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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Essential Interview Quesitons...

1)What is OOPs?

Ans: Object oriented programming organizes a program around its data,i.e.,objects and a set of well defined interfaces to that data.An object-oriented program can be characterized as data controlling access to code.

2)what is the difference between Procedural and OOPs?

Ans: a) In procedural program, programming logic follows certain procedures and the instructions are executed one after another. In OOPs program, unit of program is object, which is nothing but combination of data and code.

b) In procedural program,data is exposed to the whole program whereas in OOPs program,it is accessible with in the object and which in turn assures the security of the code.

3)What are Encapsulation, Inheritance and Polymorphism?

Ans: Encapsulation is the mechanism that binds together code and data it manipulates and keeps both safe from outside interference and misuse.Inheritance is the process by which one object acquires the properties of another object.Polymorphism is the feature that allows one interface to be used general class actions.

4)What is the difference between Assignment and Initialization?

Ans: Assignment can be done as many times as desired whereas initialization can be done only once.

5)What are Class, Constructor and Primitive data types?

Ans: Class is a template for multiple objects with similar features and it is a blue print for objects. It defines a type of object according to the data the object can hold and the operations the object can perform. Constructor is a special kind of method that determines how an object is initialized when created.

Primitive data types are 8 types and they are:

byte, short, int, long

float, double




6)What is an Object and how do you allocate memory to it?

Ans: Object is an instance of a class and it is a software unit that combines a structured set of data with a set of  operations for inspecting and manipulating that data. When an object is created using new operator, memory is allocated to it.

7)What is the difference between constructor and method?  Ans: Constructor will be automatically invoked when an object is created whereas method has to be called explicitly.

8)What are methods and how are they defined?

Ans: Methods are functions that operate on instances of classes in which they are defined. Objects can communicate with each other using methods and can call methods in other classes.

Method definition has four parts.

they are name of the method,

 type of object or primitive type the method returns,

a list of parameters and the body of the method. A method’s signature is a combination of the first three parts mentioned above.

9)What is the use of bin and lib in JDK?

Ans: Bin contains all tools such as javac, appletviewer, awt tool, etc., whereas lib contains API and all packages.

10)What is casting?

Ans: Casting is used to convert the value of one type to another.

11)How many ways can an argument be passed to a subroutine and explain them?

Ans: An argument can be passed in two ways. They are passing by value and passing by reference.Passing by value: This method copies the value of an argument into the formal parameter of the subroutine.Passing by reference: In this method, a reference to an argument (not the value of the argument) is passed to the parameter.

12)What is the difference between an argument and a parameter?

Ans: While defining method, variables passed in the method are called parameters. While using those methods, values passed to those variables are called arguments.

13)What are different types of access modifiers?

Ans: public: Any thing declared as public can be accessed from anywhere.

private: Any thing declared as private can’t be seen outside of its class.

protected: Any thing declared as protected can be accessed by classes in the same package and subclasses in the other packages.

default modifier : Can be accessed only to classes in the same package.

14)What is final, finalize() and finally?

Ans: final : final keyword can be used for class, method and variables.A final class cannot be subclassed and it prevents other programmers from subclassing a secure class to invoke insecure methods.A final method can’ t be overriddenA final variable can’t change from its initialized value.finalize( ) : finalize( ) method is used just before an object is destroyed and can be called just prior to garbage collecollection   finally : finally, a key word used in exception handling, creates a block of code that will be executed after a try/catch block has completed and before the code following the try/catch block. The finally block will execute whether or not an exception is thrown. this For example, if a method opens a file upon exit, then you will not want the code that closes the file to be bypassed by the exception-handling mechanism. This finally keyword is designed to address


15)What is UNICODE?

Ans: Unicode is used for internal representation of characters and strings and it uses 16 bits to represent each other.

16)What is Garbage Collection and how to call it explicitly?

Ans: When an object is no longer referred to by any variable, java automatically reclaims memory used by that object. This is known as garbage collection.System.gc() method may be used to call it explicitly.

17)What is  finalize() method ?

Ans: finalize () method is used just before an object is destroyed and can be called just prior to garbage collection.

18)What are Transient and Volatile Modifiers?

