02 Numerical Reasoning Sample Tests - EU EPSO - AST Level - Vol 1

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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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02 Numerical Reasoning Sample Tests - EU EPSO - AST Level - Vol 1

  1. 1. Copyright © 2016 Training4EU Team NUMERICAL REASONING EPSO Test - AST Level - Volume 1
  2. 2. iCopyright © 2016 Training4EU Team Preface
  3. 3. ii © 2016 Training4EU Publication Team, All rights reserved Under the copyright laws, this e-book may not be copied, in whole or in part, without the written consent of Train- ing4EU. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this ibook is accurate, and the publishers can- not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions, however caused. No responsi- bility for loss or damage occasioned to any person acting, or refraining from ac- tion, as a result of the material in this publication can be accepted by the edi- tor, the publisher or any of the authors. Other company and product names men- tioned herein are trademarks of their re- spective companies. Mention of third- party products is for informational pur- poses only and constitutes neither an en- dorsement nor a recommendation. About Training4EU Team Training4EU Team provides web based Training Services on potential candi- dates who would like to become tomor- row’s permanent EU Officials. With a mix of theory, exercises, and simulation tests Training4EU supports you οn the EPSO exams. Training4EU is independent from the European Union institutions. The sample tests have been extracted from the EPSO official web site.
  4. 4. Sample publications available for downloading Free sample books available to the public through the iBooks Store. Free online tests Free online tests for practice at Training4EU e-learning web site (beta version - under development). https://epso.gnomio.com/
  5. 5. About1 Copyright © 2016 Training4EU Team Practice makes perfect
  6. 6. About | Numerical Reasoning EPSO Tests In the form of multiple-choice this test requires data interpretation and mathematical calculations. Using information presented through tables and graphs, you will be re- quired to draw conclusions and calculate changes within these data sets. Basic mathe- matical 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. 5 20m10q Practice makes perfect There are 10 numerical reasoning questions in a competition, and the allo- cated time is 20 minutes. Visit our e-learning web site and start practicing: https://epso.gnomio.com/
  7. 7. 6 Success Tips Prepare well Know the test format Make use of a rough paper, marker and a calculator. Be focused Read the statements carefully – Make sure you have clearly understood what is wanted from the statement. Budget your time – Allow maximum two minutes per question Avoid stupid mistakes Check unit measurements Round up or down the values given for easier calculations Revise if time allows it Practice, practice, practice. Practice makes perfect Failure Mistakes Not preparing for the format of the test Advance fear of the test Worrying about the past Obsession with test score Obsession with accuracy Using poor question solving strategy Not reading the entire statement Not using a calculator Marking the wrong answer Insufficient preparation
  8. 8. 7 Epso.gnomio.com: Great features Online training No expiration limit or date for the tests for the sample tests Self-enrollment, no personal data are extracted Yes, it helps you practice at your own pace You can retake the quiz as many times as you want You can review the quiz and check each question your answer First make sure that you can answer correctly the questions regardless the time Then keep in mind the time, you must on time also!!
  9. 9. How to Navigate2 Copyright © 2016 Training4EU Team Practice makes perfect
  10. 10. 9 About | https://epso.gnomio.com/ Welcome to our free (test version) e-learning site. You can navigate the e-learning as GUEST, but you have to self-enrolled in order to practice free with our tests. No sonal data is required and any data is used for internal purposes only and is sh with any other third party company. Note that our e-learning site (test version
  11. 11. 10 Step 1 | Create new account You need just a valid email in order to create a new account.
