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Hello all,

I just got invited to the BCG online case experience. Does anyone have experience with this? What'd you recommend as the best way to prepare?

Can anyone who had done the interview share their experiences with me?

Thanks a lot!

Hello all,

I just got invited to the BCG online case experience. Does anyone have experience with this? What'd you recommend as the best way to prepare?

Can anyone who had done the interview share their experiences with me?

Thanks a lot!

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Hi there,

The 8-question test is the new chat bot version of BCG. It is structured in 2 parts:

  • 8 questions to be taken in 25 minutes
  • 1 video interview question at the end, where you have to provide a recommendation

The main differences compared to the previous version (BCG Potential Test) are the following:

  1. 8 questions instead of 23
  2. 25 min instead of 45
  3. No negative points
  4. Calculators allowed
  5. Presence of open questions
  6. Video sum up at the end

The general logic though is similar to the old test.

I helped several candidates who did the chat bot test and succeeded in it. The main challenges based on their feedback are:

  1. Time. Questions are not particularly difficult, however you will feel time constraints also due to the fact you don’t know how difficult could be the next questions - thus how much time they may require.
    • Implication --> Try to practice PST and/or BCG Potential Tests with a strict time constraint
  2. Math. Candidates usually find the math challenging
    • Implication --> Many candidates said the old BCG Potential Test is the one resembling the most the math required
  3. Chat bot interaction. Unlike a test like the McK PST, you cannot proceed “at your own pace”. You will have to follow the evolution of the test. In that sense, it is not dissimilar from the old BCG Potential Test, where information was revealed step-by-step
    • Implication --> Practice on PST/Potential Tests working questions by questions, without skipping any

Please feel free to PM me for more info.

Best,

Francesco

Hi there,

The 8-question test is the new chat bot version of BCG. It is structured in 2 parts:

  • 8 questions to be taken in 25 minutes
  • 1 video interview question at the end, where you have to provide a recommendation

The main differences compared to the previous version (BCG Potential Test) are the following:

  1. 8 questions instead of 23
  2. 25 min instead of 45
  3. No negative points
  4. Calculators allowed
  5. Presence of open questions
  6. Video sum up at the end

The general logic though is similar to the old test.

I helped several candidates who did the chat bot test and succeeded in it. The main challenges based on their feedback are:

  1. Time. Questions are not particularly difficult, however you will feel time constraints also due to the fact you don’t know how difficult could be the next questions - thus how much time they may require.
    • Implication --> Try to practice PST and/or BCG Potential Tests with a strict time constraint
  2. Math. Candidates usually find the math challenging
    • Implication --> Many candidates said the old BCG Potential Test is the one resembling the most the math required
  3. Chat bot interaction. Unlike a test like the McK PST, you cannot proceed “at your own pace”. You will have to follow the evolution of the test. In that sense, it is not dissimilar from the old BCG Potential Test, where information was revealed step-by-step
    • Implication --> Practice on PST/Potential Tests working questions by questions, without skipping any

Please feel free to PM me for more info.

Best,

Francesco

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Hi there,

Honestly, the tests are always changing! So, please focus more on what they're testing rather than how they're testing!

For the BCG online assesment, you should be taken through a set of questions, aided by a chatbox. Most multiple-choice questions still require you to enter your reasoning.

Even with a new test, 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

Hi there,

Honestly, the tests are always changing! So, please focus more on what they're testing rather than how they're testing!

For the BCG online assesment, you should be taken through a set of questions, aided by a chatbox. Most multiple-choice questions still require you to enter your reasoning.

Even with a new test, 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

HI Ian, thank you very much for your comprehensive answer - understood. I received the information from BCG that the online case will be handled via a chatbox. There will be eight questions as stated above in my question - further I received the information that the test has a time limit of 25 minutes. — Anonymous P on Jan 13, 2021

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Hey there,

What you are describing is the new Chatbot Interview. I have had several candidates who recently took it and provided some insights as well as BCG consultants who took it 'for fun and calibration.'

