Python Oops Interview Questions

Object-oriented programming system or OOPS is a computer programming model that designs or arranges software for data, or more specifically, objects rather than functions and logic. An object can be defined as a data field that has unique attributes and behaviour.

Top 10 OOPS Interview Questions in 2021

What is OOPs?Difference between Procedural programming and OOPs?Why use OOPs?What are the basic concepts of OOPs?What is Encapsulation?What is Abstraction?What is method overloading?What is method overriding?Types of Inheritance in OOPSWhat is an object?

1. What is OOPs?

OOPs stands for representing the Object-Oriented Programming system. Programs are treated as a collection of objects in oops. Each object is nothing but an example of a class.

Difference between Procedural programming and OOPs?

Procedural Programming:

Procedural Programming: is based on functions.

-It shows the data to the entire program.
-It does not have scope for code reuse.
-It follows a the concept of top-down programming.
-Nature of the language is complicated.
-It is hard to modify, extend and maintain the code.

Object-oriented programming:
-It is based on real-world objects.
-It encapsulates the data.
-It provides more scope of code reuse.
-It follows a bottom-up programming paradigm.
-It is less complicated in nature, so it is easier to modify, extend and maintain.

3. Why use OOPs?

OOPs has clarity in programming. It has flexibility and simplicity in solving complex problems. Reuseage of code is easy as Inheritance concept helps to reduce redundancy of code. Data and code are bound together by encapsulation. OOPs has features for data hiding, so private data can be store and maintain confidentiality. Problems can be divided into different parts making it simple to solve. The concept of polymorphism has flexibility for that a single entity can have multiple forms.

4. What are the basic concepts of OOPs?

The basic concepts of OOPs are:


5. What is Encapsulation?

Encapsulation is also a part of  OOPs concept. It refers to the bundling of data with the methods that operate on that data. It also helps to restrict any direct access to some of an object’s components.

6. What is Abstraction?

Abstraction is an OOPs concept to build the structure of the real-world objects. It “shows” only essential attributes and “hides” unnecessary information from the outside. The main focus of abstraction is to hide the unnecessary details from the users. It is one of the most important concepts of OOPs.

7. What is method overloading?

There is a concept where two or more methods can have the same name. But they should have different parameters, different numbers of parameters, different types of parameters, or both. These methods are known as overloaded methods and this feature is called method overloading

8. What is method overriding?

Method overriding is a concept of object-oriented programming.

It is a language feature that allows a subclass or child class to provide a specific implementation of a method which is already provided by one of its super classes or parent classes.

9. Types of Inheritance in OOPS

Hybrid Inheritance
Multiple Inheritance
Single Inheritance
Multi-level Inheritance
Hierarchical Inheritance

10. What is an object?

Object: An object is an instance of a class and also It has its own identity and behaviour.

11What is Method?

 It basically goes for describing the set of instructions and it is also called a procedure.

12. What is a class?

Class is a kind of a user-defined data type that contains variables, properties, and methods.  It also helps to find the properties of an object.

13What are constructors?

The constructor has the same name as the class.
A constructor is also a special kind of method. It is used to initialize objects of the class.

14. Types of constructor

Types of constructor depend upon languages

Private Constructor
Default Constructor
Copy Constructor
Static Constructor
Parameterized Constructor

15What is the difference between a class and a structure?

Class: Class is basically a User-defined blueprint from which objects are created. It consists of methods ( set of instructions) which are performed on the objects.

Structure: A structure is also a user-defined collection of variables. Structures are also different data types.

16What are the access modifiers?

Access modifiers or access specifiers are the keywords in object-oriented languages.  It helps to set the accessibility of classesmethods, and other members.

17What are the languages come under oops concept?

Simula is known as the first object-oriented programming language, the most popular OOP languages are:

Visual Basic . NET.

18. what is inheritance?

If you derive a  class from another class that is known as inheritance.

The child class will inherit all the public and protected properties and methods from the parent class. The child class  can also have its own properties and methods. An inherited class is defined by using the extends keyword.

19What is hybrid inheritance?

combination of multiple and multi-level inheritance is known as hybrid inheritance.

