Question Bank - 100 CAT level questions on Time, Speed and Distance topic



  • Q47) Samwise Gamgee and Frodo Baggins borrow Shadowfax from Gandalf to go to Mordor to destroy the One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom. They start for Mount Doom simultaneously at 8 a.m. from the Shire. However, in order to save themselves from being poisoned by the One Ring, Samwise Gamgee rides the Shadowfax first at 15 km/hr, leaves it at Rivendell, and covers the remaining distance to Mordor on foot at 4 km/hr. Frodo Baggins who follows the same route reaches Rivendell on foot walking at 5 km/hr, and then rides the Shadowfax for the rest of the distance to Mordor at 12 km/hr. Both of them reach Mordor simultaneously at 9 a.m. How far is Mordor from the Shire?



  • Q48) X and Y are moving along a rectangle track ABCD. X starts cycling at 6 kmph from point A at 8am on the route A-D-C-B-A. Y start walking at 8.50am from point C at the speed 1kmph and takes the route C-B-A-D-C. AB=6km & BC=4km. At what time X just overtake Y?
    a. 10.15 am
    b. 9.00 am
    c. 9.50 am
    d. 10.00 am



  • Q49) Clark and Bruce start running simultaneously from the same point on a circular track of length 4200 m. If they run in opposite directions, they meet for the first time exactly after 2 minutes from the start and they meet at seven distinct points on the track. If they run in the same direction, they meet at three distinct points on the track. How much time (in minutes) does Bruce take to complete one round, if he is the slower runner?



  • Q50) At a 10,000 m race, The Flash starts first and is followed later by Bolt. The speed of Bolt is 1 m/s more than that of The Flash’s. When Bolt catches up with The Flash, The Flash increases his speed by 2 m/s, while that of Bolt remains unchanged. As a result, Bolt finishes 7 min 8 s after The Flash. If the distance had been 500 m more, then Bolt would have finished 7 min 33 s after The Flash. The time gap between the start of The Flash and Bolt is
    a. 2 min
    b. 2.5 min
    c. 3 min
    d. 1 min



  • Q51) In a mile race, Akshay can be given a start of 128 m by Bhairav. If Bhairav can give Chinmay a start of 4 m in a 100 m dash, then who out of Akshay and Chinmay will win a race of one and half miles, and what will be the final lead given by the winner to the loser? (One mile is 1,600 m.)
    a. Akshay, 1/12 miles
    b. Chinmay, 1/32 miles
    c. Akshay, 1/24 miles
    d. Chinmay, 1/16 miles



  • Q52) A watch, which gains uniformly, is 5 min slow at 8 o’clock in the morning on Sunday, and is 5 min 48 sec fast at 8 pm the following Sunday. When did it show the correct time?
    (a) 7.20 p.m. on Tuesday
    (b) 9.20 p.m. on Wednesday
    (c) 7.20 p.m. on Wednesday
    (d) 9.20 p.m. on Tuesday



  • Q53) A ladder is inclined to a wall making an angle of 30° with it. A man is ascending the ladder at the rate of 2 m/s. How fast is he approaching the wall?



  • Q54) Hogsmeade is 100 km from King’s Cross. At 3 p.m. Hogwarts Express leaves Hogsmeade for King’s Cross and travels at a constant speed of 30 kmph. One hour later, Orient Express leaves King’s Cross for Hogsmeade and travels at a constant speed of 40 kmph. Each train makes one stop only at a station 10 km from its starting point and remains there for 15 mins. Which train is nearer to Hogsmeade when they meet?
    (a) Hogwarts Express
    (b) Orient Express
    (c) Both are equidistant
    (d) Cannot be determined from the data.



  • Q55) Rashmi leaves office at 6.00 p.m. and catches a 6.30 p.m. local train that arrives in her town at 7.00 p.m. Her father leaves home to pick her up at 7.00 p.m. from the station as she gets off the train. Yesterday, Rashmi left her office early and took a 6.00 p.m. train and arrived at 6.30 p.m. As her father was not there to pick her up, she started walking towards home. Her father left home at the usual time, saw his daughter walking, turned around, picked her up and drove home arriving there 10 min earlier than usual. For how many minutes did Rashmi walk before her father picked her up?



