Training takes place in Brussels, unless otherwise specified
Seating is guaranteed only by order of arrival of
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: email@example.com least
ten days before the start of the session.
Being absent does not entitle you to receive reimbursement.
This training is suitable for anyone preparing for the 3 reasoning tests.
content of the course is described above, this text is for information only.
The course description may not include all preparations described herebelow.
DISTANCE COURSE FOR REASONING TESTS
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
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
SITUATIONAL JUDGMENT TEST
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
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
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
Introduction: procedures and competitions rules; Preparation for verbal
reasoning tests (presentation and methodology; practical exercise; correction
Preparation for numerical reasoning tests (presentation and methodology;
practical exercise; correction and advice)
Wednesday 26 April 2017
Preparation for abstract reasoning tests (presentation and methodology;
practical exercise; correction and advice); Preparation for the written test
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.
Preparation for assessment center oral exams (group exercise and structured
interview based on general competencies) - session tailored for up to 8
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).
interview (presentation and methodology; individual simulation (30 minutes per
candidate with the feedback).
NB: All participants are invited to attend all simulations.