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CGPDTM Recruitment 2023 – Ministry of Commerce and Industries / Office of the Controller General Patents, Designs and Trademarks recruitment notification for the post of Examiner of Patents & Designs. There are 553 vacancies available for the posts. Candidates with the qualification of B.E/B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech/M.Sc are eligible to apply. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online. The detailed eligibility and selection process are explained below.

CGPDTM Recruitment

About CGPDTM :  

The Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks (CGPDTM) is located at Mumbai. The Head Office of the Patent office is at Kolkata and its Branch offices are located at Chennai, New Delhi and Mumbai. The Trade Marks registry is at Mumbai and its Branches are located in Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad and New Delhi. The Design Office is located at Kolkata in the Patent Office. The Offices of The Patent Information System (PIS) and National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (NIIPM) are at Nagpur. In order to protect the Geographical Indications of goods a Geographical Indications Registry has been established in Chennai to administer the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 under the CGPDTM.

CGPDTM Recruitment 2023 for Examiner of Patents & Designs:

Job Role Examiner of Patents & Designs
Qualification B.E/B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech/M.Sc
Total Vacancies 553 Posts
Experience Freshers
Salary Rs 56,100 – 1,77,500/-
Job Location Across India
Application starts from 14 July 2023
Last Date 04 August 2023

Detailed Eligibility:

Educational Qualification:

Examiner of Patents & Designs:

  • Bio-Technology: Master Degree in Bio-Technology/ Micro Biology/ Molecular-Biology/ Bio Physics or equivalent
  • Bio-Chemistry: Master’s Degree in Biochemistry or equivalent
  • Food Technology: Bachelor’s Degree in Food Technology/Engineering or equivalent
  • Chemistry: Master Degree in Chemistry or Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Technology/ Engineering  or equivalent
  • Polymer Science and Technology: Master Degree in Polymer Science or Bachelor’s Degree in Polymer Technology / Engineering or equivalent.
  • Bio-Medical Engineering: Bachelor Degree in Bio-Medical Technology/Engineering or equivalent.
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering: Bachelor Degree in Electronics Technology/Engineering or Electronics & Telecommunication Technology/ Engineering or equivalent.
  • Electrical Engineering: Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Technology/Engineering or equivalent.
  • Computer Science & Information Technology: Master Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or Bachelor Degree in Engineering/Technology in Computer Science/Information Technology or equivalent
  • Physics: Master’s Degree in Physics or equivalent
  • Civil Engineering: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Technology/Engineering or equivalent.
  • Mechanical Engineering: Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering/Technology or equivalent.
  • Metallurgical Engineering: Bachelor Degree in Engineering/Technology in Metallurgy or equivalent
  • Textile Engineering: Bachelor’s Degree in Textile Engineering/Technology or equivalent

Age Limit ( As on 04 August 2023 ): 21 – 35 years



Age Relaxation:

  • The upper age limit of 35 years will be relaxable by up to a maximum of 5 years, that is up to the maximum upper age limit of 40 years, in the case of Government servants in accordance with the instructions or orders issued by the Central Government.
  • The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
  • Up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail reservation applicable to such candidates.
  • Up to a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.
  • Up to a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen.

Salary: Rs 56,100 – 1,77,500/-

No.of.Vacancies: 553 Posts

  • Bio-Technology: 50 Posts
  • Bio-Chemistry: 20 Posts
  • Food Technology: 15 Posts
  • Chemistry: 56 Posts
  • Polymer Science and Technology: 09 Posts
  • Bio-Medical Engineering: 53 Posts
  • Electronics & Communication: 108 Posts
  • Electrical Engineering: 29 Posts
  • Computer Science & Information Technology: 63 Posts
  • Physics: 30 Posts
  • Civil: 09 Posts
  • Mechanical: 99 Posts
  • Metallurgical: 04 Posts
  • Textile: 08 Posts

Selection Process:

  • The selection process includes an Examination/Interview.
  • The Examination will consist of three phases as follows
  • Preliminary Examination for screening of candidates for the main examination
  • Mains Examination for shortlisting of candidates for Interviews and
  • Interview.
  • The medium of examination for preliminary and mains examinations as well as interviews shall be English only.

Preliminary Examination:

  • This examination is meant to serve as a screening test and the marks secured in this examination will not be considered in the declaration of the final list of qualified candidates.
  • This examination will be conducted in ONLINE mode only.
  • It will consist of one paper of objective-type multiple-choice questions and will comprise of 150 marks .
  • This examination will be of a duration of 2 hours.
  • A maximum of 150 questions, each question carrying one mark, will be present in this paper, which will consist of multiple-choice questions to test General English (15 marks), Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning (30 marks), Quantitative Aptitude (30 marks), General Knowledge and Current Affairs (30 marks), General Science (30 marks) and IP legislation in India, WIPO and related treaties (15 marks).

Mains Examination:

  • The mains examination will be conducted in offline mode only and will consist of a written examination, which will consist of 2 papers i.e. Paper –I (OMR Based) and Paper –II (Descriptive answer).
  • Paper I will be of 100 marks and Paper –II will be of 300 marks.
  • Paper-I will be of 2 hours duration and will comprise a maximum of 100 objective type multiple-choice questions, each question carrying one mark, to test the General Knowledge and Current Affairs (20 Marks), General Aptitude (20 Marks), Elementary mathematics (20 Marks), English language proficiency (20 Marks) and knowledge related to intellectual property rights (IPRs) (20 Marks).
  • Paper-II will test the knowledge of the candidate in the technical/scientific discipline of the vacancy applied for Paper-II will be of 3 hours duration and will comprise 300 marks having descriptive questions.
  • The cumulative marks obtained in Paper-I and Paper-II will be assigned 80% weightage in the final list of qualified candidates.

Interview:

  • The interview will be of 100 marks and will test the candidate on the topics covered in the preliminary and main examinations.
  • The marks obtained in the interview will be given 20% weightage in the final list of qualified candidates.

Examination Fees:



  • There will be an examination fee of ₹1000/- for candidates belonging to the General category and OBC category.
  • For candidates belonging to SC /ST category, PWD/ Differently abled (PH) category, and women applicants (from all categories) and any other person, the examination fee shall be ₹500/-.

How to apply for CGPDTM Recruitment 2023?

Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the job online on their official website from 14 July 2023 to 04 August 2023.

For more details: Click here

To Apply: Click here(Online Application Starts from 14 July 2023)

Note: The vacancies are tentative and may be decreased or increased depending on the actual requirement at the time of the final appointment.

Important Dates:

  • The online application process starts on 14 July 2023
  • The online application process concludes: 04 August 2023
  • Issuance of e-Admit Card for Preliminary Examination: 14 August 2023
  • Preliminary Examination: 03 September 2023
  • Declaration of result of Preliminary Examination: 13 September 2023
  • Issuance of e-Admit Card for Mains Examination: 18 September 2023
  • Mains Examination: 1 October 2023
  • Declaration of result of Mains Examination: 16 October 2023
  • Issuance of e-Admit Card for Interview: 22 October 2023
  • Interview: 11 & 12 November 2023
  • Declaration of the final list of qualified candidates: 17 November 2023

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