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EPSO Exams and Preparation: AD Communication screening test

Has anyone taken the pre-selection screening test already for the AD Communication Concours? I was wondering what level you considered each of the three reasoning parts: was verbal very difficult? And numerical? And abstract? Which of the three were the trickiest? Thanks.

Watch This Topic By: vanessa.witkowski@gmail.com, 15 July 2011, 07:01:55

denisa7ro@yahoo.com
18 July 2011, 14:43:59

hello vanessa,

good question as i am passing the pre-selection test on the 29th of july so it would be very interesting to have an opinion... the exams that i passed on this website we're quite positive (97% of good answers) and i wouldn't like to get too confident...

so, any field experience? :)

maria
18 July 2011, 15:12:55

hello! i would like to ask if anyone has bought a package with eu tests from this site.

Vanessa
18 July 2011, 16:40:51

Hi Denisa,

How did you manage to get 29th July? According to EPSO, the last possible date to sit the pre-selectin test is on 26th July.

97%! Good for you. What language are you taking it in?

paulica
20 July 2011, 18:34:56

Hi, I applied but just received following message:

"The registrations for competition EPSO/AD/215/11 closed on 28/6/2011. Based on the number of applicants, computer-based admission tests are organised only for candidates with main language French, English or Spanish. The admission stage and the selection based on qualifications for all candidates will be carried out by the Selection Board in September. The results of the selection based on qualifications will not be sent out before October 2011."

Never received any message to choose a date!!!

denisa7ro@yahoo.com
25 July 2011, 11:57:29

hello everyone,

@vanessa: my mistake, i am taking the admission test tomorrow, the 26th of july at toulouse... in french :)

@maria: i did, a custom package because i feel confident in verbal reasoning, but less confident in abstract and numerical reasoning so i insisted on these 2

@paulica: if ur main language is not french, english or spanish, u don't have to take the admission test. these tests are suppose to reduce the number of candidates... so feel lucky :)

have a nice day!

mary
25 July 2011, 15:08:02

denisa thank u for the info! i have one more question... I m taking the test tomorrow too...as first language i have chosen english, and as second language french. the admission tests for me will be in english. right???

denisa7ro@yahoo.com
25 July 2011, 16:25:21

mary
denisa thank u for the info! i have one more question... I m taking the test tomorrow too...as first language i have chosen english, and as second language french. the admission tests for me will be in english. right???
yes!!! but the next ones in french... except the case study or something like that...

mary
25 July 2011, 16:28:59

thank uuuu!!!! i 'm so relieved!!! you see, the email that was send to me on saturday, says in the exam code FR, and I got upset. I thought that they would give me the test in french...And i'm not prepared for that! I tried to communicate with the resposibles to clear this out, but i didn't manage to reach anyone!

mary
25 July 2011, 16:31:46

The email was send to me as a reminder of the exam that i'm taking tomorrow...I suppose you got an email like that too...

denisa7ro@yahoo.com
25 July 2011, 19:47:45

mary
The email was send to me as a reminder of the exam that i'm taking tomorrow...I suppose you got an email like that too...
i did yes... good luck for tomorrow!!!

mary
25 July 2011, 20:41:18

thank you!!! good luck to you too!!!!

Claudia_Rinaldi
26 July 2011, 12:37:16

vanessa.witkowski@gmail.com
Has anyone taken the pre-selection screening test already for the AD Communication Concours? I was wondering what level you considered each of the three reasoning parts: was verbal very difficult? And numerical? And abstract? Which of the three were the trickiest? Thanks.
I did the exam yesterday in Rome and I found the verbal raisoing more difficult than the numerical one. Abstract raisoning was ok. I chose English as Language 1 and French as Language 2.
Any other experience on that? cheers.

