Test Pattern & Selection Procedure of Cisco

Cisco is an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Jose, California that designs, manufactures and sells equipments. It was founded by Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner in 1984.
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Selection Process
In case of job recruitment, selection is the process to choose potential working persons for a company or organization. Recruitment process includes a selection stage when decisions are made as to the viability of a particular candidate's job application. It directly affects the overall productivity of an organization. A right selection may increase the overall performance of a company & a wrong one may lead to material and financial loss. A perfect selection process can help to pick the most eligible candidates amongst all applicants. The Process of selecting candidates focuses on abilities, knowledge, skills, experience and various other related factors.
Candidates should go through a three stage selection process to get recruited in Cisco:
  • Written Exam
  • Technical Interview
  • Managerial Interview
  • HR Interview
Written Exam
Academic Criteria
  • Minimum CSPA 8.5 or higher
  • No backlogs should be there.
Test Pattern
Section No. of Questions Time (in minutes)
Aptitude 20 30 mins
Technical 30 30 mins
Total 50 60 mins
Test Description
  • The total time allotted to the written exam is 60 minutes.
  • Aptitude section consists of questions based on probability , Age , Average , Heights and Distances , Pipes and Cisterns , Speed problems , coding - decoding and work and time.
  • Technical section consists of questions from C including pointers and based on Java.
  • Overall the level of the paper is moderate. Only those candidates who clear the written exam will qualify for the next round.
Technical Interview
Questions related to specific technical fields are asked in this round. Questions may be based on specific knowledge about the company's technical activities; understanding of the technical work required to be completed as part of the job applied for or may enquire candidates to solve actual technical problems that they would be likely to face if employed.
Managerial Interview
Managerial Interview is much different from entry-level job interviews. Instead of asking you about your skills, the hiring manager will address a number of different competencies. This helps the hiring manager understand how you'll think and act in tough management situations.
HR Interview
Final step to select a candidate as an employee is Interview as it helps to determine a candidate's personality. Questions can be of wide range starting from your introduction, Qualification, Experience, Industry specific experience, Courses done, your strengths and weaknesses, salary expectations, friends, family etc.
Clearing CGI Selection Process requires well-planned preparation with right guidance and motivation.
To check more availability of information, the applicants can visit https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/about/careers/applying-to-cisco.htmland gather information.
*The Company reserves the right to make changes in the written exam
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