How to use MINUTE Function in Excel

Quick Intro

Use Excel MINUTE Function to get a minute as a number from a time value range from 0 to 59. In simple words, it will return the only minute from a time. For example from 18:43 it will return 43.



  • serial_number A valid time value from which you want to get the minute as a number.

More Information on Excel MINUTE Function

  • You can also input time as a text directly into the function. For example, =minute(“08:32 PM”).
  • If you refer to a blank cell it will return 0 in the result.
  • Excel stores date as a number, time represents in the decimals in that number.


In the below example, we have used the minute function to extract minute value from different time values.

Examples For Excel MINUTE Function

  • You can use it to get the minute number from a time value.
  • You can also extract the minute number from a date in which you have time.
  • The minute function is only concerned with the decimal part of a serial number.

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What’s Next?

To learn more about Excel MINUTE Function you can check Microsoft’s Help Section. And, if you have a unique idea to use it, I would love to hear from you.

There are also you have SECOND | HOUR functions which are highly useful. Apart from this, I have a list of excel functions and some real life formulas examples.