LTE Layer 3 (RRC Layer) Interview Questions

  1. What is the difference between Acceptable, Suitable and Reserved Cell?
  2. How is a state “Camped on Any Cell” different from “Any Cell Selection” state?
  3. What are CSG cell and CSG whitelist?
  4. Differentiate HPLMN, EHPLMN, RPLMN.
  5. What is Hybrid Cell?
  6. What is the difference between Serving Cell and Primary Cell? How many Maximum Serving Cell can be there in total?
  7. Describe what does UE extract from the PBCH? How do we get to know about antenna Configuration from MIB?
  8. Describe what does UE get from tuning to PSS?
  9. Describe what does UE get from tuning to SSS?
  10. In brief, describe (main parameters) what does UE get in SIB1?
  11. In brief, describe what does UE get in SIB2?
  12. In brief, describe what does UE get in SIB3?
  13. In brief, describe what does UE get in PCCH?
  14. Where are MIB and SIB1 mapped in a frame?
  15. Describe how do you get SIB2 to SIB13 info and periodicity?
  16. What is SI Modification Period? How do you get notified?
  17. After reading SI (System Information), what is the action by UE before Cell Selection? How does it get the input?
  18. What is Access Class.? What are special provides by AC 11 and 15?
  19. In which Idle states Emergency call is possible by AC 0 to 9?
  20. In Order to select a valid candidate PLMN, what is the minimum signal level(RSRP)? What is the minimum quality(RSRQ)?
  21. What is the “S” criteria? Specify the minimum value for the candidate Cell.
  22. What is “R” Criteria? What is relation Q_hyst, Q_qualmin, & Q_rxlevmin?
  23. What are the triggers to make UE go from Idle to Connected mode?
  24. What is Registration? What are the triggers for Registrations?
  25. What is the difference between Initial and stored Info Cell (Re)Selection?
  26. What is SIntraSearchP? When will UE choose not to perform measurements in Intra-Frequency cells?
  27. What is SnonIntraSearchP? When will UE choose not to perform measurement in Inter-RAT/Inter-Freq cells
  28. What are the mobility states of UE?
  29. Where do you get T_cr_max, N_cr_H, N_cr_M? When will a mobile go to medium mobility state?
  30. What are the mobility scaling factors, sf-high and sf-medium? How do you use them?
  31. In Cell (re)Selection, what is the relation between Squall, ThreshX_HighQ and TreselectionRAT?
  32. What is Ranking and when will a UE initiates re-election w.r.t. time, timer and measurement threshold?
  33. Compared to Non-CSG cells, how is the reselection rule for a CSG cell?
  34. What is special in the re-selection from a CSG/Hybrid cell to non-CSG cell?
  35. What are the basic criteria to pass to initiate TA Registration?
  36. What is a PF (Paging Frame) and PO (Paging Occasion)?
  37. Except for SI info, How else does eNB control UE Mobility in Idle Mode?
  38. What are the logical channels/Message types associated with SRB0, SRB1, SRB2, DRB, and MRB?
  39. When UE reconfigures(deletes earlier value) a field(SRB, DRB etc..), the existing value is released except for during ?.
  40.  What are the two (types of) messages there for BCCH in the DL-SCH?
  41. Can more than 1 SIB message be included in an SI message? Which ones and in what condition?
  42. How does the UE get the System Information of Serving Cells other than P Cell?
  43. How does a Relay Node acquire the System Information? Does it get it like UE Monitoring?
  44. When is MIB and SIB1 scheduled in a frame?
  45. How does UE know that there is a change in SI and it needs to monitor and read the SIBx?
  46. What are the triggers for UE to again Monitor the SI and read/update the values?
  47. When is Paging initiated?
  48. When is RRC connection establishment initiated?
  49. When is Initial security activation initiated?
  50. When is RRC connection reconfiguration initiated?
  51. When is Counter check initiated?
  52. When is RRC connection re-establishment initiated?
  53. When is RRC connection release initiated?
  54. When is RRC connection release requested by upper layers initiated?
  55. When is Radio resource configuration initiated?
  56. What are Radio link failure related actions initiated?
  57. What are UE actions upon leaving RRC_CONNECTED initiated?
  58. What are UE actions upon the PUCCH/ SRS release request initiated?
  59. When is Proximity indication initiated?
  60. What are the 4 different RRC keys which change on every establishment or Handover?
  61. Describe briefly the difference between Handover, Cell Change Order, CSFallBack, and SRVCC.
  62. What are the entities added/deleted on SRB add/delete?
  63. What are the entities added/deleted on DRB add/delete?
  64. What are the entities added/deleted on SCell add/delete?
  65. In ASN.1, what is the difference between SEQUENCE, SET, and CHOICE? Illustrate.
  66. Form a BCCH-MIB Binary Message with following Info:
    BCCH-BCH-Message ::= SEQUENCE { message BCCH-BCH-MessageType }
    BCCH-BCH-MessageType ::= MasterInformationBlock
    MasterInformationBlock ::= SEQUENCE { dl-Bandwidth ENUMERATED { n6, n15, n25, n50, n75, n100},
    phich-Config PHICH-Config,
    systemFrameNumber BIT STRING (SIZE (8)), “assume 10101010”
    spare BIT STRING (SIZE (10)) }
    PHICH-Config ::= SEQUENCE { phich-Duration ENUMERATED {normal, extended},
    phich-Resource ENUMERATED {oneSixth, half, one, two} }

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