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# 05 Accuracy and Precision tests

## Sample Tests - EU EPSO Tests Series

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-
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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
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).
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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
Training 4EU Team provides Coaching
and Training Services on potential candi-
dates who would like to become tomor-
rows permanent EU Officials.
With a mix of theory, exercises, and
simulation tests we support you n both
stages of the EPSO exams, i.e. Pre-
selection Tests and Assessment Centre.
Our Team consists of a group of profes-
sionals with extensive experience on
EPSO Competitions that can prepare
you in an effective and timely profession-
ally manner.
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The sample tests have been extracted from the EPSO official web site.
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Success Tips -
Failure Mistakes
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Practice
makes perfect
Success Tips
1. Prepare well
2. Know the test format
3. Spot the error as quickly as possible
4. Avoid analyzing images too much
5. Be focused, and dont lose your concentration
6. Budget your time allow 9 seconds maximum per question
7. Practice, practice, practice. Practice makes perfect
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Failure Mistakes
1. Not preparing for the format of the test
2. Advance fear of the test
4. Obsession with test score
5. Obsession with accuracy
6. Using poor question solving strategy
7. Not reading the entire statement
9. Insufficient preparation
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Accuracy and Precision
Sample Tests
Accuracy and Precision
tests
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Practice
makes perfect
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A. Meeting Room
B. Size (m2)
C. Booked
D. Size (m2), Supplies
E. Meeting Room, Supplies
Q1 - Choose one of the answer options shown below to indicate
whether there are any errors in the table in the bottom right:
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A. Customer, Price
B. Quantity, Price
D. Price
E. Customer
Q2 - Choose one of the answer options shown below to indicate
whether there are any errors in the table in the bottom right:
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A. Price
B. Quantity
C. Price, Quantity
D. Customer
Q3 - Choose one of the answer options shown below to indicate
whether there are any errors in the table in the bottom right:
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A. Price, Order No
B. Item, Order No
C. Manufacturer, Price
D. Manufacturer, Order No
E. Price, Item
Q4 - Choose one of the answer options shown below to indicate
whether there are any errors in the table in the bottom right:
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A. Meeting Room
B. Size
C. Booked, Size
D. Supplies
E. Size, Meeting Room
Q5 - Choose one of the answer options shown below to indicate
whether there are any errors in the table in the bottom right:
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