Derivatives Market Test details

Duration: 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 3 years from the test date.

Derivatives Market Fees

Module Fees GST @ 18% Total Fees
1700 306 2006

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


Derivatives Market (Dealers) Module

Derivatives are known to be among the most powerful financial instruments. The Indian equity derivatives market has seen tremendous growth since the year 2000 when equity derivatives were introduced in India. This module provides insights into different types of equity derivatives, their trading, clearing and settlement and the regulatory framework.

Who will benefit Derivatives Market course?

  • Students
  • Stock Brokers and Sub-Brokers dealing in derivatives
  • Custodians and Employees of Mutual funds
  • Individual investors as well as High Networth Individuals (HNIs)
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Financial Institutions
  • Anybody having interest in the Stock market operations

Why should one take this course?

  • To learn the basics of the derivatives market
  • To understand the use of derivative products in speculating, hedging and arbitraging
  • To learn the trading, clearing, settlement and risk management in equity derivatives
  • To learn the regulatory, accounting and taxation issues relating to equity derivatives.
CHAPTER 1 :Introduction to Derivatives
  • Types of Derivative Contracts,
  • History of Financial Derivatives Markets,
  • Participants in a Derivatives Market,
  • Economic Function of the Derivative Market
CHAPTER : 2 Understanding Interest Rates and Stock Indices
  • Understanding Interest rates,
  • Understanding the Stock Index,
  • Economic Significance of Index Movements,
  • Index Construction Issues,
  • Desirable Attributes of an Index,
  • Applications of Index
CHAPTER 3 :Futures Contracts, Mechanism and Pricing Forward Contracts
  • Limitations of forward markets,
  • Introduction to Futures,
  • Distinction betw een Futures and Forwards Contracts,
  • Futures Terminology,
  • Trading Underlying vs. Trading Single Stock Futures,
  • Futures Payoffs,
  • Pricing Futures,
  • Pricing Stock Futures.
CHAPTER 4 : Application of Futures Contracts
  • Understanding Beta,
  • Numerical illustration of Applications of Stock Futures
CHAPTER 5 : Options Contracts, Mechanism and Applications
  • Option Terminology,
  • Comparison between Futures and Options,
  • Options Payoffs,
  • Application of Options
CHAPTER 6: Pricing of Options Contracts and Greek Letters
  • Variables affecting Option Pricing,
  • The Black Scholes Merton Model for Option Pricing (BSO),
  • The Greek
CHAPTER 7: Trading of Derivatives Contracts
  • Futures and Options Trading System,
  • The Trader Workstation,
  • Futures a nd Options Market Instruments,
  • Criteria for Stocks and Index Eligibility for Trading,
  • Charges
CHAPTER 8 : Clearing and Settlement
  • Clearing Entities,
  • Clearing Mechanism,
  • Settlement Procedure,
  • Risk Man agement,
  • Margining System
CHAPTER 9 : Regulatory Framework
  • Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956,
  • Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992,
  • Regulation for Derivatives Trading,
  • Adjustments for Corporate Actions
CHAPTER 10 : Accounting for Derivatives
  • Accounting for futures,
  • Accounting for options,
  • Taxation of Derivative Tra nsaction in Securities



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