When a method is static then it can be invoked directly from the class level without creating an object. This is the reason for making a main() method static.

Points for static keyword ** A static method can be invoked directly from the class level ** A static method not requires any class object ** Any main() method is shared through entire class scope so it always appears with static keyword.

Points for static class ** Contains only static memebers. ** Cannot be instantiated. ** Is sealed. ** Cannot contain Instance Constructors.