Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Hyderabad – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Hyderabad – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER: Osmania Medical College – Dr. Mustafa Hasmi and Dr. Murtuza Hasmi
  • RUNNER UP: Bhavans Vivekananda College – Manideep and Sreekar

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. Which brand founded by Niraj Kakkar is bringing back flavours like aam panna, anar, jaljeera etc in its products?

Ans. Paper Boat

Q.2. Question on Japanese company and racing

Ans. Honda

Q.3. Which pharma giant acquired NBFC Imperial Credit Pvt. Ltd? (Hint: They like to call themselves as a lab)

Ans. Dr. Reddy’s Labs

Q.4. Identify

Ans. Zydus Cadila

Q.5. Question on Akai license held by Home Tech Digital.

Q.6. The tracking service provider TPL Trakkers is from which country (Hint: India has not allowed the tracker)

Ans. Pakistan

Q.7. Question on Smart billboards

Q.8. Which was the first beer to be delivered by Uber Otto, the self driving truck?

Ans. Budweiser

Q.9. Which celebrity has recently invested in Bai brands, a beverage startup?

Ans. Justin Timberlake

Q.10. Which brand, originally called Fashion 21 had to change its name as it could not trademark the word Fashion

Ans. Forever 21

Q.11. Identify this advertising guru who passed away recently.

Ans. Anand Halve

Q.12. According to Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s biggest mistake in the 14 years of Steve Ballmer’s leadership was not making the transition from software to ______quickly enough.

Ans. Hardware Business

Q.13. Identify

Ans. Uday Baldota

Q.14. Identify this Railway Station

Ans. Navapur

Q.15. Expand OCL, a cement company.

Ans. Odisha Cements Limited

Q.16. Which company acquired FoodPanda?

Ans. Delivery Hero

Q.17. Symbol and Myx are the in-house brands of which e-commerce giant?

Ans. Amazon

Q.18. Wipro sold its Eco energy business to which company?

Ans. UTC

Q.19. Identify the logo

Ans. Inshorts

Questions contributed by Shalini Chaurasiya

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Hyderabad – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Hyderabad– Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER: Sai Mitra Constructions : Naveen Kumar and Phani Mahesh
  • RUNNER UP: Novartis : Abhishek and K Rahman

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1.Turbo Megha Airways is a scheduled regional carrier (South) and operates under this name.

Ans. TruJet

Q.2. Connect.


Ans. EW Scripps

Q.3. This celebrity, NBC’s biggest star of the 80s, tried to buy the television network from its current owner, the General Electric Company.

Ans. Bill Cosby

Q.4. Which Taj Group Palace property called UBP by foreigners, was named the best hotel in the world in the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards 2016?

Ans. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

Q.5. Identify


Ans. Elizabeth Arden

Q.6. Identify


Ans. Jack Smith

Q.7. Sometime in June 2016, AT&T announced a new rewards program called Thanks AT&T which provides customers things like 2-for-1 movie tickets. This did not go well with an unrelated brand. What was the controversy?

Ans. Citigroup – It sued AT&T for using ‘Thanks’ because Citi trademarked it

Q.8. Analytical question.


Ans. Fulham + Bing + Yahoo + Tom Tom – FIAT

Q.9. Identify.


Ans. Amar Abrol

Q.10. Back then there were rumours going around that Amex had this ultra-exclusive black card for elite customers. It was just a hoax, but Amex did something then.

Ans. Led to the creation of Amex Centurion Card

Q.11. Analytical Question.


Ans. Docomo + China Mobile + Tesla – CBS

Q.12. Identify the product


Ans. Hershey’s Kisses

Q.13. In 1963, Lawrence Herbert, created an innovative system of identifying, matching and communicating colours to solve the problems associated with producing accurate colour matches in the graphic arts community. The _____ name is known worldwide as the standard language for colour communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer. What are we talking about?

Ans. Pantone

Q.14. The book “The Woman and the Car, A Chatty Little Handbook for All Women Who Motor or Who Want to Motor”, by Dorothy Levitt written in 1906, recommended that women carry this while driving. This is one of the first known mention of these being used in automobiles. What are we talking about?

Ans. Rear View Mirror

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Hyderabad – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Hyderabad– Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER: Sai Mitra Constructions : Naveen Kumar and Phani Mahesh
  • RUNNER UP: Novartis : Abhishek and K Rahman

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. ArcelorMittal along with Marcegaglia has acquired Ilva steel plant based in which country? Hint: Europe largest steel plant

Ans. Italy

Q.2. Name the online music streaming company which is based in Sweden and is also the competitor of Apple?

