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A Major Update On All EPSO Competitions

For many ongoing EPSO competitions, there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding their progress. There have been major delays, technical problems at exams, and in some cases simply no movement at all.

It's totally understandable to feel frustrated with the whole thing - but remember, everyone else is also in the same boat and your resilience is being tested wink

Lots (...and I mean lots) of EPSO competitions are about to hit the Assessment Centre stage, with candidates wondering whether their exams will kick off in the last few weeks of this year or sometime in early 2022. Leaving many to feel stressed about how to prepare effectively for their Assessment Centre and questioning if they even have enough time to prepare. 

Below we take a look at ALL the EPSO competitions currently underway to see where they stand in the selection process and outline what you can expect.

We have also put together a handy guide to help you formulate your EPSO Assessment Centre preparation plan - even before you get your invitation.

QUICK LINKS:

AC Exams Prep Plan  I  New EPSO Competitions  I Where Your Competition Stands  I  CAST Exams

 

Assessment Centre Prep Plan

Many candidates are currently facing the following predicament...

  • You've completed either the pre-selection computer-based tests or intermediate tests.
  • You know you've passed and have your exam score but don't know if it is high enough to make it to the next stage.
  • You're still awaiting information on whether you've made it through the eligibility check and what the threshold score for your last exam will be.
  • Then comes the Talent Screener Review phase - which could happen really quickly or drag out for ages - before getting any news of whether you have been invited to the Assessment Centre or not.
  • All the while you're asking yourself - should I be using this time to prepare for the Assessment Centre without knowing if I will actually progress to this stage?

With many EPSO competitions being at a bottleneck and not progressing, while a bunch of valuable time passes by that could be put to good use as preparation time, it is only natural that many candidates are feeling a bit antsy.

Further fueling this anxiousness is the knowledge that the start of the Assessment Cente period could be announced very soon after finding out the final results of the Talent Screener Review, leaving candidates with little to no time to prepare for their Assessment Centre exams.

Our best advice, given what we have observed over the last 15 years that we've been helping candidates prepare for each stage of the EPSO selection process, is that it is never too early to make a plan. Give yourself plenty of time to fully digest what's expected of you and prepare for what EPSO assessors will be observing and seeking via the Assessment Centre exams.

Waiting until you get your invitation to the Assessment Centre to start working on your exam plan and preparation may be too late - especially if the Assessment Centre takes place shortly after the invitation is sent.

Of course, there is a chance that you may not make it through to the next stage, but what if you do?

Your goal should be to give yourself the very best chance possible to shine at the Assessment Centre.

But even if you don't make it past the eligibility or Talent Screener review stage, don't get disheartened. The time invested preparing for the Assessment Centre now, via your current competition, can still be put to good use at another competition.

So really, you have nothing to lose.

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New EPSO Competitions

Irish-Language (GA) Lawyer-Linguists

  • Applications OPEN: 18 November 2021
  • Applications CLOSE: 21 December 2021
  • Grade: AD7
  • Location: Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
  • Apply Here

Administrators in Maritime Affairs & Fisheries

  • Applications OPEN: 9 December 2021
  • Applications CLOSE: 11 January 2022
  • Grade: AD6
  • Location: European Commission (Brussels)
  • Apply Here

Coming Up In 2022...

While no specific details have been provided, we know that EPSO is preparing selection procedures in the following fields:

  • Linguistic Assistants in different languages
  • Space and Defense
  • Assistants in information and communication technology (ICT)
    • ICT infrastructures, cloud, networks and middleware
    • Digital workplace, office automation and mobile computing
    • Development/configuration, testing, operation and maintenance of IT applications and off-the-shelf solutions; Data management, data analytics and artificial intelligence
    • ICT security
  • Experts in information and communication technology (ICT)
    • ​ICT infrastructures, cloud, networks and middleware
    • Digital workplace, office automation and mobile computing
    • IT and data governance, programme/portfolio and project management, project management office (PMO), business and enterprise architecture
    • Design, development/configuration, testing, operation and maintenance of IT applications and off-the-shelf solutions; Data management, data analytics and artificial intelligence
    • ICT security

 

Where Your Competition Stands...

Let's take a look at where each competition stands in the selection process starting from the most recently released. Scroll through to the competition that is most relevant to you. 

