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NISM launches Certification in Commodity Derivatives

NISM launches Commodity Derivatives Certification

NISM, an educational institute of SEBI has launched yet another crucial certification in Commodity Derivatives. The certification will be a mandatory requirement for Associated Persons (APs) and Sales Personnel (SP) of authorized trading members / brokers at recognized stock exchanges in India, SEBI said in a statement.

“Commodities are a crucial part of any economy and a certification in this segment would help creating the necessary manpower for the growing market ecosystem. NISM Commodity Derivatives Certification will provide sufficient knowledge base to the market and all intermediaries should encourage their employees to proactively undergo this certification,” said Shri S K Mohanty, whole time member of SEBI and Director at NISM.

“Being qualified in commodities would give an edge to the market participants, financiers and regulators when dealing with commodity derivatives”

Mr. Madan Sabnavis, member of SEBI’s Commodity Derivatives Advisory Committee. ​

Also, on the occassion, Shri Narinder Wadhwa, President of the Commodity Participants Association of India stressed on the importance of professional ethics in the growth of the overall market.

The NISM Series XVI: Commodity Derivatives Certification Examination aims to enable a better understanding of various derivatives products available in commodity derivatives markets, regulations and risks associated with the products and the exchange mechanisms of trading, clearing and settlement. The certification covers basics of the Indian commodity derivatives markets, various trading strategies that can be built using commodity derivatives, clearing, settlement and risk management as well as the operational mechanism related to commodity derivatives markets and the overall regulatory environment in which the commodity derivatives markets operate in India.

Participants availing the certification are required to pass the examination by visiting a nearby NISM Test Centre. The examination is of 100 marks consisting of 100 questions of 1 mark each, and should be completed in 2 hours. There is negative marking of 25% of the marks assigned to each question. The passing score for the examination is 60%. The examination is exempted from GST and candidates are required to have PAN Cards to enrol for the certification.

NISM courses are regulatory requirement for associated persons engaged by an intermediary and establish a single market-wide knowledge benchmark for different functions in the securities markets. For more details about the exam visit

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