Preliminary translation tests (EPSO/AD/305-307/15)

Lawyer-linguists (ES, FR, IT): Court of Justice.

The preliminary translation tests will take place between 18 and 22 January 2016 in test centres in the 28 EU Member States.

The booking period started on 10 December and will finish on 18 December 2015.

Please note that, for organisational reasons, the booking and testing windows for EPSO/AD/304/15 – (BG) lawyer-linguists are postponed.

Timing of the tests

  • Arrival at the test centre 30 minutes before the test appointment
    • Identity check and sign in
    • On-screen tutorial (5 minutes)
    • Translation Test a) (110 minutes)
    • break (10 minutes)
    • Translation Test b) (110 minutes)
    • Satisfaction survey (optional 5 minutes)
    • End of translations tests and sign out

Please see the competition notice for a full description of the test.

Booking of your preliminary translation tests – most important points to remember

Before you book your preliminary translation tests, do not forget that:

  • Booking is only possible between the dates published in your EPSO account. In general, booking starts at 0h00 on the first day and ends at 12 o’clock (midday) Brussels time on the final day. If you do not book during this period, you will no longer be able to book. All candidates are offered the same number of days in which to book a test. Please check the booking invitation letter in your account for more details.
  • You will be able to see the list of available test centres when booking via the link provided. The list will also be available at
  • In case of technical problems during the booking procedure, please exclusively contact Prometric via one of the numbers provided in the CBT manual and in our FAQs:
  • Make sure you complete the whole booking procedure. At the end, you should see a confirmation number (e.g. 8800000001507876). If you do not see this number, it means that your booking has not been completed. You can print this booking confirmation at any moment.
  • Straight after the booking, you should receive an e-mail confirming your booking. If you do not receive this e-mail confirmation, please check your spam filter and your junk e-mails. This is not the official confirmation you need to bring to the test centre. The official booking confirmation will be uploaded later (usually within 48 hours after the booking) into your EPSO account.
  • Rescheduling of the preliminary translation test is not allowed.
  • At this stage of the competition, it is no longer possible to change your application form, and in particular your language choice.
  • If you cannot participate in the test, you should cancel your appointment via the booking management system (see the CBT manual for more information).

Full information on these competitions is available here.

Please check your EPSO account at least twice a week.