NISM/Certification/ Series-XV: Research Analyst/2021/01 dated March 29, 2021

Communiqué / Press Release

NISM-Series-XV: Research Analyst Certification Examination

This is with reference to NISM/Certification/Series-XV: Research Analyst/2015/01 dated February 16, 2015, specifying that NISM-Series-XV: Research Analyst Certification Examination as the requisite standard for all associated persons registered as research analyst under SEBI (Research Analyst) Regulations, 2014, individuals employed as research analyst and partners of a research analyst, engaged in preparation and/or publication of research report or research analysis. The examination is being offered to the candidates since March 2, 2015 and has been updated periodically.

In order to incorporate market and regulatory changes, NISM has updated the NISM-Series-XV: Research Analyst Certification Examination. The revised NISM-Series-XV: Research Analyst Certification Examination will be launched with effect from May 29, 2021.

The NISM-Series-XV: Research Analyst Certification Examination with its current content (as per the existing test objective and workbook) will be available to the candidates till May 28, 2021 and will be replaced by the revised examination (as per the revised test objectives and workbook) from May 29, 2021.

Details of the revised examination can be downloaded from the website of NISM.

Details of the revised NISM-Series-XV: Research Analyst Certification Examination are given in Annexure-I and Annexure-II of this communiqué/press release.

The text of these Annexure and the registration details are available at


Sunil Kadam


National Institute of Securities Markets

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EnclosuresAnnexure I and Annexure II