Scanner(;
		System.out.println("Please enter the string to reverse each word:");

		String userInput = sc.nextLine();

		// Split string
		String[] splitedString = splitStringBySpace(userInput);
		// Output with each word reversed
		String desiredString="";
		// Reversing word by word and appending
		for(int j=splitedString.length-1;j>=0;j--)
			desiredString= desiredString + splitedString[j] +" ";
		System.out.println("Original string            :"+userInput);
		System.out.println("String with reversed words :"+desiredString);


Hopefully, you got the logic to solve above problem. If you have any doubt, kindly comment.


Author: Amod Mahajan

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