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The BCG Online Case Assessment or Casey Chatbot Interview is an essential part of the BCG recruiting process. Getting into the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is one of the toughest in the industry. Only 1-3% of applicants land a consulting job offer with the firm. The first hurdle after the application screening that aspiring BCG consultants need to take is the Casey Chatbot Interview.

The new assessment replaces the BCG Online Case or BCG Potential Test and evaluates the applicants’ problem-solving skills in a time-constrained environment.

We have released a detailed 111-page guide (using BCG consultants’ and interviewees’ input with constant updates) on how to prepare and ace all BCG aptitude tests, including the Online Case and the Chatbot Interview. The guide includes 2 Casey practice tests. For more details,click here.

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In this article, we compiled everything you need to know about the BCG Online Case and the Chatbot interview

  • What is the BCG Online Case all about?
  • What types of questions do you have to expect?
  • What is the question format?
  • What skills are assessed?
  • How can you prepare most effectively?
  • How can you take the test to maximize your score?

Quick facts: BCG Online Case Assessment (Casey Chatbot)

  • What it is:A digital assessment with questions about a specific business case. Your interview partner is a chatbot, Casey, who guides you through the case
  • Design: A sequence of questions surrounding an issue a company is facing, developed internally to represent the types of problems that BCG consultants face in their daily lives
  • Length:30 minutes, it cannot be paused
  • Structure:8-10 questions and one final video recommendation
  • Content:Expect questions about an abstract real-life business problem of a specific company (e.g., an airline that is constantly losing market share). The questions are split into multiple-choice questions, fill-in questions, open format questions, and a final 1-minute video recommendation. The content of the questions is the same as for the former Online Case, hence, you need to deal with structure, exhibit, and math problems, as well as synthesis and recommendation
  • Tests for:The Chatbot Interview measures your answers and computes an absolute product score. Additionally, you are evaluated based on your communication skills
  • Does not test for:Personality traits (that is the domain of the fit interview and the Pymetrics
  • Test-setting:The test can be done from home on your own computer
  • Test-takers:Currently being rolled out globally, mandatory for candidates applying for consulting roles
  • Feedback:Candidates only receive a pass or fail notice after a few days

The purpose of the test

The purpose of the Casey Interview is twofold:

First, it is a quick and cost-effective way to assess a large number of candidates. By creating an additional step in the recruiting funnel, BCG reduces the number of candidates that move on to the case interviews and thereby decreases the expensive consultants’ hours spent on interviewing applicants. Consequently, it is a valuable one-off investment decreasing the cost of recruiting over time, similar to the McKinsey PST test. This is even more true for the chatbot case since it can be done from the comfort of your home. BCG does not need to administer the test in their offices.

Second, the test is highly standardized. While different cases are used, the metrics that are assessed are the same. Hence, BCG is able to compare the performance of candidates across objective metrics. This adds an additional level of objectivity to the recruiting process, something that top-tier consulting firms are constantly striving for.

The new BCG Casey chatbot interview

A while ago, we have received feedback about a new testing format, which originated in Asian BCG offices but since then has spread also to European and North American offices.

With the rise of chatbots, companies have started to employ them in their hiring process. BCG jumped on the hype train and partnered with Casey. This format has been introduced in 2020 and is gradually being rolled out globally and consists of different computer-based questions and answers as well as a video-recorded recommendation in the end. It replaces the former BCG Online Case or Potential Test. For more info on the latter, please scroll to the bottom of this article.

While – at the core – the new format tests the same skills (1. break down a problem, 2. analyze it, 3. provide a recommendation), there a certain differences you need to be aware of

  • The new type of assessment is fully online and can be taken from home before your interviews
  • The test lasts around 30 minutes and has a maximum of 8-10 questions (contrary to 45 minutes and 23 questions in the old format)
  • There are some open questions instead of single/ multiple-choice questions
  • The scoring of answers is unclear as they also contain qualitative elements, however, there are no negative points for wrong answers
  • Calculators are allowed (since you are taking the test from home, they can’t prohibit you from using them); the focus is more on quickly coming up with the right calculation approach
  • At the end of the test, there will be a short, 1-minute video recording, in which you will have to explain your recommendations and analytical approach to a fictional client
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(Video) Introduction to the BCG Online Case Assessment (Casey Chatbot)

The content of the BCG Online Case Assessment

The BCG Online Case Assessment covers four types of questions, similar to an interviewer-led case interview employed by firms such as McKinsey. Each of the questions you are answering will focus around one of the following themes:

Structuring

For structure questions, you need to break the problem you are trying to solve down into smaller problems or components. It is the roadmap you establish at the beginning of a case interview that will guide your problem-solving approach throughout the case.Read more about case interview structure and frameworks here.

