COBOL Interview Questions

consider the following two statements MOVE 10 TO N PERFORM PARA-X N TIMES STOP RUN PARA-X MOVE 5 TO N how many times PARA-X willbe exicuted? a.10 b.5 c.infinate d.execution error

ABCL, TCS,

12094

given the following: 77 A PIC 9V9 VALUE 9.5 77 B PIC 9 VALUE 9. 77 C PIC V9 VALUE 0.8 77 D PIC 9 77 E PIC 9 77 F PIC 9V999 what are the contenta of D E nad F after the following statements are executed: COMPUTE F ROUNDED=A+C/B MULTIPLY A BY C GIVING E ADD B C A GIVING D ROUNDED a.F=9.589 E=8 D=1 b.F=9.589 E=8 D=9 c.F=9.589 E=7 D=9 d.F=9.589 E=7 D=1

12480

A LESS 1200 IF B GREATER 25 MOVE 47 TOC ELSE MOVE 57 TO C IF A GREATER 249 MOVE 67 TO C ELSE NEXT SENTENCE ELSE IF B LESS 67 MOVE 27 TO C What will be the value of C, when A is 137 and b is 25

TCS,

5457

Consider the following: 77 W-NUM PIC 9 VALUE 0 ------ MOVE 1 TO W-NUM PERFORM PARA-X UNTIL W-NUM > 9. ------ PARA-X ADD 1 TO W-NUM How many times PARA-X is executed ?

20249

Consider the following code: 77 A PIC 99V99 VALUE 55.35 77 B PIC 99V999 VALUE 32.754 ADD B TO A ON SIZE ERROR DISPLAY "ERROR!!!" What will be the result ? (a) A=88.10, B=32.754 (b) A=87.00 B=32.754 (c) A=87.10 B=32.754 (d) ERROR!!! will be DISPLAYed on the screen.

TCS,

11183

Consider the following: 77 A PIC 9(10) 77 B PIC 9(10) 77 C PIC 9(19) MULTIPLY AB BY B GIVING C Which of the following is true ? (a) The execution of the above may result in size error. (b) The execution of the above will result in size error. (c) The definition of C is invalid resulting in compilation error. (d) No error will be thee and the program would proceed correctly.

TCS,

7516

A paragraph PARA-X is to be executed when none of the data names A, B and C have value of 1. Which of the following will achieve this ? (a) IF A NOT = 1 OR B NOT = 1 OR C NOT = 1 PERFORM PARA-X (B) IF NOT A= 1 AND B= 1 AND C = 1 PERFORM PARA-X (C) IF A NOT =1 IF NOT B = 1 OR C= 1 PERFORM PARA-X (C) IF A NOT = 1 AND B NOT = 1 AND C NOT = 1 PERFORM PARA-X

TCS,

5955

Identify the invalid dataname from the following: (A) savings-account (B) annual-allocation-for-overhead (C) samount250 (D) 12demand

TCS,

6326

Study the DATA DIVISION entries and the three PROCEDURE DIVISION entries given below: 01 END-OF-FILE-SWITCH PIC XXX. 88 NO-MORE-RECS VALUE "YES". 88 MORE-RECS VALUE "NO". (i) READ SAMPLE-FILE AT END MOVE "YES" TO NO-MORE-RECS. (ii) IF NO-MORE-RECS = "YES" GO TO LAST-PARA. (iii) IF NO-MORE-RECS GO TO LAST-PARA. Which are wrong? (a) (i) and (ii) (b) (ii) and (iii) (c) (i) and (iii) (d) all

TCS,

6949

The following entries appear in the WORKING-STORAGE SECTION: 01 DATE-TODAY. 05 YY PIC XX VALUE "90". 05 MM PIC XX VALUE "12". 05 DD PIC XX VALUE :31". 01 DATE-EDIT PIC XX/XX/XX. MOVE DATE-TODAY TO DATE-EDIT. (a) 901231 (b) 90/12/31 (c) 31/12/90 (d) 311290

TCS,

7271

How many bytes will be allocated for the following record description entries? 01 REC-A. 05 A PIC S9(4). 05 B PIC XXXBXXX. 05 C PIC ____9.99. 05 D PIC S9(5) COMP-3. 05 E PIC 9(3) COMP.

IBM, TCS,

21498

What is wrong with the following data declaration? 01 W-DATE PIC X(6). 05 DD PIC 99. 05 MM PIC 99. 05 YY PIC 99. (a) Nothing is wrong. (b) Under W-DATE all level 05 items are having a PIC 99 but level 01 has PIC X(6). (c) PIC can't be specified for a group item. (d) DD, MM, and YY are invalid datanames.

11504

What is the output generated by the following code? 01 GRP-I. 05 SUBFLD1 PIC XX VALUE "AB". 05 FILTER PIC X(6) VALUE SPACES. 01 GRP-2 REDEFINED GRP-1. 05 SUB-FLD2 PIC XX. 05 SUB-FLD3 PIC XX. 05 FILTER PIC X(4). IF SUB-FLD1 NOT = SPACES DISPLAY "SUBFLD1" MOVE "ABBCCD" TO GRP-1 IF SUB-FLD3 = SPACES DISPLAY "SPACES" ELSE DISPLAY "SUBFLD3" DISPLAY "END" ELSE DISPLAY "SPACES" DISPLAY "END". (a) SUBFLD1 SUBFLD3 END (b) SPACES END (c) SUBFLD1 END (d) SUBFLD1 SPACES

TCS,

8468

88 level entry is used for (a) data items in WORKING-STORAGE SECTION (b) items with RENAMES clause (c) condition-names (d) None of the above

TCS,

9177

ZEROES and SPACES are _______ constants (a) Figurative (b) Numeric (c) Non-numeric (d) Alphabete

TCS,

7809

System Testing for Mainframe Developers What is System Testing? integration testing ? what's the procedure ..

1639

What is the difference between external and global variables in COBOL?

867

What guidelines should be followed to write a structured cobol prgm?

714

Mention the guidelines to write a structured cobol program?

666

2 input fles: 2 flat files, with different number of records. both are having unique key for each record and already sorted in ascending order . match these files using unique key and in output only matching key value has to be written. please procide cobol logic

2205

How can i load all the data from a file to Table (array) in cobol.How i manage the occurs clause with out reading the file.Any options avilable ? Please can any one help me it is urgent?

2154

What are INPUT PROCEDURE and OUTPUT PROCEDURE?

747

What is the utilization of copybook in cobol? Could we utilize a similar copybook?

779

explain sorting techniques in cobol program?

743

There are 5 fields and 1000 records in a file. Unload it into an array. Write the syntax for declaration and how will you unload it.

986

What are the pertinent COBOL commands?

2660

What is the local-storage section?

730

What are 77 levels used for?

705

What type of SDLC u followed? Why?

1586

Write a cobol program making use of the redefine clause.

780