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BCG Online Assessment Test - Italy

BCG BCG Potential Test Online Assessment
Most recent answer on Dec 29, 2021
The best answer (on Dec 29, 2021) is from:
Hagen
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Bain Project Leader and interviewer for 7+ years | >95% success rate | mentor and coach for 6+ years
Hagen
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gave the best answer on Dec 29, 2021
Bain Project Leader and interviewer for 7+ years | >95% success rate | mentor and coach for 6+ years
Hi there, First of all, congratulations on the invitation by BCG! This is indeed an interesting question which is probably relevant for quite a lot of users, so I am happy to provide my perspective on it: Generally spea ... (read entire answer)
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on Dec 29, 2021 on Dec 29, 2021
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BCG type of case: London office

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Most recent answer on Oct 22, 2021
The best answer (on Oct 21, 2021) is from:
Pedro
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Bain | EY-Parthenon | Roland Berger | FIT | Market Sizing | Former Head Recruiter
Pedro
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gave the best answer on Oct 21, 2021
Bain | EY-Parthenon | Roland Berger | FIT | Market Sizing | Former Head Recruiter
The online test should be the online case (the chatbot one).
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on Oct 22, 2021 on Oct 22, 2021
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What are the differences between BCG potential test with McKinsey PST?

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Question edited on Sep 05, 2021
The best answer (on Aug 29, 2018) is from:
Egor
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Collected McKinsey & BCG offers/ Ex-McKinsey consultant/Harvard/WBS/MSU
Egor
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gave the best answer on Aug 29, 2018
Collected McKinsey & BCG offers/ Ex-McKinsey consultant/Harvard/WBS/MSU
Hi Ben, Both BCG and McK tests are similar: there are 4 stories with a pack of analysis attached. It includes graph analysis part, calculations, synthesis for each story. However recently BCG started using GMAT-like q ... (read entire answer)
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on Sep 05, 2021 on Sep 05, 2021
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BCG test

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Question edited on Sep 05, 2021
Anonymous H gave the best answer on Mar 21, 2017
The reason why BCG potential test is so difficult is because of the time constraint. So what I did was work on any questions from the BCG potential test I could find and try to solve them super quickly. For example, t ... (read entire answer)
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on Sep 05, 2021 on Sep 05, 2021
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BCG Potential Test: How to prepare in 6 months?

BCG BCG Potential Test
Most recent answer on Aug 31, 2021
The best answer (on Dec 16, 2020) is from:
Ian
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MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Ian
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gave the best answer on Dec 16, 2020
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi there, Ok, this is very important. 6 months is way too much time to just study for this test! Rather, you need to build your overall business knowledge/acumen, critical thinking skills, casing ability, etc. Thi ... (read entire answer)
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on Aug 31, 2021 on Aug 31, 2021
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Material for BCG Potential Test?

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Question edited on Aug 29, 2021
The best answer (on Nov 20, 2017) is from:
Vlad
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McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
Vlad
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Content Creator
gave the best answer on Nov 20, 2017
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
Hi, Depending on the role and country it will be either GMAT type test or a more sophisticated case type test. I've uploaded both examples: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zor4m49eyx5qxal/AABeUN6mtiGkWhEklRjszX2Oa?dl=0 ... (read entire answer)
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on Aug 29, 2021 on Aug 29, 2021
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Prep materials for BCG Potential Test

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Question edited on Aug 29, 2021
The best answer (on Oct 13, 2018) is from:
Guennael
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Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews
Guennael
Expert
gave the best answer on Oct 13, 2018
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews
PrepLounge has solid materials to prepare for the McK PST, these tests are similar enough that prepping for one will also get you ready for the other.
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on Aug 29, 2021 on Aug 29, 2021
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BCG potential tests

BCG Potential Test
Question edited on Aug 21, 2021
The best answer (on Oct 15, 2020) is from:
Ian
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MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Ian
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gave the best answer on Oct 15, 2020
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi there, First: There's not much preparation to do for the potential test other than get familiar with the format and prepare for case interviews. Second: For any application you should be ready to interview in day ... (read entire answer)
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on Aug 21, 2021 on Aug 21, 2021
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BCG Potential test

BCG Potential Test
Question edited on Aug 21, 2021
The best answer (on Aug 21, 2021) is from:
Francesco
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Francesco
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gave the best answer on Aug 21, 2021
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi Anonymous, The BCG Online Case - also called Potential Test in some offices - is a multiple choice computer test with 23 questions to be answered in 45 minutes. It has one single case only. You receive +3 for each ri ... (read entire answer)
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on Aug 21, 2021 on Aug 21, 2021
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BCG Online Case Experience

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Most recent answer on Jul 23, 2021
The best answer (on Aug 09, 2021) is from:
Francesco
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#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Francesco
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Aug 09, 2021
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi there, The new BCG Online Case (also called Chatbot Interview) is a new 8-10 questions test BCG started to use in 2019 and now expanded globally. It is structured in 2 parts: 8-10 questions to be taken in 25-30 minut ... (read entire answer)
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on Jul 23, 2021 on Jul 23, 2021
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BCG Potential Test Sample Question