Administrators in Digital Forensics + Operational & Strategic Analysis (EPSO/AD/395/21)

Applications closed for this competition on 9 November, with EPSO receiving 129 applications for the Administrators in Digital Forensics profile, and 301 applications for the Administrators in Operational & Strategic Analysis profile. 

  • Next Steps: The multiple-choice reasoning tests for this competition will take place at the Assessment Centre, therefore this competition will first need to go through the Eligibility Check and Talent Screener review stages, before progressing to the Assessment Centre. 
  • Preparation Plan: While you keep your fingers crossed that you get invited to the Assessment Centre, you can use this time to start practicing for the multiple-choice reasoning tests as these can take a bit of time to master. Although you will only need to reach the pass mark in these tests, don't risk knocking yourself out of the competition and jeopardise your chance to participate in the rest of the Assessment Centre because you failed to do well in these tests. EU Training also has virtual CBT training sessions, as well as methodology webinars to help you get up to speed with the Verbal, Numerical, and Abstract Reasoning tests.
  • Also, make sure you read our Assessment Centre Prep Plan to get more tips on what you can do now while you wait for your Assessment Centre invitation. 
  • For more details on this competition read this overview article: APPLICATIONS OPEN! Administrators (AD7) EPSO Competition
  • Join this competition's Facebook Group to connect with other candidates

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Anti-Fraud Investigators & Experts (EPSO/AD/394/21)

Applications closed for this competition on 9 November, with EPSO receiving 564 applications for Field 1: Grade AD7, 147 applications for Field 1: Grade AD9, 212 applications for Field 2: Grade AD7, and 68 applications for Field 2: Grade AD9, 

  • Next Steps: The multiple-choice reasoning tests for this competition will take place at the Assessment Centre, therefore this competition will first need to go through the Eligibility Check and Talent Screener review stages, before progressing to the Assessment Centre. 
  • Preparation Plan: While you keep your fingers crossed that you get invited to the Assessment Centre, you can use this time to start practicing for the multiple-choice reasoning tests as these can take a bit of time to master. Although you will only need to reach the pass mark in these tests, don't risk knocking yourself out of the competition and jeopardise your chance to participate in the rest of the Assessment Centre because you failed to do well in these tests. EU Training also has virtual CBT training sessions, as well as methodology webinars to help you get up to speed with the VerbalNumerical, and Abstract Reasoning tests. 
  • Also, make sure you read our Assessment Centre Prep Plan to get more tips on what you can do now while you wait for your Assessment Centre invitation. 
  • For more details on this competition read this overview article: APPLICATIONS OPEN! Investigators & Experts in Anti-Fraud EPSO Competition
  • Join this competition's Facebook Group to connect with other candidates

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Laboratory Support Workers (EPSO/AST-SC/11/21)

Applications closed for this competition on 26 October, with EPSO receiving 176 applications.

  • Next Steps: EPSO has not disclosed yet whether the multiple-choice reasoning tests for this competition will take place up front as a pre-selection exam or at the Assessment Centre. 
  • Preparation Plan: Regardless of what EPSO decides, use this time to start practicing for the multiple-choice reasoning tests as these can take a bit of time to master. If this exam takes place at the Assessment Centre you will only need to reach the pass mark in these tests, but if this exam takes place at the start of the competition, it will be used as an elimination tool. Then you will need to try and get the highest score possible to ensure you don't get eliminated at the Eligibility Check round because you scored under the threshold. So, it is important to start practicing for this exam now. EU Training also has virtual CBT training sessions, as well as methodology webinars to help you get up to speed with the VerbalNumerical, and Abstract Reasoning tests. 
  • For more details on this competition read this overview article: APPLICATIONS OPEN! Laboratory Support Workers EPSO Competition
  • Join this competition's Facebook Group to connect with other candidates

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Technicians (EPSO/AST/150/21)

Applications closed for this competition on 26 October, with EPSO receiving 398 applications for Field 1, 663 applications for Field 2, and 378 applications for Field 3.