Ans. Spotify

Q.3. Identify.


Ans. Prem Watsa

Q.4. Aditya Birla acquired which Hyderabad based super market chain to start More?

Ans. Trinethra

Q.5. What is the ticker symbol of Olympic Steel on NASDAQ?

Ans. Zeus

Q.6. Identify the iStockphoto founder?


Ans. Bruce Livingstone

Q.7. It is formed in white in the sea due to the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun and the rotation of the Earth. Name the P&G brand with the same name?

Ans. Tide

Q.8. Name India’s waterproofing solution which is mixed in cement. It was established in 1959 by George Lellington.

Ans. Snowcem

Q.9. Question on Caterpillar

Q.10. Logo of?


Ans. Slack

Q.11. Logo of?


Ans. Inmobi

Q.12. Question on Oracle which was sued by HP for $4billion

Q.13. Question on Google’s investment in wind farms in Norway

Q.14. Question on a payment service which is peer to peer in Thailand

Q.15.  Identify the logo.


Ans. Spacex

Q.16. Question on Grab Taxi Singapore

Q.17. Who is the author?


Ans. KP Singh

Q.18. This is a book about which company?


Ans. Havells

Q.19. It was previously known as Apparel Arts. How do we know it now?

Ans. GQ

Q.20. In Sri Lanka, tea commodity is associated with which index?

Ans. James Taylor

Questions contributed by Gurram Keshava

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2016 – Hyderabad – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2016 – Hyderabad – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER :
  • Osmania Medical College – Syed Mustafa and Syed Murtuza
  • ICSI – Syed Manzoor and Muneer Ali

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. Question about start of Time magazine 100 list in 1999

Q.2. Identify.


Ans. Rob Janoff, Designer of Apple Logo

Q.3. Identify.


Ans. State bank of Patiala

Q.4. Connect question on India Post 

Q.5. Identify. (Hint: CEO of East India Company)

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Ans. Sanjiv Mehta

Q.6. Identify. (Hint: Creator and designer of Tata Nano)

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Ans. Girish Wagh

Q.7.  Question on address of Bank of England and Street name Threadneedle.

Q.8. What is this?


Ans. Inside photo of HP Garage

Q.9. Question on CK Prahalad

Q. 10. Connect question on Zlatan Ibrahimovic Ventures

Q.11. Name the Tata and Poltrona Frau Decoration & Furniture store?

Ans. Casa Decor

Q.12. Identify.


Ans. Traitorous Eight

Q.13. Ensemble Company, India’s first Designer boutique is by?

Ans. Tarun Tahiliani

Q.14. Which logo’s inspiration is this? This is Kankaria lake in Ahmedabad.

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Ans. SBI

Q.15. Who is the ex- CEO of Proctor and Gamble India, who took early retirement to write books?

Ans. Gurucharan Das

Q.16. Question on how Anderson Consulting changed its name to Accenture

Q.17. Identify.



Q.18 Question on Israeli currency, Isareli Shekel

Q.19. Which company’s name was chosen in Library of Alexandria?

Ans. Alexa

Q.20. Lego brick of ?


Ans. Napolean

Q.21. Connect


Ans. Amartya Sen

Q.22. Where is the Tata Motors plant located in Uttarakhand?

Ans. Pantnagar

Q.23. Identify. What is he credited for?

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Ans. Tony Verna, Instant Replay Concept

Questions contributed by Gurram Keshava Chandra

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2016 – Hyderabad – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2016 – Hyderabad – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER :
  • Osmania Medical College – Syed Mustafa and Syed Murtuza
  • ICSI – Syed Manzoor and Muneer Ali

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. Balboa currency belongs to which country?

Ans. Panama

Q.2. Digital support to Chelsea Football Cup?

Ans. Wipro

Q.3. Ashok Soota established which company after leaving Mindtree for unhappy employees?

Ans. Happiest Minds

Q.4. Which renowned business school’s slogan is ‘Veritas’ meaning truth?

Ans. Havard

Q.5. Who wrote the book, “In the shadow of Mahatma”?

Ans. GD Birla 

Q.6. Question on CII (Confederation of Indian Industry)

Q.7. What is the word derived from Latin ‘Patere’, which means to lay open?

Ans. Patent

Q.8. How do we know Imperial Bank of India?

Ans. State Bank of India

Q.9. Which celebrity owns Harpo Productions?

