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Pruebas de la EPSO

multiple choice tests

Las oposiciones o los procesos de selección de la EPSO incluyen una serie de pruebas destinadas a evaluar las competencias generales y específicas. 

La convocatoria de oposición es el único documento oficial que contiene información detallada sobre las pruebas realmente utilizadas por la EPSO en una oposición determinada.
Todas las convocatorias se publican en el Diario Oficial de la Unión Europea.

Esta página contiene algunos ejemplos de las pruebas que puede utilizar la EPSO en sus oposiciones, cuyo único objetivo es familiarizar a los candidatos potenciales con su estructura y contenido. Su finalidad no es formar a los candidatos para que aprueben nuestras pruebas de selección. Ese objetivo no forma parte de las competencias de la EPSO.

Para más información sobre los procesos de selección de la EPSO, puede consultar también la página Pruebas de la EPSO: mitos y realidades.

También le invitamos a que lea el marco de competencias generales de la EPSO para obtener más información sobre las competencias que las instituciones y órganos de la UE a los que presta servicio la EPSO consideran esenciales para desempeñar eficazmente un trabajo determinado. Algunas de esas competencias son evaluadas por la EPSO durante la fase de selección, mientras que otras son evaluadas por las instituciones y órganos de la UE durante la fase de contratación. 

 

PRUEBAS EPSO – NUEVO MODELO DE OPOSICIÓN (A PARTIR DE 2023)

​Learn more about test standardisation under EPSO’s new competition model

Below for each profile you can find the list of possible tests and some samples of questions that candidates may encounter.

Administrators (AD-Generalists)

Administrators (AD–Specialists)

Assistants (AST-Generalists)

Assistants (AST-Specialists)

Assistants (AST-SC)

Lawyer-linguists (AD)

Lawyer-linguists (AD) - Court of Justice

Translators (AD)

 

Sample mock-test for an EPSO competition – Part 1: Reasoning skills

Sample mock-test for an EPSO competition – Part 2: EU knowledge

Sample mock-test for an EPSO competition – Part 3: Digital skills

PRUEBAS EPSO – ANTIGUO MODELO DE OPOSICIÓN (HASTA 2022)

Main steps

  • Eligibility - evaluation of eligibility criteria and minimum requirements is done by the Selection Board.
  • Talent screener- only used for specialist competitions. In their application form, candidates are asked to list all their professional skills, experience and qualifications, which will then be assessed by the Selection Board.
  • Computer based multiple-choice tests - verbal, numerical, abstract reasoning tests and, for certain specialist competitions, tests on field-related competencies. All tests are remotely proctored. Please read carefully our notes on the IT Requirements for passing EPSO’s remotely proctored tests | EU Careers (europa.eu) and on Corporate computers and online tests | EU Careers (europa.eu).
  • Assessment centre phase - the final stage for the testing of general and field-related competencies under EPSO’s former competition model (published until the end of 2022). Through various tests, Selection Board members evaluate skills such as analysis and problem-solving, communicating, prioritising and organising, delivering quality and results, and others. The Assessment Centre tests are organised in an online format (remote) and the tests usually take place on different dates.

Types of tests

Below for each profile you can find the list of possible tests and some samples of questions that candidates may encounter.

Administrators (AD-Generalists)

Administrators (AD–Specialists)

Assistants (AST)

Assistants (AST-SC)

Interpreters (AD)

Lawyer-linguists (AD)

Translators (AD)

AGENTES CONTRACTUALES / CAST PERMANENTE

On this page you will find some sample tests that candidates may have to pass when taking part in the Contract Agents / CAST Permanent selection procedure.

All these tests will be computer-based and you will take them at the same time via remotely proctored testing. Please read our information note on the core IT requirements for remotely proctored tests.

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 FG I, II and III (CAST P).

Reasoning skills for FG IV ( CAST P).

Competency test for each profile

Pending adjustments in the testing system, EPSO will be responsible only for organising the reasoning tests, but not for the competency tests. The recruiting services of the EU institutions will adapt the selection procedure of Contract Agents accordingly, and keep their relevant services informed of the applicable procedure.