The Ultimate EU Test Book 2016

The Ultimate EU Test Book 2016

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The Ultimate EU Test Book Assistant (AST) Edition 2016 is designed specifically for those preparing for Assistant and Secretaries (SC) level European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) competitions to be eligible for jobs in the EU institutions. (Note: A separate edition is available for Administrator 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 AST-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 includes situational judgement tests, with practice scenarios as well as the tests in prioritising and organising, and in accuracy, faced by AST candidates. 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
  • 0993454925
  • 9780993454929
  • 126,616

Table of contents

Chapter 1. The EU Personnel Selection and Recruitment Process.A 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 Assistant Exams.An overview of the psychometric tests used by EPSO and how they are measured.Chapter 3. Succeeding in Verbal Reasoning Tests.How to take these tests - the hazards to avoid and the skills and techniques you need.Chapter 4. Verbal Reasoning Test.150 practice questions, with explanations showing which answer options were wrong, and why.Chapter 5. Succeeding in Numerical Reasoning Tests.These 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 Test.120 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 Tests.Many 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 Test.100 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 Tests.What they involve and how performance is measured against the EPSO competencies. Chapter 10. Situational Judgement Test.25 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. Prioritising and Organising Test.60 questions testing your ability to choose the correct or the best option in realistic office scenarios where competing priorities, budgets, people resources and schedules are involved.Chapter 12. Accuracy Test.80 questions where you must quickly spot errors in tables with icons.Chapter 13. Facing the Assessment Centre.The 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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