Admission Procedure

Eligibility Criteria

Academic qualification
The minimum required academic qualification is graduation – a bachelor’s degree from a university recognized by UGC or equivalent with a minimum of 50% in aggregate with the exposure of mathematics at 10+2 level

There is no age limit. However, applicants less than 30 years of age .

Selection Procedure

Stage I – Online Application

Admission closed for PGDQF 2018-19.


Scrutiny and Short-list

Eligible applications will be scrutinized for academic achievement (e.g. Class X, Class XII, Graduation, Post Graduation), work experience (Length and Relevance).


Scores and work experience shall be for short-listing only, and shall not be carried forward for the final selection.


Stage II – Essay Writing and Personal Interview

The essay writing will be administered to short-listed applicants on the day of the personal interview. The one-page essay shall be on a contemporary topic to be disclosed, administered and completed in 10 minutes prior to the conduct of the interview. The essay topic shall be from any event covered in any Indian financial daily in the past one year, to assess clarity of expression through written communication skills.


The personal interview will be based on Achievement Orientation, Clarity on Career Objectives, Communication, Team Spirit.


The maximum class strength will be 60 students. NISM reserves the right to increase or decrease the number, depending on the quality of the applications received for consideration.




Approved Dates

Last date for application

June 01, 2018 (Friday)

Announcement of Shortlisted applicants for interview

June 08, 2018 (Friday)

Shortlist 1 Personal Interview for Mumbai candidates

June 23, 2018 (Saturday)

Shortlist 1 Skype Interviews

June 24, 2018 (Sunday)

First list of Selected candidates to be declared on

July 03, 2018 (Tuesday)

Last date for payment for First list selected candidates  

July 17, 2018 (Tuesday)

Shortlist 2 Personal & Skype Interviews   

July 14, 2018 (Saturday)

Second list of Selected candidates to be declared on  

July 18, 2018 (Wednesday)

Last date for payment for Second list selected candidates 

July 28, 2018 (Saturday)

Commencement of Programme 

August 01, 2018 (Wednesday)


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