Reasoning is a very important section for almost all the government exams. Questions from Reasoning are asked in all the competitve exams. This section along with Quantitative Aptitude section, aims to test the logical and analytical skills of candidates. Reasoning is highly scoring provided you have conceptual clarity and you have practiced a good number of questions. There are two types of questions under Reasoning section- Logical Reasoning and Analytical Reasoning. Here we have mentioned all the details regarding Logical Reasoning section and also provided sample questions and answers for different topics.

Reasoning: Exams

There are various exams which comprise of questions from Reasoning. Those exam are as follows:
Civil Services Exam CSAT
RRB Exams  
  • RRB JE-First Stage CBT
RBI Exams    
  • RBI Grade – B
  • RBI Assistant Stage I
  • RBI Assistant Stage II
IBPS Exams
  • IBPS PO Prelims
  • IBPS PO Mains
  • IBPS Clerk Prelims
  • IBPS Clerk Mains
  • IBPS SO Prelims
  • IBPS RRB Prelims (Office Assistants)
  • IBPS RRB Mains (Office Assistants)
  • IBPS RRB Prelims (Scale I Officers)
  • IBPS RRB Mains (Scale I Officers)
  • IBPS RRB General Banking Officers(Scale I)
  • IBPS RRB Specialist Cadres (Scale II)
  • IBPS RRB Scale III Officers
SSC Exams
  • SSC CGL Tier 1
  • SSC JE Paper 1
  • SSC GD
  • SSC CPO Paper 1
  • SSC Stenographer
SBI Exams
  • SBI PO Prelims
  • SBI PO Mains
  • SBI Clerk Prelims
  • SBI Clerk Mains
  • NIACL Assistant
LIC Exams
FCI Exam
  • FCI Manager

Each of these exams are highly competitive and require accuracy and speed for you to score well above the cut off.

Reasoning: Topics

  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Analogies
  • Artificial Language
  • Blood Relations
  • Calendards
  • Cause and Effect
  • Clocks
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Critical path
  • Cubes and cuboids
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Decision Making
  • Deductive Reasoning/Statement Analysis
  • Dices
  • Directions
  • Embedded Images
  • Figure Matrix
  • Input-Output
  • Mirror and Water Images
  • Odd One Out
  • Picture Series and Sequences
  • Paper Folding
  • Puzzles
  • Pattern Series and Sequences
  • Order and Ranking
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Shape Construction
  • Statement and Assumptions
  • Statement and Conclusions
  • Syllogism
If you are preparing for competitive exams, then you can check questions related to the following topics of Quantitative Aptitude section and practice them.
Seating Arrangement Blood Relations Syllogism
Coding-Decoding Inequality  

Reasoning: Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How should I prepare for Reasoning section?

A. You should check the syllabus of the exam and identify important topics, understand them and practice as much as possible to score good in this section.

Q. How many questions are asked from Reasoning section?

A. The number of questions asked from this section depends on the exam. It differs from exam to exam.

Q. Are Reasoning questions tough?

A. Reasoning section is not tough as such provided you practice a lot of questions and have conceptual clarity. It is lengthy and there are time constraints which make this section challanging.

Q. What are the topics in Reasoning from which questions are asked in competitive exams?

A. The topics from which questions are asked in Reasoning section are: Syllogism, Puzzles, Seating Arrangement, Coding-Decoding and so on.