IBM PL/I Online Test

Topics covered

Looping, Logical Flow, Language Components, Data types, Procedures

  • MAQ (Multiple Answer Question)
  • MCQ (Multiple Choice Question)
  • Descriptive Question
  • White Board Simulator
  • Coding Simulator
  • Audio Question
  • Video Question
  • Case Study Question

IBM PL/I Test is created & validated by global subject matter experts (SMEs) to assess skills of a PL1 developer as per industry standards.

PL/I (Programming Language One) is IBM system programming language designed for scientific, engineering, business and system programming uses. PL/I is a third-generation (3GL) programming language developed in the early 1960s as an alternative to assembler language. 

Online PL/I test helps recruiters & hiring managers helps recruiters & hiring managers to gauge whether the candidate is skilled enough to work as a PL/I programmer.

IBM PL1 online test questions on following topics:

  • Looping

  • Logical Flow

  • Language Components

  • Data types

  • Procedures

Since you can conduct the test online & the features like online proctoring, windows violation records make the screening secure, you can ask the candidate to appear for IBM PL/I skill test from any desired place as per their convenience. It will help you to eliminate the needs of infrastructure & travel reimbursement.

Our hiring analytics will provide you with the detailed analysis of skills related strengths & weaknesses of the candidates that will help you in making right hiring decisions.

This pre-employment test is useful for hiring:
  • PL1 Developer
  • PL1 Programmer

Test details:

Identify potential PL1 developers using IBM PL/I assessment test by evaluating working skills and job readiness of the applicants. For this reason, an emphasis is laid upon evaluating the knowledge of applied skills gained through real work experience, rather than theoretical knowledge.

The test may contain MCQ's (Multiple Choice Questions), MAQ's (Multiple Answer Questions), Fill in the Blank, Descriptive, Whiteboard Questions, Audio / Video Questions, True or False.

Test Duration: 20 minutes

20 Application Questions

The test contains a combination of application and theory questions that helps you to evaluate technical as well as practical skills of candidates.


Question #1 of 3

In a PL/I program, you see that the ALLOCATE method is being used to assign storage space to some variables. These variables can belong to which of the storage classes given below?

Note: There can be multiple correct answers to this question.

    • STATIC


    • BASED


Question #2 of 3

Given below are the descriptions of three files and the parameters used in the OPEN statement.

A) Has STREAM output with PRINT attribute
B) Has RECORD output without PRINT output
C) Has RECORD output with PRINT attribute


Select the option that correctly shows the parameters that can be specified for the above files while using the OPEN statement.

    • A: a, b
      B: a, b
      C: a, b

    • A: None
      B: b
      C: a

    • A: b
      B: a
      C: a, b

    • A: a, b
      B: None
      C: a

Question #3 of 3

Given below are some FILE operations used in PL/I. Which of the following options correctly specifies the files(given below) with which these operations can be used?


a) RECORD file
b) STREAM file

    • (A: a)(B: b)(C: a)

    • (A: a,b)(B: b)(C: a)

    • (A: b)(B: a)(C: a, b)

    • (A: b)(B: b)(C: a)

Candidate Name: David Messi Test Date: 28-May-2014
Test Name: IBM PL/I Test Test Start Time: 13.30

Score: 18 Out Of 20

Percentage: 90

Result: PASS

passing score image
Section Name FAIL PASS
Score: 18/20
Strength PL/I
Weakness -
* Note: If score <= 40 then its a Weakness. If score >= 80 then its a Strength.
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100%
Tolerable Limit Not acceptable
Window Violation: 0 | Time Violation: 0 secs
Gender : Male Phone Number : +1-541-754-3010
Total Experience (Years) : 3 Total Experience (Months) : 5
Skill Set : PL/I Current Employer : Interview Mocha
Current Job Title : Solution Architect Current Salary : 600.00
Expected Salary : 1000000.00 Current Location : Chicago

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