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Most recent answer on Jul 02, 2021
The best answer (on Jul 02, 2021) is from:
Ian
Expert
Content Creator
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Ian
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Jul 02, 2021
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi Floyd, In regards to #1 you have to figure out what % of total revenues the "Other Costs" equals. The NBA's other costs are $10M and they have total revenues of $65M (5+10+50). As such, their other costs are 15.38% ... (read entire answer)
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on Jul 02, 2021 on Jul 02, 2021
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BCG potential test, Bain GMAT and written case, Mckinsey Imbellus

BCG Potential Test McKinsey PST written case
Most recent answer on Feb 04, 2021
The best answer (on Nov 11, 2019) is from:
Antonello
Expert
Content Creator
McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
Antonello
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Nov 11, 2019
McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
Hi, McK Imbellus is a sort of game and no preparation is needed BCG potential test: when you finish all the mock test you can find on the internet, PST is a good exercise Bain math and verbal test: training with ... (read entire answer)
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on Feb 04, 2021 on Feb 04, 2021
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Should I prepare for PST(and other similar test)

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Most recent answer on Jan 07, 2021
The best answer (on Jan 06, 2021) is from:
Ian
Expert
Content Creator
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Ian
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Jan 06, 2021
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi there, I think the other coaches here are a bit confused by your question. Yes, you need to prepare for tests LIKE the McK PST. These are known as online assessments. The other Answers are talking about Imbellus, ... (read entire answer)
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on Jan 07, 2021 on Jan 07, 2021
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BCG London Quantitative Reasoning Test

BCG Potential Test
Most recent answer on Nov 27, 2020
The best answer (on Oct 26, 2020) is from:
Ian
Expert
Content Creator
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Ian
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Oct 26, 2020
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Honestly, all of these online tests are very similar Format? Somewhat. Content and what's required from you ability-wise? Not at all. The best way is to really find online tests / questions and practice. Regardl ... (read entire answer)
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on Nov 27, 2020 on Nov 27, 2020
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Mckinsey PST Test and BCG Potential Test

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Most recent answer on Nov 20, 2020
Anonymous gave the best answer on Dec 27, 2017
Hi, At BCG Germany everyone takes the quantitative test. Essentially, this test is about conducting a case study with specific quantitative questions. The objective is to test some deep dives that are might not be fr ... (read entire answer)
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on Nov 20, 2020 on Nov 20, 2020
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BCG Test Importance

BCG Potential Test
Most recent answer on Nov 20, 2020
The best answer (on Feb 25, 2019) is from:
Vlad
Expert
Content Creator
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
Vlad
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Feb 25, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
Hi, Like any other test - it has a cut-off score. Otherwise, there would be no purpose in taking the test. Best
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on Nov 20, 2020 on Nov 20, 2020
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What is the cut-off rate at the BCG potential test?

BCG BCG Potential Test
Most recent answer on Nov 19, 2020
The best answer (on Jan 22, 2018) is from:
Vlad
Expert
Content Creator
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
Vlad
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Jan 22, 2018
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
Hi, You'll never know the exact number since there is a range of factors that influence the cut-off: Country (office) Role (Associate, consultant) Economic cycle / hiring needs Best,
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on Nov 19, 2020 on Nov 19, 2020
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Notetaking with Pen and Paper during BCG Potential Test?

BCG Potential Test notetaking paper
Most recent answer on Oct 22, 2020
Anonymous B gave the best answer on Oct 16, 2018
I recently took the BCG Potential Test. You are put in a room with a computer to do the test as well as pen and paper. Depending on the office you might be able to use a calculator, you can ask the HR about that. ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 22, 2020 on Oct 22, 2020
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BCG Potential Test

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Most recent answer on Oct 15, 2020
Anonymous gave the best answer on Oct 14, 2020
To calculate gross margin subtract Cost from total revenue and divide that number by total revenue. In other words, divide the profit by the total revenue. So in the case of the NBA it would be 5/65, and for EBL 4/42 ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 15, 2020 on Oct 15, 2020
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BCG Test Milano

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Most recent answer on Sep 22, 2020
The best answer (on Sep 22, 2020) is from:
Luca
Expert
Content Creator
BCG |NASA | SDA Bocconi & Cattolica partner | GMAT expert 780/800 score | 200+ students coached
Luca
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Sep 22, 2020
BCG |NASA | SDA Bocconi & Cattolica partner | GMAT expert 780/800 score | 200+ students coached
Ciao! Il test in uso uttualmente è un'insieme di quesiti di logica numerica e ragionamento verbale, sullo stampo di SHL. Sentiti libero/a di contattarmi se vuoi approfondire come poter preparare il test e ricevere supp ... (read entire answer)
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on Sep 22, 2020 on Sep 22, 2020
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