Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Review about a nice MBA-Prep Course

Course Name: General Awareness for MBA covering Business Awareness and Current News
Course Link: http:/bit.ly/handagk
Price: Rs. 149

Today I came across this wonderful GK course material for MBA students designed by Ravi Handa. It is intended for students who are appearing for IIFT, SNAP and XAT.

The first thing that struck me about the course is the way it is presented. The entire course is broken down into relevant and easy to read modules. You have different sections on International companies, Indian companies, brands, taglines and other headings. The coverage is quite comprehensive. At times one can feel the quizzer in Ravi Handa take over from the GK teacher as some sections go into quite a good deal of details. But I would say it is an attempt to provide students more information and it is ultimately beneficial for the students only.

One module I liked is the timeline. This is unique to this course module. Hence, even if someone does not know the exact dates, one can reasonably make an educated guess about years after seeing the options. This module helps you in remembering years without actually cramming them.

The tests provided in the course are also quite stimulating and should provide good practice for a student. There are tests on current affairs, static gk as well as business awareness so that one is prepared in all the relevant areas.

There are also a nice video to explain various concepts about international trade which is relevant not only for the IIFT entrance test but for the IIFT interview also.

Another plus point of the course is that it provides old question papers of various tests. This will give a fair idea of students as to what to expect.

A downside of the course is that preparing from it can get a bit tedious for a student at times. The presentation format can be improved to make it more attractive to the reader.

Overall, quite a nice course. The price point of Rs 149 is also very reasonable. Thumbs up to Ravi Handa for coming up with this.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Quiz at NMIMS

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS, Mumbai) is hosting a quiz as part of the cultural fest 'Euphoria'. Please find below the details:

Event - Bizkrieg

Date - 5th March, 2011 (Saturday)

Time - Registration: 2:00 PM

Prelims: 2:30 PM

Flavour - Gen-Biz

Quizmaster - Souvik Basu

Research - Trivia Tales

Open to B-School students only.

Teams of 2. No cross teams allowed.

Prizes worth 3k, 2k & 1k.

For details, please contact Abraham George at +918097528178.

Hope to see you all there.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Quiz at SP Jain, Mumbai

SP Jain, Mumbai is having a quiz as part of its annual management festival OJAS. Please find the details below:

Event Name: El Desafio
Flavour: Business

Quiz Open to B-School students only.
Teams of 2
No cross teams.

Quizmaster: Souvik Basu
Research: Trivia Tales

Online prelims on 25th November at 11.00 PM (Teams need to be registered on the OJAS website by 10PM of 25th Nov)
Finals on campus on 4th December,2010.

1st Prize: Rs 20,000/-
2nd Prize: Rs 10,000/-
For further details, please visit http://spjimr-ojas.com/el-desafio/

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tata Crucible Mumbai 2010

Went to see the Mumbai campus round at Taj President. Am glad that I did, for it was a nice quiz. Much better than last year with a number of good teams on stage.

The prelims had 20 questions which were mostly guessable. 2 questions, particularly on Ray Kroc and 7-Eleven were nicely framed. One new thing for me was two questions on Tatas in the prelims. Also, thankfully there were no questions where you had to identify the production houses of Bollywood films. Hopefully that trend will stop from now on.

After the prelims, 6 teams that made it on stage were:
Sardar Patel College of Engineering
HR College of Commerce
SP Jain

Sadly no team from my alma mater NMIMS made it to stage. I was also surpised to see a team from NITIE and KJ Somaiya to miss out though they did make it to the wildcards.

The finals were better than last year. Some nice questions and some cracking answers made it a great final. The undergrad teams from SPCE & HR College gave some stunning answers. However, the ITM duo looked solid on fundas and well-prepared and it was what set them apart. They did give the audience some entertaining moments when they rapped on & on in 2-3 answers. To me, they were the deserving winners. All the best for the National Finals, guys!