  • Next Steps: EPSO has not disclosed yet whether the multiple-choice reasoning tests for this competition will take place up front as a pre-selection exam or at the Assessment Centre. 
  • Preparation Plan: Regardless of what EPSO decides, use this time to start practicing for the multiple-choice reasoning tests as these can take a bit of time to master. If this exam takes place at the Assessment Centre you will only need to reach the pass mark in these tests, but if this exam takes place at the start of the competition, it will be used as an elimination tool. Then you will need to try and get the highest score possible to ensure you don't get eliminated at the Eligibility Check round because you scored under the threshold. So, it is important to start practicing for this exam now. EU Training also has virtual CBT training sessions, as well as methodology webinars to help you get up to speed with the VerbalNumerical, and Abstract Reasoning tests. 
  • For more details on this competition read this overview article: APPLICATIONS OPEN! Technicians EPSO Competition
  • Join this competition's Facebook Group to connect with other candidates

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Administrators in Data Protection (EPSO/AD/393/21)

Applications closed for this competition on 12 October, with EPSO receiving 2247 applications. 

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Administrators in Health & Food Safety (EPSO/AD/392/21)

This competition has moved on from the Eligibility Check to the Talent Screener Review round. Applicants found out on 16 November 2021, whether they had successfully made it through to the Talent Screener Review or not. The number of candidates per profile who remain in the competition are as follows: Profile 1 - 240, Profile 2 - 245, and Profile 3 - 190.

  • Next Steps: The Talent Screener Review will take a little while, on top of that a number of competitions have been majorly delayed that may get precedence over this competition in EPSO's planning. So, expect the Assessment Centre invitation to only arrive sometime in early 2022. However, this doesn't mean that you can afford to be complacent and not do some prep work in the meantime.
  • Preparation Plan: While you keep your fingers crossed that you get invited to the Assessment Centre, you can use this time to start practicing for the multiple-choice reasoning tests as these can take a bit of time to master. Although you will only need to reach the pass mark in these tests, don't risk knocking yourself out of the competition and jeopardise your chance to participate in the rest of the Assessment Centre because you failed to do well in these tests. EU Training also has virtual CBT training sessions, as well as methodology webinars to help you get up to speed with the VerbalNumerical, and Abstract Reasoning tests. 
  • Also, make sure you read our Assessment Centre Prep Plan to get more tips on what you can do now while you wait for your Assessment Centre invitation. 
  • For more details on this competition read this overview article: APPLICATIONS OPEN! Administrators In Health & Food Safety EPSO Competition
  • Join this competition's Facebook Group to connect with other candidates

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EXPERTS IN STRUCTURAL REFORMS & SCHENGEN ACQUIS (EPSO/AD/391/21)

The results of the CBT exam were published in candidates' accounts at the end of October. However, candidates are still awaiting the threshold score to find out if they have successfully progressed to the Talent Screener Review round. It is rumored that the Eligibility Check results (along with the threshold score) will be announced in early December 2021. 

  • Next Steps: Since candidates have not received the Eligibility Check results yet, let's face it, it's very unlikely that the Talent Screener Review will kick off this year. Only once the Talent Screener Review is finalised will the invitations to the Assessment Centre be sent. So, there is a little while to go before you can expect to undertake your Assessment Centre exams. Having said that, there are still some things you can already start to work on now to make sure you are ready to hit the ground running as soon as you get the good news that you've been invited to the Assessment Centre.
  • Preparation Plan: There are a lot of Assessment Centre tasks that you will need to prep for - Case Study, SCBI, CBI, Field-Related Interview, and the Written Test in the field - so use this time to your advantage. Make sure you read our Assessment Centre Prep Plan to get tips on what you can do now while you wait for your Assessment Centre invitation. EU Training has a lot of resources at your disposal to get fully prepared for this vital stage of the competition.  
  • For more details on this competition read this overview article: APPLICATIONS OPEN! Experts In Technical Support & Schengen Acquis EPSO Competition
  • Join this competition's Facebook Group to connect with other candidates

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Nuclear Inspectors (EPSO/AST/149/21)

Well, this competition has certainly zoomed ahead of the rest! 

  • Next Steps: The Assessment Centre technically concluded yesterday, on 22 November 2021. Best of luck to all the candidates!
  • Preparation Plan: Fingers crossed that the results will be announced before the end of the year...it is also time to chill a nice bottle of bubbly in anticipation of the big moment. 
  • Let us know about your final results - we would love to hear about it!

