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Bain and BCG Pymetrics Test

The Pymetrics test is rapidly becoming a global recruitment tool for creating more balance in the character traits of organizations. The test is rolled out in many offices of BCG, Bain, and Accenture, as well as in other industries aside from management consulting.

The online assessment is constructed using behavioral science and neuroscience by the talent matching platform Pymetrics, and its aim is to discover candidates' social, emotional, and cognitive tendencies for predictability and malleability.

The consensus view is that the Pymetrics Test is not being used to disqualify candidates, but rather, it is used to gather objective data that identifies candidates who share similar traits with successful consultants.

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The Game

The game takes 25 minutes to complete, as it consists of 12 mini-games, each lasting 1-3 minutes and measuring a specific trait:


Money Exchange 1: Fairness


Keypresses: Effort


Balloons: Risk tolerance


Money Exchange 2: Generosity


Digits: Focus


Easy or Hard: Decision making


Stop 1: Attention


Cards: Decision making


Arrows: Attention


Lengths: Learning


Towers: Decision making


Faces: Emotion

Candidates have 25 minutes to complete 12 games. While management consulting companies say you cannot prepare, and that there are no wrong answers, we know that there are favorable outcomes.

What is included?

To help you prepare, in collaboration with many test-takers, we have constructed a sneak peek of what the test looks like, what recruiters are looking for, and a range of tips, so that you can demonstrate the target set of characteristics.

You can access the BCG and Bain Pymetrics Test guide as part of the Prepmatter Online Assessment Package, which includes comprehensive guides for 3 of the McKinsey, BCG, and Bain assessment models.

How else can I prepare?