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Anonymous A asked on Feb 09, 2018 - 2 answers

Hello PreLoungers,

Have couple questions?

Have anyone gone through McKinsey expert interview? Tips?

Anyone gone through PAX interview? Tips?

Does the case interview differs for expert interview?

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Agree with Hemant. Similar experience with my candidates and friends:

  • Mine didn't have to write a PST though
  • All experts interviews had a mix of industry / non-industry cases
  • Industry specific questions on the interview. Although they never go too deep
  • Standard FIT interviews

For the industry expertise, I recommend you to find the industry POVs on the McKinsey web-site. You'll get a great perspective on what McKinsey is thinking about various industry issues. You should know the main metrics, benchmarks, and numbers in your country


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I have helped a candidate prep for an expert interview in OnG in the gulf region.

AFAIR, it was a combination of:

- phone interview followed by invitation for a PST.

- standard 2-4 rounds (based on region) of case interviews.

It seemed the case studies were very OnG centric but there was one non-OnG case (something on retail supply chain) that was asked. There were 2 partner interviews. A lot of Q&A around past experiences, industry contacts, can you bring new deals/etc, and fit-related Q&A as well.