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Be prepared for each stage of your CAST exam.

Focused heavily on the practical side of the EPSO exams, EU Training’s online training sessions are designed to enhance a candidate’s confidence by simulating EPSO test conditions before the real thing through personalised feedback from our experts and interactive, collective learning.

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Platform: ClickmeetingTime zone: Europe/Brussels
20 Aug 202210:00 - 17:30
András Kőrizs 's picture
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20 Aug

€165.00 

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This training session will be held online through your EU Training account, details will be sent on confirmation. 

Feeling a little nervous about your upcoming EPSO Computer-Based Tests? 

EU Training’s virtual workshops are designed to help calm nerves and build candidates’ confidence by simulating EPSO test conditions before the real thing.

This full-day training session will cover each of the three key EPSO computer-based tests (Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, and Abstract Reasoning), and offers the opportunity to ask questions throughout from our highly experienced instructor.

During the workshop you will dive into the methodology of each test, get valuable tips and tricks, and then apply this knowledge with practical simulations for each test type. 

IMPORTANT: The event will only take place if we have at least 8 participants 2 days before the date of the event.

What's included?

  • Reasoning skills training for the EPSO Computer-Based Tests
  • Covering Verbal, Numerical and Abstract Reasoning Tests 
  • EPSO test methodology and preparation
  • EPSO CBTs simulations for each type of test
  • Presented by our resident reasoning skills expert
  • Interactive session with Q&A throughout

What is the schedule? (timing and planning is indicative)

  • 10:00 – 11:00     Verbal Reasoning Test Methodology & Tips
  • 11:00 – 12:00     Verbal Reasoning Test Simulation + evaluation of answers

ONE HOUR BREAK

  • 13:00 – 14:00     Master The EPSO Numerical Reasoning Test
  • 14:00 – 15:00     Numerical Reasoning Test Simulation + evaluation of answers

30 MINUTE BREAK

  • 15:30 – 16:30     Abstract Reasoning Test Methodology & Tips
  • 16:30 – 17:30     Abstract Reasoning Test Simulation + evaluation of answers

How can I apply?

  • Click on the 'Apply' button to the right and proceed to checkout for payment.
  • We will send notification emails with detailed instructions before the event.

Who should attend?

  • Relevant for CAST candidates or EPSO candidates of any competition preparing for a computer-based test.

Who is the trainer?

Andras KŐRIZS

  • EU Training EPSO computer-based tests trainer.
  • Has undertaken and successfully passed the EPSO selection exams on a number of occasions.
  • Experienced teacher and coach, specialising in reasoning skills tests.

What do past participants say about this training session?

  • "The training offered practical solutions and the trainer was very experienced." (Participant from Belgium, attended 26 March 2022)
  • "The presentations were concise. The trainer had great explanation skills, he was able explain complex issues in a simple way." (Participant from Croatia, attended 11 June 2022)
  • "After completing the webinar, I believe that I have some indicators to know how to study and understand what is needed to succeed. The trainer was able to reply to every single question and gave us a lot of different examples for the same topic." (Participant from Portugal, attended 11 June 2022)
Platform: ZoomTime zone: Europe/Brussels
23 Aug 202209:00 - 11:00
Ticiana Tucci's picture
0

23 Aug

Out of places

For candidates who have successfully reached the Assessment Centre phase of EPSO's Administrators in the field of Maritime Affairs competition (EPSO/AD/397/21), this session focuses on preparing for the Field-Related Interview component of the AC.

Taking an interactive approach, the aim is to help build confidence by simulating EPSO test conditions. Participants will have the opportunity to practice the interview with one of our EPSO experts. The valuable strategic tips provided will build awareness of where participants stand in their preparation progress.

This training session will be conducted in English. However, if you would like to answer your simulation questions in French please let us know by contacting our Support Team once you have registered. The trainer will provide their feedback in English, but this option will allow you to give answers to the Field-Related Interview questions in your preferred language.

IMPORTANT: The class will only take place if there are at least 4 participants 2 days before the date of the event. Maximum number is 6.

