Do fit interview come before or after case interview in general?

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Anonymous A asked on Jan 06, 2019

Do fit interview come before or after case interview in general? Is it company dependent?

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Vlad
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replied on Jan 06, 2019
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Hi,

The main questions (Tell me about yourself, personal stories, etc) are at the beginning of the interview.

After the case, you can ask your questions to the interviewer - another important part of the fit interview.

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Lingyi on Jan 06, 2019

Thanks a lot!

Egor
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replied on Jan 06, 2019
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Dear A,

All interviews to MBBs consist of 3 parts, which come one after another:

  1. Fit interview (15 min)
  2. Case interview (30 min)
  3. Q&A (10 min)

The logic behind is the following: you should break the ice during the fit interview, and then it will help you to crack the case.

All the best,
Egor

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Lingyi on Jan 06, 2019

Thanks very much!

Clara
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replied on Jul 06, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

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