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Tata Crucible Questions – Manipal Campus 2012

Tata Crucible Questions 2012 – Manipal Campus

Questions from all the cities of the 2012 Campus Edition here

 

Review and Tata Crucible Questions by Harjot Singh Parmar 

Manipal is positioned as an educational destination in this country. True to its reputation, Manipal turned out to be an absorbing battle of teams from varied verticals. From aspiring media professionals, to techies to management grads they were all there battling for the Manipal honours

NITK represented by Chaitanya and Samarth won the Quiz ( Review , image and info from the official TC website : tatacrucible.com)

Tata Crucible Questions – Manipal Campus 2012 

Q.1 NAME THE DRINK THAT WAS TASTED FIRST BY CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS BACK IN 1502,CREATED BY THE AZTEC PEOPLE, LATER BECAME A REGULAR IN SPANISH COURTS , SUGAR WAS MIXED TO MAKE IT TASTE BETTER

ANS: CHOCOLATE OR COCOA

Q.2 WHICH FUND IS KNOW AS GRR IN NYSE?

ANS: TIGER FUND

Q.3

ANS ART OF LIVING

Q.4 FIRST EVER BELL RINGING CEREMONY DONE IN BSE (IN THE HISTORY OF INDIAN CAPITAL MARKET WAS FOR THIS COMPANY IN THE YEAR 2002 , NAME THE COMPANY ?

ANS; BHARTI

Q.5 WHAT IS EE IN EEFC WHERE FC STANDS FOR FOREIGN CURRENCY?

ANS :EXCHANGE EARNER’S

Q.6 HE IS THE CHAIRMAN OF MANIPAL UNIVERSAL LEARNING?

ANS MOHANDAS PAI

Q.7 http://www.isb.edu/ISBWEB/ISBCMS/Image/Big-SanjeevBikhchandani.jpg ?IDENTIFY

ANS SANJEEV BHEEKCHANDANI

Q.8 RUTH AND ELLIOT HANDLER CAME UP WITH THIS IDEA WHILE OBSERING THEIR GRANDSONS PLAYING WITH DIE CAST TOY CARS …NAME THE BRAND???

ANS HOT WHEELS

Q.9 WHAT IS THE WORD OF THE YEAR ?

ANS OCCUPY

Q.10 WHICH BRAND NAME IS DERIVED AND LITERALLY MEANS “LONG AND NARROW FIELDS” LADIES BRAND?

ANS LONGINES

Q.11 WHICH COMPANY IS LARGEST MANUFACTURER OF AUTO PARTS IN THE WORLD ?

ANS BOSCH

Q.12 SOAP .COM IS OWNED BY WHICH COMPANY ?

ANS AMAZON.COM

Q.13 WHICH CAMPANY IS INTRODUCING VERTICAL CREDIT CARDS?

ANS KOTAK

Q.14 MIDDLE NAME IS RAMLAL, HIS NICK NAME IS CUCKOO, HE WAS ONCE CONSULTANT TO POWER SHOES ,INVOLVED IN FAMILY BUSINESS AS BUSHAN TIMBER? NAME HIM?

ANS KAPIL DEV

Q.15 WHICH IT COMPANY IS OWNED BY RAJESH NISSAR AND ATUL?

ANS : APTECH

Q.16

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ZwznawA7Swk/TKL6B86ToyI/AAAAAAAAAAM/3B49kx5qae8/s320/Airbus-Logo.jpg? IDENTIFY THE LOGO (COMPANY)

ANS AIRBUS

Q.17 FIFTH LETTER OF KERALA TOURISM MODIFIED AND REGISTERED TRADEMARK . WHAT WAS THE MODIFICATION?

ANS L TURNED INTO COCONUT TREE

Q.18.WHICH FASHION BRAND INTRODUCED ROLCE ROYCE LUGGAGE SET IN 1970’S ?

ANS GUCCI

Q.19. BATTERY ELIMINATOR FIRST PRODUCT .LATER TURNED INTO A TELECOM GIANT ?NAME THE AMERICAN COMPANY?

ANS MOTOROLA

Q.20 NAME THE GROUP A VILLAYAN BELONGS TO ?

ANS MURUGAPPA

WILD CARD ENRTRY QUESTIONS

Q.1 MY NAME IS WILLIAMS I CREATED SOMETHING AFTER MY SISTER .ITS A POPULAR COSMETIC BRAND AND ALSO A LINE FROM A ROCK AND ROLL SONG? NAME THE BRAND

ANS MAYBALEEN

1Q.2 A PERSON NOLAN BUSHNELL CREATED THIS AND IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST GAME GIANT IN THE PAST ?

ANS ATARI

Q.3 STARTED UNDER A BOTTONWOOD TREE AND LATER BEGAN TO INFLUENCE THE WORLD ?

ANS NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE

Q.4 WHAT JC IN JC PENNEY?

ANS: JAMES CASH PENNEY

Q.5 WHAT DOES CAS STAND IN TELEVISION BUSINESS?

ANS CONDITIONAL ACCESS SYSTEM

FINALS

FINALIST

1.ARIHANT JAIN & KARTHIK RAO

2.VIGNESH AND DANNY

2. RAGHAV AND M/S DEEPIKA

4. NEEL JADHAV AND VIKAS RAO

5.SHIRSHENDU SAHOO AND SORAV JAIN

6.CHAITANYA K AND SOURAV JAIN – NITK

FIRST ROUND SMALL WORLD

1.THIS ECONOMIST IS GRANDSON OF SURESH CHANDRA BOSE , BROTHER OF SUNBBHASH CHADRA BOSE,HE IS A POLITICAIN TURNED MINISTER?

ANS: AMIT MITRA

2.THIS WAS STARTED WAY BACK IN 1843 AND MOTO WAS THIS ALL HUMAN LIFE WAS THEIRS AND RECNTLY HAVE SHUT DOWN DUE TO ONGOING DISPUTES AND WAS A HUGE SPORTS NEWS BROADCASTER

ANS : NEWS OF THE WORLD

3.WALTER AND THOMAS CAME UP WITH THIS IDEA IN 1905 OLYMIC MOTO SPORTS . CHANGED THE HISTORY OF MOTORING?

ANS STEPNY ( SPARE TIRE)

4.WHICH COMPANY OWNS A CALL CENTRE NAMED EUROABLE?

ANS EUREKA PHOBES

5.WHAT PROCTER AND GAMBLE SELL TO DIAMOND FOOD IN 2011?

ANS PRINGLES

6. IN 2010 THIS INDIAN BECAME THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL RECIEPIENT WHO HAD AN APPERANCE IN ICAEW ENGLAND AND WHALES FOR FINANCE ACOUNTING RESTRUCTURING?

ANS DEEPAK PAREKH

ROUND 2

Q. IDENTIFY THE CURRENCY http://tofocus.info/images/currencies/Bhutan-currency.gif

ANS NGULTRUM

Q. http://www.neubauplan.com/images/HP.jpg IDENTIFY THE BRAND?

Q.http://goo.gl/40QpX? WHO?

ANS GD BIRLA

Q.http://images02.olx.in/ui/11/71/53/1302184063_185356853_1-Pictures-of–TIKONA-DIGITAL-NETWORKS-PVT-LTD.jpg IDENTIFY?

Q.http://www.randomthoughtz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Cartoonist-Mario-Miranda.jpg IDENTIFY?

Q.http://www.businessworld.in/businessworld/businessworld/system/files/field/image/Sanjay-Gaikwad_lrg_0.jpg IDENTIFY THE CLUB ASSCOCIATED

ROUND 3

Q WHAT IS NIRVAN PRODUCT ASSOCIATED WITH PERFUME, SOAP , DETERGENT?

ANS PERFUME

Q. INDIA FAVOURITE IN COOPERATE SOCIAL ACTIVITIES , INCLUDE BAZZAR IN THE NAME ?

ANS: STARBAZAAR

Q. CHAIRMAN OF TIDCO ?

ANS BHASKAR BHAT

ROUND 4

Q . FIND THE LINK : ANGELINA JOLIE , AMERICAN CUP SERIES , SEPHERA .??

ANS; LUIS VOUTTON

Q. FIND THE LINK : PATHSHALA , DOTEX, VIJAY KELKAR.

ANS: NIFTY

Q.http://www.google.co.in/imgres?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&sa=N&biw=1092&bih=533&tbm=isch&tbnid=vZ2ilUF8TnwRCM:&imgrefurl=http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/government-held-guilty-for-death-of-rajan-pillai-in-tihar-jail/1/138162.html&docid=drZaUZCCr3sSHM&imgurl=http://media2.intoday.in/indiatoday/images/stories/pillai_398_051411033427.jpg&w=398&h=209&ei=6gJWT6qDNtHyrQeJ74GIBw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=174&vpy=200&dur=335&hovh=163&hovw=310&tx=160&ty=84&sig=102291214293388461559&page=1&tbnh=91&tbnw=174&start=0&ndsp=12&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0,TIGER ….ZINDAGI MEIN LIFE.??

ANS : BRITANNIA

Q.SEA TOWN, MERLION (SINGAPORE), INVESTMENT COMPANY?

ANS :

ROUND 5 (FASTER WORLD);

Q CLUE 1; FOUNDER WELLS FARGO.

Q CLUE 2;COMPANY STARTED AS EXPRESS SERVICE MAIL.

Q CLUE 3: INTRODUCED TRAVELLERS CHEQUE

ANS AMERICAN EXPRESS

Q.2 ORGANISATION OWNED BY WARNOCK AND CHARLES GESCHELE

ANS:ADOBE

Q.3LEONARD BOSACH OWNS THIS COMPANY?

ANS CISCO

Q.TIE BREAKER:

I AM A NATIONAL BIRD NAMED QUETZAL ..NAME THE COUNTRY?

ANS: GUETAMALA

Definitely clear that a lot of content is from the past Pickbrain/ Crucible archives and we strongly believe that you will do well if you dig into the previous years’ Crucible quizzes and some Current Affairs!!

So, don’t forget to go through the archives and Be Prepared for the next quiz! 

If you are participating in any other cities, we’re sure these questions will give you a heads up on the preparation required.

For those who want to have a look at the previous years’ questions, follow the links below

The format of Tata Crucible Questions  has been simple throughout – a mixture of current affairs dry questions, visuals, heads of companies, trivia from old sites/blogs/quiz groups.

A thorough read through previous editions’ Tata Crucible Questions will definitely give participants a good direction to prepare for their city finals.

And if you are not looking just for Tata Crucible questions but a good guide to Prepare for Tata Crucible and other business quizzes, you must read the 20,000+ downloads famous –A Definitive guide to prepare for Tata Crucible

You can attempt Tata Crucible Questions from the Student Edition 2011 on a brand new customized platform. Dont just read, PARTICIPATE!

TATA CRUCIBLE QUESTIONS from the previous years

Tata Crucible Questions – Coimbatore Campus 2012

Tata Crucible Questions 2012- Coimbatore Campus

 

 

 

EXCLUSIVE: Coimbatore FINALISTS say participating in QuizWorks quizzes helped them. Around 10 questions asked in the Coimby edition was seen by them previously! 

Questions from all the cities of the 2012 Campus Edition here

Akshay Jyotishi shares with us the questions from the Coimbatore edition of the Tata Crucible Campus 2012

Review and Tata Crucible Questions by Akshay Jyotishi

Coimbatore produced one of the best Campus Crucible’s so far as teams displayed amazing aptitude and fighting spirit resulting in edge of the seat entertainment and brought the city to life on a Sunday afternoon. Earlier in the day, over 120 teams took the prelim from which the following six teams made it to the final.

IIMK represented by Madanish and Siddhartha won the Quiz ( Review , image and info from the official TC website : tatacrucible.com)

Tata Crucible Questions – Coimbatore Campus 2012

As usual there were twenty questions.  Please find the prelims questions below.

