Category Archives: EPSO competitions

ORSEU Competitions took the MCQ computer-based tests

EPSO trainingOn Tuesday 5th June, we went to Rue du Commerce in Brussels to take the EPSO tests for the 2018 AD5 competition. The test centre was almost empty! This is quite normal when the test period just started the day before.
Many candidates wait for the last days before taking the tests. A few additional days or weeks of revision can clearly be useful, especially when it is the first time you take the test.

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Abstract reasoning: is the test getting harder and harder?

Until 2015, you may have reached high marks in the abstract reasoning test of EPSO competitions. However, since then, it’s been a nightmare: you no longer see anything and you can hardly reach 50% of correct answers. What has happened since 2015? Have test creators invented new logical sequences? Do elements go through new transformations?

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EPSO Reasoning Tests

Ability Concept on Black with Golden Compass. The 3 reasoning tests – verbal, numerical and abstract – can be found at different stages of the EU competitions organised by EPSO.

Verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning as part of the computer-based multiple choice tests.

For the generic Administrator or Assistant competitions and for the Translator competitions, the candidates will sit these 3 reasoning tests as part of the competitions’ first stage called computer-based multiple choice question (MCQ) test or CBT (Computer-based tests).

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Translating for Europe

Online translation service concept With 28 EU member states and 24 official languages, multilingualism is an important part of the EU’s cultural diversity to give equal access to information to all member states. There are several bodies in charge of translation: the two Directorates General for Translation of the European Commission and of the European Parliament, and the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union based in Luxembourg, which serves the EU agencies. The other EU institutions also have their own translation units.

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