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Administrators (AD–Specialists)

Candidates taking part in the Administrators (AD-Specialists) competition may have to pass the following tests:


Reasoning skills for AD

Reasoning skills tests:

  • Verbal (assesses your ability to think logically and understand verbal, numerical information).
  • Numerical (assesses your ability to think logically and understand numerical information).
  • Abstract (assesses your ability to think logically and understand the relations between concepts involving no linguistic, spatial or numerical elements).

Reasoning skills for AD.

Field-related multiple choice questionnaire

The field-related multiple choice questionnaire includes a series of questions, which are designed to test the inherent competence to the duties required for the specific profile. Each question is linked to four different answer options, only one of which is correct. 

Further information is indicated in the notice of competition and in the invitation letter.

Case study (AD Specialist)

This is a computer-based test based on a relevant scenario, in which the candidate is faced with various problems that the candidate is asked to solve or to which the candidate must react, relying solely on the material provided.

The Case Study assignment assesses the written communication competency. Markers (i.e. those individuals who mark the tests) base their assessment on the specific anchors of this competency. EPSO markers are advised that grammar or spelling mistakes in themselves should not be taken into consideration in the assessment.

Case study mock test

Case study practice test