The format is different from the previous Online Case, however, the types of questions are the same (math, word problems, logical reasoning, chart interpretation). You are asked to solve a business case of a fictional client.

Consequently, you should prepare in a similar fashion. Your counterpart will be a chatbot, who will ask you subsequent questions, which are sometimes related. As you rightly said, the questions are multiple-choice, open format, where you have to write up to 3 lines, as well as a one-minute video interview.

In order to prepare, use existing materials for the Online Case and focus on

  • Case math skills
  • Chart interpretation skills
  • Logical reasoning skills ala GMAT and others
  • Top-down communication and synthesis

I copy from my own source:

  • The new type of assessment will be online and can be taken from home before the interview rounds
  • The test lasts around 30 minutes and has a maximum of 8-10 questions (contrary to 45 minutes and 23 questions of the old format)
  • Some open questions instead of single/ multiple-choice questions
  • The scoring of answers is unclear as they also contain qualitative elements, however, there are no negative points for wrong answers
  • Calculators are allowed
  • At the end of the test, there will be a short, roughly 1-minute video recording, in which you will have to explain your recommendations and analytical approach to a fictional client

Let me know if you need help with it.

Cheers,

Florian

Hey there,

What you are describing is the new Chatbot Interview. I have had several candidates who recently took it and provided some insights as well as BCG consultants who took it 'for fun and calibration.'

The format is different from the previous Online Case, however, the types of questions are the same (math, word problems, logical reasoning, chart interpretation). You are asked to solve a business case of a fictional client.

Consequently, you should prepare in a similar fashion. Your counterpart will be a chatbot, who will ask you subsequent questions, which are sometimes related. As you rightly said, the questions are multiple-choice, open format, where you have to write up to 3 lines, as well as a one-minute video interview.

In order to prepare, use existing materials for the Online Case and focus on

  • Case math skills
  • Chart interpretation skills
  • Logical reasoning skills ala GMAT and others
  • Top-down communication and synthesis

I copy from my own source:

  • The new type of assessment will be online and can be taken from home before the interview rounds
  • The test lasts around 30 minutes and has a maximum of 8-10 questions (contrary to 45 minutes and 23 questions of the old format)
  • Some open questions instead of single/ multiple-choice questions
  • The scoring of answers is unclear as they also contain qualitative elements, however, there are no negative points for wrong answers
  • Calculators are allowed
  • At the end of the test, there will be a short, roughly 1-minute video recording, in which you will have to explain your recommendations and analytical approach to a fictional client

Let me know if you need help with it.

Cheers,

Florian

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BCG Online Case SouthEast Asia

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Hello!

Most of the online tests are very similar, and test the same skillset. It´s a good thing, since you can prep for them with a very unified approach. Although this may not seem so at first sight since the formats may differ, what is important here -as well as when solving cases- is the core skillset they are tryng to test. This is common, and the most important skills are:

80-20 analysis: capacity to analize, interpret and extract conclusions quickly and in a agile way from a ton of data -of which not all is useful-

Analytic and critical thinking: many ways tested with graphs, charts and tables, that you need to understand and derive decisions or insights from

Mathematical skills: are always somehow present, for which you need to be fast int he basics

The way to get better is practicing as much as possible with similar exercises -those targeted at the same skillset-. Hence, I would strongly recomment you practice it with the Integrated Reasoning part of the GMAT exam.

There are free exams in the internet that you can use for practice (the one of LBS MBA page, Verits prep, as well as some free trials for courses such as the one of The Economist (https://gmat.economist.com/)

Furthermore, you can leverage the MBB tests (https://www.myconsultingoffer.org/case-study-interview-prep/bcg-online/, https://www.psychometricinstitute.co.uk/Free-Aptitude-Tests.asp, and many others)

Hope it helps!

Best,

Clara

Hello!