What's included?

  • EPSO Assessment Centre preparation focused on the Field-Related Interview
  • Practical tips on how to strategically prepare for the Field-Related Interview
  • Interactive Field-Related Interview simulation with debrief and feedback.
  • Each participant will be asked to answer a number of 'likely' interview questions and have a go in the 'hot seat' at least once
  • Recording of each participant's answers to interview questions, for personal use only
  • Session hosted by one of our EPSO experts
  • Limited to a small group of six to seven participants for maximum interaction
  • Tailored to collective learning and group feedback.

How can I apply?

  • Click on the 'Apply' button to the right and proceed to checkout for payment
  • Online sessions will take place using the Zoom platform.
  • Notification emails with full details and requirements will be sent once the session is confirmed.

Who should attend?

  • Candidates of the Administrators in the field of Maritime Affairs competition (EPSO/AD/397/21) preparing for the EPSO Assessment Centre's Field-Related Interview component.

Who is the trainer?

  • Ms. Ticiana Tucci, EU Training Assessment Centre Coach
  • A trained Psychologist, with over 20 years of experience in HR recruitment and selection, as well as, training and development.
  • Extensive experience as a certified career and executive coach.
  • Has led numerous Assessment Centres for large international corporations as a HR consultant.
Platform: ZoomTime zone: Europe/Brussels
23 Aug 202212:30 - 14:30
Ticiana Tucci's picture
0

23 Aug

Out of places

For candidates who have successfully reached the Assessment Centre phase of EPSO's Administrators in the field of Maritime Affairs competition (EPSO/AD/397/21), this session focuses on preparing for the Field-Related Interview component of the AC.

Taking an interactive approach, the aim is to help build confidence by simulating EPSO test conditions. Participants will have the opportunity to practice the interview with one of our EPSO experts. The valuable strategic tips provided will build awareness of where participants stand in their preparation progress.

This training session will be conducted in English. However, if you would like to answer your simulation questions in French please let us know by contacting our Support Team once you have registered. The trainer will provide their feedback in English, but this option will allow you to give answers to the Field-Related Interview questions in your preferred language.

IMPORTANT: The class will only take place if there are at least 4 participants 2 days before the date of the event. Maximum number is 6.

What's included?

  • EPSO Assessment Centre preparation focused on the Field-Related Interview
  • Practical tips on how to strategically prepare for the Field-Related Interview
  • Interactive Field-Related Interview simulation with debrief and feedback.
  • Each participant will be asked to answer a number of 'likely' interview questions and have a go in the 'hot seat' at least once
  • Recording of each participant's answers to interview questions, for personal use only
  • Session hosted by one of our EPSO experts
  • Limited to a small group of six to seven participants for maximum interaction
  • Tailored to collective learning and group feedback.

How can I apply?

  • Click on the 'Apply' button to the right and proceed to checkout for payment
  • Online sessions will take place using the Zoom platform.
  • Notification emails with full details and requirements will be sent once the session is confirmed.

Who should attend?

  • Candidates of the Administrators in the field of Maritime Affairs competition (EPSO/AD/397/21) preparing for the EPSO Assessment Centre's Field-Related Interview component.

Who is the trainer?

  • Ms. Ticiana Tucci, EU Training Assessment Centre Coach
  • A trained Psychologist, with over 20 years of experience in HR recruitment and selection, as well as, training and development.
  • Extensive experience as a certified career and executive coach.
  • Has led numerous Assessment Centres for large international corporations as a HR consultant.
Platform: ZoomTime zone: Europe/Brussels
24 Aug 202209:00 - 11:00
Ticiana Tucci's picture
0

24 Aug

Out of places

For candidates who have successfully reached the Assessment Centre phase of their EPSO competition, this session is focused on simulating the Competency-Based Interview (CBI) component of the AC.

Taking an interactive approach, the aim is to help build confidence by simulating EPSO test conditions. The valuable strategic tips provided by one of our EPSO experts will build awareness of where participants stand in their preparation progress.

