# CAT 2017 to CAT 2023 – All Questions of Time Speed Distance and Work

July 29, 2024 2024-08-01 9:19## CAT 2017 to CAT 2023 – All Questions of Time Speed Distance and Work

# CAT 2017 to CAT 2023 – All Questions of Time Speed Distance and Work

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Toggle### Questions Overview

Year | Total Questions | Difficulty Level |
---|---|---|

CAT 2023 | 9 | Medium to Hard |

CAT 2022 | 8 | Medium to Hard |

CAT 2021 | 9 | Easy to Medium |

CAT 2020 | 13 | Medium to Hard |

CAT 2019 | 10 | Medium to Hard |

CAT 2018 | 12 | Medium |

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# CAT Time, Speed, Distance, and Work Questions 2023

## Question 1

Pipes A and C are fill pipes while Pipe B is a drain pipe of a tank. Pipe B empties the full tank in one hour less than the time taken by Pipe A to fill the empty tank. When pipes A, B, and C are turned on together, the empty tank is filled in two hours. If pipes B and C are turned on together when the tank is empty and Pipe B is turned off after one hour, then Pipe C takes another one hour and 15 minutes to fill the remaining tank. If Pipe A can fill the empty tank in less than five hours, then the time taken, in minutes, by Pipe C to fill the empty tank is.

**CAT 2023**

- A. 90 minutes
- B. 120 minutes
- C. 75 minutes
- D. 60 minutes

Correct Answer: A

## Question 2

Rahul, Rakshita and Gurmeet, working together, would have taken more than 7 days to finish a job. On the other hand, Rahul and Gurmeet, working together would have taken less than 15 days to finish the job. However, they all worked together for 6 days, followed by Rakshita, who worked alone for 3 more days to finish the job. If Rakshita had worked alone on the job then the number of days she would have taken to finish the job, cannot be

**CAT 2023**

- A. 20
- B. 17
- C. 16
- D. 21

Correct Answer: D

## Question 3

The minor angle between the hours hand and minutes hand of a clock was observed at 8:48 am. The minimum duration, in minutes, after 8.48 am when this angle increases by 50% is

**CAT 2023**

- A. \(\frac{36}{11}\)
- B. 2
- C. 4
- D. \(\frac{24}{11}\)

Correct Answer: D

## Question 4

Ravi is driving at a speed of 40 km/h on a road. Vijay is 54 meters behind Ravi and driving in the same direction as Ravi. Ashok is driving along the same road from the opposite direction at a speed of 50 km/h and is 225 meters away from Ravi. The speed, in km/h, at which Vijay should drive so that all the three cross each other at the same time, is

**CAT 2023**

- A. 61.6 km/h
- B. 58.8 km/h
- C. 67.2 km/h
- D. 64.4 km/h

Correct Answer: A

## Question 5

Brishti went on an 8-hour trip in a car. Before the trip, the car had travelled a total of 25662 km till then, where 25662 is a whole number and is palindromic, i.e., 25662 remains unchanged when its digits are reversed. At the end of the trip, the car had travelled a total of 26862 km till then, this number again being palindromic. If Brishti never drove at more than 110 km/h, then the greatest possible average speed at which she drove during the trip, in km/h, was

**CAT 2023**

- A. 90 km/h
- B. 100 km/h
- C. 110 km/h
- D. 105 km/h

Correct Answer: B

## Question 6

A boat takes 2 hours to travel downstream a river from port A to port B, and 3 hours to return to port A. Another boat takes a total of 6 hours to travel from port B to port A and return to port B. If the speeds of the boats and the river are constant, then the time, in hours, taken by the slower boat to travel from port A to port B is

**CAT 2023**

- A. \(12(\sqrt{5} - 2)\)
- B. \(3(3 + \sqrt{5})\)
- C. \(3(\sqrt{5} - 1)\)
- D. \(3(3 - \sqrt{5})\)

Correct Answer: D

## Question 7

Arvind travels from town A to town B, and Surbhi from town B to town A, both starting at the same time along the same route. After meeting each other, Arvind takes 6 hours to reach town B while Surbhi takes 24 hours to reach town A. If Arvind travelled at a speed of 54 km/h, then the distance, in km, between town A and town B is

**CAT 2023**

Correct Answer: 972

## Question 8

Gautam and Suhani, working together, can finish a job in 20 days. If Gautam does only 60% of his usual work on a day, Suhani must do 150% of her usual work on that day to exactly make up for it. Then, the number of days required by the faster worker to complete the job working alone is

**CAT 2023**

Correct Answer: 36

## Question 9

The amount of job that Amal, Sunil and Kamal can individually do in a day, are in harmonic progression. Kamal takes twice as much time as Amal to do the same amount of job. If Amal and Sunil work for 4 days and 9 days, respectively, Kamal needs to work for 16 days to finish the remaining job. Then the number of days Sunil will take to finish the job working alone, is

**CAT 2023**

Correct Answer: 27

# CAT 2022 Time, Distance, and Work Questions

## Question 1

Trains A and B start traveling at the same time towards each other with constant speeds from stations X and Y, respectively. Train A reaches station Y in 10 minutes while train B takes 9 minutes to reach station X after meeting train A. Then the total time taken, in minutes, by train B to travel from station Y to station X is

**CAT 2022**

- A. 6
- B. 15
- C. 10
- D. 12

Correct Answer: B

## Question 2

A group of N people worked on a project. They finished 35% of the project by working 7 hours a day for 10 days. Thereafter, 10 people left the group and the remaining people finished the rest of the project in 14 days by working 10 hours a day. Then the value of N is

**CAT 2022**

- A. 150
- B. 23
- C. 36
- D. 140

Correct Answer: D

## Question 3

Two ships meet mid-ocean, and then, one ship goes south and the other ship goes west, both travelling at constant speeds. Two hours later, they are 60 km apart. If the speed of one of the ships is 6 km per hour more than the other one, then the speed, in km per hour, of the slower ship is

**CAT 2022**

- A. 20
- B. 12
- C. 18
- D. 24

Correct Answer: C

## Question 4

Two cars travel from different locations at constant speeds. To meet each other after starting at the same time, they take 1.5 hours if they travel towards each other, but 10.5 hours if they travel in the same direction. If the speed of the slower car is 60 km/hr, then the distance traveled, in km, by the slower car when it meets the other car while traveling towards each other, is

**CAT 2022**

- A. 100
- B. 90
- C. 120
- D. 150

Correct Answer: B

## Question 5

Working alone, the times taken by Anu, Tanu and Manu to complete any job are in the ratio 5 : 8 : 10. They accept a job which they can finish in 4 days if they all work together for 8 hours per day. However, Anu and Tanu work together for the first 6 days, working 6 hours 40 minutes per day. Then, the number of hours that Manu will take to complete the remaining job working alone is