1)    Thomas rented out horses in the seventeenth century in cambridge. When hiring out of cambridge , he would do so in his particular order. What common phrase was derived from this related to choices.

Ans:-Hobson’s Choice …. His name was thomas hobson.

2)    This company’s name translates to All Lion in italian. It’s former name was Manz Wear Pvt. Ltd. (Hint: It is part of the future group)

Ans: Pantaloon

3) Identify

Ans:- Burger King

 

4)    In the movie rain man , Dustin Hoffman says “_________ never crashed “ and refuses to board any other airline. What airline is he referring to?

Ans:- Qantas

 

5) _________ coefficient is a measure of equality. At 0 it means absolute equality and 1 is gross inequality.

Ans:- GINI coefficient

 

6)    This product was first launched as Mum in 1888. It’s tagline was “A girl’s best friend is her mum”. What product is this?

Ans:- Deodorant

7)

Identify the man who founded this group . (Hint: Tamil origin, controversial)

Ans:- Raj Rajratnam

8)    The Bali Brassiere Company was founded by Sam and Sara Stein in 1927, originally called the FayeMiss Lingerie Company. The company’s best-known product has been the ________ . (Hint: It’s a wonderful product.)

Ans:- Wonderbra

9)    The Jain Family headed by Mr. D.K. Jain started Siddhomal and Sons, a paper and newsprint trading organization in 1923. They revolutionised movie viewing in India. They are a big name in the multiplex industry.

Ans:- INOX

10) This company is more known for their pain relief product . They acquired fruitnik which is a fruit drink in 2011. Which company.

Ans:- Amrutanjan

11) Lasalgaon and Pimpalgaon in maharashtra produce a commodity that could affect election results and is kept under observation during elections. Which commodity?

Ans:- Onion

12)

Identify the product.

Ans:- Brylcreem

13) Venture capital firm who’s name has a tamil root. They funded Hector Beverages,SKS Microfinance,Manipal Universal Learning,and Ace Creative Learning. It is run by a very well respected indian . Identify the person or the firm.

Ans:- N.R. Narayana Murthy / Catamaran

14) This hotel group runs Cortyard hotels .. (Choices Hilton/ Marriot/ Hyatt)

Ans:- Marriot

15) __________ originated via the partnership of scientist Samuel Ruben and businessman Philip Rogers Mallory, who met during the 1920s.  This cell was made on the premise that it lasts longer.

Ans:- Duracell

16) It was created by a merger of two British insurance firms, Norwich Union and CGU plc. “It means spring or revival in hebrew”. What?

Ans:- Aviva

17) Connect Skoda to the abominable snowman.

Ans:- Yeti

18) The RBI building in Delhi is guarded by Yaksha and Yakshini . They are the assistants of which god in Indian mythology?

Ans:- Kuber

19) The _______ saga is a book about the collapse of which company. It has a foreword by Kiran Karnik.

Ans:- Satyam

20) Identify

Adam Smith

Ans: Adam Smith

 

Definitely clear that a lot of content is from the past Pickbrain/ Crucible archives and we strongly believe that you will do well if you dig into the previous years’ Crucible quizzes and some Current Affairs!!

So, don’t forget to go through the archives and Be Prepared for the next quiz! 

If you are participating in any other cities, we’re sure these questions will give you a heads up on the preparation required.

For those who want to have a look at the previous years’ questions, follow the links below

The format of Tata Crucible Questions  has been simple throughout – a mixture of current affairs dry questions, visuals, heads of companies, trivia from old sites/blogs/quiz groups.

A thorough read through previous editions’ Tata Crucible Questions will definitely give participants a good direction to prepare for their city finals.

And if you are not looking just for Tata Crucible questions but a good guide to Prepare for Tata Crucible and other business quizzes, you must read the 20,000+ downloads famous –A Definitive guide to prepare for Tata Crucible

You can attempt Tata Crucible Questions from the Student Edition 2011 on a brand new customized platform. Dont just read, PARTICIPATE!

TATA CRUCIBLE QUESTIONS from the previous years

Tata Crucible Questions – Trichy Campus 2012

Tata Crucible Questions 2012- Trichy Campus

Questions from all the cities of the 2012 Campus Edition here

Anand Babu, one of the finest quizzers in the country and a Quizzing.in patron for ages reviews and shares questions from the Trichy Edition. We would also like to congratulate Anand as he and his teammates successfully won the Trichy Edition and are now all ready to win the Grand Prize of Rs 4 lakhs!

 Review and Tata Crucible Questions by Anand Babu

The Second edition of Tata Crucible, Trichy was held today. We were amazed to see the large number of teams that turned out(Pickbrain mentioned that the count was 192 and it was more than double the count of last year).  It was so large that we did not get seats in the hall. We were then made to sit on the dias on the chairs where the finalists were supposed to sit. At that time, we dint know it was a harbinger for what was going to happen later in the day.

Tata Crucible Questions – Trichy Campus 2012

As usual there were twenty questions.  Please find the prelims questions below.

1)      On 31 December 1600, the Queen granted a Royal Charter to “George, Earl of Cumberland, and 215 Knights, Aldermen, and Burgesses” to start a company. Which one?

2)      What was developed by TL Williams inspired by his sister Maybel ?

3)      Identify the automobile brand from the logo given. (Italian)

4)      Which popular TV actress produced TV serials in 1990s through her production house named ‘Saraswati Audio Visuals’? (Pickbrain gave a clue saying her husband also belongs to the film industry ).

5)      Which company consumes 80% of the vanilla produced in the world?

6)      Who company is associated with the Bombay Burma Trading Company some 141 years back?  (As given)Options given were Aditya Birla group, Wadia group, Reliance group

7)      Who authored the book ‘Idea Man’ in memoir of his famous friend? (Pickbrain gave a clue saying it is related to the IT industry ).

8)      What packaging innovation has Sundrop done for its product named Slimlite?

9)      Which company was originally started as Anglo-Persian oil company in 1909?

10)   Which two Pakistani cricketers have started restaurant in dubai named ‘Meat One’?

11)   Which is the first product from Dabur that was labeled an ayurvedic medicine?

12)   An print ad for a brand. This guy’s pic was there.

13)   To which country does ETESCA telecom company belong to? The telecom operations were started there only in 2008.

14)   Which famous painter designed the Ash Tray in Air India? He signed in it as SD.

15)   What is the name given to the middlemen involved in the defense deals(especially in the navy)?

16)   Identify the person or company to which he belongs to. He is the heir to a very big conglomerate.His company entered formula one through the Indian Grand Prix.

17)   Which famous business man was the Treasurer of Indian National Congress in 1933?

18)   A very famous ad featured the following personalities – Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King, Jr., Richard Branson, John Lennon, Buckminster Fuller, Thomas Edison, Muhammad Ali, Ted Turner, Maria Callas, Mahatma Gandhi, Amelia Earhart, Alfred Hitchcock, Martha Graham, Jim Henson, Frank Lloyd Wright and Pablo Picasso. Which ad?

19)   Which car was used as the ‘Intervention vehicle’ in Indian Grand prix?

20) He was the former head of IDBI. He is more famous for his book named ‘ The immortals of Meluha’. Who is he?

Tata Crucible Questions – Trichy ANSWERS :

1)      British East India Company    2)      Maybelline    3)      FIAT ( was tricky)    4)      Jaya Bachchan(Many wrote Hememalini)

5)      Coca Cola    6)      Wadia Group    7)      Paul Allen    8)      Cooking Spray   9)      British Petroleum   10)   Saeed Anwar and Inzy

11)   Dabur Hajmola  12)   Gilette  13)   Cuba    14)   Salvador Dali    15)   Sharks    16)   Jaypee Group    17)   Jamanlal Bajaj

18)   Apple    19)   Mahindra Scorpio    20)   Amish Tripathi

After this, 6 teams were called on to the stage for the Heats(tribute to olympics). The teams included 2 sastra teams, NIT, Our team(BIM) and 2 others. There were 6 questions on tie-breaker. They were relatively much simpler. Some of them were:

1)      ‘French Connection period’ – who is it associated with?

2)      How do we better know the ‘International Bank for Reconstruction and Development’?

3)      What was unique about Ford until 1925?

At the end, We and Sastra team 1 qualified for the finals. The defending runners-up made a blunder in the last Q and had to go out.

Then the top four teams were announced. We were in for a shock because the defending champions from Sastra were not there in the list. Anyways, the final six teams were:

BIM, SASTRA 1,IIM Trichy, NIT and SASTRA 2

Some of the questions from the finals:

1)      Katan, Cora, Georgette and Shattir: Connect these with something in India that is soon going to get a Geographical Indication.

2)      In the early 1900s, Wilbur Chapman, impressed by Missionaries of Charity sermon about Lepers, wanted to help them. He sold his pet named Pete and donated the amount. This catched up among the people and something started. What are we talking about?

3)      Connect: a student who has completed the third year of the mathematical tripos with first-class honours, a car of Chrysler, a profession of handling animals, especially horses and cattle.

4)      Which legend in 1992 donated $100,000 to the university of California to popularize a course on censorship in cinema and videography?

5)      Who is the author of the book “A Fist full of Rice”. He is the face of a particular industry in india.

6)      Which brand of toothpaste did Anchor buy from John Oak Remedies in 2007?

7)      What is the name of the longest train in india from Cochin to Dibrugar?

8)      With which legendary cartoonist would you connect Laugh-o-gram?

9)      Identify this Indian settled abroad. He is going to inherit a huge sum from his father.

10)   The person in the image below is Frederick August Bartoli. What is he famous for?

11)   Identify this person who has revolutionized a sector in India.

12)   Identify her

13)   Connect: ASDA, SEITYU etc

14)   Connect:

15)   For which brand of watch does Dhoni appear in advertisements?

ANSWERS for Finals Questions:

1)      Banaras Saris    2)      Piggy Bank    3)      Wrangler    4)      Hugh Hefner    5)      Vikram Akula    6)        Forhans

7)      Viveka Express  8)      Walt Disney  9)       Vanu Bose, son of Amar Bose    10)   Statue of Liberty

11)   VG Siddartha of CCD  12)   Christine Lagarde  13)   Walmart   14)   Nestle Kitkat  15)   Titan Sonata

It was a very closely-fought quiz with three teams having a chance to win championship. We(Anand Babu and Vignesh from BIM) came out on top in the end. NITians were the runners-up.  For a fledgling quizzing city like Trichy to have close to 200 teams was an achievement in itself. Pickbrain was quite pleased with it as well.  All the best!!!

Definitely clear that a lot of content is from the past Pickbrain/ Crucible archives and we strongly believe that you will do well if you dig into the previous years’ Crucible quizzes and some Current Affairs!!

So, don’t forget to go through the archives and Be Prepared for the next quiz! 

If you are participating in any other cities, we’re sure these questions will give you a heads up on the preparation required.

For those who want to have a look at the previous years’ questions, follow the links below

The format of Tata Crucible Questions  has been simple throughout – a mixture of current affairs dry questions, visuals, heads of companies, trivia from old sites/blogs/quiz groups.

A thorough read through previous editions’ Tata Crucible Questions will definitely give participants a good direction to prepare for their city finals.

And if you are not looking just for Tata Crucible questions but a good guide to Prepare for Tata Crucible and other business quizzes, you must read the 20,000+ downloads famous –A Definitive guide to prepare for Tata Crucible

You can attempt Tata Crucible Questions from the Student Edition 2011 on a brand new customized platform. Dont just read, PARTICIPATE!

