Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Chennai – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Chennai – External Track Questions

Results (Tata Track):


TCS – Sreekanth and Jayakanthan


TCS – Ramaswamy and Raghuraman

Results (External Track):


Infosys – Vivek and Senthil Kumar


Ford Business Services – Prashanth Sampath and Sridharan

External Track Finals:

Round -1:

1. Ted Turner during one of his famous speeches mentioned that “there would be 2 things in the future that would make all happy”. Identify the things.

A. Mobile phones & aeroplanes. 

2. In ancient times, the Greek government during wars followed this specific idea in order to lower the expenditure. What specific idea did they follow?

A. BYOD – bring your own device.

3. Who runs/owns the hotel chain called Laya and a resort called Sober Islands?

Sri Lankan Army

4. In 1961, Bandev Mittal started a sweet shop and he was also a Bajaj dealer. What is he famous for now?

A. Lovely University, Punjab.

5. Wanelo is an online forum for online shopping. What is origin of the name?

A. Want, Need, Love.

6. What is Nokia Life tools used for?

A. Farmer’s SMS tool

Round – 2:

1. Childhood picture of a famous female business personality. Identify.

A. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

2. Picture of an auto rickshaw/tuk-tuk. What is so special about it?


A. The official vehicle of Italian President.

3. Queen of Time, London. Identify location?


A. Selfridges

4. Logo of ?

Zain Telecom

A. ZAIN telecom.

5. Logo of Six flags theme park in USA. Explain origin of name?

Six Flags

A. The name arises from the fact that it is in Texas and Texas was under six different governments previously.

6. Polska 1000 currency note, identify the person depicted?

1000 Polska note

A. Nicolaus Copernicus

Round -3:

1. Indian hotels [Buzzer Pressed]


2.Titan  watch named after a word which has its origins in  Japanese. Identify.

A. Tycoon

3. Flavoritz [Buzzer Pressed]

Tata Salt

4. Book by?


A. Harish Bhat

Round – 4:



A. Malcolm Gladwell

2. Connect:


A.  Playboy Mansion

3. Connect:


A. Walchand Hirachand

Round – 5:

  1. Hamilton + Pratt & Whitney + Wind power.
    A.  United Technologies 
  2. Scalp care + Handbook.
    A. Head & Shoulders 
  3. Mohan T. Advani is the founder.
    A.  Blue Star


Questions contributed by Madanish Kanna.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Bhubaneshwar – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Bhubaneshwar – External Track Questions

Round 1:

Q1) When Bombay Stock Exchange was established in 1875, 315 people become its member. What amount was contributed by the members to start the Exchange?

– One token or 1 Rupee each.

Q2) Matthew Jullian was killed in a crash in Dubai at age 39 He was there to film horse racing. What important invention did he give to the world?

– Stump Camera Innovation

Q3) Which American strongly believed in rest leading productivity meaning, 5 days of work and 2 days rest?

– Henry Ford

Q4) In 1917 Takeuchi Industries established a company specialized in machine tools and mining equipments for their use but it eventually evolved into which giant corporation?

– Komastu

Q5) British India Cooperation is a central corporation under which Department/Ministry of the government?

– Ministry of Textile

Q6) During 16th century, Akbar the Great planted 1 lakh mango trees in Lakhi Bagh, Gujarat. If you are in Lakhi Bagh in Gujarat, whose property would you be in?

Dhirubhai Ambani

Round 2:

1. Identify the personality.


– Cyrus Poonawalla

2. Print advertisement for?


– Evian Water

3. Identify the person with his initiative.


– Andy Groove

4. Identify from the logo.


– Deccan Sunrisers

5. John Patterson founded which company?


– National Cash Registry

6. What is this stamp commemorating?


– First ever plastic/Bakelite

Round 3:

Q1) ”Your suite in the sky “ is from the which Tata group company?

– Taj Air

Q2) Question on Salt Variant, Tata Salt Lite

Q3) Question on StarBazaar

Q4) ”Make Hell Cool” initiative is from which Tata brand to attract the youth of india?

– Fastrack Watches

Round 4:

1. Connect.

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– BluRay Disc

2. Connect.

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3. Connect.

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– World Bank

4. Connect.

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– Chelsea FC

Round 5:

Q1) CEO of Trade Corp Ltd. which is a company dealing with electrical good and gems. Who?

