Can someone give me details about the timeline for BCG first round in New York? Thanks

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Anonymous A asked on Apr 23, 2019

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replied on Apr 28, 2019
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Hi Anonymous,

the typical structure of a first round is two interviews with a process made by:

  • Fit interview: 5-15 minutes
  • Case: 30-40 minutes
  • Your questions for the interviewer: 5 minutes

You can expect a small break between interviews. The total process usually takes a couple of hours.

Hope this helps,


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replied on Apr 25, 2019
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A highly possible scenario is that you will have 2 different interviews each consisting 15 minutes fit interview and 45 minutes case interview.


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replied on Apr 23, 2019
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Best bet is obviously to ask recruiting directly, but big picture:

1. You are told to arrive in the office in early morning or early afternoon

2. There will be 2 interviews

3. In case the interviews are not back-to-back (happens often), you will be offered to stay in a waiting room. Some junior consultants / associates will be staying there to keep you company

4. Snacks are also available if you want of course

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David on Apr 23, 2019

I am not sure what your level coming in is. I was just there for a first round. It is in Hudson Yards and you need to register both with security on the ground floor and reception at the BCG office. I would recommend arriving at least 30 minutes early. They will have you mill around the lobby/meeting area where you can get a coffee or snack for free. Your first interviewer will come and get you at the appropriate time. And then I was just handed off to the next interviewer when I was done.


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