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How are consulting interviews scored?
All consulting firms score case interviews in a similar manner, even though their scale and terminology might differ slightly. The key criteria for case interview evaluation are the same for McKinsey, BCG, Bain, and tier-2 firms such as Kearney, Strategy&, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman, L.E.K., as well as for Big-Four firms such as EY, KPMG, PwC, and Deloitte, or Accenture. After every interview, interviewers fill out a feedback sheet, covering the aspects discussed in the previous section in one way or another. For each section, they rank your performance across a five-point scale:
1 – Insufficient: Candidate does not display a basic command of the desired skill
2 – Adequate: Candidate displays an average command of the desired skill
3 – Good: Candidate displays a solid command of the desired skill
4 – Very Good: Candidate displays a strong command of the desired skill
5 – Distinctive: Candidate displays mastery of the desired skill.
Interviewers add a written commentary on their overall impression, highlighting positive, negative, as well as neutral observations. Two things are crucial for you to get the offer. First, you need to steer clear of the first two categories. Insufficient and adequate ratings usually lead to direct rejection. At a minimum, you need to display a good performance for every skill within an interview as well as across interviews. Second, you need to demonstrate clear performance spikes, i.e., several very good and distinctive ratings across all interviews; the more the better to make the cut and get the offer. The latter provides the interviewer with arguments and reasons to make a hiring recommendation about your performance to fellow interviewers and the firm.
Download your feedback sheet for case practice
This feedback sheet is taken from Florian’s book The 1%: Conquer Your Consulting Case Interview. You can download it for free by clicking on the button below.
Print it out and use it during your case interview practice.
The book is available on Amazon and you can find a detailed discussion of the evaluation criteria and how to score your case partners in Chapter 5.