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BCG Potential Test - Calculator Allowed

Someone asked on Oct 01, 2018 - 3 answers

Hi everyone,

I'm gonna take the BCG Potential Test (45mins - 23 questions) with calculator is allowed during the test. Should I spend less time to practice math ? because the calculator is already there

Thank you

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David replied on Oct 01, 2018

I took the test just two weeks ago. Yes, spend more time brushing up on your logic since you can use a calculator. Doesn't make sense putting in effort practising mental sums when you have a calculator.

My test was 80% logic, 20% simple calculations.

Alessandro
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replied on Oct 01, 2018
Bain & Company | University of Cambridge | CV/Resume writing | 770 GMAT

You are answering your own question - since calculator is allowed, you don't necessarily have to spend as much time prepping for actual fast computations. However, you still should dedicate time to quickly setting up equations.

Additionally, if you will also be applying to McKinsey, the PST is non-calculator - so you may still want to practice this - although if your BCG test is coming up very soon, you could de-prioritise.

Hope this helps!

Tung replied on Oct 01, 2018

I was also allowed to use calculator during the test. I didn't touch it much tho. The test was logic-heavy, there isn't much calculation.

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