Cisco Interview Experience for Software Engineer Intern | Summer 2021
We were approached by the university recruiting team for the “Women in Technology” program of CISCO which intended to provide a summer internship of 2 months. It was a combined process for our college as well as many other colleges. All female candidates from Btech, Mtech, and Dual degrees were eligible. There were 4 rounds.
Round 1(Coding): This was a coding round that was held online on hacker earth. It was 90 mins and there were 3 questions to be done. The two questions were easy and one was medium level. I did 2 questions and passed 4/7 test cases in the third question. After an hour I got a mail for technical round 1.
Round 2(Technical Round 1): In this round, the interviewer gave a lot of attention to the project I did. Be very sure of the projects you add to your resume. They even asked me if I was doing some new projects and enquired about it. Then she asked me some questions about the operating systems and computer networks.
- What do you mean by paging
- What do you mean by thrashing?
- What do you mean by TCP/IP
- What is TCP protocol?
- How connections in TCP protocol made?
- Write a code to display the most frequent character in a string
- Discuss the logic to find the maximum length of substring that is a palindrome from a string( They did not tell me to write code only discussed the logic
Round 3(Technical Round 2): I got a message for the 2nd round where she asked me general questions like what is interesting about you apart from academics and then there was 2 puzzle question asked in this round. I would suggest you go solve each puzzle given in GeeksforGeeks. It helped me a lot.
Round 4(HR): After 30 mins I was called for hr round. It was a very chill round. They told me about stipend and location of internship etc.
The next day I got mail that I got the offer. So the process was very smooth and nice. Just believe in yourself that all it needs to win. Everyone has a day so don’t panic in the situation. Hope this article helps you.