**CAT 2022**

Correct Answer: 6

## Question 6

Moody takes 30 seconds to finish riding an escalator if he walks on it at his normal speed in the same direction. He takes 20 seconds to finish riding the escalator if he walks at twice his normal speed in the same direction. If Moody decides to stand still on the escalator, then the time, in seconds, needed to finish riding the escalator is

**CAT 2022**

Correct Answer: 60

## Question 7

Two ships are approaching a port along straight routes at constant speeds. Initially, the two ships and the port formed an equilateral triangle with sides of length 24 km. When the slower ship travelled 8 km, the triangle formed by the new positions of the two ships and the port became right-angled. When the faster ship reaches the port, the distance, in km, between the other ship and the port will be

**CAT 2022**

- A. 4
- B. 12
- C. 8
- D. 6

Correct Answer: B

## Question 8

Bob can finish a job in 40 days, if he works alone. Alex is twice as fast as Bob and thrice as fast as Cole in the same job. Suppose Alex and Bob work together on the first day, Bob and Cole work together on the second day, Cole and Alex work together on the third day, and then, they continue the work by repeating this three-day roster, with Alex and Bob working together on the fourth day, and so on. Then, the total number of days Alex would have worked when the job gets finished, is

**CAT 2022**

Correct Answer: 11

# CAT 2021 Time, Distance and Work questions

## Question 1

Two trains cross each other in 14 seconds when running in opposite directions along parallel tracks. The faster train is 160 m long and crosses a lamp post in 12 seconds. If the speed of the other train is 6 km/hr less than the faster one, its length, in m, is

**CAT 2021**

- A. 184
- B. 192
- C. 190
- D. 180

Correct Answer: C

## Question 2

One day, Rahul started a work at 9 AM and Gautam joined him two hours later. They then worked together and completed the work at 5 PM the same day. If both had started at 9 AM and worked together, the work would have been completed 30 minutes earlier. Working alone, the time Rahul would have taken, in hours, to complete the work is

**CAT 2021**

- A. 11.5
- B. 10
- C. 12.5
- D. 12

Correct Answer: B

## Question 3

Anu, Vinu and Manu can complete a work alone in 15 days, 12 days and 20 days, respectively. Vinu works everyday. Anu works only on alternate days starting from the first day while Manu works only on alternate days starting from the second day. Then, the number of days needed to complete the work is

**CAT 2021**

- A. 5
- B. 8
- C. 6
- D. 7

Correct Answer: D

## Question 4

Two trains A and B were moving in opposite directions, their speeds being in the ratio 5 : 3. The front end of A crossed the rear end of B 46 seconds after the front ends of the trains had crossed each other. It took another 69 seconds for the rear ends of the trains to cross each other. The ratio of length of train A to that of train B is

**CAT 2021**

- A. 3:2
- B. 5:3
- C. 2:3
- D. 2:1

Correct Answer: A

## Question 5

Mira and Amal walk along a circular track, starting from the same point at the same time. If they walk in the same direction, then in 45 minutes, Amal completes exactly 3 more rounds than Mira. If they walk in opposite directions, then they meet for the first time exactly after 3 minutes. The number of rounds Mira walks in one hour is

**CAT 2021**

Correct Answer: 8

## Question 6

Anil can paint a house in 60 days while Bimal can paint it in 84 days. Anil starts painting and after 10 days, Bimal and Charu join him. Together, they complete the painting in 14 more days. If they are paid a total of ₹ 21000 for the job, then the share of Charu, in INR, proportionate to the work done by him, is

**CAT 2021**

Correct Answer: 9100

## Question 7

Amar, Akbar and Anthony are working on a project. Working together Amar and Akbar can complete the project in 1 year, Akbar and Anthony can complete in 16 months, Anthony and Amar can complete in 2 years. If the person who is neither the fastest nor the slowest works alone, the time in months he will take to complete the project is

**CAT 2021**

Correct Answer: 32

## Question 8

Anil can paint a house in 12 days while Barun can paint it in 16 days. Anil, Barun, and Chandu undertake to paint the house for ₹ 24000 and the three of them together complete the painting in 6 days. If Chandu is paid in proportion to the work done by him, then the amount in INR received by him is

**CAT 2021**

Correct Answer: 3000

## Question 9

Two pipes A and B are attached to an empty water tank. Pipe A fills the tank while pipe B drains it. If pipe A is opened at 2 pm and pipe B is opened at 3 pm, then the tank becomes full at 10 pm. Instead, if pipe A is opened at 2 pm and pipe B is opened at 4 pm, then the tank becomes full at 6 pm. If pipe B is not opened at all, then the time, in minutes, taken to fill the tank is

**CAT 2021**

- A. 144
- B. 140
- C. 264
- D. 120

Correct Answer: A

# CAT 2020 Time, Distance and Work Questions

## Question 1

The distance from B to C is thrice that from A to B. Two trains travel from A to C via B. The speed of train 2 is double that of train 1 while traveling from A to B and their speeds are interchanged while traveling from B to C. The ratio of the time taken by train 1 to that taken by train 2 in travelling from A to C is

**CAT 2020**

- A. 5:7
- B. 4:1
- C. 1:4
- D. 7:5

Correct Answer: A

## Question 2

John takes twice as much time as Jack to finish a job. Jack and Jim together take one-third of the time to finish the job than John takes working alone. Moreover, in order to finish the job, John takes three days more than that taken by three of them working together. In how many days will Jim finish the job working alone?

**CAT 2020**

Correct Answer: 4

## Question 3

A contractor agreed to construct a 6 km road in 200 days. He employed 140 persons for the work. After 60 days, he realized that only 1.5 km road has been completed. How many additional people would he need to employ in order to finish the work exactly on time?

**CAT 2020**

Correct Answer: 40

## Question 4

In a car race, car A beats car B by 45 km. car B beats car C by 50 km. and car A beats car C by 90 km. The distance (in km) over which the race has been conducted is

**CAT 2020**

- A. 475
- B. 450
- C. 500
- D. 550

Correct Answer: B

## Question 5

Vimla starts for office every day at 9 am and reaches exactly on time if she drives at her usual speed of 40 km/hr. She is late by 6 minutes if she drives at 35 km/hr. One day, she covers two-thirds of her distance to office in one-third of her usual total time to reach office, and then stops for 8 minutes. The speed, in km/hr, at which she should drive the remaining distance to reach office exactly on time is

**CAT 2020**

- A. 29
- B. 26
- C. 28
- D. 27

Correct Answer: C

## Question 6

A straight road connects points A and B. Car 1 travels from A to B and Car 2 travels from B to A, both leaving at the same time. After meeting each other, they take 45 minutes and 20 minutes, respectively, to complete their journeys. If Car 1 travels at the speed of 60 km/hr, then the speed of Car 2, in km/hr, is

**CAT 2020**

- A. 100
- B. 90
- C. 80
- D. 70

Correct Answer: B

## Question 7

A and B are two points on a straight line. Ram runs from A to B while Rahim runs from B to A. After crossing each other. Ram and Rahim reach their destination in one minute and four minutes, respectively. if they start at the same time, then the ratio of Ram's speed to Rahim's speed is

