Mastering the BCG Pymetrics Test: A Comprehensive Guide

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Last Updated on January 26, 2024

The BCG Pymetrics Test is an online assessment employed by BCG and developed by Pymetrics. It is used to evaluate potential consultants in their recruiting process. With the introduction of this game, BCG is in good company. A few years ago, rival firm McKinsey officially launched its McKinsey Problem Solving Game, a fully digital initial assessment of its candidates in a gamified environment.

In the following, we will give you all the insights to prepare you for the BCG Pymetrics Test.

What Is the BCG Pymetrics Test?

While both BCG and McKinsey use data science and algorithms to score the cognitive performance of their candidates, the setup of the BCG Game is different. In the current form of this digital assessment, you play through a series of 12 mini-games, each between 1 and 3 minutes, for a total of 20 to 30 minutes. For example, you need to play the Pymetrics balloon game, where you blow up a balloon to get rewards.

Previously, BCG also used a strategy game, where you had to run a lemonade stand that simulates one of five different business environments. This game might make a comeback in the future so we keep the relevant information in this article.

The History of the BCG Pymetrics Test

To develop this test, BCG reached out to Pymetrics, which is well known in the space of gamified cognitive assessments through its expertise in combining behavioral science and artificial intelligence to aid the recruitment of strong teams, all while minimizing potential biases.

Currently, the test is being deployed globally as an additional recruiting tool such as the BCG Online Case and the Chatbot Interview. It is not a decisive recruitment tool and your results will always be analyzed in combination with other factors such as your resume.

As BCG puts it, “The Pymetrics games are just one of several components of our overall candidate evaluation process, and your results will always be considered alongside all other elements of your application. The Pymetrics results are never used as a “filter” to eliminate candidates from consideration; rather, BCG views Pymetrics as an inclusion tool. The games help us identify candidates with a range of backgrounds, education, and work experiences who share the behavioral and cognitive traits of successful BCGers.”

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Why Did BCG Introduce the Pymetrics Test?

The reasons why BCG introduced a digital assessment with the Pymetrics, which evaluates more abstract skills and performance compared to the BCG Online Case, are fourfold:

1. It helps to filter a greater number of candidates with fewer resources

Similar to the Online Case or Chatbot Interview, BCG can automatically score candidates’ performance with the algorithms that work in the back. On top of that, candidates can take the Pymetrics from home, not needing any resources related to administering the test in a BCG office on a BCG computer. This way, a greater number of candidates can be evaluated, who previously would not have cut with their resume alone.

2. The Pymetrics is generating more insights into candidates’ profiles

BCG’s primary screening filter so far was the resume, which can only ever provide hard data on each candidate. What have they done? How successful were they? With a test like the Pymetrics, recruiters get a completely new dimension of their candidates. It allows them to see behind the curtain on to the ‘softer’ personality and character factors. The games measure skills consistently and create an accurate assessment of candidates’ current potential and future capabilities and strategic skills. 

3. BCG can attract new kinds of talent and better match it with their job role

Consulting tasks have evolved over the last couple of years and BCG needs new types of talent to tackle these new challenges. Tests such as the Pymetrics attract a wider range of thinkers than traditional consulting assessment tools and make the process more engaging, and less intimidating due to the bias-free and gamified environment. At the same time, with the information collected on each candidate through the test, their actual job role can be tailored better to their strengths and liking, improving overall job satisfaction, retention, and performance.

4. The BCG Pymetrics Test is bias-free and more accessible

In the old McKinsey Problem Solving Test or the BCG Online Case (Potential Test), candidates with a business background or at least a more quantitive degree outperform candidates from other walks of life. These old tests rely heavily on business acumen and math performance, which negatively impacts the results of candidates not familiar with such tasks. Additionally, the Online Case and Chatbot Interview are based on heavily standardized formats with a specific set of question types that candidates can prepare really well for (we know the test inside-out and can attest that this testing format is more ‘hackable’).

While a format like the Pymetrics might be harder to prepare for, we are confident that candidates can also prepare for this type of assessment. After all, McKinsey has claimed the same with the introduction of their Imbellus Problem Solving Game, yet, candidates that went through our extensive training on the test significantly outperform their peers.

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What Traits Does the BCG Pymetrics Test Evaluate?

The series of 12 mini-games captures 90 different cognitive traits and sums them up into 9 categories

The image shows the 9 core cognitive traits that are assessed by the BCG Pymetrics test
9 core traits assessed by the BCG Pymetrics Test

So, what spectrum is BCG testing you for in each dimension?

