Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Vizag – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Vizag – Regional Round Questions


    Gitam Institute of Technology
     – Mr. Bharath K and Ayyappa Chaitanya
    Gitam Institute of Technology
     – Susanth and Singam


Wild Card Round Questions:

16 teams selected after scrutiny of prelims from a whopping 315 teams, Top 4 teams directly qualified, The cut-off mark was at 14, and then two wildcard rounds named “Super Overs” were conducted. Wild card round comprising of 6 questions and  all questions were on the buzzer

1) Kumon is a famous name in the online education, attempting to teach what to children?

A. Mathematics

2) Which Indian conglomerate’s tag line is “Yoga Kshemam Vahamyam”?


3) Which fan company coined the term “PSPO”?

A. Orient

4) Santoor soap is from which group?


5) VG Siddhartha started which particular group?

A. Café Coffee Day

6) Which fruit had its ban lifted from banned list of exports to UK?

A. Mango

7) Deming medal given in the field of marketing/quality control?

A. Quality Control

8) CEO of  Infosys?

A. Vishal Sikka

9) In the world of Insurance what is TPA?

A. Third Party Administrator

10) YK Hamied founded an Indian pharma giant? Cipla/Novartis

A. Cipla

11) Connect Passion,Dawn, Ambition:

A. Hero Honda

12) Knorr soups marketed in India by?


13) In the history of this country, what was the first portfolio of Shanmugham Chetti?

A. First Finance Minister

14) Name the only city in India named after an industrialist.

A. Jamshedpur ( According to WHO certification there are two cities in the world safe drinking water from taps one is Singapore and another is Jamshedpur)



Regional Round Questions:

24 questions across the finals carrying marks 50, 60 and 75 respectively. All are buzzer questions. If anybody fails in the first attempt, either “Free Hit” (for a 75 mark question team either get a +60 or -60)  or “Power Play” (in which for a 75 mark question either +85/-85 marks) is only allowed to a second attempted team.

1) Identify this business group which is one of the largest Maruti Suzuki car dealers.

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A. Varun Motors

2) This phrase/term derives from the practice of writing in the part of the page in profit and loss account. What is it?

A. Bottom Line

3) Identify the company.


A. Air India

4) What is techno stress?

It is a result of altered habits of work and collaboration that are being brought about due to the use of modern information technologies at office and work home situations.

5) Identify the Football Club.


A. CFC (Chelsea Football Club )

6) Identify the business group.

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A. Bharati Enterprises

7) Who owns Nash Holdings and Washington Post?


A. Jeff Bezos

8) The bloodhound supersonic is a pencil shaped car. It is developed with the help of which Indian company?

A. Jaguar

9) Identify the Indian Super League Football franchise?


A. Atlético de Kolkata

10) Identify the logo.


A. Azim Premji Foundation

11) Identify him.


A. Manjul Bhargava, he received the Fields Medal in Mathematics.

12) Name the virus which is derived from of an Italian painter, sculptor and poet born on March 6th.

A. Michelangelo

13) This phone is dedicated to whom?


A. Vladimir Putin

14) “Where truth doesn’t hide, where truth doesn’t hurt” is the masthead of which news source?

A. http://www.fakingnews.com

15) “Customer at the heart”. Identify the business and holiday business group?


A. Thomas Cook

16) In July 2014, Harun Rashid Khan, was reappointed as the Deputy Governor of which institution?



17) Which electronic company’s name is the Chinese word for “millet”, “Foxtail Millet Tech”?

A. Xiaomi

18) TCS is sending selected sport persons from Mumbai-New York to train and acquire skills through their program ‘Ready,steady, fly’ for which sport?

A. Marathon

19) This is the advertisement of which beverage group?


A. Bacardi

20) Connect the following images to a personality.

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A. Chetan Bhagat

21) In 1824, John X began selling tea, coffee, and drinking chocolate in Bull Street in Birmingham, England. From 1831 he moved into the production of a variety of cocoa and drinking chocolates, made in a factory in Bridge Street and sold mainly to the wealthy because of the high cost of production. X is a famous brand in the chocolates. Name John X.

