Cisco Systems India Interview Questions

Updated Sep 1, 2014
Updated Sep 1, 2014
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    Network Consulting Engineer Interview

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    The process went on great with the HR coordinating. Major questions from MPLS.

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    Software Developer Interview

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    first round was an aptitude round which consisted of both technical and quantz. Quantz questions were relatively easy. Technical questions were very difficult.
    Second round was a technical round but it was a teleconference interview and it didnt go well. Was asked questions on linux and its code.

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    Network Consulting Engineer Interview

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 9 months - interviewed at Cisco Systems India.

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    Horrible Process ! I was interviewed on their bangalore campus. There were almost 500 people who had attended. They called out a few names and informed others they may be called later. I was done with three interviews on the same day. After 3 months I got a call informing me about my selection and also a mail confirming it. After that there was no communication. I had to call back several times ! By that time the guy who had mailed me had left cisco.

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    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Cisco Systems India.

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    written apti+tech , personal interview and a hr interview. interview was a kinda easy one . you just needd to stay calm. your approach to the problem matters a lot , even if you dont give exact answer its k

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    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Network Consulting Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Cisco Systems India in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    First round was written test with 20 aptitude and 30 technical questions. Duration was 1 hour. In aptitude, most of the questions were based on probability, permutation and combination and few questions like encoding a given word. In technical section, questions based on C output, electronics, operating systems and networks were asked.

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    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Cisco Systems India.

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    This textarea doesn't allow to be precise on the process, hence I am adding little extra bit. But, I got the opportunity through a consultant. Consultant fixed the first round of interview over phone.

    Interview Questions
    • 1) The question in GWT was how do we clone the GWT component?   View Answer
    • 2) The question in JQuery was how do we find the position of a clicked cell in a table?   View Answer
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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Aptitude+technical test followed by 2 interview rounds. Technical round has standard questions on C, few questions from digital electronics, aptitude had a lot of time consuming questions. If you have attended the same company before for another profile, few questions repeat. Concepts tested are the same

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    • Aptitude questions were heavy on probability, most of them difficult and time consuming   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Took a day
    written test had aptitude , c programming,data structures , basic electronics and networking.
    2 technical interviews. Majority of the questions in both the rounds were based on programming and networking. Basic electronics questions were also asked.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Cisco Systems India.

    Interview Details

    I was approached by HCL HR to interview for a project as a contractor at Cisco. The first round of discussion was a telephone interview with a HCL Manager.
    On clearing that I had a round of telephone interview with a Cisco manager. It was followed by two rounds of technical interview face-to-face at Cisco office.

    Interview Questions
    • This is the list of some of the questions that I was asked during the interview process.

      Telephone interview questions
      1. Volatile – explain with the scenario where volatile keyword would be used. And other scope variables.
      Inheritance
      2. Constructor, copy-constructor
      3. Multiple constructor and destructor
      4. Difference between copy-constructor and overloaded assignment operator
      5. Write a program to reverse a string without using in-built functions
      6. Assigning value to constant pointer
      7. Difference between char pointer and char array
      8. Will the size of char pointer and char array the same
      9. Allocating memory for 2 dimensional array using malloc
      10. More emphasis on pointers
      11. OOPS concepts, for example, Inheritance (multiple vs multi-level inheritance)
      12. Difference between copy-constructor and overloaded assignment operator
      13. What is STL.
      14. Exception and error handling
      15. Runtime polymorphism with example
      16. Problems with multi-threaded programming, how to overcome those
      17. Given a scenario, how would come up with class design.
      18. Explain any of the design pattern that you are aware of with examples (other than singleton pattern)
      19. Difference between thread and process
      20. How inter process communication can happen
      21. How to debug the program. How to debug a crash

      Face to face discussion
      Round 1:
      1. Static and dynamic libraries
      Difference between them
      Why do we need static and not use just dynamic?
      Is there a change in the binary size(.exe file) depending on the type of library used?
      Will the libraries still be required even after the binary is generated?
      2. Why any program compiled on Windows system(exe) do not run on Linux/Mac?

      3. Explain the steps that happen when we enter a URL in a browser till the webpage is displayed

      4. What is VPN? What purpose does it serve?

      5. Why do we need to use a proxy server? Uses?

      6. Program to find the maximum occurrences of a number in an input sequence.
      eg: If input sequence is 1,2,2,3,4,4,3,4, then answer is 3 (4 is repeated 3 times)
      Same program, the input sequence can be very large and the each of the numbers can also range from 1-million, then how to calculate.

      7. Questions about process and threads, IPC.

      Round 2:
      1. Consider two sorted arrays A[50] and B[20]. A has 30 elements arranged in the first 30 spaces and B is filled fully with 20 elements. Now merge the elements of B with A in a sorted order in O(n) time complexity.

      2. Consider two sorted arrays A[120] and B[100]. Both arrays are filled with elements. Now find the middle most element (220/2 = 110th element) if both arrays were merged in a sorted order without actually creating a new array and merging the two arrays.

      3. Can realloc be used to free memory?

      4. What is "this" operator? What happens when "delete this" is called in the destructor of a class.

      5. In a knockout tournament with 64 teams with two teams competing at a time, how many matches will the winner have to play?

      6. In a IPL match with 8 teams, how many matches will the winner have to play?
        Answer Question
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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Cisco Systems India.

    Interview Details

    First, there was a written aptitude + technical screening test. It had 50 questions- 20 aptitude + logical reasoning questions and 30 technical questions mainly from topics- Computer Networking, Analog and digital communication, Digital Electronics, Data Structures, OS.
    Then, there were 2 technical interview rounds followed by HR round. In technical round, they asked about project/internships and gave coding questions to solve.

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