TATA CRUCIBLE QUESTIONS from the previous years

Tata Crucible 2012 | Campus Edition

TATA CRUCIBLE

 

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Update 2:  Quizzing.in is now offering a Rs 300 cash voucher for every Tata Crucible (Campus 2012)  review with questions sent to us . So, if you wish to review one of the upcoming cities, register with us now. Email us at priyanka@quizzing.in

 

Tata Crucible 2012

The biggest Business Quiz for Students is back! 24 cities – 24 champions – 1 National Champion.

Not only is the Tata Crucible a chance to be crowned the Best Business Quizzers in the country but also a fantastic platform to monetize your year long preparations. The Tata Crucible Campus Edition , now in its 8th year, will be hosted by quizmaster Giri Pickbrain Balasubramaniam and will be spread over 50 days!

Rules for the year remain almost the same as the previous years with clearer indications for teams from colleges where there are no centres (participate in the closest centre by geographical distance and all teams from the same college must participate at one centre)

But as usual what surprises us is no action being taken on Professional courses like ICAI and ICWA. Its just unfair to the students of ICAI that they have to hear the brickbats of a 1000 students!!

Coming to the more important details-

 

19-Feb-12 : Jamshedpur – Ankit & Deepanjab from XLRI . Tata Crucible Campus Jamshedpur Review and Questions here

23-Feb-12 :Nagpur – Ashik and Vikram from VNIT win the Nagpur Round

25-Feb-12 : Trichy – Anand Babu & Vignesh from BIM Trichy. Tata Crucible Campus Trichy Review and Questions here

26-Feb-12: Coimbatore: Madanish & Siddhartha from IIM-K. Tata Crucible Campus Coimbatore Review and Questions here

28-Feb-12 : Friday : Hyderabad 2pm  Taj Deccan Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

1-Mar-12 : Thursday : Bhubaneswar 2pm May Fair Convention Centre Jaydev Vihar, Bhubaneswar

3-Mar-12 : Saturday: Bangalore 2pm  NIMHANS Hosur Road, Bangalore

4-Mar-12: Sunday: Chennai 1pm Vivanta by Taj – Connemara Binny Road, Chennai.

6-Mar-12 : Manipal : Chaitanya and Samarth from NIT-Surathkal . Tata Crucible Review and Questions from Manipal here

09-Mar-12: Friday : Cochin 1.30pm  The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive, Ernakulam

13-Mar-12 : Tuesday : Amritsar 2pm onwards Art Gallery M M Malviya Road, Amritsar

14-Mar-12 :Wednesday : Chandigarh 2pm  Punjab University Law College Auditorium

15-Mar-12 : Thursday : Rohtak 2pm  Tagore Auditorium MDU Campus, Rohtak

18-Mar-12: Sunday : Guwhati 2pm Indian Institute of Technology – IIT Campus Guwahati – 781 039.

20-Mar-12 : Tuesday: Jaipur 2pm Vidyashram (Maharana Pratap Auditorium), Opp.Daini Bhaskar, Malaviya Nagar

23-Mar-12- Friday : Goa 2pm National Institute of Oceanography, Cardium Auditorium Dona Paula, Goa

24-Mar-12 – Saturday : Mumbai 2pm Y B Chavan Auditorium Nariman Point, Mumbai

25-Mar-12 – Sunday : Pune 2pm  Balaji Institute of Management Wakad, Pune

27-Mar-12 – Tuesday :Indore 2pm University Campus DAVV Auditorium, Khandwa Road, Indore

29-Mar-12 – Thursday : Ahmedabad 4pm IIM – Indian Institute of Management (Ravi Mathai Hall), IIMA

31-Mar-12 – Saturday : Delhi 1pm Taj Mahal Palace Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi.

1-Apr-12 – Sunday : Lucknow 2pm Taj Residency Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow

2-Apr-12 – Monday : Patna 2pm Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir

6-Apr-12 – Friday : Kolkata 4pm Kala Mandir 48, Theatre Road, Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata – 700017

But worried you aren’t prepared yet? Participate in some of the older Tata Crucible quizzes and find out how you do here.

Or browse through the Question Bank of Questions from the last 6 years of Tata Crucible here! 

Some questions from last few years Tata Crucible quizzes:

1. Which financial giant owns majority stake in LEGOLAND under its Merlin Entertainment brand?

Ans- Black stone

2. Famous Slogan by American criminal GARY GILMORE before he was executed in1977?

Ans- Just Do It

3. HARD ROCK café motto “love all serve all” is based on whom?

Ans- Satya Sai Baba

4. Blue print of Indian budget is called what? (White paper/blue sheet/red sheet)

Ans-Blue sheet

5-SIMPLY FLY written by whom?

Ans- Captain Gopinath

6- He is credited with the modernization and computerization of Indian Railways. Name the personality? Launched Shatabdi Express too!

Ans- Madhav Rao Scindia

7-SoundJam which was acquired by Apple was relaunched as what?

Ans- iTunes

8- Elizabeth Hurley is associated with which cosmetics brand that awarded her the first modeling job at the age of 29?

Ans- Estee Lauder 

9- From where (city) was the first FM radio Service started in India?

10- ‘Blyk’ is a mobile messaging media service targeted at the youth. Which cellular operator provides the service in India?

11- ‘Sure’ in UK, ‘Shield’ in SouthAfrica, ‘Reward’ in Nigeria. How do we know it in India?

12- What was unveiled by Steve Ballmer on May 28, 2009 at the “All things digital Conference’ in San Diegeo?

13- Who owns ‘Instone’ nutritional supplements & also editor of the men’s magazine ‘Sly’?

14- Small car manufacturer ‘Daihatsu’ is owned by which company?

15- Which business house based in Kerala was started by Ninan Mathai & M. George in 1887?

16- Which Malaysia based airliner headed by Tony Fernandes is Asia’s largest low-cost no frills carrier?

17 – Founded in 1783 in Geneva & named after its founder who was a jeweler & amateur scientist. He invented the Geneva system for producing pure bottled water through Carbonization. Identify the brand.

18 – Which venture started as “Indian Ahoy’ a site which is still used to attract high leisure travelers from overseas? But later it was rechristened to better suit the Indian market.

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Tata Crucible Questions – Jamshedpur Campus 2012

Tata Crucible Questions 2012- Jamshedpur Campus


Krishan Kumar from Jamshedpur reviews the Jamshedpur Tata Crucible Campus 2012

The 2012 Campus Edition of the Tata Crucible Quiz kicked off in Jamshedpur with around 90 teams participating in the prelims. The top 4 teams were selected directly from the prelims while the 5th and 6th team were selected from the Wild Card entry. XLRI had a monopolistic rule here as all 6 teams were from the same college and only two teams could go through to the Regional final.

The Wild Card questions were basically content asked in the previous editions’ Tata Crucible Questions

After the prelims and wild card questions, the Top six teams on stage were:

1 Chinmay  and  Sanchit  from  XLRI

2 Partha  and  Abhishek  from  NIT  ROURKELA

3 Debjit Roy and Pranshu from BIT MESRA

4 Ankit  and Deepanjan from  XLRI

5 Sumit  and  Deepak  from NIT JAMSHEDPUR

6 Mrityunjay  and Ulaganath from XLRI

In the end, Ankit & Deepanjan from XLRI won the Jamshedpur Edition of the Tata Crucible Campus 2012 with a huge margin while a question on Dimple Kapadia decided the tiebreaker between XLRI team 2 and BIT Mesra which was won by Mrityunjan & Ulag from XLRI..

Below find the prelims questions and some of the questions asked in the finals

We will update the Crucible winners and Tata Crucible Questions from various cities here, so don’t forget to bookmark this link

But for now,

Tata Crucible Questions from Jamshedpur Campus 2012

1. What  term  was  popularized  by  an  Intel  lawyer   to  define   companies    who  were trying  to “make  a   lot  of  money  off a patent  that  they  were  not  practicing “  and  had  no  intention  of  practicing  in future as well. Ans: PAYROLL from Patentroll

2. Ho Re Ca is a market segment in a certain industry. What does the term Ho Re Ca stand  for? Ans:  HOTELS  RESTAURANTS  AND  CATERING

3. Visual of a management guru.

Ans: MICHAEL PORTER

4. Which  Indian  businessman  founded  the  venture  capital   firm INVESTMENT CORPORATION  OF  INDIA in  1937? Ans: JRD TATA

5. Which  Pepsico  brand’s logo  bears  a face   that  is  believed   to  have  a similarity  to  Benjamin  franklin? Ans: QUAKEROATS

6. What  began  as  a toy  balloon manufacturing unit  from  a  small  shed  in Tiruvolluyur, an  industrial  suburb  north  of  Chennai  in  1946? Ans: MRF

7.  visual clip  of  a stock  certificate of  the INTERNATIONAL MERCENTILE MARINE CO. THIS  FIRM  IS  KNOWN  FOR   INVESTING  IN  SOMETHING  FAMOUS …. WHAT? Ans: RAISED FUNDS  FOR  THE  TITANIC

8. What does I in CIVETS  STAND  FOR? Ans: INDONESIA

9. Which  Indian  airline  would  you  associate  the  frequent  flyer programme “ flying  returns”? Ans: AIRINDIA

10. The  initial  idea  to  set  up  this  bank  was floated  in 1870  by Adelbert Delbuick and Ludwig Bamberger.. Which bank? Ans:DEUTSHE BANK

11. This  French  company  dropped  the  alphabet  h  from its  name  in  2007   in  certain languages as  x  followed  by  h  was  difficult   to  pronounce.. Which firm? Ans: SODEXO

12. Who holds   the copyright for   “an  inconvenient  truth”? Ans: Al Gore

13. What was  formed  in  1971    as  European  Management  Forum? Ans: WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

14. How  do we  know “the  hyperintelligent , superconnected  pack  of  serial  entrepreneurs “ who  left  Paypal  after  its  initial  days  and  are   now  a powerful  group  in  the  Silicon Valley? Ans: PAYPAL MAFIA

15. Which  company’s  secret  formula  would  you  associate  with   the Stepan  company? Ans: COCA COLA

16. Identify the  media  giant

17. with  which  shoe  company  would  you  associate  the  city  Zlin? Ans: Bata

18. In  keeping  with   the  global  philosophy  of   continuos  development  of  community ,   this  company  in  association  with  SONY  ENT  TELEVISION   launched  its  education    programe SHIKSHA? Ans: PROCTOR & GAMBLE

19. With which  brand  would  you  associate Maryland  born Edmund Mcllenny? Ans: TABASCO

20. visual  of  Gary  Kasparov  playing  chess with  a computer.. Name the firm  and  the  computer? IBM N DEEP BLUE

Tata Crucible Questions Jamshedpur Wild Card

1.Namhu  odaya and Kusakahora  founded which  company
a)Haier
b)Osaka
c)Hitachi
Ans: Hitachi

2. Who  owns  the  brand  Duracell?
Ans: Proctor & Gamble

3. With  which  group would  you associate  Rajvillas?
Ans: THE  OBEROI GROUP

4.Josephin Dixon in  1921  invented  what    for  his  wife  who  had  regular  cuts  and  burns  in  the  kitchen?
Ans: BANDAID

5. Ambipure  is  owned   by  whom?
Ans: GODREJ  SARALEE

 

Tata Crucible Questions from Jamshedpur Finals

The finals consisted of  five  rounds. All rounds  had  simple  scorings without  the  previous edition  hassles  of  Powerplays and  other  such stuff.

‘PICKBRAIN mentioned  that   it   was  the  insistence  of  the  students  from   their   feedback   forms  that  had   forced  them  to  keep  things simple’ and as we read it – ‘It Just dint work!!’.

