Direction Sense Test Reasoning
Team Careers, 11 Jul 2019

Direction sense Test - One of the easiest chapters in reasoning is the direction sense test. If you know directions well, answering these questions will be a cakewalk for you. Direction sense problems are asked in almost all the competitive examinations with the difference being in the difficulty levels. In SSC & Railways, easy or moderate level questions are generally asked on direction sense while banking examination, direction sense questions are paragraph based or coded type with a higher difficulty level. It is important to have a keen sense of direction to do well in the direction sense test. Check the direction sense practice questions on this page.

Types of questions asked in direction sense test are as follows

  1. Basic type questions

  2. Questions based on sunrise & sunset

  3. Coded direction sense test

  4. Paragraph type direction sense test questions

How to prepare for the Direction Sense Test Reasoning ?

  • Get the basics clear about the directions in nature.

  • Always read the questions carefully to draw the diagram.

  • Imagine the things when it is said that he/she is turning clockwise/anti-clockwise direction.

  • Solve as many questions as you can to be comfortable with every kind of Reasoning problem-related to direction sense test.

Diagram to explain direction sense

Practice questions of Direction Sense Test

Q 1. One morning Udai and Vishal were talking to each other face to face at a crossing. If Vishal's shadow was exactly to the left of Udai, which direction was Udai facing?

  1. East

  2. West

  3. North

  4. All of these

  5. South

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Q 2. Mohan travels 7 km to the north direction from where he is standing and turns to his right. He then walk straight for another 3 km. Turning to his right he moves 7 km. How many km away from starting point is he?

  1. 1

  2. 4

  3. 3

  4. 5

  5. 2

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Q 3. If South-East becomes North, North-East becomes West and so on. What will West become?

  1. North east

  2. North west

  3. South east

  4. All of these

  5. South west

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Q 4. 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?

  1. East

  2. South

  3. North east

  4. South west

  5. West

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Q 5. Ranuka started walking from her house, she first walked for 3 km towards west, then she turned towards north and moved 4 km in that direction. How far is ranuka from her house?

  1. 3 km south

  2. None of these

  3. 5 km west

  4. 5 km N-W

  5. 3 km S-E

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Q 6. 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.?

  1. East

  2. South

  3. North

  4. West

  5. South-East

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Q 7. Rasik walked 20 m towards north. Then he turned right and walks 30 m. Then he turns right and walks 35 m. Then he turns left and walks 15 m. Finally he turns left and walks 15 m. In which direction and how many metres is he from the starting position?

  1. 15 m west

  2. 25 m west

  3. 30 m west

  4. 45 m east

  5. 30 m east

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Q 8. A started on Monday morning for his office from his home in Mumbai. He first drove 4 km towards east and then turned right and moved for another 2 km and again he turn right and drove for another 2 km. From that very point he drive 1 km north and moved 2 km towards west. Then he is how far from the starting point and in which direction?

  1. 2 km east

  2. 2 km west

  3. 1 km south

  4. None of these

  5. 1 km north

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Q 9. A man ran 20 m to the east, then he turned left and walk for 15 m, then turned right and went 25 m and then turned right again and went 15 m. how far is he from starting point?

  1. 45 m

  2. 35 m

  3. 25 m

  4. 30 m

  5. 15 m

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Q 10. Starting from the point X, Jayant walked 15 m towards west. He turned left and walked 20 m. He then turned left and walked 15 m. After this he turned to his right and walked 12 m. How far and in which directions is now Jayant from X?

  1. 32 m, South

  2. 47 m, East

  3. None of these

  4. 27 m, South

  5. 42 m, North

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Q 11. One evening before sunset Rekha and Hema were talking to each other face to face. If Hema's shadow was exactly to the right of Hema, which direction was Rekha facing?

  1. North

  2. South

  3. West

  4. Data inadequate

  5. East

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Q 12. A boy rode his bicycle northward, then turned left and rode 1 km and again turned left and rode 2 km. He found himself 1 km west of his starting point. How far did he ride northward initially?