Most of the online tests are very similar, and test the same skillset. It´s a good thing, since you can prep for them with a very unified approach. Although this may not seem so at first sight since the formats may differ, what is important here -as well as when solving cases- is the core skillset they are tryng to test. This is common, and the most important skills are:

80-20 analysis: capacity to analize, interpret and extract conclusions quickly and in a agile way from a ton of data -of which not all is useful-

Analytic and critical thinking: many ways tested with graphs, charts and tables, that you need to understand and derive decisions or insights from

Mathematical skills: are always somehow present, for which you need to be fast int he basics

The way to get better is practicing as much as possible with similar exercises -those targeted at the same skillset-. Hence, I would strongly recomment you practice it with the Integrated Reasoning part of the GMAT exam.

There are free exams in the internet that you can use for practice (the one of LBS MBA page, Verits prep, as well as some free trials for courses such as the one of The Economist (https://gmat.economist.com/)

Furthermore, you can leverage the MBB tests (https://www.myconsultingoffer.org/case-study-interview-prep/bcg-online/, https://www.psychometricinstitute.co.uk/Free-Aptitude-Tests.asp, and many others)

Hope it helps!

Best,

Clara

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Prepering for BCG online test

Dear A,

Potential test, or sometimes SHL + a logic test based on traffic lights color (two or more traffic lights are connected by codes; each code change a color of the traffic light; one of the code is broken and you have to understand which is the broken one)

There are 2 types of BCG tests:

1. GMAT-like test with questions similar to GMAT
2. Online Test that is based on a case and has the questions closer to PST

So, I would recommend you to:


Practice GMAT for BCG

1) Keeping your math trained with GMAT exercises is always a good idea. Free resourced can be found online, for example:
http://www.mba.com/global/the-gmat-exam/prepare-for-the-gmat-exam/test-prep-materials/free-gmat-prep-software.aspx
https://www.mba.com/exams/gmat

https://www.mba.com/-/media/files/mba2/assessments/2018/gmat/gmat-handbook-2020-07-10.pdf?la=en&hash=9DCAD3E9A43EEE7B520C84327FBEC6F399A72D82


2) Also tests that usually are for investment banks (with graphs analysis) are a useful. Free resourced can be found online, for example:
https://www.tptests.com/Candidate/practice/Instructions

3) Official BGC Potential test examples: https://www.bcg.com/careers/path/consulting/practice-interview-cases.aspx

Practice PST. You can find some guidance on PrepLounge https://www.preplounge.com/en/bootcamp.php/interview-first-aid/master-the-problem-solving-test/guide-to-improving-speed-in-written-tests-such-as-the-pst

Best,
André

Dear A,

Potential test, or sometimes SHL + a logic test based on traffic lights color (two or more traffic lights are connected by codes; each code change a color of the traffic light; one of the code is broken and you have to understand which is the broken one)

There are 2 types of BCG tests:

1. GMAT-like test with questions similar to GMAT
2. Online Test that is based on a case and has the questions closer to PST

So, I would recommend you to:


Practice GMAT for BCG

1) Keeping your math trained with GMAT exercises is always a good idea. Free resourced can be found online, for example:
http://www.mba.com/global/the-gmat-exam/prepare-for-the-gmat-exam/test-prep-materials/free-gmat-prep-software.aspx
https://www.mba.com/exams/gmat

https://www.mba.com/-/media/files/mba2/assessments/2018/gmat/gmat-handbook-2020-07-10.pdf?la=en&hash=9DCAD3E9A43EEE7B520C84327FBEC6F399A72D82


2) Also tests that usually are for investment banks (with graphs analysis) are a useful. Free resourced can be found online, for example:
https://www.tptests.com/Candidate/practice/Instructions

3) Official BGC Potential test examples: https://www.bcg.com/careers/path/consulting/practice-interview-cases.aspx

