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iMocha’s COBOL online test is the preferred pre-employment test for recruiters and hiring managers to hire job-fit candidates for roles such as Jr. COBOL Developer, Software Engineer Developer – COBOL, and Micro Focus COBOL Developer. This COBOL skill test reduces hiring time by 45% and increases interview to selection ratio by 62%.

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COBOL Assessment Test

COBOL is a computer programming language. It is a common business-oriented language which is used for writing application programs. These applications include defense domain, insurance domain, etc. which require huge data processing. The Online COBOL test is mainly designed to assess the candidates in the area of JCL, DB2, COBOL programming, CICS, unit testing, analytical skills, mainframes, etc.

This test consists of meaningful questions on Write Out-Rec statement, procedure - division statement, merge verb, rewrite verb, string verb, access mode clause and many more.

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Test Summary

Using powerful reporting, you will have a detailed analysis of test results to help you make better decisions and predict candidate and employee success. The COBOL Online test enables employers and recruiters to identify potential hires by evaluating working skills and job readiness. For this reason, emphasis is laid upon evaluating the knowledge of applied skills gained through real work experience rather than theoretical knowledge.

This test may contain MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions), MAQs (Multiple Answer Questions), Fill in Blanks, Whiteboard Questions, Audio/Video Questions, LogicBox (AI-based pseudo coding platform), Job-based Simulations, True or False Questions, etc.

The test contains 20 questions on COBOL to assess the candidates in that particular area.

Useful for hiring
  • Jr. Cobol Developer
  • Software Engineer Developer - Cobol
  • Micro Focus Cobol Developer
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Write Out-Rec statement

iMocha’s COBOL online test evaluates candidate’s ability to work on OUTREC control statement which allows to reformat the input records after they are sorted, merged or copied

String Verb

This test checks candidate’s proficiency in string handling in COBOL where string verb is used to concatenate the strings

Rewrite Verb

Our test assesses candidate’s understanding about file handling verbs in COBOL where rewrite verb is used to update the records

Procedure - Division Statement

This test helps in assessment of candidate’s knowledge about COBOL procedure division statement which contains the actual operations to be performed to complete the task

Merge Verb

Our COBOL skill test evaluates candidate’s ability to work with MERGE statement which combines two or more identically sequenced files

Access Mode Clause

Our COBOL test evaluates candidate’s ability to use access mode clause in COBOL which defines how COBOL reads and writes files
Sample Question
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Which of the following statement is TRUE about the 88 level entry?


  • It is used for individual data item in working-storage section.
  • It is used for items with rename clause.
  • It is used for a data item which redefines another data item.
  • It is used for a condition name which can have either a true or false.
  • None of the mentioned
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