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How much time is needed to go from a total LBO modelling novice to passable for interview model tests?

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If you do focused effort, you could probably get it down in a few weeks

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What difficult of modeling tests are you picturing when you say a few weeks? I think the 1 hour tests are fairly feasible to get, but I’ve been having some trouble with the more complex 3-4 hour tests. For consultants, is it really only the paper and 1 hour tests I should worry about?

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I would start by reading chapters 4 and 5 of the Investment Banking by Rosenbaum book, to make sure you have a basic understanding down. Then do the street of walls model (free online) and ask friends for case studies from their previous interviews

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