Want to enter the next EPSO competitions? Then we’ve got some exciting news for you!
The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) has just announced that applications for the 2018 Graduate Administrators (EPSO/AD/356/18) competition will open this March 08.
So gear up now and look forward to the following below:
EPSO/AD/356/18 Selection Process
There are a number of stages involved in the selection process for this competition. And if you want to prepare as much as you can, then it helps to know the following stages to know what it takes. It goes:
This stage is divided into two parts:
Computer-based Testing (CBT)
Once you have completed the application process, you will then head on to this step where you have to sit through a series of computer-based multiple-choice question (MCQ) tests.
Here, you will undergo multiple kinds of tests both in the languages you have chosen above.
For your language 1, you will take the following, which goes:
|Verbal reasoning||Language 1||20 questions||35 min||Out of 20||10/20|
|Numerical reasoning||Language 1||10 questions||20 min||Out of 10||5/10|
|Abstract reasoning||Language 1||20 questions||20 min||Out of 20||10/20|
For your language 2, you will take the situational judgment tests.
You must take note of the instructions given to you. Unless instructed otherwise, you must book an appointment for the MCQ tests. There will be dates offered that indicate when you can sit the tests and where. The booking and testing periods are limited.
Right after you passed all the computer-based MCQ tests and considering that you have one of the highest total combined marks for the verbal and abstract reasoning tests, you will proceed with the E-Tray. This will be held in your chosen language 2 in one of the accredited centres by EPSO.
The E-Tray exercise is composed of 15 to 25 questions. It will assess 4 general competencies:
Each of these will be marked out of 10. Again, you will have to score one of the highest total combined marks to qualify for the next stage.
EPSO/AD/356/18 Assessment Centre
Once qualified, what follows is the Assessment Centre. You will be invited to attend an assessment centre for a day or two, either in Brussels or as indicated, and take tests in your language 2. The tests will tackle the following:
The marks scored in these tests will be combined with those from your e-tray exercise, amounting an overall score out of 80.
The final step for the selection process is the reserve list. After going through all of the candidates’ eligibility according to their supporting documents, the Selection Board will draw up a reserve list (158 successful candidates) of those eligible candidates who have obtained all pass marks as well as the highest overall marks following the assessment centre.
If this is all still new to you, then we have got you covered. Here are some resources that you can tap and read up on:
Reminder Before Anything Else
Before diving into deep waters, you must remember to read through the notice of competition for more complete details about the event. Familiarize yourself with all the necessary information—from what to expect down to the things you should prepare. And finally, take note of the important dates and keep yourself posted on any updates. Until then, we wish you all the best!
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