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Hi experts,

There is a big variance in the quality of PST prepartion materials. Based on your experience, how would you sort by quality and resemblence to the actual PST the following preparation materials and tests? I'm not counting the official PST tests as they are obviously the best material.

Victor Cheng's tests, IGotanOffer tests, My Consulting Guru tests, MConsulting Prep materials.

Thank you

Vlad replied on 03/17/2018
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School

Hi,

  • Consulting Guru and MConsulting prep are easier than the actual PST (I have the versions that they were selling 3-4 years ago). Good to practice but can't predict the success.
  • Victor Cheng's tests are harder in Math (lot's of calculations), so if you do them, you'll be fine with an actual test.

Also pls note that stress is an important factor and you'll score at least 2-3 points lower on a real test, so it's better to use harder tests. Thus Cheng works better.

Best!

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