Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Jaipur – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Jaipur – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER: LNMIIT – Dheeraj Gupta and Dikshant Rathi
  • RUNNER UP: BIT Mesra – S. N. Saurav and Shubham Israni

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. How do we better know UTI Bank in today’s world?

Ans. Axis Bank

Q.2. What two-word term did Ericsson use to describe its GS 88 “Penelope” in 1997,that is so much a part of our lives today?

Ans. Smartphone

Q.3. Which Indian company sold Thumbs Up to Coke?

Ans. Parle

Q.4. Ronald Wayne, along with two others, is the founder of which famous company?

Ans. Apple

Q.5. What airline that caters to Jaipur is promoted by the Wadia group?

Ans. GoAir

Q.6. Which famous brand features Harlistas in its commercials? Hint: An Indian company is giving them a run for their money

Ans. Harley Davidson

Q.7. Sameer and Vinit Jain run which famous national daily?

Ans. Times of India

Q.8. Which group earlier owned Lakme before HUL?

Ans. Tata Group

Q.9. What does QR in QR Code stand for?

Ans. Quick Response

Q.10. In Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice, what was the name of the moneylender?

Ans. Shylock

Q.11. In 2014, Belgium made a bid for World Heritage status for which very common food item?

Ans. French fries

Q.12. Who has written the book, “How Not to Make Money”?

Ans. Raj Kundra

Q.13. Old logo of which famous company?

Ans. Shell

Q.14. National Milk Day – 26 November is celebrated every year in whose memory?

Ans. Verghese Kurein

Q.15. Identify.

Ans. Nirmala Sitaraman

Q.16. Whose campaign?

Ans. Airtel

Q.17. Identify.

Ans. Evernote

Q.18. Identify the airline run by this man.

Ans. Jet Airways

Q.19. Which famous place is this?

Ans. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, London

Q.20. Identify.

Ans. Urjit Patel

Cutoff: 15-16

Highest: 19

Questions contributed by Sakansh Mittal

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Nagpur – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Nagpur – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER: IMT – Gopal and Avikshith Shetty
  • RUNNER UP: VNIT – Mukund Srinivasan and Aditya Prava

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. Hallmarks started this event. Which event?

Ans. Valentine’s Day

Q.2. An early 17th Century term, which meant an early payment to ensure promptness.

Ans. Tip

Q.3. Banca Monte Dei Paschi di Siena, the oldest bank still in existence, is located in which country?

Ans. Italy

Q.4. A question on Amartya Sen.

Q.5. An English word which is derived from the Persian word meaning “a place with different prices”.

Ans. Bazaar

Q.6. Which famous person collaborated with Knowledge Adventures and created “Director and his Chair”?

Ans. Steven Spielberg

Q.7. Recent Discoveries of punched mark ‘Mudras’ at under water city of Dwarka has brought to light something that was used as coins. What item?

Ans. Cowrie Shells

Q.8. Which word originally meant a bag holding provisions, especially when travelling, typically used by peddlers and pilgrims which came from a Germanic word related to well?

Ans. Wallet

Q.9. As on 22nd December 2016, the rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine became the first of its kind to have a 70-100% chance to prevent which disease?

Ans. Ebola

Q.10. What are these?

Ans. Talking ATMs (for the blind)

Q.11. Studiowest is a brand from which Tata company?

Ans. Westside

Q.12. Which term was first used in Chicago Tribune of Christmas Eve, 1986 that means the practice of shopping in order to make oneself feel more cheerful?

Ans. Retail Therapy (Shopping Therapy)

Q.13. What word coming from Sanskrit means “An icon or figure representing a particular person in a computer game or internet forum”?

Ans. Avatar

Q.14. A connect question on IndusInd Bank.

Q.15. Identify the couple.

Ans. The couple behind Freedom 251 (Ringing Bells)

Q.16. Give funda.

Ans. Trump Palace being renamed.

Q.17. Identify the hotel group.

Ans. Sayaji Group of Hotels

Q.18. Identify the company.

Ans. Yamaha

Q.19. Who has the sole license to use the spectacles of Gandhi?

Ans. Sabarmati Ashram

Q.20. This Tata company traces its lineage to 1961, when it was incorporated as National Iron and Steel Mills. Which one?

Ans. NatSteel

Q.21. Identify the brand of perfume.

Ans. Skinn Perfumes

Q.22. A connect question on Asian Paints.

Q.23. A connect question on Nestle.

Q.24. What currency connects the countries Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Colombia?

Ans. Peso

Bonus: The Mexican Peso is dived into a Hundred Centavos. Which other currency, the code for which is PHP, uses the same fractional method?

