Most top consulting firms use some type of aptitude test early in their recruiting process to filter out candidates.
The specific details of test will vary by firm, but they share some common features. In general, they will all:
So how can you maximise your chances of doing well on these tests? When I was applying to consulting firms, I found 3 things helpful:
The nature of the consulting aptitude tests means that there's no way to guarantee success- however, these simple tips should at least boost your chances of getting through to interview stages.
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I'm a ex-McKinsey London EM who recently left the Firm