**In this post, we will discuss calendar problems and solve them using smart tricks to save time in SSC Exams**

Calendar problems take a lot of time while solving in SSC Exams. Though calendar problems appear to be difficult and confusing they are the easiest problems to solve, if you know the right method. In this post, we will solve problems that are often asked in the SSC Exams using the smart tricks. Before moving further let's quickly review what is calendar and how to use reference chart while solving problems.

**Calendar Problems based on day of the week for the given date by odd days**

**Example 1:**

**Calendar Problems for SSC Exams**

**Problem:**Today is Tuesday. What day will be after 46 days?

**Solution:**

**Step 1:**

Simplify the days into complete weeks and odd days

46 days can be simplified as 6 weeks and 4 days

**Step 2:**

Hence, there are 4 odd days.

**Step 3:**

Since there are 4 odd days, and the reference point is Tuesday, we need to add 2 more odd days.

Tuesday (2 odd days) + 4 days = 6 odd days

Therefore, Saturday will be the day after 46 days.

**Example 2: Calendar Problems for SSC Exams**

**Problem:**On what dates of May 2003, did Friday fall?

**Solution:**

**Step 1:**

Calculate the odd days from starting till May 2003

since 2000 is divisible by 400 the number of odd days in is 0.

**Step 2:**

Number of odd days from 2000 till May 2003

2001 + 2002 + (January + February+ March +April) + 1

**Step 3:**

2001 = 1 odd day

From the above reference chart, we get 1 odd day from Jan – April. Since the code for May is 1.

**Step 4:**

Add all the odd days

1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 4 odd days

**Step 5:**

4 days indicate that 1

^{st}May was a Thursday.
Therefore, 1

^{st}may 2003 was a Thursday**Step 6:**

Hence, 2

^{nd}May was a Friday.**Step 7:**

Fridays = 2

^{nd}may, 9^{th}
May, 16

^{th }May, 23^{rd}May, 30^{th}May
Therefore, in the month of May in 2003, Friday's will fall on 2

^{nd},^{ }9^{th},^{ }16^{th},^{ }23^{rd }and 30^{th}May.**Calendar Problems based on day of the week without any reference**

**Example 1:**

**Calendar Problems for SSC Exams**

**Problem:**What day of the week was 18

^{th}February 1348?

**Solution:**

Calculate the number of odd days from starting till 18

^{th}February 1348**Step 1:**

Split the years to make it easy for calculation

1200 years + 100 years + 47 years + January + 18 days

1200 years = 0 odd days; 100 years = 5 odd days; 47 years = 11 leap years + 36 ordinary years (58 odd days); January = 3 odd days; 18 odd days

**Step 2:**

Add the odd days

0 + 5 + 47 + 11 + 3 + 18

**Step 3:**

By simplification:

= 0 + 5 + 5 + 4 + 3 + 4

= 3 weeks

= 0 odd days

**Step 4:**

Hence, 0 days indicates that it was a Sunday.

Therefore, 18

^{th}February 1348 was a Sunday.**Example 2:**

**Calendar Problems for SSC Exams**

**Problem:**What day of the week will be 8th June 2215?

**Solution:**

Calculate the number of odd days from starting till 8th June 2215

**Step 1:**

2000 = 0 odd days

200 = 3 odd days

14 years = 11 ordinary years + 3 leap years = 11 + 6 = 17 odd days = 3 odd days

Jan till June = 4 odd days

8 days = 8 odd days

**Step 2:**

Add all the odd days

3 + 3 + 4 + 8 = 18 odd days = 4 odd days

Hence, 4 odd days indicates a Thursday (According to reference chart)

Therefore, 8th June 2215 was a Thursday.

**Calendar Problems for Practice**

**Problem:**Monday falls on 4th April 1988. What was the day on 3rd Nov 1987?

1) Tuesday 2) Wednesday 3) Monday 4) Thursday

**Problem:**Today is Friday, after 62 days it will be

1) Friday 2) Thursday 3) Saturday 4) Monday

Do leave your answers in the comment section.

Stay tuned for the next post.

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