Ans: Transient: The transient modifier applies to variables only and it is not stored as part of its object’s Persistent state. Transient variables are not serialized.Volatile: Volatile modifier applies to variables only and it tells the compiler that the variable modified by volatile can be changed unexpectedly by other parts of the program.

19)What is method overloading and method overriding?

Ans: Method overloading: When a method in a class having the same method name with different arguments is said to be method overloading.

Method overriding : When a method in a class having the same method name with same arguments is said to be method overriding.

20)What is difference between overloading and overriding?

Ans: a) In overloading, there is a relationship between methods available in the same class whereas in overriding, there is relationship between a superclass method and subclass method.

b)     Overloading does not block inheritance from the superclass whereas overriding blocks inheritance from the superclass.

c)     In overloading, separate methods share the same name whereas in overriding,subclass method replaces the superclass.

d)     Overloading must have different method signatures whereas overriding  must have same signature.


21) What is meant by Inheritance and what are its advantages?

Ans: Inheritance is the process of inheriting all the features from a class. The advantages of inheritance are reusability of code and accessibility of variables and methods of the super class by subclasses.

22)What is the difference between this() and super()?

Ans: this() can be used to invoke a constructor of the same class whereas super() can be used to invoke a super class constructor.

23)What is the difference between superclass and subclass?
Ans: A super class is a class that is inherited whereas sub class is a classthat does the inheriting.

24) What modifiers may be used with top-level class?

Ans: public, abstract and final can be used for top-level class.

25)What are inner class and anonymous class?

Ans: Inner class  : classes defined in other classes, including those defined in methods are called  inner classes. An inner class can have any accessibility including private.Anonymous class : Anonymous class is a class defined inside a method without a name and is instantiated and declared in the same place and cannot have explicit constructors.

26)What is a package?

Ans: A package is a collection of classes and interfaces that provides a high-level layer of access protection and name space management.
27)          What is a reflection package?

Ans: java.lang.reflect package has the ability to analyze itself in runtime.
28)          What is interface and its use?

Ans:Interface is similar to a class which may contain method’s signature only but not bodies and  it is

a formal set of method and constant declarations that must be defined by the class that implements it.

Interfaces are useful for:

a)Declaring methods that one or more classes are expected to implement

b)Capturing similarities between unrelated classes without forcing a class relationship.

c)Determining an object’s programming interface without revealing the actual body of the class.
29)          What is an abstract class?

Ans: An abstract class is a class designed with implementation gaps for subclasses to fill in and is deliberately incomplete.
30)          What is the difference between Integer and int?

Ans: a) Integer is a class defined in the java.lang package, whereas int is a primitive data type defined in the Java language itself. Java does not automatically convert from one to the other.

b)     Integer can be used as an argument for a method that requires an object, whereas int can be used for

31)           What is a cloneable interface and how many methods does it contain?

Ans- It is not having any method because it is a TAGGED or MARKER interface.
32)          What is the difference between abstract class and interface?

Ans: a) All the methods declared inside an interface are abstract whereas abstract class must have at least one abstract method and others may be concrete or abstract.

b) In abstract class, key word abstract must be used for the methods whereas interface we need not use that keyword for the methods.

c)     Abstract class must have subclasses whereas interface can’t have subclasses.

33)          Can you have an inner class inside a method and  what variables can you access?

Ans: Yes, we can have an inner class inside a method and final variables can be accessed.
34)          What is the difference between String and String Buffer?

Ans: a) String objects are constants and immutable whereasStringBuffer objects are not.

b) String class supports constant strings whereas StringBuffer class supports growable and modifiable strings.
35)          What is the difference between Array and vector?

Ans: Array is a set of related data type and static whereas vector is a growable array of objects and dynamic.
36)          What is the difference between exception and error?

Ans: The exception class defines mild error conditions that your program encounters.Ex: Arithmetic Exception, FilenotFound exception Exceptions can occur when try to open the file, which does not exist

·          the network connection is disrupted

·          operands being manipulated are out of prescribed ranges

·          the class file you are interested in loading is missing

The error class defines serious error conditions that you should not  attempt to recover from. In most cases it is advisable to let the program terminate when such an error is encountered.

Ex: Running out of memory error, Stack overflow error.
45)          Are there any global variables in Java, which can be accessed by other part of your program?

