Up-to-date exam calendars can be downloaded here. Please pass on quickly to any EPAC candidates – the exam will be held on 12 Oct 2023. We have also included a summary about the changes to the EPO’s 10-day notification rules because this is likely to be tested.
Calendars are no longer provided during the exam. Although the OJEPO’s are available online, there is no digital calendar to figure out weekends, and you cannot use one on your computer (or phone) during the exam. So, you need them on paper.
- For EPAC 2023, there is no clear info, but we expect that the weekends and closing days for EPO offices in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 will be sufficient.
- For EQE 2024, you need to know the weekends and closing days for EPO offices in 2022, 2023 and 2024. The EQE Supervisory Board decided on 26 Jun 23 that the default Rules 126, 127 and 131 EPC to be applied are those in force on 1 Nov 23 (no 10-day rule). If candidates choose to apply Rules 126, 127 and 131 EPC as in force on 31 Oct 23 (10-day rule), this must be clearly indicated in their answers.