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Syllabus of Indian Patent Agent Examination 2016

Hello friends, How are you.I am receiving many queries regarding "Syllabus for patent exam in India". "the best way to prepare for the Indian Patent Agent Exam and books for patent drafting"etc on Social Platform named Quora. Therefore, I have decided to prepare a standardized post for "Indian patent agent exam 2016" on my personal blog.


Before exploring the syllabus of patent agent examination, I want to add some points which will be beneficial for all those candidates who are preparing for PAE
Patent agent examination is an important paper for all those Science Graduates, Engineers etc who wants to make their career in Technolegal field. You will become eligible to handle the tedious tasks such as Patent Drafting, Prior Art Search, Patent Filing, Patent Infringements cases etc.
There exist two paths in technolegal field:
a. Either clear PAE after engineering.
b. or/and Enrolled in three-year law school after clearing engineering.
Step b. is a very popular step because an advocate having technical skills is having extreme knowledge in law rather than clearing a single paper. Ok, Come to the language of your question. Mentioned below is:
Detailed syllabus for patent agent examination, 2016 :
Indian Patent Agent Examination is going to be held on 27 November 2016.Few days are left and in this 1 month, a better strategy is required to face such an examination.First, you have to understand the pattern of this exam.
Pattern of Indian Patent Examination
  1. Paper Consists of two parts Paper I and Paper II

Paper I consists of:


a. Part A (60 marks)
b. Part B (10 marks)

c. Part C (30 marks)
Part A, B and C is further divided into two Parts which are
  • Part A (60 marks) consists of 30 M.C.Q of 2 marks each
Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Part B (10 marks) consists of 10 True/false type questions of 1 mark each.
Difficulty Level: Medium

  • Part C (30 marks) consists of 10 True/False type questions of 3 marks each.
Difficulty Level: Medium to High

Paper II consists of:

  • Part A and B consists of Situation Based Questions (all compulsory) (50 marks)
Part A and B:

  • will cover 4 question of 5 marks and 3 question of 10 marks. 
Difficulty Level: Medium to High

Part C:

Questions asked in Part C is related to the practical view of patent filing. It is based on client - Agent relationship. For this part, You must be capable of drafting abstracts, drafting claims, appropriate title, provides illustrations etc. For this, you must be an expert in “Technolegal” concepts behind an invention.

Part C will further consists of Part C1 and C2:

  • Part C1 consists of 2 questions; the candidate is required to answer any 1 of them. (1 question 20 marks)

  • Part C2 also consists of 2 questions; the candidate is required to answer any 1 of them. (1 question 30 marks) 
Difficulty Level: High
To utilize this 4 months
  • Read Drafts, Claims, and specifications of previous inventions from google patents, USPTO etc.
  • Read Indian Patent Act, 1970 and also the amendment act on the official website of Controller general of Patents, Designs and Trademarks.
  • Solve Previous Year Question Papers as much as possible.
  • Improves your writing skills.
Recommended Books:
To clear patent agent examination, first you need to clear your basics. Patent Drafting Secrets by Justin Jackson works for you.

Previous Year Papers