How to solve Time & Distance Aptitude MCQ ?

These are basic questions that appears in almost all College admission, Entrance exam and other competitive Test.We will be covering multiple choice questions on Time & Distance under this section. We have Listed important formulas and handy tips for good Test scores.

- Speed = (Distance/Time)
- For converting Km/hr into metre/second >> X km/hrs = ( X * 5/18) m/sec
- For converting metre/second into Km/hr >> X m/sec = X * 18/5) Km/hr
- If the ratio of the speeds of A and B is a:b, then the ratio of the times taken by them to cover the same distance is 1/a:1/b or b:a
- Suppose a man covers a certain distance at x km/hr and equal distance at y km/hr. Then the average speed during the whole journey is (2xy/x +y)
- Suppose 2 men are moving in the same direction at u m/sec and v m/sec respectively, then their relative speed = (u –v) m/sec.

Based on above facts and formula, you can try to attempt questions below on Time & Distance.

**Q 1 – If a car moves at rate of 54 Km per hour , what is its speed in metres per second ?**

- 15 mps
- 18 mps
- 21 mps
- 24 mps

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Answer is “A”

**Q 2 – I have to be at a certain place at a certain time and find that I shall be 40 minutes too late if I walk at 3 KM an hour and 30 minutes too soon if I walk at 4 KM an hour. How far I have to walk ?**

- 10 KM
- 12 KM
- 14 KM
- 16 KM

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Answer is “C”

**Q 3 – A train passes a telephone pole in 40 seconds moving at the rate of 36 KM per hour. Find the length of the train ?**

- 500 metre
- 600 metre
- 700 metre
- 900 metre

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Answer is “C”

**Q 4 – A man takes 6 hours 15 minutes to walk a certain distance and riding back . he could walk both ways in 7 hours and 45 minutes. How long would it take him to ride both both ways ?**

- 4 Hrs
- 4 Hrs 45 minutes
- 5 Hrs
- 5 Hrs 30 minutes

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Answer is “B”

**Q 5 – A ship sails to a certain city at the speed of 15 Knots per hour and sails back to the same point at the rate of of 30 Knots per hour . What is the average speed per hour for the whole journey ?**

- 20
- 22
- 24
- 25

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Answer is “A”

**Q 6 – A 700 metre train passes an electric pole in 40 seconds. Calculate speed of the train ?**

- 18 KPH
- 27 KPH
- 36 KPH
- 54 KPH

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Answer is “C”

**Q 7 – A thief steals a car at 1 PM and drives it at 45 KPH. The theft is discovered at 2 PM and the owner sets off in another car at 54 KPH, when will he overtake the thief ?**

- 7 PM
- 7 AM
- 8 PM
- 8 AM

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Answer is “A”

**Q 8 – Two bicyclists do the same journey by travelling respectively at the rate of of 9 and 10 km an hour. Find the distance travelled when one takes 32 minutes longer then the other ?**

- 32 KM
- 48 KM
- 64 KM
- 72 KM

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Answer is “B”

**Q 9 – A scooterist travels for 10 hour , the first half at 21 KPH and the rest at 24 KPH. Find the distance travelled ?**

- 122 Km
- 146 Km
- 188 Km
- 224 Km

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Answer is “D”

**Q 10 – Electricity poles are at a distance 50 metres apart. A railway passenger counts the pole on the rail road as he passes them. How many will he have passed by a train in 4 hours if the speed of the train is 45 KPH ?**

- 2400
- 2800
- 3200
- 3600

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Answer is “D”

**Q 11 – A train with stoppages travelled a distance at 60 KM an hour and without stoppages 90 KM an hour. How many minutes per hour the train stops ?**

- 20 min
- 25 min
- 28 min
- 30 min

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Answer is “A”

**Q 12 – Walking at 3/4 of his usual rate, a man reaches his office 20 minutes too late. Find his usual time ?**

- 50 min
- 55 min
- 60 min
- 75 min

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Answer is “C”

**Q 13 – 13. A person can row 7 1/2 KM an hour in still water and he finds that it takes him twice as long as to row up as to row down the river. Find the rate of the stream ?**

- 2.5 KPH
- 3 KPH
- 4 KPH
- 4.5 KPH

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Answer is “A”

**Q 14 – There are 12 Buses running between London and Manchester, In how many ways can Jose Mourinho go from London to Manchester and return in a different Bus ?**

- 4 KPH
- 4.5 KPH
- 6 KPH
- 6.5 KPH

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Answer is “D”

**Q 15 – A man rows up stream 13 km and down stream 28 km taking 5 hour each time. Find the velocity of the current ?**

- 1 KPH
- 1.5 KPH
- 2 KPH
- 2.5 KPH

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Answer is “B”

**Q 16 – A monkey ascends a greased pole 30 metres high. He ascends 3 metres in 1st minute and descends 1 metre in next minute. Again ascends 3 metre in 3rd minute and descends 1 metre in 4th minute and so on. In what time he reaches the top ?**

- 25 min
- 26 2/3 min
- 28 2/3 min
- 30 min

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Answer is “C”

**Q 17 – A Train 110 metre long runs through a station at the rate of 36 KM per hour. How long will it take to pass a given point ?**

- 10 sec
- 11 sec
- 12 sec
- 15 sec

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Answer is “B”

**Q 18 – A train running at the rate of 40 KM an hour meets a person walking along the line in the opposite direction at the rate of 4 KM an hour and passes him in 5 5/8 seconds. Find the length of the train ?**

- 56.25 m
- 63.5 m
- 66 m
- 68.75 m

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Answer is “D”

**Q 19 – A train travels at the speed of 65 km/hr and halts at 8 junctions for a certain time. it covers a distance of 1300 km in 1 day (24 Hrs). How long does the train stop at each junction, if it halts for the same period of time at all the junctions ?**

- 20 min
- 30 min
- 40 min
- 60 min

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Answer is “B”

**Q 20 – A monkey climbing up a pole ascends 6 metres and slips 3 metres in alternate minutes. if the pole is 60 metres high, how long will it take the monkey to reach the top ?**

- 31 min
- 33 min
- 35 min
- 37 min

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Answer is “D”

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