WHY YOU NEED A SMART METHOD
FACT #1: TIME
Two minutes per question is an extremely challenging time horizon. If you consider the quantity of text and the density of exhibits and data, the time provided might not even be enough to read the introductory paragraphs.
fact #2: AVOIDABLE MISTAKES
When you start practising you will realize that at least 20% of your mistakes are due to misread questions. Avoiding them means succeeding in the test as opposed to failing it.
fact #3: information overload
50+% of the information provided will not be helpful in answering the questions. The PST tests your ability to cope with ‘information overload’, i.e. dealing with a large amount of data that may not help in answering the question.
We developed a sIMPLE PRACTICAL METHOD TO TACKLE ALL QUESTIONS IN THE PST. LEARN MORE ON OUR PST GUIDE.
TIPS & TRICKS
Beside a sound method, you also need to be smart in allocating your time and prioritizing your efforts. You may find this video useful:
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
+ I have the PST in 5 days. What is the best method to prepare?
When you do not have much time left we suggest you to:
- Understand how the test is structured: many people fail the PST simply because they don't know it well. You can find all the details about the PST on our PST Guide. You may want to double check the total time, since most offices will give you 60 minutes but some others 70.
- Develop a solid answering technique: It is essential for you to acquire an answering technique allowing you to make the best use of the very limited time in the test. Our video and the PST Guide will help you a great deal.
- Practice smart: We advise you to try the official tests on the McKinsey website. If you want to boost your chances our best pick is the Test Ready Package above. You will have the chance to practice on three 26-questions full-lenght sample PSTs. Then, our Performance Radar will help you identify your weaknesses by translating results in your performance across the 6 PST question types. The PST Guide will teach you useful methods on how to tackle each question type and the 60 additional questions will help you master a sound technique for each of them. In other words nothing will be left off the checklist!
P.S. Do check whether the first round of interviews is immediately after the PST or on a different day. In the former case, we strongly advice you to prepare for case interviews. The Beyond Test Ready package also includes 1 hour of case interviews with our Mentors.
+ Why is the passing rate of the PST so low?
Passing the PST is hard mainly because of the time constraint. If you had 2 hours you could easily score more than 90% but you only have 1 hour. It is therefore essential for you to be able to manage time. Watch our video for tips on how to save time during the PST
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