National Institute of Securities Markets
Last date: 28th February, 2018
The National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) is a public trust established in 2006 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the regulator of the securities markets in India. The institute carries out a wide range of capacity building activities at various levels aimed at enhancing the quality standards of and increase the participation in the securities markets. The institute’s six schools of excellence and the National Center for Financial Education works in synergy towards professionalized securities markets.
The minimum required academic qualification is graduation – a bachelor’s degree from a university recognized by UGC or equivalent. Graduates of any discipline, except Fine Arts, are eligible.
Work experience is not an essential requirement; however, relevant experience of 6 months and above would receive additional credit in the selection process, with a maximum weight for experience of 3 years.
Age: There is no age limit for pursuing PGDM (SM). However, applicants less than 28 years of age as on August 01, 2018 would be preferred.
Appearance in Competitive Examinations:
The applicants shall have appeared for any of the competitive examinations viz, CAT, GMAT, XAT or any other recognized competitive examinations (e.g. MH-CET or any State-level equivalent). The decision of the Selection Committee of NISM on cut-off scores for selection will be final in this regard.
The essay writing will be administered to short-listed applicants on the day of the personal interview. The one-page essay shall be on a contemporary topic to be disclosed, administered and completed in 10 minutes prior to the conduct of the interview. The essay topic shall be from any event covered in any Indian financial daily in the past one year, to assess clarity of expression through written communication skills. The personal interview will be based on Achievement Orientation, Clarity on Career Objectives, Communication, Team Spirit. The final selection list shall be based on the total of the scrutiny of applications (50%), written essay (10%) and personal interview (40%).
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