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BCG Online Case Experience

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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Hello!

Hasn´t changed much actually even since the time I did it myself!

  • Takes overall 45 min
  • It´s done with a laptop
  • Emcompasses about 20-25 questions
    • It´s a test on a "business case", single choice system
    • You are given information both in texts and in figures (e.g., graphs, table)
    • Requieres both match skills and "strategic" skills

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

Hello!

Hasn´t changed much actually even since the time I did it myself!

  • Takes overall 45 min
  • It´s done with a laptop
  • Emcompasses about 20-25 questions
    • It´s a test on a "business case", single choice system
    • You are given information both in texts and in figures (e.g., graphs, table)
    • Requieres both match skills and "strategic" skills

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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.

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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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Hello,

I have some material that you can use to prepare, feel free to text me.

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Luca

Hello,

I have some material that you can use to prepare, feel free to text me.

Best,
Luca

Dear Luca, I have an interview with BCG and one of 3 parts is the online case. Would you share with my the materials? — Paulina on Mar 29, 2020

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Hi, feel free to text me. I have collected some material

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Hi, feel free to text me. I have collected some material

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Hi Antonello, I am intersted in the materials for BCG online case. I will have an interview with them soon. — Anonymous D on Mar 29, 2020

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