Following our EPSO 2012 statistics, we are happy to provide you fresh information concerning EU Competitions held in 2011. As you’ll see from the graphs, 2011 was a good year. There were plenty of EU competitions and numerous available positions for the reserve lists, complete Administrator, Assistants and Linguists cycle together with Specialists competitions. All in all, 2011 covered almost all fields EPSO normally recruits.
Let’s see the full statistics.
There were 1285 EPSO advertised jobs in total in 2011 distributed as follows in the EU Competitions:
Administrators (AD)- 864
Assistants (AST)– 421
While there were 3 AD grades (AD5, AD6, AD7) Posts, for AST there were only 2 grades (AST1 and AST3). Their distribution by grade is shown below
The number of AD Posts Distribution per Profile in all EU Competitions is shown as it was advertised on the Official Journal of each competition. There were cases where the number of candidates on a reserve list was different than the number of posts EPSO initially sought to fill.
The total number of AD and AST applications per profile is below:
The average applications for an EPSO AD competition fluctuated between highest applicants for European Public Administration (EPA) and lowest applications for Interpreters
The highest ratio of EPSO AST candidates / available position was registered for Project/Programme/Contract Management competition while mean AST1 Secretaries competition had the lowest number of participants per available position.
Below is the minimum CBT Preselection pass marks needed in the AD/AST Cycle competitions. We recommend that you compare your EPSO exam preparation results with the values below when taking part in AD/AST Cycle competitions as pass marks normally gravitate around these values.
AD5 Administrators Cycle – lowest CBT Pass mark – 79,37/100
AD7 Administrators Cycle – lowest CBT Pass mark – 81,87/100
AST1 Secretaries – lowest CBT pass mark – 58,91/100
AST3 Cycle – lowest CBT pass mark – 83,14/100
The toughest/Easiest EU Competitions in terms of no of applications / advertised positions were as follows:
– There were 1231 applicants for Italian Language editors for only 3 available positions.
– There were 9 applicants for Maltese AD7 Interpreters for 10 available places.
There were 4 competitions (3 for Maltese citizens and one for Swedish) with only 1 candidate on the reserve list.
For those of you preparing for the EU Competitions, we consider that it is important in a first instance to know what has happened in the previous exams. Therefore, we have interpreted existing data on EU competitions from 2012 to give you an overview concerning the Administrators and Assistants competitions.
You will be able to discover the total advertised posts, toughest CBT preselection exams or profiles EU Institutions sough to recruit in 2012.
As some results from 2012 EU Competitions are not yet published, this data is based only on available information.
We begin with the total number of available positions within the EU Institutions
While Administrators competitions were at different grades from AD5 to AD12, at Assistants level there were only AST 3 competitions.
From the two pictures below you can see the available positions distribution per profile, both for Administrators and Assistants EU Competitions.
In 2012, there were 19335 candidates applying for the EU Competitions, distributed as pictured below:
Toughest/Easiest EU Competition – no of applications / advertised positions
EPSO/AD/236-237/12 for Danish AD7 interpreters with 1.3 candidates / available position was the ‘easiest’ in terms of number of candidates per available position
EPSO/AST/125/12 on Finances/Accounting with 117 candidates / available position was the ‘toughest’ in terms of number of candidates per available position
Toughest/Easiest EU Competition Preselection Tests
The preselection pass mark for EPSO/AD/240/12 – Estonian Translators
was the lowest – 53.32/100
The preselection pass mark for EPSO/AST/125/12 on Finances/Accounting was the highest – 86.3/100
EPSO has launched new EU competitions with the scope to recruit English, French, Romanian, Slovenian conference interpreters.
English Language (EN): EPSO/AD/256/13 (AD 5)
French Language (FR): EPSO/AD/257/13 (AD 5 and AD 7)
Romanian Language (RO): EPSO/AD/258/13 (AD 7)
Slovenian Language (SL): EPSO/AD/259/13 (AD 5 and AD 7)
There will be a preliminary interpreting test only for candidates who do not have an interinstitutional accreditation as auxiliary conference interpreter which will be followed by an interpreting test for all candidates. Based on the results of this test, you will be invited to the Assessment Centre.
Apart from the general competencies tested by a structured interview, group exercise and oral presentation, you will also take the following reasoning tests:
You can now apply until 23rd July 2013 to EPSO/AD/255/13 Croatian Translators. You can chose from two different options:
Option 1 – 46 places on the reserve list
Source Language 1 – English , French or German
Source Language 2 – English, French or German but different than Source Language 1
Option 2 – 32 places on the reserve list
Source Language 1 – English, French or German
Source Language 2 – One of EU Official languages and different from English, French or German.
The preselection tests will consist of:
You can use our tests to start preparing.
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