Prelims results out!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Shortlisted Teams


Please find a link to the shortlist below. The list of shortlisted teams has also been put up in the documents section of the website.

All shortlisted teams will be contacted individually through their respective email ids.
Congratulations !!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Helios Prelims

Welcome to the prelims of Helios - day 5.

Deadline extended to 6.30 PM

The answer sheets should be mailed to helios@ximb.ac.in by 6.30 PM.




Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Declaration of Prelims Results

The results of the Prelims (which will consider all the 5 prelim rounds) will be declared by November 2, 8:00PM.
Watch out the website and the blog for more details.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Helios 2009 Registration Details

REGISTER HERE

The event is open exclusively to all under-graduate students currently pursuing their graduation.
The team should comprise of 2 members each. Both members must belong to the same institute. However, there is no limitation in the number of teams that can apply from a single institute.
The event will be held in two Phases, first the Online Prelims followed by the Finals at XIMB.
On the basis of Online Prelims, finalist teams will be selected who will be invited to XIMB to play the final round.
Teams eligible for Phase 2 will be eligible for reimbursement of sleeper train fare to and from their college. The participants will also get food and accommodation in XIMB campus during the event.
Decision by the organizers will be final and binding.

Timelines

Phase1 (Prelims) Online Event – 23rd to 25th Oct and again on 31st Oct and 1st Nov.

Phase 2 (Finals) - November 13th and 14th, 2009 as a part of our annual event Xpressions.

Prizes

Total prize money of up to Rs. 45,000.


Online Prelims will be conducted:

- 23rd October at 10 PM
- 24th October at 10 PM
- 25th October at 7 PM

- 31st October at 2 PM

- 1st November at 5 PM


A set of questions will be uploaded on the documents section of the Xpressions 2009 website on each of the three days of the prelims at a pre-specified time.

The teams have to download the document, answer the questions and send the solutions along with your team name, institute, city and names of the team members.
You will be allowed 60 minutes to solve the questions after which you should post the solutions, late entries will be disqualified.
The prelims will be held on 3 consecutive days so that teams can participate on the day of their choice. You are supposed to participate on any one of the 3 days.
The questions will be general and will test your reasoning, logic and general awareness. It may cover GK, puzzles and questions on analyzing some situations or business problems.

Day 3 Prelims Questions

Day 3 Prelims Questions and Answer sheet are available on
1. ximbxpressions website

They have also been uploaded at the following urls, you can download them and use them-




Closing time is 8:15PM

All the Best

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Day 2 Prelims Questions

Day 2 Prelims Questions and Answer sheet are available on
1. ximbxpressions website

They have also been uploaded at the following urls, you can download them and use them-



Closing time is 11:15PM.

All the Best

Friday, October 16, 2009

Helios 2008 Memories - Chiranjit Mandhata

Its been a year since I attended Helios, the flagship event of XIMB dubbed as “only B-school event for undergraduates”. Not to forget this was our first live experience of life at a top B-school. However timing was not on our side. We were in the midst of our semesters, CAT was round the corner. I and my partner, Chandan Dubey pondered over should we even give it a try. We did eventually. And we didn’t and don’t regret that decision. We cleared the prelims by hair’s breadth I was told. We arrived on the fateful day and 15 other teams joined us. Imaginations swept us all over and we kept guessing what will be the format like, what kind of games. The organisers replied by a sweet smile or the status quo “Wait and see” message. We were given the first shock when we were told 10 teams will be eliminated then and there barely an hour after we had landed. Everyone scratched their heads to solve the braintwisters and by the end of the test every team was sure they were the ones going back home. To our surprise we were told it was a prank. Well the day had begun with a note of unpredictability and it would end with it too. We were made to slog through the various modules of Finance, Marketing, HR, Soft Skills and finally Quiz. We got to know our strengths better and our weaknesses even better. Sometimes the results were better than expected, like in Quiz and sometimes we just bombed like Marketing. It was complete journey of Ups & Downs for all the teams alike. And in the end the team that showed higher consistency won. We finished 6th.But it was an experience not to forget in a hurry. Starting from our Buddies assigned to us to everyone in the campus all seemed chilled out and willing to guide you to XIMB life in particular and MBA life in general. It was grilling and exhausting experience yet fun all the way. And finally if not anything, coming and experiencing it in person will definitely give one clear idea of whether to further MBA as career or look for alternatives. The decision of what next gets lot clearer after going through these two days of unique learning experience and unabated fun and games.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Some details about the prelims

The dates and timings of the prelims are - October 23rd 10PM, 24th 10PM and 25th 7PM.

About the prelims
A set of questions will be uploaded on the documents section of the website on each of the three days of the prelims at a pre-specified time. The teams have to download the document, answer the questions and send the solutions to helios@ximb.ac.in along with your team name, name and location of institute and names of the team members. You will be allowed 60 minutes to solve the questions after which you should post the solutions, late entries will be disqualified. The prelims will be held on 3 consecutive days so that teams can participate on the day of their choice. You are supposed to participate on any one of the 3 days.
The questions will be general and will test the your reasoning, logic and general awareness. It may cover GK, puzzles and questions on analyzing some situations or business problems.

In case anyone has any question, please post them on the comments section of this post.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Questions and Comments

Please post any questions and comments you have regarding Helios in the comments section of this post.
We will post replies in the comments section.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Glimpses of Helios '08