# Direction and Distance Basic level

Last Updated : 22 Oct, 2023

Direction And Distance Reasoning: Direction And Distance is one of the most important topics in Reasoning for competitive exams like IBPS PO, SSC GCL, MTS, Railways, SBI PO, SO Clerk, RRB PO, Clerk, SO, LIC AAO, ADO, Assistant, etc. There are many reasoning questions on Direction and Distance in many competitive exams. It is sometimes problematic to solve Direction And Distance reasoning questions however, With good strategy candidates can easily solve those questions.

In this Article, We are going to cover the basic level questions on Direction and Distance as the foundation is extremely important before going into the deep.

let’s practice the basis of Direction and Distance.

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## What Is Direction And Distance?

Direction and Distance: Direction is the position of an object regard to another or in any universal frame Where as Distance is the measure of total length between two points relative to each other. Direction and distance questions can be done in a straight line unless specified on a particular route.

## Direction and Distance Basic Level 1:

#### Questions (1-2). Study the following information carefully and answer according to the question.

Pole B is 9m South of pole A. Pole C is 6m west of pole E which is 5m south of pole G. Pole F is 7 m north of pole D. Pole B is 8m east of pole F. Distance between Pole D and G is same as it is between Pole C and E. Pole G is to the east of D.

Solution:

Q1. What is the Direction of Pole D with respect to E?

1. North

2. East

3. North-East

4. North-West

5. West

Ans: 4

Pole D is towards the North-west direction of pole E.

Q2.  What is the total distance covered from B to G (Consider through the given lines)?

1. 10 m

2. 15 m

3. 21 m

4. 19 m

5. None of these

Ans: 3

The total distance covered from B to G is 21m.

Q3. While walking south Sahil takes a left turn then he takes right turn and two consecutive left turns after that he takes two consecutive right turns to reach the final destination in which direction he is from the initial point.

1. North

2. South

3. East

4. West

5. Cannot be determined

Ans. 5, Can’t be determined

Q 4. A Ship started from a point and travel 23 km towards the south. After that, it takes 19km left, from where it takes 3km south. Again it takes 45 degrees anticlockwise toward the left and takes 5km, from there it takes 17km north to reach East of starting point. What is the total shortest vertical distance travelled by Ship?

1. 10km

2. 12km

3. 23km

4. 15km

5. 20km

Ans- 3, 23 km

Q5.  Ajay starts from point Facing East and travel 4m and take right to again travel 8m, from there Ajay take again right and travel 4m. After that Ajay take right to travel 9m, then finally, after taking the last right of 16m Ajay reached his final destination. In which direction Ajay is from his starting point?

1. North

2. Northeast

3. Northwest

4. South

5. Southwest

Ans-2, North-East

Question(6-8): Study the following information carefully and answer according to the question.

A truck starts from the store and travels 14km towards the east. After taking the first left of 9 km it takes a right of 11km. From here it takes again right of 18km. Finally, it takes left one after the other 8km and 6km respectively to reach the Market.

Q6. What is the shortest distance between Store and Market?

1. 22 Km

2. 16 Km

3. 21 Km

4. 28 Km

5. 36 Km

Ans- 5, 36 Km

Q7. If after reaching Market truck moves south and travels 1km to reach a general store, in which direction truck is from the store?

1. South

2. North East

3. North West

4. South West

5. South East

Ans-5, South East

Q8. In which direction is the Store, with respect to Market?

1. East

2. West

3. North

4. South

5. Northeast

Ans- 2, West

Q9.  Casa Green Society is 3m east of  Green Arch Society, which is 4m south of  Gulshan Society. Homes Society is 20m West of  Pan-Oasis Society which is 5m north of  French Society.  French Society is 23m east of  Gulshan Society. In which direction Casa Green is with respect to Homes Society?

1. North

2. South

3. Northeast

4. Northwest

5. Southeast

Ans- 2, South

Q(10-14): Study the following information carefully and answer according to the question.

The distance between Ankita and Gitanjali is 15m while Gitanjali is south of Ankita. Gitanjali is a certain distance west of Elisha. There is Madras cafe which is 6m south of Ankita and west of Chetak. Chetak is 10m southeast of Ankita. Elisha is south of Chetak, who is 6m north of Kirti. Byom is 5m Northeast of Elisha who is south of Kirti who is 4m West of Byom.

Q10. What is the shortest distance between Ankita and Madras cafe?

1. Can’t say

2. 9m

3. 5m

4. 6m

5. 3m

Answer: 4 – 6m

Q11. Which of the following pair have the same distance between them?

1. Ankita -Elisha and Gitanjali-Kirti

2. Byom -Chetak and  Byom-Elisha

3. Chetak-Ankita and Elisha-Gitanjali

4. Elisha-Chetak and Gitanjali-Byom

5. None of  the above

Q12. What is the shortest distance between Kirti and Elisha?

1. 7m

2. 6m

3. 10m

4. 8m

5. 3m

Q13. What is the shortest distance between Elisha and Gitanjali?

1. 4m

2. 2m

3. 8m

4. 6m

5. 5m

Q14. What is the direction of Elisha with respect to Ankita?

1. North

2. North East

3. Can’t be determined

4. South

5. South East

Answer: 5 South East

Q15: Study the following information carefully and answer according to the question.

A is travelling towards the south to reach point C which is 5 km apart. He took left and travels 2 km to reach point B. From B, he takes 8 km to left and reaches D after taking right he reaches G, then takes again right from point G and travels 2 km to reach point F. From point F, he takes left turns and travels 6 km to reach point H. Now, from point H, he turns towards the right and travels 8 km by making a 45-degree angle to reach point E. A covers 6 km distance from point D to E.

What is the shortest distance between G and B?

1. Cannot be determined

2. 10km

3. 7km

4. 6km

5. 14km

5.  18 km

Answer: 2 ( 10 km)

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