Chart interpretation

Forchart or data interpretation, you are tasked to find the key insights of 1-2 charts and relate them back to the case question and the client situation at hand.Read more about exhibit interpretation here.

Case interview math

Case mathquestions have you analyze a problem mathematically before qualitatively investigating the particular reason for the numerical result or deriving specific recommendations from the outcome.Read more on how to ace case math here.

Synthesis

For the synthesis, you need to bring all insights you collected together and provide a recommendation for you client.

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What skills are assessed by BCG?

The Casey chatbot looks for the same type of skills as a traditional case interview:

  • Idea generation and creativity
  • Business sense and intuition
  • Analytical rigor and logical thinking
  • Mental math and affinity for numbers
  • Top-down communication
  • Maturity
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Format of the Casey chatbot interview

The BCG chatbot interview lasts up to 30 minutes, depending on the speed of your answer, and contains 8 questions in a multiple-choice format. Contrary to the candidate-led interview style at BCG, the chatbot guides you through the case and asks subsequent questions to lead your analysis to a conclusion.

The questions asked are typical case questions and evolve around how to structure your analysis, what type of data you would need to analyze, simple case math, and exhibit interpretation. Some of the questions build on each other, so it is important to remember previous answers. At the end, you get two tries to record a 1-minute synthesis and recommendation.

As discussed above, the types of questions are no different than what has been part of the BCG Online Case for years and represent accurate depictions of what you have to expect in a live case interview. They are comprised of multiple-choice questions, open response questions, and the final video recommendation.

Multiple-choice questions

The same principles apply to the Online Case. In our guide, we highlight tricks on how to use this format to your advantage. In general, try to eliminate certain answers, which appear to be completely off the mark before you zero in on the other answers. You might also want to create a decision tree logic on how to approach each different question (math, word problem, etc.).

Sometimes, there is no indication on how many answers you should choose.

Example: In order to analyse the decrease in profit, what data should you get from the client?

The chatbot interview introduces three new types of questions.

(Video) BCG Online Case Experience (Casey): How to master the chatbot interview

Open format questions

This type of question is interested in your thinking process and not so much in the outcome. While a multiple-choice question is useful to get a product score, open format questions allow BCG to get insights into your thinking process and evaluate a process score in addition to that. You might answer a numerical question and provide your logic and approach or you are asked to write about your thought process about a certain issue or result of an analysis.

Example: If you had to prioritize one answer from above, state which one and why?

Fill-in questions

Fill-in questions have you fill in a number or complete a statement.

Example: Variable manufacturing cost increased by <xx.x%> over the last year.

Video recommendation

For the video recommendation, you need to record a 1-minute statement, summarizing the case, and providing a recommendation. This is very similar to the synthesis and summary in a normal case interview.

It is important that you answer such synthesis questions top-down, following the pyramid principle, just as you would in a case interview.

  • Provide your recommendation (‘’Based on our analysis, I recommend to do the following <x> actions”) and signpost your arguments (‘’because of the following <x> reasons’’)
  • Find supporting arguments (First, ….., Second, …., etc.)
  • Discuss next steps and risks (‘’This also entails certain risks,…’’ ‘’To mitigate we would need to….’’)

You have two tries to answer. If you record a second try, the first one is automatically erased and the second attempt will count. Be aware!

Example: Provide a recommendation for the client, one on how to solve their low revenue situation in the flagship store.

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How to prepare for the BCG Online Case Assessment

With the online case being out for several years now, candidates are usually well prepared and BCG has seen significant score inflation over time. For the new assessment, you need new strategies on top of the old ones to score higher than the other candidates and to impress Casey.

Follow this simple 2-step approach to prepare for your upcoming assessment:

First, familiarization. Learn about the test, the setting, and the logistics, as well as the skills, questions, and questions format.

What sources can help you with this?

  • BCG Invitation Email and PDF
  • BCG Online Case Assessment Practice Test
  • This article
  • Our detailed guide on all BCG Assessments

Second, practice. Practice tests and drills that are similar to the BCG case format such as structuring, chart interpretation, and math. Work on your spoken synthesis and recommendation as well as business intuition and judgement.

