Military Examination Centre
Military Examination Centre
Col. Tamás Takács
Head of Centre
Col. Takács graduated as a soldier and then finished his master’s studies in 2000 at the predecessor Zrínyi Miklós Military Academy. Subsequently he took a post at Human Resources. From 2010 he worked for the Department of Human Resources at the Ministry of Defence, as highlighted secretary-general then as Deputy Head of Department. He actively participated in the development of the Hungarian Army Human Strategy and its career system. In connection with the latter, which is related to a quality assurance system, he became a staff member of NUPS in 2013.
Office: H-1101 Budapest, Hungária krt. Zrínyi Campus Building I. Room 012.
Phone: (36) 1 432 9000/ 29006
The Military Examination Centre (MEC) started its operation in September 2013 as it received the legislation background which includes the working criteria of the centre. The MEC works as a functional organisational unit, subordinated to the Faculty of Military Sciences and Officer Training of the National University of Public Service, supervised by the Dean of the faculty.
The MEC’s mission is to prepare, transact and control the officer and non-commissioned officer certification examinations based on voluntary application.
The main tasks for the centre are as follows:
- establish and operate the certification exam required for a performance-based advancement system;
- plan and coordinate the elaboration of the education packages, in accordance with the general military requirements for all ranks; and
- coordinate the establishment and the operation of the performance-based E-learning system which helps candidates to prepare for the exam.
The MEC’s goal is to support a fair and objective selection system through the compliance of the exam requirements. To achieve this, the centre provides every device and resource needed for the preparation.
Besides these tasks, there are some additional activities conducted by the MEC:
- holding exams required from the university’s educational units;
- other exams – based on requests from military bodies – preparation and conducting tests.
The centre has been very active in the last year since it has been working with a new structure. Before the first certification exams started, MEC got several requests, mostly from the Joint Force Command, within the first period. Squad-leaders took exams and the cooperation started with the HDF Peace Support Training Centre, based on an agreement. Requests arrived from the University to conduct examinations affecting army officer cadets and students.
From the period of 1st March 2014 to 31st October 2014 the centre had 134 soldiers - from different corps - who took the certification exam. The next period will start on 1st September 2014.