reapplied to MBB after 6 months

BCG McKinsey and Bain
New answer on Aug 27, 2019
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Alex asked on Aug 26, 2019

Hi all,

A half-year ago, i've failed 1st round of interview at MBB. And they emailed me saying i should wait out for 1,5-2 years before i can apply.

However, recently i've applied again and got invited to take the initial problem solving test.

Should i go there or it's too risky?

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Francesco
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replied on Aug 27, 2019
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Hi Alex,

since they invited you, I don’t see reasons why you should not take the test; worst case, they will ask you to continue the process later on at a certain point.

They may ask you during the interview how you improved compared to six months ago, thus be sure to prepare for that question.

Best,

Francesco

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Deniz
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Hi Alex,

You absolutely have nothing to lose, as they are most likely considering you for the next round of intakes (compared to your previous application).

Best of luck,

Deniz

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Anonymous A replied on Aug 26, 2019

Go for it! Formally, this is just a suggestion, meaning there is no official rule which says you can only be invited after 1.5 years. I see no reason why you should not go.

May I ask whether your 1st round interview as well as your current PST are for US-offices of McKinsey? Also, did you apply via referral?

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