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TCS COBOL paper.

01.consider the following piece of code

01 GROSS-PAY
05 BASIC-PAY PIC 9(5)
05 ALLOWENCES PIC 9(3)
if BASIC-PAY has a value 1000 and ALLOWENCES has a value of 250,what will be 
displayed by the statement 
DISPLAY GROSS-PAY
a.1250
b.01000250
c.01250
d.1.250
02.consider two data items

77 W-A PIC 9(3)V99 VALUE 23.75
77 W-B PIC ZZ9V99 VLAUE 123.45
after the statement
MOVE W-A TO W-B
what will be W-B's value?
a.123.75
b.b23.75 (where b indicates space)
c.023.75
d.invalid move
03.what is the result of the following?

DIVIDE A INTO B GIVING C.

a.C=A/B
b.the reminder of B/A is stored in C
c.C=B/A
d.the reminder of A/B is stored in C
04.consider the statement (incomplete)
IF(A NUMERIC)
DISPLAY A
the variable A can be
a.NUMERIC
b.ALPHABETIC
c.ALPHANUMERIC
d.NUMERIC OR ALPHANUMERIC
05.which of the following can be used as a check protection symbol
a.Z
b.S
c.*
d.+
06.what if any ,is the syntex error in the following piece of code
01 B PIC A(7)
02 C PIC 9(4)
........
IF(B NUMERIC)
ADD 10 TO C
a.the condition in the if statement is wrong
b.noting is wrong
c.because C is initialised.ADD 10 TO C is wrong
d.both B and C shoud have same size.
07.study the following code
01 A1
05 B PIC 99
05 C PIC X(4)
01 A2
05 B PIC 99V99
05 C PIC A(4)
pick out the valid statement from the following
a.A1 and A2 can not have sub-ordinates
b.A1 and A2 can have the same sub-ordinates but must have same PIC clause
c.there is nothing wrong
d.A1 and A2 can have same sub-ordinates provided they are not at 01 level
08.study the following
01 A PIC 99V0 VALUE 5
01 B PIC 9V9 VALUE 6
01 C PIC 99V9 VALUE 2.5
01 D PIC 99 VALUE 3
COMPUTE A ROUNDED B C = A+B*C/D
ON SIZE ERROR PERFORM PRINT-ERROR
the comments of A.B.C after execution of the above statement are
a.A=10 B=0 C=10
b.A=10 B=9.9 C=9.9
c.A=10 B=0 C=9.9
d.A=10 B=6 C=10 
09.how many times PARA-A is performed :
PERFORM PARA-A VARYING TIMES-COUNTER FROM 1 BY 1
UNTIL TIMES-COUNTER >0
PARA-A 
MOVE P TO Q
MOVE H TO TIMES COUNTER
a.10
b.1
c.11
d.0
10.consider the following piece of code
01 GROUP-ITEM
05 AMOUNT-1 PIC 99V9 USAGE COMP VALUE 50
05 AMOUNT-2 PIC 9(4)V99 USAGE COMP
MOVE ZERO TO GROUP-ITEM
ADD 50 TO AMOUNT-1
what will be the content of AMOUNT-1?
a.50
b.100
c.0
d.unpredictable
11.consider the following progrm statements
MOVE 0 TO SW.NO.OF.REC
PERFORM PRI-OUT UNTIL SW=1
DISPALY NO.OF.REC
STOP RUN
PRE-OUT
READ IN-FILE AT END
MOVE 1 TO SW
WRITE OUO-REC FROM IN-REC
ADD 1 TO NO.OF REC
if the IN-FILE contains 1000 records what value will be displayedafter the 
PERFORM is over?assume that N0.OF.REC has PIC 9(4)
a.1000
b.1001
c.1
d.none of the above since there is a syntex error
12.study the data discriptions and answer the questions given below
i)01 ORDER RECORD
05 OUT-HEADER PIC X(50)
05 ITEM-COUNT PIC 99
05 OUT-ITEM PIC X(20) OCCURS 1 TO 20 DEPENDING ON ITEM-COUNT
ii)01 NAME-AND-ADDRESS
05 N-AND-A-LINE OCCURES 5
05 LINE-LENGTH PIC P9
05 N-AND-A-CHAR PIC X OCCURS 1 TO 20 DEPENDING ON LINE-LENGTH
iii)01 SALES-LIST
05 SALESMAN-COUNT PIC 99
05 SALES PIC 9(6) OCCURS 1 TO 100 DEPENDING ON
SALESMAN-COUNT
iv)01 ORDER-RECORD
05 NO-OF-BRANDS PIC 99
05 BRAND-PURCHASED OCCURS 1 TO 15 DEPENDING ON NO-OF-BRANDS
which of the following is true?
a.i) and iii) are valid
b.i) and iv) are valid
c.i) and iii) are not valid
d.all are valid
13.C1 C2 C3 are three conditions whose TRUTH values are as folloes.
C1-TRUE C2-FALSE C3-TRUE
