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
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