  1. Attention: This dimension evaluates your focus. It asks: What captures your attention? How do you adjust your focus in complex situations? Are you easily distracted, or do you maintain a structured approach to tasks?
  2. Focus: This measures your concentration levels. How well do you maintain focus on the current task? Can you effectively handle multiple tasks or changes in your environment without losing concentration?
  3. Learning: This aspect assesses adaptability in learning. How effectively can you learn in new settings? Are you quick to adapt to new rules, feedback, or errors?
  4. Decision Making: Here, your decision-making style is evaluated. Do you rely more on logic or intuition when making decisions?
  5. Risk Tolerance: This dimension gauges your approach to risk. How quickly do you make decisions when outcomes are uncertain? Do you prefer safer options even if they require more time, or are you comfortable taking risks?
  6. Fairness: This tests your sense of justice. What factors do you consider when determining if a situation is fair?
  7. Effort: This assesses your work approach. Do you focus on the big picture, employing an 80/20 strategy, or do you pay close attention to details?
  8. Emotion: Here, your emotional intelligence is examined. How do you manage your emotions and interpret others’ emotions in various situations? Are you more people-oriented or fact-focused?
  9. Generosity: This measures your approach to personal achievement versus altruism. How do you balance your own success with being generous to others?

In this personality test, there are no right or wrong answers per se. However, certain traits may be more aligned with the qualities of a successful BCG consultant. We discuss how to approach the games to align with these desirable traits below.

What Games Are Included in the BCG Pymetrics Test?

In its original form, the BCG Pymetrics Test consisted of two games.

  1. The lemonade stand (the beta test)
  2. A series of 12 mini-games

The lemonade stand is currently not part of the game but we have decided to keep it in for future reference. Continue below for the current series if mini-games.

The Lemonade Stand

The game is set in the business context of operating a lemonade stand and simulates five strategic scenarios in short turns. Candidates have to choose a suitable strategy to win against a computer opponent in each turn. Their approach is translated into certain skills, which are measured and benchmarked.

This game was the original beta test BCG experimented with to collect data. It is not used in current assessments but it might make a revival in the future.

The lemonade stand game was used to depict the following five scenarios:

The image shows the BCG approach to strategy which is the fundament for the Pymetrics Test
The BCG approach to strategy is the foundation of the Pymetrics Test (Source: BCG)

These five approaches to strategy allow companies to both outperform their core business and to identify and build future sources of growth.

  • Classical contains analysis, planning, and execution, suitable for predictable, nonmalleable environments.
  • Adaptive refers to iterative experimentation as the basis of success under unpredictable, nonmalleable conditions.
  • Visionary relates to envisioning and materializing new value-creating ideas when both predicting and shaping are possible.
  • Shaping comprises an ecosystem- and platform-based approach for unpredictable, malleable circumstances.
  • Renewal is defined as a swift and pragmatic transformation to ensure survival under severe resource constraints.

The 12 Mini-Games of the BCG Pymetrics Test (current version)

Now, to use the findings of the lemonade stand game and to deepen the understanding of strategy skills in candidates, BCG engaged Pymetrics to develop a set of mini-games to analyze patterns of 90 brain skills, including memory capacity and speed, learning skills, speed of reaction, risk aversion, planning aptitudes, and impulsivity.

The hypothesis behind these games is that specific cognitive abilities such as focus and reasoning lead to successful outcomes in a predictable environment, whereas other skills such as speed, and learning are more relevant in dynamic situations. The 12 mini-games evaluate exactly those skills.

Out of the five approaches to strategy, BCG creates five archetypes:

  • The top classical strategist is efficient and focuses on the task at hand
  • The top adaptive strategist is quick to come up with new solutions to every problem
  • The top visionary strategist acts quickly and demonstrates resilience
  • The top shaping strategist is similar to the adaptive strategist, yet has an increased capacity to learn
  • The top renewal strategist has a little bit of all the others while focusing particularly on control and memory
The image displays the skills for each strategy archetype of BCG which is at the core of the BCG Pymetrics Test
The skills for each strategic archetype (Source: BCG)

Back to the actual games. Candidates report a collection of different games which all last between 1 and 3 minutes. Below, we have compiled a summary of some of the games you have to play:

Balloon Game

Gameplay Overview: In the Pymetrics Balloon Game, your task involves inflating balloons to earn money. Each time you pump a balloon, your potential earnings increase. You can choose to stop pumping and secure your earnings at any time. However, over-inflating will cause the balloon to burst, resulting in the loss of any money accumulated from that balloon.