The  rounds  were  as  follows

1. SMARTER WORLD ROUND: +10 for direct and pass; No negatives – Dry Questions

2. SHARPER WORLD ROUND: +10 for direct and pass – Mainly Image questions

3. TATA WORLD: 4 questions about the Tatas

4. LATERAL WORLD: World famous Connect round!

5. FASTER WORLD: 3 clue round with +15, +10, +5 and same negatives!

Some of the Questions from the Finals are inline:

1.This as created in 1982 in new delhi and was inaugurated by Mr Rajeev Gandhi in 1984..it was a multicrore brand and was shut a few years ago..identify this symbolic representation of india

ANS: APPUGARH

 

2. The darpa project funded a project ADAPTIVE DATA RETRIEVAL and this led to CALO. How is CALO better known in india?

ANS: APPLE 4S I SIRI PROJECT

 

3.ROHIT SURFACTANTS started off with humble beginnings. today it holds a 2400 crore conglomerate business..which is its most famous product

ANS: GHADI DETERGENT

 

4.What was started in 1918 by WALTER when he asked for 12 ford model T ‘s IN EUROPE?

ANS: HERTZ CAR RENTAL

 

5. Which Indian company sued suhel seth for dematory tweets against it?

ANS: ITC

 

6.Who is defined by THE UNIVERSAL EXPORTS COMPANY as their most n proficient field leg

ANS: JAMES BOND (universal exports is a fictional co)

 

Definitely clear that a lot of content is from the past Pickbrain/ Crucible archives and we strongly believe that you will do well if you dig into the previous years’ Crucible quizzes and some Current Affairs!!

So, don’t forget to go through the archives and Be Prepared for the next quiz! 

If you are participating in any other cities, we’re sure these questions will give you a heads up on the preparation required.

For those who want to have a look at the previous years’ questions, follow the links below

The format of Tata Crucible Questions  has been simple throughout – a mixture of current affairs dry questions, visuals, heads of companies, trivia from old sites/blogs/quiz groups.

A thorough read through previous editions’ Tata Crucible Questions will definitely give participants a good direction to prepare for their city finals.

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TATA CRUCIBLE QUESTIONS from the previous years

''THE FUNDAMENTALIST'' | Quiz Info

Being knowledgeable and cognizant is futile, if one cant apply, reason or think rationally

Cudgel your brains for the most grueling and challenging business quiz in India.

”THE FUNDAMENTALIST”

The quiz master is renowned Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramanium. 24 teams ( campus + corporate ) will qualify for the semi final rounds, out of which the competition will be filtered down to the best 12 teams (campus + corporate ) battling it out in the final round.

The final round will take place at the NIMHANS Convention Center in Bangalore.

 

Event details :

Campus

Rewards :

1st Place : Rs. 50,000.

2nd Place : Rs. 25,000.

 

Qualifying Rounds :

In – Station Colleges

The qualifying rounds for in station colleges will take place on 14th Jan 2012, where the top 7 colleges will then qualify for the semi-finals which will take place on 2nd Feb 2012.

Out – Station Colleges

The qualifying rounds & semi finals will take place directly on 2nd Feb 2012.

 

Semi – finals:

The top 12 teams from the qualifying rounds move on to the semi finals, where the top 6 teams qualify for the finals

 

Corporate

 

Rewards :

1st Place : Rs. 75,000.

2nd Place : Rs. 35,000.

 

Qualifying Rounds :

In – Station Corporate Teams

The qualifying rounds for In – station corporate teams will take place on 14th Jan 2012, where the top 7 teams will then qualify for the semi-finals which will take place on 2nd Feb 2012.

Out – Station Corporate Teams

The qualifying rounds & semi finals will take place directly on 2nd Feb 2012.

 

Semi – final :

The top 12 teams from the qualifying rounds move on to the semi finals, where the top 6 teams qualify for the finals

 

 

Registrations :

To register please send in your details and the form attached to  ” precipice2012@cms.ac.in ”

Registration Form : Download

 

Rules & Regulations :

  • The registration fee for all teams is Rs 200
  • Each team must comprise of 2 members.
  • The event is open to students from all streams of study.
  • Multiple entries are allowed from each institute.
  • Registrations will happen at the venue.
  • All prelims will be written.
  • The amount for train tickets will be refunded for the teams that qualify for the final round in Bangalore*, subject to submission of the tickets.
  • Participants must carry valid ID Cards.
  • The decision of the quizmaster will be final and binding.
  • Each contestant is expected to maintain discipline and decorum at the event.
 * Conditions Apply.

Times of Oman Open Quiz Contest, 15th Edition | Quiz Review

Times of Oman Open Quiz Contest, 15th Edition | Quiz Review

03 December 2011

MUSCAT: They came, they fought hard, and they conquered. After an exciting battle of grit, nerves and wit, a new champion team emerged at the 15th edition of the Times of Oman Open Quiz Contest (TOOOQC).

Know Brainers — the team comprising Sujatha Ashok, R. S. Sumanth and Raji Sumanth — put a stop to the dominance of the defending champions, Mostly Clueless, to lift the ultimate quizzing trophy in Muscat, at the packed-to-the-brim City Amphitheatre in Muscat on Thursday.

Four time champions Mostly Clueless — the team comprising Dr Anupam Kakaria, Shafeek M. K. and Shaheen Jamil — and last year’s runners up, Questionable Characters (Rohini Dinesh, Sushmita Gupta and Udayan Gupta) displayed amazing performances to put up a brave fight to finish second and third (after a tie-breaker) respectively.

ISG Sreeraag Mohan and team (Sreeraag Mohan T, Darshan Regi Kalathil, R. Rajaganapathy Sankar) were crowned the school quiz champions.

ISM Quizzing ISMiites (Rohan Karnawat, Srujan Keskar, Shuvankar Goswami) and ISG Anmol Kakaria and team (Anmol Kakaria, Fahd Rayees, Anirudh Sen) finished first and second runners up respectively.

But the true champions of the evening were, of course, the audiences, who turned up in huge numbers despite the rain clouds looming large over the skies. They didn’t allow the thoughts of inconvenience the rains could have brought to dissuade them from attending this Times of Oman event that’s so close to their hearts.

Speaking to Times of Oman, quizmaster Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramanium said, “My first reaction is that the true winners of today’s (Thursday’s) event are the audience of Muscat. No two ways about it. It is amazing that despite the climate that prevailed, people turned out in such large numbers. It is their reflection of solidarity to an event like this.”

Sharing his thoughts on the champions, Know Brainers, Giri said, “The winners were an outstanding team. They have been waiting in the wings for way too long. I think they will win a few more finals. It is just the beginning for them.”

About the runners up, Mostly Clueless and Questionable Characters, Giri said, “They were known and expected to do well. It was a few tactical errors here and there that led them to lose. Facts like not getting their hands to the buzzer fast enough cost them some points.”

Explaining that this has been the closest TOOOQC that Muscat has ever witnessed so far, Giri said, “That to me is the changing times. Till it got to the buzzer it was five teams battling. So I think it was outstanding.”

Giri also suggested that Times of Oman should now restart the school quiz.

“I am sure the public here who root for a knowledge property like the TOOOQC wants that and would welcome that,” Giri noted.

TOOOQC was presented by Samsung. The major sponsors were Muscat Pharmacy, Pocari Sweat, Perfumes and Cosmetics. The co-sponsors were Sohar Aluminum, Al Mudhish and Delicio. Jet Airways was the official airlines and Sixt was the official rent a car company.

The official hosts were Platinum Hotel. The venue sponsors were Badr Al Samaa, Oasis Water, Shah Nagardas Manji, E-Travels and Tours, Malabar Gold, New India Assurance, Hoshan Trading, Apparel International and Spicy Village. The prelims of TOOOQC was organised at the Indian School Ghubra auditorium.

Earlier, Lakshmi Kothaneth, host for the evening, gave a perfect start to the proceedings, welcoming the huge crowd which voice voted the decision to shift TOOOQC to the month of December.

The event was earlier held in the month of April.

The event started with the school quiz, with team members — ISM Unchartered (Ashwin Menon, Arun Philips, Daniel Joseph), PSM Crashers (Aly Reza, Hager Abdul Sami, Syed Tumail Jafri), ISD Master Minds (Pranav R Krishnan, Francis Cilwin, Hadi Jamal), ISG Anmol Kakaria and team (Anmol Kakaria, Fahd Rayees, Anirudh Sen), ISM Quizzing ISMiites (Rohan Karnawat, Srujan Keskar, Shuvankar Goswami), ISG Sreeraag Mohan and team (Sreeraag Mohan T, Darshan Regi Kalathil, R Rajaganapathy Sankar), ISD Talent Knights (Mithun Prasad, Collins Jacob, Kelisto Chalissery) and ISWK iQuiz (Krishna Kamath, Lolith Lohidhakshan, Mohammed Suhail P M) providing exhilarating moments for the quiz.

Electrifying touches

Whether it was the rounds ‘first frontiers’ or ‘snap shots’ or the ‘final countdown’, the quizmaster, the school team members, and the audiences lent electrifying touches to the action.

Lauding the school teams for their participation, Giri said, “Hats off to their nerves and talent. It is not easy for the school children to perform with a 5,000 audience watching them.”

Before the start of the mega finals where the two school team toppers competed with the six open teams, a short film marking 15 years of Times of Oman Open Quiz Contest (TOOOQC) was screened.

At the mega finals, the open quiz teams— Know Brainers(Sujatha Ashok, R S Sumanth, Raji Sumanth), Three D (Armstrong Jeyakumar, Sangeetha Sridhar, Dr Rajan Philips), TBTF (Nitin Aravind, Roshan Kamath, Namrata Sheshadri), Mostly Clueless (Dr Anupam Kakaria, Shafeek M K, Shaheen Jamil), Questionable Characters (Rohini Dinesh, Sushmita Gupta, Udayan Gupta) and Roaring 40s (Sridhar Babu, Jacob Chandy, Harish Bilgi), ISG Sreeraag Mohan and team and ISM Quizzing ISMiites, provided impressive touches by cracking some very difficult questions.

The many rounds — including ‘global update’, ‘global vision’, ‘global crosswords’, ‘global connections’, ‘global preferences’ — had interesting oral and visual questions.

Most questions for the quiz were taken straight from the Times of Oman newspaper published last year and the round “global crosswords” had segments named after sections appearing in Times such as Extra, Entertainment, Market, Connect, Mind Games, and Commentary among others.

For the first time in a quiz in Muscat in the round ‘global preferences’, each team was quizzed on their preferences based on a form the teams had filled up during the prelims. Giri’s team in India worked on the questions once they received the filled in forms from the teams. The questions to each team were on what the teams like in life. In 45 seconds, they had to answer five questions on their subjects of preference.

Pickbrain kept the audience entertained by passing the unanswered questions from teams to them and also hurling special questions at them. Correct answers were followed by many gifts. From the grade four ISM student Ankith to seasoned quizzers like Murali R, they cracked tough questions to win some fabulous prizes.

The audiences answered five multiple choice questions via SMS to take home interesting gifts.

The quiz proved that one should always keep one’s quest for knowledge alive.

“Since the start of Times Quiz, I have seen so many new faces putting above average efforts to make it to the finals and win. It is a fabulous event,” said Riyas, country manager of Sea Pearls.

Source: Champions ‘Know Brainers’ knew it all.

Other quiz reviews at Texas Instruments Science & Technology Quiz 2011Nuclear Energy Quiz @ SIMT | Quiz Review and TIME Aqua Regia | Chennai Review.

TCS IT Wiz 2011

TCS IT Wiz

TCS IT Quiz, India’s biggest IT Quiz for schools was started, in 1999 for students studying between class 8- 12 (all Corporates reading you can check Tata Crucible happening parallely). This year TCS IT Wiz goes to 12 cities across 4 months starting at Bangalore on 27th July 2011 with the final quiz on November 27th in Mumbai. The Quiz is hosted by noted Quizmaster Giri Pickbrain Balasubramaniam.