Ans: No, it is not the main method in which you define variables. Global variables is not possible because concept of encapsulation is eliminated here.
63)          What are wrapper classes?

Ans: Wrapper classes are classes that allow primitive types to be accessed as objects.


11.What is the frontend in Java?.Also what is Backend?.

Frontend: Applet

Backend : Oracle, Ms-Access(Using JDBC).


21.Static binding occurs at

Compile Time


Both at compile and runtime.

22.          Virtual Methods are default in



C++ - Answer


6.             What are different types of Exceptions?.

Runtime exceptions, Errors, Program Exceptions


23.  Storage space in java is of the form






27.          What are AccessSpecifiers & Access Modifiers.

Access Specifiers: Give access previleges to outside applications or users. They are :-

Public: any one can access

private:only class members can access.cannot be inherited.

protected: can be accessed by a derived class.

default: can access data from the current directory.


Access Modifiers: Which gives additional meaning to data, methods and classes.

(i)    Final: cannot be modified at any point of time.


28.          Tools provided by JDK

(i)    javac - compiler

(ii)   java - interpretor

(iii) jdb - debugger

(iv)  javap - Disassembles

(v)   appletviewer - Applets

(vi)  javadoc - documentation generator

(vii) javah - ‘C’ header file generator



31.Compiling: Conversion of Programmer-readable Text into Bytecodes,which are platform independent,is known as Compiling.

32.Java Primitive Data Types:





Float-32-bit floating point

Double-64-bit floating point

Char-16-bit Unicode


33.What is a unicode?Unicode is a standard that supports International Characters.

34. What are blocks?.

They are statements appearing within braces {}.


35. What are types of Java applications?.

(i) Standalone applications(No browser).

(ii) Applets(Browser).


36. What is the method that gets invoked first in a stand alone application?.

The main()method.

37. What is throwing an Exception?.

The act of passing an Exception Object to the runtime system is called Throwing an Exception.

38. What are the packages in JDK?.

There are 8 packages

(i) java.lang(ii)java.util(iii) java.awt

(vi) java.awt.image(vii)java.awt.peer(viii)


39. What is a thread?.

Its a single sequential stream of execution.


8. Is null a keyword?

The null value is not a keyword.

4. How are Observer and Observable used?

Objects that subclass the Observable class maintain a list of observers. When an Observable object is updated it invokes the update() method of each of its observers to notify the observers that it has changed state. The Observer interface is implemented by objects that observe Observable objects.

13. What is the Collections API?

The Collections API is a set of classes and interfaces that support operations on collections of objects.

14. Which characters may be used as the second character of an identifier,but not as the first character of an identifier?

The digits 0 through 9 may not be used as the first character of an identifier but they may be used after the first character of an identifier.

15. What is the List interface?

The List interface provides support for ordered collections of objects.

16. How does Java handle integer overflows and underflows?

It uses those low order bytes of the result that can fit into the size of the type allowed by the operation.

17. What is the Vector class?

The Vector class provides the capability to implement a growable array of


18. What modifiers may be used with an inner class that is a member of an outerclass?

A (non-local) inner class may be declared as public, protected, private, static, final, or abstract.

19. What is an Iterator interface?

The Iterator interface is used to step through the elements of a Collection.

20. What is the difference between the >> and >>> operators?

The >> operator carries the sign bit when shifting right. The >>> zero-fills bits that have been shifted out.

22. How many bits are used to represent Unicode, ASCII, UTF-16, and UTF-8characters?

Unicode requires 16 bits and ASCII require 7 bits. Although the ASCII character set uses only 7 bits, it is usually represented as 8 bits. UTF-8 represents characters using 8, 16, and 18 bit patterns. UTF-16 uses 16-bit and larger bit patterns.

25. Is sizeof a keyword?

The sizeof operator is not a keyword

26. What are wrapped classes?

Wrapped classes are classes that allow primitive types to be accessed as objects.

27. Does garbage collection guarantee that a program will not run out ofmemory?

Garbage collection does not guarantee that a program will not run out ofmemory. It is possible for programs to use up memory resources faster than they are garbage collected. It is also possible for programs to create objects that are not subject to garbage collection

28. What restrictions are placed on the location of a package statement within a source code file?

A package statement must appear as the first line in a source code file (excluding blank lines and comments).

