Overloading vs Overriding in java

Difference between overloading and overriding.It is very important to understand the difference between these to concept.

Overloading vs Overriding

Property Overloading Overriding
method name must be same must be same
argument types must be different (atleast order) must be same
method signautre must be different must be same
return types no restriction must be same util 1.4V ,from 1.5 onward CO-Variant return types are allowed.
private , static and final methods can be overloaded can not be overridden
access modifier no restriction the scope of access modifier can not be reduced but can be increased.
throws clause no ristriction If a child method class method throws any checked exception then compulsory parent class method should throws same checked exception or its parent type.
method body resolution at compile time at run time
They are also known as CompileTime polymorphism/Static Binding/ Early Binding RunTime polymorphism/Dynamic Binding/ Late Binding

Example of Method Overloading

//example of method overloading
class Example {
	// sum of 2 int type argument
	public void sum(int a, int b) {
		System.out.println("sum =" + (a + b));

	// sum of 2 double type argument
	public void sum(double a, double b) {
		System.out.println("sum =" + (a + b));

	// sum of 2 float type value
	public void sum(float a, float b) {
		System.out.println("sum =" + (a + b));
	//main method
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		Example ex = new Example();
		ex.sum(2, 3);
		ex.sum(1.2, 1.6);
		ex.sum(2f, 3f);// using floating literal

sum =5
sum =2.8
sum =5.0

Example of Method Overriding

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// example of method overriding
class A {
	int i, j;

	A(int a, int b) {
		i = a;
		j = b;

	// print i and j
	void display() {
		System.out.println("value of i =" + i);
		System.out.println("value of j =" + j);


class B extends A {
	int p;

	B(int a, int b, int c) {
		super(a, b);
		p = c;

	// print p
	// this method overrides display() of Parent class(A)
	void display() {
		System.out.println("value of p= " + p);

public class Example {
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		B b = new B(2, 4, 5);
		b.display();// this class display() of B
value of p= 5