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Java Calendar get() Method with Example

Calendar Class get() method: Here, we are going to learn about the get() method of Calendar Class with its syntax and example.
Submitted by Preeti Jain, on January 26, 2020

Calendar Class get() method

  • get() method is available in java.util package.
  • get() method is used to retrieve the value of the given parameter fi(field) of this Calendar.
  • get() method is a non-static method, it is accessible with the class object and if we try to access the method with the class name then we will get an error.
  • get() method may throw an exception at the time of returning the value of the given parameter.
    ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: This exception may throw when the given field is not in a range.


    public int get(int fi);


  • int fi – it represents the given Calendar field.

Return value:

The return type of the method is int, it returns the given Calendar field value.


// Java Program to demonstrate the example of
// int get() method of Calendar

import java.util.*;

public class GetOfCalendar {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // Instantiating a Calendar object
        Calendar ca = Calendar.getInstance();

        // Display current calendar
        System.out.println("ca: " + ca.getTime());

        // By using get() method is to return
        // the value of the given calendar field
        int year = ca.get(Calendar.YEAR);
        int month = ca.get(Calendar.MONTH);
        int day = ca.get(Calendar.DATE);

        // Display Calendar Fields
        System.out.println("ca.get(Calendar.YEAR): " + year);
        System.out.println("ca.get(Calendar.MONTH): " + month);
        System.out.println("ca.get(Calendar.DATE): " + day);


ca: Fri Jan 24 12:47:42 GMT 2020
ca.get(Calendar.YEAR): 2020
ca.get(Calendar.MONTH): 0
ca.get(Calendar.DATE): 24

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