**CAT 2020**

- A. 1/2
- B. √2
- C. 2
- D. 2√2

Correct Answer: C

## Question 8

Two circular tracks T1 and T2 of radii 100 m and 20 m, respectively touch at a point A. Starting from A at the same time, Ram and Rahim are walking on track T1 and track T2 at speeds 15 km/hr and 5 km/hr respectively. The number of full rounds that Ram will make before he meets Rahim again for the first time is

**CAT 2020**

Correct Answer: 3

## Question 9

A and B are two railway stations 90 km apart. A train leaves A at 9:00 am, heading towards B at a speed of 40 km/hr. Another train leaves B at 10:30 am, heading towards A at a speed of 20 km/hr. The trains meet each other at

**CAT 2020**

- A. 11:45 am
- B. 11:20 am
- C. 11:00 am
- D. 10:45 am

Correct Answer: C

## Question 10

Leaving home at the same time, Amal reaches the office at 10:15 am if he travels at 8 km/hr, and at 9:40 am if he travels at 15 km/hr. Leaving home at 9.10 am, at what speed, in km/hr, must he travel so as to reach office exactly at 10 am?

**CAT 2020**

- A. 13
- B. 12
- C. 14
- D. 11

Correct Answer: B

## Question 11

A train travelled at one-third of its usual speed, and hence reached the destination 30 minutes after the scheduled time. On its return journey, the train initially travelled at its usual speed for 5 minutes but then stopped for 4 minutes for an emergency. The percentage by which the train must now increase its usual speed so as to reach the destination at the scheduled time, is nearest to

**CAT 2020**

- A. 50
- B. 58
- C. 67
- D. 61

Correct Answer: C

## Question 12

Anil, Sunil, and Ravi run along a circular path of length 3 km, starting from the same point at the same time, and going in the clockwise direction. If they run at speeds of 15 km/hr, 10 km/hr, and 8 km/hr, respectively, how much distance in km will Ravi have run when Anil and Sunil meet again for the first time at the starting point?

**CAT 2020**

- A. 4.8
- B. 4.6
- C. 5.2
- D. 4.2

Correct Answer: A

## Question 13

Two persons are walking beside a railway track at respective speeds of 2 and 4 km per hour in the same direction. A train came from behind them and crossed them in 90 and 100 seconds, respectively. The time, in seconds, taken by the train to cross an electric post is nearest to

**CAT 2020**

- A. 87
- B. 82
- C. 78
- D. 75

Correct Answer: B

# CAT 2019 Time, Distance and Work Questions

## Question 1

Two cars travel the same distance starting at 10:00 am and 11:00 am, respectively, on the same day. They reach their common destination at the same point of time. If the first car travelled for at least 6 hours, then the highest possible value of the percentage by which the speed of the second car could exceed that of the first car is

**CAT 2019**

- A. 20
- B. 30
- C. 25
- D. 10

Correct Answer: A

## Question 2

Two ants A and B start from a point P on a circle at the same time, with A moving clock-wise and B moving anti-clockwise. They meet for the first time at 10:00 am when A has covered 60% of the track. If A returns to P at 10:12 am, then B returns to P at

- A. 10:25 am
- B. 10:45 am
- C. 10:18 am
- D. 10:27 am

**CAT 2019**

Correct Answer: D

## Question 3

The wheels of bicycles A and B have radii 30 cm and 40 cm, respectively. While traveling a certain distance, each wheel of A required 5000 more revolutions than each wheel of B. If bicycle B traveled this distance in 45 minutes, then its speed, in km per hour, was

**CAT 2019**

- A. 18π
- B. 14π
- C. 16π
- D. 12π

Correct Answer: C

## Question 4

In a race of three horses, the first beat the second by 11 metres and the third by 90 metres. If the second beat the third by 80 metres, what was the length, in metres, of the racecourse?

**CAT 2019**

- A. 880
- B. 900
- C. 920
- D. 940

Correct Answer: A

## Question 5

One can use three different transports which move at 10, 20, and 30 kmph, respectively to reach from A to B. Amal took each mode of transport for ^{1}⁄_{3} of his total journey time, while Bimal took each mode of transport for ^{1}⁄_{3} of the total distance. The percentage by which Bimal’s travel time exceeds Amal’s travel time is nearest to

**CAT 2019**

- A. 22
- B. 20
- C. 19
- D. 21

Correct Answer: A

## Question 6

A cyclist leaves A at 10 am and reaches B at 11 am. Starting from 10:01 am, every minute a motorcycle leaves A and moves towards B. Forty-five such motorcycles reach B by 11 am. All motorcycles have the same speed. If the cyclist had doubled his speed, how many motorcycles would have reached B by the time the cyclist reached B?

**CAT 2019**

- A. 22
- B. 23
- C. 15
- D. 20

Correct Answer: C

## Question 7

At their usual efficiency levels, A and B together finish a task in 12 days. If A had worked half as efficiently as she usually does, and B had worked thrice as efficiently as he usually does, the task would have been completed in 9 days. How many days would A take to finish the task if she works alone at her usual efficiency?

**CAT 2019**

- A. 36
- B. 24
- C. 18
- D. 12

Correct Answer: C

## Question 8

John jogs on track A at 6 kmph and Mary jogs on track B at 7.5 kmph. The total length of tracks A and B is 325 metres. While John makes 9 rounds of track A, Mary makes 5 rounds of track B. In how many seconds will Mary make one round of track A?

**CAT 2019**

- A. 42
- B. 44
- C. 48
- D. 50

Correct Answer: C

## Question 9

Three men and eight machines can finish a job in half the time taken by three machines and eight men to finish the same job. If two machines can finish the job in 13 days, then how many men can finish the job in 13 days?

**CAT 2019**

- A. 11
- B. 12
- C. 13
- D. 14

Correct Answer: C

## Question 10

Anil alone can do a job in 20 days while Sunil alone can do it in 40 days. Anil starts the job, and after 3 days, Sunil joins him. Again, after a few more days, Bimal joins them and they together finish the job. If Bimal has done 10% of the job, then in how many days was the job done?

**CAT 2019**

- A. 12
- B. 13
- C. 15
- D. 14

Correct Answer: B

# CAT 2018 Time, Distance and Work Questions

## Question 1

A water tank has inlets of two types A and B. All inlets of type A when open, bring in water at the same rate. All inlets of type B, when open, bring in water at the same rate. The empty tank is completely filled in 30 minutes if 10 inlets of type A and 45 inlets of type B are open, and in 1 hour if 8 inlets of type A and 18 inlets of type B are open. In how many minutes will the empty tank get completely filled if 7 inlets of type A and 27 inlets of type B are open?

**CAT 2019**

Correct Answer: 48

## Question 2

Humans and robots can both perform a job but at different efficiencies. Fifteen humans and five robots working together take thirty days to finish the job, whereas five humans and fifteen robots working together take sixty days to finish it. How many days will fifteen humans working together (without any robot) take to finish it?