One heartening thing was to see several people from SPCE & HR College turn up to cheer their teams. Their answers were loudly applauded by their mates and they did deserve every bit of it. Well done guys!

Prelims questions:
1. Which famous Indian once said 'Tatas represent the spirit of adventure'?
Ans - Mahatma Gandhi
2. Whose positioning is India's only FIVE sTAR airlines?
Ans - Kingfisher Airlines
3. DLF logo
4. IndiaFirst Logo
5. What is the name of the toothpaste co-created by Sachin Tendulkar?
Ans - Sach
6. pic of Ajit Jain7. Which publishing house was founded by Allen Lane in 1935? They sold high quality six pennyworth paperbacks through Woolworth.
Ans - Penguin
8. He owned San Diego Padre baseball team starting in 1974. He is better known for Grinding it Out and building a huge empire. What global corp did he start?
Ans - McDonalds
9. Visual of 360 Logistics logo. With whom will you associate this?
Ans - captain Gopinath
10. pic of Sanjeev Bikchandani
11. 'I regard X as my inspiration'- Hitler told this to a Detroit newspaper 2 years before he became Chancellor in 1933. Who is X?
Ans - Henry Ford
12. Boeing logo
13. Cover of 'Tipping Point'; author?Ans - Malcolm Gladwell
14. SBI ad campaign featuring Dadabhai Nauroji
15. Dennis Tomkins, bush & I invented and patented a shoe to 'defy Issac Newton'. Who am I?Ans - Michael Jackson
16. These were a series of convenience stores previously called 'U Tote'm'. They were renamed in 1946 to reflect their new extended working hours. Which chain?
Ans - 7-Eleven
17. Tata Photon print ad. 'For those who love speed' released on Valentine's Day.
18. Visual of Apple founders
19. pic of Rama Bijapurkar
20. What is the first phase of the West Island Freeway System Project in India called?
Ans - Bandra Worli Sea Link

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Quiz at SPJIMR, Mumbai

SPJIMR, Mumbai is having a quiz as a part of its fest OJAS 2010.

Name of the Event: Philomath
Flavour: Business Quiz
QM: Souvik Basu
Date - 19th February, Friday
Time - 3 PM
Open to students only
2 member teams
No cross teams allowed
Prizes worth Rs 30,000 to be won
For details, please visit http://spjimr-ojas.com/events/philomath/

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Friday, February 05, 2010

Reminder: Tech Quiz at NIT Durgapur

NIT Durgapur is having a quiz as a part of its Technical Symposium 'Mukti 2010'.
Event - Linquizitor
Flavour - Tech Quiz (mix of tech, science & tech biz)
Date - 6th February, 2010
Quizmaster - Souvik Basu
Research - Trivia Tales
Teams of 3, cross teams allowed
On-the-spot registration
Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Quiz at NMIMS

After NITIE (where we falied to be on stage again), it's time to head back to our alma mater NMIMS. Our track record here has been better and hopefully it will remain lucky for us.

There will be a Corporate Business Quiz - Solomon’s Stride, as part of the Annual B-school Event Paragana 2009, at the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai.

Date : 15th November, 2009 (Sunday)
Timings : 5.45 pm
Venue : NMIMS Campus, Mumbai
Quiz Master : Amit Pandeya
Registrations : Opens at 5.15 pm & On the spot. You can also drop a mail at mantavya.nmims@gmail.com
Team Composition : Mixed teams allowed amongst Corporates & Mixed teams allowed amongst Students. No mixed teams between Corporates & Students.
Quiz Pattern : Top 7 teams make it to the Finals after a written Prelims. Out of these 7 Teams, a minimum of 2 Student Teams will qualify for the Finals i.e. 5 team positions are open.
As per the quizmaster, the quiz will essentially cover a gamut of business related topics but may have questions on general interests as well.
Registration: Rs 300 for the Corporate Teams.
Entry free for the Student Teams.
Prizes : 1st - worth Rs 40k, 2nd - worth Rs 20k

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