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Cisco Systems, Inc. (Commonly known as Cisco) is an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San Jose, California, in the center of Silicon Valley that develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products. Cisco is the largest networking company in the world. Through its numerous acquired subsidiaries, such as OpenDNS, WebEx, Jabber and Jasper, Cisco specializes into specific tech markets, such as Internet of Things (IoT), domain security and energy management.

The selection process of the Cisco consists of 3 rounds. These rounds are as follows:

  • Online Test
  • Technical Interview
  • HR Interview
  • Quantitative Aptitude

Section Name

Total Questions

Marks per Question

 Negative Marking

Time Limit
(Section wise)

Sectional Cut-off

Time Duration

Quantitative Aptitude






95 Min.

Verbal & Logical Reasoning





Technical Aptitude






Quantitative Aptitude: This section will have both Easy & Moderate level questions wherein the Job Aspirants can expect Questions from topics like Permutations & Combinations, Number Series, Alligation or Mixture, Probability, Venn Diagrams, profit and loss, series and calendars. Based on Candidates’ experience the questions from these topics mostly find their place in the current Cisco Online Written test.

 Verbal and Logical Reasoning: This section consists of questions based on Blood Relation, coding decoding, seating arrangement, etc.

Technical Aptitude: This section consists coding outputs and error corrections, basic networking questions, digital electronics questions, electronic circuits questions based on forward gain and OS (operating system).

Overall the level of the Cisco test is moderate. The Cisco Online/Written Test’s difficulty level will be moderate but the candidates should focus on their technical part as that would be more difficult than the rest of the sections in the test, So Aspirants should put more focus for technical Section. Only those candidates who clear the written exam will qualify for the next round i.e Technical Interview followed by HR Interview. So prepare well for this round, Q4Interview has prepared multiple sets of Cisco placement paper mock test based on the question shared by users.

Sectional Cut-off: There is no sectional cut-off & no negative marking for the wrong answers.

Technical Interview: After you successfully clear your Online Test, you will be called for a technical interview. Questions on networking like OSI layers and their functions, on algorithms like Binary sort explanation with a step by step diagram or tree traversals, Network Topologies, about IP and their version and such more. Questions would be focused on what you have learnt in your college years, especially OS and networking also includes coding and algorithms.

HR Interview : This round is particularly to check on your communication, how long you are going to stay with the company, your confidence, also whether you as a person fit in their organization or not. This round includes questions like, Tell us/me about yourself, about your friends and weakness, where do you see yourself in 5 or some years and such more, also, keep in mind that sometimes the HR and Technical rounds may be clubbed together and there may be more than one interviewer, this only means that more question in one round and nothing else for you and just answer with confidence and self-consciousness

Job Aspirants should practice Cisco placement papers to crack Cisco online written exam. For your preparation Aspirants should always go through latest Cisco test pattern / syllabus and Cisco's most frequently asked Interview Questions in Technical & HR Round.

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