A,B,C are defined as given below
A:C1 AND(NOT C2) OR C3
B.(NOT C1) OR (NOT C2 AND NOT C3)
C.(C1 OR C2)AND C3
D.C1 AND C2 OR C3
given the above information which of the following statements are valid?
a.only A,B and C are TRUE
b.only A,C and D are TRUE
c.A,B,C and D are TRUE
d.only C and D are TRUE
14.consider the following
FD FILE-1
01 REC-1 PIC X(80)
......
WORKING-STORAGE SECTION
01 W-REC PIC X(90)
........
PROCEDURE DIVISION
FIRST-PARA
.......
READ FILE-1 INTO W-REC AT END MOVE 1 TO EOF-FLAG
which of the following is true with respect to the above?
a.REC-1 will contain nothing and W-REC will contain the contains of the 
record read
b.REC-1 and W-REC contain the same data
c.syntex is invalid and error will occur
d.REC-1 and W-REC must be of same size
15.PERFORM ACCUMULATE-TOTALS
VARYING A FROM 1 BY 2 UNTIL A >2
AFTER B FROM1 BY 1 UNTIL B>2
AFTER C FROM 2 BY -1 UNTIL C<2
the paragraph ACCUMULATE-TOTALS would be exicuted
a.18 times
b.4 times
c.8 times
d.24 times
16.there is a file whose ORGANISATION is INDEXED.you want to read the records 
from the file in RANDOM fashion as well as sequentially.then which of the 
access mode would you specify?
a.SEQUENTIAL
b.RANDOM
c.DYNAMIC
D.ACCESS MODE has nothing to do with it
17.consider the following PROCEDURE DIVISION entry
OPEN EXTEND IN-FILE
identify the correct statement
a.organization of IN-FILE is sequential and records can be added in the 
beginning
b.organization of IN-FILE is sequential and records can be added in the 
end
c.organization of IN-FILE is indexed and records can be added in the 
beginning
d.organization of IN-FILE is indexed and records can be added in the end
18.what is the size of W-REC in the following
01 W-REC
05 A PIC 9(4)V99
05 B READLINES A
10 C PIC XX
10 D PIC S9(4)
05 E OCCURS 7 PIC ZZ.ZZ
05 F OCCURS 5
10 G PIC ZZ.ZZZ99
10 H OCCURS 3
15 J PIC 9(3)
15 K PIC V99
a.177
b.161
c.180
d.none of yhe above
19.consider the following two IF statements:
IF X AND NOT Y MOVE A TO B
IF Z=1 OR 9 MOVE A TO B
select one of the following data divusion entries which gives identical 
results for both the above IF statements
a.01 Z PIC 9
88 X VALUE 1.9
88 Y VALUE 0.2 THRU 8
b.01 Z PIC 9
88 X VALUE 0.2 THRU 8
Y VALUE 1.9
c.01 Z PIC 9
88 X VALUE 1.9
88 NOT-Y VALUE 0.2 THRU 1.9
d.none of yhe above
20.consider the following two statements 
MOVE 10 TO N
PERFORM PARA-X N TIMES
STOP RUN
PARA-X
MOVE 5 TO N
how many times PARA-X willbe exicuted?
a.10
b.5
c.infinate
d.execution error
21.given the following:
77 A PIC 9V9 VALUE 9.5
77 B PIC 9 VALUE 9.
77 C PIC V9 VALUE 0.8
77 D PIC 9 
77 E PIC 9 
77 F PIC 9V999
what are the contenta of D E nad F after teh following statements are 
executed:
COMPUTE F ROUNDED=A+C/B
MULTIPLY A BY C GIVING E
ADD B C A GIVING D ROUNDED
a.F=9.589 E=8 D=1
b.F=9.589 E=8 D=9
c.F=9.589 E=7 D=9
d.F=9.589 E=7 D=1 

22. Consider the follwoing IF condition:

IF A LESS 1200 IF B GREATER 25 MOVE 47 TOC
ELSE MOVE 57 TO C
IF A GREATER 249 MOVE 67 TO C
ELSE NEXT SENTENCE ELSE IF B LESS 67 
MOVE 27 TO C

What will be the value of C, when A is 137 and b is 25
(a) 27
(b) 57
(c) 67
(d) none

23. Consider the following:

77 W-NUM PIC 9 VALUE 0
------
MOVE 1 TO W-NUM
PERFORM PARA-X UNTIL W-NUM > 9.
------
PARA-X
ADD 1 TO W-NUM

How many times PARA-X is executed ?
(a) 10
(b) 9
(c) 11
(d) Infinite loop

24. Consider the following code:

77 A PIC 99V99 VALUE 55.35
77 B PIC 99V999 VALUE 32.754

ADD B TO A ON SIZE ERROR DISPLAY "ERROR!!!"