**CAT 2019**

- A. 45
- B. 36
- C. 32
- D. 40

Correct Answer: C

## Question 3

Points A, P, Q and B lie on the same line such that P, Q and B are, respectively, 100 km, 200 km and 300 km away from A. Cars 1 and 2 leave A at the same time and move towards B. Simultaneously, car 3 leaves B and moves towards A. Car 3 meets car 1 at Q, and car 2 at P. If each car is moving in uniform speed then the ratio of the speed of car 2 to that of car 1 is

**CAT 2019**

- A. 2:7
- B. 2:9
- C. 1:2
- D. 1:4

Correct Answer: D

## Question 4

Point P lies between points A and B such that the length of BP is thrice that of AP. Car 1 starts from A and moves towards B. Simultaneously, car 2 starts from B and moves towards A. Car 2 reaches P one hour after car 1 reaches P. If the speed of car 2 is half that of car 1, then the time, in minutes, taken by car 1 in reaching P from A is

**CAT 2019**

Correct Answer: 12

## Question 5

Train T leaves station X for station Y at 3 pm. Train S, traveling at three quarters of the speed of T, leaves Y for X at 4 pm. The two trains pass each other at a station Z, where the distance between X and Z is three-fifths of that between X and Y. How many hours does train T take for its journey from X to Y?

**CAT 2019**

Correct Answer: 15

## Question 6

When they work alone, B needs 25% more time to finish a job than A does. They two finish the job in 13 days in the following manner: A works alone till half the job is done, then A and B work together for four days, and finally B works alone to complete the remaining 5% of the job. In how many days can B alone finish the entire job?

**CAT 2019**

- A. 22
- B. 20
- C. 16
- D. 18

Correct Answer: B

## Question 7

A tank is emptied everyday at a fixed time point. Immediately thereafter, either pump A or pump B or both start working until the tank is full. On Monday, A alone completed filling the tank at 8 pm. On Tuesday, B alone completed filling the tank at 6 pm. On Wednesday, A alone worked till 5 pm, and then B worked alone from 5 pm to 7 pm, to fill the tank. At what time was the tank filled on Thursday if both pumps were used simultaneously all along?

**CAT 2019**

- A. 4:48 pm
- B. 4:12 pm
- C. 4:24 pm
- D. 4:36 pm

Correct Answer: C

## Question 8

Points A and B are 150 km apart. Cars 1 and 2 travel from A to B, but car 2 starts from A when car 1 is already 20 km away from A. Each car travels at a speed of 100 kmph for the first 50 km, at 50 kmph for the next 50 km, and at 25 kmph for the last 50 km. The distance, in km, between car 2 and B when car 1 reaches B is

**CAT 2019**

Correct Answer: 5

## Question 9

The distance from A to B is 60 km. Partha and Narayan start from A at the same time and move towards B. Partha takes four hours more than Narayan to reach B. Moreover, Partha reaches the mid-point of A and B two hours before Narayan reaches B. The speed of Partha, in km per hour, is

**CAT 2019**

- A. 6
- B. 4
- C. 3
- D. 5

Correct Answer: D

## Question 10

A tank is fitted with pipes, some filling it and the rest draining it. All filling pipes fill at the same rate, and all draining pipes drain at the same rate. The empty tank gets completely filled in 6 hours when 6 filling and 5 draining pipes are on, but this time becomes 60 hours when 5 filling and 6 draining pipes are on. In how many hours will the empty tank get completely filled when one draining and two filling pipes are on?

**CAT 2019**

Correct Answer: 10

## Question 11

Ramesh and Ganesh can together complete a work in 16 days. After seven days of working together, Ramesh got sick and his efficiency fell by 30%. As a result, they completed the work in 17 days instead of 16 days. If Ganesh had worked alone after Ramesh got sick, in how many days would he have completed the remaining work?

**CAT 2019**

- A. 14.5
- B. 11
- C. 13.5
- D. 12

Correct Answer: C

## Question 12

On a long stretch of east-west road, A and B are two points such that B is 350 km west of A. One car starts from A and another from B at the same time. If they move towards each other, then they meet after 1 hour. If they both move towards east, then they meet in 7 hrs. The difference between their speeds, in km per hour, is

**CAT 2019**

Correct Answer: 50

# CAT 2017 Time, Distance and Work Questions

## Question 1

A person can complete a job in 120 days. He works alone on Day 1. On Day 2, he is joined by another person who also can complete the job in exactly 120 days. On Day 3, they are joined by another person of equal efficiency. Like this, everyday a new person with the same efficiency joins the work. How many days are required to complete the job?

**CAT 2017**

days

Correct Answer: 15

## Question 2

In a 10 km race, A, B, and C, each running at uniform speed, get the gold, silver, and bronze medals, respectively. If A beats B by 1 km and B beats C by 1 km, then by how many metres does A beat C?

**CAT 2017**

metres

Correct Answer: 1900

## Question 3

A man leaves his home and walks at a speed of 12 km per hour, reaching the railway station 10 minutes after the train had departed. If instead he had walked at a speed of 15 km per hour, he would have reached the station 10 minutes before the train's departure. The distance (in km) from his home to the railway station is

**CAT 2017**

km

Correct Answer: 20

## Question 4

Arun drove from home to his hostel at 60 miles per hour. While returning home he drove half way along the same route at a speed of 25 miles per hour and then took a bypass road which increased his driving distance by 5 miles, but allowed him to drive at 50 miles per hour along this bypass road. If his return journey took 30 minutes more than his onward journey, then the total distance traveled by him is

**CAT 2017**

- A. 55 miles
- B. 60 miles
- C. 65 miles
- D. 70 miles

Correct Answer: C

## Question 5

A man travels by a motor boat down a river to his office and back. With the speed of the river unchanged, if he doubles the speed of his motor boat, then his total travel time gets reduced by 75%. The ratio of the original speed of the motor boat to the speed of the river is

**CAT 2017**

- A. √6 : √2
- B. √7 : 2
- C. 2√5 : 3
- D. 3:2

Correct Answer: B

## Question 6

A tank has an inlet pipe and an outlet pipe. If the outlet pipe is closed then the inlet pipe fills the empty tank in 8 hours. If the outlet pipe is open then the inlet pipe fills the empty tank in 10 hours. If only the outlet pipe is open then in how many hours the full tank becomes half-full?

**CAT 2017**

- A. 20
- B. 30
- C. 40
- D. 45

Correct Answer: A

## Question 7

A motorbike leaves point A at 1 pm and moves towards point B at a uniform speed. A car leaves point B at 2 pm and moves towards point A at a uniform speed which is double that of the motorbike. They meet at 3:40 pm at a point which is 168 km away from A. What is the distance, in km, between A and B?

