I didn´t pass McKinsey first round this year, but they told me that I do fit the profile they are looking for according to my experience and FIT part, and I should work more on my expertise (it was a expert track role).
They told me that I can apply again next year, but they can't garantee an interview since they don´t know their recruiting needs next year, but then again normally there would be any problem. Lots of conversational tricks, I know.
So I wonder, how many times can you be rejected by MBB? for example, if the second time they rejected you, do they see you as non-MBB material and won´t wanna interview you ever again?