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What happens if I don't pass the selection tests?

If you fail the reasoning tests, the competency* test that you took at the same time will not be marked.

If you pass the reasoning tests, but fail the competency* test, your reasoning tests results will nevertheless remain valid.

Moreover, once you fail a test, the following rules apply:

  • If you fail the reasoning test, you cannot be invited to take another reasoning test for the same or higher function group for the next 6 months. However, you can still be invited to take reasoning tests for lower function groups.
  • If you fail the competency* test, you cannot be invited to take another competency* test for the next 6 months in the same profile at the same or higher function group. However, you may still take competency* tests for the same profile for a lower function group or for a different profile.

The 6-month period is counted from the day when the results are published in your EPSO Account.

Please note that the recruiting services are not obliged to invite you for re-testing, after the 6-month period is over.

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

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