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Alessandro
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replied on 09/19/2018
Bain & Company | University of Cambridge | CV/Resume writing | 770 GMAT

Hey there,

It really depends on so many factors - firm, location, position, etc...

In my experience, ~25% pass first round, and ~33% pass final round - so overall about 8% of candidates pass the interviews after passing the CV screen.

I wouldn't dwell on this, though - whether the percentage is 1% or 50%, MBB offices all have very high standards for applicants. It all comes down to your prep and your previous experiences.

Good luck!

Vlad replied on 09/19/2018
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School

Hi,

It depends on the company, office, role, economy and many other factors. I would roughly assume that the maximum 15-20% of the candidates get the offers after the CV stage

Best

Guennael replied on 09/19/2018
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews

3rd data point for you... at BCG Dallas a few years ago, there were roughly 60 applicants for 1 position - and I have no reason to believe it changed much since then. Even upon being brought back to a 2nd round, your odds were still around 20% at best.

One caveat before you lose hope though: consultancies have been doing so well lately, the limiting factor is now sometimes the number of qualified applicants -> versus leaner times, your odds are probably as good as they've been in a while

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