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# Easy Techniques to Solve Direction Test Questions for CLAT 2024

Author : Aparna

Updated On : January 17, 2023

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Reader's Digest: Are you appearing for CLAT 2024? Are you looking for quick ways to solve direction test questions for CLAT 2024? It's the perfect destination for you, my friend! Read this blog post to find excellent tips and tricks to solve direction test questions for CLAT 2024. Get insights into the concepts, toppers' tricks, expert shortcuts, and more!

## Solve Direction Test Questions for CLAT 2024: Know the Concept of Directions

Direction Tests are introduced to test the sense of direction of the candidate. This test is to ascertain the final direction or distance between two points.

It is an independent relationship between two points in space that specifies either position with respect to the others. Hence, it is the relationship by which the orientation of any position with respect to another position is established.

The concept of Directions is based on two types of directions that are -

1. Prime Direction.
2. Sub-Direction.

### 1. Prime Direction

These are also known as main directions. Directions that work according to the movement of the Sun are known as the prime or main direction.

We have four prime or main directions, i.e., North, South, East, and West.

A diagrammatic representation of such directions is as below.

Prime direction can also be classified into two types, i.e.,

(i). Horizontal Direction - The direction that refers to East or West is known as horizontal direction.

(ii). Vertical Direction - Directions that refer to North or South are known as vertical directions.

### 2. Sub-Direction

The direction between two prime directions is known as a sub-direction. As N - E is between North and East directions, S - E is between South and East direction, and so on.

We have four sub - directions, i.e., North-East (N - E), South-East (S - E), South-West (S - W), and North-West (N - W).

A diagrammatic representation of such directions is as below.

#### Points to keep in mind while solving the direction test:

(1). Always use the direction planes as the reference for all the questions.

(2). Always mark the starting and end points differently from the other points.

(3). Always be attentive while taking right / or left turns.

(4). While solving the direction test, you should remember the diagram below as a reference.

(5). You should know basic geometric rules, such as the Pythagoras Theorem.

⇒ AC² = AB² + BC²

⇒ AC = ⎷AB² + BC²

Where ABC is a right-angled triangle.

Note: While a person moves, their left-hand side will be the left turn, and similarly, their right-hand side will be the right turn.

In this article, you get all the essential questions of analytical reasoning for CLAT.

### Sample Direction and Distance Questions for CLAT 2024

These questions are curated from the Previous Year's CLAT Question Papers.

Question 1: The door of my house faces the east direction. From the backside of my house, I drove straight 100 meters, then turned towards the right and drove for 100 meters, then turned towards the left and drove for 50 meters and reached my destination. In What direction am I from the starting point?

(a). North - West.

(b). West.

(c). North.

(d). East.

Explanation:

In this question, it is given that the house door faces east.

Then, there is a door at the backside from where the person has driven.

The backside door is in the west because the opposite of the east is west.

From the backside door, the person drove straight 100 meters, then turned right and drove for 100 meters, then turned left and drove 50 meters and reached his destination.

We have to find out what his direction is from the starting point.

The diagram below will help you understand it easily.Ass per the above diagram, it is clear that the person is in the North West direction from the starting point.

Question 2: I go 100 meters North from my house, then I turn left and go 200 meters, then turning left, I go 200 meters, then again turning left, I go 100 meters, and then turning left again, I go 100 meters. In which direction from my house?

(a). West

(b). East

(c). North

(d). South

Explanation:

In the question, it is given that the person is starting from his house.

The starting point is his house, and we will consider the starting point in the center, then he will go more towards North for 100 meters then he has taken a left and go 200 meters, and then he will turn left and go 200 meters, then again he turns left and go 100 meters, and then he turns left and go 100 meters more.

Now we will have to find out his direction from his house.

As per the above-given question, we have drawn this direction test.

According to this direction test, it is clear that the person is on the West from the starting point, i.e., his house.

Question 3: Ram is facing North-West. He turns in a clockwise direction by 90 degrees, then 180 degrees in the anti-clockwise direction, and then another 90 degrees in the same direction. Which direction is he facing now?

(a). South - West.

(b). West.

(c). South.

(d). South - East.

Explanation:

In this question, it is given that ram is facing northwest, and then he turns clockwise direction by 90 degrees, 180 degrees in the anti-clockwise direction, and then another 90 degrees in the same direction.

We have to find the direction he is facing now.

