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Numerical Reasoning: In the form of multiple-choice this test requires data interpretation and mathematical calculations. Using information presented through tables and graphs, you will be required to draw conclusions and calculate changes within these data sets. Basic mathematical skills such as percentages, arithmetic operations, and ratios must be reviewed prior to taking the test. There are 10 numerical reasoning questions in a competition, and the allocated time is 20 minutes.

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### Numerical Reasoning Sample Tests - EU EPSO

1. 1. Numerical Reasoning Sample Tests EU EPSO Tests Series Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team
2. 2. Preface EU / EPSO TESTS To assist you in preparing for the EPSO exams Training4EU Team provides you with a series of sample tests with exam-ples of verbal, numerical, abstract, situa-tional judgment, accuracy & precision, and prioritizing & organizing questions. 1. Verbal Reasoning: Using a short para-graph of text on virtually any topic, this test requires to choose from 4 or 5 an-swer options the one that fully matches the statements in the original text. There is always only one correct an-swer because other options may con-tain insufficient information or false statements. There are 20 verbal reason-ing questions in a competition, and the allocated time is 35 minutes. 2.Numerical Reasoning: In the form of multiple-choice this test requires data interpretation and mathematical calcula-tions. Using information presented through tables and graphs, you will be required to draw conclusions and calcu-late changes within these data sets. Ba-sic mathematical skills such as percent-ages, arithmetic operations, and ratios must be reviewed prior to taking the test. There are 10 numerical reasoning questions in a competition, and the allo-cated time is 20 minutes. 3. Abstract Reasoning: Using a series of images, this test requires candidates to identify which one should be next in the row, based on an inherent logic be- Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team i
3. 3. tween the presented images. There are 10 abstract reasoning questions in a competition, and the allocated time is 10 minutes. 4. Situational Judgement Test: This test requires candidates to choose the most favorable and least favorable course of action in a given situation. Candidates are expected to have a basic understand-ing of corporate culture and code of con-duct to successfully pass the test. There are 20 situational judgement questions in a competition, and the allocated time is 30 minutes. 5. Organizing and Prioritizing Test: This test requires candidates to check a table with various information about sched-ules, timetables, agendas, vehicle ca-pacities and other practical information and find the best solution to a practical organisation or logistics problem. There are organizing and prioritizing 20 ques-tions in a competition, and the allocated time is 24 minutes (AST level only). 6. Accuracy and Precision Test: This test requires candidates to identify, based on a table and various icons, mis-takes, errors, typos or other ‘inaccura-cies’ in a control line under a heavy time-pressure. There are 40 accuracy and precision questions in a competi-tion, and the allocated time is 6 minutes (AST only). Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team ii
4. 4. Sample Tests Sample tests can give you an idea of the type of questions and level of difficulty you will face during the competitions. Time Limits: Contrary to the actual EPSO tests where they have to be com-pleted within an allowed time, the pro-vided sample tests have no limit for an-swering the questions. The purpose is to get yourself familiarized with EPSO questions concept, and understand their reasoning within a stress-free pace. Great features of these sample tests: No internet connection is required No expiration limit or date for the tests No personal data is extracted No account or registration needed Yes, it helps you practice at your own pace, with helpful hints and solution tips. A great way to enhance your learn-ing About Training4EU Training 4EU Team provides Training Services through web based tests on po-tential candidates who would like to be-come tomorrow’s permanent EU Offi-cials. With a mix of theory, exercises, and simulation tests we support you οn EPSO Tests. iii
6. 6. © 2013 Training4EU Publication Team Training4EU is independent from the European Union institutions. The sample tests have been extracted from the EPSO official web site. v
7. 7. Success Tips - 1Failure Mistakes Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team Practice makes perfect
8. 8. Success Tips 1. Prepare well 2. Know the test format 3. Make use of a rough paper, marker and a calculator. 4. Be focused 5. Read the statements carefully – Make sure you have clearly under-stood what is wanted from the statement. Double check the tables with the data from which you deduct the answer 6. Budget your time – Allow maximum two minutes per question 7. Avoid stupid mistakes – Make sure to avoid stupid mistakes that could cost you precious points 8. Check unit measurements 9. Round up or down the values given for easier calculations 10. Revise if time allows it 11. Practice, practice, practice. Practice makes perfect Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team 7
9. 9. Failure Mistakes 1. Not preparing for the format of the test 2. Advance fear of the test 3. Worrying about the past 4. Obsession with test score 5. Obsession with accuracy 6. Using poor question solving strategy 7. Not using a calculator 8. Not reading the entire question 9. Marking the wrong answer 10. Insufficient preparation Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team 8
10. 10. 2Numerical Assistant level !! Practice Reasoning tests makes perfect
11. 11. Q1 - In 2005, what was the difference between average annual govern-ment spending on the three sectors in Finland and in Denmark? A. 400 000 B. 600 000 C. 1 600 000 D. 900 000 Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team 10
12. 12. Q1 - In 2005, what was the difference between average annual govern-ment spending on the three sectors in Finland and in Denmark? A. 400 000 B. 600 000 C. 1 600 000 D. 900 000 Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team 11
13. 13. Q2 - What is the difference between the average electricity price (ex-cluding taxes) for countries B and D on the one hand and countries C and E on the other? A. 1.50 euros B. 1.45 euros C. 1.00 euro D. 3.55 euros Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team 12
14. 14. Q3 - In 2005, 7 000 000 more farmed animals were sold in Germany than in 2004. In 2005, 10 000 000 farmed animals were exported. How many farmed animals were sold on the German domestic market in 2005? A. 28 413 000 B. 21 413 000 C. 18 413 000 D. 20 413 000 Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team 13
15. 15. Q4 - In the European Union, how many newly diagnosed cases of AIDS in 2003 were women? A. 1 288 B. 1 610 C. 4 830 D. 5 000 Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team 14
16. 16. Q5 - What was the difference (in absolute terms) between energy con-sumption in 2000 and in 2002? A. 2 100 B. 1 200 C. 1 800 D. 2 300 Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team 15
17. 17. Answers 1-D 900 000 2-A 1.50 euros 3-D 20 413 000 4-B 1 610 5-A 2 100 16