Program to implement the Multiple Inheritance (Exam Interface, Student & Result classes)

Interface looks like class but it is not a class. An interface can have methods and variables just like the class but the methods declared in interface are by default abstract (only method signature, no body). Also, the variables declared in an interface are public, static & final by default. The interface in java is a mechanism to achieve fully abstraction.

The class that implements interface must implement all the methods of that interface. Also, java programming language does not support multiple inheritance, using interfaces we can achieve this as a class can implement more than one interfaces. It cannot be instantiated just like abstract class. To achieve multiple inheritance in Java you have to use interface. The syntax for declaring interface is given below:
interface <interface-name> {
    // variable declarations
 // Method declarations (no implementation)

The implements keyword is used to for implementing interface and extends keyword is used to extend the class. The syntax for extending class and implementing interface is:
class <subclass-name> extends <superclass-name> implements <interface-name> {

 // Body of subclass

In this program, we have achieved multiple inheritance using interface. We have created an interface Exam which has one method Percent_cal( ) without implementation (body). Then we declare the class Student having data members name, roll_no, marks1, marks2 and method show( ). In class Result we have extended Student class and implemented interface Exam interface as shown in program.

/* Program to implement the Multiple Inheritance */

interface Exam {
 void Percent_cal();

class Student {
 String name;
 int roll_no, Marks1, Marks2;
 Student(String n, int rn, int m1, int m2) {
  name = n;
  roll_no = rn;
  Marks1 = m1;
  Marks2 = m2;
 void show() {
  System.out.println("Student Name : "+name);
  System.out.println("Roll no : "+roll_no);
  System.out.println("Marks1 : "+Marks1);
  System.out.println("Marks2 : "+Marks2);

class Result extends Student implements Exam {
 float per;
 Result(String n,int rn,int m1,int m2) {
 public void Percent_cal() {
  int tot = Marks1 + Marks2;
  per = (float)tot / 2;
 void display() {
  System.out.println("Percentage = "+per);

public class StudentDetails {
 public static void main (String[] args) {
  Result r = new Result("Aashish",11,75,95);
C:\>java StudentDetails
Student Name : Aashish
Roll no : 11
Marks1 : 75
Marks2 : 95
Percentage = 85.0

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