Practice PST. You can find some guidance on PrepLounge https://www.preplounge.com/en/bootcamp.php/interview-first-aid/master-the-problem-solving-test/guide-to-improving-speed-in-written-tests-such-as-the-pst

Best,
André

Thank you for the informative answer. Do you know which type of BCG test is being used in Israel? As far as I know, there is 23 questions test with 45 minutes limitation time, while all of the questions are on the same case and different Docs are being provided along the case. Would McKinsey PST tests are good resource for study to BCG test? — Anonymous J on Sep 28, 2020 (edited)

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New BCG Online Test

I took this online case this year and it was nothing like the practice cases on their website. it is very similar to a real case where it will ask you questions and you have to type out your answers and support them. There are numbers questions as well as strategic questions and you will be given graphs and charts. It's literally just a normal case interview but with a robot instead of a person. I don't think mine held any weight on my advancement to the next round as they didn't even acknowledge it in my feedback.

I took this online case this year and it was nothing like the practice cases on their website. it is very similar to a real case where it will ask you questions and you have to type out your answers and support them. There are numbers questions as well as strategic questions and you will be given graphs and charts. It's literally just a normal case interview but with a robot instead of a person. I don't think mine held any weight on my advancement to the next round as they didn't even acknowledge it in my feedback.

Hi Emery, do you mind sharing more about the test? Any tricks to watch out for or concepts to brush up on ? thanks — Anonymous Z on Jan 08, 2021 (edited)

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Hello Mamoun,

Roden is right, so you should go to BCG's website and practice the interactive cases. Besides PrepLounge's resourses will be useful.
Alongside with sharpening your case skills, you could do some math practice, quick reading training and graph interpretation. Provided that you're short on time that would be enough.
Good luck!
If you need any further help, feel free to contact me.


GB

Hello Mamoun,

Roden is right, so you should go to BCG's website and practice the interactive cases. Besides PrepLounge's resourses will be useful.
Alongside with sharpening your case skills, you could do some math practice, quick reading training and graph interpretation. Provided that you're short on time that would be enough.
Good luck!
If you need any further help, feel free to contact me.


GB

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New BCG Online Test

Yes, the online test is very similar to the interactive case you can find on BCG's website. You'll be given a case scenario and you can choose how you want to proceed with analysing the case. Based on your responses, you'll be shown different exhibits and you have to do some calculations / judgment questions. There are also some follow up questions where you need to explain why you answered the way you did.

Yes, the online test is very similar to the interactive case you can find on BCG's website. You'll be given a case scenario and you can choose how you want to proceed with analysing the case. Based on your responses, you'll be shown different exhibits and you have to do some calculations / judgment questions. There are also some follow up questions where you need to explain why you answered the way you did.

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Hi,

You should clarify whether it's:

  • Online test
  • Online case bot
  • Written case

These are 3 different formats. I recommend reaching out to the interviewer asking for any guidelines / examples. I have examples for each of these formats. Feel free to reach out

Best

Hi,

You should clarify whether it's:

  • Online test
  • Online case bot
  • Written case

These are 3 different formats. I recommend reaching out to the interviewer asking for any guidelines / examples. I have examples for each of these formats. Feel free to reach out

Best

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BCG Round 1 Interview 2020

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I'm curious to know which market you're interviewing for. Typically the firms would send you guidance on the format, especially if it's not a cookie cutter case interview.

I'm curious to know which market you're interviewing for. Typically the firms would send you guidance on the format, especially if it's not a cookie cutter case interview.

I did not sit for this particular test, but a friend very recently did.

This test, which I am sure you know, is different than the regular test that you would do in the BCG office (I think its called the BCG Potential Test?). In a sense I think this resembles more closely to a regular case than a PST.

You will have to do it in a laptop and you are answering questions from a chat bot. You will have <10 questions, which are a combination of multiple choice and explanation (2-3 sentences 'essay', if I can say that) questions, typically based on your choice. You will close with a video interview where you have 1 min will record yourself of the conclusions in the case.

