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Gibt es bei McKinsey noch den PST (Problem Solving Test)?

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Recent activity on Jun 15, 2017
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Alex asked on Oct 29, 2015

Hallo, ich frage mich, ob es in Deutschland noch den PST gibt? Ich habe von verschiedenen Quellen unterschiedliche Auskünfte. Hat sich jemand von euch vor kurzem bei McK beworben und da irgendwelche Erkenntnisse?

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Nico replied on Nov 06, 2015


in Deutschland wurde er laut HR in den meisten Büros abgeschafft und wenn, dann wird ein Test nur für bestimmte Practices verwendet. Die Aussage war von September '15.

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Michael replied on Jun 15, 2017
Preparing for an interview at McKinsey


ich habe eine Einladung zum Interview bei McKinsey erhalten, in der extra darauf hingewiesen wurde, dass der Problem Solving Test nicht Teil des Bewerbungsverfahrens sein wird.

Daher solltest du die Info vor dem Bewerbungsgespräch bekommen.

Beste Grüße


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replied on Oct 29, 2015
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I haven't heard anything about PST disappearing. If anything, the other consultancies are starting to test out additional ways to sort out the applicants vs. a simple case (e.g., BCG giving a PST-like test in some offices, a written one in others, and regular cases in the rest). In any case - you should still prepare for it, PST skills are always useful when you need to do math or estimations on the fly during the normal case interview :) Good luck!

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replied on Oct 29, 2015
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On the international website, McKinsey still refers to the PST - as far as I am concerned, it often depends on your specific background whether or not you will have to pass the PST as well. The relevant chapters for McKinsey PST preparation of a GMAT book (like GMAT official review guide) are: 1) Critical Reasoning, 2) Problem Solving und 3) Data Sufficiency 4) Integrated Reasoning (since 2012/2013) The integrated reasoning section will contain four question types: - Table Analysis questions ask you to analyze data in a sortable table or spreadsheet - Graphics Interpretation questions test your ability to get information from graphs and images - Multi-Source Reasoning questions test your ability to synthesize data from several sources - Two-Part Analysis questions ask you to find possible values for each of two variables You can get free PST samples and further prep material at

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Sophie replied on Nov 01, 2015

Meines Wissens nicht mehr.

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