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What are the language arrangements for competitions for generalists?

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In which language do candidates take the tests in the competition for generalists?

A candidate for the competition for generalists will take the tests in two different languages:

  • The multiple-choice question tests (MCQ) will be in the candidate’s first language, which must be one of the 24 official languages of the European Union.
  • The assessment centre tests and the e-tray test will be in one of the other languages indicated in the candidate’s application. The candidate will have to choose his or her second language from the five languages identified by EPSO as the languages most declared by the competition candidates.
  • The second part of the application form must be completed in full in the language chosen by the candidate for the assessment centre tests and the e-tray test.

Each candidate must indicate at least two official languages of the European Union (minimum level required: at least two languages at level B2 or higher — see the common European framework of reference for languages). From now on, the languages for the tests will no longer be set in advance by EPSO and the Institutions but will be selected based on the candidates’ choices, taking into account the interests of the recruiting services and the Institutions.

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