 

TCS IT Wiz 2011 Schedule

Bangalore

July 27, 2011

St.Paul’s won the quiz : Review & Questions here: http://www.quizzing.in/tcs-wiz-questions-bangalore-2011-edition

Hyderabad

July 29, 2011

Chaitanya Jr College won the Hyderabad round easing past Gitanjali. Review and Questions here

Ahmedabad

August 12, 2011

Tagore Hall, Paldi

 

Chennai

August 18, 2011

Music Academy, TTK Road

 

Pune

August 23

Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha

Karve Nagar

 

Coimbatore

August 25, 2011

Corporation Kalai Arangam

R.S Puram

 

Bhubaneshwar

September 6, 2011

PAL Heights

J/7, Jayadev Vihar Road

 

Kolkata

September 13, 2011

Kala Mandir, Shakespeare Sarani

 

Kochi

October 7, 2011

Gokulam Convention Center,

Opp Kaloor Pvt Bus Stand

 

Lucknow

November 9

CSant Gadge Auditorium

UP Sangeet Naatak Academy

Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar

 

Delhi

November 12, 2011

Dogra Hall, IIT

 

Mumbai

November 27, 2011

Indian Education Soceity

Manik Sabagraha

Opp Lilavati Hospital Bandra Reclamation

The TCS IT Quiz also has a National final where winners from different cities participate in the National Finals. Last year, TCS IT Wiz was also held in Dubai where Dubai Modern High School defeated Indian School Dubai to be crowned International TCS IT Champions

TCS IT Wiz Questions from the Previous Years

We know why you are here!! And yes, we have the questions from the previous years! Access the previous years’ TCS IT Wiz questions here

Times of Oman Quiz 2011

Times of Oman is proud to announce the 15th edition of its annual open quiz contest. Over the years, the Times of Oman Annual Open Quiz Contest has grown to be the Sultanate’s most awaited event. Since its inception in 1995, the contest has had a tremendous response from quiz aficionados of all age groups.

Stage 1:
Written prelims on November 29th 2011 to select the Top 8 Teams
Stage 2:
Grand Finale to be held on December 1, 2011
Quizmaster: Giri Pickbrain Balasubramaniam
Last Date for Registration: 23rd November 2011

Register here: Times of Oman Quiz 

TCS IT Wiz | Lucknow 2011

TCS IT Wiz Lucknow 2011

Courtesy: TCSitwiz.com – Earlier in the day a tough prelim described by the quizmaster as ‘by far one of the toughest so far’ resulted in the following six schools making it to the TCS IT Wiz Lucknow final:
Mercy Memorial Lucknow – Shubham Tripathi and Shivam Sharma
Lucknow Public School Sec-I – Abhishek Singh and Shubham Kumar
Seth Anandram Kanpur – Arman Verma and Akshay Singh
Seth MR Jaipuria – Ansh and Samridh
Lucknow Public School Sec D – Pranshu and Himanshu
Model School Aliganj– Ankit Soti and Faraz N
The TCS IT Wiz final was a brisk affair with teams interlocked in a thick battle. Teams from Seth Anandram, Seth Jaipuria and LPS Sector D were quick to get into a lead as the other teams did well but in bursts and could not hold the momentum. With one question remaining all three teams had a fair chance of making it to the national finale.The LPS duo held their nerve and won the TCS IT Wiz Lucknow Edition while Seth Jaipuria did well to win the runner up title. Mr.Anoop Mishra the Chief Secretary Govt. of UP, thrilled the crowd with his own questions while congratulating them on a stupendous show.
Pranshu Agarwal , the Winner of the TCS IT Wiz Lucknow Edition shares with us the Prelims of the Quiz. Thank you Pranshu and many congratulations.

TCS IT Wiz Lucknow Prelims

Q1)The current incarnation of this famous website  is the result of a March 2000 merger between Confinity and X.com.In Oct 2002 became a wholly owned subsidiary of ebay. Which famous website is this?

Ans: Paypal Inc.

Q2)Which company was founded in 1906 in Rochester , New York  as The Haloid Photographic Company,which originally manufactured photographic paper and equipment.?

Ans:Xerox

Q3)World’s largest producer of guided missiles .Established in 1922 the company reincorporated in 1928 & adopted its present name in 1959. What?(hint: and adopted its name by mixing an old French word with a greek meaning ‘ray  of lights from the gods’?

Ans:Raytheon

Q4)Identify this person?(hint: known as the inventor of computer mouse)

Ans:Douglas Engelbart

Q5) Which company started  as Galvin Manufacturing Corporation in 1928, with its first product being a battery eliminator?. It adopted its current name in 1930 .

Ans:Motorola

Q6) Contrived acronym was coined in 2000 by Luis von Ahn, Manuel Blum, Nicholas J. Hopper, and John Langford? Carnegie Mellon University attempted to trademark the term, but the trademark application was abandoned on 21 April 2008. It  requires the user to type letters or digits from a distorted image that appears on the screen.(picbrain said don’t give ans like Turing Test be specific only the term)

Ans: CAPTCHA

Q7) The term IPTV first appeared in 1995 with the founding of Precept Software by Judith Estrin and Bill Carrico. Precept developed an Internet video product named something which is the future of television.What am I describing?

Ans:IPTV(Internet Protocol Television)

Q8) )What is defined as “Collection of duplicating original values stored elsewhere or computed earlier where the original data is inexpensive to fetch “?(pickbrain said its basically a type of memory)?

Ans:Cache memory

Q9)Identify the company from its logo?

Ans:Cisco

Q10)Verizon Wireless has released a line of smartphones that go by a name which is a trademark of Lucasfilms Ltd. It It was involved in a lawsuit with Google with a very popular OS. Identify this series of smartphones?

Ans:Droid

Q11)Started in 1928, as  AT&T’s Western Electric division , established a division for the specific purpose of installing and servicing their loudspeakers and electronic products for motion picture use. Called “E.R.P.I.” (Electrical Research Products, Inc.), it was purchased as part of a consent decree in 1936 by a group of E.R.P.I. executives, including George Carrington, Sr. and Mike Conrow. They changed the name to “All Technical Service Company”. How do we know this company today?(pickbrain said see the question carefully it contains the answer itself)

Ans:Altac Lancing

Q12)Identify this creator of USB?

Ans:Ajay Bhatt

Q13)It is an easy to use Internet service that organizes information on the internet into a series of structured hierarchial menus . Its search engine is Veronica.(pickbrain said it was used by Jerry Yang  for inventing the Yahoo database)(options given:archie/gopher/lycos)

Ans: Gopher

Q14)  Originally developed by , John W. Backus in late 1953 submitted a proposal to his superiors at IBM to develop a more practical alternative to assembly language for programming their IBM 704 mainframe computer. Which famous programming language which was originally called “speedcoding”?

Ans:Fortran

Q15) Which  technology czar has committeed to put  aside well  over 10%of his wealth for philanthrophic issues . His foundation’s education venture include SSN educational  Institute named after his father and is setting up Seven Vidyagyan schools in UP for rural students?

Ans:Shiv Nadar

Q16)Identify this nobel laurette?

Ans:Jack Kilby

Q17) The Fujifilm FinePix Real     X  cameras can take  X-dimensional pictures using two lenses, and display them to the naked eye in X format .What is X?.(asked by putting a dash instead of x)

Ans:3 Dimensional

Q18)Lindon Labs headquartered in California launched in June 2003 . It was developed by  Philip Rosedale, as a  computer hardware allowing people to immerse in a virtual world. In its earliest form, the company struggled to produce a commercial version of the hardware, known as “The Rig”, which was realized in prototype form as a clunky steel contraption with computer monitors worn on shoulders.What  is this famous in virtual world?

Ans:Second Life

Q19)What is the mascot of  Java  mascot called?

Ans:Duke the duck

Q20)Identify the logo?

Ans: Blu-Ray Disk

If you wish to contribute questions from the other editions of TCS IT Wiz, please mail us at quizzing.in@gmail.com

Questions and reviews from other TCS IT Wiz sections here

Tata Crucible UK Edition 2011

Tata Crucible UK Edition 2011

The UK edition of the quiz is a single location event open to participants, in teams of two each from the same college/university and they register online for the same. The desirous teams then assemble at a common venue and all the teams will be subjected to a written elimination round of 20-25 questions at the start. Out of these, 8 top  teams will be then invited on the stage (normally 6 top scoring teams and 2 teams from a quick wild card round) for 5 to 6 rounds of live quiz on stage from which the winners will be crowned.

The rounds will consist of questions from the world of international business and economy, including corporates, personalities, brands, markets, etc. The emphasis in the questions is not on the obvious, but lateral thinking and associations.

Win up to £4000 CASH PRIZE and an ALL EXPENSE PAID trip to India for the International Finals.

Tata Crucible UK Details

Date

Sunday, 20th November 2011

Venue

IET London: Savoy Place
2 Savoy Place
London, WC2R OBL

For questions from previous Tata Crucible Quizzes, visit TC Quizzing.in

Please check http://www.tatacrucible.com/uk for Registration and more info on Tata Crucible UK

ET in Campus Quiz | Kolkata Edition

ET in Campus Quiz – Kolkata Edition

Are you a quiz buff and on the look out for a platform to prove your quizzing talent? If that be the case, do turn up at the Vidya Mandir auditorium off Moira Street on November 11. A grand quiz contest awaits you on the day.

ET in campus quiz organized by the Times Group and presented by Cognizant Technology will have you put through a tough test on your knowledge on various subjects.

Do not miss the opportunity to showcase your knowledge and quizzing talents.

Rubbing shoulder with you will be participants assembled from across the city. Quiz master Giri Balasubramanium would be throwing up tough and tricky posers to the teams. And to add to it there will be a galore of attractive prizes to be won.

So just stop contemplating, pick up the phone right away and get in touch with Sandeep Gupta on 9836255796. He will explain to you the participation details and clarify all your queries. The contest is open to all undergraduate as well as postgraduate students.

Registration for the event will begin at 12 noon on November 11. Therefore land up at the venue in time. The registration process will be followed by preliminary and final rounds of the contest. Over hundred teams from engineering, medical and management institutes are expected to battle it out for the coveted prize.

ET in campus quiz is an annual event and is part of the ET in campus programme that runs through some major business schools across the country. More than 70 business institutes in Kolkata are part of this programme.

ET in Campus Quiz Details

Date: 11th November 2011 – registration 12 pm onwards

Venue: Vidya Mandir Auditorium off Moira Street

Quizmaster: Giri Pickbrain Balsubramaniam

To register , contact: Sandeep –  9836255796

Source:TOI

Some questions from the past

1. Economist who was chief guest of ET awards last year?

2. oliviero toscani has done a famous ad campaign for?

3. ad for alpenliebe
4. ad for bsnl starring preity zinta
5. “this republic day, all you want to be is free”: ad for which airline (photo)
6. ad for toyota altis
7. new logo of bank known as “interlock”

8. deepa mehta has done a movie short for which famous humanitarian organization?

9. photo of RBI Governor
10. Photo of deepak parekh

More questions from previous Pickbrain Questions here

ET in Campus Quiz Questions from Chennai and Kochi

Tata Crucible 2011 : Corporate Edition

TATA CRUCIBLE

 

 

Tata Crucible 2011 Updates

Kochi 2011 : Malayala Manorama won the quiz followed by Swadisht Foods. Questions from Tata Crucible Kochi Prelims and Kochi Finals

Coimbatore 2011: Chennai Silks won the quiz making it their Hattrick year. Review and Questions from Crucible Coimbatore here

Nagpur 2011: Bhilai Steel Plant won the quiz followed by Think. Review and Questions from Nagpur 2011 Crucible here

Hyderabad 2011 : Infosys represented by Sridhar & Surendra Reddy won the Hyderabad 2011 Crucible Round by beating IBM.

