I had my final interview for consulting on the 27th of last month, and unfortunately got rejected! But hopefuly this will help the rest!
Like Grdzilla said above, the group exercise was quite unusual! We were all given some text on a country (the last paragraph was different for all of us), followed by 10 statements, where we had to implement 6 of them. Within this assessment they look for your communicatory, leadership, team, logical thinking skills, where each is marked out of 5 (they don’t tell you this before, I got this from my feedback). I failed on leadership, which I would argue was slightly unfair as there are 6 of us, where it is difficult for you all to be leaders. So I would suggest really getting your point across, be confident, add value to the group, and do not just sit there and agree with other peoples recommendations or ideas.
As for the written exercise, this involved a large 16 page document with various amounts of information on it, graphs, tables, statistics, text, quotes, about a company looking to implement a large scale change programme. The task is to write a 2 page document that would summarise all this information, and it would be communicated to the board and then the company. My advice here is to be decisive in what information you extract, and do mention (if applicable) that there will be job losses.
The case presentation is pretty straight forward, similar to the first round one, only difference being you have to present it using visual aids which you must prepare yourself. Remember although you are presenting it to just one partner, it is in theory suppose to be presented to the “companies” board.
The partner interview is a simple Q and A session! Brush up on your commercial awareness, specifically anything Deloitte in the news. I was asked about the collapse of Woolworths and Deloitte’s involvement. I was also asked why Deloitte over PWC? Why consulting? The opening question was tell me about yourself? Then the final part here is your chance to ask questions? Make them good!
Well, good luck to all! I will add that be prepared to be well time managed on the day, as you sit in a room for 5 hours waiting to be called into the various sessions! You have to pass all 20 elements with 3 or above in each. I got a 2 in 3 areas! They only want the best!