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TCS IT Wiz 2010 Bangalore Edition

August 6th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

To Raveesh and Vikram….

Prelims Questions(20 questions, 700 to 800 teams participated !)

Logo shown ? Ubuntu
Company from Canada, Blackberry ? RIM
Retina display technology ? iPhone 4
‘Nothing Like Anything’ tagline ? Micromax
‘What’s the point of option when…” tagline ? monster.com
First browser to have speed dial and mouse gesture features ? Opera
India’s 20$ laptop project name ? Saakshaat
First game to be imported to US from Russia ? Tetris
MobileMe is from ? Apple
This company is called Logicool in Japan, what in India ? Logitech
TelePresence is a Teleconference product from which company ? Cisco
Logo/screenshot ? Apple appstore
Galaxy brand ? Samsung
Expand HTC ? High tech corporation
WebOS ? Palm
Six axis ? Game controller
Decision engine ? Bing
What is the name given to 10 to the power of googol ? Googleplex

THE FINALS : STAGE ROUND ( top 6 teams)

I. Cloud Computing (+10) – visual round

  1. pic ? Andy Bechtolsheim // I got a cool TCS bag for answering this, passed as audience question ;)
  2. pic and clue : look at the parking lot ? Bell Labs HQ. (there was a B symbol in parking lot)
  3. pic ? Ronald Wayne (the Apple guy)
  4. pic : Google doodle having nature, identify the man ? Charles Darwin
  5. pic : Apple logo with ‘Hold differently’ written below ? iPhone4 antenna problem spoof
  6. pic : new Palm logo, what’s significance ? HP bought Palm recently and changed the logo to HP style

II. Automatic Computing

  1. What’s blingtronics ? wearable electronics made of gold or diamonds
  2. Connect these terms : base,trigger,button,autofire,hatch,suction,throttle ? Joystick
  3. Six letter word of Greek origin, arranging together, rules of governing, construction of command ? Syntax
  4. Barbara Liskov is a Prof. of CS from MIT, only female to have achieved this ? Alan Turing award
  5. Connect these Mephisto,gidion,shredder,hiarcs,junior ? These are chess engines
  6. This ambitious project called Project X has codenames cupcake,doughnut,eclairs ? Android

Audience questions

  • What’s flog ? Fake blog
  • What’s napstering ? Distributing illegal content and making money out of it

III. @TCS : Buzzer round

  1. TCS is a tech partner to world’s oldest marathon ? Boston marathon
  2. With which state in India did TCS start a citizen portal called ‘MahaOnline’ ? Maharashtra
  3. TCS is officially partner till 2012 for this a leading European pro-cycling team ? Cervélo
  4. Expand TRDDC ? Tata Research Development and Design Center

IV. Parallel Computing ( +10,-5) buzzer round

  1. pics of Obama ,Mark Zuckerberg and another lady ? Facebook
  2. Video showing Beckham, pics – flickr logo,inktomi logo,del.icio.us logo ? Yahoo
  3. pics of camel,java temple,turtle,song ‘ruby tuesday’ playing in background ? Programming languages
  4. MSN messenger logo,cdragon logo and another pic ? Apps designed by MS for Apple on AppStore

V. Final round – Grid Computing (+5,+10,+15)
Solve the 4 questions, derive the final single worded answer using the given formula and the answers of 4 questions !
Example Question :
R-2,C+3,F-2

  • A program that permits rewriting and editing of file ? ediTor
  • This name is abbreviation of San Francisco ? cisCo
  • Web browser from Apple for Mac OS X ? Safari
  • Answer : TCS

1. E+2,T-2,R+2,A-2

  • Designed by John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert ? enIac
  • A small piece of software designed to fix problems ? Patch
  • Advanced Research Project Agency Network ? arpAnet
  • Original developer was C. Wayne Ratliff ? Dbase
  • Answer : IPAD

2. P+3,P+1,A+1,E-1

  • Published in 1970 by Niklaus Wirth ? pasCal
  • Greek letter for ‘five’ ending with “ium” ? pEntium
  • Base 2 number system ? binaRy
  • Nippon Denki Kabushiki Kaisha ? Nec
  • Answer : CERN

3. X-1,I-1,U-2,A-2

  • Founded as Graphics Group ? pIxar
  • Coined by Ralph Vaerst, published by Don Hoefler ? Silicon Valley
  • Device that interconnects two or more networks ? Router
  • Netscape based web browser ? mOsaic
    Answer : ISRO

Final scores of teams :
SBM Jain : 40 //Champions
SKCH-CBSE : 30 //Runners-up
NAFL : 25
St. Joseph’s Boys : 10
Bishop Cotton Boys : 10
St. Pauls’ : 0

The champions got Lenovo laptops, a bag full of goodies :) and entered national finals.

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  1. venkatesh
    August 6th, 2010 at 11:04 | #1

    can i know wat was the cut off 2 go on stage…plz..

  2. August 6th, 2010 at 11:50 | #2

    it depends on no. Of tie breaker questions u’ve answered,. To get on stage, u need to answer at least 19 out of 20 in prelims.

  3. Kushal
    August 6th, 2010 at 19:48 | #3

    Where should i prepare from?
    For further questions?
    Are prelim questions same in all cities?

  4. August 6th, 2010 at 19:51 | #4

    There are a few good quiz books like Blitz to prepare from. And there are sites like Wikipedia and a lot more tech news blogs like slashdot,gizmodo,softpedia,ars technicia,tech chrunch…

    How could it be same questions in all cities ?? huh. A few may be common but all cannot be the same.

  5. August 7th, 2010 at 22:22 | #5

    Was a book give this time?

  6. August 7th, 2010 at 23:51 | #6

    Yes it was.

  7. Kushal
    August 9th, 2010 at 11:38 | #7

    Blitz is not available anywhere in ahd…cn u help me??

  8. October 21st, 2010 at 17:09 | #9

    Helpful blog, bookmarked the website with hopes to read more!

  9. Lokesh
    December 19th, 2010 at 14:45 | #10

    @Prashanth Pai its not necessary…i qualified with 14 on 20

  10. December 20th, 2010 at 08:51 | #11

    good for you :) depends upon the level of competition among participants at tht particular zone.

  11. August 24th, 2011 at 13:37 | #12

    hey dude i wANA KNOW THE tcs it QUIZ Q.NO PAPER PLZ SUGGEST WHERE DO I GET IT PLZ I LL PAY EVEN A MILLION DOLLAR FOR IT

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