29. Can an object’s finalize() method be invoked while it is reachable?

An object’s finalize() method cannot be invoked by the garbage collector while the object is still reachable. However, an object’s finalize() method may be invoked by other objects.

36. What is a native method?

A native method is a method that is implemented in a language other than Java.

37. Can a for statement loop indefinitely?

Yes, a for statement can loop indefinitely. For example, consider the following: for(;;) ;

38. What are order of precedence and associativity, and how are they used?

Order of precedence determines the order in which operators are evaluated inexpressions. Associatity determines whether an expression is evaluatedleft-to-right or right-to-left

40. To what value is a variable of the String type automatically initialized?

The default value of an String type is null.

41. What is the catch or declare rule for method declarations?

If a checked exception may be thrown within the body of a method, the method must either catch the exception or declare it in its throws clause.

46. Can an anonymous class be declared as implementing an interface and extending a class?

An anonymous class may implement an interface or extend a superclass, but may not be declared to do both.

47. What is the range of the short type?

The range of the short type is -(2^15) to 2^15 - 1.

48. What is the range of the char type?

The range of the char type is 0 to 2^16 - 1.

51. What is the purpose of finalization?

The purpose of finalization is to give an unreachable object the opportunity to perform any cleanup processing before the object is garbage collected.

54. What is the difference between the Boolean & operator and the && operator?

If an expression involving the Boolean & operator is evaluated, both operands are evaluated. Then the & operator is applied to the operand. When an expression involving the && operator is evaluated, the first operand is evaluated. If the first operand returns a value of true then the second operand is evaluated. The && operator is then applied to the first and second operands.  If the first operand evaluates to false, the evaluation of the second operand is skipped.

58. What is the purpose of the Runtime class?

The purpose of the Runtime class is to provide access to the Java runtime system.

59. How many times may an object’s finalize() method be invoked by the garbage collector?

An object’s finalize() method may only be invoked once by the garbage collector.

60. What is the purpose of the finally clause of a try-catch-finally statement?

The finally clause is used to provide the capability to execute code no matter whether or not an exception is thrown or caught.

61. What is the argument type of a program’s main() method?

A program’s main() method takes an argument of the String[] type.

62. Which Java operator is right associative?

The = operator is right associative.

63. What is the Locale class?

The Locale class is used to tailor program output to the conventions of a particular geographic, political, or cultural region.

64. Can a double value be cast to a byte?

Yes, a double value can be cast to a byte.

65. What is the difference between a break statement and a continue statement?

A break statement results in the termination of the statement to which it applies (switch, for, do, or while). A continue statement is used to end the current loop iteration and return control to the loop statement.

66. What must a class do to implement an interface?

It must provide all of the methods in the interface and identify the interface in its implements clause.

71. How are commas used in the intialization and iteration  parts of a for statement?

Commas are used to separate multiple statements within the initialization and iteration parts of a for statement.

73. What is an abstract method?

An abstract method is a method whose implementation is deferred to a subclass.

74. How are Java source code files named?

A Java source code file takes the name of a public class or interface that isdefined within the file. A source code file may contain at most one public class or interface. If a public class or interface is defined within a source code file, then the source code file must take the name of the public class or interface. If no public class or interface is defined within a source code file, then the file must take on a name that is different than its classes and interfaces. Source code files use the .java extension.


78. Can a Byte object be cast to a double value?

No, an object cannot be cast to a primitive value.

79. What is the difference between a static and a non-static inner class?

A non-static inner class may have object instances that are associated with instances of the class’s outer class. A static inner class does not have any object instances.

80. What is the difference between the String and StringBuffer classes?

String objects are constants. StringBuffer objects are not.

81. If a variable is declared as private, where may the variable be accessed?

A private variable may only be accessed within the class in which it is declared.

85. What is the % operator?

It is referred to as the modulo or remainder operator. It returns the remainder of dividing the first operand by the second operand.

86. When can an object reference be cast to an interface reference?

An object reference be cast to an interface reference when the object implements the referenced interface.

88. Which class is extended by all other classes?

The Object class is extended by all other classes.

