In this topics we will discuss the University Assistant Model Questions – Reasoning. For University Assistant Previous Question Papers 2017

## Topics – Calendar

Kerala Psc includes two three questions from calendar sections .So we need to by-heart days,terms and formulas .Here we will discuss more details and provides the practice questions .

**How many days in year ?**

365 days for normal year and 366 days for leap year

**What is Leap year ?**

A leap year is a year in which an extra day is added to the calendar in order to synchronize one fourth (1/4) day of each year .For one normal year having 356 days plus 1/4 (0.25) day .So After 4 years the (0.25*4 =1 day). This extra day will added to the February .

**How to Find a leap year ? **

The year completely divisible by 4 and 400 is leap year . For example take the year 2200 check its leap year or not ?

Step 12200 divided by 4 , 2200/4 =500 and reminder =0 (We will assume its leaper .But its centurion year (year ending with 100)

Step 22200 divided by 400 ,2200/400 =5.5 and reminder =200 So Its notLeap year

How many odd days in a leap year ?

**Odd days means extra days ,consider the 366 days in leap year .Total 7 days in one week .**

366 divided by 7 ==> 366/7 and reminder =

2 days

for Non leap year having **1 odd days**

**Calendar Notes **

Normal Year January 1st and December 31st are same day

- Normal Year January 1st and December 31st are same day
- Leap Year Sunday, 1 January and ends on Monday, 31 December
- The first days of the centuries year will be Monday ,Tuesday ,Thurstday and Saturday
- The last days of a century can be Monday ,Wednesday ,Friday and Sunday
- Monday Common for Start and End

## University Assistant Model Questions – Reasoning

**If 1992 January 1 is Wednesday then August 10 will be ? **

**Hint** :Find the Odd days,after January 1 remaining days 30. Add the odd days with Wednesday .

**Step1 **Find odd days January 30/7 –> 2 (Reminder)

February 29/7 –> 1

March 31/7 –> 3

April 30/7 –> 2

May 31/7 –> 3

Jun 30/7 –> 2

July 31/7 –> 3

August 10/7 –> 3

**Step2 **Total sum of odd days

Total Sum=2+1+3+2+3+2+3+3 = 19

Again divided by seven => 19/7 Reminder 5

Add the 5 days with Wednesday => Wed+5 => Monday

**Answer** = Monday

**If 2016 September 11 is Sunday then 2016 June 8 will be ? **

Hint :Find the Odd days,June 8 remaining days 22. Subtract odd days from Sunday .

June 22/7 –> 1

July 31/7 –> 3

August 31/7 –> 3

Sepetmber 11/7 –> 4

Total Sum= 1+3+3+4 =11

Again divided by seven => 11/7 Reminder 4

Subtract 4 days from Sunday ==>Sunday-4==>Wednesday **Answer** = Wednesday

**If 2013 ends in Tuesday then which will be celebrated as republic day next year ?**

Hint: 2014 Republic day January 26 and 26 days in between December 31 and 26 .

January 26/7 –> 5 (Odd days)

Add the 5 days with Tuesday => Tuesday+5

Answer = Sunday

**If 1995 January 5 is Thursday then July 10 will be ? **

Hint: 1995 is not leap year ,so odd days February 1 .

January 26/7 –> 5 (Reminder)

February 28/7 –> 0 (Not leap year )

March 31/7 –> 3

April 30/7 –> 2

May 31/7 –> 3

Jun 30/7 –> 2

July 10/7 –> 3

Total Sum of Odd days =5+0+3+2+3+2+3 = 18

Again divided by seven =>18/7 Reminder 4

Add the 4 days with Thursday ==> Thursday+4

Answer = Monday

## Practice the sample questions

- If 2005 April 18 is Monday then October 15 will be ?
- March 21 1990 is Wednesday then July 1 will be ?
- 1978 Christmas celebrated on Monday then August 15 will be which day ?
- If 2019 October 31 is Thursday then February 10 will be ?
- 2000 year ends in Sunday then which will be celebrated as Gandhi jay anti next year

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