**CAT 2017**

- A. 364
- B. 378
- C. 380
- D. 388

Correct Answer: B

## Question 8

Amal can complete a job in 10 days and Bimal can complete it in 8 days. Amal, Bimal and Kamal together complete the job in 4 days and are paid a total amount of Rs 1000 as remuneration. If this amount is shared by them in proportion to their work, then Kamal's share, in rupees, is

**CAT 2017**

- A. 100
- B. 200
- C. 300
- D. 400

Correct Answer: A

# CAT Time, Speed, Distance, and Work Questions 2023

## Question 1

Pipes A and C are fill pipes while Pipe B is a drain pipe of a tank. Pipe B empties the full tank in one hour less than the time taken by Pipe A to fill the empty tank. When pipes A, B, and C are turned on together, the empty tank is filled in two hours. If pipes B and C are turned on together when the tank is empty and Pipe B is turned off after one hour, then Pipe C takes another one hour and 15 minutes to fill the remaining tank. If Pipe A can fill the empty tank in less than five hours, then the time taken, in minutes, by Pipe C to fill the empty tank is.

**CAT 2023**

- A. 90 minutes
- B. 120 minutes
- C. 75 minutes
- D. 60 minutes

Correct Answer: A

## Question 2

Rahul, Rakshita and Gurmeet, working together, would have taken more than 7 days to finish a job. On the other hand, Rahul and Gurmeet, working together would have taken less than 15 days to finish the job. However, they all worked together for 6 days, followed by Rakshita, who worked alone for 3 more days to finish the job. If Rakshita had worked alone on the job then the number of days she would have taken to finish the job, cannot be

**CAT 2023**

- A. 20
- B. 17
- C. 16
- D. 21

Correct Answer: D

## Question 3

The minor angle between the hours hand and minutes hand of a clock was observed at 8:48 am. The minimum duration, in minutes, after 8.48 am when this angle increases by 50% is

**CAT 2023**

- A. \(\frac{36}{11}\)
- B. 2
- C. 4
- D. \(\frac{24}{11}\)

Correct Answer: D

## Question 4

Ravi is driving at a speed of 40 km/h on a road. Vijay is 54 meters behind Ravi and driving in the same direction as Ravi. Ashok is driving along the same road from the opposite direction at a speed of 50 km/h and is 225 meters away from Ravi. The speed, in km/h, at which Vijay should drive so that all the three cross each other at the same time, is

**CAT 2023**

- A. 61.6 km/h
- B. 58.8 km/h
- C. 67.2 km/h
- D. 64.4 km/h

Correct Answer: A

## Question 5

Brishti went on an 8-hour trip in a car. Before the trip, the car had travelled a total of 25662 km till then, where 25662 is a whole number and is palindromic, i.e., 25662 remains unchanged when its digits are reversed. At the end of the trip, the car had travelled a total of 26862 km till then, this number again being palindromic. If Brishti never drove at more than 110 km/h, then the greatest possible average speed at which she drove during the trip, in km/h, was

**CAT 2023**

- A. 90 km/h
- B. 100 km/h
- C. 110 km/h
- D. 105 km/h

Correct Answer: B

## Question 6

A boat takes 2 hours to travel downstream a river from port A to port B, and 3 hours to return to port A. Another boat takes a total of 6 hours to travel from port B to port A and return to port B. If the speeds of the boats and the river are constant, then the time, in hours, taken by the slower boat to travel from port A to port B is

**CAT 2023**

- A. \(12(\sqrt{5} - 2)\)
- B. \(3(3 + \sqrt{5})\)
- C. \(3(\sqrt{5} - 1)\)
- D. \(3(3 - \sqrt{5})\)

Correct Answer: D

## Question 7

Arvind travels from town A to town B, and Surbhi from town B to town A, both starting at the same time along the same route. After meeting each other, Arvind takes 6 hours to reach town B while Surbhi takes 24 hours to reach town A. If Arvind travelled at a speed of 54 km/h, then the distance, in km, between town A and town B is

**CAT 2023**

Correct Answer: 972

## Question 8

Gautam and Suhani, working together, can finish a job in 20 days. If Gautam does only 60% of his usual work on a day, Suhani must do 150% of her usual work on that day to exactly make up for it. Then, the number of days required by the faster worker to complete the job working alone is

**CAT 2023**

Correct Answer: 36

## Question 9

The amount of job that Amal, Sunil and Kamal can individually do in a day, are in harmonic progression. Kamal takes twice as much time as Amal to do the same amount of job. If Amal and Sunil work for 4 days and 9 days, respectively, Kamal needs to work for 16 days to finish the remaining job. Then the number of days Sunil will take to finish the job working alone, is

**CAT 2023**

Correct Answer: 27

# CAT 2022 Time, Distance, and Work Questions

## Question 1

Trains A and B start traveling at the same time towards each other with constant speeds from stations X and Y, respectively. Train A reaches station Y in 10 minutes while train B takes 9 minutes to reach station X after meeting train A. Then the total time taken, in minutes, by train B to travel from station Y to station X is

**CAT 2022**

- A. 6
- B. 15
- C. 10
- D. 12

Correct Answer: B

## Question 2

A group of N people worked on a project. They finished 35% of the project by working 7 hours a day for 10 days. Thereafter, 10 people left the group and the remaining people finished the rest of the project in 14 days by working 10 hours a day. Then the value of N is

**CAT 2022**

- A. 150
- B. 23
- C. 36
- D. 140

Correct Answer: D

## Question 3

Two ships meet mid-ocean, and then, one ship goes south and the other ship goes west, both travelling at constant speeds. Two hours later, they are 60 km apart. If the speed of one of the ships is 6 km per hour more than the other one, then the speed, in km per hour, of the slower ship is

**CAT 2022**

- A. 20
- B. 12
- C. 18
- D. 24

Correct Answer: C

## Question 4

Two cars travel from different locations at constant speeds. To meet each other after starting at the same time, they take 1.5 hours if they travel towards each other, but 10.5 hours if they travel in the same direction. If the speed of the slower car is 60 km/hr, then the distance traveled, in km, by the slower car when it meets the other car while traveling towards each other, is

**CAT 2022**

- A. 100
- B. 90
- C. 120
- D. 150

Correct Answer: B

## Question 5

Working alone, the times taken by Anu, Tanu and Manu to complete any job are in the ratio 5 : 8 : 10. They accept a job which they can finish in 4 days if they all work together for 8 hours per day. However, Anu and Tanu work together for the first 6 days, working 6 hours 40 minutes per day. Then, the number of hours that Manu will take to complete the remaining job working alone is

**CAT 2022**

Correct Answer: 6

## Question 6

Moody takes 30 seconds to finish riding an escalator if he walks on it at his normal speed in the same direction. He takes 20 seconds to finish riding the escalator if he walks at twice his normal speed in the same direction. If Moody decides to stand still on the escalator, then the time, in seconds, needed to finish riding the escalator is

