So competitive examinations still exist?
Yes, examinations make it possible to guarantee equal access to public employment for all. Thanks to examinations, all candidates start with equal opportunities.
I don’t stand a chance among so many candidates!
False, we receive 17 applications for each position on average. INRAE competitive examinations are “human-scaled”. The objective is not to organise mass examinations for broad-based positions. Each exam corresponds to a specific occupation.
I will have to spend hours revising!
False, the written exams are within your reach because the proposed exercises concern the core activity that you will practice. Your experience and/or training are your assets for success. And you can train thanks to our past exam papers. As for the oral exam, it is very similar to a standard job interview, with a set of questions and answers.
A competitive examination sounds vague… Where would I be assigned and what would I be doing?
At INRAE, before you take the exams, you have access to the specific job description, the list of assignments as well as the job location. You thus apply for a job and workplace of your choice.
Registering for a competitive examination is always an arduous task…
False, at INRAE, we are connected! You can register online, it only takes a few minutes.
Certain essential questions must be asked before applying for a competitive examination, and we are here to answer them and guide you in the process.