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Does anyone have written case prep material for final round interviews?

Anonymous A asked on Apr 02, 2018

I have a final round interview with AlixPartners, and they have written case interviews. I can't seem to find any good practice written cases online...I've gone through quite a few excellent threads here on PrepLounge, but it would also be great to have some practice resources. Thanks!

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Vlad replied on Apr 02, 2018
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Hi,

Here I've uploaded some written case samples here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zor4m49eyx5qxal/AABeUN6mtiGkWhEklRjszX2Oa?dl=0

Ask me for a password

The best way to prepare is the following:

  1. Prepare for a regular case interview - it helps a lot. Basically, prep lounge website is about it
  2. Practice reading cases fast and prioritizing the information. I found useful two sources:
  • Written cases you'll be able to find in google or in case books. I've seen a couple in "Vault Guide to the Case Interview" and "Insead Business Admission Test"
  • Harvard cases - either buy or try to find online. You can find a couple of MIT cases here for free: https://mitsloan.mit.edu/LearningEdge/Pages/Case-Studies.aspx Unfortunately free cases don't have the prep questions.

Check if the calculator is allowed. So far it was. If not - you have to train mental math. Basically, you need to develop 3 calculation skills:

1) Learn how to multiply double digit numbers (google fast math tips or The Veda math).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYrgjMubh-c

2) Learn how to work with zeros. Best way - always use 10^power instead of zeros

Example:

300x9000 = 3*10ˆ2 x 9*10ˆ3=3x9*10ˆ(2+3)=27*10ˆ5

Handwritten it looks not that complicated. If you get used to writing all the numbers that way, you will never loose zeros and all multiplications/divisions will be replaced with + or -.

3) learn the division table up to 1/11 (i.e. 5/6 = 83.3%). It will help you calculate any percentage problems

4) Use math tools (Mimir math for iOS, Math tool on Viktor Cheng website) to practice. Train, train, and train again

Good luck!

Hi Vlad, is there a password available? — Disha on Apr 27, 2018

Hi Vlad, I will pass a first round of written case interview soon and eager to find some practice case samples. Could you share the password of your sources? Thanks a lot! — Liyang on May 12, 2018

HI, Vlad, can you share me the password? Thank you so much! — Yongwei on Jan 10, 2019

Looking for password as well! — DK on Jan 22, 2019

Hello Vlad, could I please get the password as well? Thank you! — C on Jan 29, 2019