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About Research Analyst CPE

National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) performs two functions delegated to it under the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Certification of Associated Persons in the Securities Markets) SEBI (CAPSM) Regulations, 2007. They are:

SEBI vide its notification number LAD-NRO/GN/2014-15/26/540 –  dated March 24, 2015 has mandated that any person acting or desirous of acting as research analyst under the SEBI (Research Analysts) Regulations, 2014, shall obtain certification from NISM by passing the “NISM-Series-XV:

Research Analyst Certification Examination”.

In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-regulation (1) of Regulation (9) of the SEBI (Certification of Associated Persons in the Securities Markets) Regulations 2007, NISM now specifies the CPE 1 Program for ‘NISM-Series-XV: Research Analyst Certification Examination’, for revalidation of the certificate.

Accordingly, such persons holding the certificate of NISM-Series-XV: Research Analyst Certification Examination whose validity is NOT expired, can revalidate his/her Certificate, for a period of three years from its date of expiry, by successfully completing NISM-Series-XV: Research Analyst CPE Program as specified by NISM during 12 months preceding the date of expiry of the Certificate.

Also, Associated Person belonging to the Principal 2 or the Grandfather 2 Category can obtain a Certificate for the first time by successfully completing NISM-Series-XV: Research Analyst CPE Program as specified by NISM.

After verifying that the candidate has successfully completed the relevant CPE Program, NISM shall issue a new Certificate for a period of three years from the date of the Program, or revalidate an existing certificate for a period of three years from its date of expiry.

Design and Delivery of the Classroom CPE Program

Design and Delivery of the eCPE Program

Validity of the Certificate

The Validity of the Certificate obtained by attending a Continuing Professional Education Program is for a period of three years.


1 CPE here means either a classroom CPE program or an eCPE program delivered in online mode.

2 For details of ‘Principal’ and ‘Grandfathered’ categories, please refer to the “Eligibility Criteria” section.

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NISM Research Analyst Certification Examination (Series XV)

NISM Research Analyst Exam Series XV

The NISM Research Analyst Certification Examination is the NISM Series XV of NISM Certifications. The exam was launched on March 02, 2015. It is an entry level exam for professionals working in the equity research analyst area.

A significant part of the NISM Research Analyst exam includes Fundamental Analysis and very little part of it covers Technical Analysis. Despite the fact, equity research analysts working in both fundamental as well as technical analysis area are required to pass the examination as per Regulation 7(2) of the SEBI (Research Analysts) Regulations, 2014.

Our team has drafted a few FAQs about the examinations for the benefit of exam takers.

Whom is the NISM Research Analyst Certification Examination mandatory for?

As  per  the  regulations, “research analyst” means a person who is primarily responsible for,

with respect to securities that are listed or to be listed in a stock exchange, whether or not any  such  person  has  the  job  title  of  ‘research  analyst’ and  includes  any  other  entities engaged  in  issuance  of  research  report  or  research  analysis.  Explanation : The  term  also includes any associated person who reports.

The  RA  Regulations  do  not  cover  personnel  engaged  in  clerical activities/marketing activities, back office assistance, support services, etc,  in relation to publication and/or distribution of research report. Apart from the above, any student, businessman or any other person interested in switching to the Equity Research Analyst role can undertake this exam.

What topics are covered under the NISM Research Analyst Certification Examination?

The NISM Research Analyst Certification Examination covers the following topics:

Where can I obtain the NISM Research Analyst Study Material?

Soft copy of the NISM Research Analyst Study Material can be downloaded free of cost from our website. If you wish to purchase a physical copy of NISM Research Analyst study material, you can purchase it online and the book will be delivered to your address. The books are also available at major bookstores across India.

Where can I find NISM mock test for NISM Research Analyst Exam?

Free NISM Series XV Research Analyst Mock Test for NISM Series XV – Research Analyst Exam is available at our website. The mock test consists of 10 sample questions and can be accessed by logging into our website. Premium NISM Mock Test for NISM Research Analyst Exam consisting of 4 premium quality mock tests with 400 questions is also available at Rs. 399/- only. Each NISM mock test has a validity of 45 days and can be attempted 3 times during the subscription period.

How can I register and enroll for the NISM Research Analyst Exam?

Registration and Enrollment for all NISM Certification Examinations can be done online through NISM Certification Portal . For Registration to the NISM Certification portal, you should have your

After successful submission of the online NISM Registration form, you will receive a NISM Registration Number and an activation link on your email. You will need to click on the activation link to activate your NISM Account. After activation, you will be able to login.

