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EPSO/CAST/P/1/2015

anadi14 Wed, 10/21/2015 - 09:02

Hi,

I did the competency test in English. I'm interested in having your opinion about the 25 questions. I found that some of them contained relevant errors of translation from another language into English, including informal words and abbreviations wrongly used (i.e. "temps", and/or other more relevant mistakes), as well as grammatical errors. As a result sentences were misleading. In my opinion we should raise the issue to EPSO otherwise they will continue to apply this unfair selection process.

You should know that you can always submit a complaint through https://europa.eu/epso/application/base/?communication/webform/index&use...

Nick

Doris Wed, 10/21/2015 - 20:58

Hi, and thank you for sharing. What you sain is quitte worrying. I Will have my test on 4 Nov and try to prépare. Do you have a recommandation for learning resources?

Thanks,

Doris

Bianca Fri, 10/23/2015 - 12:04

Where can we find information about competency test?

Doris Sat, 10/24/2015 - 15:45

The only thing I could find so far are the sample tests on the EPSO-webpage

nicolagabbia Wed, 11/04/2015 - 13:20

Hi,
have you got the results? For the competency test, your score is on xx/20 or xxx/25?

Doris Thu, 11/05/2015 - 16:51

Hi,

I passed the exam for Project managers yesterday. Concerning the competency test my assessment is the following: have a good overall knowledge of the European Institutions and their interaction with the EC. Furthermore have a knowledge on EU project management. And also, have some basic knowledge on project management as such. The questions are not very long and do not go into details.

I hope this information helps you and good luck!

And to reply to nicolagabbia: since there were 25 competency questions I think it should be xx/25. If I am correct you need 16 correct answers for FG IV and 13 for FG III, but maybe I am wrong here.

Bianca Fri, 11/06/2015 - 11:03

hi Doris,

Epso informed you that you are on the reserve list?

Hey Everybody!

simka.s Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:33

Hey Everybody!

 

I got on the reserve list with best score I ever had and no preparation.... hope this will work for AD too heh.

what is the next step? shall we wait for interviews?

Hey Everybody!

simka.s Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:33

Hey Everybody!

 

I got on the reserve list with best score I ever had and no preparation.... hope this will work for AD too heh.

what is the next step? shall we wait for interviews?

congrats!. Now you should be

Yolanda Thu, 02/11/2016 - 19:51

congrats!. Now you should be proactive and get in touch and keep in touch with the Permanent Representation of your country in Brusels so as to be kept in mind for them when asked for a new employee. They intermediate between the worker and the institution searching staff.

Doris Mon, 11/30/2015 - 12:31

Hi Bianco,

EPSO informed me today that I passed the test successfully.

Doris

Mart Sat, 12/05/2015 - 14:40

Hi Doris,

Can you please list here some examples of questions you had in your competency test? (those you remember)
Thanks!

Mart

simka.s Tue, 12/15/2015 - 23:21

abstract/verbal/numerical reasoning is tested as well? I will sit the exam in January and trying to figure out how to prepare.
thanks!

Ana Sat, 12/19/2015 - 11:44

Dear Simka,

I submitted my application a few months ago and I did not receive any invitation letter.
What kind of experiences they want? Because I have a lot.
ana

andrei Sat, 12/19/2015 - 14:44

I suppose they are looking for previous experience related to EU projects /grants/tenders as the executive agencies are generally managing EU programmes on behalf of EC.

andrei Sat, 12/19/2015 - 14:47

simka.sabstract/verbal/numerical reasoning is tested as well? I will sit the exam in January and trying to figure out how to prepare.
thanks!

yes, all 3 are also tested ..see more détails here
http://blogs.ec.europa.eu/eu-careers.info/cast/cast-for-financial-office...

simka.s Sun, 01/03/2016 - 20:26

AnaDear Simka,

I submitted my application a few months ago and I did not receive any invitation letter.
What kind of experiences they want? Because I have a lot.
ana

Dear Ana,

I have really no clue how are there selecting people. I am working at the EC but not as project officer so my experience is not so related. I know many people with PM experience and they haven't been invited for the exam

One question regarding the

barriuso Tue, 01/26/2016 - 09:38

One question regarding the languages.

In which language the verbal reasing test are writen originally? Does anyone recommed to do the verbal reasong in the mother toungue?

I supposed these questions were written in English so it's the best language to do the exam. But I'm surprised what with you say about mistakes in Englsh.

On the other hand it's always easier to read in your mother tongue. But the translations and the details of the texts are good enough?

Thanks!

Hello everybody, I´m begining

Yolanda Sun, 02/07/2016 - 20:24

Hello everybody, I´m begining to prepare my pre selection tests for Ad. and I need to know if we are allowed to take a calculator, paper and a pen with us or not. Do you know ?..thanks.

Calculator, erasable boards

Carolfb Thu, 02/11/2016 - 15:00

Calculator, erasable boards and pens are provided at the test centre.