**CAT 2022**

Correct Answer: 60

## Question 7

Two ships are approaching a port along straight routes at constant speeds. Initially, the two ships and the port formed an equilateral triangle with sides of length 24 km. When the slower ship travelled 8 km, the triangle formed by the new positions of the two ships and the port became right-angled. When the faster ship reaches the port, the distance, in km, between the other ship and the port will be

**CAT 2022**

- A. 4
- B. 12
- C. 8
- D. 6

Correct Answer: B

## Question 8

Bob can finish a job in 40 days, if he works alone. Alex is twice as fast as Bob and thrice as fast as Cole in the same job. Suppose Alex and Bob work together on the first day, Bob and Cole work together on the second day, Cole and Alex work together on the third day, and then, they continue the work by repeating this three-day roster, with Alex and Bob working together on the fourth day, and so on. Then, the total number of days Alex would have worked when the job gets finished, is

**CAT 2022**

Correct Answer: 11

# CAT 2021 Time, Distance and Work questions

## Question 1

Two trains cross each other in 14 seconds when running in opposite directions along parallel tracks. The faster train is 160 m long and crosses a lamp post in 12 seconds. If the speed of the other train is 6 km/hr less than the faster one, its length, in m, is

**CAT 2021**

- A. 184
- B. 192
- C. 190
- D. 180

Correct Answer: C

## Question 2

One day, Rahul started a work at 9 AM and Gautam joined him two hours later. They then worked together and completed the work at 5 PM the same day. If both had started at 9 AM and worked together, the work would have been completed 30 minutes earlier. Working alone, the time Rahul would have taken, in hours, to complete the work is

**CAT 2021**

- A. 11.5
- B. 10
- C. 12.5
- D. 12

Correct Answer: B

## Question 3

Anu, Vinu and Manu can complete a work alone in 15 days, 12 days and 20 days, respectively. Vinu works everyday. Anu works only on alternate days starting from the first day while Manu works only on alternate days starting from the second day. Then, the number of days needed to complete the work is

**CAT 2021**

- A. 5
- B. 8
- C. 6
- D. 7

Correct Answer: D

## Question 4

Two trains A and B were moving in opposite directions, their speeds being in the ratio 5 : 3. The front end of A crossed the rear end of B 46 seconds after the front ends of the trains had crossed each other. It took another 69 seconds for the rear ends of the trains to cross each other. The ratio of length of train A to that of train B is

**CAT 2021**

- A. 3:2
- B. 5:3
- C. 2:3
- D. 2:1

Correct Answer: A

## Question 5

Mira and Amal walk along a circular track, starting from the same point at the same time. If they walk in the same direction, then in 45 minutes, Amal completes exactly 3 more rounds than Mira. If they walk in opposite directions, then they meet for the first time exactly after 3 minutes. The number of rounds Mira walks in one hour is

**CAT 2021**

Correct Answer: 8

## Question 6

Anil can paint a house in 60 days while Bimal can paint it in 84 days. Anil starts painting and after 10 days, Bimal and Charu join him. Together, they complete the painting in 14 more days. If they are paid a total of ₹ 21000 for the job, then the share of Charu, in INR, proportionate to the work done by him, is

**CAT 2021**

Correct Answer: 9100

## Question 7

Amar, Akbar and Anthony are working on a project. Working together Amar and Akbar can complete the project in 1 year, Akbar and Anthony can complete in 16 months, Anthony and Amar can complete in 2 years. If the person who is neither the fastest nor the slowest works alone, the time in months he will take to complete the project is

**CAT 2021**

Correct Answer: 32

## Question 8

Anil can paint a house in 12 days while Barun can paint it in 16 days. Anil, Barun, and Chandu undertake to paint the house for ₹ 24000 and the three of them together complete the painting in 6 days. If Chandu is paid in proportion to the work done by him, then the amount in INR received by him is

**CAT 2021**

Correct Answer: 3000

## Question 9

Two pipes A and B are attached to an empty water tank. Pipe A fills the tank while pipe B drains it. If pipe A is opened at 2 pm and pipe B is opened at 3 pm, then the tank becomes full at 10 pm. Instead, if pipe A is opened at 2 pm and pipe B is opened at 4 pm, then the tank becomes full at 6 pm. If pipe B is not opened at all, then the time, in minutes, taken to fill the tank is

**CAT 2021**

- A. 144
- B. 140
- C. 264
- D. 120

Correct Answer: A

# CAT 2020 Time, Distance and Work Questions

## Question 1

The distance from B to C is thrice that from A to B. Two trains travel from A to C via B. The speed of train 2 is double that of train 1 while traveling from A to B and their speeds are interchanged while traveling from B to C. The ratio of the time taken by train 1 to that taken by train 2 in travelling from A to C is

**CAT 2020**

- A. 5:7
- B. 4:1
- C. 1:4
- D. 7:5

Correct Answer: A

## Question 2

John takes twice as much time as Jack to finish a job. Jack and Jim together take one-third of the time to finish the job than John takes working alone. Moreover, in order to finish the job, John takes three days more than that taken by three of them working together. In how many days will Jim finish the job working alone?

**CAT 2020**

Correct Answer: 4

## Question 3

A contractor agreed to construct a 6 km road in 200 days. He employed 140 persons for the work. After 60 days, he realized that only 1.5 km road has been completed. How many additional people would he need to employ in order to finish the work exactly on time?

**CAT 2020**

Correct Answer: 40

## Question 4

In a car race, car A beats car B by 45 km. car B beats car C by 50 km. and car A beats car C by 90 km. The distance (in km) over which the race has been conducted is

**CAT 2020**

- A. 475
- B. 450
- C. 500
- D. 550

Correct Answer: B

## Question 5

Vimla starts for office every day at 9 am and reaches exactly on time if she drives at her usual speed of 40 km/hr. She is late by 6 minutes if she drives at 35 km/hr. One day, she covers two-thirds of her distance to office in one-third of her usual total time to reach office, and then stops for 8 minutes. The speed, in km/hr, at which she should drive the remaining distance to reach office exactly on time is

**CAT 2020**

- A. 29
- B. 26
- C. 28
- D. 27

Correct Answer: C

## Question 6

A straight road connects points A and B. Car 1 travels from A to B and Car 2 travels from B to A, both leaving at the same time. After meeting each other, they take 45 minutes and 20 minutes, respectively, to complete their journeys. If Car 1 travels at the speed of 60 km/hr, then the speed of Car 2, in km/hr, is

**CAT 2020**

- A. 100
- B. 90
- C. 80
- D. 70

Correct Answer: B

## Question 7

A and B are two points on a straight line. Ram runs from A to B while Rahim runs from B to A. After crossing each other. Ram and Rahim reach their destination in one minute and four minutes, respectively. if they start at the same time, then the ratio of Ram's speed to Rahim's speed is

**CAT 2020**

- A. 1/2
- B. √2
- C. 2
- D. 2√2

Correct Answer: C

## Question 8

Two circular tracks T1 and T2 of radii 100 m and 20 m, respectively touch at a point A. Starting from A at the same time, Ram and Rahim are walking on track T1 and track T2 at speeds 15 km/hr and 5 km/hr respectively. The number of full rounds that Ram will make before he meets Rahim again for the first time is

**CAT 2020**

Correct Answer: 3

## Question 9

A and B are two railway stations 90 km apart. A train leaves A at 9:00 am, heading towards B at a speed of 40 km/hr. Another train leaves B at 10:30 am, heading towards A at a speed of 20 km/hr. The trains meet each other at

**CAT 2020**

- A. 11:45 am
- B. 11:20 am
- C. 11:00 am
- D. 10:45 am

Correct Answer: C

## Question 10

Leaving home at the same time, Amal reaches the office at 10:15 am if he travels at 8 km/hr, and at 9:40 am if he travels at 15 km/hr. Leaving home at 9.10 am, at what speed, in km/hr, must he travel so as to reach office exactly at 10 am?