  12. 12. Step 2 | Self-enrollment For self-enrollment first select the course -1- and then click on “Enroll me in this course” -2-. Now you are ready to practice through our sample tests -3-. 1 2 3
  13. 13. Step 3 | Select the test Select a test, with or without time limit -1- and start your practice -2-. 1 2
  14. 14. 13 Step 4 | Answer the questions Using a short paragraph of text on virtually any topic, this test requires to choose from 4 answer options the one that fully matches the statements in the original text. There is always only one correct answer because other options may contain insufficient infor- mation or false statements. So, read the data -1-, understand the question -2-, select the answer -3- and press the button “Next” -4- to move to the next question. Don’t for- get the time limit -5-, if you have selected. 1 2 3 4 5
  15. 15. 14 Step 5 | Check your score You just answered the last question and you are ready to see the number of questions you answered correctly -1- . You can navigate between questions -2- and you can check the correct answers -3-. If you want to finish the review just click the button “Fin- ish review” an the end of this page. 1 2 3
  16. 16. 15 Step 6 | Re-attempt & keep track You can re-attempt the any test one more time -1- and you can keep track of your pro- gress -2-. 1 2
  17. 17. Step 7 | Grades You can keep track of your grades -1-. Training4EU will issue from time to time new tests and you will be informed to take place, along with e-learning material for improv- ing yourself. 1
  18. 18. Sample Test AST Level3 Practice makes perfect Copyright © 2016 Training4EU Team
  19. 19. 18 A. 400 000 B. 600 000 C. 1 600 000 D. 900 000 Q1 - In 2005, what was the difference between average annual government spending on the three sectors in Finland and in Denmark?
  20. 20. 19 A. 1.50 euros B. 1.45 euros C. 1.00 euro D. 3.55 euros Q2 - What is the difference between the average electricity price (excluding taxes) for countries B and D on the one hand and countries C and E on the other?
  21. 21. 20 A. 28 413 000 B. 21 413 000 C. 18 413 000 D. 20 413 000 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?
  22. 22. 21 A. 1 288 B. 1 610 C. 4 830 D. 5 000 Q4 - In the European Union, how many newly diagnosed cases of AIDS in 2003 were women?
  23. 23. 22 A. 2 100 B. 1 200 C. 1 800 D. 2 300 Q5 - What was the difference (in absolute terms) between energy consump- tion in 2000 and in 2002?
  24. 24. 23 A. 356 000 B. 294 050 C. 294 000 D. 326 290 Q6 - Physical attacks are divided into fatal and non-fatal attacks. The number of fatal attacks recorded in Belgium in 2004 (32 240) was 4 % higher than in 2002. How many non-fatal attacks were there in Belgium in 2002?
  25. 25. 24 A. 4 million tonnes B. 5 million tonnes C. 6 million tonnes D. 8 million tonnes Q7 - In 2002, what was the difference between French crude oil imports from the North Sea and imports from the Near East?
  26. 26. 25 A. 0,15 B. 0,1 C. 0,05 D. 0 Q8 - If average annual government spending for these three sectors in Aus- tria was  36 000 000 in 2004, what was the percentage increase in this figure between 2004 and 2005?
  27. 27. 26 A. 11 100 B. 12 000 C. 16 650 D. 22 200 Q9 - In 1995 in the European Union, the number of fires of which the known cause was negligence was half as many as the number of fires of which the known cause was criminal. In how many cases was negligence the known cause of a fire in the European Union in 1995?
  28. 28. 27 A. In Italy the state invested 7 billion euros more than France. B. In Italy the state invested 1.83 billion euros more than France. C. In Italy the state invested 21 billion euros more than France. D. In Italy the state invested 50 billion euros more than France. Q10 - What was the difference, in absolute terms, between France and Italy in the amount of state funding for development in 2003?
  29. 29. Answers 1-D 900 000 2-A 1.50 euros 3-D 20 413 000 4-B 1 610 5-A 2 100 6-C 294 000 7-A 4m. tonnes 8-C 0,05 9-A 11 100 10-C 21b euros 28
  30. 30. 29 Contact Details Email: contact @ training4eu.com Web: www.training4eu.com Facebook: / Training4EU Twitter: /Training4EU Linkedin: /company/Training4EU

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