How can you do this?

(Video) BCG Chatbot Case Solved by Former McKinsey Consultant

  • BCG Interactive Case Library
  • Old BCG Online Cases and Potential Tests
  • McKinsey interviewer-led cases
  • Old McKinsey Problem Solving Tests
  • Live case practice with coaches and peers
  • Business school case books
  • Business and financial newspapers
  • Sample Tests from StrategyCase.com

Based on our candidates’ feedback, pay special attention to the following skills during your preparation.

Math. Set up equations to find a desired value or number. Some questions of the case have you calculate a certain number. Sometimes it revolves around simple calculations (e.g., calculate a growth rate using three variables), while at other times you need to come up with a more sophisticated way to find your setup your calculations. Hence, practice setting up formulas in more complex systems.

Logical reasoning:Some questions have you pick a correct answer or statement. In order to do this successfully, learn three things.

1. Reading comprehension: Find the needle in the haystack and zero in on the important points of a complex business text to interpret its core statements.

2. Chart, table, and data interpretation:Practice the ability to understand, and interpret complex data and elicit true conclusions and statements from it.

3. Logical reasoning: Learn how to deduct correct statements from the different sources of information. GMAT reasoning questions are your best friend when preparing for this

Top-down synthesis and communication: You need to be able to answer summary and synthesis questions top-down, following the pyramid principle, just as you would in a case interview

It is important to tackle the test as a whole as well as each individual question strategically in this process.

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How to take the BCG Online Case Assessment

What habits should you adopt to make the most out of your testing experience?

Relax. The skills assessed and the types of questions are the same as for the case interview. Below are some key tips you should adhere to before and during the test.

Set up your system

  • Make sure your computer and internet connection works with the sample test before starting the real test (+ have a backup internet connection ready via your phone)
  • Prepare Chrome since it is the preferred browser for the test
  • Make sure that your webcam works and is not blocked by another application
  • Drink a coffee and have water ready before the last part of the assessment

Manage your environment

  • Make sure to take the test from a calm environment without any background noises
  • Remove any other potential distractions and notify your surroundings to not distract you for the next 30 minutes

Focus on the questions

  • Read the instructions and question briefs with great care to avoid careless mistakes and simple traps
  • Take notes of the most important facts to keep them handy during the whole assessment
  • Keep all exhibit tabs open if you wish to refer back to them since you will not be able to go back to previous answers and exhibits

Have a finisher mindset

(Video) BCG Online Case

  • Have a plan ready on how to approach every question type and decision (e.g., elimination of wrong answer choices for multiple-choice questions)
  • Move through each question swiftly and accurately and keep in mind that all answer submissions are final and questions must be worked in order of their appearance

Keep an eye on the time

  • Keep the timing of the test as a whole as well as for each question in mind
  • Don’t let your frustration with an answer to a previous question slow you down for the rest of the test
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Do not fall into the most common traps

Our first customer interviews about the new assessment reveal three main issues that they faced, related to

  1. the time pressure that is constantly present during the assessment
  2. the difficulty level compared to the practice test provided by BCG (especially for the math questions)
  3. the overall format that left some guessing on how to best answer questions
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Our BCG Online Case and Chatbot Guide

We have created a one-stop-shop solution for all BCG Aptitude assessments. The 111-page guide covers the chatbot interview, the online case, the one-way video interview, and the Pymetrics and has been developed by us in collaboration with previous test-takers and BCG insiders. The guide includes

  • a detailed break-down of each assessment, the skills evaluated, and tips on how to approach each
  • the most effective preparation advice, tools, and exercises for each assessment
  • insider test-taking strategies to maximize your scores for each test and game
  • 2 Casey sample tests to simulate the real BCG Online Case Assessment

Improve your math. If you want to go deeper to brush up on your math skills, we have created a program with detailed insider learning materials, 25 videos, and a guidebook as well as 2,000 practice drills that mimick the McKinsey, BCG, and Bain case interview math as well as the aptitude and analytics test math for you here:the Case Interview Math Mastery.

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Below, we have kept some information on the older BCG Online Case and Potential Test, which might still be relevant for candidates in some offices.

