The Barón de Warsage barracks in Calatayud, headquarters of the Army Logistics Academy, will host a total of 1,318 aspirants in selected tests for admission to training centers for incorporation in the ranks of corporals and guards of the Civil Guard. In particular, there are 944 men and 374 women from three Aragonese provinces and four Catalan provinces who have to face a series of tests of general theoretical knowledge, language, spelling, psychotechnical, and grammar. This year’s job offer in Benemérita amounts to 2,520 positions with almost 27,000 candidates across Spain, of which 966 were born in Aragon.
This Saturday, 674 people attended the opposition side and this Sunday another 644 were summoned. During the break in the first section of the controls, Marcos, 24 years old, resident of Cambrils and son of a member of the body, recognized that “grammar and spelling, good; English, normal, but in knowledge, they went to arrest”For him, this is the third year he has attended and once he enters, his goal is to enter the GRS (Reserve and Security Groups), either through the opposition or through practices. During recess, many people take advantage of the opportunity to eat an appetizer. and regain strength.
For Jesús, 20 years old and from Teruel, entering the armed institute comes “in the family”, growing up in a barracks. “I really like traffic,” he admits, showing that It took three months of preparation “it was very difficult, but it was worth it.” In the case of Andrea, 31 years old and from Jaca, this is her opportunity to “do what she wants.” “I studied early childhood teaching, but with COVID I lost my job and I saw that I had to do what I wanted,” he said. In his case, he went to the city of Bilbao on Friday, spending the night in a hotel.
Also in front of the building where the exam classrooms are grouped, the sisters Raquel and Adrián Aguilera shared their impressions. He, 19 years old, emphasized his background in the force, with his father and grandfather, and pointed out that his specialty is the cynological service of the Civil Guard, which manages units with dogs, as well as management and support. of cattle and other animals working with agents.
The opposition party, as remembered by the body, is divided into four tests: knowledge, physics, personal interview, and medical examination. For the examination of knowledge, the Civil Guard established a general with 19 headquarters located in thirteen Autonomous Communities: Alicante, Baeza, Cádiz, Calatayud, Gijón, Granada, Gran Canaria, León, Logroño, Madrid, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Mérida, Murcia, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Seville, Toledo, Valencia and Vigo.
Requirements for Civil Guard oppositions
Previously, in the first phase, of the competition, the merits added by each applicant to the minimum requirements necessary to participate in these selective tests were evaluated. Among others: between 18 and 40 years old, Spanish nationality, no criminal record, and have at least a secondary education degree.
Those who get enough points in this knowledge test conducted this week will be called for physical tests: a coordination and agility circuit – new this year -, a resistance test (two-kilometer distance race), an endurance test consisting of doing a certain number of push-ups depending on gender and a strength test swimming which is 50 meters.
Candidates who pass these final exams will be subject to a personal interview to evaluate their mental fitness for the job they are applying for and finally, a medical examination to assess their health and physical fitness.
Finally, those who complete the entire competition-opposition process will enter the Academy of Guards of Baeza (Jaén) and the College of Young Guards ‘Duque de Ahumada’ in Valdemoro (Madrid)where they receive their professional training during one academic year.