IMPORTANT: The class will only take place if there are at least 4 participants 2 days before the date of the event. The maximum is 6 participants.

What's included?

  • EPSO Assessment Centre preparation focused on the Competency-Based Interview
  • Two hours of Competency-Based Interview simulation with debrief and feedback - participants will be asked to answer a number of 'likely' interview questions
  • Session hosted by one of our EPSO experts
  • Limited to a small group of 6 participants for maximum interaction
  • Tailored to collective learning and group feedback.

How can I apply?

  • Click on the 'Apply' button to the right and proceed to checkout for payment
  • Virtual sessions will take place via Zoom
  • Training materials required during the session will be shared electronically
  • We will send notification emails with detailed instructions before the event

Who should attend?

  • Candidate of an EPSO competition preparing for the EPSO Assessment Centre's Competency-Based Interview component

Who is the trainer?

  • Ms. Ticiana Tucci, EU Training Assessment Centre Coach
  • A trained Psychologist, with over 20 years of experience in HR recruitment and selection, as well as, training and development.
  • Extensive experience as a certified career and executive coach.
  • Has led numerous Assessment Centres for large international corporations as a HR consultant.
Platform: ZoomTime zone: Europe/Brussels
24 Aug 202209:00 - 11:00
Malene Bresson's picture
4

24 Aug

€145.00 

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For candidates who have successfully reached the Assessment Centre phase of EPSO's Experts in the Schengen acquis competition (EPSO/AD/391/21 - 2), this session is primarily focused on providing guidance and advice on how to get ready for the Situational Competency-Based Interview (SCBI) component of the upcoming EPSO AC.

This training session will be held in English only.

For each competition a unique SCBI assignment pack is released by EPSO. During this workshop our trainer will lead participants through an in-depth analysis of the assignment to highlight vital details needed to tackle and prepare for this interview effectively. 

To gain the maximum benefit from this training participants will be expected to have read through their assignment pack and prepare preliminary answers/solutions/proposals before the workshop session.

IMPORTANT: The class will only take place if there are at least 4 participants 2 days before the date of the event. Maximum 8 participants.

Schedule:

  • Practicalities on how the SCBI will be run
  • Assignment and background document analysis
  • What assessors will be looking for - EPSO competencies within the context of the SCBI
  • How to answer 'likely' interview questions:
    • Questions based on the assignment
    • Questions not based on the assignment

Prerequisite

  • Homework – before participating in this workshop it is required to read through the assignment pack and prepare preliminary answers/solutions/proposals. 

What's included?

  • EPSO Assessment Centre preparation focused on the Situational Competency-Based Interview (SCBI)
  • 2-hour workshop with debrief and feedback
  • Session hosted by one of our EPSO experts
  • Limited to a small group of 8 participants for maximum interaction
  • Tailored to collective learning and group feedback.

How can I apply?

  • Click on the 'Apply' button to the right and proceed to checkout for payment
  • Virtual sessions will take place via Zoom
  • We will send notification emails with detailed instructions before the event

Who should attend?

  • Candidate of the EPSO's Experts in the Schengen acquis competition (EPSO/AD/391/21 - 2) preparing for the EPSO Assessment Centre's Situational Competency-Based Interview component

Who is the trainer?

  • Ms. Malene Bresson, EU Training Assessment Centre Coach
  • 20+ years experience in HR law and communication.
  • 10+ years of leadership and management experience in the public/private sector
  • Trained Life and Business Coach
Platform: ZoomTime zone: Europe/Brussels
24 Aug 202212:30 - 14:30
Ticiana Tucci's picture
0

24 Aug

Out of places

For candidates who have successfully reached the Assessment Centre phase of their EPSO competition, this session is focused on simulating the Competency-Based Interview (CBI) component of the AC.

Taking an interactive approach, the aim is to help build confidence by simulating EPSO test conditions. The valuable strategic tips provided by one of our EPSO experts will build awareness of where participants stand in their preparation progress.