Bhubaneshwar: Previous National Champions Vizag Steel representated by Sabyasachi Pani and Santanu Dey claim their spot in the 2011 Finals. Find the Bhubaneshwar Review and Questions here.

Ranchi : SS Panda and Sampad Mishra from SAIL, Rourkela Plant will represent Ranchi in the National Final. Read the Review, Prelims and Finals questions here!

Jamshedpur: Tata Steel ruled the roost with Siddharth Mishra and Amit Agrawal winning the quiz. Read the complete TC Jamshedpur Quiz review, prelims questions and finals here 

Kolkata: mJunction retains their title by beating last year’s runners up TCS, Kolkata Questions and review here

Delhi: Serial Winners Accenture romped home yet again this year. Catch the Review & questions from the Delhi Edition now

 

Chandigarh: Two doctors from the Armed Forces captivated the Chandigarh Crowd with their answers and fabulous victory
The Tata Crucible Corporate 2011 Edition now comes to a resounding end! 

But worried you aren’t prepared yet? Participate in some of the older Tata Crucible quizzes and find out how you do here.

Or browse through the Question Bank of Questions from the last 6 years of Tata Crucible here! 

 

Date Day City Track Time Venue Address Contact Person
10-Sep-11 Saturday Chennai Tata + Non Tata Track 2.00 PM Chinmaya Heritage Centre Tapovan Hall, # 2, 13th Avenue, Harrington Road, Chetpet, Chennai – 600 031 Mr.Giridharan
Ph: 98411 67685
17-Sep-11 Saturday Pune Tata + Non Tata Track 2.00 PM Tilak Samarak Sadashiv Peth, Pune Mr.Amit
Ph: 93705 05040
18-Sep-11 Sunday Mumbai Tata + Non Tata Track 2.00 PM Y B Chavan Auditorium Nariman Point, Mumbai – 400 021 Mr.Mervyn D’Souza
Ph: 98709 21814
19-Sep-11 Monday Ahmedabad Non Tata Track 5.00 PM IIM – Indian Institute of Management (Ravi Mathai Hall), Vastrapur, Ahmedabad – 380 015. Ms.Nikky
Ph: 98986 19221
22-Sep-11 Thursday Panaji Non Tata Track 5.00 PM National Institute of Oceanography, Cardium Auditorium Dona Paula, Goa – 403 004 Mr.Ashish Rane
Ph: 98231 10601
24-Sep-11 Saturday Lucknow Tata + Non Tata Track 1.00 PM Taj Residency Vipin khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow – 226 010. Mr Abhishek
Ph: 98397 72400
25-Sep-11 Sunday Delhi Tata + Non Tata Track 1.00 PM Taj Palace Hotel 2, Sardar Patel marg, Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi 110 021 Mr.Harish Vats
Ph: 99104 47784
26-Sep-11 Monday Chandigarh Non Tata Track 5.00 PM Taj Chandigarh Block No. 9, Sector 17-A, Chandigarh – 160 017. Mr.Sunil
Ph: 98150 01654
02-Oct-11 Sunday National Finals Taj Mahal Palace and Towers Appolo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai – 400 001

 

 

Some questions from this year’s quizzes:

 

1. Which financial giant owns majority stake in LEGOLAND under its Merlin Entertainment brand?

 

Ans- Black stone

 

2. Famous Slogan by American criminal GARY GILMORE before he was executed in1977?

 

Ans- Just Do It

 

3. HARD ROCK café motto “love all serve all” is based on whom?

 

Ans- Satya Sai Baba

 

4. Blue print of Indian budget is called what? (White paper/blue sheet/red sheet)

 

Ans-Blue sheet

 

5-SIMPLY FLY written by whom?

 

Ans- Captain Gopinath

 

6- He is credited with the modernization and computerization of Indian Railways. Name the personality? Launched Shatabdi Express too!

 

Ans- Madhav Rao Scindia

 

7-SoundJam which was acquired by Apple was relaunched as what?

 

Ans- iTunes

 

8- Elizabeth Hurley is associated with which cosmetics brand that awarded her the first modeling job at the age of 29?

 

Ans- Estee Lauder

 

New to Tata Crucible?? Learn How to Prepare for Tata Crucible here

Tata Crucible Questions – Chandigarh Corporate 2011

Tata Crucible Questions 2011 – Chandigarh Edition

 

And the Corporate Edition of the Tata Crucible 2011 came to an end with a fantastic performance at Chandigarh. Two doctors from the Armed Forces gave some mindblowing answers to win the Chandigarh edition of Tata Crucible 2011 – Corporate. Although Infosys, Quadrant and Transfast started on fire, the Armed Forces team made the Quiz look like a battle for second place in due course. In the end, Dr Anurakshat Gupta and Dr Bhattacharya won the quiz followed by Manu Chugh and Ashish Singh from Infosys.

Nagesh Mittal, one of the finalists representing BPCL at Chandigarh has been extremely kind and shared the questions of the prelims. Thanks a lot Nagesh and wish you the best for next year’s Crucible!

We’ve covered most cities from the Tata Crucible 2011 Season and you can have a look at the reviews and Questions of all the cities here!!

 

But for now,

Tata Crucible Questions from Chandigarh Corporate 2011

 

1. What brand was started in backyard of her house at ludhiana ,ice cream & confectionary

2. This bank was started in amritsar by majitha & 2 others

3. Which airlines started skycouches?

4. Logo of gujrat tourism

5. Tour de france,31,Which watch?

6. Bankers to delhi cwg

7. Japanese founders.sound specialists in cars

8. Photo of u.k.sinha

9. Bank.started to promote agriculture

10. First sponsor of glasgow cwg

11. What is double baked in greek

12. Two founders on time cover shown (twitter)

13. Gsk took this brand from jagatjit industries

14. Which bank started at mangalore has small boy as mascot

15. Logo of carrefour

16. Travel company prince & princesses

17. Entertainment company started bowling alley bluo

18. Mr. Gupta founded this newspaper

19. Logo of double tree

Some Questions from the Finals

1.  What is equitorial banking
2.  one dollar coin of which country showing the bird loonie
3.  A 10 rupee indian coin show. Why was it in controversy
4.  A very old still ad shown depicting a saree clad woman with a european man.which brand
5.  Cover of first issue of a magazine shown.which magazine
6.  A car of volksewagen shown with a rear seat in form of a raised glass box.what is special.
7.  An ad showing two symbols for males one with a limping arrow & another with a straight arrow.which brand
8.  Connect.jfk,american flag,hasbro logo & one more
9.  Connect.luxxotica,bausch & lomb,logo of us defence forces & one more logo.
10. Connect.seyui,asda,star & one more.
11. Connect.logo of french open,one brand of bottled water & two more.
12. Photo of a person ( he was responsible for  making bse bull sculpture)

 

After a rollercoaster 2 months (Almost) the Tata Crucible has finally come to an end and we hope that each and everyone of you enjoyed the Quizzing experience . We tried our best to cover as many questions from multiple cities as we could.

I guess the preparation for next year starts right away;

So, don’t forget to go through the archives and Be Prepared for the next quiz! 

And if you are participating in another city, here’s the Tata Crucible 2011 Schedule with venues and other details

If you are participating in any other cities, we’re sure these questions will give you a heads up on the preparation required.

For those who want to have a look at the previous years’ questions, follow the links below

The format of Tata Crucible Questions has been simple throughout – a mixture of current affairs dry questions, visuals, heads of companies, trivia from old sites/blogs/quiz groups.

A thorough read through previous editions’ Tata Crucible Questions will definitely give participants a good direction to prepare for their city finals.

And if you are not looking just for Tata Crucible questions but a good guide to Prepare for Tata Crucible and other business quizzes, you must read the 20,000+ downloads famous –A Definitive guide to prepare for Tata Crucible

You can attempt Tata Crucible Questions from the Student Edition 2011 on a brand new customized platform. Dont just read, PARTICIPATE!

 TATA CRUCIBLE QUESTIONS from the previous years 

Tata Crucible Questions – Delhi Corporate 2011

Tata Crucible Questions 2011 – Delhi Edition

Piyush Goel, an avid quizzer and blogger shares with us the experience and Tata Crucible Questions of the Delhi Edition – Corporate 2011. You can find inline the questions and review

The six teams that battled out for the crown of Tata Crucible Delhi Champions were E&Y, OBC, ICICI Bank, Genpact, Accenture, Godrej & Boyce and as has become tradition now, Accenture romped home a great victory and this comes following a great win at the Brand Equity Quiz Delhi Edition a few days back , while Anurag Krishna and Debabratta from TCS won the TATA Track.

We’ve covered most cities from the Tata Crucible 2011 Season and you can have a look at the reviews and Questions of all the cities here!!

But for now,

Tata Crucible Questions from Delhi Corporate 2011

1.Place in delhi got its name when the britishers decided to apply a system to separate british military building from others.

Ans.Civil lines

2.Aug 3.1960 which american exported a no. Of textile products through a small company ‘india loomcraft’ located in the shanker market area of new delhi.

Ans.Fabindia

3.For which airline once owned by shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, did coco chanel and pierre cardin design uniforms.

Ans.Olympic airlines

4.Identify the image

Ans: Charles Ponzi

5.Which indian entrepreneur who returned to india in 1977,teaches students at auroville in international affairs.

Ans.Dilip kapur -hidesign

6.Which financial services co has the tagline”the heart of commerce”

ans.Mastercard

7. Which famous businessman backed john logie baird financially and helped him in his experiments to invent the television?

Ans.

8.Identify the logo

Ans.The qatar foundation

9.Which upmarket brand has a limited run of 77 units with delivery that started around october 2010?

Ans.Aston martin

10.Which famous co markets the donald trump range of perfume?

Ans. The Estee Lauder

11.In 1906 ,39000 of the 41000 of opium produced was consumed in which country?

Ans.China

12.Identify the browser.

Ans. Epic

13.In indian publishing if the first T in TTT stands for tinkle ,what do the other two T’s denote.

Ans.

14.Its a term describing people who spend their days wandering through shopping malls ?

Ans.Mallrats

15.The editor in cheif is r jaganatthan ,the semantic techno partner is ‘daylife’ and the special images and cartoons are provided by ny times. What am i talking about.

Ans: Firstpost

17.Published in 2002,the book is the subject of a popular bbc documentary and the author is a former ceo of proctor and gamble india.Businessweek describe it as the international bestseller.

Ans.Gurucharan das-india rebound

18.Kokuyo co of japan is buying 50.3% stake in which famous indian co.They are big with kids.

Ans.Camlin

19.Ashok chawla the former secretary of the commerce ministry is appointed as the chairman of which regulatory body in the country .

Ans.Competetion commission of india

20.Logo.

Ans: ViewSonic

21.Which indian co trades on the NYSE as IBN.

Ans.ICICI BANK

22.Which is the worlds largest integrated film studio complex spread at over 2000 acres of land.It is also a popular tourism and recreation centre.

Ans.Ramoji rao

23.Famous actress who first appeared on a hollwood screen as a 9 yr old in ‘theres one born every minute. She died in march 2011.

Ans.Elizabeth taylor

24. This field of progress among other offerings houses a movie theatre called shakuntalam known for its better ticket prices.How do we know this place.

Ans. Pragati maidan

25. Picture of George Soros

Personally, the questions from the Delhi leg were relatively tougher and this is definitely keeping the now high standards of Delhi Quizzing!

But still feel a strong flavour remains from the previous years’ questions too!

So, don’t forget to go through the archives and Be Prepared for the next quiz! 

And if you are participating in another city, here’s the Tata Crucible 2011 Schedule with venues and other details

If you are participating in any other cities, we’re sure these questions will give you a heads up on the preparation required.

For those who want to have a look at the previous years’ questions, follow the links below

The format of Tata Crucible Questions has been simple throughout – a mixture of current affairs dry questions, visuals, heads of companies, trivia from old sites/blogs/quiz groups.