A. John Cadbury

22) ‘Salt on the Earth’ is a book written on which company?


A. Tata Chemicals

23) Zipdial was acquired by which company?

A. Twitter

24) Connect:

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A. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India


Questions contributed by Mr. Sudhakar and Mr. Nageshwar Rao.

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Vizag – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Vizag – Preliminary Round Questions


    Gitam Institute of Technology
     – Mr. Bharath K and Ayyappa Chaitanya
    Gitam Institute of Technology
     – Susanth and Singam


Preliminary Round Questions:

1. Which company is investing 1700 crore in Visakhapatnam, it is famous for walls?

A. Asian Paints

2. The designs shown here are related to what?


A. Levi Strauss

3. Identify the group?

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A. Network 18

4. Lalitaji is a no – nonsense, smart, independent and prudent homemaker. She is conscious of her budget and yet will never compromise on the quality of products that she buys. Which detergent brand from HUL is promoted by Lalitaji?

A. Surf Excel

5. Identify the man in the picture?


A. Sam Walton

6. Which automobile manufactured by the Ford Motors means “cool” in Italian, as it is a cool car to drive around the town?

A. Figo

7. These two companies merged, thereby creating the fourth largest private sector bank in the country. Identify the company merging with Kotak Mahindra?

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A. ING Vysya

8. Identify the Chinese electronics manufacturer which is endorsed by Sonam Kapoor and Hritik Roshan?



A. Oppo

9. Given B2B stands for Business to Business, what does B2C stands for?

A. Business to Consumer

10. Michele, the richest Italian on the planet, is the head of the family which owns the manufacturing company of Kinder Joy, Nutella and Tic Tac. What it his surname?

A. Ferrero

11. X Ltd. was started in 1946 by SNN Sankarlinga Iyer (the person shown in the picture below). It owns the Indian Premier League’s Chennai franchise. Identify X.


A. India Cements Ltd.

12. Parakey, the web operating system which making uploading of image and video easier, was the first acquisition of which company?

A. Facebook

13. Which card issued by the NPCI (National Payments Corporation of INDIA) is named after the combination of the words ‘Payment’ and currency of INDIA?

A. RuPay

14. Identify the publishing house?


A. Penguin Books

15. Vistara is joint venture of Tata Sons and which airlines?

A. Singapore Airlines

16. Which institute in Ahmedabad was started by eminent physicist Dr. Vikram Sarabhai and Kasturbhai Lalbhai in 1961 with active support of Government of India?

A. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

17. Advertisement for?


A. J&B Scotch Whisky

18. Who is present CEO of Axis Bank?

A. Shikha Sharma

19. Identify the business group.


A. Aditya Birla Group

20. Ngultrum is the currency of which country?

A. Bhutan


Questions contributed by Mr. Sudhakar and Mr. Nageshwar Rao.




Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Vizag – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Vizag – Preliminary Round Questions


    Vizag Steel :
    AGK Murthy and J Rahul
    Vizag Steel :
    Santanu Dey and Sabyasachi Pani

Preliminary Round Questions:

1) “How pleasant a world would be in which no man was allowed to operate on the Stock Exchange unless he could pass and examination in economics and Greek poetry, and in which politicians were obliged to have a competent knowledge of history and modern novels.” Is the quote by?

A. Bertrand Russell in Praise of Idleness and Other Essays

2) Which is the official magazine of the English football club Manchester United; issues are published every four weeks, resulting in 13 issues per year. The editor is Ian McLeish, who became editor-in-chief for the February 2006 issue, after the title was purchased by the Haymarket Network from Future plc?

A. Inside United

3) Which Indian fashion designer in July 2009, has been roped in by Women’s International Cricket League (WICL) to bring a twist of fashion and design into women’s cricket apparel?

A. Masaba Gupta

4) This car brand derives its name from two words meaning Land and King?