Now we will make a direction test diagram to help you easily understand the Ram’s current direction.

As per the above-given question, we have drawn this direction test.

According to this direction test, it is clear that Ram facing in the South-East direction.

Question 4: One morning after sunrise, Vikram and Shailesh were standing on a lawn with their backs to each other. Vikram’s shadow fell exactly towards the left-hand side. Which direction was Shailesh facing?

(a). East.

(b). West.

(c). North.

(d). South.

Explanation:

In this question, it is given that Vikram and Shailesh were standing on a lawn with their backs to each other. And Vikram’s shadow is falling exactly towards the left-hand side.

We had to find out which direction Shailesh was facing.

If the shadow falls in the left or right direction in any question, then in 99% of the questions, the answer will be either the North or South direction.

So in this question also, the answer will be either south or north.

Let us find out that,

See, in this question, the shadow of both Vikram and Shailesh will be in the west direction because, in the question, it is mentioned that they are standing on the lawn in the morning after sunrise.

As I have mentioned above that their shadow will be on the west side

Then,

Vikram is facing towards the north because it is mentioned in the question that Vikram’s shadow is falling exactly towards the left-hand side.

And Shailesh will be facing the South side because they stand with their backs toward each other.

Question 5: A child crawls 20 feet towards North, turns right and crawls 30 feet, turns right again, and crawls 35 feet. He turns left now and crawls 15 feet. He turns left again and crawls 15 feet. Finally, he turns to his left to crawl another 15 feet. How far is he from his starting point, and in which direction?

(a). 45 feet North-East.

(b). 30 feet East.

(c). 30 feet West.

(d). 15 feet West.

Explanation:

In this question, it is given that a child crawls 20 feet toward the North, turns right and crawls 30 feet, turns right again, and crawls 35 feet. He turns left now and crawls 15 feet. He turns left again and crawls 15 feet. Finally, he turns to his left to crawl another 15 feet.

And,

We have discovered how far he is from the starting point and in which direction he is now.

Now we will make a direction test diagram to help you understand the child’s current direction and how far he has crawled now.

As per the above diagram,

We can easily find the distance between the starting and ending point and in which direction he is.

The distance between the starting and ending point is 30 feet, and the child is facing the East.

Question 6: Baba Ramdev is doing an exercise with his legs up and head down. He is facing East. In which direction will his left hand be?

(a). East.

(b). South.

(c). North.

(d). West.

Explanation:

In this question, Baba Ramdev is doing an exercise with his legs up and head down. He is facing East.

And,

We have to find out in which direction his left hand is.

Baba Ramdev’s face is in the East direction, as the question shows.

If he is facing East, then your right hand will be in the south direction.

But Baba Ramdev is not in a normal position. He is doing exercise with his legs up and heads down.

Then,

And he is facing East; his left hand will be on the south side.

We will understand this better by seeing the below made direction test diagram.

As per the above direction test diagram, Baba Ramdev’s left hand is in the south direction while doing the exercise.

Question 7: Y travels 15 kilometers to the south, then he travels 5 kilometers towards the West, then 18 kilometers towards the North, then 3 kilometers towards the south, then 5 kilometers towards the East. How far is he from the starting point?

(a). 6 Kilometres.

(b). 3 Kilometres.

(c). 0 Kilometres

(d). 9 Kilometres.

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Explanation:

In this question, it is given that Y travels 15 kilometers to the south. He travels 5 kilometers towards the West, 18 kilometers towards the North, 3 kilometers towards the south, and 5 kilometers towards the East.

So,

We must find out how far he is from the starting point now.

Now we will make a direct test diagram to help you determine how far Y is from the starting point.

As per the above direction test diagram, it is clear that Y is 0 kilometers far from his starting point.

Question 8: The front door of Kiran's house is towards the south. From the backside of the house, she walks 50 meters straight, then turns towards the left and walks 100 meters, and after that, turns right and stops after walking 100 meters. Now Kiran is facing which direction?

(a). East.

(b). South.

(c). West

(d). North.

Explanation:

In this question, it is given that the front door of Kiran's house is towards the south. From the backside of the house, she walks 50 meters straight, then turns towards the left and walks 100 meters, then turns right and stops after walking 100 meters.

We have to find out which direction Kiran is facing now.

Now we will make a direction test diagram that will help us to understand Kiran’s current position, i.e., where she is facing now.

As per the above direction test diagram, Kiran is clearly facing the North direction.

