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Broadcom Pget interview

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FresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Pget role at Broadcom
Interview Process
Test HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude
  • Section 2: Digital Electronics
  • Section 3: D.S.P
  • Section 4: Reasoning/Verilog/C
Interview Experience
Written test considered of very high level of aptitude questions. Maths based questions can be solved by school knowledge of maths. Basics of C and verillog is a must.
Interview Tips
Since the paper was very lengthy, it is not advisable to spend excess time on any one section. Usually, companies have a sectional cut-off. So attempting to answer at least some questions in each section is mandatory.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Experience
The interview was conducted the very next morning. It went on for around 30 mins approximately for each candidate. There was a single round of interviews where initially the candidates were asked technical questions. Towards the end of the interview, simple HR questions were asked. Basic digital, Verilog, C and some problem solving abilities are required
Interview Tips
Prepare beforehand about the company and how you may fit into the profile. The introduction part is very important. If you are an experienced candidate, expect questions regarding the details of your previous job.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Prepare beforehand about the company and how you may fit into the profile. The introduction part is very important. If you are an experienced candidate, expect questions regarding the details of your previous job.
General Tips
1: Be Confident.

2: Keep Smiling.

3: Do not be Panic.

4: Remember they are here to hire you but not reject you.

5: Do not loose hope.

6: Believe at yourself.

7: Start preparing early.

8: Do demo interviews with your friend.
Motivation for applying
Every body joins a comapny for making a software or earning money. But I was always motivated to MAKE MONEY. I have taken this job because they have very extensive work in Share Market and they have lots of MBA from IIM's, Lots of CAs, CS. Thats why i have choosen Edelweiss. I have rejected epic System USA for this profile.
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Broadcom Engineer interview

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HUSSAM AHMED PFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Engineer role at Broadcom
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
I had a CGPA of 10/10. There was a cut-off of 8 CGPA to apply for the job.
Round 2

Test

Duration
90 Minutes
Interview Experience
It was a written test. They mainly asked Quant/general ability puzzles and Tech questions.
Interview Tips
I mainly concentrated on the following topics :

Combinatorics and probability.
Discrete mathematics.
Markov chains.
Pigeon hole principle.
Signal processing.
Sampling theorem.
Estimation theory.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
There were two rounds of interview . Each of 2hrs 20 min.

My subject knowledge was mainly tested on ::Wireless communication - fading, multipath, OFDM,Signal processing - DFT
Detection and Estimation - MMSE, linear MMSE, detection of symbols
Probability - Bertrand's Paradox
Interview Tips
I mostly prepared for the interview by studying the class notes well.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What do you know about Broadcom?
  • Question 2: Why Broadcom?
  • Question 3: Skills, strengths, weakness etc.
  • Question 4: Plan for higher education?
Interview Experience
The interview was mainly based on the courses that I had credited in the previous semesters. I got selected because of my performance in written test and also in the technical interview. I topped the written test. I impressed them during the interview by answering 95% of the questions.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
I prepared for placements by video lectures, solving puzzles etc. I started my preparation in August
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Broadcom Embedded software developer interview

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 Prasanth KumarFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at Anna University Chennai for Embedded software developer role at Broadcom
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: WRITTEN TEST
Interview Experience
It was an objective type test questions related to aptitude, digital, c, data structures, operating system ,computer architecture and  microprocessor. The level of difficulty was high.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
This was purely technical with questions relating to algorithms(binary search, sorting) ,  networks(layers and different protocols,  subnetting), projects(my final  year project in manets), 
networks  project,compiler  oriented  questions related  to  C runtime  features (Use  of  heap  and 
stack to store variables in a C program ­how they work with procedures).
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Third round was again more of  technical and  long one to. OOPs was the main focus here. 
OOPs  concepts  were  asked.  
 
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Experience
 Basic HR questions were asked. More focus on my grade sheet. They were looking 
for consistency and they were concerned with recruiting high graders. And questions like “You 
are more of a software guy..why do you want to join this post...” Since I was desperate to get a 
job, I answered "I like challenges".
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Broadcom Engineer interview

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M S ABHISHEKFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Engineer role at Broadcom
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
I had a CGPA of 9.18/10 and the cutoff was 8/10.
Round 2

Test

Interview Experience
The test had two Sections:
1. Aptitude - (Very Tough. Most questions were puzzles, probability)
2. Tech - (Very Easy. Deciding factor). Includes basic digital circuits
Interview Tips
I prepared Digital Circuits Basics for Technical round.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
The interview was of 1h 30 min. All common digital circuit questions were asked
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: About the company
  • Question 2: About ASIC design Flow
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
I think I got selected because of my project and Interview performance.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Digital Circuits from Morris Mano,
  • GATE Books,
General Tips
Start 1 month ahead. For aptitude and tech prepare Verilog FAQs and ASIC design flow(mainly for core companies.)
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Broadcom Engineer interview

