There are four directions North, South, East and West.

There are for regions: North-East (I); South-East (IV); Nortb-West (II); South-West (III). The directions OE, OS, OQ are North East direction; -West direction; South-West and South-East direction. You must learn to distinguish between regions & directions i.e. between North-East region and North-East direction.

If you move facing towards east-wards, your left hand is towards the north and your right hand is towards south. Similarly, the positions of the directions of the hands can be fixed when you move in any of the other three directions.



To solve the question, first draw the direction figure on paper. Mark the starting point. After that move carefully according to the directions given in the question. The most important aspect here is to draw it carefully and take care of the movements.

Putting arrows in the line diagram is useful. Movements are described in three ways

  1. Left or Right -You just need to be careful of where the last arrow is pointing.

  2. Movement in a particular direction -Again direction of the last arrow is of importance

  3. Movement at a certain angle -mostly these are defined terms of 0 , 90 and 45

    Solving the question:

    The questions are usually of following types:

    a. Find the final direction –This is easy if you have the correct diagram made and you remember the directions correctly,

    b. Finding the distance from start point – Once a correct diagram is made then you can use simple geometry to find out the correct answer. Pythagoras theorem is very useful here because many diagrams result into right angle triangles.

    c. Combination of distance from start point and final direction – the above two strategies are useful in solving this.


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