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Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU) 2006 M.C.A Computer Aplications COBOL AND BUSINESS DATA PROCESSING - Question Paper

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Second Semester


Time: 3 Hours Maximum :75 Marks

ans any 5 ques..
All ques. carry equal marks.

I. (a) Differentiate ranging from data and info. provide examples. (4 marks)
(b) Explain the various methods of preparation of record layouts. (7 marks)
(c) Comment on Editing and checking (4 marks)

II. (a) Explain briefly records and files. Distinguish Master and transaction files
with examples. (6 marks)
(b) Write short notes on:
(i) Sequential files
(ii) Random files
(iii) Indexed files
(9 marks)
III. (a) Explain literals and figurative constants in COBOL (6 marks)

(b) How many divisions are there in a COBOL source program? Indicate
whether all the divisions are necessary for a program. Indicate the order
in which these divisions will appear in a program. (5 marks)

(c) Cite the various classes and categories of Data symbols that may be
used in PICTURE character string. (4 marks)

IV. (a) Explain the general form of Data movement verb ‘MOVE’ with an example.
(7 marks)
(b) Differentiate imperative, conditional and compiler directing COBOL statements
(8 marks)

V. (a) Explain the statement ‘PERFORM’ used o execute a group of consecutive statements written elsewhere in a program. (9 marks)
(b) Write short notes on Nested IF statements (6 marks)

VI. (a) Explain the search techniques and its associated statements in COBOL. (8 marks)
(b) Explain table handling in COBOL. explain with a simple example how a 1 dimensional table is represented. (7 marks)

VII. (a) Write short notes on report generation (5 marks)
(b) What is structured programming? discuss the objectives and methodologies of structured programming. (10 marks)

VIII. A large organization with 10,000 + employees intends to implement voluntary retirement scheme for its employees completing 45 years of age or more on first April 2004. Write a COBOL program to print a report showing all details such as name of employee, employee number, division to which attached, designation of employee, date of birth. discuss the program logic also. presume all data are available in a master file. You can make your own assumptions and assumptions made if any may be discussed and justified if necessary. (15 marks)

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