  1. 4 km

  2. 2 km

  3. 3 km

  4. 5 km

  5. 1 km

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Q 13. K is 40 m South-West of L. If M is 40 m South-East of L, then M is in which direction of K?

  1. East

  2. West

  3. North

  4. South

  5. North- East

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Q 14. A man walks 2 km towards North. Then he turns to East and walks 10 km. After this he turns to North and walks 3 km. Again he turns towards East and walks 2 km. How far is he from the starting point?

  1. 14 km

  2. 13 km

  3. 15 km

  4. None of these

  5. 10 km

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Q 15. Directions : If you start running from a point to north and after covering 4 kms you turn to your left and run 5 km, and then again turn to your left and run 5 km and then turn to the left again and run another 6 km and before finishing you take another left turn and run 1 km then answer the question.

How many km are you from the place you started?

  1. 1 km

  2. 2 km

  3. 5 km

  4. 4 km

  5. 3 km

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Q 16. Directions : If you start running from a point to north and after covering 4 kms you turn to your left and run 5 km, and then again turn to your left and run 5 km and then turn to the left again and run another 6 km and before finishing you take another left turn and run 1 km then answer the question.

In which direction you will be running while finishing?

  1. East

  2. All of these

  3. North

  4. South

  5. West

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Q 17. Directions : If you start running from a point to north and after covering 4 kms you turn to your left and run 5 km, and then again turn to your left and run 5 km and then turn to the left again and run another 6 km and before finishing you take another left turn and run 1 km then answer the question.

After taking the second turn, in which direction will you be running?

  1. East

  2. West

  3. all of these

  4. South

  5. North

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Q 18. Directions : If you start running from a point to north and after covering 4 kms you turn to your left and run 5 km, and then again turn to your left and run 5 km and then turn to the left again and run another 6 km and before finishing you take another left turn and run 1 km then answer the question.

From the finishing point if you have to reach the point where you started, in which direction will you have to run?

  1. East

  2. West

  3. None of these

  4. South

  5. North

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Q 19. Direction : Ram walks 2 km. towards north and turn to his right and walked 4 km more. He then turns to his right and walks 4 km and turn again to his right and walk another 4 km. Here he meets Renu coming from the opposite direction. They both stop here.

What is the distance between the starting point and ending point?

  1. 10 km

  2. 7 km

  3. 6 km

  4. 2 km

  5. 8 km

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Q 20. Direction : Ram walks 2 km. towards north and turn to his right and walked 4 km more. He then turns to his right and walks 4 km and turn again to his right and walk another 4 km. Here he meets Renu coming from the opposite direction. They both stop here.

From which direction Renu was coming?

  1. south - east

  2. north

  3. west

  4. east

  5. south

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Q 21. Direction : Ram walks 2 km. towards north and turn to his right and walked 4 km more. He then turns to his right and walks 4 km and turn again to his right and walk another 4 km. Here he meets Renu coming from the opposite direction. They both stop here.

If Ram is to go again reach the point from where he started in which direction will he have to go from where he’s standing now?

  1. north - west

  2. north

  3. south-east

  4. north-east

  5. east

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Q 22. Neeta starting from point X and walked straight 5 km west, then turned left and walk 2 km and again turn left and walked 7 km. In which direction is she from X?

  1. N-E

  2. S-W

  3. S-E

  4. E-W

  5. N-W

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Q 23. Four friends M, N, O and P are playing cards. M and N are partners. P faces towards North. If M faces towards west, then who faces towards south?

  1. O

  2. N

  3. M

  4. None of these

  5. P

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Q 24. P started from his house towards west. After walking a distance of 25 m. He turned to the right and walked 10 m. He then again turned to the right and walked 15 m. After this he is to turn right at 135o and to cover 30 m. In which direction should he go?

  1. East

  2. south

  3. south-west

  4. south-east

  5. west

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Q 25. A started from his house towards North. After covering a distance of 8 km. he turned towards left and covered a distance of 6 km. What is the shortest distance now from his house?

  1. 10 km

  2. 18 km

  3. 14 km

  4. 2 km

  5. 16km

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