Saturday, 30 January 2016

Suggested list of books & things to take to the Main & Pre-Exam - EQE 2016

- Read through the rules regarding the conduct of the exam (page 38-42). See the warning here about possible problems.
- See what candidates from last year said about the location where you are taking the exam
- Be well rested in the days before the exam - many D candidates sleep badly on the Monday night
- Take a suitcase with wheels, and limit the books to ones you have used in the last 6 months of your preparation
- After doing the papers of 2015, look at the Tutors' Report to help with interpreting the EQE Compendium - source: epi information pages 134-142
- If necessary, look at some tips for reducing anxiety at the exam
- A good book on passing exams is "How To Pass Your Exams" by Mike Evans
- Be prepared to do the exams with a relatively small (possible as small as 60cm x 90cm) space. Normally, you can place books you don't need under the table.
- Look through the EQE Study Guide for other tips

- Photo identification (Passport or drivers license)
- several black or blue pens (we hear that gel-pens are preferred, but they can run out quickly)
- no electronic devices: only a wrist watch with an analogue display (and without any additional options) is allowed on your desk during the exam. See the warning here about possible problems.
- make arrangements to leave your phone & laptops at home or in your hotel or in a train station locker. See the warning here about possible problems.
correction roller
highlighters for use when reading the exam paper (don't use blue highlighters on anything that will be handed in as it will not copy well)
- Pre-Exam only: 1-2 black medium soft HB pencils + suitable eraser + pencil sharpener

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Alphabetical keyword index to Guidelines 2015 - pdf available

The EPO has made a pdf-file available with an alphabetical keyword index to the Guidelines for Examination of November 2015 (the relevant version for EQE 2016).

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Our FREE printable versions of the PCT Applicants Guide - available now for EQE 2016

We make a condensed and consolidated printable PCT Applicants Guide [875 pages] to take to the exam instead of the official WIPO version [1800 pages].

See here