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BCG Online Assessment
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Anonymous A asked on Oct 05, 2020

Has any one recently interviewed for consultant position in Amsterdam with BCG. I am keen on learning about what their online assessment looks like.

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Ian
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Hi there,

Online assessments across countries and firms really vary. Fundamentally, it's pretty hard to study for these. My real advice is to find online tests / questions and practice. Even across different tests, the principles are all the same:

  • Time management (need to think quick)
  • Business knowledge/context (incl key formulas)
  • Critical thinking (answers that are very similar to each other...clues "hidden" in the text)
  • Ability to interpret data/charts

Think of it as a merge of a case and the GMAT/GRE.

You need to be clear on some key case-related and account formulas (margin, growth, breakeven, etc) as well as be good at critically understanding the question (including nuance to questions) and parsing through complicated text with a fair amount of distraction.

You'll also need to be good at chart/graph reading.

The (old) McKinsey PST, BCG Online Test, Bain SOVA test, etc. are all quite similar so leverage resources across all of them.

https://www.myconsultingoffer.org/case-study-interview-prep/bcg-online/

https://www.shl.com/shldirect/en/practice-tests

https://www.psychometricinstitute.co.uk/Free-Aptitude-Tests.asp

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