COBOL Interview Questions and Answers

COBOL Interview Questions and Answers

What is COBOL?

What are the different data types in COBOL?

What is 77 level used for?

What is 88 level used for?

What is 66 level used for?

What is file status 92?

What is file status 39?

What is PIC 9.99?

What is the maximum value that can be stored in S9(8) COMP?

What is the difference between performing a SECTION and a PARAGRAPH?

What is the difference between subscript and index?

What is the difference between static call & Dynamic call?

What is the difference between CONTINUE & NEXT SENTENCE?

What are the file opening modes in COBOL?

What is the difference between SEARCH and SEARCH ALL?

What is Static and Dynamic linking?

What is the use of EVALUATE statement?

What is the point of the REPLACING option of a copy statement?

What kind of error is trapped by ON SIZE ERROR option?

What is the difference between Structured COBOL Programming and Object Oriented COBOL programming?

What is the LOCAL-STORAGE section?

What are INPUT PROCEDURE and OUTPUT PROCEDURE?

What is the use of LINKAGE SECTION?

What are the access modes of START statement?

Which division and paragraphs are mandatory for a COBOL program?

What is the difference between Global and External Variables?

What is Pic 9v99 Indicates?

What guidelines should be followed to write a structured COBOL program?

What are all the divisions of a COBOL program?

What is COMP-1? COMP-2?

What is the Purpose of Pointer in the string?

What are the different rules to perform a Search?

What are the different rules of SORT operation?

When is a scope terminator mandatory?

What is REDEFINES?

Why is it necessary that file needs to be opened in I-O mode for REWRITE?

When is INSPECT verb is used in COBOL?

How many Sections are there in Data Division?

What is the difference between comp and comp-3 usage?

How to display COMP-3 variable in Cobol?

What is the difference between Call and a Link?

How arrays can be defined in COBOL?

What are literals?

What is a report item?

What is the Difference between GOBACK, STOP RUN and EXIT PROGRAM in COBOL?

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