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Training takes place in Brussels, unless otherwise specified

Seating is guaranteed only by order of arrival of registrations.

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: at least ten days before the start of the session.
Being absent does not entitle you to receive reimbursement.

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Preparations for EPSO competitions specifically tailored for colleagues in the institutions.


Distance course for 'reasoning' tests

Distance learning (webinars) in English

Training Dates : 16-17-18 May

From 13hrs to 15h-15h30 Brussels time


4 sessions of 2hrs~2h30, depending on questions asked.

1- General Presentation & Verbal reasoning
2- Numerical reasoning
3- Abstract reasoning

For each session :
- methodology
- test
- solution

Training organized by ORSEU

From your desktop (Distance learning)

Fee : 150 €

Technical requirements

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This training is suitable for anyone preparing for the 3 reasoning tests.


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.


This distance 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 text;


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 calculator.


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.


Training material :


3 booklets on methodology


4 tests with 3 detailed corrections

These documents will be sent in PDF format, with a validity period of two weeks after the session.


Training session for the EUIPO staff (AD level)

U4U is organizing EPSO Competitions Training in English at Alicante, in EUIPO premises. Registration is open to members of the trade unions present in Alicante (U4U and R&D) and any person who is sponsored by a trade union member.

The EUIPO will consider that one of the 3 days necessary to follow the training cycle can be declared as a training day, whereas the 2 other days should be discounted from holidays or flexitime

Preparation for preselection (verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning) tests, e-tray exercise and written test

Program (2 days)


Tuesday 25 April 2017

09h00 - 12h15: Introduction: procedures and competitions rules; Preparation for verbal reasoning tests (presentation and methodology; practical exercise; correction and advice)

13h15 - 16h30: Preparation for numerical reasoning tests (presentation and methodology; practical exercise; correction and advice)


Wednesday 26 April 2017

09h00 - 12h30: Preparation for abstract reasoning tests (presentation and methodology; practical exercise; correction and advice); Preparation for the written test

13h30 - 17h00: Preparation for the e-tray exercise (presentation and methodology; practical exercise; correction and advice)


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.

At Alicante (EUIPO)


Session cancelled, new dates will be announced


Price : 135 euros



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Training session for the EUIPO staff (AD level)

Preparation for assessment center oral exams (group exercise and structured interview based on general competencies) - session tailored for up to 8 candidates

Content :

8h30 -12h15:Preparation for the group exercise (presentation and methodology; simulation and feedback); Competency-based interview (presentation and methodology; individual simulation (30 minutes per candidate with the feedback).

13h15 - 17h30:Competency-based interview (presentation and methodology; individual simulation (30 minutes per candidate with the feedback).

NB: All participants are invited to attend all simulations.

At Alicante (EUIPO)


1 day, choose a date:


*      27 April (session closed)


*      2 May


*      3 May


*      4 May

Price : 210 euros


To register...


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16-17-18 May, 150€


 25 & 26 April (2 Days) 135 €

27 April, oral exam, at Alicante, 210€

2 May, oral exam, at Alicante, 210€

3 May, oral exam, at Alicante, 210€

4 May, oral exam, at Alicante, 210€


Grade  AD


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