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Anonymous A asked on Apr 28, 2021

Dear All,

I recently practiced the BCG Problem solving computer-based test (Greece Tourism). It has 23 questions that can be done in 45 mins. Every correct answer gets 3 points while the wrong answer -1.

I am wondering what is the minimum score to pass this screening approximately? It will be helpful to know this to help my preparation guide. Thank you so much

Note: Although, I am also aware that in some regions they might use online case screening. But it's still nice to get some benchmark on the minimum score of this type of screening

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Francesco
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updated an answer on Aug 14, 2021
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Hi there,

The rumored passing score is 70% of the total (approximately 48 points).

If you want to practice more on a real example of a BCG Potential Test, you can find the one I published below:

https://www.preplounge.com/en/shop/tests-2/bcg-potential-testonline-case-1-13

With this test you will be able to:

  • Prepare on the exact same format of the BCG Potential Test – 23 questions in 45 minutes
  • Identify your possible improvements thanks to detailed solutions for all the 23 questions
  • Practice on material tested by multiple candidates who did the test and successfully passed the Potential Test.

You can find a description with the difference between the Potential Test and the new BCG Online Case at the link below:

https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/has-anyone-taken-the-bcg-2021-potential-test-if-so-could-you-share-your-experience-which-industry-is-covered-9154

If you want to prepare for this new BCG Online Case (also called Chatbot Interview) in the best possible way, I created a guide exactly for that.

This guide will:

  • Show you the perfect strategy to answer the 5 types of questions in the Chatbot
  • Offer you a clear strategy to optimally structure the One-Way Video Assessment
  • Provide insider information from previous applicants who succeeded the Online Case
  • Structure a clear preparation plan based on 6 FREE PSTs and Potential Tests
  • Replicate the same experience of the interview thanks to 2 FREE Complete Chatbot Cases (Casey-style)

And much more ;)

You can download the guide instantly here:

 https://www.preplounge.com/en/shop/tests-2/bcg-online-case-secrets-69

 

3. BCG Online Case Secrets - Chatbot Interview.png

As an extra bonus, I am currently offering the BCG Potential Test #1 (worth $39) and Graph Analysis Cheat Sheet (worth $29) for free with the guide. That may change in the future so hurry up if you are interested ;)

If you need additional support or have any questions on the guide please feel free to PM me, I will reply within 12 hours. 

Best,

Francesco

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Ian
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updated an answer on Apr 29, 2021
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Hi there,

I totally understand why you'd like to know this. However, honestly, this is not a game worth playing! Just do your best - if you get most answers right, you should be good.

Now, in terms of preparation:

I have a simulation of the test. Feel free to message me and I can take you through it!

The best way is to really find online tests / questions and practice. Regardless as to whether is a new or old test, the principles are mostly 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 (feel free to message if you'd like any of these!)

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Florian
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replied on Apr 28, 2021
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Hey there,

There was never an official cut-off score that has been communicated, however, rumor has it that it was around 70%, with roughly 30% of candidates making the cut.

It was not an exact science since in some offices the results were only used in combination with the case and the fit interviews.

With the introduction of the Chatbot Case, the old preparation materials are still useful since they contain the same question types, evaluate the same skills, etc.

Cheers,

Florian

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Clara
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replied on Apr 30, 2021
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Hello!

Agree with other coaches, unfortunately, those numbers are not official and it´s just rumors, arround 3/4

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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