Quizdom '12

The quizzing season is back at TKR College of Engg and Tech… After The Mega quiz in 2010, Big Quiz in 2011, this year it is going to hit the stage bigger and better as QUIZDOM… Be there… for the quizzing, the Wisdom and not to forget… the MONEY..

Team Size : 2 members per team…
Entry Fee : Rs 50
Date: 21st March 2012

Rules : Teams from all Engineering colleges are invited.
Teams have to be from the same college.

Structure of the Quiz :

A Written Preliems Round will be conducted.This round will have Business…Sports…Entertainment…Literature…Arts…Music..Masti and what not….

A good quiz always has a beautiful audience….so please turnout for thoda masti and thoda gyaan….

Top 6 teams will be selected and an on-stage final will be conducted for the “Winner of QWIZDOM”…..

For Details Contact

Venue:T.K.R.College of Engineering and Technology,Meerpet,

Techfest National Open Quiz

Techfest National Open Quiz

Crucifying the charm that corporate quizzing has taken away from college quizzes, we come back with the largest inter-institutional quiz in India with 7 city-centers and a staggering prize money of INR 1,00,000 for the winners.We bring back to you the only chance to crown your college as the champion of quizzing in India.

Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Guwahati, Ahmedabad and our very own Mumbai.


Every city makes its own claim but we shall decide who can retain its fame.

City Center
Pune College of Engineering, Pune            15th October
Ahmedabad Indian Institute of Management          18th October
Delhi St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University 22nd October
Guwahati Cotton College                        30th October
Chennai Dr. M. G. R. University               1st November
Hyderabad Indian School of Business              3rd November
Mumbai Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay  6th November


The city rounds shall be held across the 7 cities in the months October-November and the winning team from every city shall be given an all-expense-paid trip to Mumbai to take part in the Grand Finale held during Techfest from 6th-8th January. Come January and the stage shall be set to decide the master from among the best. Techfest National Open Quiz Grand Finale with a cash prize of INR 1,00,000.
Overall prizes worth INR 2,00,000.

For further queries contact:

Rohan Khadatkar 
Manager, Events
Ph. +91 98901 06884
Shashwat Shukla 
Manager, Events
Ph. +91 99208 99445


Techfest National Open Quiz : Quizmaster


Rohit Nair, the young and popular Quizmaster, has hosted numerous quiz shows including multi city quiz events for Mahindra, Government of Karnataka, IBM among others. His distinctive style, humour and passion make his quiz shows memorable. Co-founder of Quizworks, he heads the Content Architecture, New Service Design and Online Initiatives there. Much admired by the youth, he is also a national winner of the Young Leader contest hosted by Career Launcher. His brain child Quizzing.in is the most visited quiz blog in India.

Techfest National Open Quiz Rules


Techfest 2011-12 shall host the Techfest National Open Quiz which shall be open to all students from class 9 onwards. The quiz is strictly to students only.
For complete Rules & Regulations , visit the Official Techfest National Open Quiz Page here


Register NOW for the Techfest National Open Quiz here

Tata Crucible Questions – Hyderabad Corporate 2011

Tata Crucible Questions 2011 – Hyderabad Edition

A very dear friend and well wisher- Raja Reddy updates about the Tata Crucible Edition held at Hyderabad.

With a participation of around 100 odd teams, the onstage finals was something everyone were waiting for as the regular finalists like Google and Microsoft just missed out this year!

Onstage in this year’s Hyderabad edition were 2 teams from Infosys and one each from Cognizant, Satyam, IBM and Deloitte

Although a thick battle in the beginning, the duo from Infy (Sridhar & Surendra Reddy) started racing ahead after the buzzers and played extremely well towards the end to be crowned champions at Hyderabad!

But what stood out in the felicitation was the statement by the runners-up from IBM (Raghuram K & S) that they would contribute a fair share of their winnings to the Tata Medical Center.

In times where we have always believed that the cash prizes at Quizzes has lured teams into negative tactics, this gesture really stands tall!

Wish you the very best for the finals Infy and wish you the best for all your endeavors IBM!!