A. Hyundai Terracan

5) It has been owned by one of Finland’s wealthiest families, the Herlin family. The firm is one of the largest manufacturers of elevators and escalators worldwide?

A. Kone

6) The 3C’s model by Kenichi Ohmae points out that a strategist should focus on three key factors for success. In the construction of a business strategy, three main players must be taken into account The Customer, The Competitors and The ______?

A. Corporation

7) The original bottle design (1970–2000) is the work of the Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala. The current bottle design “Glacial Ice” (2011) is a work of the Harri Koskinen, Kenneth Hirst and Alex Loa. The design is meant to evoke melting ice. Today the brand is wholly owned by Brown-Forman?

A. Finlandia Vodka

8) Identify:


A. Alfred Irénée du Pont

9) Weight: 437 grams or 0.96 pounds, Circumference: 69 cm, Water Absorption: 0.2% (low and should retain the shape and weight even if it’s raining) are the specification of?

A. Brazuca

10) Acuvue Contact Lens products are marketed by which pharma major?

A. Johnson & Johnson

11) Whose logo?


A. Merrill Lynch

12) In 2010, Vijay Govindarajan’s paper “Stop the Innovation Wars” was recognized as one of the three best papers published by the Harvard Business Review, receiving the second place prize for which award?

A. McKinsey Award

13) Which product came into existence in 1916, in Virudhunagar under Mr. P.V.S.K. Palaniappa Nadar; it is one of the very few indigenous soft-drink manufacturers in India that survived the onslaught of take-overs by multinational giants Pepsi and Coca Cola, during the mid-1990s?

A. Bovonto

14) People with a _______ of 30 or higher, considered obese, pay on average 22 % more to buy health insurance in the individual market, according to data released by eHealthInsurance.com?


15) What is named after James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, a British Army Major General who led the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War?

A. Cardigan

16) Which company gets its name from a character in Greek mythology, who walked out to battle Achilles and considered a superior fighter?

A. Hector Beverages

17) He was born in 1983 out of three narrative stories sent by Sameer Salman from Trichy. The concept was rendered into the comic format with illustrations by artist Ram Waeerkar?

A. Suppandi

18) What is this?


A. 1st Issue of New Yorker

19) Founded by Satish Ranjan Das in 1935, this prestigious institute alumnus includes Rajiv Ganghi, Naveen Patnaik, Gautam Thapar, Analjit Singh, Vittal Mallya, Abhinav Bindra, etc?

A. The Doon School

20) Whose logo?


A. Lada Logo


Questions on Mr. Sudhakar of Vizag Steel.


Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Vizag – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Vizag – Regional Finals Questions



Gitam Inst. Of Technology – Premchand and Vamsi Krishna


GMRIT – Abhinash and Venkat Ratnam

Regional Finals:

Round – 1:

1. He wrote  a book called “Double Life”. Which ad guru also an actor?

A. Alyque Padamsee

2. Launched by LEPL group, they have purchased 3 embraer aircrafts this year?

A. Air Costa

3. HOT COOL YOURS. Which event was promoted thus?

A. Sochi Olympics

4. Mr Bradham lost his patent on this product in 1905. Which famous brand?

A. Pepsi

5. Started in 1953 by Ali Hemati, this restaurant’s motto was good food, good service and happy times to its customers?

A. Paradise Biryani of Hyderabad

Round – 2:

1. Advertisement for?


A. Yahoo

2. Identify the game and give the logic behind it?

Candy Crush

A. Candy Crush Saga. The logic being in the game you get points when similar jellies and candies are in line and then they collapse and you get points. This is same to similar minds in a workplace augur well for the organization

3. “Inequality Re-Examined” Book by?

