hi rashmi, An overriding method can either throw only a subset of the exceptions thrown by the overridden method or all the exceptions thrown by the overridden method or a new exception which is a subclass of the exception thrown by the overridden method.The overriding method doesn't need to throw any exceptions at all since a subset of 0 elements is a valid subset. However, an overriding method cannot throw an exception which is the superclass of the exception thrown by overridden method. Hence the statement is false. Also only checked exceptions(not RuntimeException and its subclasses)need to be mentioned in the throws clause of the method if not handled by the method itself. HTH rajashree.
[This message has been edited by rajashree ghatak (edited November 04, 2001).]