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Upcoming EPSO Exams - Time To Get Practicing

Some big EPSO exams are coming up soon - so we have outlined below some great preparation options to help candidates get ready for exam day.

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SECRETARIES (EPSO/AST-SC/10/20)

It seems as if EPSO is planning to kick off the Intermediate stage testing period for this competition in September 2021. 

Those candidates who receive the highest scores in this competition's pre-selection computer-based tests will be invited to participate in the intermediate test.

Successful candidates who have made it through to the Intermediate stage will be required to complete a Microsoft Office Word skills test, which will assess candidates' skills in the preparation and processing of MS Word documents.

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.

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.

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

Ready to start practicing to ensure you do your very best in this test? Access the Microsoft Office Word Skills Test practice questions here

 

ADMINISTRATORS IN THE FIELD OF EUROPEAN LAW (EPSO/AD/381/20)

EPSO is expected to progress to the Intermediate test stage of this competition in September 2021. 

According to the Notice of Competition, all candidates who reached the minimum pass marks in this pre-selection computer-based exam round will be invited to participate in the next stage of the competition.

The next stage will also be a computer-based exam round including the following two tests:

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

Again, 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. BUT, 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

Ready to do your very best in your Intermediate exam? Access Language Comprehension tests and LAW Competency practice questions here

 

Preparing for the EPSO CBT?...

A number of competitions have their computer-based tests coming up soon. 

ADMINISTRATORS IN THE FIELD OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Some candidates were unable to complete their pre-selection exam due to many test centers being closed because of COVID-19 lock-downs/restrictions. Therefore a new testing period has been announced for these candidates:
    • Exam Booking Period: 15 - 21 June 2021
    • Testing Period: 24 June - 1 July 2021
  • Over 11,400 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!
  • PREP TIP: Get the maximum value out of your practice simulation tests by joining an online training session to gain test methodology insights and valuable tips. NEXT TRAINING SESSION SATURDAY: 12 June 2021.

ADMINISTRATORS IN THE FIELD OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT (EPSO/AD/389/20)

  • Candidates participating in this competition will be completing their CBT exam sometime in July 2021:
    • Exam Booking Period: 30 June - 5 July 2021
    • Testing Period: 7 - 26 July 2021
  • Over 1,800 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!
  • PREP TIP: Get the maximum value out of your practice simulation tests by joining an online training session to gain test methodology insights and valuable tips. NEXT TRAINING SESSION SATURDAY: 12 June 2021.

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

  • Candidates participating in this competition will be completing their CBT exam sometime in July 2021:
    • Exam Booking Period: 30 June - 5 July 2021
    • Testing Period: 7 - 26 July 2021
  • Over 1,100 applications have been received for this competition, so expect the competition at the CBT stage to be high.
  • Approximately 7 times, but no more than 8 times, the number of successful candidates sought for each language profile will be invited to take the intermediate exam. Meaning, only those candidates that score the highest marks in the CBT exam will progress to the next stage of the competition.
  • PREP TIP: You can access practice test simulations here, and view methodology webinars on each CBT test type here - some are even FREE!
  • PREP TIP: We have 50 sets of Language Comprehension Tests available in the competition's Language 2 (English) to practice with.
  • PREP TIP: Get the maximum value out of your practice simulation tests by joining an online training session to gain test methodology insights and valuable tips. NEXT TRAINING SESSION SATURDAY: 12 June 2021.

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

  • Candidates participating in this competition will be completing their CBT exam sometime in July 2021:
    • Exam Booking Period: 30 June - 5 July 2021
    • Testing Period: 7 - 26 July 2021
  • With over 1,500 applications received for this competition, expect the competition at the CBT stage to be high.
  • Approximately 4 times, but no more than 5 times, the number of successful candidates sought for each language profile will be invited to take the intermediate exam. Meaning, only those candidates that score the highest marks in the CBT exam will progress to the next stage of the competition.
  • PREP TIP: We have 50 sets of Language Comprehension Tests available in the competition's Language 2 (English) to practice with.

CAST EXAMS

 

Assessment Centre prep for DEVCO candidates (EPSO/AD/380/19)

Candidates participating in the Administrators in the field of International Cooperation and Managing Aid to Non-EU Countries EPSO competition have a busy summer ahead of them.

  • The remote Assessment Centre testing period is currently underway and will run until the end of September 2021.
  • The unique SCBI assignment pack for this competition has been released by EPSO, with the SCBI testing period starting on 14 June 2021.
  • The Competency-Based Interview (CBI) testing period will take place after the SCBI testing period has concluded. 
  • The Case Study and Written Test exam period has been bumped back to 'Summer 2021'. Specific dates concerning when the booking period for these computer exams will open are still unknown.
  • PREP TIP: The SCBI assignment pack is available for this competition here. EU Training has scheduled Virtual SCBI Workshops tailored to this specific competition's unique SCBI assignment pack to help candidates prepare for this interview. Places at these workshops are limited and filling up fast - see available dates here. 
  • PREP TIP: For the CBI we suggest you view the EPSO Competency-Based Interview Insights webinar. Then participate in a Virtual Competency-Based Interview Simulation session to do a test run and get feedback from an EPSO expert before exam day.
  • PREP TIP: This is a great time to start perfecting your Case Study exam skills, and we have a great suite of resources to assist you in this endeavor. We recommend that you watch the EPSO Case Study Exam Insights webinar to understand exactly what EPSO assessors will be looking for. Then use these strategies and tips to do a couple of Case Study exam simulations, which you can then request to be evaluated. All evaluations come with a sample solution.

 

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