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You should know this about Epso’s Situational Judgement Tests (SJT

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• What are EPSO’s Situational Judgement Tests (SJTs)? • The Situational Judgement Tests (SJTs) have been introduced in the EPSO CBT to present candidates with scenarios related to the position for which they are applying. The scenarios presented in the tests reflect real-life aspects of the duties of an EU official. • The test comprises of 20 questions with 4 possible answers. The candidate is asked to choose from those the “Most Effective” and “Least Effective” solution to the stated situation. The test duration is 30 minutes.

• The scoring per question for the EPSO SJT tests goes from 0 to 2. Correctly identifying the “Most Effective” and the “Least Effective” answers will bring you each 1 point, neutral statements are marked with 0,5 points while wrong answers – opposites to Most Effective and Least Effective receive 0 points.

• Why are SJTs important? • Recently, EPSO has decided to make the Situational Judgement Tests eliminatory. Moreover, they account for 50% of the overall preselection mark for Administrators and one third of the preselection mark for Assistants. In this case you need to understand that SJTs should become your first point of focus for the preselection. • A high score in this preselection field will increase your chances to be among the candidates invited for Assessment Centre.

• How should I prepare of SJTs? • Before the tests, know what the exam is about. Know that the skills that will be tested are: • analysis and problem solving • delivering quality and results • prioritising and organising • resilience • working with others • Try to find out as much information as possible about the skills above and the situations that are reflecting them.

• We can help! • With the new Situational Judgement packs on our website we try to prepare you for the real exam. You can count on: • Most cost-efficient SJT sets of questions • Exam-like interface • EU Institutions related work scenarios with explained solutions • Identical SJT scoring as in the real EPSO exam • Tailored situations for the core competencies

• More info on Epso Tests here: • http://epsotraining.eu/