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Translators (AD)

Candidates taking part in the Translators (AD) competition will have to pass the following tests:

  • Reasoning skills tests

For the evaluation of their language skills, they may need to pass one or more of the following language knowledge tests:

  • Language comprehension tests 


  • Translation tests


  • Revision test


  • Language knowledge 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.

Language comprehension tests (AD)

The language comprehension test includes a series of 12 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), which are designed to assess your linguistic abilities in terms of vocabulary, grammar/syntax constructions and style. They are not in the field of a specific institution/agency/service. Each question is based on a scenario linked to four different answer options, only one of which is correct. Each question yields one point and wrong answers are not penalised. Candidates have 30 minutes in total at their disposal to answer to the 12 multiple-choice questions.  While the time factor is part of the assessment as well, the tests are designed in a way to allow candidates to possibly answer all questions within the allocated timeframe. Questions do not require additional knowledge and are only based on the information provided in the text.  

samples in 24 languages for AD

Translation tests

samples in 24 languages for Translators 

Revision test

This test consists in a revision of a text that has been translated from Language 2 into Language 1.

Revision test

Language knowledge tests

The language knowledge test is a multiple-choice test made up of 25 independent questions.

Each question comprises 4 options, out of which only one (A, B, C or D) is the correct answer.

Candidates have 25 minutes to finish the test. The questions may target any of the following competencies: grammar, vocabulary, idiomatic usage, spelling and punctuation.