How to crack NSE NCFM certification: fundamental analysis


How to crack NSE NCFM certification: fundamental analysis


Certifications are always good to have as they give you additional knowledge and an edge over other candidates while being interviewed for your dream job. But preparing and cracking any exam is always a tough task and generally students are not well aware about these certification programs which are certified by major financial institutions and also carry a wholesome curriculum for a particular subject matter.

One should be well prepared while taking them and the module should be selected after a well thought process. Often recruiter gives weightage to candidates who are well prepared and have a thorough knowledge of the profile and the discipline which will come handy in performing well on job. These short term courses will not only helps you to enhance your knowledge on a major discipline but also will give you a particular kind of skill set which will be of merit to you whenever you are being recruited for a particular job profile.

One such short-term certification is the FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS MODULE which is certified under the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE). There are three different levels to every certification by NSE – beginner, intermediate and advance. Under the NSE curriculum, there are around 20+ courses which are conducted by the NSE throughout the year and are of great value.



To register for a particular course in NSE one has to create an account first and pay the require fees for a particular module which interests you. If you are giving it for the first time it is ideal that you start with a beginner course and then proceed to other intermediate and advanced courses. NSE provides you with a wide range of courses ranging from currency derivate, mutual funds and financial markets to financial modeling, mergers & acquisitions and national depositary course. You can choose the course which are you looking forward to widen your knowledge and then book a seat as per your availability. As soon as you pay the fees, a handbook for the curriculum is mailed to you and you can start over by preparing yourself for the exam which is in multiple choice question (MCQ) format.



If you are willing to learn about the fundamental techniques and the various valuation methods which are widely used by the companies for valuation, fundamental analysis is one of the many courses which are available under the NSE certification modules. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics starting from market hypothesis, time value of money, discounted cash flow (DCF) methods, various ratios for valuation of firms and banks to some different topics like sum of all parts and efficient market hypothesis. The course is best suited for equity researchers, investment bankers and various finance students who are looking to learn the fundamental analysis part of finance. The course also covers various financial ratios and DuPont analysis and also valuation methods for IPO’s, banks and distressed companies. You have to score at least 60% out of the maximum marks of the course and in the majority of the courses the passing percentage is 60 with a validity of 5 years of the certificate. The intermediate and the advance level of the course also carry negative marking in their curriculum.


One should be well prepared before booking their seat for a particular course and should be careful for every question in which he or she is not sure about their answers. The module has conceptual questions and before enrolling for the final exam, one has the leisure of giving a mock test for the certification. Enrolling for these short-term courses will provide you with additional knowledge which will not be covered under your normal college curriculum and will also strengthen your resume as the recruiter will see that you have done something apart from your normal classes and that you have a genuine interest in the field of your choice.


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