**Clock Tricks**

In all the examinations, questions related to clock are asked in Railway, SSC, Bank and all other competitive exams. But some candidates experience difficulty in solving clock based questions because of a lack of knowledge of **Clock Reasoning Tricks**.

Most of the candidates think that Clock questions takes more time, so they prefer them less. But Clock problems are very easy and scoring. Here we are providing you 100% Important Shortcuts and ट्रिक्स to solve the questions related to the clock with the help of which you can solve Clock questions in few seconds.

**Some Important Facts**

- In every hour:

(a) Both the hands coincide once.

(b) When the hands opposite directions, they are 30 minutes spaces apart.

(c) When the two hands are at a right angle, they are 15 minutes spaces apart.

- The minute needle makes an angle of 6 degrees in 1 minute.
- The hourly needle makes an angle of 1/2 degree in 1 minute.
- When the hands are coincident, the angle between them is 0°.
- When the hands point in opposite directions, the angle between them is 180°.
- The minute hand moves 12 times as fast as the hour hand.

**Clock Reasoning Tricks (****क्लॉक ****ट्रिक्स)**

Trick 1 |

** **The minute hand of a clock overtakes the hour hand at intervals of M mins of correct time. The clock gains or losses in a day by

**Example:** The minute hand of a clock overtakes the hour hand at intervals of 65 mins. How much a day does the clock gain or lose?

**Solution:**

Here, M= 65

Trick 2 |

Angle between hands of a clock

(a) When the minute hand is behind the hour hand, the angle between the two hands at M mins past H O’clock

(b) When the minute hand is ahead of the hour hand, the angle between the two hands at M mins past H O’clock

**Example:** What is the angle between the two hands of a clock when the time is 15 minutes past 4 O’clock?

**Solution:**

Here, H = 4, M= 15

= 30 + 7.5 degrees

= 37.5°

**Example:** Find the angle between the hour hand and the minute hand of a clock when it is 38 minutes past 7 pm.

**Solution:**

Here, H = 7, M= 38

= 30 – 19 degrees

= 18 – 19 degrees = 1°

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Trick 3 |

The two hands of the clock will be at right angle between H and (H + 1) O’clock at

Case 1: When the minute hand is 15 mins spaces behind the hour hand, to be in this position, the minute hand will have to gain (5H – 15) mins spaces over the hour hand.

Case 2: When the minute hand is 15 mins spaces ahead of the hour hand, to be in this position, the minute hand will have to gain (5H + 15) mins spaces over the how hand.

**Example:** At what time between 5 and 6 O’clock will the hands of a clock be at right angle?

**Solution:**

Here, H = 5

Trick 4 |

The two hands of the clock will be in the same straight line but not together between H and (H + 1) O’clock at

**Example:** Find at what time between 2 and 3 O’clock will the hands of a clock be in the same straight line but not together.

**Solution: **

Here, 2 < 6

So, the hands will be in the same straight line but not together

**Example:** At what time between 7 and 8 O’clock will the hands of a clock be in same straight line but not together?

**Solution: **

So, the hands will be in the same straight line but not together

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Trick 5 |

The two hands of the clock will be together between H and (H + 1) O’clock at

**Example:** At what time between 9 and 10 O’clock will the hands of a watch be together?

**Solution: **

Here, H = 9

**Example:** At what time between 3 and 4 O’ Clock will the two hands coincide?

**Solution: **

Here, H = 3

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