Strategic Challenge: The game introduces a layer of complexity with balloons of varying colors, each behaving differently. Your goal is to observe and understand how each colored balloon behaves, particularly their tendency to burst. This means recognizing patterns in how often different colored balloons explode.

Keep in mind that the bursting point varies with each balloon, but general patterns do exist for each color. Pay attention to these subtleties as you play, using each balloon’s explosion as a learning opportunity to refine your strategy for the next one.

Key Skills Assessed:

  • Risk Tolerance: Evaluating how you balance the potential gain against the risk of bursting.
  • Impulsivity: Assessing your tendency to make hasty decisions or to proceed cautiously.
  • Pattern Recognition: Measuring your ability to identify and predict behaviors based on observed patterns.
  • Decision Making: Judging your skill in making strategic decisions based on the information at hand.

Through this game, you’ll demonstrate how you manage risk, recognize patterns, and make decisions, all of which are crucial skills in various scenarios.

Stop Game

Gameplay Overview: In the Pymetrics Stop Game, your primary objective is straightforward: press the spacebar, but only when a red circle appears on your screen.

The Challenge: The complexity of this game lies in the rapid alternation of red and green circles flashing on your screen. The key is to react quickly to the red circles while accurately avoiding the green ones, especially under the time pressure of the test.

A critical strategy here is to heighten your alertness during a sequence of red circles. Notably, when a green circle appears following this sequence, it becomes challenging to suppress your response. Therefore, recognizing these sequences is crucial for anticipating and accurately responding to the sudden appearance of a green circle.

Key Skill Assessed:

  • Attention: This game tests your ability to focus and respond accurately under time pressure, particularly your skill in quickly distinguishing between stimuli and reacting appropriately.

Overall, the Pymetrics Stop Game is an excellent measure of your attention to detail, response precision, and your ability to maintain focus amidst rapidly changing visual information.

Tower Game

Gameplay Overview: In the Pymetrics Tower Game, a variation of the classic Hanoi Towers puzzle, you are presented with three towers, each holding a stack of differently colored disks. Alongside, there is a reference example showing how these towers should be arranged.

Objective: Your primary goal is to rearrange the disks to match the given example. The challenge is to accomplish this in the fewest possible moves.

Game Dynamics: Two key aspects are measured in this game: the number of moves you take to complete the task and the time you take before initiating your first move. Taking a moment to strategize before starting indicates your ability to plan and think ahead, which is an essential skill to demonstrate.

Key Skill Assessed:

  • Planning: This game evaluates your capacity for strategic planning, particularly how efficiently you can formulate and execute a plan to achieve a set objective with minimal moves.

The Pymetrics Tower Game is an effective tool for assessing your problem-solving strategy, focusing on how you plan and execute a solution in a structured and efficient manner.

Arrows Game

Gameplay Overview: In the Pymetrics Arrows Game, your challenge is to respond correctly to sequences of flashing arrows. The game tests your ability to follow two distinct rules based on the color of the arrows:

  1. For Blue or Black Arrows: Your task is to identify and indicate the direction in which the middle arrow is pointing.
  2. For Red Arrows: Here, you need to focus on the arrows on either side and indicate their direction.

Game Structure: This game is designed to be intense, encompassing a total of 135 rounds and spanning across 3 minutes. The extended duration of the game is a deliberate aspect, aiming to test your sustained focus and attention.

Key Skills Assessed:

  • Learning: Gauging your ability to quickly understand and apply the game’s rules.
  • Attention: Assessing your focus, especially in maintaining it consistently over a longer period.
  • Adaptivity: Evaluating how well you can adapt to the changing demands of the game, particularly when switching between the rules for different colored arrows.

This game is a dynamic test of how you learn, maintain attention, and adapt to changing instructions, all within a high-pressure, time-sensitive environment.

Hard or Easy Task

Gameplay Overview: In the Pymetrics Hard or Easy Task Game, you are presented with two options: undertake an easy task with a high chance of success but lower reward, or choose a more challenging task with a higher potential payout but increased difficulty.