20. What is hierarchical inheritance?

Defining Hierarchical inheritance is basically when one base class has more than one subclasses. For example, the fruit class can have ‘apple’, ’mango’, ’banana’, ‘cherry’ etc. as its subclasses.

21. What are the limitations of inheritance?

It Increases the execution time and effort. It also requires jumping back and forth between different classes. The parent class and the child class is always tightly coupled. Afford modifications in the program would require changes for parent and the child class both. Inheritance requires careful implementation otherwise it would lead to incorrect results.

22What is a superclass?

A superclass or base class is also a class which works as a parent to some other class/ classes.

For example, the Vehicle class is a superclass of class Bike.

23. What is a subclass?

A subclass is a class that inherits from another class. For example, the class Bike is a subclass or a derived of Vehicle class.

24What is Polymorphism?

Polymorphism is one of the most used and the core concepts in OOP languages. It explains the concept of different classes can be used with the same interface. Each of these classes can have its own implementation of the interface. 

25What is static polymorphism?

Static polymorphism or static binding is a one kind of polymorphism which comes at compile time. example of compile-time polymorphism is:  method overloading.

26. What is dynamic polymorphism?

Dynamic polymorphism, dynamic binding or Runtime polymorphism is also part of polymorphism which is basically solved during runtime. An example of runtime polymorphism:  method overriding.

27What is operator overloading?

Operator overloading is used to implement operators using user-defined types, based on the arguments passed along with it.

28Differentiate between overloading and overriding.

29What is encapsulation?

Encapsulation is used to wrap the data and the code which works on in a single unit together. Example: Encapsulation allows data-hiding as the data specified in one class is hidden from other classes.

30What is the difference between public, private and protected access modifiers?

31What is data abstraction?

Data abstraction is one of the most important features of OOPs. It only allows important information to be displayed. It helps to hide the implementation details.

For example, while using a mobile, you know, how can you message or call someone but you don’t know how it actually happens.

This is data abstraction as the implementation details are hidden from the user.

32How to achieve data abstraction?

Data abstraction can be achieved using two ways:

Abstract class
Abstract method

33. What is an abstract class?

An abstract class is also a class which is consists of abstract methods.

So what is abstract method?

These methods are basically declared but not defined and If these methods need to be used later in some subclass that time those methods haveto be exclusively defined in the subclass.

34. Differentiate between data abstraction and encapsulation.

35What are virtual functions?

Virtual functions are also part of the functions which are present in the parent class and they are overridden by the subclass.

These functions help to achieve runtime polymorphism.

36What is a destructor?

A destructor is a method which  is called automatically when an object is destroyed.

The destructor also recovers the heap space which was allocated to the destroyed object. It also start closing the files and database connections of the object, etc.

37What is a copy constructor?

A copy constructor basically creates objects by copying variables from another object from the same class. The main focus of a copy constructor is to make a new object from an existing

38What is the use of ‘finalize’?

Finalize is used to free the unmanaged resources and also help to clean before Garbage Collection(GC). It performs memory management tasks.

39What is Garbage Collection(GC)?

Garbage Collection is a part of automatic memory management. The Garbage collector helps to free the occupied spaces by objects. Those spaces are no longer in existence.

40What is a final variable?

The final variable does not change and It always refers to the same object by the property of non-transversity.

41What is an exception?

An exception is a kind of message that interrupts and comes up when there is an issue with normal execution of a program. Exceptions provide a error and transfer that error to the exception handler to resolve it. The state of the program is saved as soon as an exception is raised.

42What is exception handling?

Exception handling in Object-Oriented Programming is the most important concept. It is used to manage errors. An exception handler help to throw errors and then catch the error in order to solve them.

43What is the difference between an error and an exception?

44. What is a try/ catch block?

A try/ catch block helps to handle exceptions. The try block explains a set of statements that may have an error. The catch block basically catches the exception.

45What is a finally block?

A finally block executes when the try block exits and It also executes even in case some unexpected exception is encountered. Finally block normally consists of some important part of the program.

46Can you call the base class method without creating an instance?

•Yes, you are allowed to call the base class without instantiating it but there are some conditions that are applicable:

•If it is a static method

•The base class is inherited by some other subclass

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