Amartya Sen

A. Amartya Sen

4. First what?

World's first vending machine

A. World’s first vending machine

5. Identify?

Jack Welch

A. Jack Welch of GE

Round – 3 –

1. Which coffee brand acquired by Tata’s refer to  a particular time?

A. Eight’o clock

2. Which Tata company makes i-Shakti?

A. Tata Chemicals

3. In 2014 Auto Expo India, which company created the world’s largest wi-fi network?

A. Tata Docomo

4. Titan is entering which new segment in India that is  a need as per law?

A. Helmets

Round -4-


Sun netwrk

A. SUN group

2. Connect:


A.  Yash Raj Films

3. Connect:

Mahesh Babu

A. Mahesh Babu

4. Connect:

Coco cola

A. Coca Cola

Round-5 –

1. In 2009, they introduced a personalized print magazine called “MINE”. It was started in 1923 by Brit Hadden and Henry Luce?

A. TIME Magazine

2. They are the official time keepers of the Redbull fighters team. Started by Nicolas Hayek?

A. Swatch

3. Chester Carlson’s objective was to make office work a little more productive and a little less tedious. What started thus?

A. Xerox

Questions contributed by Soubhagya Jena.

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Vizag – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Vizag – Preliminary Round Questions



Gitam Inst. Of Technology – Premchand and Vamsi Krishna


GMRIT – Abhinash and Venkat Ratnam

Preliminary Round:

1.Which company makes Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 mobile phones for Google?


2. This restaurant chain is created by Sayaji Group, which has a live single grill on all tables?

A. Barbeque Nation

3. Kaya skincare clinic, Livon, Setwet and Parachute are brands of ?

A. Marico

4. What logo is inspired from this Pecten shell?


A. Royal Dutch Shell logo

5. What did Yusuf Hameid start the Chemical and industrial Pharmaceutical laboratories of India?


6. “Engineers ki Choice” is the tagline of ?

A. Ultratech cement

7. Allianz has partnered in India with which giant for insurance business?

A. Bajaj

8. Identify?

Rajeev Bajaj

A. Rajeev Bajaj

9. Which Indian group’s tagline is “RISE” and it is their guiding philosophy now?

A. Mahindra

10. Started by Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal is this online giant in India, which calls itself India’s favorite online mall?

A. Snapdeal

11. This is the sole supplier of knives to the Swiss Army. Its name is  a portmanteau of the name of the mother of the founder and the French word for iron oxide?

A. Victorinox

12. Identify the personality. He is the founder of CCD.

A. V.G.Siddhartha

13. This car brand was named after the Roman god of agriculture and was the code name of a “revolutionary new, small-car project” designed by Alex Muir in 1982?

A. Saturn

14. Nike co-founder Phil Knight said” You can’t explain much in 60 seconds, but when you show _________  ________, you don’t have to”?

A. Michael Jordan

15. A proper noun in Oxford English dictionary, which meant a aquatic motorbike this is also a registered trademark of Kawasaki motors?

A. Jetski

16. Identify the logo?

Titan Company Logo

A. Titan

17. In Japan they are called kieretsu. It  is also the name of a rock consisting of individual clasts within a finer-grained matrix that have become cemented together and roll together. Which word used to denote large companies?

A. Conglomerate

18. This company organizes the largets painting competition in world in which 48 million children participated?

A. Camlin

19. Who bought Washington post?

A. Jeff Bezos

20. Advertisement. Identify the brand?

A. Thums Up


Questions contributed by Soubhagya Jena.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Vizag – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Vizag – External Track Questions


Vizag Steel 1, Vizag Steel 2, Vizag Steel 3, Vizag Steel 4, HPCL and NTPC



1) Which country initiated to standardize the service tax in 1994 which is at 5%?


2) What is the of the theory in political science and media studies that postulates that the development of the popular 24-hour international television news channel, had a major impact on the conduct of states’ foreign policy?

CNN Effect

3) Heckler & Koch is a German company and FN Herstal and often referred to as Fabrique Nationale of Belgium are the top two producers of which Item in this world ?

Guns/fire arms manufacturers

4) A decision-making technique used in business to determine the true cost difference between alternatives?

Incremental Analysis

5) What in financial terms known as “instead of purchasing all fruits in markets we just purchase a fruit salad”?

