The European qualifying examination (EQE) tests candidates' knowledge and aptitude to represent applicants in EPO proceedings. Established in 1979, it is widely regarded as one of the most demanding professional examinations having been passed by more than 10 000 candidates already.
The European qualifying examination and its aims, syllabus, languages; passing the examination.
The compendium contains past examination papers in the three official languages, the markers' reports and examples of successful candidates' answers.
Information for prospective candidates about admission requirements, fees and how to enrol.
Statistics on EQE results since 2002.
Find a professional representative who has passed the EQE.
Notice of the Examination Board - Distribution of points Paper D (PDF, 20 KB)
Supervisory Board, Examination Board, Examination Committees and Examination Secretariat