Java OOP Interview Question

Java OOP Interview Question set4

Can we instantiate abstract class?

An abstract class cannot be instantiated.

We cannot create object of an abstract class.


This is an important point to note.

If you want to have a class that you don't want to be instantiated at all by other classes then declare it abstract.

What is an interface?

An interface in java is used to provide complete abstraction.

You can create an interface in java using 'interface' keyword as shown in example below.


An interface has all the methods by default abstract. It means that interface does not contain any method whose implementation is already provided. The class implementing the interface needs to provide implementation for each abstract methods declared by the interface. If a class doesnot follow this rule then it needs to be declared as abstract class.


An example of interface is shown below:

interface SampleIntrfc{

   public static final int constVariable = 12; 

   public void methodA();
   public void methodB();


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Can a class extend interface?

No, a class doesnot extend an interface.

Rather, a class implements an interface as shown below:

class ABC implements SampleEx { 

    public void method1(){

         System.out.print("Implementation provided");

    public void method2(){
         System.out.println("Some more tasks by A class");

Here SampleEx is an interface.

class ABC implements interface SampleEx.


When a class implements an interface then it must provide implementation to all of its abstract methods.

If not, then the class should be declared abstract.

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How will you decide whether to use abstract class or interface in java?

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