These are the same exams for the economics competitive examination with the “Economics and Management” option for ENS Cachan (ENS Cachan D2 preparatory classes), with specific coefficients, to which is added a specific oral examnination in mathematics.
ENSAI recruits two types of profiles : statistical engineers (civilian) and INSEE civil servant student statiticians (government employee)
The exams are the same for both profiles however they are ranked separately and a specific number of places are granted for each one.
Approximately 15 places are granted for this exam. Results posted publicly on ENSAI’s website:
The “Economics and Management” option of ENSAI’s Economics Competitive Entrance Exam is essentially suited for students who have completed ENS D2 preparatory classes.
Conditions to Take the Entrance Exam :
statistical engineering students (civilian): no particular conditions apply
civil servant student statisticians for INSEE (government employee) must :
be a citizen of an EU Member State or signatory to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Andorra or Monaco);
enjoy full rights as a citizen;
prove a clean criminal record (Bulletin n°2 in France), compatible with official duties;
prove physically fit for employment;
have on September 1st of the year for which the examination is organized, a valid schooling certificate (to be a registered student) to certify that they are in the 2nd year of the preparatory classes for the grandes écoles entrance exams, or a level III (2nd year post-baccalauréat) title or degree, or qualifications that are recognized as being equivalent to these titles or degrees;
have fulfilled any obligations they may have for National Service.
Registration for the Economics and Management Entrance Exam for statistical engineering students (civilians) and civil servant statisticians for INSEE (government employees) must be done on the website: www.concours-bce.com, option for Cachan D2 preparatory classes, then ENSAI civil (engineer) and/or Ensai fonctionnaire (civil servant student statistician for INSEE) – option “Economics and Management”.
Examination fees for 2023:
Statistical engineering students (civilian) : €55 (specific ENSAI fee). Students benefiting from a French grant or bursary are exempt from paying.
INSEE civil servant student statisticians: free
EXAMS AND SYLLABUS
The exams and coefficients are identical for statistical engineering students (civilians) and INSEE civil servant student statisticians.
Candidates who are absent to one of the exams or receive a score of 0 are automatically eliminated.
Except for the mathematics oral exam, the curriculum for all exams is the same as the ENS Cachan “Economics and Management” entrance examination – option “Economics and Management (Cachan D2). For the specific oral entrance exam, complex numbers are added to the ENS Cachan entrance exam curriculum.