**CAT 2020**

- A. 13
- B. 12
- C. 14
- D. 11

Correct Answer: B

## Question 11

A train travelled at one-third of its usual speed, and hence reached the destination 30 minutes after the scheduled time. On its return journey, the train initially travelled at its usual speed for 5 minutes but then stopped for 4 minutes for an emergency. The percentage by which the train must now increase its usual speed so as to reach the destination at the scheduled time, is nearest to

**CAT 2020**

- A. 50
- B. 58
- C. 67
- D. 61

Correct Answer: C

## Question 12

Anil, Sunil, and Ravi run along a circular path of length 3 km, starting from the same point at the same time, and going in the clockwise direction. If they run at speeds of 15 km/hr, 10 km/hr, and 8 km/hr, respectively, how much distance in km will Ravi have run when Anil and Sunil meet again for the first time at the starting point?

**CAT 2020**

- A. 4.8
- B. 4.6
- C. 5.2
- D. 4.2

Correct Answer: A

## Question 13

Two persons are walking beside a railway track at respective speeds of 2 and 4 km per hour in the same direction. A train came from behind them and crossed them in 90 and 100 seconds, respectively. The time, in seconds, taken by the train to cross an electric post is nearest to

**CAT 2020**

- A. 87
- B. 82
- C. 78
- D. 75

Correct Answer: B

# CAT 2019 Time, Distance and Work Questions

## Question 1

Two cars travel the same distance starting at 10:00 am and 11:00 am, respectively, on the same day. They reach their common destination at the same point of time. If the first car travelled for at least 6 hours, then the highest possible value of the percentage by which the speed of the second car could exceed that of the first car is

**CAT 2019**

- A. 20
- B. 30
- C. 25
- D. 10

Correct Answer: A

## Question 2

Two ants A and B start from a point P on a circle at the same time, with A moving clock-wise and B moving anti-clockwise. They meet for the first time at 10:00 am when A has covered 60% of the track. If A returns to P at 10:12 am, then B returns to P at

- A. 10:25 am
- B. 10:45 am
- C. 10:18 am
- D. 10:27 am

**CAT 2019**

Correct Answer: D

## Question 3

The wheels of bicycles A and B have radii 30 cm and 40 cm, respectively. While traveling a certain distance, each wheel of A required 5000 more revolutions than each wheel of B. If bicycle B traveled this distance in 45 minutes, then its speed, in km per hour, was

**CAT 2019**

- A. 18π
- B. 14π
- C. 16π
- D. 12π

Correct Answer: C

## Question 4

In a race of three horses, the first beat the second by 11 metres and the third by 90 metres. If the second beat the third by 80 metres, what was the length, in metres, of the racecourse?

**CAT 2019**

- A. 880
- B. 900
- C. 920
- D. 940

Correct Answer: A

## Question 5

One can use three different transports which move at 10, 20, and 30 kmph, respectively to reach from A to B. Amal took each mode of transport for ^{1}⁄_{3} of his total journey time, while Bimal took each mode of transport for ^{1}⁄_{3} of the total distance. The percentage by which Bimal’s travel time exceeds Amal’s travel time is nearest to

**CAT 2019**

- A. 22
- B. 20
- C. 19
- D. 21

Correct Answer: A

## Question 6

A cyclist leaves A at 10 am and reaches B at 11 am. Starting from 10:01 am, every minute a motorcycle leaves A and moves towards B. Forty-five such motorcycles reach B by 11 am. All motorcycles have the same speed. If the cyclist had doubled his speed, how many motorcycles would have reached B by the time the cyclist reached B?

**CAT 2019**

- A. 22
- B. 23
- C. 15
- D. 20

Correct Answer: C

## Question 7

At their usual efficiency levels, A and B together finish a task in 12 days. If A had worked half as efficiently as she usually does, and B had worked thrice as efficiently as he usually does, the task would have been completed in 9 days. How many days would A take to finish the task if she works alone at her usual efficiency?

**CAT 2019**

- A. 36
- B. 24
- C. 18
- D. 12

Correct Answer: C

## Question 8

John jogs on track A at 6 kmph and Mary jogs on track B at 7.5 kmph. The total length of tracks A and B is 325 metres. While John makes 9 rounds of track A, Mary makes 5 rounds of track B. In how many seconds will Mary make one round of track A?

**CAT 2019**

- A. 42
- B. 44
- C. 48
- D. 50

Correct Answer: C

## Question 9

Three men and eight machines can finish a job in half the time taken by three machines and eight men to finish the same job. If two machines can finish the job in 13 days, then how many men can finish the job in 13 days?

**CAT 2019**

- A. 11
- B. 12
- C. 13
- D. 14

Correct Answer: C

## Question 10

Anil alone can do a job in 20 days while Sunil alone can do it in 40 days. Anil starts the job, and after 3 days, Sunil joins him. Again, after a few more days, Bimal joins them and they together finish the job. If Bimal has done 10% of the job, then in how many days was the job done?

**CAT 2019**

- A. 12
- B. 13
- C. 15
- D. 14

Correct Answer: B

# CAT 2018 Time, Distance and Work Questions

## Question 1

A water tank has inlets of two types A and B. All inlets of type A when open, bring in water at the same rate. All inlets of type B, when open, bring in water at the same rate. The empty tank is completely filled in 30 minutes if 10 inlets of type A and 45 inlets of type B are open, and in 1 hour if 8 inlets of type A and 18 inlets of type B are open. In how many minutes will the empty tank get completely filled if 7 inlets of type A and 27 inlets of type B are open?

**CAT 2019**

Correct Answer: 48

## Question 2

Humans and robots can both perform a job but at different efficiencies. Fifteen humans and five robots working together take thirty days to finish the job, whereas five humans and fifteen robots working together take sixty days to finish it. How many days will fifteen humans working together (without any robot) take to finish it?