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Administrators in Chemicals Policy (EPSO/AD/390/20)

518 candidates have successfully made it through to the Talent Screener Review round. Unfortunately, EPSO announced on 19 November that "the evaluation of the Talent screener is currently delayed". What exactly this means and for how long?...only EPSO knows.

  • Next Steps: Thanks to this news it is very unlikely that the Talent Screener Review will commence this year. Only once the Talent Screener Review is finalised will the invitations to the Assessment Centre be sent. So, there is a little while to go before you can expect to undertake your Assessment Centre exams. Having said that, there are still some things you can already start to work on now to make sure you are ready to hit the ground running as soon as you get the good news that you've been invited to the Assessment Centre.
  • Preparation Plan: Use this time to start practicing for the multiple-choice reasoning tests as these can take a bit of time to master. Although you will only need to reach the pass mark in these tests, don't risk knocking yourself out of the competition and jeopardise your chance to participate in the rest of the Assessment Centre because you failed to do well in these tests. EU Training also has virtual CBT training sessions, as well as methodology webinars to help you get up to speed with the VerbalNumerical, and Abstract Reasoning tests. 
  • Also, make sure you read our Assessment Centre Prep Plan to get more tips on what you can do now while you wait for your Assessment Centre invitation.  
  • For more details on this competition read this overview article: APPLICATIONS OPEN! EPSO Administrators In Chemicals Policy Competition
  • Join this competition's Facebook Group to connect with other candidates

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Proofreaders / Language Editors (IT, PT, GA, ET, ES, EL) (EPSO/AST/148/21)

Not all languages have moved on to the Talent Screener Review round. The candidates whose Talent Screeners as currently being evaluated are: Portugues language - 150 candidates, Galic language - 15 candidates, and Estonian language - 55 candidates. No news regarding the Italian, Spanish, and Greek language candidates. 

  • Next Steps: It is hard to assess when the Talent Screener Review will commence for the Italian, Spanish, and Greek language candidates. Only once the Talent Screener Review is finalised will the invitations to the Assessment Centre be sent. The current status also means that some of the languages may move ahead of other in the selection process. Don't expect the Assessment Centre testing period to be announced until early 2022.  So, what should you do while you wait?...
  • Preparation Plan: Use this time to start practicing for the multiple-choice reasoning tests as these can take a bit of time to master. Although you will only need to reach the pass mark in these tests, don't risk knocking yourself out of the competition and jeopardise your chance to participate in the rest of the Assessment Centre because you failed to do well in these tests. EU Training also has virtual CBT training sessions, as well as methodology webinars to help you get up to speed with the VerbalNumerical, and Abstract Reasoning tests. Also, your CBT exam will include two Language Comprehension Tests to be completed in your profile's Language 1. EU Training has Language Comprehension tests available in 15 languages - including the 5 languages of this competition
  • Also, make sure you read our Assessment Centre Prep Plan to get more tips on what you can do now while you wait for your Assessment Centre invitation.  
  • For more details on this competition read this overview article: APPLICATIONS OPEN! EPSO Proofreaders / Language Editors Competition
  • Join this competition's Facebook Group to connect with other candidates

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Administrators in Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development (EPSO/AD/389/20)

It was announced at the end of October that 590 candidates have successfully made it through to the Talent Screener Review round. Fingers crossed there won't be any "delays" announced for this competition. 

  • Next Steps: Once the Talent Screener Review is finalised the invitations to the Assessment Centre be sent. We have a good feeling about this one! lets hope some results are announced by the end of this year so that the Assessment Centre exams can commence in early 2022. Therefore, you should seriously start working on your Assessment Centre preparation plan. 
  • Preparation Plan: There are a lot of Assessment Centre tasks that you will need to prep for - Case Study, SCBI, CBI, Field-Related Interview, and the Written Test in the field - so use this time to your advantage. Make sure you read our Assessment Centre Prep Plan to get tips on what you can do now while you wait for your Assessment Centre invitation. EU Training has a lot of resources at your disposal to get fully prepared for this vital stage of the competition.  
  • For more details on this competition read this overview article: APPLICATIONS OPEN! EPSO Specialists In Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development Competition
  • Join this competition's Facebook Group to connect with other candidates

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Lawyer-Linguists (BG, CS, FR, GA, HU, PL) (EPSO/AD/383-388/21)

The following number of candidates have progressed to the next stage of the competition - Translation Test: Bulgarian language - 55, Czech language - 50, French language - 75, Irish language - 10, Hungarian language - 50, and Polish language - 65.