IMPORTANT: The class will only take place if there are at least 4 participants 2 days before the date of the event. The maximum is 6 participants.

What's included?

  • EPSO Assessment Centre preparation focused on the Competency-Based Interview
  • Two hours of Competency-Based Interview simulation with debrief and feedback - participants will be asked to answer a number of 'likely' interview questions
  • Session hosted by one of our EPSO experts
  • Limited to a small group of 6 participants for maximum interaction
  • Tailored to collective learning and group feedback.

How can I apply?

  • Click on the 'Apply' button to the right and proceed to checkout for payment
  • Virtual sessions will take place via Zoom
  • Training materials required during the session will be shared electronically
  • We will send notification emails with detailed instructions before the event

Who should attend?

  • Candidate of an EPSO competition preparing for the EPSO Assessment Centre's Competency-Based Interview component

Who is the trainer?

  • Ms. Ticiana Tucci, EU Training Assessment Centre Coach
  • A trained Psychologist, with over 20 years of experience in HR recruitment and selection, as well as, training and development.
  • Extensive experience as a certified career and executive coach.
  • Has led numerous Assessment Centres for large international corporations as a HR consultant.
Platform: ZoomTime zone: Europe/Brussels
25 Aug 202209:00 - 11:00
Jan De Sutter's picture
0

25 Aug

Out of places

For candidates who have successfully reached the Assessment Centre phase of EPSO's Administrators in the field of External Relations competition (EPSO/AD/382/20 - AD5/AD7), this session focuses on preparing for the Field-Related Interview component of the AC.

Taking an interactive approach, the aim is to help build confidence by simulating EPSO test conditions. Participants will have the opportunity to practice the interview with one of our EPSO experts. The valuable strategic tips provided will build awareness of where participants stand in their preparation progress.

This training session will be conducted in English. However, if you would like to answer your simulation questions in French please let us know by contacting our Support Team once you have registered. The trainer will provide their feedback in English, but this option will allow you to give answers to the Field-Related Interview questions in your preferred language.

IMPORTANT: The class will only take place if there are at least 4 participants 2 days before the date of the event. Maximum number is 7.

What's included?

  • EPSO Assessment Centre preparation focused on the Field-Related Interview
  • Practical tips on how to strategically prepare for the Field-Related Interview
  • Interactive Field-Related Interview simulation with debrief and feedback.
  • Each participant will be asked to answer a number of 'likely' interview questions and have a go in the 'hot seat' at least once
  • Recording of each participant's answers to interview questions, for personal use only
  • Session hosted by one of our EPSO experts
  • Limited to a small group of six to seven participants for maximum interaction
  • Tailored to collective learning and group feedback.

How can I apply?

  • Click on the 'Apply' button to the right and proceed to checkout for payment
  • Online sessions will take place using the Zoom platform.
  • Notification emails with full details and requirements will be sent once the session is confirmed.

Who should attend?

  • Candidates of the Administrators in the field of External Relations competition (EPSO/AD/382/20 - AD5/AD7) preparing for the EPSO Assessment Centre's Field-Related Interview component.

Who is the trainer?

  • Mr. Jan De Sutter, EU Training Partner
  • Former President of an EPSO Selection Board
  • Trained assessor
  • He has already helped over 2500 candidates bring out their best for the Assessment Centre
  • Co-author of The Ultimate EU Test Book – The Assessment Centre Edition
Platform: ZoomTime zone: Europe/Brussels
25 Aug 202212:30 - 14:30
Jan De Sutter's picture
2

25 Aug

€145.00 

Apply

For candidates who have successfully reached the Assessment Centre phase of EPSO's Administrators in the field of External Relations competition (EPSO/AD/382/20 - AD5/AD7), this session focuses on preparing for the Field-Related Interview component of the AC.

Taking an interactive approach, the aim is to help build confidence by simulating EPSO test conditions. Participants will have the opportunity to practice the interview with one of our EPSO experts. The valuable strategic tips provided will build awareness of where participants stand in their preparation progress.

