About NISM Examination

National institute of securities Market (NISM) was established by Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to promote securities market education and research. To implement its objectives, NISM has established to cater to the educational needs of various constituencies;

  • Investors
  • Issuers
  • Intermediaries
  • Regulatory staff
  • Policy makers etc.

NISM is mandated to implement certification Examinations for professionals employed in various segments of the Indian securities markets.

 

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Course Modules

 

The examination seeks to create a common minimum knowledge benchmark for persons working in the Currency Derivatives market segment, in order to enable a better understanding of currency markets and exchange traded currency future products, better quality investor service, operational process efficiency and risk controls.

The exam is of 2 hours, 100 questions of 100 marks with passing marks of 60% and 25% negative marking.

 

The examination seeks to create a common minimum knowledge benchmark for persons working in Registrars to an Issue and Share Transfer Agents (R&T agent) organizations in the corporate R&T function, in order to enable better quality investor service, operational process efficiency and risk controls.

The exam is of 2 hours, 100 questions of 100 marks with passing marks of 50% and 25% negative marking..

The examination seeks to create a common minimum knowledge benchmark for persons working in Registrars to an Issue and Share Transfer Agents (R&T agent) organizations in the mutual fund R&T function, in order to enable better quality investor service, operational process efficiency and risk controls. The exam is of 2 hours, 100 questions of 100 marks with passing marks of 50% and 25% negative marking. Exam Fees = Rs. 1500/-

The examination seeks to create a common minimum knowledge benchmark for all persons engaged in compliance function with any intermediary registered as Stock Brokers, Sub-brokers, Depository Participants, Merchant Bankers, Underwriters, Bankers to the Issue, Debenture Trustees and Credit Rating Agencies.

The exam is of 2 hours, 100 questions of 100 marks with passing marks of 60% and 25% negative marking. Exam Fees = Rs. 1500/-

The examination aims to enable a better understanding of various compliances which needs to be adhered to by associated persons working as compliance officers in listed companies.

The exam is of 2 hours, 100 questions of 100 marks with passing marks of 60% and 25% negative marking. Exam Fees = Rs. 1725/-

The examination seeks to create a common minimum knowledge benchmark for persons working in the Interest Rate Derivatives market segment, in order to enable a better understanding of fixed income securities markets and interest rate derivative products, regulations and risks associated with the products and the exchange mechanisms of clearing and settlement.

The exam is of 2 hours, 100 questions of 100 marks with passing marks of 60% and 25% negative marking. Exam Fees = Rs. 1500/-

The examination seeks to create a common minimum knowledge benchmark for all persons involved in selling and distributing mutual funds including:

  •  Individual Mutual Fund Distributors
  •  Employees of organizations engaged in sales and distribution of Mutual Funds
  •  Employees of Asset Management Companies specially persons engaged in sales and distribution of Mutual Funds

The certification aims to enhance the quality of sales, distribution and related support services in the mutual fund industry.The exam is of 2 hours, 100 questions of 100 marks with passing marks of 50% and no negative marking. Exam Fees = Rs. 1500/-

The examination seeks to create common minimum knowledge benchmark for new cadre of mutual fund distributors, as per SEBI circular CIR/IMD/DF/21/2012 dated September 13, 2012, involved in selling and distributing simple and performing mutual fund schemes:

  • Postal agents
  • Retired government and semi-government officials (class III and above or equivalent) with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired teachers with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired bank officers with a service of at least 10 years, and other similar persons (such as Bank correspondents) as may be notified by AMFI/AMC from time to time

The examination seeks to create a common knowledge benchmark for associated persons, i.e., distributors, agents or any persons employed or engaged or to be employed or engaged in the sale and/or distribution of mutual fund products and advisory functions, in order to enable a better understanding of features of advanced mutual fund products, fund valuation, fund performance measurements, investor service and related regulations.
NISM has specified the NISM-Series-V-A: Mutual Fund Distributors Certification Examination as the mandated certification examination for distributors, agents or any persons employed or engaged or to be employed or engaged in the sale and/or distribution of mutual fund products vide NISM communiqué NISM/Certification/Series-V-A: MFD/2010/01 dated May 05, 2010. SEBI has further mandated the same vide notification No. LAD-NRO/GN/2010-11/09/6422 dated May 31, 2010.
National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) now announces the launch of a higher level examination, for those candidates who wish to assess themselves against higher standards of overall expertise related to mutual funds sales, distribution and advisory functions.  The NISM-Series-V-C: Mutual Fund Distributors (Level 2) Certification Examination is suitable for:

  • Mutual fund distributors and agents
  • Persons employed or engaged in the sale and/or distribution of mutual fund products
  • Persons to be employed or engaged in the sale and/or distribution of mutual fund products
  • Students interested in gaining advanced knowledge of mutual fund products, sales, distribution and related regulations

The exam is of 2 hours, 68 questions of 100 marks with passing marks of 60% and 25% negative marking. Exam Fees = Rs. 1725/-

The examination seeks to create a common minimum knowledge benchmark for associated persons engaged or employed by a registered depository participant in (a) dealing or interacting with clients, (b) dealing with securities of clients, (c) handling redressal of investor grievances, (d) internal control or risk management, (e) activities having a bearing on operational risk, or (f) maintenance of books and records pertaining to the above activities.
The certification aims to enhance the quality of services as rendered by the Depository Participants.
The exam is of 2 hours, 100 questions of 100 marks with passing marks of 60% and 25% negative marking. Exam Fees = Rs. 1500/-