Ans. Oprah Winfrey

Q.10. Which newspaper won 117 Pulitzer Prizes?

Ans. New York Times

Q.11. Which company own Royal Enfield?

Ans. Eicher Motors

Q.12. Poster campaign of ‘Hope” was designed for whom?

Ans. Barack Obama

Q.13. Which company in 2015 surpassed Walmart in retailer sector in market capitalization?

Ans. Amazon

Q.14. Identify.

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Ans. Michael Porter

Q.15. Identify. (Hint: Ad Guru)

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Ans. Leo Burnett

Q.16. Identify. (Hint: Famous psychologist and brain sciences journalist)

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Ans. Daniel Goleman

Q.17. Who was TIME Magazine’s first Man of the year?

Ans. Charles Lindbergh

Q.18. Identify. (Hint: Venture Capitalist)

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Ans. John Doerr

Q.19. Identify. (Hint: Ex- RBI Governor)


Ans. Duvvuri Subba Rao

Q.20. Identify.


Ans. Telangana Tourism

Questions contributed by Gurram Keshava Chandra

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Hyderabad – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Hyderabad – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER: Sai Mitra Constructions- Naveen Kumar and Phani Mahesh
  • RUNNER UP: Google India- Ananya Bhaskar and Hari Shenoy

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. What term would you associate with this image?


Ans. Bone Music

Q.2. What was introduced by Tata Motors in collaboration with Marshall Sons (UK) in 1948?

Ans. Steam Road Rollers

Q.3.  Connect.


Ans. Nestle [Clockwise: 1) 100 Grand chocolate of Nestle; 2) Quality Street by Nestle; 3) Video: Nestle has a stake in L’oreal; 4) Nestle Smarties Children’s book prize]

Q.4. After finalizing the agreement with the McDonald Brothers, Kroc sent a letter to which businessman where he wrote, “I have very recently taken over the national franchise of the McDonald’s system. I would like to inquire if there may be an opportunity for a McDonald’s in your Development”?

Ans. Walt Disney

Q.5. What is it?


Ans. Patch – Improvement to a piece of software. Small corrections to the programmed sequence could be done by patching over portions of the paper tape and re-punching the holes in that section.

Q.6. Which is the only non-domestic newspaper delivered to the White House on a daily basis?

Ans. The Financial Times

Q.7. This Tata company has launched the ‘Moving Beyond Disclosure: Leveraging Sustainability Reporting to Drive Change’, a study undertaken in collaboration with GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), the developer of the world’s most widely used Sustainability Reporting Guidelines?

Ans. TCS

Q.8. With what would you associate them?


Ans. Euro. [1) European Central Bank; 2) Video: Maastricht treaty announced by British PM John Major; 3) Robert Kalina- designer of Euro notes; 4) Germain Pirlot coined the term Euro; 5) Alain Billiet designed Euro symbol.]

Q.9. Founded in 1906 by Polish immigrant Jacob Sapirstein, who sold cards from a horse-drawn cart, is today the world’s largest greeting card company?

Ans.American Greetings

Q.10. Identify.


Ans. Kala Ghoda Association Logo

Q.11. Which Minnesota based hospitality brand is named after the 17th-century French explorer?

Ans. Radisson

Q.12. Identify.


Ans. Adam Gimbel

Q.13. Located in the center of the city of Tabriz, Iran, the structure consists of several sub-bazaars, such as Amir Bazaar (for gold and jewelry), Mozzafarieh (a carpet bazaar), shoe bazaar, and many other ones for various goods. It was was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in July 2010. What is its claim to fame?

Ans.World’s largest covered bazaar

Q.14. Who embedded a set of organizing principles in his lab, which he termed “bootstrapping”. His belief was that when human systems and tool systems were aligned, such that workers spent time “improving their tools for improving their tools” it would lead to an accelerating rate of progress?

Ans.Douglas Engelbert

Q.15. Which Tata company has launched a new initiative for its senior citizens called ‘Sammaan’?

Ans.Tata Power

Q.16. Connect.


Ans. Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Prize

Q.17.Which company owns the trademark for the word ‘Borzoi’?

Ans.Alfred A Knopf

Q.18. The song “Tom’s Diner” by Suzanne Vega was the first song used by Karlheinz Brandenburg to develop which technology format?

Ans. MP3

Q.19. Tata Sky launched Rs 8 plan. They introduced an ad with O&M with empowering subscribers to pay only for the days they watched TV. Which concept did they introduce?

