COBOL MCQ Questions And Answers - Mainframe Development

COBOL MCQs : This section focuses on "basics" of COBOL. These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) should be practiced to improve the COBOL skills required for various interviews (campus interviews, walk-in interviews, company interviews), placements, entrance exams and other competitive examinations.

1. COBOL is abbreviated as ?

A. Companies Business Oriented Language
B. Common Business Open Language
C. Common Business Oriented Language
D. Common Business Output Language

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2. How many different data types in COBOL?

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

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3. An _________ can only be modified using PERFORM, SEARCH & SET.

A. subscript
B. section
C. paragraph
D. index

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4. CONTINUE is like a null statement and it continues execution.

A. TRUE
B. FALSE
C. Can be true or false
D. Can not say

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5. Open modes can be used for?

A. Input
B. Output
C. Extend
D. All of the above

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6. The _____________ is used to pass data from one program to another program or to pass data from a procedure to a program.

A. local-storage
B. linkage section
C. Both A and B
D. None of the above

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7. Access modes are ___________________ for the start statement.

A. SEQUENTIAL
B. DYNAMIC
C. SEQUENTIAL or DYNAMIC
D. None of the above

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8. _______________ are mandatory for a COBOL program.

A. COBOL ID
B. Identification division
C. Program ID
D. Identification division and Program ID

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9. How many total divisions of a COBOL program?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

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10. Static linking also called subroutine links

A. Yes
B. No
C. Can be yes or no
D. Can not say

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