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FresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Engineer role at Broadcom
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Interview Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Initial Short-listing : CGPA 8 Cut-Off
Round 2

Test

Interview Experience
Written Test: The test mostly consisted of both aptitude and tech questionsAptitude - Tough. Most questions puzzles, probabilityTech - Easy. Deciding factor. Includes basic digital circuits
Interview Tips
Concentrate on topics like Digital circuits ,Verilog FAQs, ASIC design flowGate Problems and puzzles
Round 3

Interview

Interview Experience
Technical round is around 90 minutes.Technical round consisted of questions from topics such as Wireless communication -fading, multipath, OFDMSignal processing – DFT, Detection and Estimation - MMSE, linear MMSE, detection of symbols, Probability - Bertrand's Paradox
Round 4

Interview

Interview Experience
HR Round is around 30 minutes. Basic HR questions.
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Broadcom Get interview

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FresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Get role at Broadcom
Interview Process
Test HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude
  • Section 2: Electronics
  • Section 3: C-Programming
Interview Experience
Paper was really lengthy. One had to either leave questions evenly in all the sections or leave out a section entirely. its better to start with electronics.
Interview Tips
Aptitude Section Defines quickness. Electronics define emphasis on knowledge and C programming defines modern knowledge.,
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Experience
Technical questions were majorly on CMOS circuits. Few Maths puzzles were also asked.
Interview Tips
Be ready to face questions on the latest research. DO NOT Boast!
General Tips
Just Stick to your basics and you'll do great. Again DO NOT BOAST.
Motivation for applying
Great Company for a newbie. Lets you relocate to your desired area.
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Broadcom Fresher profile interview questions

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  • Question 1: Questions were basis but deep enough - asked on Jan, 2013 in Kolkata

Broadcom Protocol Test Engineer profile interview questions

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  • Question 1: Explain the Osi layers functionality?Differences between the osi and tcp/ip? - asked on May, 2015 in Bengaluru

Broadcom INTERN profile interview questions

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  • Question 1: Questions are from computer architecture basics. Not a deep technical. Cache,cache coherency, mesi protocol , branch prediction, paging, TLB, pipe lining, super scalar, out of order execution, descriptors and oops examples - these are the ones he asked - asked on Feb, 2015 in Bengaluru

Broadcom Engineering Manager profile interview questions

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  • Question 1: What i worked on in my previous company. - asked on Apr, 2015 in Bengaluru

Broadcom Staff II profile interview questions

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  • Question 1: TCP handshake. BGP vs OSPF. - asked on Jun, 2013 in Hyderabad

Broadcom Staff II IC Design Engineer profile interview questions

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  • Question 1: R1: Design Full adder with two half adders? Explain one sorting Algorithm? Describe few test cases you would write for testing 32*8 k FIFo? Design AND and OR gates using 2:1 MUX? The Difference between implementation of Level sensitive and Edge Sensitive sequential circuits? Define State Machines? Design counter in Verilog? and Few puzzlesR2: Questions on previous Job project? Few real life application puzzles like how traffic signals function (i.e logic to decide the status of a signal)? Few general puzzles?(use minimum functionality to design mathematical models) Which gate is used to compare two similar signals? - XOR gate. Verilog code was given draw signals at various time intervals? Fork and Join_any, Join_None, Join_All implementation?R3(Toughest Round): Design FIFO in Verilog? Design Timer block in Verilog? Explain FSM signal? Design any model of FSM? Mealey V/S Moore Machine? Design a Mealey machine in Verilog? The Difference between Reg and Net in Verilog? Two initial blocks executed at a time? Default values of Reg, Wire?R4(OOPS - I worked as software developer): Various principles of OOPS? Implement Inheritance? Implement Polymorphism? Pass by reference in Java? Difference between Malloc and Calloc? Garbage Collector in Java? Virtual(Abstract in Java) Classes? Use of Static modifier? How different variables are stored in Memory? Accessibility modifiers - public, default, protected, private?R5: A System was given and functionality explained, then asked to write test cases(basic and corner cases)? - asked in Bengaluru

Broadcom Software Engineer profile interview questions

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  • Question 1: c/c++ pointersnetworking - asked on Oct, 2015 in Bengaluru

Broadcom Associate Engineer profile interview questions

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  • Question 1: About karnaugh map. Why we use grey code? - asked on May, 2011 in Chennai

Broadcom Engineer profile interview questions

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  • Question 1: baisc questions on digital electronics and analog didgital vlsi design baisc questions on digital electronics and analog didgital vlsi designbaisc questions on digital electronics and analog didgital vlsi design - asked on May, 2015 in Bengaluru

Broadcom Director profile interview questions

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  • Question 1: Strategy, vision - asked on Aug, 2011 in Bengaluru

Broadcom Test Engineer profile interview questions

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  • Question 1: Introduce yourselfTest cases for program to covert decimal to octalOOPs ConceptsTypes of testing 3 years down the line where do you find yourself - asked on Feb, 2013 in Kochi
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