Although in previous years the EPO has been very good at providing statistics and pass rates on the different papers constituting the EQE, it appears that the EPO has now discontinued publishing this information for the EQE 2021. This information is extremely important for all canidates undertaking the examination as it gives a good indication on the level of difficulty. Also, if the pass rate for a certain paper is very low, it may be worth to file an appeal because it hints to possible problems relating to the formulation of the questions. Lastly, public availability of the pass rates is also of interest to the clients relying on our services as it provides information on the quality of the Examination.
I hope the EPI will take the opportunity to stress the importance of having the pass rates publicly available.