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Training takes place in Brussels, unless otherwise specified
Distance courses are from your desktop, anywhere in
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The registration will be refunded if:
a) the registration is denied for lack of space;
b) the applicant cancels their registration by mail sent to:
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ten days before the start of the session.
Being absent does not entitle you to receive reimbursement.
Frequently asked questions on training
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Preparations for EPSO competitions specifically tailored
for colleagues in the institutions.
When registering, please note that the Situational competency-based
interview (SCBI), the General competency based interview (GCBI) and
the Competency-based interview (CBI) are different types of tests,
prepared by different training courses.
PREPARATION FOR THE ORAL TESTS (COM/AD/02/22)
European Commission internal competition for
The oral test of the internal competition consists in a short oral
presentation on a randomly selected subject, and your motivation, the skills
you have acquired during your career and the main duties you have carried
out, your ability and competencies to perform the strategic and managerial
duties of an administrator.
The purpose of this session is to allow candidates for the internal
competition to better understand those two tests and to prepare for them
effectively through simulations.
NB : The training will take place subject to a sufficient
number of participants. Registrations will be accepted in order of reception
within the limit of the places available. Training schedules are subject to
change depending on the number of participants. Registrations are closed two
working days before the start date of the session.
|On-line training from your desktop
Location: Remotely on Zoom
Date : Wednesday June 7th 2023
Time : 9:00 to 17:00
Fee : 185€
Our courses are very successful: we have therefore planned an additional
session on 4 May in case demand exceeds supply. You will be notified if this
second date is offered to you.
Online Training course
about EU Knowledge MCQ
in EN , for AD
training course dedicated to the test on knowledge about EU policies and
aims to get candidates enrolled to the European Commission’s AD internal
competitions prepared for this preselection test.
training course comprises four modules:
sets out the purpose of the EU knowledge MCQ test, presents its format and
specifies the expectations of the jury; it also provides candidates with
lists the factual knowledge candidates need to master for this test and
provides them with reading tips.
(50 questions each) on the factual knowledge about the EU history,
decision-making processes and institutions, as well as EU policies
(quizzes A, B, C and D, 200 questions as a total); detailed corrections and
external links are provided to help candidates deepening the answers. The
questions asked are updated, of an intermediate level, with 30
"recurring" questions and 20 advanced questions.
proposes 5 mock exams comprising 50 questions each (n°1 to 5, i.e.
250 questions in total).
exams will have to be completed within the limited time required (75
minutes). They are updated, of an advanced level of difficulty, and
will mainly focus on EU policies and initiatives. They include 20
"recurring" questions and 30 advanced questions in EU policies, in order
to reflect what candidates from previous editions of the EC’s internal
competition have experienced last year.
are encouraged to take their time to consult the links provided with each
question, and to read the detailed corrections, instead of taking the MCQ
all at once.
Access to the online course: during 3 months
Price: 135 euros
Self-training on-line from your desktop
• INSP (ex-ENA) proposes an entirely UP TO DATE set of questions for the
EU knowledge MCQ, developed with EU experts. Also mock exams.
• We expect many participants. Therefore it is extremely important that you
respect the procedure to subscribe.
Please fill the form herebelow => no payment without a duly filled form.
AD level only
As a reminder, trainings are only for U4U members. Should you need
so, please fill in the membership form at the same time. If you are already
a member don’t fill the membership form again. Do not pay twice your
membership fee, if you filled a valid IBAN for direct debit in the
the proof of payment of the training as requested as soon as you have
filled the registration and/or membership form.
Price: 135 euros
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course. So do not pay the membership fee twice by bank transfer (if this
happens, however, you can be reimbursed).
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See also : Seminars and other training
Extract from our FAQs regarding on-line training :
It is essential for the quality of the course that your camera is switched on
and running. The trainer needs to see you to assess your reactions. In
principle, your camera should always be active during the course, unless
otherwise instructed by the trainer, who may sometimes limit the use of the
camera to specific interactions with you.
Refusing to activate the camera at the request of the trainer may lead to your
expulsion from the course, without the possibility of a refund.
The actual content of the
course is described above, this text is for information only. The course
description may not include all preparations described herebelow.
COURSE FOR REASONING TESTS
This course is to prepare for each of the reasoning test and
multiply your chance of success to the competition. For each test, we will
study the methodology illustrated by examples. We will then practice with
tests which will be explained and corrected by the trainer.
We are all capable of developing these skills. It is not a question of
intelligence, but of learning.
The verbal reasoning test is not a test of knowledge but of logic. To be
successful, candidates must display four key qualities:
|the ability to analyse a statement and understand the meaning of a
|a mastery of certain rules of verbal logic in order to establish
whether or not an answer can be deduced from the information in the text;
|the ability to identify quickly which statements are most likely to
constitute the correct answer; |
|the ability to read a text selectively. |
The numerical reasoning test is not just a test of calculation. To be
successful, candidates must display three key qualities:
|the ability to understand and analyse: you need to know how to read a
piece of information and interpret tables and graphs in order to decide
correctly what operations are needed, |
|a mastery of basic mathematical concepts: percentages, variation
rates, averages…, |
|speed: to answer the questions within the time allowed, you must avoid
long calculations wherever possible and also avoid automatic use of the
Abstract reasoning questions are presented as series of diagrams
containing geometric shapes which are repeated or modified according to a
logical sequence. Candidates have to identify the underlying logic and find
the diagram that completes the series.
Abstract reasoning tests call for skills that candidates do not normally
use in everyday life:
|the ability to visualise geometric transformations (rotations,
symmetries, …), |
|an aptitude to spot similarities between complex shapes, ...|
The situational judgment test assesses the behaviour and decision-making
capability of candidates in a working environment. Each question
describes a work-related scenario and gives a set of
four possible actions that might be taken in response. Candidates must choose
the action they believe to be most effective and the
action they believe to be least effective.
To succeed in this test, candidates must approach each question as a role
play exercise and set aside their own professional experience. They
must answer each question on the basis of the
information given in the scenario and on what is
expected of them in terms of competencies and good
professional practice. They must be able to rank actions by using the most
appropriate criteria: degree of problem resolution, degree of
priority, life positions, etc.
PRIORITISING & ORGANISING TEST
The prioritising and organising test demands a rigorous and methodical
approach. It includes timetabling problems (organising a journey or schedule
management) and constraint optimisation problems (choosing the best possible
option after taking certain constraints into account).
To succeed, you must interpret a table correctly and be able to transcribe a
question in the form of an equation (timetabling problems) or a series of
instructions (constraint optimisation problems).