And if you haven’t followed the Crucible yet, here’s a snapshot

The Tata Crucible traversed Kochi  and we’ve covered the quiz with the Kochi prelimsand Kochi Finals questions and then moved on to Coimbatore where Chennai Silks won. And then followed BSP win the Nagpur Edition quite comfortably.

But for now,

Tata Crucible Questions from Hyderabad Corporate 2011

1. To whom did Balasaheb Pant Pratinidhi, ruler of Aundh Saunsthan donate land to establish a factory and subsequently a town?  LAKSHMAN RAO KIRLOSKAR

2. Three commercial banks authorised to issue HK DOLLARS? Two are bank of China (HK) and HSBC, who is the third?  STANDARD CHARTERED

3.  Two separate boutiques that Pierre Cardin divided his house into in 1959. He tried Trademarking them, but couldn’t as the words were too common. He quoted “I would like to believe that this was the genesis of a lot of fashion and advertising trends”? ADAM and EVE

4. Visual – identify guy: Mike Lazardis, founder of RIM (blackberry)

5. What formulation did Dr. Roshan Captain and team create in 1950s ? LIV-52

6. What question that became a popular ad slogan did Shirley Polykoff utter involuntarily to her husband George and later submitted to FCB ad agency – became Clairol’s slogan? DOES SHE OR DOESN’T SHE?

7. Avon foundation supports two causes one is breast cancer and the other is___? DOMESTIC /SEXUAL VIOLENCE

8. Visual – Which companies brand portfolio: meera, Nyle, Chike shampoo etc. CAVINKARE

9. Paloma Picasso’s loving heart and sugar. Frank Gentry’s collections: Axis, Equus, Fish, Flux, orchid, Torque etc are part of which company’s products?  TIFFANY’s

10. Started by Nazaren Fonticoli and his biz partner Gaetano Sarini  – is the official suit of James Bond: BRIONI

11. In 1970-71 Charlton comics ran a series and released comics of which eatery’s mascot. RONALD McDONALD

12. Visual : Identify this person: Y C DEVESHWAR ITC

13. Tagline of which internet company is IDEAS WORTH SPREADING – TED TALKS

14. 1891 two brothers Anton and Gerard, who was maternal cousin of Karl Marx started co. in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Their first products were carbon filament lamps and other electro-mechanical equipment. Which co.? PHILIPS

15. Which brand has launched the ONE-77 an ultra-sports car at a starting price of Rs. 20 crore in India recently? ASTON MARTIN

16. Visual: What does APPLE use this image/ logo to denote?  PODCASTS

17. In which country has high speed broad band access been made a basic right along with life and liberty, around 95% of them has access to broadband already.  FINLAND

18. Co. renowned processor and exporter of whisky, rum, vodka etc. formed in 1944 by L. P. Jaiswal in Kapurthala named after the ruler of the province? JAGATJIT INDUSTRIES after Jagat singh

19. Jupiter enterprises started by Kishore Bhagibhai and Arjan  in world of entertainment changed to Rishima international private limited. But now is now by a simple 4 letter name. EROS ENTERTAINMENT

20. Visual:  Identify this logo of a famous brand from Andhra Pradesh. VENKATESWARA HATCHERIES

Personally, we think the Hyderabad leg has undoubtedly been the toughest quiz this year but there are some questions which share a shade from previous crucible quizzes!

So, don’t forget to go through the archives and Be Prepared for the next quiz! 

And if you are participating in another city, here’s the Tata Crucible 2011 Schedule with venues and other details

If you are participating in any other cities, we’re sure these questions will give you a heads up on the preparation required.

For those who want to have a look at the previous years’ questions, follow the links below

The format of Tata Crucible Questions has been simple throughout – a mixture of current affairs dry questions, visuals, heads of companies, trivia from old sites/blogs/quiz groups.

A thorough read through previous editions’ Tata Crucible Questions will definitely give participants a good direction to prepare for their city finals.

