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

Attention Quizzers: Business Quiz at Spring Fest 2017 at IIT, Kharagpur on 22nd January 2017!

Sachin Ravi from Walnut Knowledge Solutions will be conducting the business quiz at Spring Fest, IIT Kharagpur‘s annual cultural festival!



Date: Sunday i.e. 22nd January 2017
Timings: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Venue: Premises of IIT, Kharagpur
Format: Written preliminary round followed by final round

Prizes for top three places: Rs. 18,000 in cash along with opportunities for the winning team to intern with us at Walnut Knowledge Solutions!

Rules and regulations:
• Top 6 teams in the finals
• Four members or less per team
• On the spot registration
• Cross-college teams allowed

For any further queries in regard to the quiz, contact:
Aditya Agarwal: +91 78728 28815



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 Corporate Edition 2016 – National Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – National Finals Questions


  • WINNER : Misfits Media (Inc 42) : Ankan Das and Sreshth Shah
  • RUNNER UP: Social Udaan: Meghashyam S and Kushan Patel

National Finals Questions:

Q.1. Siobhan Sweeney advocated hat public companies should appoint a ‘contrarian director’ whose role would be to challenge management recommendations. The prize winning idea modeled-after the advocate- general of the European Union was inspired by which position established within Catholic Church in 1587?

Ans. Devil’s Advocate

Q.2. Ram and Shyam are related to which brand?


Ans. Parle Poppins

Q.3. Analytical Question.


Ans. ASLP (Age Sex Location Picture)

Q.4. What peculiar rule is exclusive to this restaurant?


Ans. Eat Alone

Q.5. This is Surround 360. Which company is associated with this technology?


Ans. Facebook

Q.6. Analytical Question.


Ans. IMHO (In My Honest Opinion)

Q.7. This is the currency of?



Q.8. Connect.


Ans. Canine Trademarks of Companies

Q.9. What is the speciality of this vehicle produced by Tata Motors. Its called MRAP.


Ans. Mine Resistant Ambush Protection Trucks

Q.10. Shiseido’s new interactive mobile site, “Rouge Rouge K M” seeks to create a shared experience between two people. What do you have to do to make it work? What does KM stand for?

Ans. Kiss Me

Q.11. Identify the petroleum brand, which gets its name from Will Rogers Highway?


Ans. Phillips 66

Q.12. Analytical Question.



Q.13. What is this?


Ans. Boot leggers adding animal soles to their footwear to cover their tracks

Q.14. This is a tailoring unit in Akola, Rajasthan. They recently recieved a huge order of fabric of same colour. What is being talked about?


Ans. RSS Uniform

Q.15. What is this?


Ans. Airbus has introduced this arrangement for short haul flights

Q.16. What is the special service provided by this bank?


Ans. Insurance against damage caused Pokemon Go

Q.17. This Olive Oil Company from the 1920’s, headquartered on Mott Street in Little Italy, grew to become the largest olive-oil importer in the US. Who’s company?

Ans. Al Capone

Q.18. Where can you find the EURion Constellation?


Ans. Security feature found on currency notes

Q.19. Connect


Ans. HMV

Q.20. Professor K Kurozawa from Kobe University thought that the book should be published in Japanese. The title of the book contains a word which in its larger context, it means the ‘the welfare of country or community; the general good’.

Its Japanese publishers Simul, got the point and added the words ‘and the use of it’ to the title. What book in Japan?

Ans. Creation of Wealth by RM Lala

Q.21. What?


Ans. Grexit

Q.22. Connect.


Ans. Mahatma Gandhi

Q.23. Question on Masks used in Sunderbans to prevent attacks by Tigers

Q.24. Why are movies at times called flicks?

Ans. In olden days, movies were basically moving or changing images, which made a flickering sound

Q.25. Which company has created these contraceptives?


Ans. Tata Motors

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Kolkata – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Kolkata– Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER: Capgemini : Rabi Shankar Saha and Abhishek Chakraborthy
  • RUNNER UP: TCS : Sudip Kalyan Dey and Abhishek Das

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. In the world of software, what is Fuzzing?

