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McKinsey reapply timing

McKinsey Reapply mckinsey
New answer on Nov 30, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Jan 23, 2019

Hello, what is Mckinsey reapply rule? Is it like the BCG?

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replied on Jan 27, 2019
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Hi Anonymous,

the standard ban at McKinsey is 2 years; according to your performance, as for BCG, they may reduce the period to 1 year or 6 months. If that’s the case, the interviewer/HR will normally let you know the reduced period after the interviewer; if not specified otherwise, you can assume it is the standard period.

Hope this helps,


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replied on Jan 23, 2019
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews

2 ways to go at it:

1. Follow interviewer's guidance if any

2. Else, reapply when you have something else to offer (new degree, additional work experience / responsibilities)

Often the above will be 1 to 2 years

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replied on Jan 23, 2019
McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 350+ candidates secure MBB offers

Hi Anonymous,

this depends on the market you're considering. But generally MBB firms have similar timings in a given market. As usual - your best strategy is to reach out to recruiting at your taget McKinsey office and ask.

Cheers, Sidi

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replied on Nov 30, 2020
#1 MBB Coach(Placed 750+ in MBBs & 1250+ in Tier2)| The Only 360° coach(Ex-McKinsey+Certified Coach+Active recruiter)

Hi there,

Usually the ban period lasts 12-24 months. But you can contact HR and discuss your situation.

All the best,


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Anonymous replied on Aug 25, 2020

Dear A,

Normally, it's 12-18 month. But in every case, I would recommend you to contact HR first.


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replied on Jan 24, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School


It's 1-2 years depending on your situation. You can shortcut by:

  • Getting a degree (Masters / MBA)
  • Applying full-time vs the internship
  • Winning a local case competition (only relevant for some countries)


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