I won't say it is hard, but again questions closely resembling a case without a chance of asking clarifying questions and often times having to choose appropriate answers from a list of choices can be quite confusing (at least for me). I think the best bet to prepare is just to prepare doing regular cases. I doubt the PST practice would be of much help since it is different than the regular BCG potential test.

I did not sit for this particular test, but a friend very recently did.

This test, which I am sure you know, is different than the regular test that you would do in the BCG office (I think its called the BCG Potential Test?). In a sense I think this resembles more closely to a regular case than a PST.

You will have to do it in a laptop and you are answering questions from a chat bot. You will have <10 questions, which are a combination of multiple choice and explanation (2-3 sentences 'essay', if I can say that) questions, typically based on your choice. You will close with a video interview where you have 1 min will record yourself of the conclusions in the case.

I won't say it is hard, but again questions closely resembling a case without a chance of asking clarifying questions and often times having to choose appropriate answers from a list of choices can be quite confusing (at least for me). I think the best bet to prepare is just to prepare doing regular cases. I doubt the PST practice would be of much help since it is different than the regular BCG potential test.

(edited)

Hi was your friend able to receive feedback regarding the Online Case Experience? — Anonymous E2 on May 16, 2020

Hi, thank you for sharing. Would you say the question is more toward qualitative rather than quantitative? Is the BCG potential test that different as compared to PST? I feel that there are many different BCG test at different offices. I am scheduled to take BCG test, and I think the format is similar to what your friend's test is. Can you please share how much time did your friend has to solve the 10 questions in the test? Thank you for the info. — Feb on Aug 20, 2020

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Thank you

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BCG Potential Test

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Hi,

I think now the model is candidates needs to do a small case online with a video summary.

Hi,

I think now the model is candidates needs to do a small case online with a video summary.

Originally answered:

BCG Round 1 Interview 2020

Hey,

I've also got invited for first round. Last year I had to do a maths test in the office. I think the case study simulation is literally a case study with questions that they give options and you have to pick? Did you attend your university's presentation? I think it was similar to what you did there!

Hey,

I've also got invited for first round. Last year I had to do a maths test in the office. I think the case study simulation is literally a case study with questions that they give options and you have to pick? Did you attend your university's presentation? I think it was similar to what you did there!

(edited)

Hi there,

Online assessment tests are more and more used by consulting firms to filter candidates appying for junior positions (fresh graduates). The best way to prepare for it is to practice Integrated Reasoning quesstions from GMAT. Many people found this useful and it prepared them well to passe the online assessment.

I hope it was helpful, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any question.

All the best,

Mehdi

Hi there,

Online assessment tests are more and more used by consulting firms to filter candidates appying for junior positions (fresh graduates). The best way to prepare for it is to practice Integrated Reasoning quesstions from GMAT. Many people found this useful and it prepared them well to passe the online assessment.

I hope it was helpful, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any question.

All the best,

Mehdi

Hey Mehdi, are there another relevant parts in the GMAT test in order to preper for BCG new case? — Anonymous J on Oct 13, 2020

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BCG Online interactive test

Has anyone done the online interactive test with a video recording at the end? Any tips?

Has anyone done the online interactive test with a video recording at the end? Any tips?

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Hi,

I did it once, it was actually pretty fun.

I can confirm that it takes around 45mins.

You are given a case with data, figures, tables, and asked around 20-25 multiple-choice questions. Every choice determines the following question (it's like a multi-end story).

You need both problem-solving and "strategic" skills.

At the end of the case, you are given feedback around all the "dimensions" of the case (should be 5 or 6, like problem-solving, strategic thinking, structure, etc.) and general feedback on how to improve.

When I did it there were two cases you could exercise with and you can try them again and again.

Hope it helps!
Giulia

Hi,

I did it once, it was actually pretty fun.

I can confirm that it takes around 45mins.

You are given a case with data, figures, tables, and asked around 20-25 multiple-choice questions. Every choice determines the following question (it's like a multi-end story).

