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Sergey asked on Mar 16, 2018

Hello, dear members of community!

I'm having a writing case in a near few days as a second stage for internship program. Could you please share your expirience with me? What will I face and what is the best approach to solve it?

They told that the mathematical part is supposed to have only 1 right answer. Will it be exact question to count?

Thank you very much!

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Vlad
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replied on Mar 16, 2018
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Hi,

Bain has a written case, that looks kind of a test. You can find an example here (ask me for a password):

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zor4m49eyx5qxal/AABeUN6mtiGkWhEklRjszX2Oa?dl=0

Bain Written Case has 2 main parts:

  • Case information you have to go through
  • Slides with the missing info you have to complete

Since each question in a written case has an exact correct answer, the success criteria is the number of questions answered correctly.

The best way to prepare is the following:

  1. Check if the calculator is allowed. If not - you have to train mental math. I posted the main tips here: https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/tips-to-do-big-multiplications-in-my-mind-726#a1422
  2. Practice solving the cases - basically, preplounge website is about it
  3. Practice reading cases fast and prioritizing the information. You can use 2 sources:
  • Written cases you'll be able to find in google or in case books. I've seen a couple in "Vault Guide to the Case Interview" and "Insead Business Admission Test"
  • Harvard cases - either buy or try to download for free. You can find a couple of MIT cases here for free: https://mitsloan.mit.edu/LearningEdge/Pages/Case-Studies.aspx The main problem - these free cases don't have any pre-defined questions.

Good luck!

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Diya on Nov 28, 2020

Hi Vlad, Are you able to provide a password for the example of a Bain written case please. Do I need to request it directly from you? Many thanks

Manas on Feb 04, 2021

Vlad thank you for providing this information. This is immensely helpful. I recommend others to contact Vlad for assistance.

Maytin on Apr 15, 2021

Hi Vlad, would you mind sharing the password with me.

katrina on Apr 23, 2021

Hi Vlad, could you please share the password with me?

Lucas on May 13, 2021

Dear Vlad, it would be very helpful to have an example of the written case. Can you please share it with me?

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