This training session will be conducted in English. However, if you would like to answer your simulation questions in French please let us know by contacting our Support Team once you have registered. The trainer will provide their feedback in English, but this option will allow you to give answers to the Field-Related Interview questions in your preferred language.

IMPORTANT: The class will only take place if there are at least 4 participants 2 days before the date of the event. Maximum number is 7.

What's included?

  • EPSO Assessment Centre preparation focused on the Field-Related Interview
  • Practical tips on how to strategically prepare for the Field-Related Interview
  • Interactive Field-Related Interview simulation with debrief and feedback.
  • Each participant will be asked to answer a number of 'likely' interview questions and have a go in the 'hot seat' at least once
  • Recording of each participant's answers to interview questions, for personal use only
  • Session hosted by one of our EPSO experts
  • Limited to a small group of six to seven participants for maximum interaction
  • Tailored to collective learning and group feedback.

How can I apply?

  • Click on the 'Apply' button to the right and proceed to checkout for payment
  • Online sessions will take place using the Zoom platform.
  • Notification emails with full details and requirements will be sent once the session is confirmed.

Who should attend?

  • Candidates of the Administrators in the field of External Relations competition (EPSO/AD/382/20 - AD5/AD7) preparing for the EPSO Assessment Centre's Field-Related Interview component.

Who is the trainer?

  • Mr. Jan De Sutter, EU Training Partner
  • Former President of an EPSO Selection Board
  • Trained assessor
  • He has already helped over 2500 candidates bring out their best for the Assessment Centre
  • Co-author of The Ultimate EU Test Book – The Assessment Centre Edition
Platform: ZoomTime zone: Europe/Brussels
25 Aug 202212:30 - 14:30
Malene Bresson's picture
8

25 Aug

€145.00 

Apply

For candidates who have successfully reached the Assessment Centre phase of EPSO's Experts in the Schengen acquis competition (EPSO/AD/391/21 - 2), this session is primarily focused on providing guidance and advice on how to get ready for the Situational Competency-Based Interview (SCBI) component of the upcoming EPSO AC.

This training session will be held in English only.

For each competition a unique SCBI assignment pack is released by EPSO. During this workshop our trainer will lead participants through an in-depth analysis of the assignment to highlight vital details needed to tackle and prepare for this interview effectively. 

To gain the maximum benefit from this training participants will be expected to have read through their assignment pack and prepare preliminary answers/solutions/proposals before the workshop session.

IMPORTANT: The class will only take place if there are at least 4 participants 2 days before the date of the event. Maximum 8 participants.

Schedule:

  • Practicalities on how the SCBI will be run
  • Assignment and background document analysis
  • What assessors will be looking for - EPSO competencies within the context of the SCBI
  • How to answer 'likely' interview questions:
    • Questions based on the assignment
    • Questions not based on the assignment

Prerequisite

  • Homework – before participating in this workshop it is required to read through the assignment pack and prepare preliminary answers/solutions/proposals. 

What's included?

  • EPSO Assessment Centre preparation focused on the Situational Competency-Based Interview (SCBI)
  • 2-hour workshop with debrief and feedback
  • Session hosted by one of our EPSO experts
  • Limited to a small group of 8 participants for maximum interaction
  • Tailored to collective learning and group feedback.

How can I apply?

  • Click on the 'Apply' button to the right and proceed to checkout for payment
  • Virtual sessions will take place via Zoom
  • We will send notification emails with detailed instructions before the event

Who should attend?

  • Candidate of the EPSO's Experts in the Schengen acquis competition (EPSO/AD/391/21 - 2) preparing for the EPSO Assessment Centre's Situational Competency-Based Interview component

Who is the trainer?

  • Ms. Malene Bresson, EU Training Assessment Centre Coach
  • 20+ years experience in HR law and communication.
  • 10+ years of leadership and management experience in the public/private sector
  • Trained Life and Business Coach
Platform: ZoomTime zone: Europe/Brussels
26 Aug 202209:00 - 11:00
Ticiana Tucci's picture
0

26 Aug

Out of places

For candidates who have successfully reached the Assessment Centre phase of EPSO's Administrators in the field of Maritime Affairs competition (EPSO/AD/397/21), this session focuses on preparing for the Field-Related Interview component of the AC.

