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These training sessions are only available to members.

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Training takes place in Brussels, unless otherwise specified
Distance courses are from your desktop, anywhere in the world

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:
training@u4unity.eu at least ten days before the start of the session.
Being absent does not entitle you to receive reimbursement.


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Program

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

When registering, please note that the Situational competency-based interview (SCBI), the General competency based interview (GCBI) and the Competency-based interview (CBI) are different types of tests, prepared by different training courses.

 

European Commission  Competition

PREPARATION FOR THE WRITTEN TEST AND EU KNOWLEDGE MCQ

EU Commission internal competition | COM/AD/03/22 (AD5)

Training organised jointly by INSP (ex-ENA) and U4U.

The preselection tests of this year EU Commission internal competition consist of an MCQ test on EU knowledge as well as a 2-hour written assignment-based test, in order to assess the competencies required to perform the duties of an administrator in the Commission.

The purpose of this training session is to allow candidates for the internal competition to better understand those tests and to prepare them effectively through methodological approach and simulations.

Programme

9.00 AM -> 12.30 PM Written test (1/2)

 TEST PRESENTATION

o course and conditions of the tests

o file reading strategy

o specific skills tested and expected behaviors

o methodological approach

o preparation tips

 SIMULATION

o 120-minute simulation

1.30 PM -> 2.30 PM Written test (2/2)

 SIMULATION

o collective correction of the simulation

2.30 PM -> 4.00 PM EU knowledge MCQ

 TEST PRESENTATION

o course, conditions, and objectives of the MCQ

o an evolutive format and content

o types of questions

o methodological approach o preparation and reading tips

 SAMPLE QUESTIONS

 

Languages: English. The presentation of the test and the methodology will be in English. However, simulations can be done, at the choice of the candidate, either in French or in English.

Public: 20 participants maximum.

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.

On-line training from your desktop

via Zoom.

 

Date : Tuesday, November 29th - 9:00-16:00hrs incl lunch break

 

Fee : 180 €

 

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We have opened a third session on Dec, 8th, but only for candidates on the waiting list. Do not register now...

 

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• Do not write to U4U to ask if there is space before you register. You simply risk someone else registering before you. If your registration is rejected due to lack of space, you will of course be refunded.

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Extract from our FAQs regarding on-line training :
It is essential for the quality of the course that your camera is switched on and running. The trainer needs to see you to assess your reactions. In principle, your camera should always be active during the course, unless otherwise instructed by the trainer, who may sometimes limit the use of the camera to specific interactions with you.
Refusing to activate the camera at the request of the trainer may lead to your expulsion from the course, without the possibility of a refund.

 

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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.

COURSE FOR REASONING TESTS

This 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.

VERBAL REASONING

The verbal reasoning test is not a test of knowledge but of logic. To be successful, candidates must display four key qualities:

bulletthe ability to analyse a statement and understand the meaning of a text;
bulleta 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;
bulletthe ability to identify quickly which statements are most likely to constitute the correct answer;
bulletthe ability to read a text selectively.

NUMERICAL REASONING

The numerical reasoning test is not just a test of calculation. To be successful, candidates must display three key qualities:

bulletthe 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,
bulleta mastery of basic mathematical concepts: percentages, variation rates, averages…,
bulletspeed: 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

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:

bulletthe ability to visualise geometric transformations (rotations, symmetries, …),
bulletan aptitude to spot similarities between complex shapes, ...

SITUATIONAL JUDGMENT

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.

PRIORITISING & ORGANISING TEST

The prioritising and organising test demands a rigorous and methodical approach. It includes timetabling problems (organising a journey or schedule management) and constraint optimisation problems (choosing the best possible option after taking certain constraints into account).

To succeed, you must interpret a table correctly and be able to transcribe a question in the form of an equation (timetabling problems) or a series of instructions (constraint optimisation problems).

 

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