case interview questions

BCG Practice Case Interview Session

A student who received an interview from BCG recently asked me about how a practice case study interview works. This is an interview where you practice with a BCG associate prior to your actual interview. The reader was curious about how you prepare for this practice session and if it is truly a practice [...]

BCG Interview Questions and Answers

I received this email from a student that recently had a final round interview with BCG and got stuck on the questions in this round. What follows is this student’s story as well as my advice on how to regain confidence before their next case interview. Student’s Story First of all, I would like [...]

Consulting Interview Questions

You can perform better in a consulting interview by having an upfront preview of what types of questions might be thrown your way. Below you’ll find nine categories of questions and a few tips on areas worth exploring within each: 1) Profitability Profitability cases directly tackle the amount of money a business is generating. For [...]

Market Sizing Questions

How do you solve market sizing cases with the appropriate level of detail? My advice is you set the assumptions (define them explicitly) and generally you get about five minutes, up to ten minutes max to do this. Further segmentation leads to greater accuracy, but sometimes you don’t need greater accuracy — in which case, [...]

Case Interview Practice Tip – Record Yourself and Listen to Your Performance

Recently a student sent me this case interview practice suggestion about recording and then analyzing your own performance in a case interview. I think this is a great idea and wish I had thought if it myself when I was preparing. Below is the student’s tip as well as my response where I go [...]

McKinsey PST: (Practice Question and Answer)

One of the skills that’s being tested during a case interview is something I call data sufficiency. Basically, you have a bunch of data and the question is do you have ENOUGH data to make a particular conclusion. This is certainly something that is tested during a live, in-person, face-to-face case interview. It is also [...]


The PARADE Method ™ is an approach to answering resume-oriented job interview questions. It is an approach I developed that is tailored for answering these questions in job interviews for management consulting, as well as interviews for senior executive positions in industry. It can be used by candidates to prepare concise and powerful answers to [...]

Example Boston Consulting Group Interview Question

I recently received an email from a reader about being rejected by Boston Consulting Group and how he could have better answered the case interview question he was given to help him practice for his next interview with Bain. The case interview question he was given was this: A trucking company in China had GM [...]

Case in Point

Question: Victor, first, thank you so much for the resources you’ve provided.  I have watched your lectures twice and memorized your frameworks, and I feel like they are very helpful. My question pertains to differences between what I’ve seen from your approach and that put forth in Case in Point.  Specifically, when reading through the [...]

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