Reasoning Ability - One of the subjects commonly asked in all competitive exams is reasoning ability. Mental ability to think and analyze is one key factor in all reasoning ability tests. Logical reasoning is another name for reasoning ability commonly used in some of the entrance exams. It is important for every aspirant appearing for any competitive exam to be well versed in logical reasoning and ability. There is no fixed set of formulas in Logical Reasoning. General questions from reasoning ability commonly asked in exams are generally questions on blood relation, coding-decoding, directions, seating arrangement, etc.

Reasoning Ability

Many times similar questions are repeatedly asked in various exams which you can use to prepare thoroughly in order to score high marks in this subject. Anyone can become good in this subject because reasoning ability isn't dependable over any past concept. Practise is the only key to develop Logical Reasoning skills.

How to prepare Reasoning ability?

  • This requires fewer formulas and much logic.

  • Practice sudoku, solving puzzles will help you in developing analytical skills and logic.

  • Learn some time-saving logical reasoning tricks related to different topics.

  • Practice previous year problems of all the exams, in which logical reasoning appear.

  • Practice so many different kinds of problems is the key to score high in this section.

Important Topics in Reasoning Ability

Type of Reasoning

Chapter Name

Verbal Reasoning

Analogy and Classifications

Blood Relations

Calendar Reasoning

Clock Problem in Reasoning

Cubes and Dices

Mathematical operations

Direction Sense Test

Series (Verbal)


Word Formation

Ranking test

Non- Verbal Reasoning

Missing Numbers from figure / Figure Matrix

Pattern Completion

Paper Cutting

Mirror / Water Image

Counting of Figures

Venn Diagram

Analogy and Similarities

Cubes and Dices


Embedded Figure

Critical Reasoning



Course of Actions

Inferences and Conclusions


Cause and Effects

Assertion and Reasons


Seating Arrangements – [Easy, Medium, Hard]


Alpha Numeric Series

Input Output


Deductions (Syllogisms, deductions)

Data Sufficiency

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