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What is the most recommended source to prepare for BCG test?

Elisa asked on Apr 08, 2019 - 3 answers

I'm also willing to pay as long as they really reflect what the test will be like

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Serhat replied on Apr 21, 2019
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First, do the sample ones on the website.
Once you complete them, let me know. I can share additional sources for free.

Vlad replied on Apr 08, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School

Hi,

There are 2 types of BCG tests:

  1. GMAT-like test with questions similar to GMAT
  2. Online Test that is based on a case and has the questions closer to PST

I have uploaded both test samples here (Online test is about airlines). I've also added BCG written case sample (Next round) and Bain written case. (Message me asking for a password):

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zor4m49eyx5qxal/AABeUN6mtiGkWhEklRjszX2Oa?dl=0

As for particular recommendations for online test:

  1. Try to find as many people in your country as you can who have done the test. Ask them for the topic, industry, and questions they remember. For example in one of the countries there was a test about airlines and reading a couple of articles / company reports / wikipedia articles with industry terms could significantly improve performance
  2. Try to practice tests with strict time-management. McKinsey PST from the official web site and all mck and bcg -like tests you can find online
  3. Additional resources can be GMAT Integrated reasoning from the official guides and apps if you feel that you are not p[erforming well
  4. As far as I remember calculator is allowed on BCG test. Make sure you know how to simplify calculations and use it fast

Best!

Guennael replied on Apr 08, 2019
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews

Elisa - there is not much in terms of actual direct material, so many end up preparing the PST instead and hope it translates well.

Incidentally, for having worked with PrepLounge on their PST prep, I can assure you they are as truthful as any. [And I have no financial incentive to do so].

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