How important are your case skills compared to the PEI portion of the interview for MBB? I’m not perfect at casing and I’m worried it’s an automatic disqualifier

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It is 50/50 weight. If you crush case but not pei you won’t pass, and vice versa. I would spend 70/30 time prepping case vs PEI. Most people I find do 95/5 in terms of time prepping and it hurts them

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I’ve been told 50/50 weight

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I always viewed the case as table stakes to get the door open and PEI as to whether or not you got the job. Both are important but remember you don’t have to crush every aspect of the case to do well. You may be excellent at structuring and conceptual problem solving but maybe just average at the quant or vice-versa and that’s ok.

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They are both important. When I was dinged I was told I crushed the case but didn’t do well on PEI. Don’t think you can not meet the case bar and pass with crushing PEI

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I struggled with math in one case and still got an offer. I would recommend practicing more for pei than you think you should

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Again you don’t have to be perfect in every section to get the offer. Even if you consistently don’t crush the math if you crush other things you’ll be fine. Not everyone goes on to work in finance at the firm.

I agree with most of the advice above, but do feel that M values the PEI slightly more than BB, relative to the case.

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Probably 75% of the interview is spent casing, so it’ll be important to master that

How would you recommend practicing for PEI

They won’t necessarily dig into all of those things but it’s helpful when preparing to remember them for yourself. However, they will dig deep into 1 story for 15-20 minutes so you do need to be able to have a conversation about it for a while.
The reason is they are looking for examples of proof of who you are as a person, how you react in different situations, and how you think about things. To understand the things about you that they’re trying to they need to dig into the details

I think I have a fair shot with the PEI and have put a lot of thought into my prep so hopefully that pans out, I just want to make sure I’m not wasting my time since I’m not great at some parts of the case

I kinda sucked at case but did great with PEI and got in. PEI is definitely important.

It’s 50/50

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