Cancellation of Certification Examinations and

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programmes

13th April 2020


In continuation of earlier announcement related to cancellation of Certification examinations and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programs and also in view of advisories from the Government and other authorities regarding COVID-19 epidemic, NISM has decided to cancel / postpone NISM and IBBI certification examinations at all the NISM Test Centers, BSE, NSE / NSEiT, CSE as well as MSEI Test Centers, during the period of 14th March 2020 till 3rd May 2020. All the CPE programmes scheduled during this period are also cancelled.


For eligible candidates, who had enrolled for certification examinations and CPE programmes during this period, NISM will offer rescheduling facility once the examinations and CPE programmes commence.


Candidates are requested not to enroll for any certification examination / CPE program scheduled till 3rd May 2020.


Launch of revised certification examinations: NISM Series- I: Currency Derivatives Certification Examination, Series-IV: Interest Rate Derivatives Certification Examination, Series –V-A: Mutual Fund Distributors Certification examination, Series – VIII: Equity Derivatives Certification Examination and Series –XIII: Common Derivatives certification examination stands postponed till further announcement.


For those candidates, who could not appear or attend or enroll for certification examinations or CPE programmes and as such, could not renew / are not in a position to renew their certificates, during March 15, 2020 to June 29, 2020 (or time period based on future developments / the Government directions), validity of their certificates shall be extended till June 30, 2020.


NISM Help Desk will not be functioning till further notice. You may send your queries on [email protected] / [email protected] as the case may be. As NISM offices are closed as per the Government directive, you may experience delayed responses for your queries.


Inconvenience to candidates is regretted.


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