Can a constructor be synchronized in Java?

No, a constructor cannot be synchronized in Java. The JVM ensures that only one thread can invoke a constructor call at a given point in time. That is why no need to declare a constructor as synchronized and it is illegain Java. However, we can use synchronized blocks inside a constructor.

If we are trying to put a synchronized keyword before a constructor, the compiler says that "error: modifier synchronized not allowed here".


public class SynchronizedConstructorTest {
      // declaration of synchronized constructor
      public synchronized SynchronizedConstructorTest() {
         System.out.println("Synchronized Constructor");
      public static void main(String args[]) {
         SynchronizedConstructorTest test = new SynchronizedConstructorTest();

Output error: modifier synchronized not allowed here
public synchronized SynchronizedConstructorTest() {
1 error