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Anonymous A asked on Nov 01, 2015 - 4 answers

Hi, I would be glad if any of you can share your experience with Bain's Online Test. Any preparation sources that you found useful, number of questions and time allocated, etc. Look forward to hearing from you. Thank you :)

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Thomas replied on Nov 08, 2015
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As far as I know, the Bain Online Test (at least for South America office) is separated in two parts: 1/ "gmat type" questions 2/ business case.

The first part includes the critical reasoning, the data sufficiency and the problem solving. There is no secret here. The more you prepare, the faster and the more confident you will be in the test day.

The business case is only mulitple choice questions. The most important thing is to be able to analyze and interpret charts. If you google it, you'll find material to prepare for it.

Hope it helps, if you want pm me,


Anonymous B replied on May 24, 2018

I just took the Bain online test for SEA office. Thought I would share the info here because I was struggling to find information prior to the test.

Test had 2 parts:

1. One-way video interview - Question is displayed, you get 5 minutes to prepare an answer and 2 minutes to record the answer. 3 questions - one case structure, one general economic climate, one soft skills based on team work

2. 25 MCQ for 50 minutes - Format is quite identical to BCG potential test. I practiced with some sample potential tests and they really helped. The charts are not very clear in terms of scale and there were quite a few math questions based on charts. But overall, the biggest challenge is time. I felt like I was guessing for quite a number of questions but I'm hoping it's not a deal breaker since it's an online test that you can take at home



Hi Raj, I have the Bain pre-screening tests in the next 4 days.. Do you mind sharing few materials to prepare for the tests ?.. — Udit on Dec 06, 2018

Hi Raj! Thanks for sharing - were you allowed a calculator during the test? — moles on Feb 13, 2019

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You should look for online resources on GMAT / McKinsey PST. Work hard on sample tests. As a starting point, PrepLounge has a good coverage of online tests on its bootcamp:

These tests are all about speed & efficiency -> the more you practice the better your result is. However, please balance well your preparation effort. The Personal Fit Interview and the Case Study themselves should take at least 80% of your prep time.




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Hey there,

If you let me know what office, perhaps I can provide some advice In London, the onlien test is very different from what Thomas describes.

would be happy to help!

Hi Alessandro, — Yl on Dec 10, 2018

Hi Alessandro, I have to do an online test with Bain for the London office. Completely new to this, please advise how to approach. Thank you! — cindy on Oct 01, 2019

Hi Alessandro, I also have an online test with Bain London. Are you able to give me some advise? Thank you. — Iris on Dec 03, 2019 (edited)

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