What does PA-Interview (in German) mean?

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Anonymous A asked on May 02, 2017

Hi All,

I've just got the names of two interviewers for my 1st round of interview in MBB in Germany.

After the second interviewer's name it says 'Live im Büro PA-Interview'. (After the first one it says 'Generalisten Interview').

Can anyone explain what does PA-Interview and 'Live' mean in this context?

Thanks!

P.S. I could not find anything in Internet and kind of do not want to ask them :)

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Chris
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updated an answer on May 03, 2017
Ex-BCG Consultant / Interviewed 100+ applicants at BCG / Received offers from McK (US) and BCG (DE)

Hi!

are you applying for an expert position?

At BCG, "PA" means "Practice Area" - so this would be an interview focussed on your knowledge (in the respective PA)

Does this make sense in your situation?

"Live" likely means that it's an in-person interview (in contrast to video conference/ online test)

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David on May 03, 2017

PA explanation sounds reasonable, but Live seems little bit confusing. I usually use live when it is videoconferencing. If it is normal in-person interview why they had to mention Live at all. I will know better when I am there :) Thanks again for your answer it was helpful