Tuesday, 22 December 2020

e-EQE Mock 2: 1 - 5 February 2020

Today (22 December 2020), an announcement of Mock 2 has been published in the e-EQE website:

"To allow candidates to test the system also close to the real examination conditions, a second mock (Mock 2) is planned for the week of 1 to 5 February 2021.  

The examination papers will take place during that week at the same week days and times as the real examination, seehere"

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Updated information on Mock 1 - e-EQE platform will go online on 21 December 2020 for candidates - tutors can also get access after registration (via epi)

Today, the e-EQE website has been updated to provide the following information (added information cited in full; somewhat reformatted; emphasis added):

e-EQE – updated information (link)

Candidates will be able to have a first look at the examination system Wiseflow which will be used for the EQE 2021 by means of a mock examination between 22 December 2020 and 28 February 2021 (Mock 1).   [Blog update 22-12-2020: Dates added]

Mock 1 is intended for candidates to test their equipment and get acquainted with the examination environment

Candidates will be able to access the respective mock papers according to their current enrolment to the EQE 2021 papers. 

Thursday, 10 December 2020

FAQ on e-EQE extended with new information (examination platform, system, planning of mocks, proctoring)

The FAQ on the e-EQE (see here) has been updated with new information as to the examination platform and system requirements, as well as test possibilities (a first mock is planned before the end of the year; a second mock in January). 

Also, proctoring is addressed (combination of recording, AI, human invigilation) as is the required hardware (webcam, microphone, speaker).

The FAQ thus clarifies various aspects that were extensively commented on in responses to the earlier blog post on the earlier FAQ and the earlier blog post on the Information on the schedule. 

The following updates are given in the FAQ - only the added elements are cited below (status 10 December 16:14; somewhat re-formatted and emphasis added; click on Read more). For the complete original FAQ, please refer to the EQE webpages

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Information on the schedule for the EQE 2021 examination papers

"Information on the schedule for the EQE 2021 examination papers" has been published in the EQE website today.

It indicates that:

"The EQE 2021 exam schedule is now available. Candidates are advised that the document may be subject to minor changes as testing continues.

The EQE 2021 will take place online using LockDown Browser. On examination days, candidates are advised to log on to the online examination system's internet platform at least 20 minutes before the start of the relevant paper.

Information on how to register and log on to the online examination system will be communicated in due course.

The pre-examination and both papers C and D will be split into parts. This means that candidates will not be free to allocate their time as they see fit across the different parts of the papers. To compensate for this restriction, the total duration of the relevant papers has been extended. Once the time allowed for a part has elapsed, it will not be possible to go back to that part."

The details for each of the Pre-Exam and main exam papers are given in the document.

The document comprises detailed schedules as to the break-up of the Pre-Exam, C and D papers into two or more parts, with scheduled breaks in between the parts. It indicates that once the time allowed for a part has lapsed, it will not be possible to go back to that part. 

The Pre-Exam is broken into 4 parts: the legal part of the paper is split into two parts of 5 questions (4 statement each), and the claims analysis part is also split into two pars of 5 questions each.

Paper A and B are in one part.

Paper C is split into two parts.

Paper D has two breaks:The DI is split into two parts, each part having 3 questions (2 x 25 marks) and one DII part (50 marks). 

Candidates in the Pre-Exam and Paper D would thus not have the possibility anymore to freely decide on the order in which they do the various parts and questions (2 legal parts and 2 claims analysis parts for Pre-Exam; 2 DI parts and 1 DII part for D). The total duration of these papers has been extended to compensate for the resulting restrictions. 

Good luck!

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