The former Online Case and Potential Test

  • What it is:A computer-based test with questions about a specific business case
  • Design: A sequence of questions surrounding an issue a company is facing, developed internally to represent the types of problems that BCG consultants face in their daily lives.
  • Length:45 minutes, it cannot be paused
  • Structure:23 questions with different emphases
  • Content:Expect questions about an abstract real-life business problem of a specific company (e.g., an airline that is constantly losing market share). The questions are split into math and word problems (40%), as well as data interpretation and reading comprehension (60%)
  • Tests for:The Online Case measures your answers and computes an absolute product score. You get +3 points for every correct answer and -1 for every wrong answer. Currently, the inofficial cut-off score is below 70-75%
  • Does not test for:The process of how you arrived at your answers, like most cognitive-based assessments. BCG has no idea how you think, approach problems, and make decisions by using this type of test
  • Test-setting:The test is done at your local BCG office on stationary or laptop computers provided by BCG
  • Test-takers:Mandatory for all candidates applying for consulting roles
  • Feedback:If the test is part of the first round, then you will be notified immediately about your results. If the test is used as a gatekeeper to move on to the case interviews, you will be notified within 10-14 days about your results. Ping HR if you have a more urgent deadline or counter-offer.
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The BCG Online Case focuses on three different question types (same as the former McKinsey PST test). The questions are split into math and word problems (40%), as well as data interpretation and reading comprehension (60%). A similar distribution is to be expected for the chatbot interview.

Math problems

As for the math problems, most commonly you would have to calculate with fractions, percentages, averages, weighted averages, ratios and decimals.

(Video) BCG Interactive Case Interview Practice: Airline Profitability

Word problems

The word problems are very similar to integrated reasoning questions and can, for instance, revolve around maximizing or minimizing a certain variable (e.g. revenue, profit, cost,…) or calculating supply and demand interception points.

Data interpretation

What we see most commonly here could be referred to as verbal reasoning question types such as drawing inferences or strengthening or weakening an argument.

FAQs

What is the BCG online case like? ›

Online case of a bcg online case experience it typically refers to the casey chatbot interview bcg

How important is BCG online case? ›

The Online Case is critical for BCG as it provides the firm with a way to more accurately assess key consulting skills at scale. These skills include structuring, business sense, math skills, graph interpretation, and synthesis.

How do you prepare for the BCG test? ›

4. How to Prepare for the BCG Potential Test/Online Test?
  1. Step 1: Learn the test format, rules, and contents. ...
  2. Step 2: Practice answering the questions correctly. ...
  3. Step 3: Practice answering the question quickly. ...
  4. Step 4: Run mock tests under simulated conditions.

How many people get a first round interview at BCG? ›

In fact on average, 3% of candidates make the cut. However, ~80% of our Black Belt clients pass the case interview.

Are BCG interviews hard? ›

One of the biggest challenges of interviewing with BCG is solving cases that you've never seen before. Each case can be difficult, and you'll have to perform well across multiple case interviews in order to get an offer. As a result, it's critical for you to have a consistent approach for solving cases.

What should I wear to my BCG interview? ›

The dress code for interviews at top consulting firms such as McKinsey, BCG or Bain is the professional business attire. Suits must be dark and neutral colored (black or dark gray is the best), with matching belts, socks and shoes. Accessories should be subtle.

What is an online case interview? ›

The Online Case is essentially a series of case interviews conducted online – however, instead of verbally answering prompts, you answer multiple choice, short answer, and fill-in questions that are both quantitative and qualitative in nature.

How do you practice a case study? ›

The Eight Steps to Practice Case Interviews by Yourself
  1. Find cases that are suitable for practicing alone.
  2. Synthesize the case background information out loud.
  3. Ask clarifying questions out loud.
  4. Structure a framework and present it out loud.
  5. Propose an area to start the case.
  6. Answer each case question out loud.

How do you prepare for a case study interview? ›

Preparation for the case study
  1. Listen to the interviewer and ask questions. ...
  2. Structure the problem and form a framework. ...
  3. Think before speaking. ...
  4. Focus on high-impact issues. ...
  5. Generate a hypothesis and explore options creatively. ...
  6. Demonstrate business judgment. ...
  7. Make quick and accurate calculations.

What is BCG famous for? ›

BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we work closely with clients to embrace a transformational approach aimed at benefiting all stakeholders—empowering organizations to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage, and drive positive societal impact.

What is the full form of BCG? ›

BCG, or bacille Calmette-Guerin, is a vaccine for tuberculosis (TB) disease. Many foreign-born persons have been BCG-vaccinated.