Ans. Philippines

Q.25. What does BHIM stand for?

Ans. Bharat Interface for Money

Bonus: BHIM was developed for which entity?

Ans. NPCI (National Payment Corporation of India)

Q.26. Which cosmetic brand was created by Tom Lyle William and named after his sister?

Ans. Maybelline

Bonus: What is the 3 word tagline used by them for their campaigns involving the youth?

Ans. Make It Happen

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Nagpur – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Nagpur – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER: IMT – Gopal and Avikshith Shetty
  • RUNNER UP: VNIT – Mukund Srinivasan and Aditya Prava

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. Which Japanese PR and Advertising firm recently bought another PR firm, Perfect Relations?

Ans. Dentsu Advertising

Q.2. Which German drug company took over Monsanto Co.? (Hint: The answer is a 5 letter word)

Ans. Bayer

Q.3. Identify the company.

Ans. Durex

Q.4. Which company, owned by Jasper Infotech, recently unveiled their new logo, titled Unbox Zindagi?

Ans. Snapdeal

Q.5. Which women magazine has co-created a car with Seat named ‘Seat Mii’? (Hint: No one knows women better than ______)

Ans. Cosmopolitan

Q.6. What event, which happened around 350 years ago, gave rise to the business of insurance?

Ans. The great fire of London

Q.7. Sanjeev Gupta, who is the head of the LH Group, shot into prominence when he took over Tata Steel’s entire UK business. What does LH stand for?

Ans. Liberty House

Q.8. Which camera brand gets its name from the diminutive form of Leitz Camera?

Ans. Leica

Q.9. “What hath God wrought” was the first message sent through which medium of communication?

Ans. Telegram

Q.10. This is Manikandan, who developed this electric bicycle. What modern form of funding did he use to fund his project?

Ans. Crowdfunding

Q.11. Which very common communication machine was invented by Alexander Bain, which was slowly overtaken by the email?

Ans. Fax Machine

Q.12. Which actor was the brand ambassador of the Samajwadi Pension Yojana in UP?

Ans. Vidya Balan

Q.13. Which company sold its tower operations to Brookefield for $1.6 billion?

Ans. Reliance

Q.14. Which company has the largest refining operations in India, estimated at 60 million tones?

Ans. Reliance

Q.15. A question on Sellwell Advertising.

Q.16. Which company recently purchased Mahindra’s Babyoye?

Ans. Firstcry

Q.17. Which Indian oil company was recently sold to Rosneft?

Ans. Essar

Q.18. Which engineering company traces its origins back to the 1925 merger of Holt Manufacturing Co. and C. L. Best Tractor Co.? (Hint: It is very evident from its yellow color)

Ans. Caterpillar

Q.19. Which company introduced the Driver Seva Kendras for the comfort of the truck drivers, so as to lessen the number of road accidents? (Hint: It is a packers and movers Co.)

Ans. Agrawal Packers and Movers

Q.20. Identify the company.

Ans. Messe Dusseldorf (MD)

Questions contributed by Aniruddha Morarka

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Goa – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Goa – Regional  Round Questions


  • WINNER: NIT, Goa – Tejan Karmali and Manu Bhat
  • RUNNER UP: Goa Medical College – Dr. Adish and Dr. Monish

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. “Often a Bridesmaid but not a Bride” – Tagline by which company?

Ans. Listerine Mouthwash
Q.2. What did a man called Tarachand Barjatya give to India?
Ans. Rajashri Films
Q.3. Directed by Shoojit Sircar, which Tata company has got into promoting itself via a campaign called “Family Jingalala”?
Ans. Tata Sky
Q.4. Bowery Bugs is a cartoon created by Arthur Davis. It shows Bugs Bunny telling the story of a Steve Brodie jumping off which bridge and having survived the jump?
Ans. Brooklyn Bridge
Q.5. Connect question on Kaziranga National Park 
Q.6. #Chooselove is a campaign by which cosmetics company?
Ans. Revlon
Q.7. In 2016, Which Tata company signed a global agreement with Castrol for providing an entire range of lubricants and engine oils?
Ans. Tata Motors
Q.8. Dharampal Singh was a Xerox shop owner who fought and won what legal battle in India in mid-2016. What?
Ans. His efforts ensured that pages from textbooks could have been photocopied, which were earlier copyrights. 
Q.9. Also the name of a company, what is the Gaelic word for one?
Ans. Aon
Q.10. When L’Oreal acquired it, they were in a dilemma of whether to buy it or not. Clue: Alia Bhatt
Ans. Maybelline  (Maybe or maybe not)
Q.11. Which exact Tata company division recently launched Hexa?
Ans. Tata Motors SUV
Q.12. Member since 2007, Married since 2015. American Express’ campaign for what?
Ans. Same sex marriage 
Q.13. Which company’s design is made to show its domination over land, air and sea?
Ans. The three pronged logo of Mercedes Benz
Q.14. Which airline was started in 1984 and renamed as MG Express in 1993?
Ans. Spicejet
Q.15. Question on PayU

