Learning Objectives Direction questions:

Direction questions are standard ones that are asked in most aptitude exams, hence it is important in reasoning category. These questions are about directions would involve all 8 directions on a map. Those are North, South, East, West, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest and Northwest. The key skills involved in solving questions based on directions are the following:

a. The ability to understand and interpret the clues in the form of direction wise.

b. Ability to usage of the clues in correct order.

c. The ability to understand basic mapping concepts what are the basic directions, on which direction  one would starting and facing etc.

d. Ability to draw the picture for given data in the question.


Previous year questions:

1. Pavan walked 30m towards North, took a left turn and walked 40m. He again took a left turn and walked 30m. How far is he from the starting point?

A. 100meters     B. 60meters        C. 70meters        D. 40meters       E. Data inadequate

Ans: D

Solution: Required Distance = 40meters


2. A clock in hotel reads 4:30. If a minute hand points towards the west, in which direction does the hour hand point?

A. Northeast      B. Southwest     C. Northwest     D. North               E. None of the above

Ans: A

Solution: If minute hand is pointing towards west, there will be a difference of 45 degrees in the minute hand and hour hand at 4:30. And difference would be in the anticlockwise direction.