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Exam Results

Exam Results by Fiscal Year

The registration examination is presently administered under two venues:  computer-based and paper-based.  A commercial test delivery provider administers the computer-based registration examination.  After an applicant has been admitted to an exam, a test taker is able to schedule an examination appointment using a date of their choice within a date range, and may select the appointment location from a number of testing centers.  In addition, the USPTO administers a paper-based registration examination. The USPTO paper-based registration examination is offered once a fiscal year at a date and location that is specified and announced before examination applications under that venue are accepted.

Examination results will now be reported by fiscal year inclusive of both examination administration venues, as compared to prior reexamination results notices which were reported by venue.

Below is the combined analysis by fiscal year of the total registration examinations administered under both venues, and the percentage of those that passed.

                  

Exam Results by Fiscal Year

 Computer and the yearly USPTO administered examination

Fiscal Year

Number of Exams

Percent Pass

2014 2799 42.8%
2013 2766 46.8%

2012

3365

53.8%

2011 2716 56.0%

2010

3120

59.4%

2009

3357

59.6%

2008

3634

56.6%

2007

3192

55.6%

2006

2923

58.8%

2005

2673

57.4%

2004

292

51.4%

  

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Unofficial Examination Results

Results Now Available at End of Computer Examination

Registration candidates taking the morning and afternoon sessions of the computer-delivered examination in a single day will receive an unofficial result at the end of the examination on the computer on which they take the examination.

Candidates achieving an unofficial score of 70% or more will be informed that they passed. The information they receive at that point in time is unofficial. No score will be provided to passing candidates. Candidates with scores below 70% will be notified of the percent of their correct answers. The Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) will mail official results to each candidate about a week after the candidate takes the examination.

Candidates taking the computer delivered examination over a period of two days will not receive unofficial results at the end of either day. Official results will be mailed by OED. The computer is unable to inform the candidate of the results because the candidate takes only half of the exam each day and the computer has only the results for that day for that person.

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