The IEEE 13-node test system has been used widely for evaluating the protection strategies. This paper focuses on the design of a robust overcurrent protection (OCP) scheme for the IEEE 13-bus test feeder using standardized procedures to provide a benchmark protection data for future research studies. The protection strategy used in this paper employ the coordination study among the relaying protective devices and fuses to improve the selectivity of the designed OCP scheme. The designed protection strategy has been validated for all types of fault events to demonstrate a realistic scenario. The proposed protection data will be utilized for the future protection studies performed on IEEE 13-node benchmark test system.