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Direction Sense Test 1

This type of reasoning question is intended to test a candidate's ability to determine the direction of a person or any other object relative to some point, object, etc. You can draw a diagram based on the data provided to solve such questions.

Points to remember:

1. There are four cardinal directions; East, West, North, and South as shown in the following image.

Direction Sense Test

2. The cardinal directions are divided into four primary inter-cardinal directions; Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and Northwest as shown in the following image.

Direction Sense Test

3. At the time of sunrise, if a man stands facing the East, his shadow will form to the west.

4. At the time of sunrise, if a man stands facing the North, his shadow will form to his left.

5. At the time of sunrise, if a man stands facing the South, the shadow will form to his right.

6. At the time of sunrise, if a man stands facing the West, the shadow will form to the West.

7. At the time of sunset, if a man stands facing the North, his shadow will form to his right.

8. At the time of sunset, if a man stands facing the East, his shadow will form to the East.

9. At the time of sunset, if a man stands facing the sun, towards West, his shadow will form to the East.

10. At the time of sunset, if a man stands facing the South, his shadow will form to his left.


1) Peter is in the East of Tom and Tom is in the North of John. Mike is in the South of John then in which direction of Peter is Mike?

  1. South-East
  2. South-West
  3. South
  4. North-East

Answer: B

Explanation:

Direction Sense Test

2) Mukesh walks 6 km toward the South and then walks 3 km to his left. Finally, he turns to his right and walks 6 km. In which direction is he from the starting point?

  1. South
  2. South-West
  3. South-East
  4. West

Answer: C

Explanation:

Direction Sense Test
Direction Sense Test

3) Deepak placed his watch on the table in such a way that at 6 pm the hour hand points to the South. In which direction the minute hand will point at 9 pm?

  1. North
  2. West
  3. South
  4. East

Answer: A

Explanation:

Direction Sense Test

4) Tom walked 10 m towards north then turned right and walked 25 m. Then he turned right and walked 30 m. Now he turned left and walked 10 m. Finally, he turned left and walked 20 m. How far and in which direction is he from the starting point?

  1. 50 m East
  2. 30 m North
  3. 40 m North
  4. 35 m East

Answer: D

Explanation:

Direction Sense Test

Distance between the initial and final position = AF = BC + DE

AF = 25+ 10 = 35 m

Tom is in the east direction from the starting point.


5) Peter is facing north. He turns to his right and walks 20 m and then turns to his left and walks 25 m. He then walks 25 m to his right. Next, he walks 50 m to his right. Finally, he turns to his right and walks 30 m. In which direction is he from the starting point?

  1. South-East
  2. South
  3. South-West
  4. West

Answer: A

Explanation:

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The point F is towards South-East of the starting point A.


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