Mobile ad-hoc network technology is developed to establish the internet connectivity regardless of geographical location all the time. It is an infrastructure less network and allows the nodes to move freely and organize in an arbitral manner. Nodes in a network are autonomous, self-organize and act in a peer to peer fashion. MANET needs an effective dynamic routing protocol to achieve efficient communication. The paper analyzes the performance of various reactive routing protocols designed for MANET. The aim is to achieve a broad understanding of reactive routing protocols developed for MANET and Pave the path for future research. The paper evaluates the performance with respect to different scenarios, and analyzes the results with different performance metrics. The analysis shows the systematic evaluation of reactive routing protocols performance in terms of dynamic and static topology with multi hop communication, and variable data rates.