PwC Challenge 4.0

Be part of a passionate community of solvers!

A PwC Acceleration Centers in India – Case Competition.
Challenge Overview

Are you a Champion Case Solver?


PwC Acceleration Centers in India are pleased to announce the 4th edition of their flagship case competition, PwC Challenge 4.0!

PwC Challenge 4.0 is an initiative designed to attract and engage budding early talent from top business schools in India, to creatively respond to live and realistic business case challenges. The initiative is aimed at giving students an opportunity to stretch their imagination and find innovative solutions to tackle the day-to-day business challenges faced by our consulting teams at PwC.

As a Challenge participant, you’ll learn more about the strategic issues faced by organizations worldwide. As a participant of this program, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your critical thinking and analytical skills as you connect with PwC professionals who will judge and provide input on your business presentations and case solutions. Finalists will also get a chance to be eligible for PPI and win cash prizes.

Are you ready to take on the Challenge Case Competition?

PwC Challenge 4.0 Rounds
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3

Round 1: Build your Point of View!

What does a winning business strategy look like from your point of view? Can you convince management to shift their paradigm?

In the first round of PwC Challenge, the participating teams will act as the consulting team for the client and conduct an outside-in assessment of the business and prepare a point of view on the company’s key strategic decisions.

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Round 2: Crack the strategy!

Team, you’ve got the basics! It’s time to incorporate new information into your point of view. You’ll undertake a comprehensive exercise to submit a more robust fact-based strategy and solution.

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Round 3: Cohort Presentation!

It’s showtime! Gather your cohort to present the solution to PwC Leadership.

The format will be similar to how we conduct client meetings, with you playing the role of consultant and PwC Leadership playing the role of client leadership team.

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Rewards & Recognition

PwC Challenge – Awards​​


As a winner of PwC Challenge 4.0, you stand a chance to build a rewarding career with us!

Here’s what’s in store for the PwC Challenge 4.0 victors:

  • Exciting cash prizes for top 3 winning teams
  • Goodies for the winning teams
  • All members of teams that qualify for the Cohort presentation round will be eligible for PPIs
  • Opportunity to interact with PwC Acceleration Centers in India Leadership!
PwC Challenge 4.0
Round 1
Round 2
Sl. Team Name Campus Name Member 1 Member 2 Member 3 Member 4
1 Team Acers ISB Rachit Gupta Yash Ajaysen Jain Chandra Shekhar Verma Shivreet Majithia
2 Team Incredibles ISB Sushmita Shubham Komal Agarwal Rohan Goyal Venkatesh Bande
3 Phoenix (Wildcard Entry) ISB Radhika Lalwani Hardik Malviya Baskaran Kandhappan Shantanu Vatsa
4 Beacon Bearers IIM C Aviral Sinha Sejal Loomba Prarthna Mittal Amogh Zare
5 Chargers IIM C Ranojoy Barua Puneit Kumar Vijayant Pratap
6 Synergy IIM A Mudit Singh Banyal Omesh Kumar Singh Tejaswini Deshmukh Saket Arora
7 Alpha Strategisers IIM A Sathya Mukesh C S Madhulika Pavithra Sivakumar Raja Harsha Vardhan
8 Case WIZ JBIMS Honey Gala Yash Karwa Sumit Tiwari Akshada Mali
9 Quadruple JBIMS Abhijit Popere Shivam Mahindrakar Adarsh Pandey Onkar Gurav
10 Consultophiles SPJIMR Anish R Parvathy TR Srissti Tyagi Jishnu KK
11 Mission Possible SPJIMR Ridhi Gupta Hasnain Ginwala Riya Gupta Nitish Saraf
12 Think & Konsult TISS Akriti Shrivastava Mahesh Choudhary Saurabh Deo Vishal Brahmbhatt
13 PRISM TISS Sukhin Singh Sital Prakhar Swarup Ishani Jaiswal Raghav Raghavendra
14 Xceptionals XLRI Atul Anand Sanil Khemani Sai Roopa Delfi Tayal
15 Team Phoenix XLRI Adit Kumar Aryan Jain Mansi Ramrakhyani Nidhi Matlani
16 Team Zeus (Wildcard Entry) XLRI Kashish Malhotra Kritika Jalan Suraj Raiyani
17 Mindblenders SJMSOM Ananda Roy Chowdhury Abhishek Das Yukti Mohan Himanshu Karamchandani
18 Optimizers SJMSOM Utkarsh Singhania Harshit Mittal Vibhuti Gupta Divyansh Asudani
19 Sukhibhav NITIE Vishnubhotla Anil Kumar Naidu Chenchu Mohith Reddy Arjun S Kumar Mukthapuram Sai Rajesh
20 Wizards NITIE Khushwant Thakare Walke Pratik Prabhakar Karan Patowary Wange Mayank Pandhari
21 Strategists MDI Yuvraj Kalra Abhishek Goyal Siddharth Goel Tarun Kumar Goyal
22 Phoenix MDI Sandip Binani Vishan Khadke Ankita Mohanty Anmol Goyal
23 Lucknow Nawabs IIM Lucknow Singeri Setty Kiran Kumar Shivani Gupta Ankur Singh Sengar Pandey Rishabh Yogesh
24 Dark Knights IIM Lucknow Soumajit Nath Kshitij Sinha Sanskruti Takalkhede Rishabh Virulkar
25 Team Sirius IIM Indore Shreya Jalan Reshi Kiran N C Kashish Jindal Manshika Kanuga
26 Ramblers IIM Indore Sakshi Tripathi Ketan Kanistha Kevin Lakhani
27 Seekers IIM B Anandarup Bhowmick Abhinav DRP Srubabati Basu Mayukh Saha
28 Red Ocean Sharks IIM B Shreyash Agarwal Sanjana Marda Debarpan Adhikari Gyanu Singh
29 DuPont IIM K Ruth Selena Akhil Lukose Aryaman Negi Harshith Krishnan
30 Optimus Prime IIM K Joe Daniel Pradeep Prakash Aditya Sethi
31 Cynergy (Wildcard Entry) IIM K Kshitija Polge Akhilesh Pendkande Niharika Kumar Harish Rathod
32 Team Disruptors IIM Shillong Nikunjkumar Kikani Yugadhya Mathuria Simran Chachan Vishnu Tapria
33 White Tigers IIM Shillong Rajul Ray Komal Jangale Lekshmi Asokan Monagani Vinod Sai