– Raj Kundra

Q2) It is a department which  is governed by a group of 15 academics appointed by the Vice-Chancellor known as the Delegates of the Press. They are headed by the Secretary to the Delegates.

– Oxford University Press (OUP)

Q3) It  is considered to be one of the “Big Six” publishing companies.  On 1 July 2013, the merger was complete, with the combined company known as Penguin _______ ______.

– Random House



Reckitt Benckiser – Soubhagya Jena and Pramod Tiwary


XIMB – Subhasis Ray and Manimay Ghosh

Questions Contributed by Rashmi Ranjan Swain & Sampad Pattanaik.

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 – Hyderabad – External Track Questions

Teams –

Google India, Novartis, Dr. Reddy’s, Deloitte, Infosys, Sai Mitra Constructions


Round 1:

1. The Hoovers Company introduced this and it was inspired by the sport of boxing. It was something that they decided to position differently with respect to fruits. What did they position themselves as?

– Fruit of the Loom

2. It is a word that comes from an old French word that means an instrument kept in custody by a third party on behalf of the other two parties. Which word?

– Escrow

3. ‘We won’t be signing off till the world ends’. Who started thus?

– CNN; Ted Turner

4. This item of high value in the world in the past gets its name from the French word for nail because it resembles one. What consumable item that is prescribed by doctors for pain relief are we talking about?

– Clove

5. What gets its name in the modern world where the word means a sudden unsolicited attack by a group of tigers? It is used in current marketing parlance.

– Ambush

6. What is the meaning of the term demarketing?

– Marketing that is done so as to plan the death of a brand/product. It is applicable in instances where there is an inability to deal with excess demand.

Round 2:

1. Identify:

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– Omega

2. Brand of shoe from a company called Karhu. What is the significance?

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– Adidas three stripe logo was purchased from Karhu Sports.

3. This is a book about whom?

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– Isaac Newton

4.  What is the significance of the image?


– Benjamin Netanyahu holding his certificate for drawing a Google doodle. It is the first and only Google doodle to be drawn by a living statesman.

5. Identify the logo:

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6. This logo gave a huge problem to the Olympic Association. Whose logo?


– Haloid/Xerox

Round 3:

1. Pickled, tea, powdered, dry are some of the uses of a root. (Buzzer pressed)

– Ginger; Roots; Hospitality

2. This Tata company has categorizations such as Life, Farm, Living, Industries.  (Buzzer pressed)

– Tata Chemicals

3. Loyalty is no longer part of hospitality. Club Card is offered by which Tata brand?

– Star Bazaar

4. Millenium Steel which was acquired by Tata Steel is a company from which Asian country?

– Thailand

Round 4:


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Along with Music featured regularly on IPL.



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– Pidilite


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– Prasoon Joshi


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Round 5:

1. File Maker, Braeburn Capital are subsidiaries of which famous company?

– Apple Inc.

2. “He is the new Senapati”. This company went for a complete overhaul. What is being talked about?

– CFO of Wipro; Suresh Senapati

3. It is an ancient method of producing a pattern which in Japanese (Buzzer pressed)

– Batik

4. This company in 1997 was developed by Jim Barton and Mike Ramsay through a corporation they named “Teleworld”. Which company?

– TiVo

5. Neal Stephenson’s book title Snow Crash was released in 1992. Which term (Buzzer pressed)

– Second Life




Infosys – Sridhar Reddy and Surendra Reddy


Sai Mitra Constructions – Naveen Kumar and Ravi Shekar

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Indore – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Indore – External Track Questions

Finalists: Mittal Appliances, CH Institute of Management, R S Power Solutions, Shiksha Content, Connekt Tech

Round 1:

1)    India first produced a coin with an Indian on it in 1964. Who was the Indian?

Ans. Jawaharlal Nehru

2)    Which Swedish tech Giant is the world’s largest manufacturer of ball bearings?

Ans. SKF

3)    What do “Disloyalty cards” signify?

Ans. Go Swadeshi

4)    What is crowdfunding?

Ans. Raising funds online

5)    When mini cooper launched in the US, their ads said “ Let’s sip, not guzzle”. What was the message?

Ans. Fuel efficiency

6)    Which company came up with the concept of 8 hr work days?

