Mckinsey PST Test and BCG Potential Test

BCG BCG Potential Test McKinsey McKinsey PST
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Anonymous A asked on Dec 27, 2017

Hello Prep Lounge Community,

In relation with MCK PST test, i heard some candidates are not required to take it while some do, may i know how is this determined?

Also what about BCG? How do BCG decide who needs to take the potential test?

Thanks and regards,

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Anonymous replied on Dec 27, 2017


At BCG Germany everyone takes the quantitative test. Essentially, this test is about conducting a case study with specific quantitative questions. The objective is to test some deep dives that are might not be frequently tested in the verbal interviews. Focus is on logical reasoning and quick quantitative thinking.



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replied on Dec 27, 2017
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School


In McKinsey for the consulting roles, you are NOT required to write PST in the following cases:

  • You win a case competition that has interview invitation as a prize
  • It's a recruitment process on MBA campus
  • You are an experienced hire (Although this is different across the offices and even within one office depending on how experienced you are)
  • You are an experienced hire for particular practices (e.g. implementation, restructuring, etc)


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replied on Nov 20, 2020
Ex-Mckinsey|Certified Career Coach |Placed 500+ candidates at MBB & other consultancies

Usually, everyone needs to take a test. This is a cut-off score or condition for the next round.

In some cases, experienced hires can skip it.

Are you applicant for an entry position?


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