If you are looking for some special tricks of** rounding time** in Excel to the nearest quarter-hour, you’ve come to the right place. In Microsoft Excel, there are numerous ways of **rounding time** in Excel to the nearest quarter-hour. This article will discuss six methods of rounding time in Excel to the nearest quarter-hour. Let’s follow the complete guide to learn all of this.

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## 6 Easy Ways for Rounding Time to Nearest Quarter Hour in Excel

In the following section, we will use six effective and tricky methods of rounding time in Excel to the nearest quarter-hour. This section provides extensive details on six methods. You should learn and apply all of these to improve your thinking capability and Excel knowledge.

### 1. Using MROUND Function

Here, we will demonstrate how to round time in Excel to the nearest quarter-hour. Let us first introduce you to our Excel dataset so that you are able to understand what we are trying to accomplish with this article. Here, in the dataset, the details of the exit times for every employee of a company are provided. Now, we want to round time to the nearest quarter-hour by using **the MROUND function**. Let’s walk through the steps to round time in Excel to the nearest quarter-hour.

**📌 Steps:**

- Firstly, we will use the following formula in the cell
**D5:**

`=MROUND(C5,"0:15")`

Here, the **MROUND** function is used to round the time of cell **C5** to the nearest quarter-hour. We set the multiplier to **“0:15”** since quarters equal 0.15.

- Press
**Enter**.

- Next, drag the
**Fill handle**icon**.** - Therefore, you can round time in Excel to the nearest quarter-hour, as shown below.

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### 2. Applying FLOOR Function

Here, we will show another effective method to round time in Excel to the nearest quarter-hour by using **the FLOOR function**. Let’s walk through the steps to round time in Excel to the nearest quarter-hour.

**📌 Steps:**

- Firstly, we will use the following formula in the cell
**D5:**

`=FLOOR(C5,"00:15")`

Here, the **FLOOR** function is used to round the time of cell **C5** to the nearest quarter-hour. We set the multiplier to **“0:15”** since quarters equal 0.15.

- Press
**Enter**.

- Next, drag the
**Fill handle**icon. - Therefore, you can round time in Excel to the nearest quarter-hour, as shown below.

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### 3. Implementing CEILING.MATH Function

Now, we will demonstrate another quickest method to round time in Excel to the nearest quarter-hour by using **the CEILING.MATH function**. Let’s walk through the steps to round time in Excel to the nearest quarter-hour.

**📌 Steps:**

- Firstly, we will use the following formula in the cell
**D5:**

`=CEILING.MATH(C5,"00:15")`

Here, the **CEILING.MATH** function is used to round the time of cell **C5** to the nearest quarter-hour. We set the multiplier to **“0:15”** since quarters equal 0.15.

- Press
**Enter**.

- Next, drag the
**Fill handle**icon**.** - Therefore, you can round time in Excel to the nearest quarter-hour, as shown below.

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### 4. Utilizing ROUND Function

By using **the ROUND function** in Excel, we can also quickly round time to the nearest quarter-hour. Let’s walk through the steps to round time in Excel to the nearest quarter-hour.

**📌 Steps:**

- Firstly, we will use the following formula in the cell
**D5:**

`=ROUND(C5*(24*60/15),0)/(24*60/15)`

Here, the **ROUND** function is used to round the time of cell **C5** to the nearest quarter-hour. We multiply **24*60/15 **with the cell value in Excel, since one hour is equal to **1/24**. **Num digits** are set to **0**, as we do not want decimal values. After the whole formula is divided by **24*60/15**, it is converted to the nearest quarter-hour.

- Press
**Enter**.

- Next, drag the
**Fill handle**icon. - Therefore, you can round time in Excel to the nearest quarter-hour, as shown below.

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### 5. Using Combined Formula

By combining **TIME****, ****HOUR****, ****MINUTE****, ****SECOND****, **and **MROUND** functions in Excel, we can also quickly round time to the nearest quarter-hour. Let’s walk through the steps to round time in Excel to the nearest quarter-hour.

**📌 Steps:**

- Firstly, we will use the following formula in the cell
**D5:**

`=TIME(HOUR(C5),MROUND(MINUTE(C5)+SECOND(C5)/60,15),0)`

- Then, press
**Enter**.

- Next, drag the
**Fill handle**icon. - Therefore, you can round time in Excel to the nearest quarter-hour, as shown below.

**🔎 How Does the Formula Work? **

- With the help of the
**TIME**function, we present the time of cell**C5**with hours, minutes, and seconds. - We set
**minute**and**second**to 0 since want the nearest quarter-hour. - Then, we use the
**MROUND**function, multiply the formula by 60, and set the multiplier as 15 to round the time of cell**C5**to the nearest quarter-hour. - Finally, we get the output time of
**3:15 PM**in cell**D5**.

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### 6. Implementing Nested IF Formula in Excel

By using **the IF function** in Excel, we can also quickly round time to the nearest quarter-hour. Here, we also use **HOUR** and **MINUTE** functions. Let’s walk through the steps to round time in Excel to the nearest quarter-hour.

**📌 Steps:**

- Firstly, select the range of cell
**D5:F13**and select**General**to maintain a proper format of the cell.

- Next, we will use the following formula in the cell
**D5:**

`=HOUR(C5)`

Here, the **HOUR** function returns the hour as a number from cell **C5**.

- Then, press
**Enter**.

- Next, drag the
**Fill handle**icon. - Therefore, you can get the
**Hour**column, as shown below.

- Next, we will use the following formula in the cell
**E5:**

`=MINUTE(C5)`

Here, the **MINUTE **function returns the minute as a number from cell **C5**.

- Then, press
**Enter**.

- Next, drag the
**Fill handle**icon. - Therefore, you can get the
**Minutes**column, as shown below.

- Next, we will use the following formula in the cell
**F5:**

`=IF(E5<8,0,IF(E5<23,15,IF(E5<38,30,IF(E5<53,45,60))))`

Here, the IF function tests whether the conditions are met or not, and returns a value accordingly.

- Then, press
**Enter**.

- Next, drag the
**Fill handle**icon. - Therefore, you can round time in Excel to the nearest quarter-hour, as shown below.

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## Conclusion

That’s the end of today’s session. I strongly believe that from now you may round time in Excel to the nearest quarter-hour. If you have any queries or recommendations, please share them in the comments section below.

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