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New answer on Jul 16, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Apr 18, 2019

Hello,

I qualified to the final round interviews with BCG, I was told final round consists of 2*45 mins cases plus an online test 45 mins 23 Questions.

Any idea about the online test in Dubai/Doha offices, anyone knows if the calculators are allowed to be used?

Also I don't have much time the interview is in a couple days does anyone know where to practice live cases? Never did a single live one yet

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Serhat
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replied on Apr 20, 2019
BCG | Kellogg MBA |82% Success rate| 450+ case interview| 5+ year consulting | 30+ projects in ~10 countries

Hi there,

Having worked for Dubai Office for 2 different projects and also worked with many candidates got an offer from Dubai Office, the first time I am hearing that the final round is consisting online test.

Calculators are not allowed for that test, I can provide you useful resources to prepare for. Feel free to message me.

I strongly recommend you to reschedule your interview date. Happy to talk about how you can do it in detail.

Best
Serhat

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Vlad
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replied on Apr 19, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

1) How did you make it to the final round without solving a case?

2) Pls reschedule if you've never done the live cases. You need at least 2-3 weeks to prepare

3) For the testL

  1. Try to find as many people in your country as you can who have done the test. Ask them for the topic, industry, and questions they remember. For example in one of the countries there was a test about airlines and reading a couple of articles / company reports / wikipedia articles with industry terms could significantly improve the performance
  2. Try to practice tests with strict time-management. McKinsey PST from the official web site and all mck and bcg -like tests you can find online
  3. Additional resources can be GMAT Integrated reasoning from the official guides and apps if you feel that you are not p[erforming well
  4. As far as I remember calculator is allowed on BCG test. Make sure you know how to simplify calculations and use it fast

I have uploaded both test samples here (Online test is about airlines). I've also added BCG written case sample (Next round). Message me to ask for a password

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

Best!

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Samer on Apr 19, 2019
Hi Vlad, Thank you for your response. I am astonished my self at how I made it so far. my first round 2 couses did not go that well. One of them was okay the other was awful yet I still made it. I already confirmed and it would be impossible to reschedule. I will just go there and try my best regardless of the situation

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Clara
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replied on Jul 16, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

Hello!

I would practice leveraging GMAT.

GMAT unfortunately only gets better with practicing. Good news is that there are many ways of doing so!

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/)

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Anonymous replied on Jul 09, 2020

Hello A!

The BCG online case is very similar to a regular case the only difference being that your direction in the business case is guided by the questions being asked. So it will be similar to an "interviewer-led" case format. There are a lot of resources online for case solving and all you need to do is Google. If you want to sharpen your case skills in general I would recommend Victor Cheng's Case Interview Secrets by Victor Cheng and his book.

However, since the BCG Online Case is also a single-choice test, you can also use this format to your advantage. You’ll receive+3 points for correct answers and -1 for wrong answers. Currently, the inofficial cut-off score is below 70-75%.

Message me if you have any other specific questions and all the best!

Best,

André

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