mckinsey first round

Timing for a Hypothesis

Question: Your resources have been very helpful for me so far. I am an experienced candidate, and just had my phone case coaching session with McKinsey. One thing I was a little surprised by was that the case coach wanted me to offer up an opinion straight away as opposed to laying out a structure [...]

McKinsey Africa - First Round Interview

Question: I have my first round interview with McKinsey, Africa soon and unfortunately I first discovered your site just a few days ago. I have tried to go through the entire video but this has been tough, given that I have a full time job and I spend four hours driving to and from work [...]

McKinsey Interview

McKinsey Interview Question: My question revolves around the differences between the two rounds in the McKinsey interview process.  I’ve heard mixed stories on this and am hoping for a clear answer.  My first rounds were very structured and the interviewer was primarily driving the case by asking a set of 5-6 specific questions per case. [...]

Case Interview Estimation Questions

Question: Regarding estimation questions, my friend recently did a first round interview at Booz and Co and the first interview, the full hour was dedicated to estimation question. I was wondering if i should expect that at a Mckinsey interview, or do they usually appear as part of a business case? My Reply: It’s unusual [...]

Differences in Case Interview Rounds

Question: Thanks for all your help! I’m just trying to understand the differences in case interview rounds — between interviewing with Associates/ Engagement Managers in Round 1, vs. Partners in final round, and trying to figure out ways I can get the partners to like me during the interview. My Reply: One of the big [...]

McKinsey Problem Solving Test Resource

Question: Thanks a lot for your outstanding advice and guidance. I am an APD candidate aspiring to work at McKinsey. Although I find lots of resources on case interviews, I could not find enough resources (except from what is available through McKinsey’s website) on the McKinsey Problem Solving Test (PST), that McKinsey is handing out [...]

McKinsey Interview Questions

Question: Regarding McKinsey interview questions, I have first rounds with McKinsey coming up soon and have found your online videos to be the best resource available in terms of case interview preparation (especially when I only had one week to prepare!). With regards to your answer on how case interviewers decide, you mentioned that the [...]

Using Marc Cosentino's and Other Case Interview Frameworks

Question: My first question relates to the utilization of all the various frameworks out there. I’m not sure how familiar you are with Marc Cosentino’s and other case interview frameworks out there, but do you have a suggestion on how to incorporate your frameworks with the other tools out there?  I’ve been thinking about the best [...]