Mutual Funds

6) What is a virtual investor called an allegory created by investor Benjamin Graham?

Mr Market


1) Whose label?

Suzanne Roshan

Sussanne Roshan


Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart

3) Identify?



4) What is special about this document?

US Patent first

First US Patent issued

5) Identify logo?

Smith and Wesson

Smith and Wesson

6) Which company’s BPO wing?




1) Tata Investment Corporation (TIC) is a non-banking financial company; the company is primarily involved in investing in long-term investments such as equity shares and equity-related securities, what was its earlier name?

The Investment Corporation of India

2) First considered this great economist and academician, he was the 2nd Ceo of TCS?

Nani Palkhiwala

3)   This is a joint venture company promoted by Tata Steel, SKW Stahl Metallurgie AG (Germany) and Tai Industries (Bhutan), it is involved in the production and marketing of de-sulphurising compounds?

Jamipol [Jamshedpur Injection Powder]

4)  It was called the Hoogovens tournament until 1999?

Tata Steel Chess Tournament















1) Name a type of auction where bidders bid for boxes or envelopes containing various items, usually on the hope that the items will be humorous, interesting, or valuable?

Mystery Auction

2) Alupuram Extrusions is a furniture unit of which company?


3) Nexus Venture Partners and which venture capital fund recently invested in Bigshowbazar.com?




Vizag Steel : J Rahul and AGK Murthy


Vizag Steel : Sudhanshu Choudhary and Bira Sudhakar

– Review by Mr. Bira Sudhakar from Vizag Steel

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Vizag – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Vizag – Preliminary Round Questions




Vizag Steel : J Rahul and AGK Murthy


Vizag Steel : Sudhanshu Choudhary and Bira Sudhakar


Preliminary Round:

1) Who has become the brand ambassador for Mahindra and Mahindra Tractors?

Mahesh Babu

2) Which Scotch whisky brand have launched a new cinema and advertising campaign entitled ‘Live with Chivalry’?

Chivas Regal

3) Louis moved from Frankfurt to London to sell a Prussian blue colour, which was made using his own formula, by 1790 was selling nineteen different pigments as well as Black Lead, Sulphur, Sealing Wax and Mustard. Which led to the formation of which company?

Berger Paints

4) Tiruvellore Thattai (1899–1974) was a founding member of the first Governing Body of NCAER, the National Council of Applied Economic Research in New Delhi, India’s first independent economic policy institute established in 1956, graduated from Madras Christian College (MCC), he was a visiting professor to the department of economics at MCC. He resigned from the position twice. He was popularly known as TTK. He was also a member of drafting committee, an entrepreneur and congress leader. Expand ‘K’ in TTK?


5) “Being Human” is non-profit charitable organization, an NGO started by which Bollywood superstar?

Salman Khan

6) Which company pioneered refrigerant Freon?


7) The Jnanpith Award was instituted in 1961 by the publishers of which newspaper?

Times of India

8) Which is Asia’s biggest plastic company?


9) Value of a car is $650, buy a better car?

Henry Ford

10) Which was the first Indian bank to open an international branch in London?

Bank of India

11) In budget speeches mention of Varuna and which goddess frequently appear?


12) Identify the AD?


Bacardi – Champions drink responsibly campaign.

13) Identify the logo?


Citreon – Double Chevron logo

14) Founded on March 14 1888 by Kandathil Varghese Mappillai and as a joint stock publishing company it became the first joint stock publishing company of Republic of India?

Malayala Manorama

15) Identify the author?

Philip A Fisher

Philip A Fisher

16) The die-hard fans who, disillusioned by the reality that the footlong sub they regularly feast on is only 11-inches long, have filed lawsuits claiming the sandwich giant has cheated its customers of millions of dollars worth of dough?


17) “The Grey Lady” is a nickname of which publishing giant?

The New York Times

18) KS Energy Drinks are from which group?


19) Identify the AD?



20) Identify the one being conferred the award?

Priya Paul

Priya Paul


– Review by Mr. Sudhakar of Vizag Steel.