It’s 25 to 3 (Official clock system).

02:35

It’s 25 to 3.

Correct answer

03:25

It’s 25 past 3.

Error: mirror minute hand about the vertical axis

02:53

It’s 7 to 3.

Error: read minutes as hours with ‘past’ or ‘to’

02:30

It’s half past 2.

Error: 5 minutes earlier