Direction Reasoning Problem 1: Debu walks towards the east then towards North and turning 135º right walks for a while and lastly turns towards left. In which direction is he walking now?

A. North

B. East

C. South-East

D. North-East

The path followed by Debu looks like this:

Direction Sense Test (Practice Exercise 1) - Direction Diagram

Clearly, Debu is walking in north-east direction finally. So, D is the correct option.

Direction Reasoning Problem 2: A, B, C, and D are standing on the four corners of a square field as shown in the figure.

Direction Sense Test (Practice Exercise 2) - Question Figure

From the positions shown in the figure, A walks to North position and B walks to the east position while C decides to walk two sides in the anticlockwise direction. B walks to the south and then changes his mind to take the previous position. Identify the choice with correct positions.

A. A and B occupy the same position.

B. C and D occupy the same position.

C. D and B are in their original positions.

D. B and C occupy diagonally opposite positions

The final arrangement would as shown below:

Direction Sense Test (Practice Exercise 2) - Direction Diagram

Clearly, B and C occupy diagonally opposite positions. So, D is the correct option.

Direction Reasoning Problem 3: What is the number of routes from P to Q?

Direction Sense Test (Practice Exercise 3) - Question Figure

A. 5

B. 6

C. 9

D. 12

The number of routes from P to Q is 6.

1. P → 3 → 5 → Q

2. P → 3 → 4 → Q

3. P → 2 → 4 → Q

4. P → 2 → 5 → Q

5. P → 1 → 4 → Q

6. P → 1 → 5 → Q

Therefore, B  is the correct option.

Direction Reasoning Problem 4: Study the following information and answer the question.

> P ≠ Q implies that Q is standing 2 kms to the right of P.

> P ∗ Q implies that Q is 2 kms to the left of P.

> P @ Q implies that Q is 2 kms below P.

> P $ Q implies that Q is standing 2 kms above P.

If F ≠ S $ B ∗ V, in which direction is F with respect to V?

A. North

B. South

C. East

D. West

F ≠ S implies S is standing 2 kms to the right of F.

S $ B implies B is standing 2 kms above S.

B ∗ V implies V is 2 kms to the left of B

Therefore, F is 2 kms south of V. So, B is the correct option.

Direction Reasoning Problem 5: Immediately after leaving his house, Ricky turned right and walked for 40 m. Then he turned left and walked for 20 mts. Then he again took a left and walked for 30 mts. There he met a friend and turned right to go to the coffee shop 20 mts away. After having coffee, he walked back straight for 40 mts in the direction he had come from. How far is he from his house?

A. 20 m

B. 0 m

C. 10 m

D. 40 m

Assuming that the gate of Ricky’s house is facing North direction, the path followed by him would look like this:

Direction Sense Test (Practice Exercise 5) - Direction Diagram

Clearly, he is 10 m to the right of his house. So, C is the correct option.