And if you are not looking just for Tata Crucible questions but a good guide to Prepare for Tata Crucible and other business quizzes, you must read the 20,000+ downloads famous –A Definitive guide to prepare for Tata Crucible

You can attempt Tata Crucible Questions from the Student Edition 2011 on a brand new customized platform. Dont just read, PARTICIPATE!

 TATA CRUCIBLE QUESTIONS from the previous years

TCS IT Wiz Questions – Hyderabad 2011 Edition

TCS IT Wiz Questions 2011- Hyderabad Edition


After St. Paul’s won the quiz in Bangalore, the TCS IT Wiz moved to Hyderabad before moving to the rest of the cities this year

Syed Mutuza Hashmi shares with us the  TCS IT Wiz Questions (prelims) from the 2011 Hyderabad edition – the champion city of the 2010 edition.

The final was an absorbing one with leading schools battling for the crown of Hyderabad IT Champions. The schools on stage were BVB-Jubilee Hills, Chirec Public School, Obul Reddy Public School, Chaitanya, DPS Nacharam and Gitanjali Sr Sec School.

But after a well played TCS and Lateral round, Syed Murtuza Hashmi and Umair Abdullah from Chaitanya Jr College won the quiz followed by Vasishta and Aakash from Gitanjali Sr Sec School.

If you’re participating in the other cities, do share your experiences while you can also practice quizzes on our new Quizzing platform here 

TCS IT Wiz Questions – Hyderabad 2011 Prelims

1. Italians call it the snail, the Germans call it spider monkey, Dutch call it monkey tail and in Chinese it is called the little mouse. What am I talking about? @

2.  What is the present name of the Alexander Bell Telephone Company? AT & T

3. The immediate predecessors of it were “Optimum Coding in the Frequency Domain” (OCF), and Perceptual Transform Coding (PXFM). This format was made at the Fraunhofer Society. Which format? MP3

4. What was started by these two young IIT graduates? (Name a website)


5.  In 1971, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney founded a firm, Syzygy Engineering. How do we better know this company now?   Atari

6. It was founded in 1906 in Rochester as The Haloid Photographic Company, which originally manufactured photographic paper and equipment .It holds a Royal Warrant from HM Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales. Identify the company. Xerox

7.  It is a bit rate measure of available or consumed data communication resources expressed in bits/second or multiples of it (kilobits/s, megabits/s etc.). What is this term (one proper word)? Bandwidth

8. This is the logo of which famous website?


9.  At the 1997 Macworld Expo, Steve Jobs announced that Apple would join _________ to release new versions for the Macintosh. For this the audience booed for 42 seconds. Identify this company?  Microsoft

10. In 1911 Charles Flint engineered the merger of Hollerith’s Tabulating Machine Company with two other firms the International Time Recording Company and the Computing Scale Corporation and formed the Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation.  What is the present name of this company? IBM

11. “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart” is better known to us as what? CAPTCHA

12.  Identify this famous person from the world of Internet.

Vinton Cerf

13. Which was the first DTH provider for rural part of India to start the iKisaan scheme which is India’s first TV interactive application for farmers? Airtel

14. Go is a programming language from which company? Guess the company from the name of this programming language. Google

15. Which company has rebranded it as “Be What’s next”? Microsoft

16. Identify this product.

Google Goggles

17. What company was started in June 1972 by five IBM engineers as ”System Analysis and Program Development”?SAP AG

18. If Street view: Google, then Street side: ________ Bing

19.  Which game features large, habitable ringed structures, similar to the Orbital’s in Iain M Banks’ Culture novels or to smaller versions of Larry Niven’s Ringworld? Halo

20. Identify this computer from the world of History. Found in any standard computer science textbook.


It’s a little unfortunate to see that the research seems a little skewed to a few brands – like 3 questions on Google, 2 questions on Microsoft. Is this the problem of a multi city event??

You can also watch a couple of videos from the finals inline!


If you are participating in any other cities, we’re sure these questions will give you a heads up on the preparation required.

