# Basic Concepts & Short Tricks to Solve Direction Test Questions

By Sachin Awasthi|Updated : January 21st, 2021

Verbal reasoning comprises a very important & scoring topic that is - Directions. It is one of the easiest topics to score in most of the Railways & SSC Exams. The Concept behind the Directions is the same that we use in our day to day life. This direction sense test is nothing but a precise of sensing the direction. To solve the direction sense test first you need to make a sketch of the data provided. We have clearly described the direction Sense test Tricks, tips and Shortcut here.

Verbal reasoning comprises a very important & scoring topic that is - Directions. It is one of the easiest topics to score in most of the Railways & SSC Exams. The Concept behind the Directions is the same that we use in our day to day life. This direction sense test is nothing but a precise of sensing the direction. To solve the direction sense test first you need to make a sketch of the data provided. We have clearly described the direction Sense test Tricks, tips and Shortcut here.

### Basic Concepts & Short Tricks to Solve Direction Test Questions

Four main directions - North, South, East, West

Four Cardinal Direction - North-East, North-West, South-East, South-West

• At the time of sunrise, if a man stands facing the east, his shadow will be towards the west.
• At the time of sunset, the shadow of an object is always in the east.
• If a man stands facing the North, at the time of sunrise his shadow will be towards his left and at the time of sunset, it will be towards his right.
• At 12:00 noon, the rays of the sun are vertically downward hence there will be no shadow.

The above is the Directional Diagram. The direction sense consists of four different types of problems. Let’s see the types of Direction problems with solutions.

1. A man starting from his home walks 5 km towards East, and then he turns left and goes 4 km. At last, he turns to his left and walks 5 km. Now Find the distance between the man and his home and also find at which direction he is facing?

Sol.

From the above diagram, we can find he is 4 km from his house and facing the West Direction.

2. A man starting from his home moves 4 km towards East, then he turns right and moves 3 km. Now, what will be the minimum distance covered by him to come back to his home?

Sol.

3. After Sunrise, Prakash while going to college suddenly met with Lokesh at a crossing point. Lokesh's Shadow was exactly to the right of Prakash. If they were facing each other on which direction was Prakash facing?

Sol. Always Sun rises in the East Direction. So Shadow falls towards West

4. Prem started from his home and moved 5 km to reach the crossing point of the palace. The road opposite to the direction Prem is heading goes to the hospital. The road to the right of Prem goes to the station. If the road which goes to a station is just opposite to the road of the IT-Park, in which direction is Prem which leads to the IT- Park?
Sol.

From the above diagram, it shows that the road which goes towards the IT-Park is left of Prem.

That’s how Direction questions are solved easily. We hope these concepts have made the chapter easy for you all.

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I want precise explanation for qes 3

Prakash KumarFeb 4, 2019

HariOm : tnx sir

lalitha deviFeb 25, 2019

Thank you anna

Ravish KumarFeb 25, 2019

Sir coin jyada collect karne se kya hota hai

Noor EhsanMar 8, 2019

can u plzz give us some more examples related to direction sense in which formulas r used

Mridula AnejaNov 2, 2019

Please provide the quizzes as well😊

Kanchan AashiApr 4, 2020

Thank☺️uuu....
Thanx sir

shweta palJul 17, 2020

Thanks sir

Akai NegiAug 19, 2021

I see grey blocks in place of diagram

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