You need both problem-solving and "strategic" skills.

At the end of the case, you are given feedback around all the "dimensions" of the case (should be 5 or 6, like problem-solving, strategic thinking, structure, etc.) and general feedback on how to improve.

When I did it there were two cases you could exercise with and you can try them again and again.

Hope it helps!
Giulia

Hi Giulia, Thank you for the information. Do you have any tips to prepare the test? Some people the BCG test is similar to McKinsey's PST. But some also say it is completely different, and I should focus on practicing doing cases (like normal case interview) to practice. So I am a bit confused which one is the best approach. Thank you! — Feb on Aug 20, 2020

Definitely not similar to McK PST, it's like a case but instead of having a person in front of you that asks questions, give feedback and hand over data and graphs, you have a computer and a multiple choice environment. My advice is to prepare for cases and when you are ready for them, you are ready for BCG online case. Good luck! — Giulia on Aug 20, 2020

Thank you Giulia. Then I will keep on practicing on doing cases as usual to prepare for this BCG online case experience as well. Thank you — Feb on Aug 20, 2020

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Hello Kaschayar,

I have some samples that I am happy to share with you.

Best,
Luca

Hello Kaschayar,

I have some samples that I am happy to share with you.

Best,
Luca

Hi Luca, would you mind sharing them with me? Thanks! — Sabine on Feb 11, 2021

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Hi,

It depends on whethre you are getting the new online test format or still the old one?

If it is the old format, GMAT practice would be quite similar.

However, if it is the new format (AI enabled interacive case with video summary recording), then you should practice differently. For the new format, 3 tips I would suggest:

  • Get farmiliar with consulting / business terms; the AI chatbot likely would be looking for some key words in your answer, in order to determine how it would judge your answer and how it proceeds to the next step
  • When you open the link within the case, better to open with multiple tabs. It would be easier to toggle between the tabs and compare, than clicking back and forth within one tab (you'd waste time on this and more likely missing info)
  • Practice doing summary via a video - make sure you look natural and confident. Look into the camera lens (not your screen) when speaking, record yourself and review for improvement areas.

Best,

Emily

Hi,

It depends on whethre you are getting the new online test format or still the old one?

If it is the old format, GMAT practice would be quite similar.

However, if it is the new format (AI enabled interacive case with video summary recording), then you should practice differently. For the new format, 3 tips I would suggest:

  • Get farmiliar with consulting / business terms; the AI chatbot likely would be looking for some key words in your answer, in order to determine how it would judge your answer and how it proceeds to the next step
  • When you open the link within the case, better to open with multiple tabs. It would be easier to toggle between the tabs and compare, than clicking back and forth within one tab (you'd waste time on this and more likely missing info)
  • Practice doing summary via a video - make sure you look natural and confident. Look into the camera lens (not your screen) when speaking, record yourself and review for improvement areas.

Best,

Emily

Hi Emily, I am not sure which version of the test I am taking. I will be provided the sample test from BCG next week, so I am assuming that based on the sample test, I will figure out whether it is the old or new version. Thank you for your tips! — Ela on Sep 21, 2020

Hi Ela, do you mind sharing your experience with the test? — Anonymous Z on Jan 08, 2021 (edited)

Recently, a friend of mine attended a BCG online case and shared her experience with me so I will do it as well:

The online case took 45 min and contained about 20-25 questions (they were using their laptops). They used a "single choice" system ( you have options a),b),c) and one of them is correct, something like that). In the beginning they got 2 slides full of information and had to answer some questions. Then gradually more and more information has been revealed and more questions had to be answered. Some of the questions were about testing mental math and the usual things like "compute the profitability of x based on the given data". Some focused more on strategic ("qualitative") questions. She mentioned that you have to be fast to answer all questions.

For the start of your preparation you might wanna have a closer look at the BCG app (maybe it's exclusive for invited people, but that should'nt be a problem for you). It could be that the app is providing an example for an online case study.

