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Anonymous A asked on Aug 20, 2020

Hello Community,

I would like to ask you if the recruting process for the Singapore BCG Office entails an online math/logical test or a gamified assessment like the Imbellus for McK. If yes, what kind of test is that? How is it composed? How would you prepare for that. Thank you so much in advance

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Ian
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replied on Aug 20, 2020
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Hi there,

Yes, you should expect the BCG Online Test. The best way to be clear on this is to ask HR what you should expect for the interview.

That being said, you are likely to have to take a 1-hour version of the BCG online test, which includes you taking a multiple-choice test as well as completing a video recording.

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.

There an excellent guide:

https://www.myconsultingoffer.org/case-study-interview-prep/bcg-online/

I also have a practice test - shoot me a message and I can send it your way!

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Antonello
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replied on Sep 01, 2020
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Hi, I have some material to share. Feel free to text me

Best,
Antonello

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Francesco
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updated an answer on Aug 30, 2021
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Hi there, 

The Singapore office uses the new BCG Online Case (also called the Chatbot Interview). It is a 8-10 questions test structured in 2 parts:

  • 8-10 questions to be taken in 25-30 minutes
  • 1 video interview question at the end, where you have to provide a recommendation

The main differences compared to the previous version (BCG Potential Test) are the following:

  1. 8-10 questions instead of 23
  2. 25-30 min instead of 45
  3. Calculators allowed
  4. Presence of open questions
  5. Video sum up at the end

The main challenges based on the candidates I helped are the following:

  1. Time. Questions are not particularly difficult, however you will feel time constraints also due to the fact you don’t know how difficult the next questions could be - thus how much time they may require
  2. Chatbot interaction. Unlike a test like the McK PST, you cannot proceed “at your own pace”. You will have to follow the evolution of the test as questions are revealed one by one
  3. Math. Candidates often find the math quite challenging given the time constraint

If you want to prepare 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

 

6. 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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Anonymous updated the answer on Sep 04, 2020

Hi A,

There is no problem in asking HR about the upcoming interview to get an idea of what to expect.

You can actually start preparing for BCG and similar tests to get really well prepared. There are plenty of free tests on the internet that you could take as a real example. Here are some tips that will help you to prepare for the test in whole:

1. Carefully select and make a list of your practice material.

2. Practice quick math.

3. Improve your data analyzing and graph reading skills.

4. Learn how to speed-read.

5. Practice under limted real time conditions.

Wish you luck in the test passing!

Best,

Andre

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