The examination seeks to create common minimum knowledge benchmark for new cadre of mutual fund distributors, as per SEBI circular CIR/IMD/DF/21/2012 dated September 13, 2012, involved in selling and distributing simple and performing mutual fund schemes:

  • Postal agents
  • Retired government and semi-government officials (class III and above or equivalent) with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired teachers with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired bank officers with a service of at least 10 years, and other similar persons (such as Bank correspondents) as may be notified by AMFI/AMC from time to time

The examination seeks to create common minimum knowledge benchmark for new cadre of mutual fund distributors, as per SEBI circular CIR/IMD/DF/21/2012 dated September 13, 2012, involved in selling and distributing simple and performing mutual fund schemes:

  • Postal agents
  • Retired government and semi-government officials (class III and above or equivalent) with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired teachers with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired bank officers with a service of at least 10 years, and other similar persons (such as Bank correspondents) as may be notified by AMFI/AMC from time to time

The examination seeks to create common minimum knowledge benchmark for new cadre of mutual fund distributors, as per SEBI circular CIR/IMD/DF/21/2012 dated September 13, 2012, involved in selling and distributing simple and performing mutual fund schemes:

  • Postal agents
  • Retired government and semi-government officials (class III and above or equivalent) with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired teachers with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired bank officers with a service of at least 10 years, and other similar persons (such as Bank correspondents) as may be notified by AMFI/AMC from time to time

The examination seeks to create common minimum knowledge benchmark for new cadre of mutual fund distributors, as per SEBI circular CIR/IMD/DF/21/2012 dated September 13, 2012, involved in selling and distributing simple and performing mutual fund schemes:

  • Postal agents
  • Retired government and semi-government officials (class III and above or equivalent) with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired teachers with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired bank officers with a service of at least 10 years, and other similar persons (such as Bank correspondents) as may be notified by AMFI/AMC from time to time

The examination seeks to create common minimum knowledge benchmark for new cadre of mutual fund distributors, as per SEBI circular CIR/IMD/DF/21/2012 dated September 13, 2012, involved in selling and distributing simple and performing mutual fund schemes:

  • Postal agents
  • Retired government and semi-government officials (class III and above or equivalent) with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired teachers with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired bank officers with a service of at least 10 years, and other similar persons (such as Bank correspondents) as may be notified by AMFI/AMC from time to time

The examination seeks to create common minimum knowledge benchmark for new cadre of mutual fund distributors, as per SEBI circular CIR/IMD/DF/21/2012 dated September 13, 2012, involved in selling and distributing simple and performing mutual fund schemes:

  • Postal agents
  • Retired government and semi-government officials (class III and above or equivalent) with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired teachers with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired bank officers with a service of at least 10 years, and other similar persons (such as Bank correspondents) as may be notified by AMFI/AMC from time to time

The examination seeks to create common minimum knowledge benchmark for new cadre of mutual fund distributors, as per SEBI circular CIR/IMD/DF/21/2012 dated September 13, 2012, involved in selling and distributing simple and performing mutual fund schemes:

  • Postal agents
  • Retired government and semi-government officials (class III and above or equivalent) with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired teachers with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired bank officers with a service of at least 10 years, and other similar persons (such as Bank correspondents) as may be notified by AMFI/AMC from time to time

The examination seeks to create common minimum knowledge benchmark for new cadre of mutual fund distributors, as per SEBI circular CIR/IMD/DF/21/2012 dated September 13, 2012, involved in selling and distributing simple and performing mutual fund schemes:

  • Postal agents
  • Retired government and semi-government officials (class III and above or equivalent) with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired teachers with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired bank officers with a service of at least 10 years, and other similar persons (such as Bank correspondents) as may be notified by AMFI/AMC from time to time

The examination seeks to create common minimum knowledge benchmark for new cadre of mutual fund distributors, as per SEBI circular CIR/IMD/DF/21/2012 dated September 13, 2012, involved in selling and distributing simple and performing mutual fund schemes:

  • Postal agents
  • Retired government and semi-government officials (class III and above or equivalent) with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired teachers with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired bank officers with a service of at least 10 years, and other similar persons (such as Bank correspondents) as may be notified by AMFI/AMC from time to time

The examination seeks to create common minimum knowledge benchmark for new cadre of mutual fund distributors, as per SEBI circular CIR/IMD/DF/21/2012 dated September 13, 2012, involved in selling and distributing simple and performing mutual fund schemes:

  • Postal agents
  • Retired government and semi-government officials (class III and above or equivalent) with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired teachers with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired bank officers with a service of at least 10 years, and other similar persons (such as Bank correspondents) as may be notified by AMFI/AMC from time to time

The examination seeks to create common minimum knowledge benchmark for new cadre of mutual fund distributors, as per SEBI circular CIR/IMD/DF/21/2012 dated September 13, 2012, involved in selling and distributing simple and performing mutual fund schemes:

  • Postal agents
  • Retired government and semi-government officials (class III and above or equivalent) with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired teachers with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired bank officers with a service of at least 10 years, and other similar persons (such as Bank correspondents) as may be notified by AMFI/AMC from time to time

The examination seeks to create common minimum knowledge benchmark for new cadre of mutual fund distributors, as per SEBI circular CIR/IMD/DF/21/2012 dated September 13, 2012, involved in selling and distributing simple and performing mutual fund schemes:

  • Postal agents
  • Retired government and semi-government officials (class III and above or equivalent) with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired teachers with a service of at least 10 years
  • Retired bank officers with a service of at least 10 years, and other similar persons (such as Bank correspondents) as may be notified by AMFI/AMC from time to time

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