NCFM (NSE Academy’s Certification in Financial Markets) is an online certification and testing programme provided by the reputed National Stock Exchange (NSE).

The NCFM certification is one of the most recognized and trusted certification courses in finance available in India. It is widely acclaimed across all the financial domains and adds that extra weightage to your resume.

Why opt for NCFM?

NCFM tests your skills and practical knowledge required to operate in the financial sector. The certificates are awarded to candidates based on merit who qualify the online test.

The course curriculum of NCFM certification has everything a financial expert needs in the modern markets and helps the student get enormous job opportunities after the qualification.

The NCFM Modules

The flexibility and ease of accessibility involved in NCFM certification programs result in its large acceptance among students, professionals, and market intermediaries.

Here’s the list of modules in which NCFM certification tests the expertise:

  • Foundation Module
  • Intermediate Module
  • Advanced Module

Foundation Module

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This is meant for students who are looking to create a long lasting career in the financial markets in India or want to learn about the fundamentals of the capital market from a very basic level.

The duration of this test is 120 minutes and total number of questions are 60. The candidate needs to score at least 50% to pass and there is no negative marking in this module.

The validity of certificate for successful candidates is five years.

The tests under Foundation module includes: Mutual Funds, Capital Markets Fundamentals, Banking Fundamentals, Clearing Settlement and Risk Management, Securities Market, FIMMDA-NSE Debt Market, Commercial Banking in India, Interest Rate Derivatives, Equity Derivatives and Currency Derivatives.

Fundamental Module – Pattern and Exam Details

Course/Certification Fees Test Duration No of Questions Maximum Marks Pass Percentage Validity
Financial Markets: A Beginner’s Module 1726 120 60 100 50 5
Mutual Funds: A Beginner’s Module 1726 120 60 100 50 5
Currency Derivatives: A Beginner’s Module 1726 120 60 100 50 5
Equity Derivatives: A Beginner’s Module 1726 120 60 100 50 5
Interest Rate Derivatives: A Beginner’s Module 1726 120 60 100 50 5
Commercial Banking in India : A Beginner’s Module 1726 120 60 100 50 5
FIMMDA-NSE Debt Market (Basic) Module 1726 120 60 100 60 5
Securities Market (Basic) Module 1726 120 60 100 60 5
Clearing Settlement and Risk Management Module 1726 60 75 100 60 3
Banking Fundamentals – International 1726 90 48 48 29 2
Capital Markets Fundamentals – International 1726 90 40 50 30 2

Intermediate Modules

The intermediate modules are perfect for you, if you already have a basic knowledge of the capital markets and you want to learn more about it.

One of the intermediate modules is the Capital Market (Dealers) Module (CMDM) which includes understanding of the capital market trading operations in National Stock Exchange. It also includes clearing, settlement and risk management processes and other important regulatory aspects of the financial market.

The duration of the test is 105 minutes and 60 questions need to be answered in that time.

The validity of the certificate is five years and least 50% score is required to clear the exam. There are a total of 25 tests under the intermediate module.

Intermediate Module – Pattern and Exam Details

Course/Certification Fees Test Duration No of Questions Maximum Marks Pass Percentage Validity
Capital Market (Dealers) Module (CMDM) 1726 105 60 100 50 5
Derivatives Market (Dealers) Module (DMDM) 726 120 60 100 60 3
Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management 1726 120 60 100 60 5
Fundamental Analysis Module 1726 120 60 100 60 5
Options Trading Strategies Module 1726 120 60 100 60 5
Operations Risk Management Module 1726 120 75 100 60 5
Banking Sector Module 1726 120 60 100 60 5
Treasury Management Module 1726 120 60 100 60 5
Insurance Module 1726 120 60 100 60 5
Macroeconomics for Financial Markets Module 1726 120 60 100 60 5
NSDL-Depository Operations Module 1726 75 60 100 60 5
Commodities Market Module 2070 120 60 100 50 3
Surveillance in Stock Exchanges Module 1726 120 50 100 60 5
Corporate Governance Module 1726 90 100 100 60 5
Compliance Officers (Brokers) Module 1726 120 60 100 60 5
Compliance Officers (Corporates) Module 1726 120 60 100 60 5
Information Security Auditors Module (Part-1) 2587 120 90 100 60 2
Information Security Auditors Module (Part-2) 2587 120 90 100 60 2
Technical Analysis Module 1726 120 60 100 60 5
Mergers and Acquisitions Module 1726 120 60 100 60 5
Back Office Operations Module 1726 120 60 100 60 5
Wealth Management Module 1726 120 60 100 60 5
Project Finance Module 1726 120 60 100 60 5
Venture Capital and Private Equity Module 1726 120 70 100 60 5
Financial Services Foundation 1150 120 45 100 50 NA
NSE Certified Quality Analyst Module 1726 120 60 100 50 NA

Advanced Modules

NCFM Advanced Modules are for candidates who already have a very strong hold on finance with relevant experience and they are looking to advance their career in finance even more

For instance, Algorithmic Trading Module is a great pick you want to learn about different trading strategies and risk management in algorithmic trading.

Total duration of this test is 60 minutes, a minimum 60% score is required to pass and there is negative marking for incorrect answers.

Other tests under Advanced modules are: Investment Banking Operations, Business Analytic Module, Certified Credit Research Analyst, Financial Modeling Course, Market Risk Module, Issue Management Module, Equity Research Module, Modules of Financial Planning Standards Board India, Options Trading Module, Mutual Funds, Derivatives, Securities Market and Financial Markets Module.

Advanced Module – Pattern and Exam Details

Course/Certification Fees Test Duration No of Questions Maximum Marks Pass Percentage Validity
Financial Markets (Advanced) Module 1726 120 60 100 60 5
Securities Market (Advanced) Module 1726 120 60 100 60 5
Derivatives (Advanced) Module 1726 120 55 100 60 5
Mutual Funds (Advanced) Module 1726 120 60 100 60 5
Options Trading (Advanced) Module 1726 120 35 100 60 5
Modules of Financial Planning Standards Board India (Certified Financial Planner Certification) 2876 per exam 120 77 150 50 NA
Equity Research Module 1726 120 49 60 60 2
Issue Management Module 1726 120 55 70 60 2
Market Risk Module 1726 120 40 65 60 2
Financial Modeling Course 1150 150 50 100 50 NA
Business Analytics Module 1726 120 66 100 50 NA
Investment Banking Operations – International 1726 120 82 100 60 2

NCFM certification tests have greatly helped aspirants looking for good financial career options. It is well-recognized across the country and the qualifiers acquire reputed profiles and build up their career in financial services.

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