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BCG Online Test

Rob asked on Oct 12, 2017 - 5 answers

Hello everyone,

Does anyone have any advice regarding BCG's online test?
- How is it structured?
- How to best prepare for it?

Apparently it is similar to GMAT and/or the McKinsey problem solving test. Practice materials would be highly appreciated!


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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

I have uploaded both test samples here (Online test is about airlines). I've also added BCG written case sample (Next round) and Bain written case:

As for particular recommendations for online test:

  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 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



Great advice, Vlad. Thank you very much for that as well as for the Dropbox materials. Highly appreciated! — Rob on Oct 13, 2017

Hi! I would very like to check those Dropbox materials. Could you, please, provide me the password? — Viktor on Mar 18, 2018

Hi, does anybody have the solution-sheet to the "BCG sample test"? Would be great to check my responses. Thanks — Max on Mar 25, 2018

Hi! Would it be possible to get the password to the dropox material? — Fahmida on Mar 27, 2018

Hello Vlad, what is the password to access the dropbox please ? I would highly appreciate to be able to check as well :) — Laura on Apr 16, 2018

Laura replied on Aug 08, 2018

Hi! I would like to check those Dropbox materials. Could you, please provide me the password?

Hi, please could you send me the password for the dropbox? — Ker on Sep 04, 2018 (edited)

Hi, do you finally got the password? Can you please send. Thank you :) — Anonymous on Sep 18, 2018

Can you please send me the password ? — Alex on Sep 25, 2018

Can you please send me the password? — Marco on Oct 25, 2018

Hİ, Could you please send me the password, too? Thank you! — Gizem on Nov 03, 2018

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Hi Rob,

I agree with Vlad; as additional elements on BCG online tests:

  • Commit to a time for each question, and go on if you surpass that time. If you do not set discipline, you will end eating too much time for some questions (these tests sometimes are actually structured to have some questions it is better to skip and review at the end). If time allows, you can then go back to the questions at the end.
  • Practice a lot of math before – it is normally a key component of all the tests
  • Use elimination process when in doubts in multiple choice question
  • Practice graph interpretation
  • Practice quick reading and quick understanding of key information only

Finally, remember you get penalized for wrong answers and should adapt your approach accordingly.



Hi, is there still anyone around with the password of the dropbox and solutions? Thanks! — Parisa on Oct 09, 2018

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Hi Rob,

I worked at BCG until recently.

If you like, we can have a call on it? Feel free to write me.

Best regards


Juan replied on Oct 05, 2019

Could you send me the password?

Thank you in advance

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