Cisco Placements Experiences-Cisco written Test & Interview Experiences
Hi..this is Ayan..
I got selected in Cisco....the brand company
Hence i would like to share my experiences with you future aspirants.
This is how the placement activity goes on..
WRITTEN TEST + ONE INTERVIEW
* Total Duration : 1 hour * NO NEGATIVE MARKING
Total 3 sections
* First section is COMPULSORY for both Electronics and Computer Sciencestudents.* Second Section is of Software.* Third is of Hardware.
* I M P O R T A N T :: ONLY ONE SECTION AMONG 2nd OR 3rd need to beanswered like for you, you will give the answers of Section 2.
* 30 questions in each section
* There was no bound of time for a particular section. You candevote any amount of time to any section but max. limit is 1 hr forthe whole paper.
DETAILS OF SECTIONS-------------------
First Section : 1. Common to both cs and elec people. 2. Total 30 questions and NO negative marking 3. Simple questions on digital logic design, 2'scomplement, number representations, flip flops,microprocessors(8085), Architecture[virtual memory and small numerical like what will be the size of the memory if we have given the no. of address bits and other necessary details]. One question of formal method.
Second Section:1. Software Section 2. total 30 questions and NO negative marking 3. OS(3-4 qns), Compilers(2-3 qns. on basics), maximum qns. were of C and Data Structures[trees, preorder, post, inorder traversals, complexity /sort, suitable data structures etc.]
Third Section : Devoted to hardware. No details available for this section
Regarding CISCO interviews...... they asked about project and some C and data structures and to some students some basics of networking and OS questions..... There were 3 panels. 2 panels for Software and 1 for hardware. Student has to give only one interview in any panel.There was no separate HR interview.... interview was of generally 25-30 minutes duration. 2/3 persons in an interview panel....Finally from IISc, in Software, they selected 9 people from Computer Science and in hardware, 3 from CEDT(Electronics Design).
0. M.E. Project
1. If you are not having a size of operator in C, how will you get to knowthe size of an int ?
2. Write a macro to set the nth bit ?
3. Can you use a variable in a file using extern which is defined asboth static and global in base file?
4. When we declare union in C, how is the size of union allocated in thememory?
5. What is the boundary problem in allocation of size of structures?
6. Data Structures:-
a. Write a program to reverse a linked-list.
b. Some trees question...what is balanced binary tree?..etc.. One software panel asked about the courses they had done here in IISc. To some people, they have asked some OS and networking questions like OS Questions:
1. What is the difference between user and kernel space?
2. What is real time OS and how it's different from other OS?3. signal and interrupt handling.
Networking Questions:-1. Sliding window protocol.
2. TCP And IP differences.
Here let me tell you about the company Cisco..
Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) is an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Jose, California, United States, that designs and sells consumer electronics, networking, voice, and communications technology and services. Cisco has more than 70,000 employees and annual revenue of US$ 40.0 billion as of 2010. The stock was added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average on June 8, 2009, and is also included in the S&P 500 Index, the Russell 1000 Index, NASDAQ 100 Index and the Russell 1000 Growth Stock Index.
Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner, a married couple who worked as computer operations staff members at Stanford University, later joined by Richard Troiano, founded Cisco Systems in 1984. Lerner moved on to direct computer services at Schlumberger, moving full time to Cisco in 1987. The name "Cisco" was derived from the city name, San Francisco, which is why the company's engineers insisted on using the lower case "cisco" in the early days. For Cisco's first product, Bosack adapted multiple-protocol router software originally written some years before by William Yeager, another Stanford employee who later joined Sun Microsystems. The company's first CEO was Bill Graves, who held the position from 1987 to 1988. In 1988, John Morgridge was appointed CEO.
CEO & MD: John Chambers
Revenue: $ 43.21 billion (2011)
Employees: 70,700 (2011)
Products: Cisco 1000,Cisco Eos,Cisco IP Communicator
Cisco Systems also sponsors a line of IT Professional certifications for Cisco products. There are five levels of certification: Entry, Associate, Professional, Expert, and recently Architect, as well as eight different paths, Routing & Switching, Design, Network Security, Service Provider, the newly introduced Service Provider Operations, Storage Networking, Voice, and Wireless.
Cisco also provides training for these certifications via a portal called the Cisco Networking Academy. Qualifying schools can become members of the Cisco Networking Academy and then provide CCNA level or other level courses. Cisco Academy Instructors must be CCNA certified to be a CCAI certified instructor.