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McKinsey PST #3 by Riccardo

  • PST with 26 questions
  • Created by ex-MBB consultant Riccardo
  • Industries: Beverage, tourism, pharma

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

Delicious Juice
Fun Masters Ltd.
Pharma Inc.


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 2-13

Former MBB consultant and PrepLounge coach Riccardo made sure that the question types have the optimal difficulty.

Answer sheet for your practice
Page 14

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

Detailed answer key
Page 15-20

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

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About the Author of the Test


Content Creator

Ex-Bain | 8+ years MBB / Big4 Recruiter & Senior Interview Coach | Advanced Prep | MBA / Expert tracks |

  • IBM, KPMG, Tetra Pak, Unicredit Bank, Bain & Company
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  • United Kingdom

Riccardo is a former MBB consultant with 8+ years of experience in recruiting and coaching candidates up to partner level for top consulting firms worldwide, including MBB and Big 4. He has successfully supported hundreds of candidates in landing their dream job in consulting.

Riccardo runs company-specific consulting interview preparation programs across different career platforms and leading business schools in America, Europe and Asia. Thanks to his network and collaboration within the consulting and executive search industries, Riccardo provides candidates with the most up-to-date interview preparation requirements and techniques.

He is also the author of recruiting and interview preparation material, such as case study books, analytical tests and PSTs. Riccardo currently serves as a senior executive within the Food & Beverage sector after having matured experience across a wide range of industries.

Any open questions left? Check out our FAQ

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

    This practice test was developed by an experienced McKinsey consultant and has the same structure as the actual PST by McKinsey. The difficulty level is just right 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?

    Practice makes perfect, but your time is limited. This is why, you should 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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