  • Next Steps: The Translation Test is coming up very soon, with the exam period taking place between 7 - 12 December 2021. This is an important exam for two key reasons: (1) the mark obtained for the translation test will be combined with the marks obtained in the Assessment Centre to give candidates their final overall mark; and (2) only those that score one of the highest overall marks in this test will qualify to move on to the next stage of the competition.
  • Preparation Plan: During this exam, candidates will have 2 hours to translate a legal text (without the use of a dictionary) from Language 2 (English), into their chosen Language 1 (the language profile of the competition - BG, CS, FR, GA, HU, or PL). There is a sample available on the EPSO website - we suggest that you use this sample to do a test run within the strict time limits and without the use of a dictionary.
  • For more details on this competition read this overview article: APPLICATIONS OPEN for 2021 Lawyer-Linguists Competition!
  • Join this competition's Facebook Group to connect with other candidates

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Translators (DA, DE, FI, SV) (COM/TA/AD/01-04/21)

The following number of candidates have progressed to the next stage of the competition - Translation & Revision Tests: Danish language - 80, German language - 160, Finnish language - 105, and Swedish language - 115.

  • Next Steps: When the Translation & Revision tests will take place has not been announced yet, but is expected to come up very soon. 
  • Preparation Plan: During this exam, candidates will have to undertake two tasks. Task 1: Revision Test - candidates will have 30 minutes to revise the text translated into Language 1 (for this competition, either DA, DE, FI, or SV) from Language 2 (English). Task 2: Translation Test - candidates will have 90 minutes to translate a piece of text into Language 1 (for this competition, either DA, DE, FI, or SV) from Language 2 (English). For both tests, candidates can use their own non-electronic (paper format) dictionaries to complete the task. There are Revision Test and Translation Test samples available on the EPSO website - we suggest that you use these samples to do a test run within the strict time limits.
  • For more details on this competition read this overview article: The European Commission Has Released A Translators Competition
  • Join this competition's Facebook Group to connect with other candidates

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Administrators in External Relations (EPSO/AD/382/20)

Can you believe that this competition was announced in September 2020 and candidates are still waiting for the Eligibility Check to be completed?!

It seems a bit of an understatement to say that this competition has experienced some delays...

The first round of CBT exams concluded in April, but many candidates were unable to complete this exam due to a large number of test centers being closed because of COVID-19 lock-downs/restrictions. Since then EPSO has introduced remotely proctored testing and announced a second CBT exam period which concluded on 1 July 2021.

The results of the CBT exams were published in candidates' accounts at the end of September, however, candidates are still awaiting the threshold score to find out if they have successfully progressed to the Talent Screener Review round. It is rumored that the Eligibility Check results (along with the threshold score) will be announced "towards the month of December" - so keep your fingers crossed for an update from EPSO any second now...we are after all, almost IN December.

25 NOV UPDATE: Information has been posted in this competition's Facebook Group that eligibility checks are ongoing and that EPSO anticipates that the results will be published "during the course of the month of January 2022". Unfortunately, not the news we were waiting for.

  • Next Steps: Since candidates have not received the Eligibility Check results yet, let's face it, it's very unlikely that the Talent Screener Review will kick off this year...or even if it does, it won't be completed before 2022. Only once the Talent Screener Review is finalised will the invitations to the Assessment Centre be sent. So, there is a little while to go before you can expect to undertake your Assessment Centre exams. Having said that, there are still some things you can already start to work on now to make sure you are ready to hit the ground running as soon as you get the good news that you've been invited to the Assessment Centre.
  • Preparation Plan: There are a lot of Assessment Centre tasks that you will need to prep for - Case Study, SCBI, CBI, Field-Related Interview, and the Written Test in the field - so use this time to your advantage. Make sure you read our Assessment Centre Prep Plan to get tips on what you can do now while you wait for your Assessment Centre invitation. EU Training has a lot of resources at your disposal to get fully prepared for this vital stage of the competition.  
  • For more details on this competition read this overview article: APPLICATIONS OPEN: EPSO Administrators In External Relations Competition!
  • Join this competition's Facebook Group to connect with other candidates

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Administrators in European Law (AD5) (EPSO/AD/381/20)

Another EPSO competition that has put its candidates through quite the "journey" to get to this point. 

