The overall pass percentage for the exam is approximately 24.98% or 25%. This is an increase of about 6.5% as compared to last time (2011). Out of 1829 candidates who appeared for viva and written examination, only 457 have passed.
Our hearty congratulations to those who have cleared the exam!!
On an additional note, it seems that the candidates who failed the exam because of viva is low as compared to previous years results. I have not done a detailed analysis, but I believe that there are five candidates who failed even though their percentage in Paper – I and II is more than 60%.
Our patent office followed a new pattern of examination from this examination. The weightage of viva was reduced to 25% of the overall marks in the written examination. (50 marks for viva, and 200 marks for written papers). This seems to be one reason why there is a jump in the pass percentage.
ps: image from here.