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.
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