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Goa – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Goa – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER: NIT, Goa – Tejan Karmali and Manu Bhat
  • RUNNER UP: Goa Medical College – Dr. Adish and Dr. Monish

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. Expedia was launched in 1996 by which IT giant?

Ans. Microsoft

Q.2. Which company came up with a Super Saver Tank where in one could recharge phone using rain water harvesting?
Ans. Vodafone
Q.3. This company has officially announced its move into the automobile space after it unveiled its first ‘internet car’, the RX5 in collaboration with SAIC, one of China’s big four state-owned automakers. Which company?
Ans. Alibaba
Q.4. Which company from the Flipkart Group acquired Jabong from the Global Fashion Group?
Ans. Myntra
Q.5. Logo of?
Ans. Google Allo
Q.6. Logo of?
Ans. Slack
Q.7. Which company launched Duo, marking its entry into the voice chat space?
Ans. Google 
Q.8. Which e-commerce company marked its entry into the fashion store space by acquiring a fashion brand called Symbol?
Ans. Amazon

Q.9. Which power company in India changed its name to GE Power India after its acquisition by General Electric?

Ans. Alstom

Q.10. Which company, which branded itself as the Rajahs of Haircare, was acquired by Emami in 2015? It had a habit of naming its products with 2 words – a Hindi word followed by an English one.
Ans. Kesh King
Q.11. Photo of Moog Synthesizer

Q.12. Which company, entering into the AI space , acquired Hyderabad based machine learning company Tuplejump Private Limited in 2016?

Ans. Apple


Q.13. Which construction group recently acquired stake in Bangalore’s Le Meridien Hotel? (Options – Brigade/Embassy/Mantri)

Ans. Embassy Group


Q.14. Which company recently came up with a new brand of motorcycles called the Himalayan, naming it after the terrain?

Ans. Royal Enfield

Q.15. Which global beverage company came up with Kirana stores called ‘Parivartan’?

Ans. Coca Cola

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Manipal – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Manipal– Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER: NITK, Surathkal – Hem Maradia and Rahul Varma
  • RUNNER UP: MIT, Manipal – Anirudh and Achintya Sharma

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. During the American civil war in 1860s the cotton market was booming. As a result cotton traders were very busy at the Bombay cotton exchange were busy and used to come home late. As a result they used to not get food in their homes.The street vendors to solve this problem used to mash all the leftover vegetables together and cook it and used to serve this along with the leftover bread to the traders. This is the origins of which iconic Indian dish?

Ans. Pav bhaji

Q.2. This is Shashank ND and he has created a revolution in health care industry. Name his company?

Ans. Practo

Q.3. Which company has come out with products like “My partner snores a lot”,”My daughter comes home late”?


Q.4. Connect: Ackworth, John Mathai, and Chaiya Chaiya Dance from Dil Se?

Ans. Indian Railways 

Q.5. The book “A Crown of Thorns” written by TCA Srinivasa Raghavan is based on whom?

Ans. The Governors of the RBI

Q.6. Ram Kinkar Baig submitted the successful proposal of building what to Nehru to symbolise good fortune and prosperity?

Ans. Yaksha and Yakshini statue at RBI HQ.

Q.7. Which city in the tri-state area in USA is called “collar city” because of it’s association with cuffs and collars?

Ans. Troy

Q.8. Question on Book : From Silk to Silicon

Q.9. Matt Groening changed the name from _______ to The Simpsons. What was the earlier name?

Ans. Simpsons. He added the word ‘The’ to it.

Q.10. Question on Pebble, Smartphone watch

Q.11. Which Ivy League University is associated with the color cardinal?

Ans. Stanford

Questions contributed by Hem Maradia

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Manipal – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Manipal– Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER: NITK, Surathkal – Hem Maradia and Rahul Varma
  • RUNNER UP: MIT, Manipal – Anirudh and Achintya Sharma

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. A Marvel villain called MODOK, an acronym for Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing, famous for his disproportionately large head, recently appeared in the Spider-Man universe, re-imagined as a certain real life personality. Who?

