Short Tricks to solve Time and Calendar related questions in Reasoning

By Parnab Mallick|Updated : January 12th, 2021

“Time & Calendar” is an important topic of Reasoning section of SSC Exams. In order to make the topic easy for all of you, here we are providing you with some Tricks to solve Time and Calendar Related Questions in Reasoning Section easily, accurately and in minimum time. We hope these tricks prove to be useful for you all.

“Time & Calendar” is an important topic of Reasoning section of SSC Exams. In order to make the topic easy for all of you, here we are providing you with some Tricks to solve Time and Calendar Related Questions in Reasoning Section easily, accurately and in minimum time. We hope these tricks prove to be useful for you all.

Short Tricks to solve Time and Calendar related questions

Short Tricks to solve Time and Calendar related questions

Trick to solve questions where year is 2000 or more

  1. Consider the last 3 digit of the year. If it is less than 100, add 100 to it. For example- In year 2012, the last three digit is 012 which is less than 100 so add 100 to add and make it 112 (100+012). Once done, divide it by 4 and keep the result.
  2. Then use the code of the month from calendar shown above. If the year is a leap year, consider the code for leap year.
  3. Then write the date.
  4. In the end, add all these data and find the result.
  5. To find the day, divide the result by 7. You will get some remainder.
  6. Match the code of remainder with above-given code table and find the answer.

Trick for solving Questions where year is 1999 or less

  1. First of all, take the last two digit of year and divide it by 4. For example- In case of year 1985, divide 85 by 4 and keep the result for future use.
  2. Then use the code of the month from calendar shown above. If the year is a leap year, consider the code for leap year.
  3. Then write the date.
  4. At the end, add all these data and find the result.
  5. To find the day, divide the result by 7. You will get some remainder.
  6. Match the code of remainder with above given code table and find the answer.

Examples

Q1. What was the day on 31st Oct 1984?

(a) Friday              

(b) Sunday

(c) Wednesday    

(d) Monday

Sol- In 1984, divide 84/4 = 21

Code for Oct = 0 (Refer the above shown calendar for codes)

Mentioned Date= 31

Result = 84+21+0+31 =136

To find the day of the week, divide the result by 7 and write the remainder = 136/7 = 3 (remainder)

3 is the code for Wednesday so the answer will be Wednesday.

Q2. What was the day on 27th Dec 1985?

(a) Friday                  

(b) Monday

(c) Tuesday                

(d) Sunday

Sol-  Here the year is 1985 so divide 85/4= 21

Code for Dec = 5

Mentioned Date= 27

Result = 85+21+5+27 =138

To find the day of the week, divide the result by 7 and write the remainder = 138/7 = 5(remainder)

5 is the code for Friday so the answer will be Friday.

Q3. Find the day of the week on 26th Jan 2012? 

(a) Tuesday              

(b) Thursday

(c) Friday                

(d) Sunday

SolHere the year is 2012 so follow the second rule and consider the last 3 digit i.e 012. It is less than hundred so add 100 to it. After adding 100, it becomes 112. Now, divide it by 4. You will get 28. Also, note that it is a leap year.

Code of Jan = 6 (due to leap year)

Mentioned Date= 26

Result = 112+28+6+26 = 172

To find the day of the week, divide the result by 7 and write the remainder = 172/7= 4

4 is the code for Thursday so the answer will be Thursday.

We hope these tricks would have cleared all your doubts related to the topic.

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Parnab Mallick is an educator and mentor with an expertise in SSC and Railway exams. He tries to make students’ life easy by guiding them the right path and knowledge to cater to their dream govt. job. He lives with the notion ‘We all have equal opportunity to be unequal’
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Preeti

PreetiJul 22, 2020

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Thank you so much sir 😀
Ayandip Jana

Ayandip JanaJan 18, 2021

If the year is leap year, Than, is the code of the month will 6???????(
Rishi

RishiFeb 7, 2021

2nd Oct, 1869 . Find the day of the week. Write down the method
Varun

VarunMar 7, 2021

In 2000 and more if the division comes in decimal wht to do
Varun

VarunMar 7, 2021

21 feb 2002 find the day
SANTU MODAK

SANTU MODAKApr 25, 2021

Very helpful

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