• NSE Academy Limited (“NSE Academy”) reserves the sole right to modify / amend / change / update the curriculum and/or the content of the training sessions, training materials, schedule of the sessions, schedule of the contest rules and/or the terms and conditions governing TRADE-A-THON (“Terms and Conditions”), at any time during the course of the event, in such form and manner as NSE Academy, in its sole opinion, deems fit. The participants/contestants shall be responsible to check the said Terms and Conditions and remain updated, at all times, with any modifications/amendments/changes to the same. It is clarified that the Terms and Conditions (as may be modified/updated/amended from time to time) shall be binding on the participants/contestants for the purposes of TRADE-A-THON.

  • The decision of NSE Academy in selection of finalists, awardees and winners shall be final and binding on all participants / contestants. The participants / contestants shall not interfere with / attempt to influence the evaluation / selection process in any manner.

  • Once the participation fee is paid by the contestant / participants, NSE Academy shall not be liable or responsible to refund such fee for any reason, whatsoever.

  • Any person associated full-time / part-time, directly / indirectly with National Stock Exchange of India Limited or any of its group companies / subsidiaries or affiliates will not be eligible to participate in TRADE-A-THON.

  • Ignorance of the terms and conditions published in the brochure and/or website of TRADE-A-THON and/or announced formally in the training / orientation sessions / during the course of TRADE-A-THON, will not be considered as an excuse for violation of the said terms and conditions.

  • TRADE-A-THON is only for students of UG/PG Courses, Ph.D / Research Scholars, and students of any full-tie/part-time or professional courses at or above higher education level. Participants must produce a valid identity card from their education institution when asked for, failing which they will be disqualified from TRADE-A-THON.

  • The Rules of the Contest will be published closer to the dates of TRADE-A-THON, in the brochure / website / social media platforms / emails and other channels. All participants registering for TRADE-A-THON shall strictly abide by the rules failing which they will be disqualified.


TRADE-A-THON is a national live stock trading contest brought to you by NSE Academy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. This contest aims to promote sound investing and trading practices among students from higher education and budding professional traders through a learning experience and participating in the Trade-A-Thon event.

Students can learn basic trading techniques through hands-on experience by competing with other contestants from across India. The learning journey and the contest are curated on our simulated trading platform - NSMART. Students compete for the title of ‘NSE Academy SMART Trader 2023’ and win Prize Money of Rs. 1 lakh.

About NSE Academy

NSE Academy Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSEIL). NSE Academy enables the next generation of BFSI and FinTech professionals to acquire industry-aligned skills – through capacity building programs and certification courses, powered by an online examination and certification system. The courses are well-researched and carefully crafted with inputs from industry experts. NSE Academy works closely with reputed universities and institutions across India in building a competent workforce for the future of BFSI and FinTech. NSE Academy also promotes financial literacy as an essential life skill among youngsters – a contribution towards financial inclusion and wellbeing.