The Challenge: The key aspect of this game is the varying probability of earning money in each round, regardless of the task’s difficulty. For instance, you might exert significant effort on the hard task and still end up without any reward. This variability adds a layer of complexity to your decision-making process.

A strategic approach is crucial here. If the probability of winning is low and the reward for completing the hard task is not significantly higher, it might be wiser to opt for the easy task. This choice demonstrates your ability to make strategic decisions, effectively balancing effort against potential gain.

Key Skills Assessed:

  • Effort: Measuring how you allocate your effort between tasks of varying difficulty.
  • Strategic Decision Making: Assessing your ability to make decisions that maximize outcomes based on the given probabilities and rewards.
  • Motivation: Evaluating your drive to succeed, particularly in the face of uncertain rewards.

In this game, your strategic thinking is tested through your choices between easy and hard tasks, considering both the likelihood of success and the potential rewards. It’s an assessment of how you weigh risk and reward in decision-making scenarios.

Faces Game

Gameplay Overview: The Pymetrics Faces Game uniquely focuses on your emotional intelligence rather than cognitive skills. In this game, you are presented with a series of photographs displaying various facial expressions. Some images are paired with a brief text that describes a context or situation.

Your Task: Your primary objective is to accurately interpret the emotion being conveyed by the person in each photograph.

The Subtlety of Emotion: Be aware that there are instances where the facial expression in the photo might suggest one emotion, while the accompanying text points to a different one. Such discrepancies require careful consideration. You must use your judgment to decide which emotion seems most genuine in the context of both the facial expression and the textual description.

Key Skill Assessed:

  • Emotional Intelligence: This game measures your ability to recognize and understand emotions as expressed through facial expressions, and in some cases, to reconcile these with contextual information provided in the text.

In the Faces Game, the emphasis is on gauging your perceptiveness and sensitivity to emotional cues, a critical aspect of emotional intelligence. This skill is crucial for understanding and navigating social interactions and emotional responses effectively.

Digits Memory Game

Gameplay Overview: In the Pymetrics Digits Memory Game, your task is to memorize and recall a sequence of digits. These digits will appear briefly on your screen, and after they disappear, you need to enter them in the exact order they were shown.

Increasing Difficulty: As you advance through the rounds, the challenge intensifies. With each new round, an additional digit is added to the sequence, progressively making it more difficult to remember the entire string of numbers accurately.

Effective Strategy: A helpful tip for improving your performance is to vocalize the digits as they appear. Engaging in active recollection, such as speaking out loud, tends to enhance memory retention compared to passively viewing the digits.

Key Skill Assessed:

  • Memory: This game measures your short-term memory capacity, particularly how well you can retain and recall information under time constraints.

The Digits Memory Game is designed to test the limits of your memory, assessing how effectively you can remember increasingly long sequences of information in a pressurized setting.

Keypress Game

Gameplay Overview: The Pymetrics Keypress Game is deceptively simple in concept. Your task is to press a specific key on your keyboard as many times as possible within a set time limit. The simplicity of the game belies its actual purpose.

The Subtle Challenge: The real test in this game lies not in the action of key pressing itself, but in your ability to accurately follow instructions. You must start pressing the key only upon receiving a specific prompt (usually a “GO!” message) and stop immediately when instructed to do so.

Stay vigilant for the start signal. Prematurely pressing the key or hesitating to start can be indicative of impulsivity or a lack of attentiveness to instructions.

Key Skills Assessed:

  • Processing Instructions: Evaluating your ability to accurately understand and follow the given directives.
  • Motor Functioning: Testing your physical response time and coordination in a simple repetitive task.
  • Impulsivity: Assessing your propensity to act impulsively, especially in a context where precision and adherence to instructions are key.

In the Keypress Game, the focus is on how well you process and respond to instructions, highlighting your attention to detail and impulse control in a seemingly straightforward task.

Lengths Game

Gameplay Overview: In the Pymetrics Lengths Game, each round presents you with an illustration of a face, featuring a mouth that varies in length. Your task is to accurately identify whether the mouth is short or long and respond based on this observation.

The Challenge: This game poses a significant challenge due to the subtle difference in the lengths of the mouths (or mustaches in the example). The distinction between short and long is often so minimal that it requires careful observation of both options for accurate differentiation.

An interesting aspect of this game is the occasional reward of money for correct answers. However, this doesn’t happen with every correct response. Therefore, using your earnings as a learning tool reflects only a probability, not a consistent pattern, making the game more complex.