  • Q56) The Ghaziabad-Hapur-Meerut EMU and the Meerut-Hapur-Ghaziabad EMU start at the same time from Ghaziabad and Meerut and proceed towards each other at 16km/hr and 21km/hr, respectively. When they meet, it is found that one train has traveled 60 km more than the other. The distance between two stations is:



  • Q57) Harvey’s watch is 10 min slow but he thinks it is 5 min fast. Mike’s watch is 5 min fast but he thinks it is 10 min slow. If both of them want to reach the airport at 6 O’clock, then which of the following would be true?
    a. Mike will reach 30 minutes before Harvey.
    b. Both will reach together at 6’O clock.
    c. Harvey will reach 15 minutes before Mike.
    d. Harvey will reach 30 minutes before Mike.



  • Q58) Vijay covers 910 km by boat, road and rail in the ratio 4 : 3 : 6 respectively. Surprisingly, the speeds at which the journey was covered were also in the ratio 4 : 3 : 6 respectively. The total time taken for the journey was 89 hours. The ratio of the time taken by boat, road and rail was
    a) 3 : 4 : 2
    b) 1 : 1 : 1
    c) 6 : 3 : 4
    d) 4 : 3 : 6



  • Q59) The Rajdhani Express travels a distance of 400 km. If however it travels a distance of d km at the normal speed and the remaining distance at 3/4th of its normal speed then it is late by an hour. If it travels a distance (d + 50) km at 3/4th of its normal speed and the remaining distance at normal speed, then it is late by half an hour. Find d and the train’s normal speed.
    a) 150, 75 km/hr
    b) 150, 100 km/hr
    c) 100, 75 km/hr
    d) 100, 100 km/hr



  • Q60) Seven children A, B, C, D, E, F and G started walking from the same point at the same time, with speeds in the ratio of 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 respectively and they are running around a circular park. Each of them was carry flags of different colours. Whenever two or more children meet then they place their respective flag at that point, however nobody places more than 1 flag at a same point. They are running in anti-clockwise direction. How many flags will be there in total, when there will be no scope of putting more flags?



  • Q61) A submarine needs to take in 1000 gallons of water if it wants to submerge 1 ft in water. The height of the submarine is 20 ft and it is currently submerged 2 ft in water. A battleship 150 km away sees it and fires a torpedo 2 ft below sea-level towards the submarine. If the submarine can take a maximum 3000 gallons of water in one minute, what should be the minimum constant speed of the torpedo for it to hit the submarine, if the submarine starts submerging just as the torpedo is fired?

    a) 1080 km/hr
    b) 1500 km/hr
    c) 1350 km/hr
    d) 1250 km/hr
    e) 1099 km/hr



  • Q62) Rudolph bikes at a constant rate and stops for a five-minute break at the end of every mile. Jennifer bikes at a constant rate which is three-quarters the rate that Rudolph bikes, but Jennifer takes a five-minute break at the end of every two miles. Jennifer and Rudolph begin biking at the same time and arrive at the 50-mile mark at exactly the same time. How many minutes has it taken them?



  • Q63) In a race of 200 meters, A beats S by 20 meters and N by 40 metres. If S and N are running a race of 100 metres with exactly the same speed as before, then by how many metres will S beat N?
    (1) 11.11 metres
    (2) 10 metres
    (3) 12 metres
    (4) 25 metres



  • Q64) Sonia meets her husband everyday at 6 pm on the railway station and then he drives her to their home. One day, Sonia leaves from office early and arrives on the railway station at 5 pm. She then starts walking towards her home meets her husband on the way when he picks her up. They reach their home 10 minutes earlier than usual. For how much time did Sonia have to walk?



  • Q65) Arjun starts traveling from Andheri to Dadar by car and Bharat is traveling from Dadar to Andheri by bike on the same road at the same time. Speeds of Arjun and Bharat are 60 kmph and 15 kmph respectively. Arjun and Bharat meet at Bandra, which lie somewhere in-between Andheri and Dadar. After reaching Dadar, Arjun takes rest for 1 hour and then returns to Andheri. The total time taken by Arjun to travel from Andheri to Dadar and then from Dadar to Andheri (including the halt) is 10 minutes more than the time required by Bharat to travel from Bandra to Andheri. Which among the following could be the distance between Bandra and Dadar?

    a) 20 km
    b) 10 km
    c) 12.5 km
    d) 8.33 km
    e) 15 km



  • Q66) A and B start running simultaneosly from the diametrically opposite ends of a circular track towards each other at 15km/h and 25km/h respectively. After every 10 minutes their speed reduce to half of their current speeds . If the length of the circular track is 1.5km, then how many times they will meet ?


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