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Cisco Systems software engineer-1(a) interview

I was interviewed on-campus for Software Engineer-1(A) role at Cisco Systems in Dec, 2016
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1


1 Hours
No. of Questions
50 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Single Section Containing C,Quant,Electronics Questions
Interview Experience
Mostly syntax based questions in C, get prepared for weird functionalities of operators. General quant questions & few questions electronics
Interview Tips
Speed & problem solving ability are being tested in this round
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Quant questions on number series.
  • Question 2: Questions on fast pointer in linked list.
  • Question 3: Question on Merge Sort of Linked list
  • Question 4: Quest on printing left/right side of binary tree
Interview Experience
I just answered questions and interviewer was impressed by the way I solved them.
Interview Tips
Just answer the question properly on paper and solve them. Try to be interactive.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
I was asked to solve a case using Data Structures & Algorithms
and was asked about its complexity, functioning etc.,
Interview Tips
Be as cool as possible. Interviewer gives ample amount of time to solve the question. Don't try to solve the problem early try to explore the given case and interviewer will help you to the solution.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Where do see yourself in five years?
  • Question 2: Interested in pursuing higher studies?
  • Question 3: What is your weakness?
  • Question 4: Describe a situation where you could consider yourself a hard worker?
  • Question 5: Team work situation?
Interview Experience
Went well and interviewer was impressed when I was answering questions.
Interview Tips
Take a few seconds time and try to answer the questions. Dont hurry up. Try to expressive & speak in your own words rather than some prepared text.

Skills Tested

  • Algorithmic Approach To Problem Solving
  • Analyzing And Problem Solving Skills
  • Inter Person Communication Skills
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