JCL Online Quiz


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Following quiz provides Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) related to JCL Framework. You will have to read all the given answers and click over the correct answer. If you are not sure about the answer then you can check the answer using Show Answer button. You can use Next Quiz button to check new set of questions in the quiz.

Questions and Answers

Answer : C

Explanation

JCL stands for Job Control Language which provides the specifications necessary to process a job.

Answer : C

Explanation

The Operating System uses Job Entry System (JES) to receive jobs into the Operating System, to schedule them for processing and to control the output.

Answer : B

Explanation

Time parameter specifies the time span to be used by the processor to execute the job. Syntax : TIME=(mm, ss) or TIME=ss

Q 4 - A SET statement is used to define commonly used symbolic across job steps or procedures. It initializes the previous values in the symbolic names. It has to be defined before the first use of the symbolic names in the JCL. State whether true or false?

A - True

B - False

Answer : A

Explanation

This statement is correct.

Answer : B

Explanation

The Data Control Block (DCB) parameter details the physical characteristics of a dataset. This parameter is required for datasets that are newly created in the job step. LRECL is the length of each record held within the dataset. RECFM is the record format of the dataset.

Q 6 - How you will the direct the data to spool using SYSOUT option?

A - SYSOUT=DISP

B - SYSOUT=spool

C - SYSOUT=file-name

D - SYSOUT=*

Answer : D

Explanation

Code SYSOUT=*, then the data will be directed to spool.

Q 7 - FORCE option in GDG's deletes the GDG versions and the GDG base. If any of the GDG versions are set with an expiration date which is yet to expire, then those are not deleted and hence the GDG base is retained. State whether true or false?

A - False

B - True

Answer : B

Explanation

This is self explanatory.

Q 8 - Can a Catalogued procedure call an In-stream procedure?

A - No

B - Yes

Answer : B

Explanation

Yes, a catalog procedure can call a in-stream procedure.

Q 9 - What prefix character we use for symbolic parameter?

A - %

B - @

C - &

D - $

Answer : C

Explanation

We use & for symbolic parameters.

Q 10 - How to mark the end of in-stream data?

A - END

B - //*

C - /*

D - PEND

Answer : C

Explanation

?* is used to mark the end of in-stream data.

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