Ans. Daily Recharge

Q.20. Connect.


Ans. Fiat. [1) Fargo Truck by Fiat (image from the movie ‘Fargo’); 2) Premier Padmini from Rani Padmini of Chittor; 3) Video: Chrysler owned by Fiat; 4) Six-Sigma implemented in Chrysler from Fiat.]

Q.21  Henkel’s first product was a laundry detergent based on sodium silicate, named “Universal-Waschmittel” (universal detergent). What was so unique about it?

Ans.Sold in packs

Q.22. What did this person invent?


Ans. First portable Fax Machine (developed by Shintaro Asano)

Q.23. Identify.


Ans. William Kent – Pram

Questions contributed by Naveen Kumar

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Hyderabad – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Hyderabad – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER: Sai Mitra Constructions – Naveen Kumar and Phani Mahesh
  • RUNNER UP: Google India – Ms. Ananya Bhaskar and Hari Shenoy

Preliminary Round Questions:

 1) What was designed to depict a winged woman holding on to atom and the statuette “has since become the symbol of the TV Academy’s goal of supporting and uplifting the art and science of television: The wings represent the muse of art; the atom the electron of science”?

Ans. Emmy Awards

2) The beluga whale was created by Yiying Lu, on which site did it become world famous?

Ans. Twitter

3)What is the ‘formal’ American legal term for  an incomplete financial instrument?

Ans. Blank Cheque

4)  With whom would you associate Bad Boy Premium Vodka?


Ans. Dennis Rodman

5) Which famous writer was a junior employee at HSBC’s London office in Lombard Street from 1900 to 1902, and used the bank as an inspiration for some of his early work, especially his 1910 novel Psmith in the City?

Ans. PG Wodehouse

6) In 1925, what was sold by con artist Victor Lustig for scrap metal on two separate, but related occasions?

Ans. Eiffel Tower

7) What name has taken a generic meaning and has come to be associated with great wealth. Gemologists use this classification to denote a diamond with a complete (or almost-complete) lack of nitrogen; the material is also referred to as “2A”?

Ans. Golconda

8)  Reprise Records was formed by?


Ans. Frank Sinatra

9) In 1969, what was coined by Jack Trout as a game people play in today’s me-too market place in the publication Industrial Marketing?

Ans. Positioning

10) Which traveler introduced the concept of banknotes to Europe in 13th century?

Ans. Marcopolo

11) It became a fashionable brand of the era, and became associated with Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack. Which Scotch whisky was requested by Sinatra, along with other spirits brands backstage at performances, also sponsored Frank Sinatra’s Diamond Jubilee Tour in 1990?

Ans. Chivas Regal

12)  Identify the logo.


Ans. Mozilla Public License  (Free Open Source Software Licence)

13) From 1947, when the first Indian budget was tabled to 1950, at which famous place were the budget documents printed?

Ans. Rashtrapati Bhavan

14) Which company’s seven pointed star logo was inspired by a lone star in the sky which Captain Peter saw while praying when his wife was seriously ill?

Ans. Maersk

15) “Cohn-Brandt-Cohn Film Sales” was founded in 1918 by brothers Jack and Harry Cohn and Joe Brandt. How do we know this company now?

Ans. Columbia Pictures

16)  With whom would you associate  “Unsquashanble”?


Ans. Jahangir Khan

17) Which company’s NYSE ticker symbol is TOM?

Ans. Tommy Hilfiger

18) The Chinese name for what company founded by two former air force pilots comes from a Chinese idiom ‘Grand and Peaceful State’?

Ans. Cathay Pacific

19)  Celebration Florida was developed by?


Ans.  Walt Disney

20)  What word do you associate with this image?


Ans. Bellwether- Sheep that leads the flock

Questions contributed by Naveen Kumar.

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Hyderabad – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Hyderabad – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER :
  • ISB – Ashwin and Prashanth
  • RUNNER UP : 
  •  NALSAR – Karthik Suresh and KVS Lokesh

Regional Round Questions:          

 1. Identify the logo.


 Answer:  Wynn Resorts

 2. What is the controversy?


Answer: Gandhi Beer Controversy

 3. Question on the origin of Crisil.

 4. Who is the brand ambassador of Tata Steel?

Answer:  Deepika Kumari

5. Question on Recession Index in newspapers.

6. Question of etymology of ‘Bolt’ from Tata Bolt.

  7. Which is the only university outside US to have the largest number of billionaire graduates?

 Answer: University Of Mumbai

8. Question on Tata Swach.

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Hyderabad – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Hyderabad  – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER :
  • ISB – Ashwin and Prashanth
  • RUNNER UP : 
  •  NALSAR – Karthik Suresh and KVS Lokesh


