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Lawyer-linguists (AD)

On this page you will find the different tests that candidates may have to pass when taking part in the Lawyer-linguists (AD) competition.

 

Reasoning skills tests

Reasoning skills tests:

  • Verbal (assesses your ability to think logically and understand verbal, numerical information).
  • Numerical (assesses your ability to think logically and understand numerical information).
  • Abstract (assesses your ability to think logically and understand the relations between concepts involving no linguistic, spatial or numerical elements).

Reasoning and situational Judgement samples tests for AD, FG IV ( CAST P).

Situational judgment test

This test assesses your typical behaviour in a working context.

samples: EnglishFrenchGerman and scoring example 

Language comprehension tests

The language comprehension test includes a series of 12 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), which are designed to assess your linguistic abilities in terms of vocabulary, grammar/syntax constructions and style. They are not in the field of a specific institution/agency/service. Each question is based on a scenario linked to four different answer options, only one of which is correct. Each question yields one point and wrong answers are not penalised. Candidates have 30 minutes in total at their disposal to answer to the 12 multiple-choice questions.  While the time factor is part of the assessment as well, the tests are designed in a way to allow candidates to possibly answer all questions within the allocated timeframe. Questions do not require additional knowledge and are only based on the information provided in the text.  

samples in 24 languages for AST

samples in 24 languages for AD

Translation tests

samples: GermanEnglishSpanishFrenchItalian for Lawyer-Linguists 

samples in 24 languages for Translators 

Summary test

In this test, you will be given a text in language 3 and asked to write on computer a summary of it in language 1 (the language of the competition).

The length of test is approximately 2 hours. The use of dictionaries is forbidden.

sample

Situational Competency Based Interview (SCBI)

An interview that aims to assess general competencies by asking the candidate how he/she would react in a specific situation.

Prior to the interview, the candidate is invited to consult and read an online written assignment and background information in order to prepare for the exercise.

The situation described in the assignment will be discussed during the interview and additional situations, not based on the assignment, will also be included. 

The SCBI takes place remotely using a videoconferencing tool. During the interview, the candidate may consult the written assignment and background information.

samples: EnglishFrench for AST

samples: EnglishFrench for AD

Competency based interview (CBI)

The competency-based interview is designed to evaluate a number of selected general competencies, depending on the competition and grade the candidate has applied for, as specified in the Notice of Competition.

Candidates are interviewed for about 10 minutes per competency.

The questions are structured to allow the assessors  to evaluate the candidate’s selected general competencies.