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''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.

Tata Crucible 2009- Singapore Edition

DATE

Friday, 23rd October 2009

TIMINGS

Registration – 4:00pm Onwards
Prelims – 5:00pm Onwards
Finals – 7:00pm Onwards

VENUE

Rock Auditorium,
3 Temasek Boulevard, #03-063/065
Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983

Questions from Last year’s editions here

Questions from Tata Crucible Corporate 2009 Edition here

TCS IT Wiz 2009- Kochi Questions

Vignesh G and Roshan J George from Pallikoodam, Kottayam won the Kochi round closely followed by Prithvi Lal and Anand Krishnan from Loyola School, Thiruvananthapuram.

Some questions from the prelims below (thank you Anoop for sharing these questions with everyone)

1.athalon turions chips are from?
2.pic of N. chandrashekaran.
3.which countries domain name .lk?
4.expansion of perl was given .find the program..
5.e-go from which company?
6.first e-port of india?
7.logo of NCR.
8.logo of silverlight.
9.’do the new’ identify mobile communication?
10.pic of transformers.
11.pic of founders of twitter(3 persons)
12.names of zukerberg,and 2 more who found facebook
13.story about naming ‘windows’
14.expand LED?
15.in a binary tree,what is called a node with similar parents?

Tata Crucible National Final 2009

The end of the journey for the corporate leg of Tata Crucible 2009

Vizag Steel clinched the Non Tata track followed by a three way tie betweem Savoir Faire, Accenture and The Chennai Silks.

TCS Mumbai won the Tata Track yet again.

Review of the National final from a Regional winner here

Questions here in a bit

TATA Crucible Corporate National Finals 09 (External Track)

TATA Crucible Corporate National Finals 09 (Internal Track)

TATA Crucible Corporate National Semifinals 09 (External Track Semifinal 1)

TATA Crucible Corporate National Semifinals 09 (External Track Semifinal 2)

After receiving tons of mails regarding the Tata Track Chennai controversy, we will get back once we receive an angle from the organizers too. Do wait for more sound bites from that front.

Till then, Happy Quizzing!

Tata Crucible 2009 Chennai Questions

A nice review of the Chennai Edition from Sylvian here

Find Chennai Prelims here

Find Chennai Finals here

Some more Chennai questions here

Tata Crucible 2009 Pune Questions

Find the Tata Crucible Pune prelims here

Find the Tata Crucible Pune finals here

Some more prelim questions

Tata Crucible 2009 Ahmedabad Questions

The Ahmedabad edition of Tata Crucible 2009 was won by Mudra Communications followed by Triton advertising.

Find the questions from this edition here

Tata Crucible 2009 Jaipur Edition

Godrej represented by Kumar Vaibhav and team won the Tata Crucible 2009 Jaipur Edition.

Find the prelims here

Tata Crucible 2009 Delhi Edition

TCS won the Tata Track of Delhi while Accenture took home the Non Tata Track.

Find the prelims from Delhi here

Find the questions from the finals here

Tata Crucible 2009 Chandigarh Edition

Details of the Tata Crucible Chandigarh edition here including prelims.

Questions from the finals here

Tata Crucible 2009 Mumbai Questions

Possibly the biggest battle this year in the country, Mumbai proved to be just the battle expected to. (although questions seemed easy)

With both the defending champions- Tata Track and Non Tata Track participating from Mumbai, the final was more than closely contested.

In the Tata Track, defending champions TCS were given a run for their money by Tata Capital and the Non Tata Track saw a 3 way battle between Deutsche Bank, HUL and defending champions Sun Microsystems. The other stage teams were Questa, Crisil and defending Mumbai champions IMRB. (All regional and national champions themselves)

But in the end, the defending champions SUN Microsystems won the close battle, to defend their title at the National Finals in a couple of weeks.

Find the prelims questions here

Find the finals questions here

Tata Crucible 2009 Kolkata Questions

Review and Questions thanks to Debasish Mukherjee (mjunction-the Tata Track winners)

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On a wet & windy Saturday afternoon all roads led to the GD Birla Sabhaghar to witness the 6th edition of the TATA crucible quiz. Hundreds of quizzing aficionados landed up at the venue to witness a nerve wrecking evening of quizzing

As usual we started off with a 25 question prelim after which 6 teams were selected to appear in the internal track of quiz. The teams that qualified for the internal track were TCS 1,Virgin mobile, TCS 2 ,TCS 3(represented by 4 time national champion Sabyasachi Chandra & 2 time National winner Biswabijoy Sen), mjunction services limited & TCS 4.After a stiff competition mjunction represented by Debasish Mukherjee & Subasis Dey emerged the winners defending their title in the process. TCS 1 represented by Sudip Kalyan Dey & Abhishek Das were the runners up.

In the external track that followed the teams which qualified for the finals were CTS, Telegraph, Vizag Steel, R.B.I ,Standard Chartered Bank & Electro zavod. In a low scoring final the teams were all bunched together before the last round where Vizag Steel represented by Rahul Jayanti & AGK Murthy surged forward with 2 breathtaking answers. Vizag Steel have now won this quiz 5 times in a row. Truly an outstanding achievement. Telegraph represented by Rishin & Devdan Mitra had to remain content with second spot for the second year in a row.

The prelims questions were as follows

1.Which management guru of Indian origin has emerged as the most influential management guru in times of recession?

