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Choice Contest: Class A, B or C?

Choice Contest: Class A, B or C?

If you place a competition of the Public Service, you must have noticed that it is accompanied by a letter: A, B or C. What do they match? How to know what the competition go? What are the prerequisites? It explains

How to choose a contest?

First, you need to know clearly what job you want to exercise: it seems obvious to write but you have to think about it all the same.

Above all, you must look particularly competitive examinations, for example if you are specialized in private law, it will certainly be harder for you to pass a competition with an exclusive legal test of public law.

Then we invite you to often read the Official Journal since it is in this book that are published contests dates. You will find the dates of withdrawal and deposit record, the departments that recruit, etc.

What level of education for what contest?

The civil service is divided into three categories according to the level of education. Each category then determines an index of compensation we will see later.

By extension, we often talk about education level. We must point out that to enter a competition of this or that category, it is not enough to have the "required level" but to have actually graduated.

There is also an official nomenclature:

Level I is a diploma five years of study after the tray (eg. Master, MS, PhD);

Level II corresponds to a diploma certifying three years of study after high school (eg. license);

Level III corresponds to a diploma two years of study after high school (eg. BTS, DUT);

Level IV matches the tray and technical certificates;

Level V corresponds to a third level (eg DNB’s Degree).

Category A

Category A requires the candidate to be in possession of a diploma certifying a BA + 3 and / or bac + 4 or equivalent.

It brings together the management staff, design and management, and "senior" officials: magistrate, hospital director, chief clerk of the treasury inspector, customs or taxes, etc. This also includes teachers. You should know that, contrary to what one might think, the Category A staff represents 44% of the entire staff of the State Civil Service (14% in the public hospital service and 8% in the public service territorial). This is the category that employs the most people and not category C. This is partly explained by the overwhelming number of teachers.

Category B

Category B requires it, to have obtained a tray bac diploma + 2 (Deug eg BTS, nursing degree, etc.), bac + 3 (ie license) or equivalent.

It concerns the secretarial staff, drafting, monitoring and management. These are, for example, administrative secretaries, territorial editors, tax inspectors, customs or the Treasury. These are also the police lieutenants (the old "detectives") or inspectors license.

Two small brackets

Turning first inspectors driving license, do not do odd here because, in principle, the "inspector" name is used for trades Class A (this may be one reason that made the "inspectors" police, class B, have become "lieutenants" police, unless it is a rapprochement with the military ranks to accentuate the hierarchy and discipline!).

Next, with regard to recent reforms, we must know that the competition peacekeeper forces today to hold a bachelor’s degree. Nevertheless, we do not know, reform is underway at the time when we wrote this book, if this trade will integrate category B, and thus the pay scales thereto, or remain a contest category C, which would be atypical. A priori, it was not envisaged that the competition of peacekeeper a competition category B, so we rather place ourselves in the second hypothesis.

Category B staff represents 26% of public service employees. This percentage includes a large proportion, the staff of the public hospital, including nurses.

Category C

The competition category C do not necessarily require to have a degree, but in general, you need a diploma certifying a 3rd level (BEP, CAP, BEPC, etc.).

The trades involved here are executing trades. These include administrative assistants, peacekeepers (except to take up the reform cited above), the police, customs or taxes finding agents, collection agents of the Treasury, etc.

30% of employees are public officials in category C in the State civil service, but 79% in the territorial public service.

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