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Got an invite for in-person (now zoom only) LEK numerical reasoning test - already passed the Applied

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New answer on Nov 09, 2021
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Anonymous A asked on Nov 11, 2020

Hi! I´ve just received an invite for LEK numerical reasoning test (This is not Applied platform as I´ve already passed it)- in the description it says NO calculator and that it will be similar to GMAT quantitative section- any ideas on how to prepare for it or any topics from GMAT I should have a look at?
Thank you very much !

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replied on Nov 12, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut


GMAT & the similar tests (like this one you are referring to with LEK), unfortunately only gets better with practicing. Good news is that there are many ways of doing so!

There are free exams in the internet that you can use for practice (the one of LBS MBA page, Verits prep, as well as some free trials for courses such as the one of The Economist (

Hope it helps!



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replied on Nov 11, 2020
#1 BCG coach | MBB | Tier 2 | Digital, Tech, Platinion | 100% personal success rate (8/8) | 95% candidate success rate

Hi there!

First, good luck!

Now, there are two parts to this...Virtual Testing and the Numerical Test


As a general guide, pretty much all of the rules you can think of that apply to in-person interviews are the same for virtual interviews!

Some key things to remember for video interviews:

  • Make sure you have a strong internet connection
  • Make sure your sound+video work
  • Have a good desk space and keep using paper for solving the case,
  • Make sure you'll be in a quiet space with no distractions
  • Still dress for the occasion

Numerical Test

The online tests across companies and across time are very similar

Format? Somewhat. Content and what's required from you ability-wise? Not at all.

The best way is to really find online tests / questions and practice. Regardless as to whether is a new or old test, the principles are mostly the same:

  • Time management (need to think quick)
  • Business knowledge/context (incl key formulas)
  • Critical thinking (answers that are very similar to each other...clues "hidden" in the text)
  • Ability to interpret data/charts

Think of it as a merge of a case and the GMAT/GRE.

You need to be clear on some key case-related and account formulas (margin, growth, breakeven, etc) as well as be good at critically understanding the question (including nuance to questions) and parsing through complicated text with a fair amount of distraction.

You'll also need to be good at chart/graph reading.

The (old) McKinsey PST, BCG Online Test, Bain SOVA test, etc. are all quite similar so leverage resources across all of them.

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replied on Nov 11, 2020
Accenture, Deloitte | Precision Case Prep | Experienced Interviewer & Career Coach | 15 years professional experience

Nice congrats! Others have asked similar questions in the forum in the past couple of days. Please search the forum and have a look at these:


All the best.

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Anonymous C replied on Nov 09, 2021

Hey, I just received the Zoom Virtual test as well. How did it go for you and how did you practice? 


Any guidance will be helpful! 



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replied on Dec 21, 2020
#1 MBB Coach(Placed 750+ in MBBs & 1250+ in Tier2)| The Only 360 coach(Ex-McKinsey + Certified Coach + Active recruiter)

Hello there!

I would suggest paying attention to graphs and charts interpretation together with integrated reasoning.

Have you already passed it?


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