The Ultimate EU Test Book 2016

The Ultimate EU Test Book 2016

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The Ultimate EU Test Book Administrator (AD) Edition 2016 is designed specifically for those preparing for AD-level EPSO competitions to be eligible for jobs in the EU institutions. It is relevant for all AD5-AD 9, Linguist, and AD Specialist exams. (Note: A separate edition is available for Assistant exams.)The focus is on the so-called pre-selection tests as this is where the great majority of candidates fail. There are chapters on the skills and shortcuts needed in tackling verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning questions, with comprehensive practice exercises designed to simulate AD-level competitions. Multiple choice questions are accompanied by detailed answer explanations to enable you to understand your mistakes and improve your speed and accuracy. The book also explains what situational judgement tests involve, with practice scenarios. Other chapters describe the EPSO exam process from start to finish and explain the competencies tested and exercises faced by those who win through to the Assessment Centre.Used by thousands of candidates every year, The Ultimate EU Test Book is an absolute must in preparing for your EPSO exams.
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 189 x 245mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0993454917
  • 9780993454912
  • 17,676

Table of contents

Chapter 1. The EU Personnel Selection and Recruitment ProcessA full step-by-step description of the stages of EPSO competitions, explaining the system and how it works.Chapter 2. Verbal, Numerical and Abstract Reasoning Tests in EPSO Administrator ExamsAn overview of the psychometric tests used by EPSO and how they are measured.Chapter 3. Succeeding in Verbal Reasoning TestsHow to take these tests - the hazards to avoid and the skills and techniques you need.Chapter 4. Verbal Reasoning Test180 practice questions, with explanations showing which answer options were wrong, and why.Chapter 5. Succeeding in Numerical Reasoning TestsThese tests are feared by many - this chapter explains the essential mathematical operations you need to master, and the mistakes you need to avoid.Chapter 6. Numerical Reasoning Test150 practice questions, with detailed answers showing all the calculations required from start to finish, the commonly made errors and the shortcuts you can take.Chapter 7. Succeeding in Abstract Reasoning TestsMany are confused by abstract reasoning tests - this chapter shows how such tests are designed, the essential operations and key rules to master.Chapter 8. Abstract Reasoning Test120 practice questions, testing typical series, with answers explaining the rules applied so you can work backwards to see where you went wrong.Chapter 9. Succeeding in Situational Judgement TestsWhat they involve and how performance is measured against the EPSO competencies. Chapter 10. Situational Judgement Test30 workplace scenarios where you have to decide how to act - with answer explanations evaluating the options from most to least appropriate or effective.Chapter 11. Facing the Assessment CentreThe final stage for those who pass the other tests - how it works, the competencies measured, the exercises used, and the competency passport.
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About Andras Baneth

Andras BANETH, a former EU official himself, is a trainer, consultant and partner at Arboreus Online EU Training and managing director of the Public Affairs Council's European office. The supporting team of contributors includes specialists in the design of psychometric tests and in the EU exam process.
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