Ans. Donald Trump

Q.2. Question about a bike called the 1200 Multistrada, launched by a European giant for about 20 lakhs. Name the company.

Ans. Ducati

Q.3. This picture was shown. He is the co-founder of ______ Beer Company, who produces the Samuel Adams brand of beer. The blank is the name of a city which is famously associated with the history of tea in the world. Which city?

Ans. Boston

Q.4. #PehliMulakat was a marketing campaign by which Indian tea company?

Ans. Wagh Bakri

Q.5. Which Indian company launched a series of carbonated fruit juices called VOLO, a play on Yolo. Hint: This company is renowned for their Ayurveda products.

Ans. Dabur

Q.6. Aarambh’ – a pan India initiative aimed at spearheading the use of the personal computer (PC) for education was launched by which laptop manufacturer? Hint: They have extensive philanthropic interests in India.

Ans. Dell

Q7. Ravindra Patel and wife Manjula ran a chemical factory named Rexo Products in Nairobi. Who is their newsmaker son?

Ans. Urjit Patel

Q.8. Question about an Italian fashion house, famous for fur products. Recently set a new standard for the art of couture with the Legends & Fairytales show, the first-ever fashion show to be hosted at the historic Trevi Fountain in Rome. The name starts with an F.

Ans. Fendi

Q.9. Identify the logo.

Ans. Belkin

Q.10. Question about Tech Mahindra’s data analytics business.

Q.11. Question about a company running a vocational training institute called the Colour Academy.

Ans. Asian Paints

Q12. Which hotel group, having a bird as their logo, owns Swissotel, Novotel, and Sofitel brands of hotels?

Ans. Accor

Q.13. Highest earning artist, with an income of about $170m according to Forbes. Hint: Swift and Dramatic.

Ans. Taylor Swift

Q.14. Question was about this businessman also having been a head of state at some point.

Ans. Berlusconi 

Q.15. Question about a book on Warren Buffet’s letters to shareholders.

Q.16. Which company sold it’s cement business to Ultra Tech for 15,000 crore?

Ans. Jaypee Group

Questions contributed by Achintya Sharma and Anirudh Kamath.

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Singapore – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Singapore – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER: National University of Singapore (NUS) – Rohan Naidu and Shivam Bhardwaj
  • RUNNER UP: Nanyang Technological University (NTU) – Arvind Ramesh and Anshuman Anand

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. Considered one of the most simplistic designs in the world. It became an iconic identity as a logo or a symbol. Created and designed by Frazer Brunner in 1964 on the request of a Tourism Board of a country. What design or symbol are we talking about?

Ans. Singapore Merlion

Q.2. He’s a fashion mogul. He built his second breast cancer research center as a tribute to his close friend Nina Hyde who died in 1990 after a long battle. Who is this great designer whose brands today contribute exclusively and in large measure to breast cancer foundations?

 Ans. Ralph Lauren

Q.3. What in the modern world of media is a kill fee? A lot of media houses have legalized this. What do you pay the fee for?

Ans. A kill fee is a payment on a magazine or newspaper article made to the freelancer when his assigned article is “killed” or cancelled

Q.4. He is an American racing driver turned entrepreneur. He took a pretty British sports car the Ace, and added a powerful Ford V8. The result was a fearsomely fast car that terrified roads. What are we talking about from the world of brands? He named the brand after a venomous snake.

Ans. Shelby Cobra

Q.5. Ratan Tata of the Tata Group, in partnership with this particular University is setting up a venture capital fund with about a hundred and fifty million US dollars. It is one of those universities which has contributed immensely from noble to various other inventions in the world of science and so on. Which famous American University is this?

Ans. University of California

 Q.6. Which brand from Asia after long deliberations came up with a name which is a combination of two words that essentially meant we provide sound for all? Therefore the brand name.

Ans. Panasonic

Q.7. Which country banned this campaign? ‘Absolute _____, the future is yours to create’ was a campaign which they said is outrageous. It was in the context of the famous presidential battle that happened.

Ans. South Korea

Q.8. This created an uproar across the world. What was this innovation?

 Japanese Rink

Ans. Freezing fishes in the rink of a Japanese theme park

Q.9. What is happening here?

Ans. Kopi Luwak

Q.10. How does the world know these beautiful go downs?

Ans. Clarke Quay

Q.11. What is named after her?

Marie Biscuit

Ans. Marie Biscuit

Q.12. Identify the brand from this royalty? A famous brand is named after this great King.

louis philippe

Ans. Louis Philippe

Q.13. This is a famous Prime Minister of Britain. He is credited for?

earl grey tea

Ans. Earl Grey Tea

Q.14. This is the famous Earl after whom something we can eat is named?

