Cobol Tough Questions (3 of 3)

See my part-2 if you miss it.  Please take this quiz and help me.

Q1) COBOL programs must hve 4 divisions-  Identification, Environment, Data and procedure division

Q2) Max length to define a file name /variable name is 30 chars

Q3) In Identification divison, “Program-id Program-name.” is mandatory

Q4) In cobol-85, “Label Records are standard” (FB, 80 byte length) is optional. OS will take care if you do not mention it. For print files we need to mention “Label Records are Omitted”

Q5) “Block Contains 100 chars” is optional in cobol-85

Q6) “Filler” is optional, instead we can use a Blank field

Q7) Max limit for numeric is “18”. Max limit for Alpha is “160” chars.

Q8)”QUOTE”- To print quotation mark in the output, we need to code as follows.

        05 Data-1          PIC X VALUE QUOTE

        05 Data-2         PIC X(6) VALUE ‘SPECIAL’

         ex: ‘SPECIAL’ ==> in the o/p we see quotation mark.

Q9) Perform para-1





Perform until…

Perform para-1 thru para-2

Perform n times

Q10) Search of two dimensional array:

Perform varying day-one 1 by 1 until day-one > 7

            perform varying hour-one from 1 by 1 until hour-one > 24

                Add (day-one, hour-one) to Total



……………….stay great……………..


Author: Srini

Experienced software developer. Skills in Development, Coding, Testing and Debugging. Good Data analytic skills (Data Warehousing and BI). Also skills in Mainframe.