Sections of the test

The EUBAT is a three-hour computer-based standardised test. The test consists of multiple-choice, true/false and short case questions covering four major topics. Each topic area is broken down into sub-sections:

 

A. Europe: Shared Values, Cultural Diversity

B. European Institutions in an International Context

C. Intercultural Management and Human Resources

D. The Business World and the European Environment

 


Section A, Europe: Shared Values, Cultural Diversity

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THEME

This section covers Europe prior to 1945 and the essential historical milestones achieved in the formation of contemporary Europe and the concept of European citizenship. Also included is a review of the vast multicultural, multilingual, religious and geopolitical environments.

TYPE OF QUESTIONS

Section A includes 40 different binary questions (yes/no; true/false) or multiple-choice questions.

SCORING

Section A is scored on a total of 72 points, distributed as follows:

16 easy questions – 1 point each

16 intermediate questions – 2 points each

8 challenging questions – 3 points each

 


Section B, European Institutions in an International Context

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THEME

This section deals with the key international organisations relating to Europe such as the Council of Europe and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and international non-governmental organisations (INGOs). This section also covers the European Union and its institutions and how they function as well as European policies and standards.

TYPE OF QUESTIONS

Section B has 40 different questions. Each one is either a binary question (yes/no; true/false) or a multiple-choice question (one or more answers possible).

SCORING

Section B is scored on a total of 72 points, distributed as follows:

16 easy questions – 1 point each

16 intermediate questions – 2 points each

8 challenging questions – 3 points each

 


Section C, Intercultural Management and Human Resources

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THEME

This section explores the nature of cultural differences in terms of values and their impact on behaviour in the workplace including the role language plays in European cultural identity and methods for overcoming cultural conflict. The section also includes the management of human resources in Europe including employment laws, expatriation, employment contracts, immigration, social security and corporate social responsibility.

TYPE OF QUESTIONS

Section C includes 30 different binary (yes/no; true/false) or multiple-choice questions (one or more answers possible) and one short case study. For the case study, the respondent is presented a short document to read and must respond to multiple-choice questions based on the content of the document.

SCORING

Section C is scored on a total of 64 points, distributed as follows:

12 easy questions – 1 point each

12 intermediate questions – 2 points each

6 challenging questions – 3 points each

1 short case study – 10 points

 


Section D, The Business World and the European Environment

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THEME

This section presents an in-depth review of the European economy including the Economic and monetary union and the Euro, commercial and intellectual property (trademarks), regulations for European import/export of goods and services, competition, financing of international trade operations, negotiations, transport, packaging, insurance, etc. In addition, this section covers health and safety regulations, accounting standards, taxation, lobbying, and investment.

TYPE OF QUESTIONS

Section D includes 30 different binary (yes/no; true/false) or multiple-choice questions (one or more answers possible) and one short case study. For the case study, the respondent is presented a short document to read and must respond to multiple-choice questions based on the content of the document.

SCORING

Section D is scored on a total of 64 points, distributed as follows:

12 easy questions – 1 point each

12 intermediate questions – 2 points each

6 challenging questions – 3 points each

1 short case study – 10 points

 

A team of highly qualified experts from academia, business, and European civil service developed the content of the EUBAT. This team of experts updates the test at least twice a year to assure that any modifications or additions made to European treaties, regulations, directives, and standards, as well as any changes individual countries make to how they function within the European environment, are included in the test.