Taking an interactive approach, the aim is to help build confidence by simulating EPSO test conditions. Participants will have the opportunity to practice the interview with one of our EPSO experts. The valuable strategic tips provided will build awareness of where participants stand in their preparation progress.

This training session will be conducted in English. However, if you would like to answer your simulation questions in French please let us know by contacting our Support Team once you have registered. The trainer will provide their feedback in English, but this option will allow you to give answers to the Field-Related Interview questions in your preferred language.

IMPORTANT: The class will only take place if there are at least 4 participants 2 days before the date of the event. Maximum number is 6.

What's included?

  • EPSO Assessment Centre preparation focused on the Field-Related Interview
  • Practical tips on how to strategically prepare for the Field-Related Interview
  • Interactive Field-Related Interview simulation with debrief and feedback.
  • Each participant will be asked to answer a number of 'likely' interview questions and have a go in the 'hot seat' at least once
  • Recording of each participant's answers to interview questions, for personal use only
  • Session hosted by one of our EPSO experts
  • Limited to a small group of six to seven participants for maximum interaction
  • Tailored to collective learning and group feedback.

How can I apply?

  • Click on the 'Apply' button to the right and proceed to checkout for payment
  • Online sessions will take place using the Zoom platform.
  • Notification emails with full details and requirements will be sent once the session is confirmed.

Who should attend?

  • Candidates of the Administrators in the field of Maritime Affairs competition (EPSO/AD/397/21) preparing for the EPSO Assessment Centre's Field-Related Interview component.

Who is the trainer?

  • Ms. Ticiana Tucci, EU Training Assessment Centre Coach
  • A trained Psychologist, with over 20 years of experience in HR recruitment and selection, as well as, training and development.
  • Extensive experience as a certified career and executive coach.
  • Has led numerous Assessment Centres for large international corporations as a HR consultant.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Only full payment of the participation fee will secure a place at the training session.
  • A training session is only confirmed once minimum numbers are reached and a confirmation email is sent.
  • Master The EPSO Computer-Based Tests (online, full-day workshop):
    • Maximum 30 participants 
    • Minimum 8 participants needed to confirm
  • Master The EPSO Verbal/Numerical/Abstract Reasoning Tests (2-hour online workshops):
    • Maximum 30 participants 
    • Minimum 8 participants needed to confirm
  • Intensive EPSO Assessment Center Simulation (Brussels)
    • Maximum 6 participants
    • Minimum 5 participants needed to confirm
  • Master Classes (EPSO AC Competency-based Interview / Group Exercise) (Brussels)
    • Maximum 6 participants 
    • Minimum 5 participants needed to confirm
  • Virtual AC Simulation Sessions - conducted via Zoom
    • Maximum 7 participants
    • Minimum 4 participants needed to confirm
  • Training sessions will be cancelled and full participation fees refunded if the number of registered attendees does not reach the minimum required.
  • EU Training reserves the right to cancel the event at any time. In this case EU Training will refund the participation fee in full.
  • Cancellation Policy if you choose to withdraw from a classroom session booking:
    • Cancellation up to 8 working days before the classroom training session's date: 100% refund
    • Cancellation 7-6 working days before the classroom training session's date: 50% refund
    • Cancellations from 5 or less working days before the classroom training session's date: NO REFUND
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What are the different exam types that I can set when composing a test? How does this relate to the diffficulty of the questions that will appear in the test?

When composing a test, you can select the exam type you wish to simulate. From the "Select Competition" drop-down list you can either pick "Compose Custom Test" or the competition type you are undertaking: Administrator, Assistant, Secretary, Linguist, Specialist Competition, CAST.

Each simulation test contains a mix of questions of varying difficulty, just like in the real EPSO exam. A few easier questions to build confidence, a number of mid-level difficulty questions that make up the bulk of the test, and a few hard questions to differentiate between really strong-performing candidates and those with a more average level of performance.

