After the validation of your online application EPSO invites you to the pre-selection tests. Please check your EPSO account regularly. The tests take place in each of the 28 member states, but also outside of the EU (USA, Peking, Sydney). You have to chose a test centre and arrange a time slot.
The pre-selection involves computer-based tests (CBT) which assess your cognitive abilities (verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning) and situational judgment, plus professional and language competency, depending on the profile sought. Only the candidates with the highest scores are invited to the assessment centre. The number of candidates in the AC depends on the number of vacancies on the reserve list, which is published in the competition note. EPSO usually invites 2.5 candidates more to the AC than the number of vacancies on the reserve list.