A thorough read through previous editions’ Tata Crucible Questions will definitely give participants a good direction to prepare for their city finals.

And if you are not looking just for Tata Crucible questions but a good guide to Prepare for Tata Crucible and other business quizzes, you must read the 20,000+ downloads famous –A Definitive guide to prepare for Tata Crucible

You can attempt Tata Crucible Questions from the Student Edition 2011 on a brand new customized platform. Dont just read, PARTICIPATE!

 TATA CRUCIBLE QUESTIONS from the previous years

 

Tata Crucible Questions – Jamshedpur Corporate 2011

Tata Crucible Questions 2011- Jamshedpur Corporate

 

Sneha from Tata Steel updates about the Jamshedpur Tata Crucible happenings!

With a participation of around 120 teams, the onstage finals saw 1 team from JUSCO, 1 from Tata Motors and 4 teams from Tata Steel.

Juso and Tata Motors got a great start while the buzzers tilted the competition towards the Steel teams. While the defending champions – EG Khan and Sourav struggled a bit, they were usurped by the other teams from Tata Steel with the consistency of Siddharth Mishra and Amit Agrawal proving too difficult to beat.

The Siddharth-Amit team from Tata Steel won the quiz with Mohit and Nirmal following in as runners up

Below find the prelims questions and attached link will provide you the complete finals questions too!

And as we are on the Tata Crucible, check the updates!

We traversed Kochi with the Kochi prelimsand Kochi Finals questions and then move to Coimbatore where Chennai Silks won. And then followed BSP win the Nagpur Edition quite comfortably. And for the updated list of results, reviews and questions just click on this link : Tata Crucible 2011 Corporate Results

But for now,

Tata Crucible Questions from Jamshedpur Corporate 2011

1) X set up Vidya Bharati Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, an educational institute which runs a chain of schools and colleges in Western India.Which female Indian citizen? Ans: Pratibha Patil

2) Which  brand  has launched a merchandise  called SUBSTORE? Ans: Subway

3) With which company would you associate ANTRIX (controversial in the last year)? Ans: ISRO

4) Logo? Ans: Android

5)For which entity is ANAND famous? Ans: Amul

6)Which brand of shoes was common for Pele,Lothat Matheus,Diego Maradona? Ans: Puma

7) What  was introduced by French engineer Louis Réard and fashion designer Jacques Heim in Paris in 1946?Named after an Island. Ans: Bikini

8) Identify 

Ans: Ingvar Kamprad

9) An Italian brand of scooter manufactured by Piaggio.It  has evolved from a single model motor scooter manufactured in 1946 by Piaggio & Co. S.p.A. of Pontedera, Italy—to a full line of scooters and one of seven companies today owned by Piaggio—now Europe’s largest manufacturer of two-wheeled vehicles and the world’s fourth largest motorcycle manufacturer by unit sales? Ans: Vespa

10)Which metal gets its name from the roman God of trade? Ans: Mercury

11)What analysis was named after this Italian gentleman?  Ans: Pareto

12) Which game means “number place” ? Ans: Sudoko

13) Ownership has changed many times, past owners including the Scottish publisher A & C Black, Horace Everett Hooper,Sears Roebuck and William Benton. The present owner of this Encyclopædia. is Jacqui Safra, a Swiss billionaire and actor.Ans: Britannica

14)Who is psephologist? Ans: Election Results analyser

15) Yahoo mail logo.

16)What is a Japanese for “FAIL SAFE”? Ans: Pokayoke

17)Tiger Airlines is a part of which airlines? Ans: Singapore Airlines

18)He was a Scottish-American industrialist, businessman, and entrepreneur who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. He was also one of the most important philanthropists of his era. Ans: Andrew Carnegie

19) Google doodle for what? 

Ans: Jules Verne

 

And for the entire list of Questions from the finals of the Tata Crucible Jamshedpur Edition

Definitely easier than last year’s edition but we are sure that a good dig into the previous years’ Crucible quizzes would have given you a good Headstart!!

So, don’t forget to go through the archives and Be Prepared for the next quiz! 

If you are participating in any other cities, we’re sure these questions will give you a heads up on the preparation required.

For those who want to have a look at the previous years’ questions, follow the links below

The format of Tata Crucible Questions  has been simple throughout – a mixture of current affairs dry questions, visuals, heads of companies, trivia from old sites/blogs/quiz groups.

A thorough read through previous editions’ Tata Crucible Questions will definitely give participants a good direction to prepare for their city finals.

And if you are not looking just for Tata Crucible questions but a good guide to Prepare for Tata Crucible and other business quizzes, you must read the 20,000+ downloads famous –A Definitive guide to prepare for Tata Crucible

You can attempt Tata Crucible Questions from the Student Edition 2011 on a brand new customized platform. Dont just read, PARTICIPATE!

TATA CRUCIBLE QUESTIONS from the previous years

Tata Crucible Questions – Kolkata Corporate 2011

Tata Crucible Questions 2011 – Kolkata Edition

A dear friend, well wisher and Quizzing.in Brand Content Write KK updates about the Tata Crucible Edition held in Kolkata.

The Crystal Room at Taj Bengal was home to an exciting quiz with MJunction team defending their title while the TCS team defended their runners-up position too, quite unfortunately though! J

And if you haven’t followed the Crucible yet, here’s a snapshot

The Tata Crucible traversed Kochi  and we’ve covered the quiz with the Kochi prelimsand Kochi Finals questions and then moved on to Coimbatore where Chennai Silks won. And then followed BSP win the Nagpur Edition quite comfortably. Hyderabad won by Infosys and Vizag Steel winning Bhubaneshwar

But for now,

Tata Crucible Questions from Kolkata Corporate 2011

1. Which premier production unit of Indian Railway is named after a prominent patriot who defended Sir Aurobindo Ghosh in Alipore Bomb Case? Chittaranjan locomotive Works

2. In which magazine did a picture of Coco Chanel’s Little Black Dress first appeared? Vogue

3. Exceptions of the Theory of Golden Arches (MacDonald’s Theory), propounded by Thomas L friedman in The World is Flat.

4. Rajendra Powar has taken over as the CM of which organization? NASSCOM

5. Former adman with Clarion-MacCann; also served as the director of Publicity of Air India (1970-81); designs clothes along with his wife under the label ‘Kotwara’?  Muzaffar Ali

6. Which Indian Sporting celeb is the MD of Big Daddy Productions? Mahesh Bhupaty

7. Junior, Standard, AP and Super are models of _______ from Porsche? Tractors

8. RED (Real Estate Development) is whose initiative?  HDFC

9. Which auto brand was renamed to a name ending in ‘O’ in-line with company policy of naming its brands with words ending in O? Logan, renamed to Verito (Is this even true?? )

10. Management Guru responsible for changing the rule of baseball so Pitchers threw overarm rather than underarm? Frederick Taylor

11. this was founded in 1923 in gorakhpur by Jaya Dayal Goyandka to publish hindu religious texts ? Gita Press

12. An animated character ‘Horatio’ (voiced by Owen Wilson) is set to guided the passenger of? Hertz

13. Facts about Armani Casa. What does ‘Casa’ means in Italian? Home

14. Japanese company that began selling and distributing dutch company Oce’s printing products in India and owns 90% in it. Canon

15. This company launched an online naming competition ‘The Name Game’ inviting customer to name their new logo. ‘Hug’ and ‘Curve’ was voted out. What was chosen? Wave (Airtel’s new logo)

16. Dhoni and yuvraj were shown holding two trophies. Which company designed them? Swarovski

17. Facts about Traf-O-Data. the cofounders? Bill Gates and Paul Allen

18. This beer changed its logo from ‘Probably the best beer in the world’ to ‘That goes for a ______’ Carlsberg.

19. Earl ____, a former DuPont employee founded what? Tupperware.

20. Visual of Seth Godin

21 Who in Latin America refer themselves as Harlistas? Harley Davidson riders.

22 This TV personality ventured into vodka business which failed and he replied by saying ‘My vodka got fired’  Donald Trump

23 Tenvic, a tata venture for promoting sports education and training is headed by? Anil Kumble

24 Divya Yog Mandir and Patanjili trust have started ‘Science’ campus under guidance of ? Baba Ramdev

25 Facts about Mumbai Based Prosearch conslting. Headed by whom? Anita and Harsh Bhogle.

Personally, the questions from the Kolkata leg has been mediocre considering the potential of quizzers here and to add to the Quizzing.in readers’ delight, you will notice a large number of questions coming from the Brand History Section including Tupperware etc.

So, don’t forget to go through the archives and Be Prepared for the next quiz! 

And if you are participating in another city, here’s the Tata Crucible 2011 Schedule with venues and other details

If you are participating in any other cities, we’re sure these questions will give you a heads up on the preparation required.

For those who want to have a look at the previous years’ questions, follow the links below

The format of Tata Crucible Questions has been simple throughout – a mixture of current affairs dry questions, visuals, heads of companies, trivia from old sites/blogs/quiz groups.

A thorough read through previous editions’ Tata Crucible Questions will definitely give participants a good direction to prepare for their city finals.

And if you are not looking just for Tata Crucible questions but a good guide to Prepare for Tata Crucible and other business quizzes, you must read the 20,000+ downloads famous –A Definitive guide to prepare for Tata Crucible

You can attempt Tata Crucible Questions from the Student Edition 2011 on a brand new customized platform. Dont just read, PARTICIPATE!

 TATA CRUCIBLE QUESTIONS from the previous years

Tata Crucible Questions – Hyderabad Corporate 2011

Tata Crucible Questions 2011 – Hyderabad Edition

A very dear friend and well wisher- Raja Reddy updates about the Tata Crucible Edition held at Hyderabad.

With a participation of around 100 odd teams, the onstage finals was something everyone were waiting for as the regular finalists like Google and Microsoft just missed out this year!

Onstage in this year’s Hyderabad edition were 2 teams from Infosys and one each from Cognizant, Satyam, IBM and Deloitte

Although a thick battle in the beginning, the duo from Infy (Sridhar & Surendra Reddy) started racing ahead after the buzzers and played extremely well towards the end to be crowned champions at Hyderabad!

But what stood out in the felicitation was the statement by the runners-up from IBM (Raghuram K & S) that they would contribute a fair share of their winnings to the Tata Medical Center.

In times where we have always believed that the cash prizes at Quizzes has lured teams into negative tactics, this gesture really stands tall!

Wish you the very best for the finals Infy and wish you the best for all your endeavors IBM!!

And if you haven’t followed the Crucible yet, here’s a snapshot

The Tata Crucible traversed Kochi  and we’ve covered the quiz with the Kochi prelimsand Kochi Finals questions and then moved on to Coimbatore where Chennai Silks won. And then followed BSP win the Nagpur Edition quite comfortably.

But for now,

Tata Crucible Questions from Hyderabad Corporate 2011

1. To whom did Balasaheb Pant Pratinidhi, ruler of Aundh Saunsthan donate land to establish a factory and subsequently a town?  LAKSHMAN RAO KIRLOSKAR

2. Three commercial banks authorised to issue HK DOLLARS? Two are bank of China (HK) and HSBC, who is the third?  STANDARD CHARTERED

3.  Two separate boutiques that Pierre Cardin divided his house into in 1959. He tried Trademarking them, but couldn’t as the words were too common. He quoted “I would like to believe that this was the genesis of a lot of fashion and advertising trends”? ADAM and EVE

4. Visual – identify guy: Mike Lazardis, founder of RIM (blackberry)

5. What formulation did Dr. Roshan Captain and team create in 1950s ? LIV-52

6. What question that became a popular ad slogan did Shirley Polykoff utter involuntarily to her husband George and later submitted to FCB ad agency – became Clairol’s slogan? DOES SHE OR DOESN’T SHE?

