The results of the concours for administrators are now out, and – surprise, surprise – I did not manage to pass. Here’s the extract of the letter:
The selection board for the above competition has now finished marking the pre-selection tests in which you participated. I regret to inform you that although the marks you obtained in these tests were above or equal to the pass mark, you were not amongst the top 630 candidates.
Point B.1 of the competition notice stipulates that only those candidates with the 630 highest marks in the pre-selection tests would be asked to submit a full application with a view to their possible admission to the competition.
Your marks are as follows (1):
Test a): 38.333 /60 (pass mark 30)
Test b): 15.263 /20 (pass mark 10)
Test c): 30.769 /40 (pass mark 20)
Total: 84.365/ 120
For your information, the candidates who obtained the 630 highest combined scores had at least 92.611 points.
I would add that the Selection Board’s decision does not preclude you from taking part in any future competitions organised by the European Personnel Selection Office.
It’s beyond me how one can get 15.263 / 20 when there were 40 questions, but anyway, c’est la vie. All the best to all the geeks who know who won the Sakharov prize in the year X or other equally useful everyday facts.
Blog commenter ‘viking’ has made some new test files available for download, and he had also supplied the manual for electronic Reserve Lists. Some additional test files have been provided by Sorina (see comment #1003) – download 342kb, ZIPped. Enjoy!
If anyone is a member of Facebook there’s the ‘So I won’t be a Commission official’ Facebook Group, and the EU Integration Traveler IQ challenge (you need to add the Traveler IQ Facebook application) – a more fun way to revise for the concours…
Due to such an enormous number of comments here I have had to divide the comments function. The latest few hundred comments are below, and all the older comments are archived here. All should work technically now.
Jon I am happy to see that you have moved on in your life, from what would have been a very difficult situation. However there are still countless successful candidates on reserve lists who only have hope. To get in touch with me have a look at my block and see how the EU institutions are nontransparent. http://eudissidents.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-recruitment-of-maltese-translators.html
First of all I would like to thank you Jon Worth, for taking the time to set up this blog years ago. It has become a point of refuge for people who are or were in the same situation as you are. Judging by the huge popularity of your blog, one can conclude that a lot of people feel unfairly treated. In particular, successful candidates who weren’t recruited should stand up for their rights. I have also done an investigation into the recruitment of Maltese translators and would be very happy if you have a look at it: http://eudissidents.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-recruitment-of-maltese-translators.html