Does BCG pay well? ›

Entry-level consultants at BCG can earn up to $112,500 per year, while senior consultants can make up to $215,500. Project Leaders have a maximum annual salary of $266,000; Principals and Partners may earn up to $1,150,000.

How many people get final round interviews? ›

How Many Candidates Are in the Final Round of Interviews? Usually, 2-3 candidates are invited to the final round of interviews. However, there are exceptions. If an employer has multiple jobs available in the group, they may invite more candidates in the hope of hiring more people.

When should I hear back from BCG? ›

How Long Does It Take to Hear Back After BCG Superday? While some users shared that it is typical to hear back the day of the interview, it is not uncommon to have to wait several days or a week to hear back either way about getting the offer to work with the Boston Consulting Group.

How long does it take to prepare for BCG case interview? ›

Having placed over 100 candidates at McKinsey, BCG and Bain while they had a full-time job, we know a thing or two about what successful candidates have in common and what preparation it took to succeed in these interviews. The short answer to the question of 'how long will the preparation take me? ' is 50-75 hours.

How long does it take to prepare for BCG interview? ›

It typically takes candidates 60 to 80 hours to prepare for case interviews, which is about 6 to 8 weeks of preparation. However, many candidates find themselves in situations where they only have one month, one week, or even one day to prepare.

What is the star method in interviews? ›

The STAR method is a structured manner of responding to a behavioral-based interview question by discussing the specific situation, task, action, and result of the situation you are describing.

How should I dress for a case interview? ›

If you're working at a car dealership, you're going to want to dress like the other sales people or those in the same department you're interviewing for. You don't need to show up in a tuxedo, but wearing a simple suit and tie will go far. Appearance stems to your personal space as well.

Which is better McKinsey or BCG? ›

McKinsey & Company scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Culture & Values, Diversity & Inclusion, Senior Management, Compensation & Benefits, Career Opportunities, CEO Approval and Recommend to a friend. Both tied in 2 areas: Work-life balance and Positive Business Outlook.

What should I wear to a case worker interview? ›

Even if the job you're interviewing for or the agency itself is casual, showing up for the interview looking professional shows you're taking the interview seriously. Business casual is your best bet. This means nice slacks and a button down shirt. Wear something you would wear in the job you are going to do.

How do you answer a case study interview question? ›

How to Answer Case Interview Questions
  1. Listen carefully. ...
  2. Ask clarifying questions. ...
  3. Outline your approach. ...
  4. Think out loud (but take your time). ...
  5. Stay focused. ...
  6. Pay attention to feedback. ...
  7. Show off your quantitative skills. ...
  8. Wrap up and summarize.

What are the four steps for case interview problem-solving? ›

Incredibly, a number of candidates do not follow a rigorous process in solving the case, something that discredits them from the outset.
  • STEP 1: CLARIFY. WHAT THE INTERVIEWER WILL DO: ...
  • STEP 2: STRUCTURE. ...
  • STEP 3: ANALYze. ...
  • STEP 4: CONCLUde.

What should I expect in a case study interview? ›

Most case interviews are conducted face-to-face with the interviewer or a panel. Your case will be given to you either verbally or in writing, and you'll be required to describe the assumptions, strategies and steps you're using to solve the case out loud within a designated time frame.

What are some examples of case studies? ›

Types of Case Studies

Researchers might study a group of people in a certain setting or look at an entire community. For example, psychologists might explore how access to resources in a community has affected the collective mental well-being of those living there.

What Are case study questions? ›

Case Study Interview Questions About the Decision Process
  • How did you hear about our product? ...
  • How long had you been looking for a solution to this problem? ...
  • Were you comparing alternative solutions? ...
  • Would you describe a few of the reasons you decided to buy our product?
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Can you use a calculator for Bain online assessment? ›

Calculators are often not allowed in the McKinsey PST, BCG Potential Test, or Bain Online Test, and other consulting screening tests. While there are rare cases where candidates can use a calculator – such as for the McKinsey SHL, it usually comes with reduced time limit, so intensive math training is still necessary.

How hard is it to get an interview at Bain? ›

Your resume, with a cover letter, is the first step to a very lucrative job at Bain & Company. Yet, less than 15% of applicants receive a call for an interview.

What is Bain looking for? ›

The company looks for people who have a demonstrated "significant analytic capability," he explains. "They come from a variety of backgrounds, but the ability to solve complex problems is a common trait." 2. Strong communication and leadership skills.

