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McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves private and public companies, governments, not-for-profits and non-governmental organizations. Our clients come to us with their most complex issues and our people help them to make change ... Read more

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McKinsey & Company Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview

    They have one of the most intense selection process.
    I got my CV shortlisted through Employee referral and we were called for Aptitude Test + Interviews the following week at 9am in the Gurugram Office. They had given us link to their website which had resources to prepare for aptitude test and case studies which was very helpful. The aptitude test was of 1 hour and had around 30 complex Data interpretation and decision-making questions. After the test 35 out of the 60 candidates were rejected and sent home. The others were divided into groups of 4 and were directed to wait for their interviews. Astonishingly, instead of a panel, all our rounds were 1 to 1 eliminating interview rounds.

    1st round Interview - Senior Team Member - 40 mins
    In this round there were some basic technical questions about financial statements, some questions about my internships which were followed by a guesstimate and some personality questions.
    This was also an elimination round and 7-8 candidates were rejected after Interview round 1.

    2nd round interview - (Asia Projects Leader ) - 40 mins
    It was a case study round. Candidates are given a case problem with some data and are required to give solutions considering the data provided. I would advise you to go through some Youtube videos of "how to solve consulting interview case study" as it would help you to get some basic idea of the structure to how to solve these case problems. Again, it was an elimination round and some candidates were rejected after this.

    Round 3 Interview - Senior Associate - 20 mins
    It was a short interview consisting of some general economic and finance questions followed by some personality-based questions.

    Round 4 - Senior Manager - 50 mins
    This was the toughest round for me personally as it was already around 7 in the evening and being there for more than 11 hours trying not to lose focus leads to mental fatigue and lethargy. But it’s important to stay focused and motivated because it doesn't matter how you performed in the last round as every round is eliminating round.
    So, this was case study + Personality round. I was given a profitability case problem which was followed by personality questions.
    After this round I was told to go home and wait for a mail from their side.
    I received a mail a couple of days later to come for a final round next week.

    5th Round - Partner - 30 mins
    This was the final round of the process with the most senior member of the firm. To be honest I was expecting it to be easy round with some HR and personality-based questions. But to my surprise I was given another case study to solve. I was a bit nervous but I managed to keep my calm and provide decent answers.
    I received an offer letter a couple of weeks later which I accepted. The interview process is very intense (probably to remove human bias) but fun at the same time as you get a lot of learning through each of the round. I would advise potential candidates to go through the resources provided by the Mckinsey team and definitely watch some YT videos about solving interview case studies. All the Best !

    Interview Questions

    • Guesstimate one day revenue of Hyundai Car showroom in West Delhi.   Answer Question
    • Case study - How to increase profitability of a make-up company through salesperson. ( Was provided company background and Data)   Answer Question
    • Case Study - A local airplane company is facing increased competition by new entrants in the market which is leading to decrease in profitability. Provide solutions . ( Was provided company background and Data)   Answer Question
    • Case Study - A local house and car insurance company in USA is facing competition by loss leading strategy of new entrants in the market and hence our losing key clients. Provide solutions to retain customers and maintain profitability . ( Was provided company background and Data)   Answer Question
    • Personality questions -
      Tell us a instance in which you learned from your mistake and performed better.
      Tell us an instance when you faced a dilemma. How did you solve it ?   Answer Question
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McKinsey & Company Awards & Accolades

  • #2 in Asia, Best Consulting Firms in Asia for Diversity, Vault, 2015
  • McKinsey Global Institute ranked #2 in the ‘Go To Global Think Tank Index’, The Think Tanks And Civil Societies Program, 2015
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