89. Can an object be garbage collected while it is still reachable?

A reachable object cannot be garbage collected. Only unreachable objects may be garbage collected..

90. Is the ternary operator written x : y ? z or x ? y : z ?

It is written x ? y : z.

91. What is the difference between the Font and FontMetrics classes?

The FontMetrics class is used to define implementation-specific properties, such as ascent and descent, of a Font object.

92. How is rounding performed under integer division?

The fractional part of the result is truncated. This is known as rounding toward zero.

95. What classes of exceptions may be caught by a catch clause?

A catch clause can catch any exception that may be assigned to the Throwable type. This includes the Error and Exception types.

96. If a class is declared without any access modifiers, where may the class be accessed?

A class that is declared without any access modifiers is said to have package access. This means that the class can only be accessed by other classes and interfaces that are defined within the same package.

99. Does a class inherit the constructors of its superclass?

A class does not inherit constructors from any of its superclasses.

101. What is the purpose of the System class?

The purpose of the System class is to provide access to system resources.

104. Is &&= a valid Java operator?

No, it is not.

105. Name the eight primitive Java types.

The eight primitive types are byte, char, short, int, long, float, double, and boolean.

106. Which class should you use to obtain design information about an object?

The Class class is used to obtain information about an object’s design.

108. Is “abc” a primitive value?

The String literal “abc” is not a primitive value. It is a String object.

110. What restrictions are placed on the values of each case of a switch statement?

During compilation, the values of each case of a switch statement must evaluate to a value that can be promoted to an int value.

111. What modifiers may be used with an interface declaration?

An interface may be declared as public or abstract.

112. Is a class a subclass of itself?

A class is a subclass of itself.

116. What is the difference between a while statement and a do  statement?

A while statement checks at the beginning of a loop to see whether the next loop iteration should occur. A do statement checks at the end of a loop to see whether the next iteration of a loop should occur. The do statement will always execute the body of a loop at least once.

120. What modifiers can be used with a local inner class?

A local inner class may be final or abstract.

121. What is the difference between static and non-static variables?

A static variable is associated with the class as a whole rather than with specific instances of a class. Non-static variables take on unique values with each object instance.

124. Can an exception be rethrown?

Yes, an exception can be rethrown.

125. Which Math method is used to calculate the absolute value of a number?

The abs() method is used to calculate absolute values.

126. How does multithreading take place on a computer with a single CPU?

The operating system’s task scheduler allocates execution time to multiple tasks. By quickly switching between executing tasks, it creates the impression that tasks execute sequentially.

127. When does the compiler supply a default constructor for a class?

The compiler supplies a default constructor for a class if no other constructors are provided.

128. When is the finally clause of a try-catch-finally statement executed?

The finally clause of the try-catch-finally statement is always executed unless the thread of execution terminates or an exception occurs within the execution of the finally clause.

130. If a method is declared as protected, where may the method be accessed?

A protected method may only be accessed by classes or interfaces of the same package or by subclasses of the

class in which it is declared.

132. Which non-Unicode letter characters may be used as the first character of an identifier?

The non-Unicode letter characters $ and _ may appear as the first character of an identifier

133. What restrictions are placed on method overloading?

Two methods may not have the same name and argument list but different return types.

135. What is casting?

There are two types of casting, casting between primitive numeric types and casting between object references. Casting between numeric types is used to convert larger values, such as double values, to smaller values, such as byte values. Casting between object references is used to refer to an object by a compatible class, interface, or array type reference.

136. What is the return type of a program’s main() method?

A program’s main() method has a void return type.

139. What class of exceptions are generated by the Java run-time system?

The Java runtime system generates RuntimeException and Error exceptions.

141. What is the difference between a field variable and a local variable?

A field variable is a variable that is declared as a member of a class. A local variable is a variable that is declared local to a method.

142. Under what conditions is an object’s finalize() method invoked by the garbage collector?

The garbage collector invokes an object’s finalize() method when it detects that the object has become unreachable.

143. How are this() and super() used with constructors?

this() is used to invoke a constructor of the same class. super() is used to invoke a superclass constructor.

144. What is the relationship between a method’s throws clause and the exceptions that can be thrown during the method’s execution?

A method’s throws clause must declare any checked exceptions that are not caught within the body of the method.

