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McKinsey PST #1 by PrepLounge

  • PST with 26 questions
  • Created by ex-McKinsey consultants
  • Industries: Retail, energy, franchise

Is this product the right choice for you?

If you are invited by McKinsey to take their Problem Solving Test as part of the screening process, congratulations! You have made the first hurdle. To make it to the next round, you will have to face the extrem time pressure that awaits you during the test. Therefore, a good level of preparation and exercise is necessary for you. This challenging PST will help you during your practice as it is perfectly structured and up-to-date in order to optimize your PST performance. What are you waiting for? Get started!

Business Scenarios in the Test



Page 1

Get a short overview of the practice test, the instructions and rules you will face during McKinsey‘s PST.

26 multiple-choice questions
Page 2-14

Working with a team of experienced McKinsey consultants, we made sure that the question types have the optimal difficulty.

Answer sheet for your practice
Page 15

In the answer sheet, you can note your answers and calculate your final points.

Detailed answer key
Page 16-19

Use the detailed explanations in the attached answer key to understand your mistakes and learn for the next practice round.

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Any open questions left? Check out our FAQ

  • How close is this practice test to the actual McKinsey PST?

    Our practice PSTs are developed by experienced McKinsey consultants and have the same structure as the actual PST by McKinsey. Furthermore, we ensured that the level of difficulty is optimal to prepare you for the real test. You will get challenging questions that are not easier than McKinsey’s PST, so you will not get any surprises on your test day.

  • How can I implement this test in my McKinsey PST practice?

    Our philosophy at PrepLounge is: Practice makes perfect. But we know that your time is limited. This is why we recommend you to go through the McKinsey PST guide first in order to understand the test. Then, you should go through as many practice PSTs as you can. Use the free material by McKinsey as well as our different practice tests for an optimal test preparation.

  • Is it necessary for me to practice for McKinsey‘s PST?

    Sadly, many candidates make the mistake of completely neglecting the PST preparation and thus, fail in landing their dream McKinsey job offer. McKinsey’s PST is no rocket science, but due to the immense time pressure, a thorough practice is necessary. You will regret it if you underestimate it!

  • Can you give me more information on McKinsey‘s PST?

    If you haven't already, check out the article Battle against McKinsey’s PST - 10 Essential Tips to Get Outstanding Results. For further questions on the test, feel free to ask on the Consulting Q&A!

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