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Hi everyone

My question is in the title: who knows anything about the EU internet preselection test? Maybe some of you have already passed it and want to share their experience...

Thank you in advance for any ( any !!!!) information

asked 07 Jan, 09:40

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

1. Is participation in the pre-selection phase obligatory? The test consists of two parts: a pre-selection test (web based system) and the accreditation test which will be held in Brussels. Participation in the preliminary testing is obligatory and eliminatory, i.e. only candidates succeeding the pre-selection part will be considered eligible for the accreditation test.

2. When to expect an invitation? Candidates will receive more or less one week before the pre-selection test an email inviting them to follow a link in order to have access to the tool. A testing window will be given to the candidates.

3. What will the pre-selection test consist of? Candidates will be asked to interpret a +/- 10 minute video recorded simultaneous speech from one of the passive languages in their combination into their active (A) language - for the choice of the language for the test, please see below, "Choice of language to be tested".

4. Will the pre-selection test include an introduction? Each pre-selection test begins with a short briefing to introduce the subject and, where appropriate, explain certain abbreviations, names etc.

5. Choice of languages to be tested. Candidates do not choose the languages to be tested but will be duly informed of the Screening Committee's choice in the invitation mail and following letters. Please note that the language tested in the pre-selection test will also be tested in the accreditation test in Brussels.

6. Minimum requirements. The minimum requirements to use the tool are:  Browser: Internet Explorer 9 and above or Firefox 22 and above or Chrome 21 and above, or latest version of Safari (please note that although other browsers might be compatible as well, the tool has not been tested against them)  JavaScript enabled  Broadband internet connection (a minimum speed of at least 0.5 mbit/sec is recommended)  Flash (minimum version 20)  Headset (for audio playback and microphone recording) If candidates would like to check their browser and flash version as well as if JavaScript is enabled even before they login to the application, they may visit an online service like www.whatismybrowser.com

7. Access to the speech repository. Candidates invited to the pre-selection test have access to the Speech Repository (link below). No registration and no login are necessary. http://ec.europa.eu/speech-repository

8. Financial contribution to the accreditation test. Travel expenses for the accreditation test in Brussels will be reimbursed according to European Commission rules. Further information will be communicated in the invitation letter to the accreditation test.

Source: FAQ PST December 2016 (reproduction intégrale)

Pour le niveau de difficulté, c'est proche des discours test-type du SpeechRepository. Saupoudré ici et là de terminologie de réunion et des institutions.

Ici, tu trouveras des gens qui l'ont passé en décembre 2016.

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answered 07 Jan, 12:09

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edited 07 Jan, 12:19

Merci beaucoup pour l'info. En principe il y a beaucoup de places pour l'examen à Bruxelles?

(12 Jan, 12:09) bili

Il y a quatre ou cinq personnes qui seront testées en 2017, le 31 mars. La date du prochain test n'est pas encore publié.

Document de référence : http://europa.eu/interpretation/doc/intertest_calendar.pdf

(12 Jan, 13:58) Gáspár ♦

C'est exactement le test cu 31 mars qui m'intéresse. 4 ou 5 personnes pour chaque langue A sachant qu'ils vont tester le hongrois, le roumain et le polonais ? Ou 5 personnes au total?

(12 Jan, 16:50) bili

En principe, on teste maximum quatre candidats par jour par langue cible, supposant qu'autant de gens aient réussi le test de pré-sélection. Il y a deux jours de test pour le croate, un pour le polonais et un pour le roumain. En raison de circonstances particulières, il me semble que la cabine roumaine testera cinq et non pas quatre candidats.

(12 Jan, 21:25) Gáspár ♦
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