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Contract Agent - CAST Competition

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is launching an open-ended selection procedure to create a pool of candidates from which the institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the European Union (EU) can recruit contract agents in the fields listed below: 

1. EPSO/CAST/P/1/2017  Finance FG III 
2. EPSO/CAST/P/2/2017  Finance FG IV
3. EPSO/CAST/P/3/2017  Project / programme management  FG III 
4. EPSO/CAST/P/4/2017  Project / programme management  FG IV
5. EPSO/CAST/P/5/2017 Finance  FG II 
6. EPSO/CAST/P/6/2017  Secretaries/Clerks  FG II 
7. EPSO/CAST/P/7/2017  Administration / Human resources      FG II 
8. EPSO/CAST/P/8/2017  Administration / Human resources FG III
9. EPSO/CAST/P/9/2017 Administration / Human resources FG IV 
10. EPSO/CAST/P/10/2017 Communication  FG III
11. EPSO/CAST/P/11/2017  Communication  FG IV
12. EPSO/CAST/P/12/2017 Political affairs / EU policies  FG III 
13. EPSO/CAST/P/13/2017  Political affairs / EU policies FG IV
14. EPSO/CAST/P/14/2017  Law FG III
15. EPSO/CAST/P/15/2017 Law FG IV 
16. EPSO/CAST/P/16/2017 Information and communication technology                                   FG III
17. EPSO/CAST/P/17/2017 Information and communication technology  FG IV

You must meet the following eligibility criteria when you validate your application:

1. EU Citizenship, 2. Fulfilled any militaty services requirements, 3. Meet the character requirements for the duties concerned, 4. Have a thorough knowledge (C1 level) of one of the 24 official EU languages (will be defined as your Language 1), 5. Have a good command (B2 level) of either English, French or German and must be different from Language 1 (will be defined as your Language 2)

For function groups II and III:

  • A level of post-secondary education attested by a diploma; or
  • A level of secondary education attested by a diploma giving access to post-secondary education, and appropriate professional experience of at least three years; or
  • Where justified in the interest of the service, professional training or professional experience of an equivalent level 

For function group IV:

  • A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma; or
  • Where justified in the interest of the service, professional training of an equivalent level.

General Information

Open for application: 05/01/2017 
Deadline: Open-Ended
Location(s): Brussels (Belgium), Luxembourg (Luxembourg). Limited number of contracts may be available in other EU cities and in EU delegations worldwide
Function Group: FG II, FG III, FG IV 
Institution/Agency:  Institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the European Union (EU) 
Type of contract: Contract agent


1. Registration Phase

Click on the link below to register to the field that you are interested in:

  1. Finance
  2. Secretaries/Clerks
  3. Administration/HR
  4. Communication
  5. Political Affairs / EU Policies
  6. Law
  7. Information and Communication Technology

2. Pre-selection: recruiting services search the database of registered candidates

As needs arise, the recruiting services will search the pool of applications and shortlist a certain
number of candidates who, based on the information in their applications, best match the
job requirements in question.

3. Selection phase: Computer based MCQ Tests

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to sit the following MCQ tests:

Function Group II & III

Reasoning Tests Language   Questions Duration Pass mark
Verbal Language 1  20 Quest. 35 min 10/20
Numerical Language 1  10 Quest. 20 min Numerical+Abstract: 8/20
Abstract Language 1  10 Quest. 10 min Numerical+Abstract: 8/20
Competency Language 2   25 Quest. 50 min 13/12

Function Group IV

Reasoning Tests Language   Questions Duration Pass mark
Verbal Language 1  20 Quest.  35 min 10/20
Numerical Language 1  10 Quest.  20 min Numerical+Abstract: 10/20
Abstract Language 1  10 Quest.  10 min Numerical+Abstract: 10/20
Competency Language 2  25 Quest.   50 min 16/25

If you obtain the scores needed to succeed in the tests, the results will be valid for a
certain period, so that you will not have to sit those tests again. The results will be valid as

  • If you pass the reasoning tests, the results will remain valid for 10 years, for the same or lower function group(s).

  • If you pass the competency tests, the results will remain valid for 5 years for the chosen profile in the same or lower function group(s).


Start your preparation with the ideal package that Epsopass offers for this exam.

Important Dates:
open from:
March 22, 2018

applications open until:
April 24, 2018

More Info:

EPSO Administrators in the field of Audit (AD5) Competition has been released!

General Information

Reference number: EPSO/AD/357/18
Open for application: 22th of March 2018
Application close: 24th of April 2018
Grade: AD5
Locations: Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Institution/Agency: Court of Auditors
Type of Contract: Permanent official


  1. Enjoy full rights as a citizen of a Member State of the EU
  2. Meet any obligations under the national law on military service
  3. Meet the character requirements for the duties concerned
  4. You must have knowledge of at least two official EU languages
  5. You must have a level of education corresponding to at least 3 years completed university studies attested by a diploma

No professional experience required!

If you answered yes to all the above, you're eligible for this competition! Now its time for registration!

Preselection phase: Computer based MCQ Tests 

Reasoning Tests Questions Duration
Verbal reasoning 10 questions 18 min
Numerical reasoning 10 questions 20 min
Abstract reasoning 20 questions 20 min
Situational Judgement 20 questions 30 min

Epsopass has prepared a unique package for your preparation! Statistics show that successful candidates start their practice sooner than the others! Get the best preparation with the ideal package that Epsopass has developed for you!

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