The exam type you select will affect the mix of questions that will be included in the test. For example:

  • AD Pre-Selection simulation exams will have a pre-set of 10% easy questions, 40% regular difficulty questions and 50% hard/complex questions for each test type.
  • AST Pre-Selection simulation exams will have a pre-set of 20% easy questions, 50% regular difficulty questions and 30% hard/complex questions for each test type.

The exam profile type applied does not depend on the package you purchased. You can change the exam profile of your test any time you start a new test. If you feel that a particular pre-set is more or less challenging than you expected, we encourage you to experiment with the other presents as well.

The tests you would like to practice and the quantity of questions for each can be set manually for each simulation exam separately or, when using the quick exam selector feature (Select Competition drop-down menu), it is set automatically for each test type by the system.

How many times can I use a question? And how many times can I revise a test?

Our questions have no expiration date, your question balance has no expiration date. You can compose new tests as long as you have new questions on your account, and you can revise previous tests without any time limitation.

We created a system that helps your EU exam preparation in the best possible way:

  • After you buy an EPSO exam preparation package, you can use these questions to create new tests in any composition and language you wish.
  • Once you launch a new test, the number of questions that you put in there will be deducted from your account and you can use each question once, similarly to a test book where you mark your answer options.
  • However, as a special gift to our customers, we created a system where you can re-take any of your previously composed tests as many times as you like (you can do this by finding the test you wish to re-take via the Practice Activity block of your Practice Centre).
  • You can monitor your progress via the Statistics block as well.
  • After submitting or re-taking a test, you can revise all your previous tests in review mode where, as a special feature for our customers includes an option to turn off the 'show explanation' feature to further improve the revision experience.
  • Moreover, revision is not limited in any way. You may revise previous tests and questions for an unlimited period and for an unlimited number of times.

How do I buy test questions in the language I want to practice in? And do I get the same questions repeated in all the languages I select?

When buying questions packages, you are buying a quota of questions from our database and not a specific question. This means that in the Start New Test block you can choose which language(s) you want to do your practice tests in. You do not pick this at the time of purchase.

TIP: make sure you click on the little (i) in the table on the Products tab to see how many questions we have in a particular language per test so you don’t over purchase.

No, you will not experience repeat questions regardless of which language you practice in. Our database is large enough to ensure that questions in various languages do not overlap. Those questions that are the same, but have been translated into different languages all appear on the same question id code. This means that our database knows if you have already been allocated a certain question in a particular language and will not re-allocate that same question to you in a different language. The system stores which questions you have used and makes it impossible for you to get the same question in a different language.

One exception is if you are an enthusiastic candidate and have used up the entire database of questions in a particular test/language. If you experience this please get in contact with us immediately so we can address any problems.

We work hard to ensure that you do not experience disappointment with our products/service and always get the number of fresh questions that you have paid for.

Are you planning to introduce tests in new languages?

At present, we offer most of our test questions in English and French. In addition, we offer Verbal Reasoning Tests in ALL 24 official EU languages!

  • Bulgarian (BG)
  • Croatian (HR)
  • Czech (CS)
  • Danish (DA)
  • Dutch (NL)
  • English (EN)
  • Estonian (ET)
  • Finnish (FI)
  • French (FR)
  • German (DE)
  • Greek (EL)
  • Hungarian (HU)
  • Irish (GA)
  • Italian (IT)
  • Latvian (LV)
  • Lithuanian (LT)
  • Maltese (MT)
  • Polish (PL)
  • Portuguese (PT)
  • Romanian (RO)
  • Slovak (SK)
  • Slovenian (SL)
  • Spanish (ES)
  • Swedish (SV)

We are constantly expanding our database and are always striving to add new languages to all our EPSO test types.

Check back to our website regularly for developments. 

Do the questions have an expiration date?

Absolutely not. All your questions will remain in your account until you use them. You can start a new test as long as you have questions in your account.