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It's Almost Time...EPSO Exams Scheduled For September

The progress of most EPSO competitions has been put on hold over the last few months, due to the massive disruptions caused by the COVID-19 crisis. 

Despite this, it seems that EPSO is trying to get things back on track and up and running again as soon as possible. 

Consequently, a number of exams have been scheduled over the September period.

Before we take a look at what's coming up for a number of competitions keep in mind that the deadline to register for two major competitions is also coming up soon in September:

 

CAST Candidates

The new indicative dates for the next testing periods have been 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 better understand the CAST selection process, we recommend that you watch this FREE webcast: EPSO CAST Demystified - Q&A

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.

To get you up to speed with the exam methodology, be sure to check out our extensive library of webinars as well (many are free)...

If you haven't already, this is also a great time to connect with other candidates via the EPSO CAST Exams​ Facebook Group.

 

Graduate Administrators (AD5) Competition

Those candidates who have been invited to participate in the Assessment Centre phase of this competition will need to sit the Case Study component on 2 September.

Doing a couple of practice simulations before the real exam is a great idea...but September is fast approaching, so start practicing now (...if you haven't already!).

EU Training has a great suite of resources to assist you in this endeavor:

Have you joined the EPSO Assessment Centre - AD5 Graduate Administrators Facebook Group yet? Join to interact with other candidates.

 

Specialists in Legal Research - Lawyers

Those candidates who have been invited to participate in the Assessment Centre phase of this competition will need to sit the Case Study component on 3 September.

There is still a little time left to get some solid practice in, and doing a couple of practice simulations before the real exam is a great idea (...if you haven't already!).

EU Training has a great suite of resources to assist you in this endeavor:

Have you joined the EPSO Specialists Exams Facebook Group yet? Join to interact with other candidates.

 

European Commission's IT Specialist Competition

Those candidates who have been invited to the computer-based exam phase of the competition will undertake the following tests between 7-21 September:

Tests

Language

Question

Duration

Pass mark

Verbal Reasoning

Language 1

10 questions

18 min

5/10

Numerical Reasoning

Language 1

10 questions

20 min

5/10

Abstract Reasoning

Language 1

20 questions

20 min

10/20
  • The results of the verbal reasoning test will not be taken into account when calculating your final exam score.
  • However, you must reach the minimum pass mark in ALL tests in order to qualify for the next stage of the competition.
  • The results of the computer-based tests are eliminatory and will not be taken into account in your final overall competition score.

To get you comfortable with these tests and increase your test-taking speed we recommend that you complete some practice tests under exam conditions.

To get you up to speed with the exam methodology, be sure to check out our extensive library of webinars as well (many are free)...

If you haven't already, this is also a great time to connect with other candidates via the EPSO IT Specialists Exams Facebook Group.

 

Specialists in Law and Finance Competition

The postponed Assessment Centre phase for this competition has been rescheduled to take place during the period of 21 September - 27 October.

Candidates already completed the Case Study exam in January, but due to COVID-19 the Assessment Centre phase could not be completed. 

The Assessment Centre phase of this competition will include a Group Exercise, Competency-Based Interview and Field-Related Interview

Many candidate perform below their potential on exam day due to nerves and an unfamiliar environment.

But it doesn't have to be like that...get comfortable with these exercises by taking part in a couple of simulations. These are available online, as well as in-person at our training Centre in Brussels:

To get you up to speed with the exam methodology, be sure to check out our extensive library of webinars as well...

If you haven't already, this is also a great time to connect with other candidates via the EPSO Specialists Exams Facebook Group.

 

Are You New to EPSO Competitions? 

EU Training offers a wealth of practice materials for all stages and levels of the EU institutions’ selection exams.

Check out our FREE E-bookswebinarswebcasts and e-learning materials to help you excel.

If you have a question or need additional help in understanding the EPSO processes, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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