How will I find out the results of my exam? Computerized test: You will receive a “preliminary” result immediately upon finishing your exam. You will either be told “you have passed” or “you did not pass.” Paper based exam: Your results will be delayed due to the nature of the exam. Updated on August 16, 2016 Was this article helpful? Yes No Related Articles What is a Patent Agent? What is a Patent Attorney? What are the “beta” questions on the exam? I need more information about scheduling my exam. How do I reschedule or cancel my exam date? Am I allowed to review my exam if I do not pass?