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© PrepLounge: Written Case – A New Case Interview Trend?

Astrid asked on Jul 23, 2019 - 3 answers
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Dear community & experts,

Have you or your candidates come across written cases during your case interview process?

We are curious to find out if this is a recent trend in consulting and would love to hear your insights!



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Hi Astrid,

I have personally done a few written cases, and have coached people who did it.

Yes, there are definitely more companies using written cases now compared with a few years ago. However, only several companies (e.g. BCG, AT Kearney) are using this new format, and even within these companies, written case adoption varies across offices. For example, BCG does written case in some of its offices but not others.

It is hard to say how this trend will evolve in the next few years, but my guess is that it will continue to spread, but at a pretty slow pace.

Hi Leif, Thank you very much for your insights and evaluation. This helps us a lot. Best, Astrid — Astrid on Jul 25, 2019

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Hi Astrid,

there are indeed several companies that are using written cases as part of the interview process, although not for all the offices and countries. Some examples of companies with written cases for which I helped candidates with the preparation include:

  • BCG (eg Bruxelles)
  • Bain (eg Shanghai)
  • Monitor Deloitte (eg Zurich)
  • Roland Berger (eg Amsterdam)



Hi Francesco! Thanks a lot for the detailed insights including the companies and offices that have used written tests. This is really valuable information for us! Best, Astrid — Astrid on Jul 25, 2019

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Hi Astrid,

It's a very common type of cases - the mandatory part of the BCG interview.


Hi Vlad, thanks a lot for your quick answer! We highly appreciate your input. Best, Astrid — Astrid on Jul 25, 2019

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