You must clear three hurdles on your way to becoming a McKinsey consultant. Successful candidates will receive a competitive offer to join our ranks.

Hurdle 1: Application screening

As a first step in assessing your potential to have a successful McKinsey career, our consultants will screen your written application.

Successful applicants will be invited for a problem-solving test.

If your application is unsuccessful, please note that we will not accept a new application from you for the same role, to any office, within an 18-month period.

Hurdle 2: Problem-solving test

If your application documents pass the screening process you will be invited to sit for our multiple-choice problem-solving test. The test provides an opportunity for you to show us your problem-solving skills and abilities in a different way to interviews. Candidates who pass the test successfully will be invited for interviews. (If you applied for Internship you will skip the first-round interviews and will be invited for interviews with partners directly.)

Hurdle 3: Interviews

In the first round of interviews, you will have three 60-minute interviews. Consultants will test your ability to solve problems as well as assess your team skills, initiative, drive, ambition, and powers of persuasion. During the interviews you will have ample opportunity to ask questions about consulting and working at McKinsey. If you complete the first round of interviews successfully, we will invite you to the final round of interviews.

In the final round of interviews, you will speak with three partners from our office. The nature of the interviews is similar to the interviews you had with the consultants in the first round. Here too, a case study will form part of the interviews. We will pay attention to your motivation and your ability to work well in teams.