Hopefully, that helps!

Recently, a friend of mine attended a BCG online case and shared her experience with me so I will do it as well:

The online case took 45 min and contained about 20-25 questions (they were using their laptops). They used a "single choice" system ( you have options a),b),c) and one of them is correct, something like that). In the beginning they got 2 slides full of information and had to answer some questions. Then gradually more and more information has been revealed and more questions had to be answered. Some of the questions were about testing mental math and the usual things like "compute the profitability of x based on the given data". Some focused more on strategic ("qualitative") questions. She mentioned that you have to be fast to answer all questions.

For the start of your preparation you might wanna have a closer look at the BCG app (maybe it's exclusive for invited people, but that should'nt be a problem for you). It could be that the app is providing an example for an online case study.

Hopefully, that helps!

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Hi,
here you can find some useful links to simulate PST:
- https://mconsultingprep.com/free-practice-mckinsey-pst/
- https://igotanoffer.com/pages/mckinsey-problem-solving-test
- https://www.mckinsey.com/~/media/McKinsey/Careers%20REDESIGN/Interviewing/Main/
Problem%20Solving%20Test%20PDFs/practice-test-A.ashx

Here some free link to practice with the quantitative part of the SHL test
- https://www.gradtests.com.au/test/starttest/TestType/2/TestId/45/practice/1
- https://www.wikijob.co.uk/aptitude-test/verbal-reasoning-practice
- https://www.practiceaptitudetests.com/sign-up/programme/shl
- https://www.shldirect.com/en/practice-tests


Best,
Antonello

Hi,
here you can find some useful links to simulate PST:
- https://mconsultingprep.com/free-practice-mckinsey-pst/
- https://igotanoffer.com/pages/mckinsey-problem-solving-test
- https://www.mckinsey.com/~/media/McKinsey/Careers%20REDESIGN/Interviewing/Main/
Problem%20Solving%20Test%20PDFs/practice-test-A.ashx

Here some free link to practice with the quantitative part of the SHL test
- https://www.gradtests.com.au/test/starttest/TestType/2/TestId/45/practice/1
- https://www.wikijob.co.uk/aptitude-test/verbal-reasoning-practice
- https://www.practiceaptitudetests.com/sign-up/programme/shl
- https://www.shldirect.com/en/practice-tests


Best,
Antonello

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Hey Anton, would you mind sharing them with me? Thanks! — Sabine on Feb 11, 2021

Hi A,

I presume that by now you have already done your online test. Any insights on what you retrospectively had done differently while preparing?

Many thanks!

Hi A,

I presume that by now you have already done your online test. Any insights on what you retrospectively had done differently while preparing?

Many thanks!

A lot of people answering this do not seem to understand that in additon to the GMAT style calculations test, or Potetial test (PST -style ) that is taken in some countries, BCG has now introduced an interactive online case study. It'll be best to know what online case study you are referring to.

For the newest one: You do a case, but with a chatbot and it is timed. You have about 9 questions and 25 minutes.

A lot of people answering this do not seem to understand that in additon to the GMAT style calculations test, or Potetial test (PST -style ) that is taken in some countries, BCG has now introduced an interactive online case study. It'll be best to know what online case study you are referring to.

For the newest one: You do a case, but with a chatbot and it is timed. You have about 9 questions and 25 minutes.

Hi A, do you have any further insights on the newest one? Are you saying PST/GMAT are not really the most helpful while preparing for this? Many thanks! — Anonymous O on Dec 10, 2020

Hi,

I don't know which office you are preparing for but for Germany and Austria, the online test isn't like the old "GMAT-like" tests. It is rather similar to those interactive cases BCG also gives you on their website: interactive case library :) Also, I was allowed to use a calculator.


I hope this was helpful and good luck with your test!

