Admission tests – EPSO/AD/293/14

Competition Lawyers, Corporate Finance experts and Economists (m/f).

Computer-based admission tests – most important points to remember

Computer-based admission tests will be organised (as described in Section IV of the Notice of Competition) for the following fields:
1. Competition law
2. Corporate finance

The testing will take place from 12/01/2015 to 28/01/2015 (in the test centres in the 28 Member States (not outside the EU)).

For the other fields, the computer-based tests will take place at the assessment centre (as described in Section VI.2 of the Notice of Competition).

Please find here some tips for your computer-based tests.

Good luck for your tests!

Most important points to remember before you go to the test centre:

  • Arrive at least 30 minutes in advance.
  • The address of the test centre is provided via a link in your booking confirmation.
  • Don’t forget to take your booking confirmation printed from your EPSO account and a valid ID document with a photo (please check the CBT manual to see which documents are accepted).
  • Rescheduling is possible but is subject to availability. To reschedule your test, you must first wait until the booking confirmation uploads in your EPSO account (usually within 48 hours after your initial booking). See the CBT manual for more information.
  • You should plan for a total appointment time of approximately 120 minutes.
  • Languages: you will take your tests in the languages you selected in your application. The instructions on the computer screen will be provided in your language 2. To check which languages you selected, click on your candidate number in your EPSO account and you will see them in your application form. No changes are possible after validation of your application.
  • Number of points and pass marks: please check the Notice of Competition.
  • Results: all results are processed by Prometric and sent to EPSO only after all candidates have sat their tests. The test results for candidates having special accommodation (such as visually impaired candidates, etc.) have to be evaluated manually and all test results are calculated and approved by the Selection Board during a special meeting. Any unforeseen, unexpected events happening during testing (such as fire alarms, strikes, civil unrest etc.) may lead to the extension of the testing period as all candidates affected have to be contacted and (re)tested on an individual basis. The whole procedure can take from several days to several weeks. The results are usually published 3-5 weeks after the last testing takes place. The testing period of the competition EPSO/AD/293/14 ends on 28/01/2015.

Full information on this competition is available by clicking on the navigation bar above and at http://blogs.ec.europa.eu/eu-careers.info/administrators/administrators-2014/competition-lawyers-corporate-finance-experts-and-economists-mf/