Key Skills Assessed:

  • Learning: Assessing your ability to adapt and learn from the game’s pattern, especially in recognizing subtle differences.
  • Attention to Details: Evaluating how well you notice and distinguish minor variations in the game’s visual elements.
  • Motivation: Understanding your drive to continue performing well, even when the reward system is uncertain.

In the Lengths Game, your focus, ability to perceive fine details, and motivation to succeed are tested, particularly under conditions where accuracy is crucial, and rewards are unpredictable.

Money Exchange for Trust and Cooperation

Gameplay Overview: In the first version of the Pymetrics Money Exchange Game, you’re presented with a scenario where you’re partnered with another “participant.” The game begins with you possessing $10.

Your Decision: You have the choice to transfer any amount of this money to your partner. Intriguingly, the amount you decide to transfer will triple once it reaches the partner. Then, it’s up to your partner to decide how much of this increased sum to return to you.

Evaluation of Fairness: At the end of the transaction, you’re asked to assess the fairness of your partner’s decision on how much they returned to you.

Strategic Insight: This game is a measure of trust and cooperation. Your willingness to transfer money can reflect how much you trust others, a trait indicative of your potential as a collaborative team player. The more trust you show, the more you’re seen as cooperative and willing to engage in team-oriented tasks.

Key Skills Assessed:

  • Trust: Evaluating your inclination to trust others, particularly in scenarios involving shared resources.
  • Risk Tolerance: Assessing your comfort with the uncertainty regarding how much of the money your partner will return.

The first Money Exchange Game offers a nuanced way to gauge your trust in others and your risk tolerance in cooperative situations, both crucial traits in team dynamics and collaborative environments.

Money Exchange Decision-Making and Altruism

Gameplay Overview: In the second version of the Pymetrics Money Exchange Game, the dynamics are somewhat different from the first, adding an extra layer of decision-making.

Initial Setup: Both you and your “partner” start with $5 each. However, only one of you (in this case, you) will receive an additional $5.

Your Choices:

  1. First Round: You have the option to transfer a portion of your extra $5 to your partner. Then, you’ll evaluate the fairness of this transaction.
  2. Second Round: In this round, you again receive an extra $5. This time, you must decide whether to transfer some of this amount to your partner or, alternatively, take some amount from them.

Strategic Consideration: The key difference in this game is that you have complete control over the final monetary distribution between you and your partner. It’s important to be thoughtful and consistent in your actions, as you will have to evaluate the fairness of the entire transaction process.

Key Skill Assessed:

  • Altruism: This game measures your tendency towards altruistic behavior, particularly how you balance self-interest with the welfare of others in financial decisions.

In the second Money Exchange Game, your approach to sharing or taking money offers insights into your altruistic tendencies and how you perceive and act upon fair distribution in collaborative scenarios.

Cards Game

Gameplay Overview: In the Pymetrics Cards Game, your task is to draw cards from one of four different decks. With each card drawn, you either gain or lose money. The ultimate objective is to finish the game with the highest amount of money possible.

The Challenge: As you draw cards, the outcomes may initially appear random, with wins and losses seemingly unpredictable. However, the game is designed for you to gradually recognize patterns in the decks. Recognizing these patterns allows you to make more informed and efficient choices, increasing your chances of accumulating a larger sum of money.

Critical to success in this game is your ability to observe and adapt to these patterns. It’s important to develop a strategy for choosing which deck to draw from, rather than making random selections.

Key Skills Assessed:

  • Risk Tolerance: Evaluating your comfort with uncertain outcomes and your ability to make decisions under risk.
  • Learning: Assessing how quickly and effectively you can identify and adapt to emerging patterns in the game.
  • Pattern Recognition: Measuring your ability to discern and react to patterns, which is crucial for making strategic decisions.

The Pymetrics Cards Game tests your strategic thinking, particularly how you manage risk, learn from outcomes, and utilize pattern recognition to maximize your gains.

Each game is tailored to assess different cognitive abilities and decision-making styles, offering a comprehensive evaluation of your skills.

The image describes some of the games of the BCG Pymetrics Test
Selection of BCG Pymetrics mini-games

The games cannot be paused, however, you can take a short break between the mini-games.

How to Prepare for the BCG Pymetrics Test

Developing Key Skills for Success in the BCG Pymetrics Test

We outlined the cognitive characteristics and the spectrum you can score above. Based on your answers, the Pymetrics Test creates a personal profile for each candidate. While there is no perfect profile, certain traits are more commonly found in consultants than others. Think about this when you decide on your answers on the BCG test.