**CAT 2019**

- A. 45
- B. 36
- C. 32
- D. 40

Correct Answer: C

## Question 3

Points A, P, Q and B lie on the same line such that P, Q and B are, respectively, 100 km, 200 km and 300 km away from A. Cars 1 and 2 leave A at the same time and move towards B. Simultaneously, car 3 leaves B and moves towards A. Car 3 meets car 1 at Q, and car 2 at P. If each car is moving in uniform speed then the ratio of the speed of car 2 to that of car 1 is

**CAT 2019**

- A. 2:7
- B. 2:9
- C. 1:2
- D. 1:4

Correct Answer: D

## Question 4

Point P lies between points A and B such that the length of BP is thrice that of AP. Car 1 starts from A and moves towards B. Simultaneously, car 2 starts from B and moves towards A. Car 2 reaches P one hour after car 1 reaches P. If the speed of car 2 is half that of car 1, then the time, in minutes, taken by car 1 in reaching P from A is

**CAT 2019**

Correct Answer: 12

## Question 5

Train T leaves station X for station Y at 3 pm. Train S, traveling at three quarters of the speed of T, leaves Y for X at 4 pm. The two trains pass each other at a station Z, where the distance between X and Z is three-fifths of that between X and Y. How many hours does train T take for its journey from X to Y?

**CAT 2019**

Correct Answer: 15

## Question 6

When they work alone, B needs 25% more time to finish a job than A does. They two finish the job in 13 days in the following manner: A works alone till half the job is done, then A and B work together for four days, and finally B works alone to complete the remaining 5% of the job. In how many days can B alone finish the entire job?

**CAT 2019**

- A. 22
- B. 20
- C. 16
- D. 18

Correct Answer: B

## Question 7

A tank is emptied everyday at a fixed time point. Immediately thereafter, either pump A or pump B or both start working until the tank is full. On Monday, A alone completed filling the tank at 8 pm. On Tuesday, B alone completed filling the tank at 6 pm. On Wednesday, A alone worked till 5 pm, and then B worked alone from 5 pm to 7 pm, to fill the tank. At what time was the tank filled on Thursday if both pumps were used simultaneously all along?

**CAT 2019**

- A. 4:48 pm
- B. 4:12 pm
- C. 4:24 pm
- D. 4:36 pm

Correct Answer: C

## Question 8

Points A and B are 150 km apart. Cars 1 and 2 travel from A to B, but car 2 starts from A when car 1 is already 20 km away from A. Each car travels at a speed of 100 kmph for the first 50 km, at 50 kmph for the next 50 km, and at 25 kmph for the last 50 km. The distance, in km, between car 2 and B when car 1 reaches B is

**CAT 2019**

Correct Answer: 5

## Question 9

The distance from A to B is 60 km. Partha and Narayan start from A at the same time and move towards B. Partha takes four hours more than Narayan to reach B. Moreover, Partha reaches the mid-point of A and B two hours before Narayan reaches B. The speed of Partha, in km per hour, is

**CAT 2019**

- A. 6
- B. 4
- C. 3
- D. 5

Correct Answer: D

## Question 10

A tank is fitted with pipes, some filling it and the rest draining it. All filling pipes fill at the same rate, and all draining pipes drain at the same rate. The empty tank gets completely filled in 6 hours when 6 filling and 5 draining pipes are on, but this time becomes 60 hours when 5 filling and 6 draining pipes are on. In how many hours will the empty tank get completely filled when one draining and two filling pipes are on?

**CAT 2019**

Correct Answer: 10

## Question 11

Ramesh and Ganesh can together complete a work in 16 days. After seven days of working together, Ramesh got sick and his efficiency fell by 30%. As a result, they completed the work in 17 days instead of 16 days. If Ganesh had worked alone after Ramesh got sick, in how many days would he have completed the remaining work?

**CAT 2019**

- A. 14.5
- B. 11
- C. 13.5
- D. 12

Correct Answer: C

## Question 12

On a long stretch of east-west road, A and B are two points such that B is 350 km west of A. One car starts from A and another from B at the same time. If they move towards each other, then they meet after 1 hour. If they both move towards east, then they meet in 7 hrs. The difference between their speeds, in km per hour, is

**CAT 2019**

Correct Answer: 50

# CAT 2017 Time, Distance and Work Questions

## Question 1

A person can complete a job in 120 days. He works alone on Day 1. On Day 2, he is joined by another person who also can complete the job in exactly 120 days. On Day 3, they are joined by another person of equal efficiency. Like this, everyday a new person with the same efficiency joins the work. How many days are required to complete the job?

**CAT 2017**

days

Correct Answer: 15

## Question 2

In a 10 km race, A, B, and C, each running at uniform speed, get the gold, silver, and bronze medals, respectively. If A beats B by 1 km and B beats C by 1 km, then by how many metres does A beat C?

**CAT 2017**

metres

Correct Answer: 1900

## Question 3

A man leaves his home and walks at a speed of 12 km per hour, reaching the railway station 10 minutes after the train had departed. If instead he had walked at a speed of 15 km per hour, he would have reached the station 10 minutes before the train's departure. The distance (in km) from his home to the railway station is

**CAT 2017**

km

Correct Answer: 20

## Question 4

Arun drove from home to his hostel at 60 miles per hour. While returning home he drove half way along the same route at a speed of 25 miles per hour and then took a bypass road which increased his driving distance by 5 miles, but allowed him to drive at 50 miles per hour along this bypass road. If his return journey took 30 minutes more than his onward journey, then the total distance traveled by him is

**CAT 2017**

- A. 55 miles
- B. 60 miles
- C. 65 miles
- D. 70 miles

Correct Answer: C

## Question 5

A man travels by a motor boat down a river to his office and back. With the speed of the river unchanged, if he doubles the speed of his motor boat, then his total travel time gets reduced by 75%. The ratio of the original speed of the motor boat to the speed of the river is

**CAT 2017**

- A. √6 : √2
- B. √7 : 2
- C. 2√5 : 3
- D. 3:2

Correct Answer: B

## Question 6

A tank has an inlet pipe and an outlet pipe. If the outlet pipe is closed then the inlet pipe fills the empty tank in 8 hours. If the outlet pipe is open then the inlet pipe fills the empty tank in 10 hours. If only the outlet pipe is open then in how many hours the full tank becomes half-full?

**CAT 2017**

- A. 20
- B. 30
- C. 40
- D. 45

Correct Answer: A

## Question 7

A motorbike leaves point A at 1 pm and moves towards point B at a uniform speed. A car leaves point B at 2 pm and moves towards point A at a uniform speed which is double that of the motorbike. They meet at 3:40 pm at a point which is 168 km away from A. What is the distance, in km, between A and B?

**CAT 2017**

- A. 364
- B. 378
- C. 380
- D. 388

Correct Answer: B

## Question 8

Amal can complete a job in 10 days and Bimal can complete it in 8 days. Amal, Bimal and Kamal together complete the job in 4 days and are paid a total amount of Rs 1000 as remuneration. If this amount is shared by them in proportion to their work, then Kamal's share, in rupees, is

**CAT 2017**

- A. 100
- B. 200
- C. 300
- D. 400

Correct Answer: A

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