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CICS Interview Questions
Questions Answers Views Company eMail

What is the different ways to initiate a task?

2 9312

Can you access ESDS files from CICS ?


2 9948

What is the function of the Terminal Control table?

4 6600

How do you access storage outside your CICS program?


2 5820

What is the primary objective of CICS ?


1 4905

What do the keywords MAPONLY and DATAONLY mean?

2 6174

What is ENQ, DEQ ?


1 10269

What is the name of the facility provided by CICS to free the application program form the problems caused

1 3537

What is the function of the CICS translator?

1 11473

Which is the macro used for making an entry in the PPT

1 4601

What are the situations under which NEWCOPY is required ?

Cap Gemini, IBM,

2 11743

What is the difference between a PF key & a PA key ?


4 16052

Can you define multiple maps in a BMS mapset?

Cap Gemini, IBM,

3 6426

What are the two outputs created as a result of generation of a map?


2 4116

What is a Logical Unit of Work (LUW)?

1 12612

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Un-Answered Questions { CICS }

What are the types of important programs that are used in the cics?


what are the reserved words for cics?


Explain the difference between a return with transid and xctl? For example program. A is issuing return with transid to program b. Program a. Is isssuing xctl to program b?


when an xctl is done, does the tranid change ? Is a new task created ? Does it cause an implicit syncpoint to be issued ?


Can you define commarea?


What is the meaning of the eibaid field?


Explain how DSECT parameter is used in BMS ?


Explain cedf transaction commands?


What is the pic clause for the any bll cell type of data fields?


In the EIB block of CICS, highlight the names of few of the important fields?


Sync points cannot be requested by the application programs? State true or false


how a data in physical and symbolic map gets treated? Since the physical map is much concerned about the screen alignment and the field positions, how the values entered in the field which has PICIN or PICOUT clause in Physical map gets treated? Does that mean datas recieved or sent to the physical map should be constant? How does the data in Symbolic map gets converted with 5suffix namely F,L,A,I and O. For example EMPNO is treated as EMPNOI, EMPNOO, EMPNOA, EMPNOL and EMPNOF. how does this happen in symbolic map. Please provide your inputs on the above and kindly correct me if I am wrong.


Define an asra?


Can you define mapset?


What is ENQ?