What is the difference between checked and unchecked exceptions in Java?

Java 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

A checked exception is an exception that occurs at the compile time, these are also called as compile time exceptions. These exceptions cannot simply be ignored at the time of compilation; the programmer should take care of (handle) these exceptions.


If you use FileReader class in your program to read data from a file, if the file specified in its constructor doesn't exist, then a FileNotFoundException occurs, and the compiler prompts the programmer to handle the exception.

import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileReader;

public class FilenotFound_Demo {
   public static void main(String args[]) {
      File file = new File("E://file.txt");
      FileReader fr = new FileReader(file);


C:\>javac FilenotFound_Demo.java
FilenotFound_Demo.java:8: error: unreported exception
FileNotFoundException; must be caught or declared to be thrown
    FileReader fr = new FileReader(file);
1 error
Updated on 25-Feb-2020 10:45:28