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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,

8804

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

9055

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,

3915

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 ?

12803

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,

9524

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,

5894

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,

4681

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

TCS,

4392

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,

5116

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,

5279

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,

15719

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.

7771

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,

5927

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,

6821

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

TCS,

5638

1.Is it possible to move the data from 99.99 to 99v99? 2.What is the CICS-vsam Compilation process? 3.In My GDG 5 generation will be there GDG3 got an abend what will happen? 4.In my GDG first generation is +1 And I want to add the new generation what will happen previous generation? 5.How can you give the PIC clause below conditions A). s9 (reddy), B). s9 (5) occurs 5 times? 6.How override the proc from a particular step? and what is symbolic and override Procs?

4493

How to remove the spaces at the end of each record in the output file of variable length, via cobol program?

205

Why occurs cannot be used in 01 level in COBOL?

233

example for sub strings ? and refernce modifications whit output pls

1429

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

1151

If you are current on the owner of a set, what is the difference between an obtain next and obtain first? Actually in which topic will we use dis???Plz explain it clearly

2179

what is search and searchall?what is the diffrence between them?give an best example?

4187

In COBOL programming, what is PERFORM? What is VARYING?

208

What do you understand by passing by reference and passing by content?

211

Write the code to count the sum of n natural numbers.

196

What rules are followed by the search verb.

212

Can a Search can be done on a table with or without Index?

251

Hi pls anybody tell me about " ANALYSIS DOCUMENT PREPARATION AND ESTIMATION OF TASK " (in real time project)."I want to update a sequential file in my project" for that purpose i need both structures i mean analysis document and estimation of task.

1240

When is inspect verb is used in cobol?

190

how do you reference the variable unblock file formats from cobol programs

189