Where can i get access to sample cases to practice for written case interviews?

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Aayush asked on Sep 29, 2017

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Vlad
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replied on Apr 02, 2018
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Hi,

Here I've uploaded some written case samples here:

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

Ask me for a password

The best way to prepare is the following:

  1. Prepare for a regular case interview - it helps a lot. Basically, prep lounge website is about it
  2. Practice reading cases fast and prioritizing the information. I found useful two sources:
  • Written cases you'll be able to find in google or in case books. I've seen a couple in "Vault Guide to the Case Interview" and "Insead Business Admission Test"
  • Harvard cases - either buy or try to find online. You can find a couple of MIT cases here for free: https://mitsloan.mit.edu/LearningEdge/Pages/Case-Studies.aspx Unfortunately free cases don't have the prep questions.

Check if the calculator is allowed. So far it was. If not - you have to train mental math. Basically, you need to develop 3 calculation skills:

1) Learn how to multiply double digit numbers (google fast math tips or The Veda math).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYrgjMubh-c

2) Learn how to work with zeros. Best way - always use 10^power instead of zeros

Example:

300x9000 = 3*10ˆ2 x 9*10ˆ3=3x9*10ˆ(2+3)=27*10ˆ5

Handwritten it looks not that complicated. If you get used to writing all the numbers that way, you will never loose zeros and all multiplications/divisions will be replaced with + or -.

3) learn the division table up to 1/11 (i.e. 5/6 = 83.3%). It will help you calculate any percentage problems

4) Use math tools (Mimir math for iOS, Math tool on Viktor Cheng website) to practice. Train, train, and train again

Good luck!

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Disha on Apr 27, 2018

Hi Vlad, is there a password available?

Liyang on May 12, 2018

Hi Vlad, I will pass a first round of written case interview soon and eager to find some practice case samples. Could you share the password of your sources? Thanks a lot!

Yongwei on Jan 10, 2019

HI, Vlad, can you share me the password? Thank you so much!

DK on Jan 22, 2019

Looking for password as well!

C on Jan 29, 2019

Hello Vlad, could I please get the password as well? Thank you!

Sidi
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replied on Mar 11, 2020
McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 300+ candidates secure MBB offers

Hi! I believe there are a couple of such written Case examples that can be purchased here on Preplounge. Have a look under "Resources". I do also have a couple of examples of such tests used by BCG and Bain which I use in my focus coachings.

Cheers, Sidi

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Luca
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replied on Feb 29, 2020
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Hello,

Feel free to text me to receive a couple of real samples.

Best,
Luca

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Esther on Mar 03, 2020

Would you be so kind to provide me with some real examples?

Anonymous on Jun 30, 2020

Hello Luca, could you share with me some real samples? Thank you!

Amanda on Sep 05, 2020

Hi Luca! Could you please share some samples of written cases with me?

Miguel on Nov 09, 2020

Hi Luca, Could you please some cases with me? I have my final interview (written case) this Friday and need some cases for prep. Thanks

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Egwolo on Nov 14, 2020

Hi Luca, Please can you help me with sample written cases?

Clara
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replied on Oct 31, 2020
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Hello, if you look for written case in the Q&A you will see multiple resources

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Nathaniel
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replied on Mar 11, 2020
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Hello there,

Just to add on Sidi's suggestion, several prep casebooks from MBA schools typically have such case types as well.

Hope it helps.

Kind regards,
Nathan

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Wolla replied on Feb 12, 2020

Hi Vlad, would you mind sharing the password? Thank you for your work!

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