The Credit Research Challenge will have 4 rounds:
Level 1- Online Assessment: All participating teams will be given the online assessment link and all the team members are required to appear for the test individually anytime on 19th January 2020 between 07:00 hrs to 22.00 hrs (subject to change).
Level 2- Presentation submission: If any one team member from the team scores 60% or more in the online test, entire team will qualify for the second round. In this round, each team will be given a company to analyze and the teams will have to prepare and submit a credit report and Video presentation for the given company as on the dates mentioned.
Level 3- Online Viva: Shortlisted Teams will be questioned on the basis of the report prepared by their team by the Jury members for this round and Semi Final Jury will select the who will be proceeding for the Finale.
Grand Finale- Top 6 teams will be selected from Students Category and Top 6 individuals from FSP category on the basis of the report, presentation and online viva round. Each of these 6 teams and 6 individuals will have to present its report to the Grand Finale Jury in Mumbai on March 13th 2019. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A round conducted by the Jury to assess the team’s command on the Credit subject. Jury will select the top 3 winners from both the categories.
Team registrations for the Challenge must be done online on
Team must have between 2-4 members.
Registration fee for each team upto 15th January 2019 is INR 1000 + 18% GST
This contest is open to all students currently pursuing under- graduation, post-graduation, management programs and any other equivalent professional courses from the recognized universities and institutes.
Students Category: Students currently pursuing any part-time/ full-time or distance learning undergraduate, post graduate courses post-graduate courses and professional certifications including CA, CFA,ICWA and FRM
Age Limit: 30 (as on 13th March 2020)
Financial Services Professionals: Working professionals including salaried and self-employed professionals.
Age Limit: 30 (as on 13th March 2020)
A team may be formed by students across different years, streams, disciplines but from the same college / campus and institute.
Research company will be allocated to all teams who clear the 1st Round- Online test
No! There is no cap on the number of teams participating from a particular college/university
Students will get an access to mock tests, videos, sample reports and research points. Additionally, students can also buy the Certified Credit Research Analyst (CCRA) Level 1 and Level 2 books (published by Taxmann). These books are available on all major ecommerce portals.
Each team who clears level 1 will be assigned a CCRA mentor to help them with the report and overall preparation.
Dates for the online viva is16th February 2019 (subject to change). Timings for the viva for each shortlisted teams will be announced in the first week of February 2020.
The final round will take place in Mumbai on March 13, 2020 . AIWMI will not be providing for any logistics for the travel.
A CCRA Mentor is an industry practitioner, who is currently working in the Credit field and who has successfully completed the prestigious global certification- Certified Credit Research Analyst (CCRA). The CCRA mentors empaneled for the Credit Research Challenge have work experience in the range of 3-20 years.
AIWMI will assign CCRA Mentor to each team who clears level 1- online assessment round. AIWMI will e-connect the mentors with each team and team can take forward the conversation.
Any full-time, part-time faculty member of a under graudate (for UG) post-graduate college / university/institute (for PG) can be a Faculty Mentor for the Challenge.
No! There is no registration fee for the Faculty Mentors.
Faculty Mentors are expected to mentor their own college teams in overall preparation of the Credit Research Challenge.
Opportunity to mentor their college teams to win the national title, alongside:
- Participation Certificate
- Special Scholarships on certifications provided by AIWMI
- Each Faculty Mentor to get a VIP invite for AIWMI’s 6th Indian Credit Summit India scheduled in Mumbai in March 2020
- The Faculty Mentors of the top 6 teams to be acknowledged on the website, press releases and Credit Research Challenge report
- Editorial Contribution in AIWMI’s Knowledge Ex magazine