After login using your email and password, you need to go to “Enrolment” -> “Enroll for Examination” link and following the following steps:

Step 1: Selection of Examination: Here you need to select the NISM Series XV : Research Analyst Certification Examination.

Step 2: Check Seat Availability: Select the Exam City, Test Centre of your choice and the Date Range during which you wish to take the exam.

Step 3: Select a Time Slot: You will shown the availability of Test Slots for the exam. Select one and click “Enroll for the Examination”.

Step 4: Make Payment: Please accept the terms and conditions and proceed for online payment using credit card, debit card or internet banking.

After successful payment, your Admit Card will be generated. You should carry this admit card and an original identity card to the examination centre, 30 minutes before the actual exam time. Acceptable identity cards are PAN Card, Driving License, Passport, Aadhar Card only.

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Do you want to become a research analyst or want to learn how to make a long-term investment in the stock market? If yes, then this is a perfect course for you where you can learn how to do research analysis in a simplified manner.

The course covers all important topics required to perform companies, industry and economics research. This includes a basic study of the Indian securities market, equity market, derivatives market, and debt market. To become a research analyst once should learn - fundamental research, primary market, secondary market, economy analysis, company analysis, stock valuation.

IFMC online course in research analysis aims to improve knowledge of long term investors in the financial industry. The intent of the course is to help investors provide an understanding of how to identify and analyse financial statements. Learning these concepts equip investors to invest in the company by making a better investment decision. Therefore, this allows investors to become financially independent or earn extra income besides jobs.

Research analyst online courses also help you in preparation for the NISM XV research analyst certification examination . The examination is for students who are looking for research analyst jobs in the financial market. This NISM research analysis preparatory course helps beginners to learn the company’s and market research in a simplistic form by industry experts . The research analysis is an important NSE module. It is an advanced program for students who want to progress a career in the stock market .

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Lecture 1  

■ Introduction of Research Analyst Course.

Lecture 2  

■ Introduction to Security Market part I

■ Introduction to Security Market part II

■ Terminology in equity Market part I

■ Terminology in equity Market part II

■ Fundamental of Research

■ Industry Analysis part I

■ Industry Analysis

■ Industry Analysis part II

■ Company Analysis part I

■ Company Analysis part II

■ Company Analysis part III

■ Corporate Actions I

■ Corporate Action part II

■ Valuation Principle- DDM Model

■ Valuation Principle- DCF Model part I

■ Valuation Principle- DCF Model part II

■ Valuation Principle- Benjamin Growth Model

■ Terms in valuation Principle

■ Valuation Principle- ROCE Based Model

■ Fundamental of Risk & Returns part I

■ Fundamental of Risk & Returns part II

■ Behavioral Finance

■ Good Research Reports

■ Types of Research Reports

■ Contribution & Question Answers

Q 1. How will research analyst certification help in a professional career? By becoming a certified research analyst you can find a job in an elite market research company. The course will empower you with technical expertise and will enhance your credibility in the asset market. The course opens opportunities to students who are currently employed in a research role or those who are studying CA, MBA finance, CFA.

Q 2. Why is the online research analyst course worth doing? NISM research analyst certification is mandated by the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) . You need to qualify the exam to attain a job for research analysis. IFMC online research analysis course covers the latest curriculum set by NSE BSE to help students prepare for certification. Our course curriculum covers the basics of the securities market. It provides a deep understanding of quantitative and qualitative techniques of the company’s analysis.

Q 3. What job will I get after the NISM research analyst exam? After completing the research analyst course you can take the certification exam in NISM research analyst. As you clear the exam you can apply for jobs in the equity market with SEBI. The course equips students with crucial skills in financial modelling.

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Q 4. How can research analyst courses online programs benefit? The online course for research analysis is designed skillfully for those who want to gain knowledge of capital markets. Also, for students who want to become an equity research analyst and want to focus on long term investments. Professionals who want to learn tricks to wealth creation or simply want to learn how to invest in the stock market can take this course.

Q 5. Why take a research analyst course? Research analyst courses help both long term investors and students seeking jobs. Online research analyst course prepares students for NISM XV research analysis certification exam . The NSE examination is a mandate by RBI to attain a minimum knowledge benchmark to register under SEBI research analyst regulation . Individuals seeking employment in Indian stock exchange as stock market advisory or fund managers must acquire NSE research analyst certification.

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IFMC provides an easy preparation way for SEBI NISM XV Series aspirants. It is a must-do NSE certification exam. Research Analyst is an important position in the Financial Industry and to work in this sector one must clear Research Analyst SEBI NISM XV Series Certification.

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