Time and Distance Set-11 Multiple Choice Questions UPSC SSC TET


Two men A and B start from place X walking at 4 ½ kmph and 5 ¾ kmph respectively. How many km apart they are at the end of 3 ½ hours if they are walking in the same direction?

A. 4 ½ km
B. 5 ¾ km
C. 4 3/8 km
D. 35 7/8 km

Ans: C. 4 3/8 km


A train sets off at 2 p.m. at the speed of 70 kmph. Another train starts at 3:30 p.m. in the same direction at the rate of 85 kmph. At what time the trains will meet?

A. 9.30 p.m.
B. 8.30 p.m.
C. 10.30 p.m.
D. 10.45 p.m.

Ans: C. 10.30 p.m.


Kiran travels from A to B by car and returns from B to A by cycle in 7 hours. If he travels both ways by car he saves 3 hours. What is the time taken to cover both ways by cycle?

A. 10 hours
B. 13 hours
C. 14 hours
D. 12 hours

Ans: A. 10 hours


A trained covered x km at 40 kmph and another 2x km at 20 kmph. Find the average speed of the train in covering the entire 3x km.

A. 30 kmph
B. 25 kmph
C. 24 kmph
D. 28 kmph

Ans: C. 24 kmph


In how much time will a train of length 100 m, moving at 36 kmph cross an electric pole?

A. 15 sec
B. 22 sec
C. 18 sec
D. 10 sec

Ans: D. 10 sec


Two trains of length 100 m and 200 m are 100 m apart. They start moving towards each other on parallel tracks, at speeds 54 kmph and 72 kmph. After how much time will the trains meet?

A. 10/7 sec
B. 12/7 sec
C. 20/7 sec
D. 17/7 sec

Ans: C. 20/7 sec


A person covered one-fourth of the total distance at 26 kmph and remaining distance at 24 kmph. What is the average speed for the total distance?

A. 21(2/3) kmph
B. 21 (1/3) kmph
C. 22 (1/3) kmph
D. 22 (2/3) kmph

Ans: B. 21 (1/3) kmph


Amar takes as much time in running 18 meters as a car takes in covering 48 meters. What will be the distance covered by Amar during the time the car covers 1.6 km?

A. 800 m
B. 480 m
C. 520 m
D. 600 m

Ans: D. 600 m


Two trains are moving at 50 kmph and 70 kmph in opposite directions. Their lengths are 150 m and 100 m respectively. The time they will take to pass each other completely is?

A. 3 sec
B. 4 ½ sec
C. 5 sec
D. 7 ½ sec

Ans: D. 7 ½ sec


Two trains of length 120 m and 280 m are running towards each other on parallel lines at 42 kmph and 30 kmph respectively. In what time will they be clear of each other from the moment they meet?

A. 14 sec
B. 21 sec
C. 17 sec
D. 20 sec

Ans: D. 20 sec


Two passenger trains start at the same hour in the day from two different stations and move towards each other at the rate of 16 kmph and 21 kmph respectively. When they meet, it is found that one train has traveled 60 km more than the other one. The distance between the two stations is?

A. 445 km
B. 444 km
C. 440 km
D. 450 km

Ans: B. 444 km


A man walks at a speed of 3 km/hr and runs at a speed of 7 km/hr. How much time will the man require to cover a distance of 10 1/2 km, if he completes half of the distance, i.e., (5 1/4) km on foot and the other half by running?

A. 1 3/4 hrs
B. 2 1/4 hrs
C. 2 hrs
D. 3 1/2 hrs
E. None of these

Ans: E. None of these


A man goes from A to B at a speed of 20 kmph and comes back to A at a speed of 30 kmph. Find his average speed for the entire journey?

A. 20 kmph
B. 24 kmph
C. 50 kmph
D. 35 kmph

Ans: B. 24 kmph


A man misses a bus by 40 minutes if he travels at 30 kmph. If he travels at 40 kmph, then also he misses the bus by 10 minutes. What is the minimum speed required to catch the bus on time?

A. 48 kmph
B. 45 kmph
C. 43 kmph
D. 44 kmph

Ans: B. 45 kmph


How long does a train 110 m long traveling at 60 kmph takes to cross a bridge of 170 m in length?

A. 1.68 sec
B. 15 sec
C. 16 sec
D. 16.8 sec

Ans: D. 16.8 sec