We are looking for AC candidates with strong analytic abilities and outstanding academic records. However, simply being eager, driven and smart will not earn you a spot on our team. Our team is made up of passionate people who are uncomfortable with the status quo, who are supportive of one another and who like to have a little fun while solving real-world problems. Learn more about what Bain looks for.

Who should apply to be an AC?
We encourage undergraduate students with no previous work experience and who are pursuing the final year of their degree at a top engineering college to apply for the AC position. Students at top Indian business schools may join as experienced ACs or senior associate consultants (SACs). Your position level will be assessed and adjusted, if needed, during the interviews. Learn more about being an AC.

Please note we will soon start accepting applications for the Bengaluru office. Until then, applicants interested in working in India as an AC should apply to our New Delhi and Mumbai offices.

The New Delhi and Mumbai offices are not offering associate consultant internships for undergraduate hires in the upcoming summer.

Please contact us if you have questions regarding AC recruiting.

On campus

Bain recruits from top universities around the world and across India, including the Indian Institute of Technology.

Visit your university’s page on JoinBain.com for information about Bain’s recruiting efforts on your campus.


We hope you will consider joining our India team. Please submit your online application on JoinBain.com. Fluency in English is required.

Bain India recruits for full-time positions from October through December. Applications are accepted from September through November. Please check with your university’s career services office for your application deadline, or visit your university’s page on JoinBain.com.


Candidates will participate in three to four 25-minute interviews with principals, managers, and a partner. Discussions of real business cases will make up the majority of these interviews, giving you some insights into what it is like to work at Bain. For each case discussion, your interviewer will present a short business problem and then ask you to structure the problem and recommend a practical solution. We encourage you to prepare for your case interviews.

Your interview may kick off with an opportunity to share your achievements and future goals. You should also have time at the end of the interviews to ask questions. Candidates will be informed of the outcome of their interviews later that day during campus events and within a week for lateral hires.