NISM Certification Examinations

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No
NISM Exam Test Duration Fees (Rs) Maximum Marks No. of Questions Pass Mark (%) Negative Marks (%) Certificate Validity(in years)
1 SEBI Investor Certification Examination 1hr Free 50 50 50 - 2
2 NISM Series I: Currency Derivatives Certification Examination 2hrs 1500/- 100 100 60 25 3
3 NISM Series II A: Registrars and Transfer Agents (Corporate) Certification Examination 2hrs 1500/- 100 100 50 25 3
4 NISM Series II B: Registrars and Transfer Agents (Mutual Fund) Certification Examination 2hrs 1500/- 100 100 50 25 3
5 NISM Series-III-A: Securities Intermediaries Compliance (Non-Fund) Certification Examination 2hrs 1500/- 100 100 60 25 3
6 NISM Series IV: Interest Rates Derivatives Certification Examination 2hrs 1500/- 100 100 60 25 3
7 NISM Series V A: Mutual Fund Distributors Certification Examination 2hrs 1500/- 100 100 50 - 3
8 NISM-Series­V-B: Mutual Fund Foundation Certification Examination 2hrs 1200/- 50 50 50 - 3
9 NISM Series VI: Depository Operations Certification Examination 2hrs 1500/- 100 100 60 25 3
10 NISM Series VII: Securities Operations and Risk Management Certification Examination 2hrs 1500/- 100 100 50 25 3
11 NISM-Series-VIII: Equity Derivatives Certification Examination 2hrs 1500/- 100 100 60 25 3
12 NISM Series-IX: Merchant Banking Certification Examination 2hrs 1500/- 100 100 60 25 3
13 NISM-Series-X-A: Investment Adviser (Level 1) Certification Examination 3 hrs 3000/- 150 135 60 25 3
14 NISM-Series-X-B: Investment Adviser (Level 2) Certification Examination 3 hrs 3000/- 150 120 60 25 3
15 NISM Series-XII: Securities Markets Foundation Certification Examination+ 2hrs 1770/- 100 100 60 - 3
16 NISM Series-XIII: Common Derivatives Certification Examination 3hrs 3000/- 150 150 60 25 3
17 NISM Series-XV: Research Analyst Certification Examination 2hrs 1500/- 100 100 60 25 3
18 NISM-Series-XVI: Commodity Derivatives Certification Examination 2hrs 1500/- 100 100 60 25 3
19 NISM-Series-XVII: Retirement Adviser Certification Examination 2hrs 1500/- 100 100 60 25 3
20 NISM Series XIX-A: Alternative Investment Funds (Category I and II) Distributors Certification Examination+ 2hrs 1770/- 100 100 60 25 3
21 NISM-Series-XIX-B: Alternative Investment Funds (Category III) Distributors Certification Examination+ 2hrs 1770/- 100 100 60 25 3
22 NISM-Series-XIX-C: Alternative Investment Fund Managers Certification Examination 3hrs 3000/- 150 120 60 25 3
23 NISM-Series-XX-Taxation in Securities Markets Certification Examination+ 2 hrs 1770/- 100 75 60 25 3
24 NISM Series XXI-A: Portfolio Management Services (PMS) Distributors Certification Examination 2hrs 1500/- 100 100 60 25 3
25 NISM Series XXI-B: Portfolio Managers Certification Examination 3 hrs 3000/- 150 120 60 25 3
26 NISM Series XXII: Fixed Income Securities Certification Examination+ 2hrs 1770/- 100 85 60 25 3
27 NISM Series XXIII: Social Impact Assessors Certification Examination+ 2 hrs 1770/- 100 100 60 25 3
28 IBBI- Valuation Examination in the Asset Class: Land and Building 2hrs 5900/- 100 90 60 25 -
29 IBBI- Valuation Examination in the Asset Class: Plant and Machinery 2hrs 5900/- 100 90 60 25 -
30 IBBI- Valuation Examination in the Asset Class: Securities or Financial Assets 2hrs 5900/- 100 90 60 25 -

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Note:

Discontinuation of NISM-Series-III-B: Issuers Compliance Certification Examination w.e.f. April 1, 2023.

Discontinuation of NISM-Series-V-C: Mutual Fund Distributors (Level 2) Certification Examination w.e.f. April 1, 2023.

Discontinuation of NISM-Series-XI: Equity Sales Certification Examination w.e.f. April 1, 2021.
Discontinuation of NISM-Series-XIV: Internal Auditors for Stock Brokers Certification Examination w.e.f. October 1, 2022.

Discontinuation of NISM-Series-XVIII: Financial Education Certification Examination w.e.f. May 15, 2024.

Foreign nationals who are designated as Directors by the Stock Broking firms and other market intermediaries and have to obtain NISM Certification(s) for regulatory compliance are requested to contact NISM’s Certification Team at certification@nism.ac.in