What will be the result ?
(a) A=88.10, B=32.754
(b) A=87.00 B=32.754
(c) A=87.10 B=32.754
(d) ERROR!!! will be DISPLAYed on the screen.

25. Consider the following:

77 A PIC 9(10)
77 B PIC 9(10)
77 C PIC 9(19)

MULTIPLY AB BY B GIVING C

Which of the following is true ?

(a) The execution of the above may result in size error. 
(b) The execution of the above will result in size error.
(c) The definition of C is invalid resulting in compilation error.
(d) No error will be thee and the program would proceed correctly.

26. A paragraph PARA-X is to be executed when none oof the data names
A, B and C have value of 1. Which of the following will achieve this ?

(a) IF A NOT = 1 OR B NOT = 1 OR C NOT = 1 PERFORM PARA-X
(B) IF NOT A= 1 AND B= 1 AND C = 1 PERFORM PARA-X
(C) IF A NOT =1 IF NOT B = 1 OR C= 1 PERFORM PARA-X
(C) IF A NOT = 1 AND B NOT = 1 AND C NOT = 1 PERFORM PARA-X



27. Study the five expressions and the class to which they belong:
S.N. Expression Class
1 "SPACES" Figurative constant
2. "Depreciation Schedule Non-numeric literal
3. "12%" Non-numeric literal
4. INTEREST-DUE Non-numeric literal
5. ZEROES Figurative constant
Which of the following statement is true?
(a) 1 and 3 are incorrect
(b) 1 and 4 are incorrect
(c) 3 and 4 are incorrect
(d) All are correct

28. Identify the invalid dataname from the following:
(a) SAVINGS-ACCOUNT
(b) ANNUAL-ALLOCATION-FOR-OVERHEAD
(c) SAMOUNT250
(d) 12DEMAND

29. Study the DATA DIVISION entries and the three PROCEDURE DIVISION entries
given below:
01 END-OF-FILE-SWITCH PIC XXX.
88 NO-MORE-RECS VALUE "YES".
88 MORE-RECS VALUE "NO".
(i) READ SAMPLE-FILE AT END MOVE "YES" TO NO-MORE-RECS.
(ii) IF NO-MORE-RECS = "YES" GO TO LAST-PARA.
(iii) IF NO-MORE-RECS GO TO LAST-PARA.
Which are wrong?
(a) (i) and (ii)
(b) (ii) and (iii)
(c) (i) and (iii)
(d) all

30. The following entries appear in the WORKING-STORAGE SECTION:
01 DATE-TODAY.
05 YY PIC XX VALUE "90".
05 MM PIC XX VALUE "12".
05 DD PIC XX VALUE :31".
01 DATE-EDIT PIC XX/XX/XX.
MOVE DATE-TODAY TO DATE-EDIT.
(a) 901231
(b) 90/12/31
(c) 31/12/90
(d) 311290

31. How many bytes will be allocated for the following record description 
entries?
01 REC-A.
05 A PIC S9(4).
05 B PIC XXXBXXX.
05 C PIC ____9.99.
05 D PIC S9(5) COMP-3.
05 E PIC 9(3) COMP.
(a) 29
(b) 26
(c) 25
(d) 28

32. What is wrong with the following data declaration?
01 W-DATE PIC X(6).
05 DD PIC 99.
05 MM PIC 99.
05 YY PIC 99.
(a) Nothing is wrong.
(b) Under W-DATE all level 05 items are having a PIC 99 but level
01 has PIC X(6).
(c) PIC can't be specified for a group item.
(d) DD, MM, and YY are invalid datanames.

