The Ultimate EU Test Book Assistants 2020

Please note: in 2023 EPSO announced various changes to the format of future open competitions. No new-style Assistants competitions have yet been published. The new style competitions will continue to include verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning tests.
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The Ultimate EU Test Book Assistants 2020 is specially designed for candidates preparing for European Personnel Selection office (EPSO) competitions at Assistant (AST and SC) level. It is relevant to all Assistant-level EPSO open competitions and CAST selections.

The 2020 edition is the biggest Assistants edition ever and full of strategies, advice and practice exercises. The focus is on the computer-based multiple choice question tests which prove an obstacle to so many. Included are methodologies, warm-up exercises applying the methodologies step by step, and hundreds of practice questions with answer explanations showing shortcuts and common pitfalls.

Major new features of the 2020 edition are:

  • Detailed guide to how EPSO Assistant competitions work, with timelines, chances of succeeding and how to maximise your chances of success
  • BRAND NEW Numerical Reasoning warm-up exercise with detailed step by step explanations of how to tackle 45 such questions and how to improve your speeds by estimating techniques and other shortcuts
  • BRAND NEW Abstract Reasoning warm-up exercise providing very detailed step by step solutions to 20 typical problems showing shortcuts and errors
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Table of Contents

  1. What Are Assistants and How Are They Selected?
  2. Assistant Competitions Step by Step
  3. Verbal, Numerical and Abstract Reasoning Tests in EPSO Assistant Exams
  4. Succeeding in Verbal Reasoning Tests – methodology explained
  5. Verbal Reasoning Test (150 questions)
  6. Succeeding in Numerical Reasoning Tests – methodology explained
  7. NEW FEATURE! Numerical Reasoning Warm-Up Exercise (45 warm-up questions focused on specific operations)
  8. Numerical Reasoning Mixed Questions Test (120 questions)
  9. Succeeding in Abstract Reasoning Tests – methodology explained
  10. NEW FEATURE! Abstract Reasoning Warm-Up Exercise: how to solve 20 typical questions, showing every step on the way
  11. Abstract Reasoning Test (110 questions)
  12. Prioritising and Organising Test

About András Baneth

András Baneth is an author, speaker, trainer and consultant, and partner at Arboreus EU Training. He is also managing director of the Public Affairs Council’s European office. He leads a team of specialists in EPSO competitions and the design of psychometric tests.

Find out more about András Baneth and his books.

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Publication Date
17 Mar 2020
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