Announcing our National Finalists

    Beacon Bearers

  • Aviral Sinha
  • Sejal Loomba
  • Prarthna Mittal
  • Amogh Zare

    Mission Possible

  • Ridhi Gupta
  • Hasnain Ginwala
  • Riya Gupta
  • Nitish Saraf


  • Atul Anand
  • Sanil Khemani
  • Sai Roopa
  • Delfi Tayal


  • Vishnubhotla Anil Kumar
  • Naidu Chenchu Mohith Reddy
  • Arjun S Kumar
  • Mukthapuram Sai Rajesh


  • Aviral Sinha
  • Akhilesh Pendkande
  • Niharika Kumar
  • Harish Rathod

    Team Acers

  • Rachit Gupta
  • Yash Ajaysen Jain
  • Chandra Shekhar Verma
  • Shivreet Majithia
Participation Rules & Tips!

How to Participate?

How to build your dream team?​

  • Find your three or four member team with a maximum of 2 outgoing exchange student members
  • Teams can include both 1st and 2nd year students from any specialization from the same campus
  • You and your team will have a designated period of time to develop your solution

What are we looking for?

  • Business acumen, critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills
  • Both qualitative and data-based recommendations
  • Make sure to use trustworthy resources for any secondary research that you do and provide references
Participation Rules & Tips!

PwC Challenge 4.0 Timeline

About PwC’s Transformation Team

Sneak Peak: Consulting from the lens of ACs

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Our Transformation Consultants work with the client and project teams to support global engagements from India through activities that are driven towards delivering results – conduct analyses and develop insights, prepare excel models, analyse large sets of data, capture as-is processes, prepare work plans, design to-be processes.

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A glimpse of our growth over the last year

Added approximately 9,000 AC staff
Doubled our locations to 11, adding more support across time zones and geographies
Achieved $250M in allocated bookings
Increased AC adoption from 24% in FY19 to 30% in FY22
Focused on quality, with less than 2% of projects in red status
Achieved a GPS score of 92%, the highest in the Firm and +6pp higher than CS average

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