COBOL Interview Questions : Series 3

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COBOL Interview Questions for intermediate professionals. 

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  1. Explain how do you see output of CICS command?
  2. How include time and date in the report generation in a COBOL Program?
  3. How are data-sets concatenated  in COBOL? Explain with example?
  4. Consider a scenario. Suppose I have array of 10 element in it how to access 5 element from the array using subscript and index?
  5. How to include system time and date in the report generation in COBOL programming?
  6. In a COBOL II PERFORM statement, when is the conditional tested, before or after the perform execution?
  7. Explain call by context by comparing it to other calls in COBOL.
  8. If you were passing a table via linkage, which is preferable - a subscript or an index?
  9. Explain what are the differences between COBOL and COBOL II?
  10. How may divisions are there in JCL-COBOL  in COBOL?
  11. What is the purpose of Identification Division  in COBOL?
  12. What is the difference between PIC 9.99 and 9v99?
  13. Explain what is the difference between NEXT SENTENCE and CONTINUE?
  14. What COBOL construct is the COBOL II EVALUATE meant to replace?
  15. Explain what is the significance of 'above the line' and 'below the line' ?
  16. What was removed from COBOL in the COBOL II implementation ?
  17. Explain call by context by comparing it to other calls  in COBOL.
  18. What does PIC 9.99 Indicates in COBOL?
  19. Explain what are the different data types available in COBOL ?
  20. Name the divisions in a COBOL program ?
  21. Explain what are the types of record locks and how are they set?
  22. Explain the process of  releasing record locks in COBOL?
  23. The maximum number of dimensions that an array can have in COBOL-85 is?
  24. Differentiate COBOL and COBOL-II using suitable examples.
  25. What is PERFORM and VARYING  in COBOL?
  26. How many sections are there in data division?
  27. What is Redefines clause  in COBOL?
  28. What will happen if you code GO BACK instead of STOP RUN in a stand-alone COBOL program
  29. Explain the main difference between external and global variables?
  30. Can you describe the difference between COMP and COMP-3 usage?
  31. Explain what is the difference between index and subscript in COBOL?
  32. What division, sections and paragraphs are mandatory for a COBOL program?
  33. Can JUSTIFIED be used for all the data types?
  34. Why occurs can not be used in 01 level?
  35. What is report-item  in COBOL?
  36. Explain what is the difference between next and continue clause.
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