Securities Market Overview

This module develops on the Financial Market Beginner’s Module. It discusses the issues relating to different areas of securities market in greater depth and detail than the Financial Market Beginner’s Module. In addition, the course helps understand the securities market structure and government securities market.

Course Highlights

  • Students
  • Investors
  • Employees of Broker and Sub-brokers
  • Depository Particpants employees
  • Employees of Mutual Funds
  • Employees of Research Houses/Analysts/Researchers
  • Employees of BPOs/IT Companies
  • Anybody having interest in the Securities Market
  • To understand the various products, participants and the functions of the securities market.
  • To understand the market design of Primary Market & Secondary Market.
  • To understand the government securities market.

Duartion: 120 minutes

No. of questions: 60

Maximum marks: 100, Passing marks: 60 (60%). There is negative marking for incorrect answers.”

Certificate validity: For successful candidates certificates are valid for 5 years from the test date.


Module Fees GST @ 18% Total Fees
1700 306 2006

 Total Fees : Rs.2006/- (Rupees Two Thousand and Six Only). inclusive of GST.

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Securities Market Course Syllabus


Securities Market in India – An Overview

Securities  market  and  financial  system;  Products,  participants  and  functions;  Primary  market; Secondary market; Derivatives market; Regulators; Exchanges; Depositories; Clearing corporations; Regulatory framework; Reforms.

Primary Market

Book building;  Credit rating;  Merchant  banking;  On-line  IPOs;  Demat  issues;  Private placement; Virtual  debt  portals;  ADRs/GDRs; Other  regulations;  Public  issues;  Euro  issues;  Debt  issues; Collective investment vehicles viz., MFs, VCFs, CISs.

Secondary Market

Membership;  Listing;  Trading  and  settlement  mechanism;  Technology;  Trading  rules  –  Insider Trading;  Unfair  trade practices;Takeovers;  Buy  back;  Turnover;  Market  capitalisation;  Prices; Liquidity; Transaction costs; Risk management; Indices.

Government Securities Market

Indian  debt  market;  Primary  market;  Secondary  market-NDS;  NDS-OM;  CCIL;  Wholesale  debt market (WDM) segment of NSE.

Derivatives Market

Products,  Participants  and  functions;  Trading  mechanism;  Membership;   Contract  specification; Clearing  & Settlement;  Open interest;  Implied  interest  rate; Implied  volatility;  Risk management; Debt derivatives.

Mathematics and Statistics

Measures of central tendency; Return and Risk

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