Introduction

Direction Sense Test judges our ability to visualise and follow the directions correctly.

Main Directions

There are four main directions: North, East, South, and West. Abbreviations for these directions are N (North), E (East), S (South), and W (West).Main Directions

Cardinal Directions

There are four cardinal directions: North-East (N-E), South-East (S-E), South-West (S-W), and North-West (N-W).

Cardinal Directions

Direction Sense Test Question 1: James walks 8 km towards the South. From there, he walks 6 km towards East. How far is he with reference to his starting point?

A. 10 km

B. 9 km

C. 6 km

D. 7 km

E. None of these

Practice Exercise 1

James starts from point A and finally reaches point C, which is 10 km away from point A. Therefore, A is the correct option.

Direction Sense Test Question 2: 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

E. None of these

Therefore, the West becomes South-East. So, C is the correct option.

Direction Sense Test Question 3: Rahul goes to his office from his house by car. He drives the car from point A. He drives 5 km towards South and reaches point B, then he turns to his right and drives 4 km and reaches point C. Now he turns to his right and drives 12 km and reaches point D. He then takes a left turn and drives 5 km and reaches point E. Finally, he drives 7 km towards South and reaches his office.

1. What is the distance between point A and his office?

A. 10 km

B. 9 km

C. 7 km

D. 6 km

E. None of these

2. If point G is 4 km to the east of point D, then how far is G from A and in which direction from point A?

A. 7 km, North

B. 5 km, North

C. 9 km, South

D. 7 km, East

E. None of these

3. If Rahul goes 5 km to the east from his office, then how far and in which direction will he be from point D?

A. 7 km, South

B. 4 km, North

C. 1 km, South

D. 5 km, North

E. None of these

Using the information provided, we can draw this:Practice Exercise 3 Direction Diagram

Now let’s answer the questions:

1. The distance between point A and his office is (5 + 4) = 9 km. Therefore, B is the correct option.

2. Clearly, G is 7 km north of A. Therefore, A is the correct option.Practice Exercise 3, Problem 2 Direction Diagram

3. He will be at point F as shown in the diagram below:Practice Exercise 3, Problem 3 Direction Diagram

Clearly, point F is 7 km South of D. Therefore, A is the correct option.

Direction Sense Test Question 4: The question consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below. You have to decide whether the data provided in which of the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Choose your answer from the options based on this.

What is the direction of point L with respect to point P?

Statements:

I. Point Q is west of point P. Point S is west of point R. Point R is west of point
M. Point L is south of point M.

II. Point Q is west of point P. Point R is south of point Q. Point M is south-east of point Q. Point T is east of point M.

A. The data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

B. The data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

C. The data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.

D. The data in both the statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.

E. The data in both the statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

Using both the statements, we can draw this:

Practice Exercise 4 Direction Diagram

Depending on the position of M, L can be south-west, south or south-east of P. So, the information provided in both the statements is not sufficient to answer the question. Therefore, D is the correct option.

Direction Sense Test Question 5: The question below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in which of the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Choose your answer from the options based on this.

What is the direction of point M with respect to point T?

Statements:

I. Point N is 6m to the west of point M. Point O is 3m to the west of point P. Point N is 5m to the north of point O. Point T is 11m to the east of point S.

II. Point P is 4m to the north of point Q. Point S is 2m to the north of point R. Point R is 8m to the west of point Q.

A. The data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

B. The data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

C. The data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.

D. The data in both the statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.

E. The data in both the statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

Using both the statements, we can draw this:Practice Exercise 5 Direction Diagram Clearly, point M is north of point T. So, both the statements are necessary to answer the question. Therefore, the correct option is E.