Everyone is eagerly awaiting the results of the Intermediate Test which concluded in September. 

24 NOV UPDATE: The results of the Intermediate Test were published in candidates' accounts this afternoon. Before the threshold score is known the Eligibility Check will need to be processed. So hang tight everyone!

  • Next Steps: Once the Eligibility Check is finalised and the Intermediate Test threshold score is known the invitations to the Assessment Centre will be sent. While it is highly unlikely that the Assessment Centre testing period will commence this year, we do see this competition being one of the first scheduled to complete the Assessment Centre round in 2022. Although the Intermediate Test results have not been announced yet, there is some Assessment Centre preparation that you can already start working on now, while you wait for the positive news to arrive - because after that it's going to get very busy.
  • Preparation Plan: Waiting until you get your Assessment Centre invitation may be too late to start your exam prep...expect the Assessment Centre testing period to happen swiftly after the Eligibility Check results are announced. You have a key set of Assessment Centre tasks that you will need to prep for - CBI, Oral Presentation, Role Play 1 & 2, and the Written Test in the field - so use this time to your advantage. Make sure you read our Assessment Centre Prep Plan to get tips on what you can do now while you wait for your Assessment Centre invitation. EU Training has a wealth of resources available to get fully prepared for this vital stage of the competition.  
  • For more details on this competition read this overview article: APPLICATIONS OPEN: EPSO Administrators In European Law Competition!
  • Join this competition's Facebook Group to connect with other candidates

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Secretaries (EPSO/AST-SC/10/20)

This EPSO competition has also taken an excruciatingly long time to get through the pre-selection and intermediate rounds of testing.

As with the EU Law competition, everyone is eagerly awaiting the results of the Intermediate Test which concluded in September. Fingers crossed candidates won't need to wait too much longer.

  • Next Steps: After the Microsoft Office Word Test results are announced, EPSO will need to complete the Eligibility Check and establish the Intermediate Test's threshold score. Once this is known the invitations to the Assessment Centre can be sent. It is very likely that this competition will be one of the first to undertake the Assessment Centre at the very start of 2022. Therefore, you should seriously start working on your Assessment Centre preparation plan - especially if you have received news that you've passed the Intermediate Test! 
  • Preparation Plan: The Assessment Centre for this competition is relatively straightforward. You will need to prep for - Role Play 1 & 2, and a Field-Related Interview - but it is still a great idea to use this time to your advantage. Make sure you read our Assessment Centre Prep Plan to get tips on what you can do now while you wait for your Assessment Centre invitation. EU Training has a wealth of resources available to get fully prepared for this vital stage of the competition.  
  • For more details on this competition read this overview article: APPLICATIONS OPEN for 2020 EPSO Secretaries Competition!
  • Join this competition's Facebook Group to connect with other candidates

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Lawyer-Linguists (DA, EL, FR, HR, PL) (EPSO/AD/375-379/20)

At times it may feel like this competition has fallen through the cracks. The Danish language and Croatian language Reserve Lists have already been published, while the Greek language, French language, and Polish language profiles are still awaiting their invitations to the Assessment Centre. 

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

The last remaining EPSO competition still underway that was announced in 2019! Thankfully this competition is well and truly at the finish line.

It has been quite the adventure not just for candidates, but also for EU Training's coaches and trainers. There were a lot of hurdles to overcome, starting with EPSO's strange scheduling and the move to online Assessment Centres, to the myriad of technical issues faced by candidates trying to complete their exams via EPSO's unpredictable testing platforms.

It is most certainly an achievement to have made it this far!

We wish all the candidates the very best of luck and hope that you will take the time to send us some feedback and let us know your final result in this competition

Preparation Plan: Fingers crossed that the results will be announced before the end of the year...it is also time to chill a nice bottle of bubbly in anticipation of the big moment. 

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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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