People often ask me whether Case Interview is a game of the whole integrated process or a game of multiple individual questions combined.

Well, that depends!


If you’ve see the Case Interview 101 video, you’d know that a case format falls somewhere on a spectrum where the two ends represent two extremes. On one end we have the “candidate-led” case in which the whole integrated process is more important. The other end is the “interviewer-led” case, in which interviewers will throw at you multiple questions in a somewhat random fashion. In those types of case interview questions, knowing common question types and how to answer them is more important.

Keep in mind that most cases out there fall somewhere in between the two ends, so you almost never see a pure “candidate-led” or a pure “interviewer-led” case. So, knowing about those common case interview questions and how to answer them is a must for every aspiring consultant.

So right below, you will see a wonderful list of the most common case interview questions and answers. We spent years studying and surveying to get these concise groupings.

Market sizing/ Guesstimate

How many people wear red in New York on a typical Monday?

Brain Teasers

How far can a dog run into a forest?

Information questions

What information do you need to test that?

Data – Chart Insights

This is an exhibit about … What insights you can see from the exhibit?

Business Valuation

How much is this company/division worth today?

Value Proposition

If you are xx, what yy values do you look for?

Word Problem

Given facts A, B, C, what is the X value that would make D, E, F.

Solution Finding

Ok, given this situation, how would you deal with it?

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