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JCL Test

iMocha’s online JCL test enables recruiters and hiring managers to hire a job-fit candidate quickly and make unbiased hiring decisions. This test reduces technical screening time by 80% and increases the interview-to-selection ratio by 62%. Our tests help hire JCL Mainframe Developer.

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JCL Test Assessment

Job Control Language (JCL) is a command language used for IBM Mainframe Operating Systems to instruct the system on how to run a batch job or start a subsystem. It identifies the program to be executed and submits it for execution in batch mode.

This test is specially designed to check the application and practical skills of a Job Control Language (JCL) developer – as per Industry Standards. Our Job Control Language (JCL) skill test is created and validated by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).

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Test Summary

The test contains MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions), MAQs (Multiple Answer Questions), Fill in the Blank, Descriptive, True, or False. Using powerful reporting, you will have a detailed test results analysis to help you make better decisions and predict candidate and employee success.

JCL Online test enables employers and recruiters to identify potential hires by evaluating working skills and job readiness. For this reason, the emphasis is laid upon evaluating the knowledge of applied skills gained through real work experience rather than theoretical knowledge.

The combination of application and theory questions helps evaluate candidates' technical and practical skills.

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  • Mainframe Developer - JCL
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iMocha’s JCL online test helps recruiters and hiring managers evaluate candidates’ understanding of MVC JES3, which controls output processing.

SYSOUT Dataset

This test evaluates the candidate’s knowledge of the SYSOUT Dataset, which is used to display the output of the JCL in the SPOOL Area.

JCL Statements

Our test evaluates the candidate’s ability to use Job Control Language (JCL) statements which control the sequence each program runs.

In-stream or Cataloged Procedures

Our test assesses the candidate’s understanding of in-stream procedures, a set of job control statements that are re-executed within a job. It is known as a cataloged procedure when the procedure is separated from the JCL and coded in a different data store.


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Q 1. What statement can be used to send data to another MVS JES3 node?

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