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Posted on    April-23-2015 12:21 AM

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Mayank Tripathi
Mayank Tripathi

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Posted on    April-23-2015 12:21 AM

Checked Exception
The classes that extend Throwable class except RuntimeException and Error are known as checked exceptions e.g.IOException, SQLException etc. Checked exceptions are checked at compile-time.

Unchecked exception
The classes that extend RuntimeException are known as unchecked exceptions e.g. ArithmeticException, NullPointerException, ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException etc. Unchecked exceptions are not checked at compile-time rather they are checked at runtime

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