Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding NISM certification

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Here are some additional basic FAQs regarding NISM certification exams:

1) What is NISM?
NISM stands for the National Institute of Securities Markets. It is an educational institution established by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to enhance the knowledge and skills of professionals in the securities markets.

2) Why should I pursue NISM certification?
NISM certification is highly regarded in the financial industry and demonstrates your expertise and understanding of various aspects of securities markets. It can enhance your career prospects, job opportunities, and professional credibility.

3) How many NISM certifications are available?
NISM offers a diverse range of certifications covering different areas of securities markets, including equity derivatives, mutual funds, investment banking, research analysis, and more. Currently, there are multiple NISM certifications available.

4) Are NISM certifications mandatory for working in the securities markets?
Certain NISM certifications are mandated by regulatory authorities like SEBI for specific roles in the securities markets. It is advisable to check the specific requirements for the role you are interested in to determine if any NISM certification is mandatory.

5) Are there any prerequisites for enrolling in NISM certification exams?
Most NISM certifications do not have any prerequisites. However, it is recommended to have a basic understanding of securities markets and relevant industry knowledge to enhance your chances of success in the exams.

6) How long is the validity of NISM certification?
NISM certifications do not have an expiry date. Once you have successfully completed a certification, it remains valid indefinitely and can be a valuable asset throughout your career.

7) Can I retake a NISM certification exam if I fail?
Yes, you can retake a NISM certification exam if you do not pass it on your first attempt. However, there may be a waiting period before you can appear for the exam again. It is advisable to refer to the specific guidelines provided by NISM for retaking exams.

8) Are there any study materials available for NISM certifications?
Yes, NISM provides study materials for each certification exam. These materials cover the relevant syllabus and can be downloaded from the NISM Certification Portal. You can also purchase hardcopies of the study material if desired.

9) Can I cancel my enrollment for a NISM certification exam?
NISM allows candidates to cancel their enrollment for a certification exam. However, there may be specific cancellation policies and deadlines in place. It is advisable to review the cancellation guidelines provided by NISM or contact the helpdesk for further information.

10) Can I transfer my enrollment to another person?
No, enrollment for NISM certification exams is non-transferable. The enrollment is valid only for the individual who registered for the exam.

11) I forgot my registered email ID, what should I do?
To retrieve your registered email ID, you can contact the NISM helpdesk and provide your NISM Registration number or PAN number. They will assist you in recovering your email ID.

12) I forgot my password, what should I do?
If you forgot your password, you can click on “FORGOT PASSWORD” on the NISM certification portal. Follow the instructions provided to reset your password.

13) My photograph and PAN number are still not verified, what should I do?
During the enrollment process, if your photograph and PAN details are not verified, the NSIM operation team will verify them before the examination. If any issues are found with the details, you will receive a communication via email on your registered email ID.

14) From where can I print my admit card?
After successful enrollment, you can print your admit card from the NISM certification portal. Log in using your registered email ID and password, and navigate to the section where you can download and print your admit card.

15) My account is debited, but I have not received the enrollment. What should I do?
If your account has been debited but you have not received the enrollment confirmation, you can check the status of your transaction from the NISM helpdesk after 2 days of the transaction. If the transaction is unsuccessful, the amount will be credited back to your bank account within 6-7 working days.

16) I am unable to download the study material, what should I do?
Within 24 hours of enrolling and making the payment, you should be able to download the softcopy of the study material from your account on the NISM Certification Portal. If you face any issues, you can contact NISM at +918080806476 or email If you prefer a hardcopy of the study material, you can purchase it for Rs. 250/- plus courier charges. Check availability and order through this link:

17) I am not carrying the original PAN card/I have lost my PAN card, will I be allowed to appear for the examination?
No, you will not be allowed to appear for the NISM certification examination if you do not carry the original PAN card and a self-attested copy of the PAN card. It is essential to have these documents for identification purposes.

18) Can I reschedule my NISM Certification Examination?
Yes, you can reschedule your NISM Certification Examination up to 15 days prior to the scheduled examination date. This can be done once and the option is available in your candidate dashboard.

19) I reached late at the NISM Test center; can I still appear for the examination?
No, if you arrive at the NISM Test center after the stipulated time (30 minutes from the Test Start Time), you will not be allowed to appear for the NISM certification examination. It is important to reach the test center 30 minutes before the scheduled examination slot.

20) I have cleared the NISM Certification examination, when can I get my certificate?
After the necessary approvals, the softcopy of your certificate will be emailed to your registered email ID within 10-15 working days from the date of the examination. You can also download the certificate from the NISM Certification portal using your registered email ID and password.

These basic FAQs provide general information about NISM certifications and the enrollment process. For more specific queries, it is recommended to refer to the NISM Certification website or reach out to the NISM helpdesk for assistance.