About NISM-Series-II-A: Registrars & Transfer Agents (Corporate) Certification Examination                                                                                                                                  About NISMLogin
This Examination seeks to create a common minimum knowledge benchmark for persons working in Registrars to an Issue & Share Transfer Agents (R&T Agents)  in the corporate R&T function, in order to enable better quality investor service, operational process efficiency and risk controls.

Examination Objectives

On successful completion of the Examination, the candidates should understand the:
  • basics of securities and securities markets
  • role and functions of the R&T Agents in the corporate securities issuance and transaction process.
  • regulatory environment in which the R&T Agents operate in India.
Assessment Structure

The Examination consists 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 a question. The passing score on the Examination is 50%.
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Rs.1,000.00 (Inclusive of Study Material)


Candidates interested in taking the test in Mumbai may approach the BSE Institute Ltd. with a DD of Rs. 1,000.00 drawn in favour of "BSE Ltd." payable at par.

Candidates interested in taking the test at any of the regional centres i.e. Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Cochin may approach the respective centres with a DD of Rs. 1,000.00 drawn
in favour of "BSE Ltd." and payable at par.


Fees once paid will not be refunded and validity period for the fees would be 180 days from the date of the payment.


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