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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. 

Examination Objectives:

On successful completion of the examination the candidate should:

  • Know the basics of currency markets and specifically Exchange Traded Currency Derivatives markets. This is the addtion.
  • Understand the trading, clearing and settlement mechanisms related to Currency Derivatives markets and basic investment strategies that use currency futures and options products.
  • Know the regulatory environment in which the Currency Derivatives markets operate in India.

Assessment Structure:

The NISM-Series-I: CD Examination will be a 100 marks examination to be completed in 2 hours. It will have 100 questions of 1 mark each. There will be negative marking of 25% of the marks assigned to a question. The passing score for the examination is 60%.

This examination is also available in Hindi and Gujarati languages.

Test Details:

Name of Examination: NISM-Series-I: Currency Derivatives Certification Examination

Fees (Rs.) Test Duration (in minutes) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Pass Marks* (%) Certificate Validity (in years)#
1500+ 120 100 100 60 3

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