JCL Test Assessment

Topics covered

MVC JES3 Mode, SYSOUT Dataset, In-stream or Cataloged Procedures, JCL Statements

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

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 the program for execution in a batch mode. This test is specially designed to check application, 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. 

Test Topics :

The Online JCL test contains questions on following topics: 

  • MVC JES3 Mode

  • SYSOUT Dataset

  • In-stream or Cataloged Procedures

  • JCL Statements

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

This pre-employment test is useful for hiring:
  • Mainframe Developer - JCL

Test details:

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. 

Test Details: 20 minutes 

15 Application Questions

05 Theory Questions 

The combination on Application and Theory questions helps to evaluate Technical as well as practical Skills of Candidates

JCL Test

Question #1 of 3

What parameters can be used to limit the number of records written to a SYSOUT data set?

    • LIMIT

    • OUTLIM

    • SIZE

    • MAX

Question #2 of 3

How can the submitting user's RACF authority be overridden in a job stream?

    • Through the USER parameter

    • Through the USER and PASSWORD parameter

    • By notifying the console operation to override the authority

    • Through the RACF parameter

Question #3 of 3

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

    • LINK


    • XMIT

    • SEND

Candidate Name: David Messi Test Date: 28-May-2014
Test Name: JCL 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 JCL
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 : JCL Current Employer : Interview Mocha
Current Job Title : Solution Architect Current Salary : 600.00
Expected Salary : 1000000.00 Current Location : Chicago

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