The Ultimate EU Test Book Assessment Centre 2021

The Ultimate EU Test Book Assessment Centre 2021

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The 2021 Assessment Centre edition of The Ultimate EU Test Book provides detailed coverage of the competencies measured by EPSO and the tests used to measure them. It is packed with practical guidance to help you tackle this daunting final stage of the EPSO process. Because of the Covid pandemic EPSO has introduced numerous changes to the way it is running the Assessment Centres currently and these are covered in this special edition as are the procedures in use in normal times.

How the EPSO Assessment Centre works in normal times and with Covid restrictions
The EPSO competencies and how they are measured
The exercises used to test the competencies, the keys to success and the pitfalls to avoid
Full sample exercises with scoring keys
Recruitment & the Competency Passport
Includes the situational competency based interview introduced because of Covid
Relevant for all Administrator, Assistant, Linguist and Specialist competitions
Supported by free online self-assessment tool to generate your own Competency Passport
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Product details

  • Paperback
  • 186 x 245 x 18mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1838089829
  • 9781838089825
  • 10,663

Table of contents


1. The EPSO Assessment Centre
2. The EPSO Competency Framework
3. The In-Tray (E-tray) Exercise
4. The Case Study
5. The General Competency Based Interview
6. The Oral Presentation
7. The Group Exercise
8. The Interview in the Field
9. The EU Motivational Interview
10. The Situational Competency Based Interview
11. Recruitment
12. What if You're Not on the Reserve List?


1. Competencies, anchors and indicators
2. Sample In-tray (E-tray) Exercise
3. Sample Case Study
4. General Competency Based Interview Questions
5. Sample Oral Presentation
6. Sample Group Exercise
7. Sample Motivational Interview Questions
8. Sample Competency Passport
9. Frequently Asked Questions
10. Glossary
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About Andras Baneth

Andras Baneth is an author, speaker, trainer and consultant, and co-founder and partner at EU Training.
Jan De Sutter is a coach and trainer, focusing on personalised coaching and preparation for the EPSO Assessment Centre. He is a former EU official and EPSO Selection Board president.
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