Direction Reasoning Questions

03 September 2023

03 September 2023

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When a person asks for any address, how do we help him explainig the address? We will use the words like go straight, right, left, turn, north, east, west, south, back etc. What are all these? These are some of the direction senses and terms used to locate an object or a location.

In logical reasoning, we are given some problems based on the direction and the distance between them. The real question arises as to how to find the correct solution for these direction reasoning problems? Lets practice some questions based on direction to get proper idea about the concept.

Formula's for Direction Reasoning Question

• There are four main directions: North (N), East (E), West (W), South(S)
• There are Four Cardinal Directions as shown in the diagram:

North-East (NE), North-West (NW), South-East (SE), South-West (SW)

Angle between North and East is 90’(Clockwise)

Angle between North and Northeast is 45’(Clockwise)

Morning (or) Sunrise (or) Dawn – WEST

Evening (or) Sunset (or) Dusk – EAST

Some Important Points anout Direction Questions

1. At the time of sunrise if a man stands facing the east, his shadow will be towards west.

2. At the time of sunset the shadow of an object is always in the east.

3. If a man stands facing the North, at the time of sunrise his shadow will be towards his left and at the time of sunset it will be towards his right.

4. At 12:00 noon, the rays of the sun are vertically downward hence there will be no shadow.

Direction Reasoning Question Questions With Answers

A) East

B) West

C) South

A) North

B) West

C) South

D) East

A) South-West

B) West

C) South

D) East-South

Q4) Airplanes A, B, C and D started flight towards east. After flying 125 kms planes A and D flew towards right while planes B and C flew towards left. After 115 km, planes B and C flew towards their left while planes A and D also turned towards their left. In which directions are the airplanes A, B, D, C respectively flying now?

A) North, South, East, West

B) East, West, West, East

C) East, West, East, West

D) South, North, North, South

A)  East

B) West

C) North

D) South

Q6) Y is in the East of X which is in the North of Z. If P is in the South of Z, then in which direction of Y, is P?

A)  North

B)  South

C) South-East

D) None of these

Solution :

P is in South-West of Y.

Q7) If South-East becomes North, North-East becomes West and so on. What will West become?

A) North-East

B) North-West

C)  South-East

D) South-West

Solution :

It is clear from the diagrams that new name of West will become South-East.

Q8) A man walks 5 km toward south and then turns to the right. After walking 3 km he turns to the left and walks 5 km. Now in which direction is he from the starting place?

A)  West

B) South

C) North-East

D) South-West

Solution :

Hence required direction is South-West

Q9) Rahul put his timepiece on the table in such a way that at 6 P.M. hour hand points to North. In which direction the minute hand will point at 9.15 P.M. ?

A) South-East

B) South

C) North

D) West

Solution :

At 9.15 P.M., the minute hand will point towards west.

A) 15 m West

B) 30 m East

C) 30 m West

D) 45 m East