Currently, an application report received by the client from the RM/ASM for a given application returns the status of the application master. It does not return the status of the application i.e. whether that particular job succeeded or failed.
The AM status would be one of FINISHED (SUCCEEDED should be renamed to FINISHED as AM state does not indicate overall success/failure), FAILED or KILLED.
The final state sent by the AM to the RM in the FinishApplicationMasterRequest should be exposed to the client as ApplicationState.