As part of your recruiting process, you may be asked to take one of our tests, depending on the role for which you apply. Conducted either in person or online, the test typically focuses on aspects of your knowledge or abilities, such as technical or coding skills or problem-solving skills.
One example is our McKinsey Problem Solving Game, also called the Imbellus assessment. This gamified assessment tests your intrinsic problem-solving skills. No preparation is required for this game. In fact, although some companies offer what they call “coaching,” you do not need to spend time or money on them.
Another example is our multiple-choice McKinsey Problem Solving Test, which complements our problem-solving interviews. Its 26 questions are based on real client cases, and no business background is required. Sample tests are available below for download.
For technical roles, you may be asked to complete a test focusing on your technical or coding abilities. These tests include programming challenges to determine your fluency in your preferred coding language.
You will receive more detailed information from your recruiter if the assessment process for your role requires a test.