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.

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) Coding-Decoding 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 Series(Non-verbal) Embedded Figure Critical Reasoning Assumption Arguments Course of Actions Inferences and Conclusions Connectives Cause and Effects Assertion and Reasons Miscellaneous Seating Arrangements – [Easy, Medium, Hard] Puzzles Alpha Numeric Series Input Output Inequalities Deductions (Syllogisms, deductions) Data Sufficiency
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