Earl Sandwich

Ans. Sandwich

Q.15. Connect:

Ans. Auction Houses

Q.16. Connect.

Ans. Mars

Q.17.Identify. He is associated with?

Ans. Pokemon Go

Q.18. It was one of the most commercially successful airports in Asia. Which airport?

Ans. Kallang

Q.19. What is he credited for?

Ans. Singapore Sling

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Schedule

Date Day City
11-Feb-17 Saturday Manipal
12-Feb-17 Sunday Goa
14-Feb-17 Tuesday Nagpur
16-Feb-17 Thursday Jaipur
18-Feb-17 Saturday Pune
19-Feb-17 Sunday Ahmedabad
20-Feb-17 Monday Anand
21-Feb-17 Tuesday Lucknow
22-Feb-17 Wednesday Indore
24-Feb-17 Friday Navi Mumbai
25-Feb-17 Saturday Hyderabad
27-Feb-17 Monday Vizag
03-Mar-17 Friday Shillong
05-Mar-17 Sunday Guwahati
06-Mar-17 Monday Sonepat
08-Mar-17 Wednesday Udaipur
10-Mar-17 Friday Calicut
11-Mar-17 Saturday Kochi
15-Mar-17 Wednesday Jammu
16-Mar-17 Thursday Jallandar
17-Mar-17 Friday Chandigarh
18-Mar-17 Saturday Dehradun
19-Mar-17 Sunday Mumbai
20-Mar-17 Monday Bangalore
23-Mar-17 Thursday Ghaziabad-Noida
24-Mar-17 Friday Varanasi
26-Mar-17 Sunday Delhi
27-Mar-17 Monday Patna
28-Mar-17 Tuesday Ranchi
29-Mar-17 Wednesday Jamshedpur
31-Mar-17 Friday Bhubaneswar
01-Apr-17 Saturday Kolkata
03-Apr-17 Monday Trichy
04-Apr-17 Tuesday Coimbatore
05-Apr-17 Wednesday Salem
06-Apr-17 Thursday Mysore
08-Apr-17 Saturday Raipur
09-Apr-17 Sunday Chennai

Source: Tata Crucible Website

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2016 – International Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – International Finals Questions


  • WINNER : NUS Singapore- Shivam and Rohan 

International Finals Questions:

Q.1.  Name the Cheese brand founded by JLK.

Kraft cheese

Ans. Kraft Cheese

Q.2. Who owns this fleet of aircraft? (Hint: Rapid response for you)


Ans. United Nations 

Q.3. Connect to a personality.

connect 3

Ans. Charlie Chaplin

Q.4. What resulted when Burberry was commissioned in 1914 by the UK War Office to adapt its officer’s coat to suit the conditions of contemporary warfare?

Ans. Trench Coat

Q.5.  Connect with a person.


Ans. Bernie Sanders

Q.6. What did it inspire?

bill bowman

Ans. Soles in Nike Shoes

Q.7.  A senior eecutive of Havas Media made a remark saying, “Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And _____, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate’. Which company was he talking about?

Ans. AirBnb

Q.8. What?


Ans. Shows that how much space is occupied by cars

Q.9. Which company’s unsuccessful venture into scooters is this?


Ans. Harley Davidson

Q.10. What is this?


Ans. Packaged Air being sold in China

Q.11. The Rolls Royce had a car test of the 1958 Silver Ghost. The result of this test produced a memorable line that increased its sales many fold. What?

Ans. Electric clock ( At 60 miles an hour the loudest noise in this new Rolls-Royce comes from the electric clock)

Q.12. Connect

london school of economics

Ans. London School of Economics

Q.13. Question on the meaning of Silver Ceiling.

Q.14. What are these meetings of women for?


Ans. Tupperware

Q.15. Identify the Economist & the concept.

helicopter money

Ans. Helicopter Money by Milton Friedman

Q.16. Which former Royal Navy and officer and popular writer’s wartime job included ‘Operation Ruthless” forging Reichsmarks to disrupt the German economy?

Ans. Ian Fleming

Q.17. What are these?


Ans. Streetlights of Hershey’s 

Q.18. What is this book about?

organ trade

Ans. Organ Trade

Q.19.  What?


Ans. Playboy Bunny

Q.20.Logo of?


Ans. Mossad

Q.21. Connect.


Ans. Travelling cards (Robin Hood, Oyster, octopus)

Q.22. Logo of?


Ans. Pinkerton Detective Agency

Q.23. Who created it?

florence nightingale

Ans. Florence Nightingale