Question 9: If North-West becomes south and southwest becomes east, and all the other directions change in a similar manner, then what will be the direction for the north?

(a). South East

(b). North East

(c). North

(d). South West

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Explanation:

In this question, it is given that If North - West becomes south and southwest becomes east, all the other directions change in a similar manner.

We have to find out what will be the direction for the north now.

Now we will make a direction test diagram to help us understand the north's direction.

As per the above direction test, it is clear that the direction for the north is now South West.

Question 10: A policeman goes 20 km east, then turns to the south, goes 30 km, and then again turns to his left and goes 10 km. Now the starting point is in which direction with reference to the ending point?

(a). North

(b). Southwest

(c). Northwest

(d). West.

Explanation:

In this question, it is given that A policeman goes 20 km east and then turns to the south. He goes 30 km, and then again turns to his left and goes 10 km.

Now,

We have to find out the starting point in which direction with reference to the ending point.

Now we will make a direct test diagram to help us understand the direction of the starting point in which direction with reference to the ending point.

As per the above direction test, it is clear that the direction of the starting point with reference to the ending point is North-West.

Question 11: A watch reads 9 o’clock. If the minute hand points South, in what direction will the hour hand point take?

(a). South-East

(b). North-West

(c). North

(d). East

Explanation:

In this question, it is given that a watch reads 9 o’clock. If the minute hand points South.

Then,

We must find out in what direction the hour hand point will be.

As per the above direction test, it is clear that the direction of the hour hand point will be in the East direction.

Question 12: In a military secret service map, South-East is shown as North, North-East as West, and so on. What will the West become?

(a). South - West.

(b). North-East.

(c). North-West.

(d). South - East.

Explanation:

In this question, in a military secret service map, South-East is shown as North, North-East as West, and so on.

And

We have to find out What the West will become after all this.

Now we will make a direction test diagram to help us understand what the west will become.

As per the above direction test, it is clear that the direction for the West is now South-East.

Directions (Question 13 - Question 14): choose the most appropriate options for each of the following questions.

Question 13. Two ladies and two men are playing bridge and seated at the north, east, south, and west of a table. No lady is facing east. People sitting opposite to each other are not of the same sex. One man is facing south. Which direction are the ladies facing?

(a). South and East

(b). None of these.

(c). East and West.

(d). North and West.

Explanation:

In this question, it is given that two ladies and two men are playing bridge and seated at the tables north, east, south, and west. No lady is facing east. People sitting opposite each other are not of the same sex. One man is facing south.

And

Do we have to find out in which direction the ladies are facing?

We will make a direction test diagram to help us understand the direction the ladies are facing.

So as per the above direction test diagram, the ladies are clearly facing in the North and West direction.

Question 14. Sunil’s school bus is facing North when it reaches his school. After starting from Sunil’s house, it turned right twice and then left before reaching the school. What direction was the bus facing when it left the bus stop in front of Sunil’s House?

(a). West

(b). North

(c). South

(d). East

Explanation:

In this question, Sunil’s school bus faces North when it reaches his school. After starting from Sunil’s house, it turned right twice and then left before reaching the school.

We must find out what direction the bus was facing when it left the bus stop in front of Sunil’s House.

In this type of question, where the exact direction is not given, you can take any of the 4 directions, i.e., north, south, east, or west.

Now we will make a direction test diagram to help us understand which direction the bus faced when it left the bus stop in front of Sunil’s house.

As per the above direction graph, the bus was facing in the west direction when it left the bus stop in front of Sunil’s house.

Question 15: One evening before sunset Khushi and Divya were talking to each other face to face. If the Divya shadow was exactly to the right of Khushi, which direction was Divya facing?

(a). South

(b). North

(c). East

(d). None of these.

Explanation:

In this question, it is given that One evening before sunset Khushi and Divya were talking to each other face to face if the Divya shadow was exactly to the right of Khushi.

Then,

We had to find which direction Divya was facing.

If the shadow falls in the left or right direction in any question, then in 99% of the questions, the answer will be either the North or South direction.

So in this question also, the answer will be either south or north.

Let us find out that,

See, in this question, the shadow of both Khushi and Divya will be in the east direction because, in the question, it is mentioned that they are standing face to face in the evening before sunset.

As I have mentioned above that their shadow will be on the east side

Then,

Khushi is facing towards the North direction because it is mentioned in the question that Divya’s shadow is exactly to the right of Khushi.