1. Ram Charan

2. In which landmark building is the restaurants XEX, Diamond tony & shin ye located?

2. Taipei 101

3. Which landmark was designed by David Rockwell of the Rockwell group & is now owned by the CIM group?

3. Kodak Theatre

4. Term for standardization , efficiency & productivity coined as a pun on a major fast food chain?

4. Mcdonalist

5. Book cover-Rationality & Freedom written by

5. Amartya Sen

6. Why was 1964 called the year of the tiger on madision avenue?

6. Esso-Put a tiger in your tank

7. Which Actor joined Hindi service of BBC in 1939 after taking the blessings of Mahatma Gandhi.

7. Balraj Sahni

8. Bhiwadi produces 70% of this countrys production of this item.It alleviates pain.What?

8. Dental chair for dentist

9.Which brands mascot is shepton dash?

9. Dulux

10.Pic- Micheal Dell

11. Which media groups venture into Internet is called firefly e ventures?

11. HT group

12. Which company has tied up with the US Govt in a venture to identify missing children?

12. Poloroid

13.Which company has overtaken saregama to be the largest music company in India?

13. Airtel

14. Warran Buffets quote on how ———— could be a source of endless losses?

14. Newspapers

15.Pic- Rajat Gupta

16.Tied up with SBI for maintainance of 1200 ATM’s.

16. Daibold

17.Brand Ambassador of Asian heart institute?

17. Akshay Kumar

18.Which film had a hotline in which you could abuse the lead characters?

18. Dev D

19.Name of lottery game in IPL?

19. Six up

20. New Brand launched by Frito lays ?

20. Aliva

21.NIIT has tied up with which company to provide training to future BPO employees

21. Genpact

22. Something to do with a networked world?

22. CISCO

23.Which bank has issued credit cards to only 100 persons in the world?

23. Koots

24. Ad-Bank of India

25. Ad-Centrefresh

Questions from other cities below:

Indore 2009

Bhubaneshwar 2009

Bangalore 2009

Hyderabad 2009

Coimbatore 2009

Cochin 2009

Goa 2009

Jamshedpur 2009

Ranchi 2009

The complete schedule of the Tata Crucible 2009 Corporate Edition here

Tata Crucible 2009- Indore Questions

Questions thanks to Abhishek from CSC. Thanks a lot..

Satyamitra Seva Sansthan won the quiz.

1.Who was the only minister of disinvestment in India?
— Arun Shourie

2.Fevicol brand belongs to which company?
–Pidilite

3.Hit the hut ad campaign by which company?
–Pizza hut

4.A billion heart beats is an e-newspaper started by which famous Indian?
–APJ Abdul Kalam

5.Who was appointed RBI governor in September 2008
— D Subbarao

6.Google Earth Logo

7.Viewty is a mobile from which company?
–LG

8.Kaya spas started by which hotel group in Agra
–ITC

9.In Insurance term expand MAT
–Marine Aviation and Territorial

10.Sydney herald and WWF initiated an event. Aamir khan was brand Ambassdor in India
–Earth Hour

11.Deliciously Mangolicious .Which brand
–Slice

12.Who owns the trident hotel attacked in 27/11 attack?
–Oberoi

13.In management parlance what is MBO
— Managemnet by Objective

14.Which brand sells 31 flavours signifying 31 days of the month
— Baskin Robins

15.Interlock is a new logo of which bank
— Union bank of India

16.Sunsilk print ad.

17. Fevicol video ad

18. Union bank of India video Ad

Bhubaneshwar 2009

Bangalore 2009

Hyderabad 2009

Coimbatore 2009

Cochin 2009

Goa 2009

Jamshedpur 2009

Ranchi 2009

The complete schedule of the Tata Crucible 2009 Corporate Edition here

Tata Crucible Bhubaneshwar 2009 Questions

Vizag Steel won the Tata Crucible Bhubaneshwar 2009 Edition.

Review and Questions here.

Thanks Manas.

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Tata Crucible Bangalore 2009 Questions

The Bangalore edition of Tata Crucible saw a close fight between Yahoo! and Kotak but Yahoo sealed it with a fantastic answer related to Ajay Bhat.

The other teams on stage were Onmobile, ITC, HSBC and DELL.

Find the prelim questions here. Finals questions soon.

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Tata Crucible Hyderabad 2009 Questions

Google defended their title at the 2009 Edition of the Tata Crucible.

Find a detailed review and questions here

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Tata Crucible Coimbatore 2009 Questions

The Chennai Silks won the Tata Crucible 2009 Coimbatore edition.

Please find the review and questions here

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Tata Crucible Cochin 2009

Nokia represented by Anish Raju and Aravindh Raamaiah won the Cochin edition in style with 85 points. National Instruments came in second beating Malayala Manorama on a tie breaker (40 points each).

Bharti Airtel, Dreamz Infotainments and Innov8 Technologies made up the rest of the stage.

Find the prelims and finals here

FIND QUESTIONS FROM ALL THE CITIES THIS YEAR

Tata Crucible Cochin 2009

Nokia represented by Anish Raju and Aravindh Raamaiah won the Cochin edition in style with 85 points. National Instruments came in second beating Malayala Manorama on a tie breaker (40 points each).

Bharti Airtel, Dreamz Infotainments and Innov8 Technologies made up the rest of the stage.

Find the prelims and finals here

FIND QUESTIONS FROM ALL THE CITIES THIS YEAR