Hi,

I don't know which office you are preparing for but for Germany and Austria, the online test isn't like the old "GMAT-like" tests. It is rather similar to those interactive cases BCG also gives you on their website: interactive case library :) Also, I was allowed to use a calculator.


I hope this was helpful and good luck with your test!

Hi A, thanks for your comment! Is there any focus you would retrospectively place while preparing for the test? Many thanks! — Anonymous O on Dec 10, 2020

Hey I'm having my bcg online interactive test in 2 days. Any hint??

Hey I'm having my bcg online interactive test in 2 days. Any hint??

I have uploaded 3 fresh real-live MBB Cases from different offices into the Library: ?For Beginner level: Laundry Chain – Revenue Increase https://www.preplounge.com/en/management-consulting-cases/interviewer-led-mckinsey-style/beginner/laundry-chain-revenue-increase-215 ?For Intermediate level: Grain Co-operative – Brand Launch https://www.preplounge.com/en/management-consulting-cases/interviewer-led-mckinsey-style/intermediate/grain-co-operative-brand-launch-217 ?For Advanced level/the real one and used for final rounds: Non-Profit Museum Revenue Increase https://www.preplounge.com/en/management-consulting-cases/interviewer-led-mckinsey-style/advanced/mbb-final-round-case-non-profit-museum-revenue-increase-219 Have you tried to solve them? What do you think - do you have any questions? — Gaurav on Nov 14, 2020

Hi Sodiq. How was the test? — Anonymous Z on Jan 08, 2021

Hi Ian, would you please be able to send me the practice test as well?

Thank you,

Ela

Hi Ian, would you please be able to send me the practice test as well?

Thank you,

Ela

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BCG Potential Test

HI,

Yes Indeed. BCG changed the first round and now there is an online interactive test and then you will be required to do a 1-minute video summary at the end of the test

HI,

Yes Indeed. BCG changed the first round and now there is an online interactive test and then you will be required to do a 1-minute video summary at the end of the test

Hi, I am also recently invited for the new BCG test. Have you taken it at this point? I would really appreciate your help if you can share any tips and insight. Please send me a message to my inbox.

Thank you,

Feb

Hi, I am also recently invited for the new BCG test. Have you taken it at this point? I would really appreciate your help if you can share any tips and insight. Please send me a message to my inbox.

Thank you,

Feb

Hey, could you message me and let me know how the test went for you? I tried to send you a message but I do not have premium membership. Thanks! — Mariana on Feb 07, 2021

Hi, how was your online case experience? Hoping you got through it. I also got invited and am preparing for it. If you don't mind, kindly share your experience :)

Hi, how was your online case experience? Hoping you got through it. I also got invited and am preparing for it. If you don't mind, kindly share your experience :)

Hey Anon C, I'm preparing for my online case experience now and am curious how it was for you. Was it at all similar to the old potential tests? What would you suggest I do to prepare? Hope you passed and thanks in advance for any tips:) — Anonymous C2 on Oct 23, 2020

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Hi,

I am also currently in the recruiting process with BCG and have interview day 1 coming up which consists of two interviews and the online case experience you mentioned. The sample that they sent me to prepare has the same structure and marking scheme as the BCG potential test with similar questions, although perhaps slightly more focused on logic/business sense analysis in addition to the maths aspect. I was invited to do the interview including Online Case Experience before everything was shut down with Corona so I think they may have just changed the name of the test in some offices. I am preparing using BCG Potential test material, PST material and GMAT Quant workbook.

Hi,

I am also currently in the recruiting process with BCG and have interview day 1 coming up which consists of two interviews and the online case experience you mentioned. The sample that they sent me to prepare has the same structure and marking scheme as the BCG potential test with similar questions, although perhaps slightly more focused on logic/business sense analysis in addition to the maths aspect. I was invited to do the interview including Online Case Experience before everything was shut down with Corona so I think they may have just changed the name of the test in some offices. I am preparing using BCG Potential test material, PST material and GMAT Quant workbook.

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