Why is a constant defined as a static final in Java?

Search Interview Questions

 More than 3000 questions in repository.
 There are more than 900 unanswered questions.
Click here and help us by providing the answer.
 Have a video suggestion.
Click Correct / Improve and please let us know.
Label / Company      Label / Company / Text


Interview Questions and Answers

 Q1. Why is a constant defined as a static final in Java?Core Java
Ans. Final makes sure that the value doesn't change after initialization and static makes sure that there is only one copy that can be shared across objects.

Making it non static will unnecessarily create a different copy per object wherein the same value will kept for all copies ( as its final and cannot be changed ).

 Help us improve. Please let us know the company, where you were asked this question :   

   Like         Discuss         Correct / Improve     java   static   final variables   variable constants      basic        frequent

Related Questions

 When we say final x = 10, is the reference final or the value ?
  Interface can only have ...
  What are the conventions regarding constant variables or static final variables ?
  Which of the following is true ?
  Which of the following is not true for final variables ?

Help us and Others Improve. Please let us know the questions asked in any of your previous interview.

Any input from you will be highly appreciated and It will unlock the application for 10 more requests.

Company Name:
Questions Asked: