Exam is Conducted by Indian Patent Office once every year in the month of December or January
A Patent agent is a registered person with Indian Patent Office whose name is entered in the patent agent register after being declared qualified the patent agent examination conducted by the patent office and who is entitled—
(a) to practice before the Controller; and
(b) to prepare all documents, transact all business and discharge such other functions as may be prescribed in connection with any proceeding before the Controller under this Act.
Degree in science, engineering or technology (Pharmacy is included in technology) from any university established under law for the time being in force in the territory of India or possesses such other equivalent qualifications as the Central Government may specify in this behalf
Written Examination Paper Pattern
1. Paper-I – Patents Act and Rules: will have 40 objective type questions of one mark each and descriptive type questions of 60 marks.
2. Paper-II– Drafting and Interpretation of the Patent Specification and other documents: will have a set of two questions (different sets for science and engineering) on drafting of 30 marks each consisting of:
a. Drafting of specification from given claims and background.
b. Drafting of claims from given specification.
and the rest will be descriptive/interpretative type questions of 40 marks.
3. Viva-voice examination will be based only on domain knowledge.