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Direction Reasoning questions are a common topic in bank exams, testing candidates’ ability to comprehend and analyze direction and distance. While these questions may seem daunting at first, mastering them is essential for excelling in bank exams. In this article, we delve into the intricacies of direction sense questions, providing insights, strategies, and tips to help aspirants tackle them with confidence and precision.
Understanding Direction Sense Questions
Direction sense questions typically involve interpreting directions & distances and determining the position of an object or person from a particular point. These questions often require candidates to visualize spatial arrangements, apply logical reasoning, and make deductions based on given information. Topics covered may include directions (north, south, east, west), angles (right, left), distances (short, long), and movements (clockwise, anticlockwise).
Strategies for Solving Direction and Distance Questions
 Conceptual Clarity: Master the fundamental concept of direction sense, including cardinal direction, leftright rotation, degrees and clockwise/anticlockwise turn.
 Establish a reference point: Start by establishing a fixed point or direction to orient yourself while solving the question.
 Visualize the scenario: Create a mental image of the given directions, distances, and movements to visualize the spatial arrangement effectively.
 Use logic and deduction: Apply logical reasoning and deductive thinking to infer relationships and eliminate incorrect options.
 Break down complex information: Break down complex information into smaller, more manageable components to simplify the problemsolving process.
 Practice regularly: Practice a variety of directionsense questions regularly to familiarize yourself with different scenarios and improve your speed and accuracy.
Tips for Effective Preparation
 Understand the basics: Familiarize yourself with the basic concepts of directions, angles, and distances to build a strong foundation.
 Practice systematically: Practice direction sense questions systematically, starting with simple ones and gradually progressing to more complex ones.
 Solve previous year’s papers: Solve previous year’s bank exam papers to understand the question patterns and gain insights into the types of direction sense questions asked.
 Take mock tests: Take mock tests regularly to simulate exam conditions and assess your preparation level.
Direction Reasoning Questions
Directions (0102): Study the following information to answer the given questions:
A person starts walking in the south direction from point A and covers a distance of 10 meters then he takes a left turn and covers a distance of 16 meters and reaches at point B. From point H, another person starts to walk in the north direction and covers a distance of 5 meters then after he takes a right turn and covers a distance of 4 meters and finally takes a left turn and covers a distance of 5 meters and reaches at point B.
Q01. Point H is in which direction from Point A?

 East
 South
 North
 Southeast
 Southwest
Q02. Point H is in which direction with respect to Point B?

 NorthWest
 North
 SouthEast
 South
 South West
Directions (0305): Answer the questions based on the information given below:
A person starts walking from his home towards the west. After walking for 25m he reaches point D. From D he takes a left turn and walks for another 20m and reaches point C. From C he turns right and walks for another 25m and reaches point B. From B he turns to his right and walks for another 10m and finally stops at point A.
Q03. In which direction is person’s final point from his home?

 South
 Southwest
 North
 Northwest
 None of these
Q04. If point S is exactly between C and D, how far is S with respect to A and in which direction?

 10m, west
 10m, east
 20m, west
 20m, east
 None of these
Q05. What is the direction of B with respect to D?

 South
 Southwest
 Northeast
 Northwest
 None of these
Directions (0608): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
A is standing 5m south of B. C is standing at the midpoint of D & E. E is standing 5m west of F who is standing 5m south of G. H is standing 5m north of C. I is standing 5m north of E who is standing 6m to the east of D. D is standing 10m south of B.
Q06. What is the shortest distance between D and F?

 11m
 12m
 13m
 14m
 None of the above
Q07. In which direction is G with respect to D?

 Northeast
 Southeast
 Northwest
 Southwest
 None of these
Q08. In which direction is B with respect to F?

 Northeast
 Southeast
 Northwest
 Southwest
 None of these
Directions (0911): Answer the questions based on the information given below.
Deepak starts walking from point P in the south direction. After walking 3m he reaches at point Q. He turns right from point Q and walks for 4m till point R. He then turns left from point R and walks for 4m till point S and then turns left from point S and walks for 8m till point T. He then turns right from point T and walks for 2m till point U and then turns right from point U, walks for 8m till point V and stops.
Q09. In which direction is point V with respect to point T?

 South
 Southwest
 North
 Northeast
 Northwest
Q10. What is the shortest distance between point R and point V?

 10m
 14m
 6m
 8m
 12m
Q11. In which direction is point R with respect to point U?

 South
 Southwest
 North
 Northeast
 Northwest
Directions (1214): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow.
Seven friends A, B, C, D, E, F, and G are standing on the ground. A is 8m to the east of G. D is 10m to the west of A. E is 15m to the north of D. F is 6m to the west of E. C is 12m to the east of E. B is 7m to the north of G.
Q12. What is the direction of B with respect to F?

 South
 Southwest
 Southeast
 Northwest
 None of these
Q13. If N is 8m to the south of F, then what is the shortest distance between N and E?

 12m
 10m
 8m
 5m
 None of these
Q14. What is the direction of G with respect to E and C respectively?

 Southeast and Southwest
 East and Southeast
 West and South
 Northwest and Northeast
 None of these
Directions (1517): Study the following information to answer the given questions.
Point B is 18m west of point A. Point G is 8m north of point F. Point E is 5m south of point D which is 7m east of point C. Point F is 12m west of point E. Point C is 6m south of point B.
Q15. What is the direction of point G with respect to point C?

 Northwest
 Southwest
 Northeast
 North
 None of these
Q16. What is the shortest distance between point F and point D?

 21m
 √15m
 10m
 13m
 None of these
Q17. What is the direction of point A with respect to point E?

 North
 East
 Northeast
 Southwest
 None of these
Directions (1820): Study the information carefully and answer the questions accordingly.
Point N is 7m to the west of Point Y which is 8m to the south of Point S. Point N is 15m to the north of Point W and 10m to the west of Point C. Point A is 12m to the north of Point K which is 20m to the east of Point W. A is to the south of T which forms a straight line with Y.
Q18. N is at what distance and in which direction with respect to K?

 24m, NorthWest
 25m, NorthWest
 25m, NorthEast
 24m, East
 25m, North
Q19. If a person starts walking from N to K via Y, C, T, and A. How many meters will he walk?

 40m
 45m
 35m
 20m
 25m
Q20. S is at which direction from point K?

 North East
 North West
 South East
 South West
 None of these
Solutions  
01  d  05  b  09  b  13  b  17  c 
02  e  06  a  10  c  14  a  18  b 
03  b  07  a  11  e  15  a  19  c 
04  e  08  c  12  c  16  d  20  b 