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Cisco Systems Hardware engineer interview

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SURESH KUMAR MEESALAFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Hardware engineer role at Cisco Systems
Interview Process
Test HR Interview Technical Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
    Interview Experience
    The test was Aptitude and Technical (Mostly digital IC design and some questions from analog circuits)
    Round 2

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Can you work in a team and how you resolve conflicts with your team mates?
    • Question 2: Ready to relocate?
    • Question 3: Will you join if offered?
    Round 3

    Technical Interview

    Interview Tips
    Be thorough with concepts in Digital Ic design and Digital logic. Go through standard interview questions like clock dividers, standard verilog codes, MUX based implementations etc.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

      Skill Tips
      I think I got selected because of my approach to their questions. I think my resume matched their profile and they liked my project and the way I explained it in detail.<br /> <br /> Following courses will help for Digital Profile...<br /> <br /> Digital IC design<br /> CAD for VLSI<br /> Digital Design Verification<br /> Advanced Topics in VLSI
      Resources

      Preparation materials

      Books
      • Rabaey and Weste & harris Text books for Digital Ic design.,
      • Digital logic design,
      • Notes (Nagendra sir) for Analog Circuits.,
      • GATE preparation also helps.,
      General Tips
      Good CGPA definitely helps. But systematic preparation is most important. Don't neglect aptitude. Practice it well before placements. Go through previous papers of the companies. In interview, questions follow from the answers you give. So be careful while answering. Don't bring in something you are not clear about.
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      Cisco Systems Hardware engineer interview

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      FresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Hardware engineer role at Cisco Systems
      Interview Process
      Test Interview Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Duration
      60 Minutes
      Test Sections
        Interview Experience
        Initial Short-listing : Written Test
        There were two profiles; Software and HardwareOption to write both the testsAptitude section common to both the profiles; comparatively easy. Questions repeated from previous year‟s question paper which given in the placement websiteQuestions in software profile included digital, microprocessor basics and some general networking and operating systems questionsTopics for hardware profile was mostly digital IC design and some questions from analog circuits
        Interview Tips
        Focus on aptitude, then Programming / Algorithms and data structuresGood CGPA definitely helps. But systematic preparation is most important
        Round 2

        Interview

        Interview Experience
        Interview is held in 3-4 rounds – one HR round and the remaining technical rounds
        Round duration can vary from 20 minutes to 1 hour
        Technical rounds - 1st round is everything based on your resume. If you can impress them in your first round, you are half way through. Other technical rounds consist Electronics and Communication Engineering basics, Networking, C programming, Data Structures,Operating systems, Puzzles
        Interview Tips
        In Interview, questions follow from the answers you give. So be careful while answering.Don't bring in something you are not clear about
        Round 3

        Interview

        Interview Experience
        HR round consisted of general HR questions
        Skills

        Skills Tested

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          Cisco Systems Software engineer interview

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          ChandanaFresherSelected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus at VIT Vellore for Software engineer role at Cisco Systems
          Interview Process
          Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
          Round 1

          Test

          Test Sections
            Interview Experience
            It was a blend of topics from IT,CSE and ECE. Try to concentrate on coding and networks for this round. mostly luck based
            Round 2

            Group Discussion

            Interview Experience
            A very easy round. Can easily clear it if you have minimum skills
            Round 3

            Technical Interview

            Interview Experience
            needs a sound knowledge in networking .
            Round 4

            HR Interview

            Interview Experience
            your personality and the way you behave matters a lot. Try to be humble and truthful
            Round 5

            Skills

            Skills Tested

            • communication skills
            • grasping power
            • knowledge
            General Tips
            as I mentioned earlier keep trying never loose hope
            Motivation for applying
            high package :P
            Funny Moments
            none . but had to go to bangalore for interview which was fun :)
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            14

            Cisco Systems interview

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            FresherSelected
            Application
            I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Cisco Systems
            Interview Process
            Test Technical Interview HR Interview
            Round 1

            Test

            Duration
            60 Minutes
            No. of Questions
            50 questions
            Test Sections
              Interview Experience
              This was an one hour test comprising 50 MCQ questions. All questions carried 1 mark each and there were no Negative markings. It was conducted on morning of the day of the interview. The cut-off marks was around 25-30. The questions tested concepts in C, Data Structures and Operating Systems, Quantitative Analysis, Logical Reasoning, Basic Electronics and English.
              Round 2