For those who want to have a look at the previous years’ questions, follow the links below

The format of TCS IT Wiz Questions has been simple throughout – a mixture of current affairs dry questions, visuals, heads of companies, history of IT Companies and trivia from old sites/blogs/quiz groups and magazines like PCMag and Digit.

A thorough read through previous editions’ TCS IT Wiz Questions will definitely give participants a good direction to prepare for their city finals.

And if you are not looking just for TCS IT Wiz questions but a good guide to Prepare for IT & Business quizzes, you must read the 20,000+ downloads famous – A Definitive guide to prepare for Tata Crucible

TCS IT WIZ QUESTIONS from the previous years

K-Circle Open Quiz 2011


Dear trivia junkies,

Zen masters say,”let the mind be Open, but not so as to let ideas slip through.”
Fashionistas say,”let the slip be Open, and let the mind get ideas!”
Quizmasters say: “Let there be the Open!”

Welcome to “Swami & Friends’ present: K-Circle Open Quiz 2011”

> Teams of three
> Bhaskara Auditorium, B M Birla Science Centre, Near Birla Mandir, Adarsh Nagar, Hyderabad-500063. For those who didn’t know, Birla Science Center is the complex below the Birla planetarium!
> QMs: Swami & Friends– Josyula ‘JK’ Krishnamurthi, Alagar ‘Cut-off’ Samy, E M ‘Buggy’ Bhargava & Anil ‘Cheshire Cat Smile’ Kumar
> Attractive cash prizes!
>Date:31st July 2011
>Time:10:30 AM to 5:00 PM


For more details contact Debjit at: debjitdg83@gmail.com

ACE Quiz 2011

What is ACE Quiz 2011
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ACE Quiz 2011 is Asha Hyderabad’s annual fundraising quiz, a battle among the best brains from Hyderabad’s (and beyond!) corporate houses.
ACE has been attracting over 100 participants from various corporate houses of the city for the past five years now and is a regular fixture on the city’s quizzing schedule attracting audiences of over 500 people.  It offers participants a chance to pit their wits against the best and win prizes worth over Rs. 60,000.  The quiz is conducted by Quizerati, a leading group of quizmasters.

Date & Time
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June 18, 2011 (Saturday), 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Khemka Auditorium, Indian School of Business (ISB), Gachibowli, Hyderabad

Share the cause
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You can be a part of this endeavour and help us by participating in the Quiz.
* Your company can send in teams for participation in the quiz.
* The Registration Fee for Participation is Rs. 3000 for one team (2 team members). Rs. 2500, if multiple teams.
Participation amount is eligible for 50 per cent tax exemption under Sec 80G of the IT Act.

More Information
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Visit our website at http://www.acequiz.info for more details such as
registration forms, rules, contact information etc.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in
touch with us via email at ace@ashaindia.org or call our volunteers
Giri        99494 74871     giri@ashaindia.org
Jayanti     93939 30802     jayanti@ashaindia.org

K-Circle Business Quiz on April 16

K-Circle Business Quiz on April 16

Hello everyone:

Want to commemorate the inauguration of the first passenger rail in India?
How about jostling epaulets with the likes of Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Wilbur Wright or Kingsley Amis?
Or perhaps partaking in obscure observances like Turibius of Astorga or Bernadette Soubirous?

You could do all that AND make it fun! …Just be in the right place at the right time!

The Right Place:            YMCA, Secunderabad

The Right Time:             April 16, by 2pm

The Right Strength:    Come in twos with INR 100/- as registration fee, we think it evens out very nicely

Singles with INR 100/- can mingle too. We do not consider it odd

The Right Reason:       The K-Circle Business Quiz 2011!

Brought to you by Landmark – India’s largest book and music retail chain

A chance to pit your acumen against the trivia tycoons of the twin cities

There will be no trebuchets or chain mail but don’t be fooled – it is battle, so don’t come on an empty stomach.

Fun trivia will mingle with staid facts, button-down collars will flirt with nude likenesses!

You will be given the chance to walk into the sunset with swag over one shoulder and loot over the other – WILL YOU TAKE IT, WILL YOU BE THERE?

Team K-Circle