7. Avon foundation supports two causes one is breast cancer and the other is___? DOMESTIC /SEXUAL VIOLENCE

8. Visual – Which companies brand portfolio: meera, Nyle, Chike shampoo etc. CAVINKARE

9. Paloma Picasso’s loving heart and sugar. Frank Gentry’s collections: Axis, Equus, Fish, Flux, orchid, Torque etc are part of which company’s products?  TIFFANY’s

10. Started by Nazaren Fonticoli and his biz partner Gaetano Sarini  – is the official suit of James Bond: BRIONI

11. In 1970-71 Charlton comics ran a series and released comics of which eatery’s mascot. RONALD McDONALD

12. Visual : Identify this person: Y C DEVESHWAR ITC

13. Tagline of which internet company is IDEAS WORTH SPREADING – TED TALKS

14. 1891 two brothers Anton and Gerard, who was maternal cousin of Karl Marx started co. in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Their first products were carbon filament lamps and other electro-mechanical equipment. Which co.? PHILIPS

15. Which brand has launched the ONE-77 an ultra-sports car at a starting price of Rs. 20 crore in India recently? ASTON MARTIN

16. Visual: What does APPLE use this image/ logo to denote?  PODCASTS

17. In which country has high speed broad band access been made a basic right along with life and liberty, around 95% of them has access to broadband already.  FINLAND

18. Co. renowned processor and exporter of whisky, rum, vodka etc. formed in 1944 by L. P. Jaiswal in Kapurthala named after the ruler of the province? JAGATJIT INDUSTRIES after Jagat singh

19. Jupiter enterprises started by Kishore Bhagibhai and Arjan  in world of entertainment changed to Rishima international private limited. But now is now by a simple 4 letter name. EROS ENTERTAINMENT

20. Visual:  Identify this logo of a famous brand from Andhra Pradesh. VENKATESWARA HATCHERIES

Personally, we think the Hyderabad leg has undoubtedly been the toughest quiz this year but there are some questions which share a shade from previous crucible quizzes!

So, don’t forget to go through the archives and Be Prepared for the next quiz! 

And if you are participating in another city, here’s the Tata Crucible 2011 Schedule with venues and other details

If you are participating in any other cities, we’re sure these questions will give you a heads up on the preparation required.

For those who want to have a look at the previous years’ questions, follow the links below

The format of Tata Crucible Questions has been simple throughout – a mixture of current affairs dry questions, visuals, heads of companies, trivia from old sites/blogs/quiz groups.

A thorough read through previous editions’ Tata Crucible Questions will definitely give participants a good direction to prepare for their city finals.

And if you are not looking just for Tata Crucible questions but a good guide to Prepare for Tata Crucible and other business quizzes, you must read the 20,000+ downloads famous –A Definitive guide to prepare for Tata Crucible

You can attempt Tata Crucible Questions from the Student Edition 2011 on a brand new customized platform. Dont just read, PARTICIPATE!

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Tata Crucible Questions – Bhubaneshwar Corporate 2011

Tata Crucible Questions 2011 – Bhubaneshwar Edition

Manas Nayak updates from Bhubaneshwar about the wonderful Tata Crucible Edition held there yesterday.

With a participation of around 70 odd teams, the onstage finals was something everyone were waiting for as the finalists were One Time National Champion,  Four time National Finalists & Last year’s Regional Winners , Expo Biotech, Infosys and Indian Oil.

But after a well fought final Sabyasachi Pani and Santanu Dey won the Bhubaneshwar quiz followed by Rahul Jayanti & AGK Murthy(both teams from Vizag).

Vizag Steel have in the recent past become a Quizzing powerhouse and have openly proclaimed that they have started taking Quizzing very seriously at their workplace by creating a Quiz Club and encouraging employees to take Quizzing up as a new hobby! Kudos to all of you and we wish that you win yet another Crucible title this year!

Abhishek Lenka, a young Quiz enthusiast from ITER, Bhubaneshwar has shared the questions from the prelims! Thanks a lot Abhishek and wish you the best!

Have you been following the Crucible? We’ve covered the questions from all the previous editions and you can catch them too.

We traversed Kochi with the Kochi prelimsand Kochi Finals questions and then move to Coimbatore where Chennai Silks won. And then followed BSP win the Nagpur Edition quite comfortably.

But for now,

Tata Crucible Questions from Bhubaneshwar Corporate 2011

1. Which financial giant owns majority stake in LEGOLAND under its Merlin Entertainment brand?

Ans- Black stone

2. Famous Slogan by American criminal GARY GILMORE before he was executed in1977?

Ans- Just Do It

3. HARD ROCK café motto “love all serve all” is based on whom?

Ans- Satya Sai Baba

4. Blue print of Indian budget is called what? (White paper/blue sheet/red sheet)

Ans-Blue sheet

5-SIMPLY FLY written by whom?

Ans- Captain Gopinath

6- He is credited with the modernization and computerization of Indian Railways. Name the personality? Launched Shatabdi Express too!

Ans- Madhav Rao Scindia

7-SoundJam which was acquired by Apple was relaunched as what?

Ans- iTunes

8- Elizabeth Hurley is associated with which cosmetics brand that awarded her the first modeling job at the age of 29?

Ans- Estee Lauder

9- Reid Hoffman picture was shown and asked what did he start?

Ans- Linkedin

10- Logo of Picasa

11-For which big American automobile company did Leo Burnett work for as copywriter?

Ans – Cadillac

12-Term used by Andrew Fluegelman to market his product PC-TALK ,a very popular and successful communication software?

Ans- Freeware

13- The product line was first introduced in Europe in 1947 by Hoffman-LaRoche of Switzerland…….what hair care product?

Ans:-Pantene

14- Google Doodle of Pi Day shown. Identify.

Ans:-Pi day

15- A series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and often downloaded through web syndication. What am I talking about?

Ans-Podcasting

16-Picture of products shown. Belongs to which FMCG giant?

Ans-Marico

17-Economist and Labour politician from UK had written this book, Dilip Kumar in the life of India. Name him. Lord_______

Ans:-Meghanad Desai

18. In Italian language it is number one,give me the name of the car brand of FIAT?

Ans:-FIAT UNO

19. He founded Primentor, a U.S.-based consulting firm. From 1992 to 2002, later on taken over by I-Gate solutions etc…Identify him.

Ans:-Phanees Murthy, the sex scandal victim of Infosys

20. Chairman of New Silk Route partners, he is associated with a big B-School ?

Ans:-Rajat Gupta

 

Some quizzers may claim this to be a good mix of questions, although we agree we also think that these are mainly rehashed from the previous years’ Crucible quizzes! But I guess this happens when you do 24 cities twice a year for 7 years!

So, don’t forget to go through the archives and Be Prepared for the next quiz! 

 

If you are participating in any other cities, we’re sure these questions will give you a heads up on the preparation required.

For those who want to have a look at the previous years’ questions, follow the links below

The format of Tata Crucible Questions has been simple throughout – a mixture of current affairs dry questions, visuals, heads of companies, trivia from old sites/blogs/quiz groups.

A thorough read through previous editions’ Tata Crucible Questions will definitely give participants a good direction to prepare for their city finals.

And if you are not looking just for Tata Crucible questions but a good guide to Prepare for Tata Crucible and other business quizzes, you must read the 20,000+ downloads famous –A Definitive guide to prepare for Tata Crucible

You can attempt Tata Crucible Questions from the Student Edition 2011 on a brand new customized platform. Dont just read, PARTICIPATE!

 TATA CRUCIBLE QUESTIONS from the previous years

 

TCS IT Wiz Questions – Hyderabad 2011 Edition

TCS IT Wiz Questions 2011- Hyderabad Edition

 

After St. Paul’s won the quiz in Bangalore, the TCS IT Wiz moved to Hyderabad before moving to the rest of the cities this year

Syed Mutuza Hashmi shares with us the  TCS IT Wiz Questions (prelims) from the 2011 Hyderabad edition – the champion city of the 2010 edition.

The final was an absorbing one with leading schools battling for the crown of Hyderabad IT Champions. The schools on stage were BVB-Jubilee Hills, Chirec Public School, Obul Reddy Public School, Chaitanya, DPS Nacharam and Gitanjali Sr Sec School.

But after a well played TCS and Lateral round, Syed Murtuza Hashmi and Umair Abdullah from Chaitanya Jr College won the quiz followed by Vasishta and Aakash from Gitanjali Sr Sec School.

If you’re participating in the other cities, do share your experiences while you can also practice quizzes on our new Quizzing platform here 

TCS IT Wiz Questions – Hyderabad 2011 Prelims

1. Italians call it the snail, the Germans call it spider monkey, Dutch call it monkey tail and in Chinese it is called the little mouse. What am I talking about? @

2.  What is the present name of the Alexander Bell Telephone Company? AT & T

3. The immediate predecessors of it were “Optimum Coding in the Frequency Domain” (OCF), and Perceptual Transform Coding (PXFM). This format was made at the Fraunhofer Society. Which format? MP3

4. What was started by these two young IIT graduates? (Name a website)

Flipkart

5.  In 1971, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney founded a firm, Syzygy Engineering. How do we better know this company now?   Atari

6. It was founded in 1906 in Rochester as The Haloid Photographic Company, which originally manufactured photographic paper and equipment .It holds a Royal Warrant from HM Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales. Identify the company. Xerox

7.  It is a bit rate measure of available or consumed data communication resources expressed in bits/second or multiples of it (kilobits/s, megabits/s etc.). What is this term (one proper word)? Bandwidth

8. This is the logo of which famous website?

Foursquare

9.  At the 1997 Macworld Expo, Steve Jobs announced that Apple would join _________ to release new versions for the Macintosh. For this the audience booed for 42 seconds. Identify this company?  Microsoft

10. In 1911 Charles Flint engineered the merger of Hollerith’s Tabulating Machine Company with two other firms the International Time Recording Company and the Computing Scale Corporation and formed the Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation.  What is the present name of this company? IBM

11. “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart” is better known to us as what? CAPTCHA

12.  Identify this famous person from the world of Internet.

Vinton Cerf

13. Which was the first DTH provider for rural part of India to start the iKisaan scheme which is India’s first TV interactive application for farmers? Airtel

14. Go is a programming language from which company? Guess the company from the name of this programming language. Google

15. Which company has rebranded it as “Be What’s next”? Microsoft

16. Identify this product.

Google Goggles

17. What company was started in June 1972 by five IBM engineers as ”System Analysis and Program Development”?SAP AG

18. If Street view: Google, then Street side: ________ Bing

19.  Which game features large, habitable ringed structures, similar to the Orbital’s in Iain M Banks’ Culture novels or to smaller versions of Larry Niven’s Ringworld? Halo

20. Identify this computer from the world of History. Found in any standard computer science textbook.

ENIAC

It’s a little unfortunate to see that the research seems a little skewed to a few brands – like 3 questions on Google, 2 questions on Microsoft. Is this the problem of a multi city event??

You can also watch a couple of videos from the finals inline!

 

If you are participating in any other cities, we’re sure these questions will give you a heads up on the preparation required.

For those who want to have a look at the previous years’ questions, follow the links below

The format of TCS IT Wiz Questions has been simple throughout – a mixture of current affairs dry questions, visuals, heads of companies, history of IT Companies and trivia from old sites/blogs/quiz groups and magazines like PCMag and Digit.

A thorough read through previous editions’ TCS IT Wiz Questions will definitely give participants a good direction to prepare for their city finals.

And if you are not looking just for TCS IT Wiz questions but a good guide to Prepare for IT & Business quizzes, you must read the 20,000+ downloads famous – A Definitive guide to prepare for Tata Crucible

TCS IT WIZ QUESTIONS from the previous years