Difference between throw and throws in Java

Below is the list of difference between throw and throws:

Point of Distinction throw throws
Exception Handling Used to throw an exception explicitly. Declare an exception
How used with Methods Used in method implementation Used in method signature
No of exception handled We can throw only 1 exception at a time. We can handle multiple exceptions by declaring them using throws keyword.
Handle which type of exception Used to handle user defined exception Used to handle checked exception
Followed By throw is followed by instance. throws is followed by class.


throw example:

void XYZ()
  throw new NullPointerException(...);

throws example:

public int myMethod() throws IOException, ArithmeticException