Preliminary Round Questions:

1. Which is the richest football club for the past ten years?

Answer: Real Madrid

2. Saral bank account requires what document?

Answer: Aadhar number

3. Good to great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…. and Others Don’t is a management book by whom?

Answer: Jim Collins

4. Math Reading Success is a venture by?

Answer: Kumon

5. EdX is a Massive Open Online Course created by MIT and which University?

Answer: Harvard

6. Founder of which group?


Answer:  JK Group

7. What was the earlier name of Godaddy.com?

Answer: Jomax Technology

8. World’s first air mail service in 1911 flew from Allahabad to which place?

Answer: Naini

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Hyderabad – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Hyderabad – Regional Finals Questions



Sai Mitra Constructions – Naveen Kumar and Phani Mahesh


Infosys – Sridhar Reddy and Surendra Reddy

Teams in Finals:

  • ICRA : Anand Babu and Ms.Pallavi Dora
  • TCS : Mahesh V and Ms.Krishnaveni
  • Sai Mitra Constructions : Naveen Kumar and Phani Mahesh
  • Infosys : Sridhar Reddy and Surendra Reddy
  • TCS : Priyambad Pattanayak and Ayappa K
  • Infosys : Pranay Nehru and Vijay P

Round – 1

1) Steven Spurrier, a British wine merchant organized a wine competition in 1976, in which a team from USA won the competition by blind tasting, which competition?

A) Judgment of Paris

2) MMYT is its NASDAQ ticker?

A) Makemytrip

3) Connect:


A) Givenchy

4) This brand introduced its slogan in 1911 after it began adding magnesium carbonate as an absorbing agent to its product to ensure that it poured freely; calcium silicate is now used instead for the same purpose. Which brand and what was the slogan?

A) Morton Salt – When it rains it pours

5) Started in 1851 as Bay State Glass Co?

A) Corning

6) Born in 1971, it has remained unchallenged as the No.1 in its Segment. The success formula is the sharp fizz combined with the single minded proposition of the brand as the provider of “Freshness”?

A) Limca

Round – 2

1) The wholesaler Costco in US released Engagement rings with a brand name X, for which another company sued them saying that X is their trademark, for which Costco responded saying that X is no longer a trademark and has now become generic. Identify X?

A) Tiffany’s

2) Co-author?

Ram Charan

A) Ram Charan

3) Google tied-up with which pharma company to develop its “smart” contact lens to help diabetics monitor their glucose levels?

A) Novartis

4) Identify the  logo?

ABN Amro

A) AMRO Bank

5) Connect:



6) When this car brand was released in 1961, Enzo Ferrari called it “The most beautiful car ever made”?

A) Jaguar E Type

7) Digital Domain is an American visual effects and digital production company founded by Stan Winston, Scott Ross and which other famous personality?

A) James Cameron

8) Identify?

Charlie Chaplin

A) Charlie Chaplin selling War bonds in 1918

9) Connect:


A) Mango

Round – 3

1) The Burr–Hamilton duel between two prominent American politicians: the former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and sitting Vice President Aaron Burr, on July 11, 1804 was the inspiration for which famous commercial?

A) Got Milk

2) The International Standard is ISO 9407:1991, “______ ________ —Mondopoint system of sizing and marking” describes what?

A) Shoe Sizes

3) Identify the founder?


A) Hakeem Hafiz Abdul Majeed – Hamdard

4) According to Rumor! by Hal Morgan and Kerry Tucker, X had six editions, five for different regions of the country and one for the military. Each edition had a certain number of ads intended for the regional audience only. The stars enabled the distribution people to identify the editions and send them to the right place. Identify X?

A) Playboy Magazine

5) Identify the AD?


A) Pedigree

6)What controversy?

Nicklaus Bendtner

A) Nicklas Bendtner – Fined £80,000 for promoting Paddy Power

7) Connect:

Mars Choclates

A) Mars chocolates

8) Director of Bajaj Electricals. In 1993, he was elected as the President of the Indian Merchants Chamber, and was the youngest to hold the prestigious post. He was involved in formulating and driving economic agenda for industry which continues through various institutions?

A) Harsh Goenka

Questions contributed by Mr. Naveen Kumar. Many congratulations to Naveen on winning the Hyderabad regional! We wish the best for the national finals!