denisa7ro@yahoo.com
26 July 2011, 16:44:05

Claudia_Rinaldi
vanessa.witkowski@gmail.com
Has anyone taken the pre-selection screening test already for the AD Communication Concours? I was wondering what level you considered each of the three reasoning parts: was verbal very difficult? And numerical? And abstract? Which of the three were the trickiest? Thanks.
I did the exam yesterday in Rome and I found the verbal raisoing more difficult than the numerical one. Abstract raisoning was ok. I chose English as Language 1 and French as Language 2.
Any other experience on that? cheers.
hello,

i did the exam today in toulouse... i also found the verbal reasoning difficult... i also find that the tests on this site are not very realistic... they are easier, much easier than the real test... does somedy know how the selection is made? all the candidates that got the average note (10/20 on verbal and 10/20 on numerical and abstract) pass or only the best notes?

thanks

marta.budzynska
26 July 2011, 21:28:09

so at least you know something. because I didn't get anything, no info, no mail, nothing. But apparently - according to what you've written - I'm not obliged to take the computer based tests. good to know - thank you!

Vanessa
27 July 2011, 09:34:18

Hi everyone, I did the screening test yesterday. I found the verbal not too difficult but the numerical brutal. I had no idea what the questions were asking. The abstract was fairly easy. In all cases- verbal, numerical and abstract- timing was a challenge (as usual). I did manage to answer all the questions but had to guess a few here and there (especially in the numerical part).

@Claudia, did you pick the hardest level each time when you practiced? I think the verbal training here is very good. I don't think the numerical though is reflective of the real EPSO test. There is a lot more information in the EPSO test which needs to be deciphered. You waste a lot more time figuring out the tables than on the Arboreus numerical questions which are much more obvious, in my opinion.



mary
27 July 2011, 10:06:41

hello guys! i took the test yesterday too, in Athens. 1st language english, 2nd language french. I have to admit that i did well ( i suppose...) on the verbal and the abstract test. However I found the numerical demanding. The tables, the charts and the data given, in general, were making it hard to find the solution in 1.5-2 minutes... I had to ruuuuun like crazy, in to manage get till the last question... And unfornunately, I am not sure that chose the correst answer in some questions.... i wish I had enough luck during the test! hihi! anyway, the CBTs are over, and I hope all of us did the best we could!

mary
27 July 2011, 10:08:11

hello guys! i took the test yesterday too, in Athens. 1st language english, 2nd language french. I have to admit that i did well ( i suppose...) on the verbal and the abstract test. However I found the numerical demanding. The tables, the charts and the data given, in general, were making it hard to find the solution in 1.5-2 minutes... I had to ruuuuun like crazy, in order to manage to get till the last question... And unfornunately, I am not sure that chose the correct answer in some questions.... I hope I had enough luck during the test! hihi! anyway, the CBTs are over, and I hope all of us did the best we could!

mp
27 July 2011, 10:23:51

Level of difficulty of tests

I have participated in all sorts of competitions (from AST to Head of Unit) and I've noticed the following:
- For fields such as: Communication, EPA, Law one can expect very difficult verbal reasoning questions, but easy questions for numerical and abstract reasoning (especially for numerical reasoning!)
- On the other hand, the "verbal reasoning" is easier (while the numerical & abstract reasoning are more difficult) for economics, statistics, etc.

In other words, don't worry about the numerical & abstract reasoning: most questions are based on common sense! Good luck to everyone!

Vanessa
27 July 2011, 14:08:45

Hi mp, thanks for sharing your valuable experience! In this case scenario, I have found the verbal reasoning quite straight forward and numerical questions phrased in a very confusing way- more than usual for me at least. Or it could be that I was just really tired. I'll have a better idea of whether my impressions are correct when the results are published some time in October (I think).

For your info, yesterday was the last day candidates could take the screening test.

I hope that some of us went through! Keep in touch.

denisa7ro@yahoo.com
28 July 2011, 15:06:28

Vanessa
Hi mp, thanks for sharing your valuable experience! In this case scenario, I have found the verbal reasoning quite straight forward and numerical questions phrased in a very confusing way- more than usual for me at least. Or it could be that I was just really tired. I'll have a better idea of whether my impressions are correct when the results are published some time in October (I think).

For your info, yesterday was the last day candidates could take the screening test.

I hope that some of us went through! Keep in touch.
hello vanessa,

october? for the results? the person supervising the test told me that we will get the results in 2 weeks on our epso account and 3 weeks by mail... too optimistic?

good luck!

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