The European Qualification Examination, also known as the EQE, is well-known for its low pass rate. Candidates, who were often used to be amongst the top 20% performers in school and university, are for the first time in their lives confronted with the struggle of having to resit one or more exam papers. Many candidates have to resit a paper repeatedly.
For those struggling with the EQE, there may be some solace in numbers. Knowing that you're not the only one having problems passing that one last exam paper and seeing that most candidates eventually manage to qualify as a European patent attorney may help you to find the motivation to pick up the books and prepare for next year's exam.
So this website is set up for those who are still living with the stress of having to pass the EQE. However, also those who have already qualified and need statistics to have confirmed how brilliant they are, are welcome.
The EQE is made up of 4 papers, inspirationally named paper A, B, C and D. In 2012, a pre-exam was introduced that has to be passed before being allowed to sit the main exam. Since 2010, 9,406 candidates together sat 48,547 exam papers. On this website, I've tried to visualize some of the interesting information that can be derived from this massive source of data. Statistics for the separate papers and for the full 4 paper exam can be accessed via the main website menu. Also, if you know your examination number, you can find all your own scores here. But I expect you still know all the results you would like to remember anyhow.
If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.- Ernest Rutherford