Ans. Tata Steel

Round 2:

1. Advert for?



2. In the following Dilbert cartoon strip “The brown ring of quality” refers to the logo of which company?


– Lucent Technologies

3. Dr. Spencer – worked on wave technology and discovered what?


-Microwave Oven

4. This lines of mechanical pencils were first produced by which company?


– Sharp

5. Pham Nhat Vuong- Founder of VIN Group. The first Billionaire of which country?


– Vietnam

6. Old identity of which organization?


– Corporation Bank

Round 3:

1)    This famous lady in Indian business is a TATA Global Beverages board of directors member. Who?

Ans. Mallika Sreenivasan

2)    “Do right” campaign has been launched by?

Ans. TATA Capital

3)    This railway station has been named as a tribute to the Tatas. What is the name of the station?

Ans. TATA Nagar

4)    It was a small concept called Littlewoods. It came to India and was acquired by the Tatas. What?

Ans. Westside

Round 4:



– Arvind Mills



– PVP Investments



– Novartis

Round 5:

1)    Amazon.com entered India with the launch of which website?

Ans. Junglee.com

 2)    Company started by Natalia Luckynova and Keith Sheperd, Temple run is its famous product

Ans. Imangi Studios

3)    Started in 2003 by Helsinki University students Niklas Hed, Jarno Väkeväinen, and Kim Dikert as “Relude”

Ans. Rovio




RS Power Solutions – Apoorv K and Ms.Ashwini Karandikar


Shiksha Content – Ms.Shubhangi Vaidya and Ashish Vaidya


-Review by Pradyoth.

Pradyoth is a PGP student at IIM Indore Mumbai campus. He won the inaugural edition of TATA Crucible campus quiz at Navi Mumbai. He is also the founder and head of Quriosity, the quiz club of IIM Indore Mumbai campus.

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2013 – Pune – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2013 – Pune – External Track Questions


  • WINNER: IBM – Rohit Jain and Arnold D’Souza
  • RUNNER UP: Asma Institute of Management – Prof. Raghunandan and Prof.  Sudeep

Round 1:

1.     Built by Herzoc Demeuron and the Arup Group, it is the home of Bayern Munich, a stadium with a capacity for 72,000 people. Who bought the naming rights of the stadium for a 30 year period?

A: Allianz

2.     The CEO of the company wanted a short, snappy name for the company, which conveys ‘vitality’, and can be pronounced in any language the same way, reflecting the desire of the company to gain an international position. The first name that was decided was ‘Elan’, but was later changed to its current name. What?

A: Axa

3.     This organisation was involved in mapping the Oryx DNA project, similar to the ‘Save The Tiger’ project. Which organisation?

A: The Qatar Foundation

4.     This Indian company launched a brand caked ‘Serpina’, acknowledged as the world’s first anti-hypertensive drug in 1934. Which company?

A: Himalaya

5.     ‘I.Am.Auto.’ is a car customization company, where the CEO himself partakes in the production process. Who is the man behind this?

A: Will.I.Am.

6.     This company, after great deliberation and thought, came out with the idea of ‘Maternity Leave’.


Round 2:

1.     ID this Indian personality.


– Sanjay Narang from Mars Group

2. Name the author of the book.


– Seth Godin

3. Crossword on NYT containing the entire history of the company. Which one?



4. Identify the logo.


– Brylcreem

5. Identify the man, after whom a great (clothing) brand is named.


– Vimal Ambani

6. Identify this contributor to Windows.


– Wes Cherry, developer of Solitare

Round 3:

1.     Which Tata enterprise has associations with Marks & Spencer, Mango, Zara, etc.


2.     Joint venture between Tata Group and Poltrona Frau Group, involving luxury furnishing and interior decoration.

A: Casa Décor

3.     This started out as a support system for Tata Companies (Buzzer pressed)


4.     Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (Buzzer pressed)


Round 4:


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– Cholayil Group


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– Tommy Hilfiger


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– Tata Global Beverages


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– Godrej Hershey’s

Round 5:

1.     In 1983, Kerala Newsprint Project was acquired by HPL and was named?

A: Hindustan Newsprint

2.     The name derives from the Arabic word ‘union’.

A: Etihad Airways

3.     His brother is the chairman of the Sakaal Media Group.

A: Sharad Pawar (Pratap Pawar)


Questions jotted down by Kaustuv Das.

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2013 – Ahmedabad – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2013 – Ahmedabad – External Track Questions

Finalists: Bharti Airtel, Triton Communications, Thermax, Endeavor Careers, Indusa Infotech and Petronet LNG

Round 1:

Q1. In which popular contest does the winner earn a Mustard Yellow belt?

A. Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Championship

Q2. In 1986, it was suggested that the term ‘broker’ be replaced by which term in the London Stock Exchange?

A. Jobber

Q3. Which company was founded by Florence Nightingale Graham and named partly after one of her previous business partner’s name and partly from an Alfred Lord Tennyson poem?

A. Elizabeth Arden perfumes

Q4. This company was originally called the New York and Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company and built telegraph lines since 1851, but in 1980’s they switched their primary business and is now a giant in that sector.

A. Western Union Money Transfer

Q5. Which American newspaper mogul was expelled from Harvard for his antics ranging from organizing massive beer parties to sending humiliating gifts to his professors?

A. William Randolph Hurst

Q6. Which beverage company sponsored the Argentina v/s Uruguay football tournament held since 1905?

A. Lipton

Round 2:

1. Who?


– The Nizam of Hyderabad

2. Identify the author.


– Eric Schmidt

3. Identify the person.


– Ken Olsen

4. Connect to a company.

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– FedEx

Round 3:

Q1: Which F1 team is supported by Tata Communications as their connectivity partner?

A: Mercedes-Benz

Q2: Which Tata group company acquired the British salt company?

A: Tata Chemicals

Q3. TCS entered cricket sponsorship with which team?

A. Rajasthan Royals

Q4: What is the footwear brand of Tata group in JV with Japanese company and named after ‘ashi’ – Japanese for footsteps?

A: Tashi

Round 4:


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A. Ben & Jerry’s


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A. Barclays


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A G4S Securities Group


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A. Haagen Dazs Ice Cream 


Infocepts Technologies – Shivam Sharma and Aniket Daoo


Think Consultants – Parag Paranjpe and Ranjit Dani

Questions Reviewed by Mayank Mujumdar.

Mayank Mujumdar is currently pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Communications Management from Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad. His first memory of participating in a quiz competition is from a school quiz in second grade where he got the national bird of India wrong, and has been trying to improve ever since. Although he finds trivia from all topics under the sun interesting, he is particularly keen in topics pertaining to the world of music, entertainment, literature and arts. He occasionally dons the hat of a quizmaster and has conducted quizzes at some prestigious institutes across the country.

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2013 – Coimbatore – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2013 – Coimbatore



1. Connect J.R.D Tata, G.D Birla, Lala Shriram, Ardeshir Godrej, A.D. Shroff, Kasturibhai Lalbhai, and Purshotamdas Thakurdas.

– The Bombay Plan

2. This English term comes from the term that means ‘something that produces an effect of something that facilitates an effect’. It is a Latin word. Which?

– Agent

3. This Chartered Accountant did not intend to popularise ‘The Replacement Cost Theory’. The movie ‘Gafla’ was about this person.

– Harshad Mehta

4. An invention of the 19th century by Ányos Jedlik, named ‘Bilaithi Pani’. What was the invention?

– Soda or Tonic water

5. This company changed its name to the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Name the brand.

– Avon Cosmetics

6. Word that is carved out of ‘Amount of money in circulation that increases the amount of money?

– Inflation


1. Identify


– Franco Ecquoti

2. Identify


– GoDaddy.com

3. Identify


– Guinness

4. Identify


– Gerber

5. Identify


– RP Goenka

6. Identify


– Old Spice



1. “My Journey to the top’ autobiography was written by?

– Bachendri Pal

2. ‘Nano Drive’ was a nation wide campaign on which television channel?


3. Which company created the ‘Mumbai Wall Book’.

– Tata Housing

4. Joint venture by Tata Power and Exaro for sustainable energy in Africa.

– Synergy


1. 4F1

– Indusind Bank

2. 4F2

– Lakme

3. 4F3

– Alyque Padamsee

4. 4F4

– Times of India


1. This is a venture fund whose name originates from Tamil literally meaning ‘tied wood’.

– Catamaran

2. In 1925, he joined the Algerian regiment of French Army called ‘Le Saphis’ (the Sepoys). Who?

– JRD Tata

3. Who is the KG D6 block owner?

– Reliance Industries



Chennai Silks – Yogesh Pai and Arul Saravanan


Kumbhat & Co – Sheilendra Bhansali and Ms.Priya Bhansali

Questions Contributed by  Raghav Rithvik.


Raghav Rithvik is a mechanical engineer by profession, avid photographer, motorcycle aficionado and tech enthusiast. He is one of them who loves the why of things!

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