Practice Test Overview and Instructions
This practice test has been developed to provide a sample of the actual McKinsey
Problem Solving Test used for selection purposes. This test assesses your ability
to solve business problems using deductive, inductive, and quantitative reasoning.
This practice test contains a total of 26 questions. The actual test contains 26
questions and you will be given 60 minutes to answer as many questions as possible.
You will be presented with three scenarios based on actual McKinsey client cases.
Information related to each scenario will be shown in text, tables, and exhibits. This
information is presented in shaded areas and is distributed in sections throughout
the scenario. The questions ask you to find the most appropriate answer to the
problem as described using only the information presented. You should select one
and only one answer to any question.
While completing this practice test, do not use any electronic devices (e.g.,
calculator, computer) when performing calculations to answer the questions.
Electronic devices will not be permitted to be used during the actual test
administration. Also during the actual test administration, you may use all
blank space in the test booklet as scratch paper to assist you in performing any
calculations and recording any notes. No scratch paper will be allowed. Booklets
will be destroyed after you complete the test and will not be used in any way to
determine your test scores. Your final test score will be based on the number of
questions you answer correctly.
The practice scenarios begin on the next page of this test. Only consider
information contained within the scenario when determining your answer.
Considering all information presented within the scenario is critical to answering