• CXOs have skin in the game. At the top, the demands are intense and the stakes high. If a CXO falters, the whole organisation crumbles. That is a lot of pressure, no doubt. But that does not mean you have to stop aspiring to become one. You may just want to get really good at it.

    What if you could be in the shoes of a CXO for a day? Do you have a solution mindset to see challenges as opportunities? Do you have it in you to break down a complex business problem, collaborate with your fellow board members, compete with equally capable teams, and come out the winner?

    BLoC Boardroom Challenge, a one-of-a-kind competition for MBA students and B-schoolers, lets you do just that. Go on, don the hat of a CXO and steer your team to solve a boardroom-level business problem. It’s crunch time!

  • What's in it for you?

    The team that bags the coveted title of 'CXOs of the Year' wins ₹1 lakh in prize money. The first runners-up receive ₹75,000 and the second runners-up take home ₹50,000.

  • Timeline

    The challenge will be across three levels: a preliminary round, semi-finals across eight cities, and a grand finale.

    • 1. Preliminary round

      An online psychometric test to assess your decision-making skills and ability to work in teams. Each team gets 60 minutes and 20 questions.
      Note: One member representing the team will take the test. The top teams will be shortlisted to compete in the city-wise semi-finals.

      Start Date : 25th Oct 2022
      End Date : 06th Nov 2022
  • 2. Semi-Finals

    Shortlisted teams across eight cities – Chennai, Kochi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune – will compete in the semi-finals round. This is your chance to meet and compete with the best minds from top B-schools across the country and present your strategies in an online event. Each team will have a week to solve a business problem that they receive. Winning teams from each of the eight cities will move to the next level — Grand Finale.

  • 3. Grand Finale

    The semi-final winners from each city compete in a no-holds-barred finals event, where they showcase their astute solutions on a live corporate case, sent to them a week or ten days in advance. The team will then present their solution to a stellar jury comprising experts from industry and academia who will evaluate the presentations and crown the winners.

  • All you need to know

    • 1. Register for the event

    • 2. Participants are expected to form teams consisting of minimum two to a maximum three members, from within their campus. Teams may include students in the first year, or second year or a mix of both.

    • 3. Students of executive MBA or one-year MBA programmes are also encouraged to participate

    • 4. Each team member’s details needs to be entered in the registration form and each member must have unique e-mail IDs and mobile numbers

  • The journey so far..

    • This unique case challenge for B-schoolers is in its sixth year. In 2017, the first year of the challenge, LIBA Chennai, were the winners, followed by ISB Hyderabad in 2018, IIM Ranchi in 2019, SIBM Pune in 2020, and IIM Shillong in 2021.

    • Up until 2020, the semi-final round of the contest was held at B-schools across various cities and the grand finale in Chennai. It was almost like an IPL Finals with keen minds from top B-schools presenting to a top jury.

    • But in 2020, Covid happened, and the BLoC Boardroom Challenge went completely online. This year too it is being conducted entirely online, including the semi-final rounds and the finals. It will again be a unique event with technology eliminating geographical barriers and offering flexibility to busy B-schoolers. May the best team win the 2022 BLoC Boardroom Challenge.

Schedule of Event

S.no City Live Semi Finals Date Last Date for Registration
1 Chennai 01-Dec 06-Nov
2 Kochi 01-Dec 06-Nov
3 Bangalore 02-Dec 06-Nov
4 Hyderabad 02-Dec 06-Nov
5 Delhi 03-Dec 06-Nov
6 Mumbai 03-Dec 06-Nov
7 Kolkata 04-Dec 06-Nov
8 Pune 04-Dec 06-Nov

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