Why am I getting InputMismatchException?

Here you can see the nature of Scanner:

double nextDouble()

Returns the next token as a double. If the next token is not a float or is out of range, InputMismatchException is thrown.

Try to catch the exception

try {
    // ...
} catch (InputMismatchException e) {
    System.out.print(e.getMessage()); //try to find out specific reason.



I tried your code and there is nothing wrong with it. Your are getting that error because you must have entered String value. When I entered a numeric value, it runs without any errors. But once I entered String it throw the same Exception which you have mentioned in your question.


You have entered something, which is out of range as I have mentioned above.

I’m really wondering what you could have tried to enter. In my system, it is running perfectly without changing a single line of code. Just copy as it is and try to compile and run it.

import java.util.*;

public class Test {
    public static void main(String... args) {
        new Test().askForMarks(5);

    public void askForMarks(int student) {
        double marks[] = new double[student];
        int index = 0;
        Scanner reader = new Scanner(System.in);
        while (index < student) {
            System.out.print("Please enter a mark (0..30): ");
            marks[index] = (double) checkValueWithin(0, 30); 

    public double checkValueWithin(int min, int max) {
        double num;
        Scanner reader = new Scanner(System.in);
        num = reader.nextDouble();                         
        while (num < min || num > max) {                 
            System.out.print("Invalid. Re-enter number: "); 
            num = reader.nextDouble();                         

        return num;

As you said, you have tried to enter 1.02.8 and etc. Please try with this code.

Note : Please enter number one by one, on separate lines. I mean, enter 2.7, press enter and then enter second number (e.g. 6.7).

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