              Technical Interview

              Interview Experience
              The interview lasted for 20-30 mins. The panel consisted of 1 interviewer per candidate. There were around 5 such panels. In-depth knowledge of C,Data Structures and Operating Systems is necessary. Questions from Computer Networking were asked. These questions were basic in nature and did not require much knowledge. Puzzles were also given to be solved. Good quantitative skills will help. The interviewer will be more interested in the approach of the candidate in solving the problem than the final solution.
              Round 3

              HR Interview

              Interview Experience
              This interview lasted for around 10-15 mins. The panel, again, consisted of 1 interviewer per candidate. There was just 1 such panel. They interviewer asked questions about the specialization I’m pursuing from IIT Kgp, the courses I’ve opted for and how I think they are related to my specialization. I was asked questions about the other companies whose placement processes I’ve appeared for. There were questions like why I wanted to join Cisco and what kind of work I am interested in doing there.
              Skills

              Skills Tested

              • C
              • Data Structures
              Skill Tips
              An in-depth knowledge of C and Data Structures,with adequate knowledge of Operating Systems. Sound Quantitative abilities and logical reasoning skills help during the written tests(non-technical section)
              General Tips
              Unless the company is a core company for the student, the projects usually do not matter much - they simply see whether the candidate can explain his/her work and not the magnitude of work done.

              Positive Body language during the interview and confident interaction helps.
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              Cisco Systems interview

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              FresherSelected
              Application
              I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Cisco Systems
              Interview Process
              Test Technical Interview HR Interview
              Round 1

              Test

              Duration
              60 Minutes
              Test Sections
                Interview Experience
                40 people were short-listed on the basis of this test. Objective type test. Main topics were C coding, operating systems, data structures, quantitative skills and networking. They’ll ask you about your strength and then ask you questions based on that. Again knowledge of computer networks, operating systems, algorithms and data structures will be handy in the 1st round . They asked me questions on the working of a network from the user to switch to router, about ARP and MAC address tables,about IP addresses and subnets.Then there was a question on binary search trees and a few questions on operating systems as well. In the 2nd round, they asked me a question on memory management. Gave me 5 mins to come up with an answer. Knowledge of data structures and Operating Systems is needed and maybe a bit of algorithms.
                Round 2

                Technical Interview

                Interview Experience
                30 min interview. I had 2 techincal interviews; the second was of 5 mins.
                Interview Tips
                Don’t give up on a question easily. Keep trying. Interviewers judge you on your thought process and if you give up easily then it causes a negative impact.
                Round 3

                HR Interview

                Interview Experience
                This round is held if they want to take you in. You will be asked if you have any problem in relocating. They discuss the job profile and ask if you would prefer working alone or in a team.
                Skills

                Skills Tested

                  Skill Tips
                  Selection is based purely on the interview. There is a written test which you have to clear first though. Absolutely no emphasis on cgpa. It’ll neither be an advantage nor a disadvantage. They’ll take you if you perform well in the interview. Knowledge of C/C++ is sufficient. My projects were related to computer networks so that was an advantage but they dont decide on basis of project. They’ll ask a few questions about the projects as all companies do.
                  General Tips
                  OS, CCN and data Structures should be read thoroughly not just for this company..most of the software/IT oriented companies ask questions pertaining to these topics.
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                  Cisco Systems Software engineer interview

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                  FresherSelected
                  Application
                  I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Software engineer role at Cisco Systems
                  Interview Process
                  Test Technical Interview HR Interview
                  Round 1

                  Test

                  No. of Questions
                  50 questions
                  Test Sections
                  • Section 1: Written
                  Interview Experience
                  30 questions on Technical knowledge - Basic C, DS, Microprocessor, OS, Networks, Circuit Designs.
                  20 questions on Aptitude.
                  Round 2

                  Technical Interview

                  Interview Questions
                  • Question 1: Tell us about yourself ?
                  • Question 2: Any knowledge of Networks/DS?
                  • Question 3: Which projects do you like the most?
                  Interview Experience
                  It was a 25-30 minute round. Apart from the questions mentioned, they asked questions related to BTP(Signal Processing) and Microprocessor 8085.
                  Interview Tips
                  Basic C, EE 370 and Microprocessor 8085 will be helpful. They will look for Networks related questions. Revise the related courses and attend PPTs.
                  Round 3

