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I was unable to verify if a calculator is permitted during the numerical test in pre-selection phase. Please whoever knows the answer, write to me

I was unable to verify if a calculator is permitted during the numerical test in pre-selection phase. Please whoever knows the answer, write to me

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**By:** **NKOTSIRA@GMAIL.COM**, 10 January 2012, 11:57:37

- aglanea
- 10 January 2012, 19:07:26

as far as i know one can use a calculator application which is part of test application - it opens in a new window and looks much like a regular windows calculator.

you aren't permitted to use your own calculator, including watch calculators.

as far as i know one can use a calculator application which is part of test application - it opens in a new window and looks much like a regular windows calculator. you aren't permitted to use your own calculator, including watch calculators.

- gleoitedeas
- 11 January 2012, 16:28:38

Hi,

during the computer-based test you will be provided with both a real calculator, which you will find on the desk, and an on-screen one, as said in the previous post.

Please note that any keyboard shortcuts for the calculator do not work.

Hope it helps,

Cheers,

gleoitedeas

Hi, during the computer-based test you will be provided with both a real calculator, which you will find on the desk, and an on-screen one, as said in the previous post. Please note that any keyboard shortcuts for the calculator do not work. Hope it helps, Cheers, gleoitedeas

- Arabier
- 15 January 2012, 22:20:02

Ok, now if you need to calculate various sums, and then check which one is you answer, how do you do, do you have a have a summer memory to remember which of the sum you've calculated corresponds to the right answer, or are you allowed to note thing calculated with the screen calculator on a sheet of paper, so as to then decide whihc sum is right?

That's what I really would like to know.

I have also seen numerical excercises which imply using unknow variable, like, say X = total population, and so to find X you need to use things like X = 72,1/1045 = ec...

How do you do that with just a simple calculator on screen?

??

Ok, now if you need to calculate various sums, and then check which one is you answer, how do you do, do you have a have a summer memory to remember which of the sum you've calculated corresponds to the right answer, or are you allowed to note thing calculated with the screen calculator on a sheet of paper, so as to then decide whihc sum is right? That's what I really would like to know. I have also seen numerical excercises which imply using unknow variable, like, say X = total population, and so to find X you need to use things like X = 72,1/1045 = ec... How do you do that with just a simple calculator on screen? ??

- egudumac
- 16 January 2012, 16:04:52

What's wrong with using Excel? No one is going to use the calculator when he/she gets a job at EU.

What's wrong with using Excel? No one is going to use the calculator when he/she gets a job at EU.

- preambula@list.ru
- 18 January 2012, 08:58:52

- Arabier

That's what I really would like to know.

I have also seen numerical excercises which imply using unknow variable, like, say X = total population, and so to find X you need to use things like X = 72,1/1045 = ec...

How do you do that with just a simple calculator on screen?

??

- egudumac

[quote=Arabier]Ok, now if you need to calculate various sums, and then check which one is you answer, how do you do, do you have a have a summer memory to remember which of the sum you've calculated corresponds to the right answer, or are you allowed to note thing calculated with the screen calculator on a sheet of paper, so as to then decide whihc sum is right? That's what I really would like to know. I have also seen numerical excercises which imply using unknow variable, like, say X = total population, and so to find X you need to use things like X = 72,1/1045 = ec... How do you do that with just a simple calculator on screen? ??[/quote][quote=egudumac]What's wrong with using Excel? No one is going to use the calculator when he/she gets a job at EU.[/quote] Exel is allowed to use?

- claire
- 19 January 2012, 09:04:54

No, you can't use Excel during the test! And you're also given a little erasable white board to write on so you don't need to have a super memory.

No, you can't use Excel during the test! And you're also given a little erasable white board to write on so you don't need to have a super memory.

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