Congratulations to anyone who passed the EQE 2016 pre-examination! For an analysis of this year’s results, have a look at the 17 March DeltaPatents Pre-Exam Blog post.
The dates of the 2017 EQE papers and the deadlines for enrolling were published in the March edition of the EPO’s Official Journal:
“1.1 Date of the pre-examination and deadline
The pre-examination will be held on 6 March 2017.
The web portal will be available from 1 April 2016 until 2 June 2016. After 2 June 2016 the web portal will be closed and it will not be possible to apply for enrolment for the pre-examination 2017.
1.2 Date of the main examination and deadline
The main examination will be held from 7 to 9 March 2017.
The web portal will be available from 14 July 2016 until 8 September 2016. After 8 September 2016 the web portal will be closed and it will not be possible to apply for enrolment for the main examination 2017.”
Be sure to put these dates in your diary and to enrol early in the enrolment period so that you have time to resolve any problems with your application (such as fee payments, which can only be made by credit card or bank transfer).