IBM RPG (Report Program Generator) 400 Quiz Test

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iMocha’s IBM RPG 400 test is the ideal pre-hire test for recruiters and hiring managers to assess candidates objectively. This test is useful for hiring RPG Developer, RPG Programmer, RPG Expert, and RPG Analyst. Our customers have reported 62% increase in interview-to-selection ratio after using this IBM RPG 400 online test.

About IBM RPG (Report Program Generator) 400 Quiz Test

IBM RPG 400 test helps recruiters & hiring managers to effectively assess the skills of the RPG before an interview. RPG (Report Program Generator) is a programming language that originated as a report-building program used in DEC and IBM minicomputer operating systems and evolved into a fully procedural programming language. RPG/400 is a mature product and all RPG/400 programs will run on a current 400, they can be edited and maintained as RPG/400, edited, and compiled. This RPG 400 quiz is designed to check the development and programming skills of RPG/400 Developer - As per industry standards.

This IBM RPG/400 assessment test is designed & validated by our experienced Subject Matter Experts (SME). Using powerful reporting, you can have a detailed analysis of the test results to help you make a better hiring decision and predict the candidate’s performance.

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Test Summary

This IBM RPG 400 programming test enables employers to identify potential RPG 400 developers/programmers by evaluating working skills by having the following traits:

  • Experience in RPG Programming language. 
  • Good knowledge of Debugging Techniques, Display File and Printer File, Array, and Tables Processing.
  • Experience and knowledge of Arithmetic Operations, String Operations, and Built-in Functions.
  • Familiarity with Exception Handling and Error Handling.

The RPG 400 skill test is designed considering EEOC guidelines, it will help you assess & hire diverse talent without any bias.

IBM RPG 400 Online Test may contain MCQ's (Multiple Choice Questions), MAQ's (Multiple Answer Questions), Fill in the Blanks, Descriptive, Whiteboard Questions, Audio / Video Questions, LogicBox (AI-based Pseudo-Coding Platform), Coding Simulators, True or False Questions, etc.

Test Duration: 20 minutes

No. of Questions: 10

Level of Expertise: Entry/Mid/Expert

Useful for hiring

  • RPG Developer
  • RPG Programmer
  • RPG Expert
  • RPG Analyst

Topics Covered

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Display File and Printer File

iMocha’s RPG quiz test assists recruiters and hiring managers to evaluate candidate’s understanding about display file that provides screen menus to interact with user and printer file follows system data to operate between application and printer to give output

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Debugging Techniques

Our assessment validates applicant’s ability to detect, diagnose, and eliminate errors in a program using debugging techniques

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Array and Tables Processing

This RPG test helps to evaluate candidate’s understanding about array and tables that holds some value of same data type

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Arithmetic Operations

Our IBM RPG 400 online test helps to assess applicant’s knowledge about arithmetic operations that helps to perform mathematic operations between two operands

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String Operations

This test evaluates a candidate’s understanding about string operations that are performed only in character fields such as concatenation, scanning, substringing, translation, and verification in IBM RPG 400

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Built-in Functions

This assessment evaluates a candidate’s knowledge about built-in functions in IBM RPG 400

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Exception Handling

This IBM RPG/400 assessment test evaluates candidate’s ability to handle exception when a program does not work properly or gets interrupted in processing

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Error Handling

Our assessment checks applicant’s ability to find and handle errors in program and debug them accordingly

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Externally described File Access and Operations

This RPG 400 skill test evaluates candidate’s proficient knowledge about externally described file access and operations on that file

Sample Questions

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Question types:

Multiple Option





Q 1. What is the result of running the following CL command?
TESTLIB will be set as thecurrent library.
TESTLIB will be the first libraryin the job's library list.
TESTLIB will become the first entry in the initial library list for the user’s job
TESTLIB will be placed at the top of the user protion of the job's library list.

Question types:

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Q 2. These move operations:
C     *ISO          MOVE      BCEXDT        MDYDATE
C     *ISO          MOVE      BCSTDT        MDYDATE  
can be converted to:
MDYDate = bcexdt: *date;
MDYDate = bcstdt: *date;
MDYDate = newdate(bcexdt: *ISO);
MDYDate = newdate(bcstdt: *ISO);
MDYDate = %date(bcexdt: *ISO);
MDYDate = %date(bcstdt: *ISO);
None of the mentioned

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Q 3. How to convert RPG400 source to RPGLE?
None of the mentioned

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