Cisco Systems Interview Questions

Updated 26 Sep 2014
Updated 26 Sep 2014
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    Advanced Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    A written test of 1 hours which contains 20 questions on aptitude and 30 questions on programming related mcqs also with questions from microprocessors. Then 1 technical and 1 HR interview. Technical round is basically to judge your concepts and will also mostly revolve around questions related to networking- TCP/IP, HTTP, ping, traceroute etc. Your projects and summer interships matters a lot.

    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Manipala
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manipala
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Cisco Systems in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Cisco Systems visited our campus. The interview process was fairly straightforward. There was a Written test of 1 hour. It had 20 questions from aptitude and 30 questions from Technical (C,DS,Basic Electronics Concepts). Then there was a Technical round and HR Round. The technical round were mainly based on C,DS and Networking Concepts. You need to be clear with basics. And have good communication skills

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    IT Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    Campus hire. Written test with questions covering topics from electronics to C programming language. Written test was followed by two rounds of interviews, one with three member panel team technical interview and the other with a person from HR. Overall very good experience, with panel members making me comfortable and then getting into business.

    Interview Questions
    • A boat puzzle with constraints added at every attempt of an answer. At some point of time it seemed like the constraints would make it nearly impossible to arrive at a solution.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vellore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vellore
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Cisco Systems in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Appitude test will be conducted and then there wil be a technical round and candidates wil be shortlisted and GD round will be there and after being selected in these finally there will be a personal round on which they finally decide

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    Good interview, felt at ease. Interviewers appeared very friendly and knowledgeable too.

    Interview Questions
    • About expectation of a different architecture performance   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Fresher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Apti test on their campus

    Interview Questions
    • electronics, microprocessor etc was also asked...all with very confusing options   Answer Question
    No Offer
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    a written test followed by 4 rounds of interviews which included questions from my project, basic programing, puzzles and the last round was a HR round. In HR round they asked mostly about why i want to join cisco etc

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Network Consultant Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Attended the interview in pool campus.
    First round: Written test(20 general aptitude, 30 technical questions)
    Second round was technical(Java basics, Routers, OSI model)(30 min)
    Third Round was managerial and personal questions were asked about my interests and relevant stuffs(15 min)
    Fourth Rround was HR interview(10 min)

    Interview Questions
    • questions were easy and straight forward. in technical round he started to go deep into modulation techniques.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    we initially had a written test of multiple choice questions- Data Structures, Algorithms, Aptitude, basic Electronics concepts.

    A shortlist of 20 out of 150 people was announced. and the interviews commenced thereafter.

    I had two rounds of interviews

    In my first round-
    Code to determine a loop in a singly linked list
    explain and provide algorithm for quick sort
    basic questions on operating systems
    questions based on my resume

    The second round entirely focused on Big Data due to my experience in the field.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior User Experience Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    Resume shortlist > Portfolio Review > Telephone Screen > Telephone Interviews > F2F Interviews, Portfolio Presentation, Design Assignment > HR Interview > Background Check > Offer

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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