33. What is the output generated by the following code?
01 GRP-I.
05 SUBFLD1 PIC XX VALUE "AB".
05 FILTER PIC X(6) VALUE SPACES.
01 GRP-2 REDEFINED GRP-1.
05 SUB-FLD2 PIC XX.
05 SUB-FLD3 PIC XX.
05 FILTER PIC X(4).
IF SUB-FLD1 NOT = SPACES
DISPLAY "SUBFLD1"
MOVE "ABBCCD" TO GRP-1
IF SUB-FLD3 = SPACES
DISPLAY "SPACES"
ELSE
DISPLAY "SUBFLD3"
DISPLAY "END"
ELSE
DISPLAY "SPACES"
DISPLAY "END".
(a) SUBFLD1
SUBFLD3
END
(b) SPACES
END
(c) SUBFLD1
END
(d) SUBFLD1
SPACES

34. 88 level entry is used for
(a) data items in WORKING-STORAGE SECTION
(b) items with RENAMES clause
(c) condition-names
(d) None of the above

35. ZEROES and SPACES are _______ constants
(a) Figurative
(b) Numeric
(c) Non-numeric
(d) Alphabete

36. COMPUTE X = A * B - C * D and
COMPUTE X = (A * B) - (C * D)
(a) Are not the same
(b) Are same
(c) Syntactically wrong
(d) Will yield a run time error

37. OCCURS clause is used in the DATA DIVISION on data names at
(a) 01 level
(b) 77 level
(c) 88 level
(d) any level from 02 to 49

38. Consider the following COBOL entries:
05 X PIC 99 VALUE 10.
SUBTRACT 20 FROM X.
The resultant value of X wil be
(a) 10
(b) 00
(c) compile-time error
(d) none of these

39. Consider the following COBOL entries
05 X PIC 99 VALUE 10.
ADD 40 X TO X.
COMPUTE X = 3 * X - 40.
The result in X is
(a) 10
(b) 40
(c) Compile or Run time error
(d) none of these

40. given the following piece of code:
CALL SUB-PGM USING A, B, C.
CALL SUB-PGM USING A, C, C.
(a) Both CALL statements will always produce same result.
(d) Both CALL statements may produce different result.
(c) Compile-time error because SUB-PGM is a dataname.
(d) Compile-time error because A, B, C are used twice.

41. The hierarchy of the execution of logical operators is
(a) NOT AND OR
(b) AND OR NOT
(c) OR AND NOT
(d) OR NOT AND

42. The order of precedence of arithmetic operators in an expression can be
overridden with the use of
(a) []
(b) ()
(c) {}
(d) Any of the above

Consider the following passage for answering questions 43 to 47.

A program is written to accept an answer to the query "enough fo the Day?"
If the respons is "N" then the program accepts quantity purchased and rate
of the item and displays the amount to be collected. Then the above query
is again displayed and the loop continues. At the end of the day, when
the response to the above query is "Y", the day collections are displayed.

The program checks that the quantity purchased is between 25 and 125 and the 
rate of the item is between 10.00 and 75.00. If any of these two conditions
are violated, the program displays an appropriate message and asks for next
input. The amounts are displayed with proper editing. The program is written
assuming that there can be a maximum of 1000 transactions a day.

43. How many variables would you declare for the above problem?
(a) 3
(b) 4
(c) 5
(d) 7

44. What should be the PICTURE clause of the variable used to calculate
end of the day collections?
(a) 9(9)v99
(b) 9(8)v99
(c) 995)v99
(d) Information given is insufficient to arrive at the answer

45. What should be the PICTURE clause of the variable used to calculate 
to be collected.
(a) 9(9)v99
(b) 9(8)v99
(c) 9(5)v99
(d) Information given is insufficient to arrive at the answer

46. Assuming that the above program is being executed in a Department
Stores in MADRAS which of the following PICTURE clause will be 
suitable for DISPLAYing the end of the day collections?
(a) Z(5)V99
(b) Z(5).99
(c) ZZ,ZZ,ZZ,ZZ9.99
(d) Information given is insufficient to arrive at the answer

47. How many _____ statements do you think will be there in the program?
(a) 3
(b) 4
(c) 5
(d) Information given is insufficient to arrive at the answer

48. Which of the following paragraphs is compulsory in every COBOL program?
(a) SPECIAL-NAMES
(b) PROGRAM-ID
(c) FILE-CONTROL
(d) OBJECT-COMPUTER

49. Which of the following files can be OPENed in all the 4 modes? The four
modes are INPUT, I-O, OUTPUT and EXTEND.
(a) INDEXED
(b) RELATIVE 
(c) SEQUENTIAL 
(d) All of the above

50. Which of the following EDITind and PICTURE symbols is to be used if a
minus(-) is to appear before the value if the value is -ve and a plus(+)
is to appear before the value if the value is +ve?
(a) +
(b) -
(c) + OR
(d) It is not possible

solutions


1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, 15 20 25 30 35
b,b,c,c,c,a,d,a,b,a, c, c, b, b, b, c, b, d, a, a, c, b, d, a, d, d, b, c, d, b, a, c, a, c, a, b, d,

38 43 48

a, c, b, a, b, b, b, c, c, a, b, c, a

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