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The Language of EPSO Tests

EPSO Translator Exams for Croatians and EU job candidates

It seems that the new language test for the Translator competitions are a common source of confusion - so we've decided to help you out by shedding some light on the issue.

Read on to find out what languages are used in which parts of the exam and where can you find more information on the topic!

With new Member States joining the EU, the addition of the langauges always cause some confusion, especially for the new candidates.

We take the newly announced Croatian exams as examples to illustrate how to navigate EPSO's maze through the Notice of Competitions.

Let's start with the AD5 Generalist (EPA, Law etc.) exam:

  • Notice of Competition
  • Abstract Reasoning - Language 2 - English, German, French
  • Numerical Reasoning - Language 2 - English, German, French
  • Verbal Reasoning - Language 2 - English, German, French
  • SJT - Language 2 - English, German, French

Now let's take a look at the AD Translators' exam for Croatians:

  • Notice of Competition
  • Abstract Reasoning - Language 2 - English, German, French
  • Numerical Reasoning - Language 2 - English, German, French
  • Verbal Reasoning - Language 2 - English, German, French
  • Langauge Test # 1 - Language 1 - Croatian
  • Langauge Test #2 - Language 3 - any official EU langauge, but it must be different from Language 2

Finally, let's take a look at the AD Interpreters exam:

  • Notice of Competition
  • Abstract Reasoning - Language 2 - English, German, French
  • Numerical Reasoning - Language 2 - English, German, French
  • Verbal Reasoning - Language 2 - English, German, French
  • Verbal Reasoning #2 - Language 3 - any official EU langauge, must be different from Language 2

Your first stop when trying to find out not trivial information about EPSO exams should always be the official notice of the competitions found at EPSO's website. On this page you can find all the information you need on the already published competitions - if not, you should check the EPSO forward planning calendar.

We hope this small clarification will help you out when planning your exam - if not please drop us a line in the comments section below so we can help you out!

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