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EPSO September 2021 Exams - Are You Ready?

EPSO is not wasting any time. Exams are kicking off rapidly from the start of September.

Here is your quick guide to see what's coming up and how to prepare for exam day...

 

Exam Dates

Experts in Technical Support to Member States’ Structural Reforms + Experts in the Schengen Acquis (EPSO/AD/391/21) EPSO Competition

CAST Profiles

Administrators In International Cooperation and Managing Aid to Non-EU Countries (EPSO/AD/380/19) EPSO Competition 

Nuclear Inspectors (EPSO/AST/149/21) EPSO Competition

Administrators in the field of European Law (EPSO/AD/381/20) EPSO Competition

Secretaries (EPSO/AST-SC/10/20) EPSO Competition

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Administrators In International Cooperation and Managing Aid to Non-EU Countries (EPSO/AD/380/19) EPSO Competition 

Lots happening so take note!

Have you joined the "EPSO Administrators in International Cooperation Exams" Facebook Group yet?

 

Experts in Technical Support to Member States’ Structural Reforms + Experts in the Schengen Acquis (EPSO/AD/391/21) EPSO Competition

Not long now until candidates participating in this competition sit their computer-based tests. 

Candidates will need to sit a Verbal, Numerical and Abstract Reasoning test during the exam period, which will run from 2 - 10 September. 

Over 1,900 applications have been received for this competition, so expect the competition at the CBT stage to be high as only those candidates that score the highest marks in the CBT exam will progress to the next stage of the competition - Talent Screener review.

PREP TIP: You can access practice test simulations here, and view methodology webinars on each CBT test type here - some are even FREE!

Have you joined the "Experts In Structural Reforms Support & Schengen Acquis - EPSO Exams" Facebook Group yet?

 

Administrators in the field of European Law (EPSO/AD/381/20) EPSO Competition

Testing of the intermediate stage of this competition is kicking off in mid-September:

  • Exam Booking Period: 7 - 13 September
  • Case Study Exam: 20 - 24 September

Unlike the previous exam round, this stage of testing is where the competition will really start to get competitive and tough.

While candidates will only need to attain the minimum pass mark in the Language Comprehension test in order to qualify for the next stage of the competition, they will NEED TO GET one of the highest marks in the Field-Related test to actually qualify for the Assessment Centre stage of the competition.

To help candidates prepare for the intermediate exam EU Training has 50 English and 30 French, Language Comprehension practice tests available (each test consists of 12 questions), as well as, 700 Law Competency practice questions to prepare for this vitally important exam.

Also, have a read of this article for additional resources for the EPSO EU Law competition's Field-Related Test: Best Resources For The EPSO EU Law Competition's Field-Related Test

Have you joined the "EPSO Administrators in European Law (AD5) Exams" Facebook Group yet?

 

Secretaries (EPSO/AST-SC/10/20) EPSO Competition

The intermediate stage of this competition is scheduled for the end of September.

  • Exam Booking Period: 14 - 20 September
  • Case Study Exam: 27 - 30 September

Use this time to your advantage by familiarising yourself with the Microsoft Office Word skills test, which will assess candidates' skills in the preparation and processing of MS Word documents.

Candidates will have to score one of the highest overall marks in this test to qualify for the Assessment Centre stage of the competition.

To help candidates prepare for this test EU Training has developed 200 Microsoft Office Word Skills Test practice questions. Questions are based on the Microsoft Office (MS Word) 2016 version in English.

This 60-minute test will consist of 50 questions and will need to be completed in the candidate's chosen Language 2 - English OR French.

Have you joined the "EPSO AST and SC Exams" Facebook Group yet?

 

Nuclear Inspectors (EPSO/AST/149/21) EPSO Competition

The Case Study dates are set:

  • Exam Booking Period: 31 August - 7 September
  • Case Study Exam: 17 September

With the Case Study test scheduled for mid-September, now is the prime time to view our Case Study Insights webinar and to do a few practice Case StudySimulations (with the added option to have your answer evaluated). Our EPSO like Case Study simulations are available in 5 languages

Have you joined the "Nuclear Inspectors EPSO Exams" Facebook Group yet?

 

CAST Exams

The testing periods are published on the web pages of the different EPSO CAST profiles.

If you get invited to take part in the computer-based test you will need to complete a Verbal Reasoning Test, Numerical Reasoning Test, Abstract Reasoning Test, and a Competency Test or Language Comprehension Test depending on the CAST profile.

To get you comfortable with these tests and increase your test-taking speed we recommend that you complete some practice tests under exam conditions. We have special practice packages for each EPSO CAST profile. Also, methodology webinars (many are FREE) and online training sessions are also available to take your exam preparation to the next level.

If you are new to the CAST selection process, we recommend that you watch this FREE information webcast: 2019 EPSO CAST Demystified - Q&A

Also, don't forget to connect with other candidates via the EPSO CAST Exams Facebook Group

 

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