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What types of tests will I have to sit, after being pre-selected (shortlisted)?

If pre-selected (shortlisted) by a recruiting service, you will be invited to sit two types of selection tests.

First, you will undergo a series of multiple-choice tests to assess your general aptitudes in verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning (in your Language 1).

Then, you will sit a specific competency test* for a profile and function group you have applied for (in your Language 2). 

If you already passed the reasoning tests for the same or higher function group, but not the competency test*, you will only be invited to sit the competency test*.

EPSO does not organise competency tests for profiles in function group I. If you passed reasoning tests for function group I, you may be invited to a competency test organised by the recruiting service.

For all function groups, the recruiting service may ask you to sit tests that it considers relevant for the job, such as a drafting test, a driving test, etc. All the information about these tests will be provided by the recruiting services.

Please check our sample tests (‘Contract Agents’ – ‘Competency-based test’) for further information.

*Candidates for linguistic profiles (proofreaders and translators) sit a language comprehension test instead of a competency test.

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