Ans. It is a software testing technique, often automated or semi-automated, that involves providing invalid, unexpected, or random data to the inputs of a computer program. 

Q.2. Connect.



[ Colin Needham is the founder.

Junie Hoang  : Hoang v. Amazon.com, Inc. et al.  is a lawsuit brought by Junie Hoang (is a Vietnamese-American actress) in October 2011 against IMDb.com and its parent company Amazon.com for revealing her true date of birth, which she said opened her up to age discrimination. 

Thomas Bayes : IMDB ( Internet Movie Database) uses a formula for calculating and comparing the ratings of films by its users, including their Top Rated 250 Titles which is claimed to give “a true Bayesian estimate” . The Bayesian formula was used to calculate a weighted average score for the Top 250.]

Q.3. Sher Shah Suri gave us gold coins Mohur , silver coins called Rupiya, and copper coins called what?

Ans. Dam

Q.4. Analytical question.


Ans. NSG


Q.5. These are a celebration of English Classics, it’s called English Classics reinvented. Whose initiative?


Ans. St. James’ Court’s hotel (Taj Group) of London.  The ‘English Classics, Reinvented’ series gives literary classics a new lease of life as Taj partners with contemporary British artists to create a selection of limited edition covers for UK’s best loved tales. 

Q.6. In 1901 , Marius Hogrefe started the guarding company København Frederiksberg Nattevagt in Denmark. Name it.

Ans. G4S (Group 4 Securicor)

Q.7. What was once described by its inventor as a “ cross between a Concorde and a railgun and an air hockey table”?

Ans. Hyperloop

Q.8. Identify the logo.


Ans. E&Y

Q.9. Which employee of the Red Cross said “ I found out that the inside and outside of an ambulance is as good a place to draw as any”?

Ans. Walt Disney

Q.10. Identify the country.


Ans. Poland

Q.11. Analytical question


Ans. BPL


Q.12. Name the Parent company?


Ans. GM (General Motors)

Q.13. Connect the following.


Ans. Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited

[1.Video of BHEL product advertising.

2. Partial logo of BHEL

3. Logo of BIM (Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli): BIM has pioneered the concept of a business school with an industry linkage through its symbiotic relationship with BHEL since its inception in 1984. BIM conducts a number of Executive Development Programs for BHEL in the areas of Corporate Finance, Marketing and Organizational Behavior. Students also take-up various projects offered by BHEL in different functional areas of management. The college is consistently ranked among the top 20 Business Schools of the country ever since its inception]

Q.14. When Hyder Ali conqured the kingdom Nayaks he continued the Vijaynagar coinage system, he added his name in the back of the and din’t tamper with the front. Which couple were on the front of the coin in those days?

Ans. Shiva- Parvati

Q.15. The best selling book written about whom?


Ans. Muhammad Ali

Q.16. These mandarins are named after a great queen. Name her.


Ans. Cleopetra of Egypt.

Q.17. Who is this gentleman from the world of Tata’s? He heads the extremely important company. His name is Harit Nagpal.


Ans. Tata Sky

 Q.18. The evolution of logo of which great company?


Ans. Renault

Q.19. Analytical Question


Ans. KLM


Q.20. Name the Person.


Ans. Seth Godin

Q.21. Connect the following :


Ans. IndusInd Bank

[1.The logo is based on this sculpture found in Indus valley. 

2. Boman Irani and Farhan Akhtar are the brand ambassador of Indusind Bank

3. Indusind (for sports) : CSR activities of the bank for sponsoring paraolympic teams from India.]

Q.22. The doodle is based on _____________.


Ans. Wisden

Q.23. This was the letter written by a famous person to his employees which says “ Our war on poverty was successful in 1965. Specifically, we were $12,304,060 less poor at the end of the year” Which great man wrote this amazing lines for acquiring a couple of loss-making companies are war on poverty was successful in 1965?

Ans. Warren Buffet to Berkshire Hathaway employees.

Q.24. McCann Corporation in Japan recently hired AI CD as their creative director. What is special about AI CD?

Ans. It’s a Robot.

 Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal of BHEL, Bhopal