Does everyone that applies take the Imbellus/PST?

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Anonymous A asked on Aug 27, 2020

Does everyone that applies take the Imbellus/PST? Or are those distributed after the first screening?

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Robert
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replied on Aug 28, 2020
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Hi Anonmyous,

Distributed after the first screening - would be a waste of time for everyone involved to prepare and take the test if your application is sorted out in the first step already..

Hope that helps - if so, please be so kind and give it a thumbs-up with the green upvote below!

Robert

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Anonymous B on May 26, 2022

What is the estimated time between getting a call to take the test and passing the actual test? I mean I'm in cv prep step, and I'm confused wether I should start PSG preparation.

Ian
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replied on Aug 27, 2020
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Hi,

They're distributed after the first screening. So, if you've been asked to take it..well done!

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Giulia
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replied on Aug 27, 2020
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Hi,

the Imbellus/PST are given to the candidates that pass the CV screening, thus not all the people that apply have to do it, only the successful ones to the CV screening

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Francesco
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replied on Aug 28, 2020
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Hi there,

I know candidates who did not receive the invitation for the Imbellus, so at the moment the test is not sent to everyone by default.

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Best,

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Clara
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replied on Aug 29, 2020
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Hello!

No, indeed no. There are some candidates who skip it, those who come from specific recruting events.

In any case, Imbellus is the 1st cut. Hence, getting the invite is indeed good news.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Deniz
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replied on Aug 28, 2020
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Hi,

You first need to pass the screening stage (resume and cover letter review). Following this, not all candidates are invited to take the digital assessment or PST - for instance for some MBA schools (like INSEAD), McKinsey is skipping this stage and inviting the candidates to the first round of interviews.

Best,

Deniz

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Anonymous replied on Aug 30, 2020

Dear A,

If you pass CV screening, then you will get an inviatation for Imbellus/PST

Best,
André

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