So, what qualities should you focus on demonstrating during the BCG Pymetrics Test?

  1. Attention: Tackle each task methodically and at a consistent pace.
  2. Focus: Be quick to adapt when tasks change and efficiently manage multiple issues simultaneously, ensuring none are overlooked.
  3. Learning: Embrace a rapid learning curve and be open to adapting based on feedback.
  4. Decision Making: Base your decisions more on factual evidence and data, rather than solely on instinct or intuition.
  5. Risk Tolerance: Maintain a balanced approach to risk. Avoid excessive risk-taking, but also avoid prolonged deliberation before making a decision.
  6. Fairness: Prioritize fairness and equality in your decision-making during the game, and be vigilant in identifying unfair scenarios.
  7. Effort: Apply an 80/20 strategy, focusing on achieving effective results efficiently without getting bogged down by minor details.
  8. Emotion: Demonstrate your ability to understand and interpret others’ emotional responses, motivations, and concerns, looking beyond the surface.
  9. Generosity: Exhibit team spirit, showing willingness to prioritize the team’s or others’ interests over personal gain.

While there’s flexibility in the personality profile being sought, aim to align your approach with these attributes, as they are highly valued by BCG, especially in their pursuit of diverse candidate profiles.

Effective Preparation and Test-Taking Strategies

BCG and Pymetrics did not reinvent the wheel. Many firms are using this assessment now (JP Morgan, Bain, etc.). In fact, most games are very similar to popular cognitive and brain training apps.

The user interface is easy to navigate and kept very light. While BCG is adamant that no prior knowledge is needed, you can still get an edge over other candidates by becoming familiar with this type of assessment.

Below, we have compiled some tips on how you can prepare for the day of the digital assessment and how to take the test.

1. Be open to change and stay cognitively flexible

While everything we discuss here is true at the time of writing, our expertise with the McKinsey Problem Solving Game has shown us that such assessments are often adjusted to hinder candidates from preparing properly and discussing on forums and within their peer group. Some of the games we discuss above might be exchanged in the future for new types of games. Let this not distract you or surprise you when taking the Pymetrics.

2. Get a head start by using cognitive and brain training apps

Get into the habit of doing such assessments by practicing a few minutes a day with some brain training apps. You can easily do this on your commute or while waiting, etc. It will help prime your brain for the BCG Pymetrics Test. Some of our favorites include:

3. Read the instructions with great caution

Make sure you understand each task before working on a solution or selecting an answer. Small negligence could lead to you selecting the opposite of the answer you would actually like to choose. Never rush through the games or the user interface to avoid blunders or pitfalls on your end. If offered, look at the Pymetrics demo before you start.

4. Stay sharp

The BCG Pymetrics is short but intense, especially if you are not used to this kind of assessment. Attack it with laser-focus after a good night’s rest and some caffeine in your body. 🙂

5. Do not try to replicate results or solutions

Every candidate faces a uniquely generated scenario. Focus on the process instead and the desired traits that you want to display.

6. Have a game plan ready but stay flexible

Use the tutorials to strategize on how to approach each game. Think about potential questions and scenarios that could be thrown your way. Yet, remember to remain flexible as the games might change or look completely different than to what you expected initially.

What’s Happens When You Have Finished the Pymetrics?

Since you take the test from home, once you finish all 12 games, the results are automatically analyzed and then transmitted to BCG.

After the test, you will also be able to see your results similar to the image below.

The image shows the actual test results and candidate feedback for the BCG Pymetrics Test
Actual results of the BCG Pymetrics Test (Source: Anonymous candidate screenshot)

Based on the outcome and other factors such as your resume, you will either receive an invitation to the interviews or drop out of the process. Candidates we talked to usually hear back from BCG within 1 to 2 weeks.

Did you take the BCG Pymetrics Test or are you going to take it soon? Post your experience or questions below.

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3 Responses

  1. Linus says:

    I just took the pymetrics test and got the most unique characteristics for learning concentration and attention. I am a little bit worried because I got ADD and probably that means nothing good. Is there an approach interpreting the direction? Otherwise, I will find out in the following week.

    • Florian says:

      Hi Linus, the Pymetrics never is the sole decision criterion and is always looked at in combination with other things such as the resume, other tests, or the interviews. Don’t worry! All the best, Florian

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