Prioritizing and Organizing tests EU EPSO

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Organizing and Prioritizing Test: This test requires candidates to check a table with various information about schedules, timetables, agendas, vehicle capacities and other practical information and …

Organizing and Prioritizing Test: This test requires candidates to check a table with various information about schedules, timetables, agendas, vehicle capacities and other practical information and find the best solution to a practical organisation or logistics problem. There are organizing and prioritizing 20 questions in a competition, and the allocated time is 24 minutes (AST level only).

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  • 1. Prioritizing & Οrganizing Sample Tests EU EPSO Tests Series Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team
  • 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. 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. 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
  • 5. iv Training4EU Publications Training4EU publications available for free downloading iTunes slideshare
  • 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. Success Tips - 1Failure Mistakes Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team Practice makes perfect
  • 8. Success Tips 1. Prepare well 2. Know the test format 3. Make use of a rough paper and a marker 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 one minutes per question 7. Avoid stupid mistakes – Make sure to avoid stupid mistakes that could cost you precious points 8. Revise if time allows it 9. Practice, practice, practice. Practice makes perfect Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team 7
  • 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 reading the entire statement 8. Marking the wrong answer 9. Insufficient preparation Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team 8
  • 10. 2tests Prioritizing & Organizing Practice makes perfect Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team
  • 11. Q1 - You want to book a conference facility for 60 people. Which Hotel will you rule out to book straightaway? A. Aolos B. Athene C. Star D. CityCentre E. Travel Inn Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team 10
  • 12. Q1 - Five friends need to rent a car for an out of town trip that would last for 10 hours. Which company will charge them the least? A. Fast Rents B. Best Rents C. Premium Cars D. City Rents E. AirFast Rents Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team 11
  • 13. Q1 - Five friends need to rent a car with GPS for a 24h trip. Which com-pany is the most expensive? A. Fast Rents B. Best Rents C. Premium Cars D. City Rents E. AirFast Rents Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team 12
  • 14. Q1 - You are in charge of making sure that your store has enough sta-tionery stock. The table above shows the current stock levels. Which items will likely need to be ordered next week A. Pads and Pens B. Pencils and Pens C. Pads and Pencils D. Photocopy Paper E. Pads and Post-its Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team 13
  • 15. Q1 - If you want to go to New York but you do now want to fly direct, which flight should you take if you want the cheapest flight that takes between 10-12 hours? A. AL122 B. BO344 C. DA012 D. BA034 E. OA779 Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team 14
  • 16. Answers 1-B 2-D 3-D 4-C 5-C Copyright © 2013 Training4EU Team 15
  • 17. Contact Details Email: contact @ training4eu.com Web: www.training4eu.com Facebook: / Training4EU Twitter: /Training4EU Linkedin: /company/Training4EU