And Divya will be facing the South side because they are standing face to face.

Question 16: Two buses start from opposite points of the main road, 150 km apart. The first bus runs for 25 km, takes a right turn, and then runs for 15 km. It then turns left, runs for another 25 km, and then turns and goes to reach the main road. In the meantime, due to a minor breakdown, the other bus has run only 35 km along the main road. What would be the distance between the two buses at this point?

(a). 65 km

(b). 75 km

(c). 80 km

(d). 85 km

Explanation:

In this question, two buses start from opposite points of the main road, 150 km apart. The first bus runs for 25 km, takes a right turn, and then runs for 15 km. It then turns left, runs for another 25 km, and then turns and goes to reach the main road. In the meantime, due to a minor breakdown, the other bus has run only 35 km along the main road.

And,

Do we have to find out what would be the distance between the two buses at this point?

Now we will make a direction test diagram to help us determine the distance between the two buses at this point.

As per the above direction graph, bus I covered a 50 km distance, and bus II covered 35 km distance.

So the remaining distance that they had to cover was 50 + 35 - 150 = 65 km

Direction (Question 17 - Question 18): Study the following information carefully and answer the question below: All city roads are perpendicular or parallel to one another. The roads are all straight Roads A, B, C, D, and E are parallel to one another. Roads G, H, I, J, K, L., and M, are parallel to one another.

##### Question 17: Which is necessarily true?

(a). E and B intersect.

(b). D is 2 Km. West of B.

(c). D is at least 2 Km. West of A

(d). M is 1.5 km. North of L.

Answer: (d). M is 1.5 km. North of L.

##### Question 18: If road E is between B and C, then what is the distance between A and D?

(a). ½ km.

(b). 1 km.

(c). 1.5 km.

(d). 1.5 km - 2 km.

Answer: (d). 1.5 km - 2 km.

Question 19: Rahul walked 2km west of his house and then turned south, covering 4km. Finally, he moved 3km towards the east and then again 1km west. How far is he from the initial position?

(a). 4 km

(b). 5 km

(c). 6 km

(d). 7 km

Solution:

Rahul starts from his house at A, moves 2km west up to B, then 4m to the south up to C, 3km east up to D, and finally 1km west up to E; thus, his distance from the initial position A will be AE.

And, AE = BC = 4km.

Question 20: Shivam walks 10 km towards the north. From there, he walks 6 km towards the south. Then he walks 3 km towards the east. How far and in which direction is he with reference to his starting point?

(a). 4 km southwest

(b). 6 km Southeast

(c). 7 km North - west

(d). 5 km northeast.

Explanation:

In this question, Shivam walks 10 km towards the north. From there, he walks 6 km towards the south. Then he walks 3 km towards the east.

And,

We have to find out How far and in which direction is Shivam with reference to his starting point?

Now we will make a direct test diagram that will help us find out How far and in which direction Shivam is with reference to his starting point.

As per the above direction graph,

Shivam walks 10 km from A to B. After that, 6 km south from B to C. and 3 km towards the east from C to D.

Therefore, his distance from the starting point A

AD = 5 km in North - East direction

Summing Up - We conclude with all the super tricks to solve Direction Test Questions for CLAT 2024. Save these useful tricks and tips for future purpose. Good Luck with your CLAT 2024 preparation! Happy Reading!

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We all know that there are four main directions – East, West, North, and South. Also, we know the four cardinal directions – South East, South West, North East, and North West. We will use all these eight directions to solve our direction reasoning problem.
Direction can be described in relative terms, such as up, down, in, out, left, right, forward, backward, or sideways. Direction can also be described with the cardinal directions: north, south, east, or west. On maps, cardinal directions are indicated with a compass rose.
In the morning, the Sun rises in the East, and the object's shadow falls in the West. In the evening, the Sun sets in the West, and the object's shadow falls in the East.
Shadows will move in the opposite direction of the sun. In the Northern Hemisphere, they will move from west to east and will point north at noon. In the Southern Hemisphere, shadows will indicate south at noon. With practice, you can use shadows to determine both direction and time of day.
To find the shortest distance covered between a starting point and the endpoint, candidates need to use the Pythagoras formula such as H^2 = B^2 + P^2, where H is the hypotenuse, B is the Base, and P is the Perpendicular. And always use North, East, South, and West in a clockwise direction.

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