Mathematical Aptitude - Calender Questions

1. What was the day of the week on January 1, 2001?

  • Option : B
  • Explanation : By the end of centuries 400, 800, 1200, 1600, 2000, 2400, and so on, there are no extra days left. It means that the last year 2000 was Sunday. As per convention, the week starts with Monday and hence, the next day after last day of year 2000, i.e., January 1, 2001, is Monday.
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2. January 1, 1995 was a Sunday. What would be the day of the week on January 1, 1996?

  • Option : B
  • Explanation : There is increase of 1 day (odd day) in the subsequent year. In case of a leap year (if the day is after February), then there will be increase of two days.
    Although 1996 is a leap year, the day in question is in January, so there will be increase of one day. Thus, January 1, 1996 is Monday.
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3. On January 12, 1980, it was a Saturday. The day of week on January 12, 1979 was a

  • Option : B
  • Explanation : Although 1980 is a leap year, it would not have any impact on the calculation as the date in the question is in January month (and before 28th February). Thus, it is assumed as a normal year. There is a gain of one day in the next year. However, here, we will do backward calculation, subtract 1 day from the year 1980. If it was Saturday, then the same day in the previous year was to be Friday
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4. If 1st October is Monday, then 1st November will be

  • Option : A
  • Explanation : October has 31 days. 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th dates of October will be Mondays. Thus, 1st November will be a Thursday.
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5. If the first day of the month is Sunday, then what date will be three days after the fourth Wednesday in the month?

  • Option : B
  • Explanation : First Wednesday of the month will be on 4th day of the month, 2nd will be on 11th, 3rd Wednesday on 18th, and 4th Wednesday on 25th. Now, three days after 25th, which means 25 + 4 = 29th day of the month.
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