Now we are going to discuss how to solve
direction sense questions along with the
shortcuts and tricks to solve the question in
less than a minute. The questions of which
are asked under the reasoning section in
various competitive exams like IBPS Clerk,
SBI Clerk, SSC CGL, Placement Aptitude,
IBPS PO, SBI PO, NICL AO, LIC AAO, SBI
Associate Clerk, SBI Associate PO, CAT and
others. The key factor to solve this type of
questions are have your basics right. So be
strong in the basics first because knowing
the conventional method gives you an upper
hand when you lost track of the shortcut
method. After you have acquired the basics
and have gone to a pro, try to learn the
tricks of various shortcuts.The first step for
solving the questions utilizing the concept of
'directions' is to understand the direction
chart, which has 8 directions. Take an
optical canvassing of the direction chart
Points to Remember :1. There are 8 directions in all i.e. N,
S, E, W, NE, SE, SW, NW
2. Angle between 2 crosses i.e. NW &
NE or N and E etc is 90*
Questions that are asked:
1) Find the Final Direction.
2) Starting point direction with respect to
the ending point.
3) Ending point direction with respect to
Some other basics:
1.B is to the east of A.
2. B is to the west of A.
3. B is to the north of A.
Note :- If not mentioned we always assume
that the person is facing north.
4. B is to the south of A.
Shortcut Approach:- To remember four
main directions, always remember
the word 'NEWS.'
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