PST test with Digital McKinsey

Anonymous A asked on Mar 05, 2018 - 4 answers

Hi there,

I am applying for a BA role with Digital McKinsey. Is the PST test something I should be preparing for, or is this only for generalist McKinsey positions?


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Anonymous replied on Mar 05, 2018

Hey anonymous,

Most likely yes (it doesn't apply only to generalist consultants), but the only way for you to be sure is if you confirm directly with your HR contact - no worries/damage at all in sending him/her an email asking about it.



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Hi Anonymous,

most likely yes but I would check with HR as that may depend by the country; the PST is not universally given, in some McKinsey offices it has been replace by SHL style test (for example in Italy).



Oisin replied on Mar 06, 2018

From my own experience I can confirm that even as an experienced hire you will be doing the PST.

I know that if going in as an experienced specialist (op's, PM etc.) you are exempt but the majority of candidates who apply have to complete the PST.

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You'll have the test unless:

  • Its MBA on-campus interviews
  • You are an experienced hire with years of experience
  • You are hired as an expert for an expert trek

I recommend you check with HR



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