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EPSO has released  an open competition for administrators. Two profiles are open for application for grades AD6 and AD7.

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) has just released an official Notice of Competition with the aim of creating a reserve list from which EU institutions can recruit new members of the civil service.

Applications are open for two profiles in two different grades: Data and statistics (AD 6) and Macroeconomic statistics (AD 7). Candidates may only apply to one:

Below we will explore the details of the NoC and the selection process that you will have to go through. But first, a few useful resources for you...

Are you applying to and preparing for this competition?

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2024 EPSO Statisticians | New Competition Webcast

Wednesday, 12 June | 12:30 PM (Brussels time)


EPSO Statisticians NoC Overview

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Competition Snapshot  I  Eligibility Criteria  I  Selection Process  I  How Can You Apply?


Competition Snapshot

  • Open for Applications: 11 June 2024
  • Application Deadline: 16 July 2024 at 12:00 PM (noon, Brussels time)
  • Grades: AD6 and AD7
  • This competition covers two fields - you may only apply to one
  • Posts will be based in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg.

The following two reserve lists have been advertised for this competition from which various EU institutions may recruit new members:

Competition Code: EPSO/AD/412/24 Candidates Sought
1 - Data and statisics (AD6) 194
2 - Macroeconomic statistics (AD 7) 48

Please read the Notice of Competition's Annex II to find out what duties will be expected of you. Annex II details the typical roles falling under each field separately. 



General criteria:

  • You must have EU citizenship
  • Make sure you've fulfilled any military service requirements
  • You must meet the character requirements

Language Requirements 

Candidates must know at least two official EU languages.

  • Language 1: Minimum C1 level of one of the 24 official EU languages (regardless of your citizenship).
  • Language 2: Any of the remaining 23 official languages of the EU at a minimum level of B2. 

Language 1 and Language 2 must be different!

Qualifications & Work Experience

  • Check out Section 3.3  of the NoC, "Specific conditions — qualifications and work experience" where the specific requirements for each profile are detailed.
  • Head to Annex III for examples of minimum qualifications
  • There will be an overview of the in the free info webcast too.




Candidates applying to this competition must submit their application online through the EPSO website by 16 July 2024 at noon, Brussels time. The application can be filled out in any of the EU's 24 official languages.

To apply you must have an EPSO account. If you do not have an EPSO account you can create one here. Double check that you don't have an existing one though, because candidate's are only allowed ONE account for ALL competitions.

Scanned copies of documents that support the declarations made in your applications should be updated no later than has to be done by 1 October 2024 at noon, Brussels time.

Existing candidates do not have to upload documents again, but they can add more supporting documents. 

  1. TESTS

All the candidates who have validated their applications on time will be invited to sit a series of tests:

a) REASONING TESTS | Language 1

These tests are pass/fail, which means if you do not reach the pass mark the remaining tests you took will not be scored or processed any further.




Pass mark

Numerical Reasoning

10 questions

20 min


Verbal Reasoning

20 questions

35 min

VR and AR combined passmark: 15/30

Abstract Reasoning

10 questions

10 min

b) FIELD-RELATED MCQ  | Language 2

The EPSO field-related MCQ will be specific to your chosen statistics profile.





Field-related MCQ


40 min


Candidates need to reach the pass mark, as well as be among those who score the highest overall. Candidates who reach the pass mark will be ranked in descending order of their scores. The ranking will be used to determine:

  1. whether or not candidates will have their written test scored and eligibility checked, as detailed in Section 4.3.3. of the NoC.
  2. the reserve lists, according to the procedure as defined in Section 4.3.4. of the NoC

This is the end of the road for those candidates who are not among the highest scoring in the MCQ. Their Written Test will not be scored, nor will their eligibility be checked.

c) WRITTEN TEST | Language 2

The purpose of EPSO Written Test is to assess how well a candidate communicates in writing. Candidates will have 40 minutes to respond to an assignment based on documents related to the area of statistics. These documents will be provided by EPSO ahead of the exam. 

According to the Notice of Competition, all candidates will receive the same documents and the same assignment.

The pass mark is  5/10


The scoring of the written test and eligibility checks will be done at the same time. The Selection Board will only score the written tests and check the eligibility for those candidates who ranked the highest on the field-related MCQ scores, and these will be checked until not more than 1.5 times the number of successful candidates sought is reached.

Eligibility is checked according to the general requirements and comparing declarations made in candidates' application forms against the supporting documents uploaded.


The EPSO Selection Board will draw up the Reserve List of eligible candidates who got all the required pass marks in ranking order as established by the highest MCQ scores and passed the eligibility check until the number of successful candidates sought has been reached.

The candidates who make it onto the Reserve List will be notified directly by EPSO. The Reserve List will then be made available to the recruiting services of the EU institutions.



ALWAYS double check the official Notice of Competition to be sure you have the required qualifications and satisfy the eligibility criteria before submitting your application. Also make sure to be familiar with the General Rules Governing Open Competitions 

To start the application process make sure your EPSO account is created and ready to go then click on your chosen profile:

  1. EPSO/AD/412/24 - 1 | Data and statistics
  2. EPSO/AD/412/24 - 2 | Macroeconomic statistics



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