                  HR Interview

                  Interview Questions
                  • Question 1: How was your test ?
                  • Question 2: Why CISCO ? Tell something about it.
                  • Question 3: Which companies have you applied for till day 4 ?
                  Interview Experience
                  It was a 15-minute round.
                  Skills

                  Skills Tested

                    General Tips
                    Analytical thinking is important and you should have good technical knowledge and a decent academic record.
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                    Cisco Systems SOFTWARE ENGINEER interview

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                    ExperiencedSelected
                    Application
                    I Applied for job through Personal Contacts for SOFTWARE ENGINEER role at Cisco Systems
                    Interview Process
                    Technical Interview
                    Round 1

                    Technical Interview

                    Interview Questions
                    • Question 1: How many interviews have I attended before?
                    • Question 2: What value would I add to Cisco?
                    • Question 3: What do I know about Cisco?
                    • Question 4: Am I ready to work as an IT manager?
                    • Question 5: Mention the layers in OSI stack.
                    • Question 6: When would I go for a router to make two computers communicate?
                    • Question 7: Mention the number of bits in IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.
                    • Question 8: What is the need for IPv6?
                    • Question 9: How many clients are possible for a /24 address?. What is the network address and broadcast address here?
                    • Question 10: What is the difference between anycast, unicast, and multicast?
                    • Question 11: What is virtual memory? What is its size in relation to main memory?
                    • Question 12: How do I rate myself in C, web technologies on a scale of 10?
                    • Question 13: What are my strengths?
                    • Question 14: The classical 3l, 5l puzzle.
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                    Cisco Systems SOFTWARE ENGINEER interview

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                    ExperiencedSelected
                    Application
                    I Applied for job through Personal Contacts for SOFTWARE ENGINEER role at Cisco Systems
                    Interview Process
                    Technical Interview Technical Interview
                    Round 1

                    Technical Interview

                    Interview Questions
                    • Question 1: Program to print the elements of a binary tree in spiral order.
                    • Question 2: Explain what happens underneath when you enter a URL in the browser.
                    • Question 3: Explain why MAC addresses are required despite having IP addresses.
                    • Question 4: Solve the classical bridge and torch puzzle.
                    • Question 5: Explain my internship project.
                    Round 2

                    Technical Interview

                    Interview Questions
                    • Question 1: What is an arraylist in Java?
                    • Question 2: What is the difference between an arraylist and a linkedlist in Java?
                    • Question 3: “Java is not a pure OO language”. Justify (the answer expected was that the primitive types are not objects in Java!)
                    • Question 4: What is the difference between an object oriented and object based language?
                    • Question 5: Explain inheritance and abstraction with a concrete example.
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                    Cisco Systems Hardware engineer interview

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                    V PRATYUSHAFresherSelected
                    Application
                    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Hardware engineer role at Cisco Systems
                    Interview Process
                    Test Technical Interview HR Interview
                    Round 1

                    Test

                    Test Sections
                      Interview Experience
                      Objective type test for one hour on Aptitude, Operating systems, C Programming, Computer Organization, Digital Electronics and Microprocessors were asked.
                      Interview Tips
                      The above mentioned subjects should be prepared thoroughly.
                      Round 2

                      Technical Interview

                      Interview Experience
                      My knowledge about Electronics and Communication engineering basics, Networking, C programming, Data Structures, Operating systems, Puzzles was mainly tested.
                      Round 3

                      HR Interview

                      Interview Experience
                      Puzzle solving ability, Analytical skills were focused upon.
                      Skills

                      Skills Tested

                        General Tips
                        I started preparing two months earlier and mainly focused on my core and C programming.
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                        Cisco Systems Hardware engineer interview

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                        KIRAN KUMAR ALLUVADAFresherSelected
                        Application
                        I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Hardware engineer role at Cisco Systems
                        Interview Process
                        Test Technical Interview HR Interview
                        Round 1

                        Test

                        Test Sections
                          Interview Experience
                          I prepared for the test mainly by the study material provided by the college. The questions asked in the tests were mainly based on Quants and Core subject.
                          Round 2

                          Technical Interview

                          Interview Experience
                          Analog and digital communications, Microcontrollers were the topics on which most of the questions were asked.
                          Round 3

                          HR Interview

                          Interview Questions
                          • Question 1: Why Cisco?
                          Skills

                          Skills Tested

                            Skill Tips
                            I mainly used internet to prepare for the interview. I mainly focused on DS, Networking, digital circuits and C.
                            General Tips
                            I started my preparation in August and you should do the same
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