BCG test

Margherita asked on Dec 13, 2015 - 4 answers
Looking for solid partner. Currently preparing for BCG interview coming soon. Practiced over 30 cases.

Hey there!

Does anyone know how BCG test is organised? I've got very controversial information so far:

- online case study, 45 miin, 23 questions

- written numerical test GMAT-like + logical test, about 25-30 min each

Do you know which is the current version? How should I prepare? By the way, I've applied to the Italian and UK offices.



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Carlo replied on Dec 25, 2015

Hey Margherita,

I've done the BCG on-line test at the end of Sept within my university (Politecnico).There was no numerical test, only a study case with 23 questions / 45 min (or less).

Each question had multiple choice answers, and you had info material whit charts and data to read from - no calculator allowed.

Personally I found it tricky and quite difficoult, especially for the small amount of time available. After all I achieved a great "mark" and now I am through the recruiting process.

If you need further info PM me!


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One year ago (November 2014) the structure was as follows:

1st round: paper-based numerical test SHL-like + the dreaded "traffic lights" test . You have to pass both to continue the selection process

2nd round: just before or after the interviews you'll be required to take a computer-based test similar to McKinsey's PST

I hope that helps,


Hi Giuseppe, do you have any suggestions for the SHL test? I have it in 12 days. — S. on Feb 02, 2018

Wardhana Sasangka replied on Dec 17, 2015

I just took the BCG potential test last month (Jakarta office). It was 45 minutes to solve 23 questions.

Hi, I hope your account is still active. I scheduled for BCG potential test next week in Jakarta office. Do you mind if you share more detail about your test? Thank you — Andra on Jul 06, 2017

It has been a while since I took that test. Do you have any specific question regarding the test? — Wardhana Sasangka on Jul 07, 2017

Ah yes, do you have any study materials or sample for this test? How difficult is the test compared to other written test such as McK PST? (if you have taken any) — Andra on Jul 07, 2017

I think I have few sample questions from various sources (mostly from google). I can send it to you later today (let me know your email address). I find that the BCG test is more difficult than McK PST for three reasons. First, they will deduct a point if you answer wrongly. Second, most (if not all) questions are related. Later questions often requires the right answers from former questions. Third, the questions are displayed on a computer. — Wardhana Sasangka on Jul 07, 2017

Great! please check your message — Andra on Jul 07, 2017

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