146. How is it possible for two String objects with identical values not to be equal under the == operator?

The == operator compares two objects to determine if they are the same object in memory. It is possible for two String objects to have the same value, but located indifferent areas of memory.

147. Why are the methods of the Math class static?

So they can be invoked as if they are a mathematical code library.

150. What are the legal operands of the instanceof operator?

The left operand is an object reference or null value and the right operand is a class, interface, or array type.

153. If an object is garbage collected, can it become reachable again?

Once an object is garbage collected, it ceases to exist.  It can no longer become reachable again.

154. What is the Set interface?

The Set interface provides methods for accessing the elements of a finite mathematical set. Sets do not allow duplicate elements.

155. What classes of exceptions may be thrown by a throw statement?

A throw statement may throw any expression that may be assigned to the Throwable type.

156. What are E and PI?

E is the base of the natural logarithm and PI is mathematical value pi.

157. Are true and false keywords?

The values true and false are not keywords.

158. What is a void return type?

A void return type indicates that a method does not return a value.

161. What happens when you add a double value to a String?

The result is a String object.

162. What is your platform’s default character encoding?

If you are running Java on English Windows platforms, it is probably Cp1252. If you are running Java on English Solaris platforms, it is most likely 8859_1..

163. Which package is always imported by default?

The java.lang package is always imported by default.

164. What interface must an object implement before it can be written to a

stream as an object?

An object must implement the Serializable or Externalizable interface before it can be written to a stream as an object.

165. How are this and super used?

this is used to refer to the current object instance. super is used to refer to the variables and methods of the superclass of the current object instance.

166. What is the purpose of garbage collection?

The purpose of garbage collection is to identify and discard objects that are no longer needed by a program so that their resources may be reclaimed and reused.

167. What is a compilation unit?

A compilation unit is a Java source code file.

169. What restrictions are placed on method overriding?

Overridden methods must have the same name, argument list, and return type.The overriding method may not limit the access of the method it overrides.The overriding method may not throw any exceptions that may not be thrown by the overridden method.

171. What happens if an exception is not caught?

An uncaught exception results in the uncaughtException() method of the thread’s ThreadGroup being invoked, which eventually results in the termination of the program in which it is thrown.

173. Which arithmetic operations can result in the throwing of an ArithmeticException?

Integer / and % can result in the throwing of an ArithmeticException.

175. Can an abstract class be final?

An abstract class may not be declared as final.

176. What is the ResourceBundle class?

The ResourceBundle class is used to store locale-specific resources that can be loaded by a program to tailor the program’s appearance to the particular locale in which it is being run.

177. What happens if a try-catch-finally statement does not have a catch clause to handle an exception that is thrown within the body of the try statement?

The exception propagates up to the next higher level try-catch statement (if any) or results in the program’s termination.

178. What is numeric promotion?

Numeric promotion is the conversion of a smaller numeric type to a larger numeric type, so that integer and floating-point operations may take place. In numerical promotion, byte, char, and short values are converted to int values. The int values are also converted to long values, if necessary. The long and float values are converted to double values, as required.

180. What is the difference between a public and a non-public class?

A public class may be accessed outside of its package. A non-public class may not be accessed outside of its package.

181. To what value is a variable of the boolean type automatically initialized?

The default value of the boolean type is false.

182. Can try statements be nested?

Try statements may be tested.

183. What is the difference between the prefix and postfix forms of the ++operator?

The prefix form performs the increment operation and returns the value of  the increment operation. The postfix form returns the current value all of the expression and then performs the increment operation on that value.

184. What is the purpose of a statement block?

A statement block is used to organize a sequence of statements as a single statement group.

185. What is a Java package and how is it used?

A Java package is a naming context for classes and interfaces. A package is used to create a separate name space for groups of classes and interfaces.  Packages are also used to organize related classes and interfaces into a single API unit and to control accessibility to these classes and interfaces.

186. What modifiers may be used with a top-level class?

A top-level class may be public, abstract, or final.

187. What are the Object and Class classes used for?

The Object class is the highest-level class in the Java class hierarchy. The Class class is used to represent the classes and interfaces that are loaded by a Java program.

