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