How long does it take to prepare for BCG interview? ›

It typically takes candidates 60 to 80 hours to prepare for case interviews, which is about 6 to 8 weeks of preparation. However, many candidates find themselves in situations where they only have one month, one week, or even one day to prepare.

How do I clear my BCG interview? ›

You should avoid the temptation to simply reiterate your resume or CV. Make sure you come prepared to showcase your personality and your reasons for wanting to work at BCG. If you're applying for a client-facing position, you will be assessed on your problem-solving abilities during a case study interview.

What is an online case interview? ›

The Online Case is essentially a series of case interviews conducted online – however, instead of verbally answering prompts, you answer multiple choice, short answer, and fill-in questions that are both quantitative and qualitative in nature.

What does BCG look for in candidates? ›

During BCG campus recruiting, we are looking for people who really show enthusiasm for the role, are curious, ask us relevant questions, and remain proactive throughout the process. We appreciate such candidates as this aids in building a stronger rapport and deeper understanding of what they are looking for.

How do you pass a case study interview? ›

Case interview tips
  1. Understand the issue; ask clarifying questions as needed.
  2. Identify the underlying assumptions.
  3. Summarize specific issues and findings.
  4. State your recommendations.
  5. Outline next steps and expected results/impacts.

Are case interviews hard? ›

Case interviews are among the hardest job interviews for business candidates. Passing rate is only 10% to 20%, with each candidate facing 4-6 case interviews for one consulting recruitment process.

How do you pass a consulting case interview? ›

So, no matter where you interview, use these tips to sail on through.
  1. Ask Questions—From the Start. ...
  2. Engage Your Interviewer. ...
  3. Structure, Structure, Structure. ...
  4. Recognize Case Archetypes. ...
  5. Practice Your Numbers. ...
  6. Keep Up With Industries. ...
  7. Practice—and Grab a Buddy.
19 Jun 2020

Does BCG pay well? ›

Entry-level consultants at BCG can earn up to $112,500 per year, while senior consultants can make up to $215,500. Project Leaders have a maximum annual salary of $266,000; Principals and Partners may earn up to $1,150,000.

Are BCG interviews interviewer led? ›

BCG and Bain case interviews are often candidate-led. At the most extreme of this format, the candidate “leads” the problem-solving process breaking down the problem through an “issue tree” and hypothesizing for the root causes. The interviewer assists the candidate by supplying data to test their hypotheses.

What is the star method in interviews? ›

The STAR method is a structured manner of responding to a behavioral-based interview question by discussing the specific situation, task, action, and result of the situation you are describing.

How do I prepare for a BCG case interview? ›

There are six major steps to solving any BCG case interview.
  1. Understand the case. The case will begin with the interviewer giving you the case information. ...
  2. Verify the objective. ...
  3. Create a framework. ...
  4. Develop a hypothesis. ...
  5. Test your hypothesis. ...
  6. Deliver a recommendation.

How do you answer a case study interview question? ›

How to Answer Case Interview Questions
  1. Listen carefully. ...
  2. Ask clarifying questions. ...
  3. Outline your approach. ...
  4. Think out loud (but take your time). ...
  5. Stay focused. ...
  6. Pay attention to feedback. ...
  7. Show off your quantitative skills. ...
  8. Wrap up and summarize.

What are the four steps for case interview problem-solving? ›

Incredibly, a number of candidates do not follow a rigorous process in solving the case, something that discredits them from the outset.
  • STEP 1: CLARIFY. WHAT THE INTERVIEWER WILL DO: ...
  • STEP 2: STRUCTURE. ...
  • STEP 3: ANALYze. ...
  • STEP 4: CONCLUde.

Which is better BCG or McKinsey? ›

McKinsey & Company scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Culture & Values, Diversity & Inclusion, Senior Management, Compensation & Benefits, Career Opportunities, CEO Approval and Recommend to a friend. Both tied in 2 areas: Work-life balance and Positive Business Outlook.

Who are the big 4 in consulting? ›

They are Deloitte, Ernst & Young (EY), PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG). Aside from auditing services, the Big Four offer tax, strategy and management consulting, valuation, market research, assurance, and legal advisory services.

Who are the Big 3 consulting firms? ›

What are MBB (Big 3) Consulting Firms? In management consulting, MBB stands for McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, and Bain & Company, the three most prestigious firms in the industry (also known as the “Big Three”).

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