188. How does a try statement determine which catch clause should be usedto handle an exception?

When an exception is thrown within the body of a try statement, the catch clauses of the try statement are examined in the order in which they appear.  The first catch clause that is capable of handling the exception is executed.The remaining catch clauses are ignored.

189. Can an unreachable object become reachable again?

An unreachable object may become reachable again. This can happen when the object’s finalize() method is invoked and the object performs an operation which causes it to become accessible to reachable objects.

190. When is an object subject to garbage collection?

An object is subject to garbage collection when it becomes unreachable to the program in which it is used.

197. What is the difference between an if statement and a switch statement?

The if statement is used to select among two alternatives. It uses a boolean expression to decide which alternative should be executed. The switch statement is used to select among multiple alternatives. It uses an int expression to determine which alternative should be executed.

198. What happens when you add a double value to a String?

The result is a String object.

199. What is the List interface?

The List interface provides support for ordered collections of objects.


































Directions for questions 1-10: Expand the following terms (HexaWare)

1. ODBC  Ans. Open Database Connectivity.

2. HTML Ans. Hyper Text Markup Language

3. RISC  Ans. Reduced Instruction Set Computing

4. ASCII                Ans. American Standard Code For Information Interchange

5.ANSI  Ans. American National Standard Institute.

6. XML    Ans. Extended Markup Language

7. FLOPS                Ans. Floating Point Operating Per Second

8. SQL                    Ans. Sequential Query Language

9. QBE    Ans. Query By Example

10. ALE   Ans. Address Latch Enable

11. What is lagging in DBMS ?             Ans. Reduced Redundancy.

Directions 12 to 20: For the following questions find the odd man out

12. Unix



MSDOS          Ans. CMOS

13. Oracle



LISP               Ans. LISP

14. Laser



Mouse             Ans. Mouse

15. Dir



      Copy  Ans. Csh

16. Bit



Digit               Ans. Digit

17. Hard Disk

Floppy Drive


Cache              Ans. Cache

18. SQL



ORACLE         Ans. Oracle

19. C++



PASCAL          Ans. PASCAL

20. Projection Operation

Selection Operation


Set Difference Operation                           Ans. Intersection

21. Which of the following is a universal gate ?

(a) OR

(b) AND


(d) NOR  Ans. NOR

22. The default back end of the VB is

(a) Oracle

(b) Sybase

© Informics           Ans. Sybase

23. What is meant by Superconductivity?         Ans. No reistance

24. Viscosity                                                                          Ans. Friction

25. What is the Lock Based Protocol used for? Ans. Concurrency Control in DBMS

Directions for question 25 to 32: Convert the decimal numbers on the left to the required form

25. 9’s complement of 28     Ans. 71

26. Binary of 58                   Ans. 111010

27. Octal of 359                   Ans.547

28. Hexadecimal of 650      Ans.28A

29. BCD of 18                                        Ans.0001 1000

30. BCD of 34.8                    Ans.0011 0100.1000

31. Excess-3 code of 6         Ans.1001

32. Excess-3 code of 9        Ans.1100

33.  If Ax + By = 1F16; Cx + Dy = 2510 .Find the value of x and y

34. Semaphore is used for

(a) synchronization

(b) dead-lock avoidence

© box

(d) none                                                                                  Ans.  A

35. For addressing 1 MB memory, the  number of address lines required,




(d) 24                                                                                                      Ans.  b

36. Which of the following remains in memory temporarily

(a) Resident portion of COMMAND.COM

(b) Transient portion of COMMAND.COM


(d) Disk BIOS                                                                                        Ans.  b

37. Pick the odd man out

(a) IO.SYS



(d) COMMAND.COM                                                            Ans.  C

38. OS/2 is a

(a) Single User OS

(b) Multi User OS

© Multi Tasking OS

(d) None of these                                                                  Ans.  C

39. Bootstrap loader program is a program belonging to

(a) ROM startup software

(b) ROM extension software

© ROM BIOS software

(d) ROM Basic software                                                       Ans.  A

40. The entry of starting cluster of a file is present in

(a) Boot Parameters

(b) Directory


(d) Partition Table and master boot program                      Ans.  C


10. In a square, all the mid points are joined. The inner square is shaded.

If the area of the square is A, what is the area of the shaded area?

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