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Sample tests and training

Please check the Notice of Competition (or Call for Expression of Interest) for information on the tests included in your specific selection procedure. The following sample tests are designed to give you an idea of the type of questions you may face.

We do not provide any preparatory courses or material apart from these sample tests, neither do we endorse any other organisations' publications or training courses.

Some EU member states offer training and support for EU nationals, through the following contactspdf or via their Permanent Representation to the EU.


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