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PRM Exam Details

PRM Exam Details

PRM Exam Details:- PRM Designation is a series of evaluation exams, designed for the development of professional risk managers. Endorsed by leading university programs and industry firms, it is the global standard for risk management professionals.



Built by a broad coalition of industry leaders to reflect the mission objectives of the association and to establish the leading form of education, validation and certification in the Risk Management profession, the PRM counts candidates from over 100 countries. The learning objectives for the PRM designation a

PRM Exam Details

The exams conducted by PRMIA is computer-based consisting of multiple-choice questions which are drawn randomly from the exam database according to the syllabus order and weightings. It helps PRMIA to examine the accurate details of questions by administering and evaluating the time taken by candidates to answer each question.

Following table showcases the details of PRM exams:

ExamExam NameNo. of QuestionsTime Allowed
IFinance Theory, Financial Instruments and Markets362 hours
IIMathematical Foundations of Risk Measurement242 hours
IIIRisk Management Practices603 hours
IVCase Studies, PRMIA Standards of Best Practice, Conduct and Ethics, Bylaws241 hour

PRM Exam Details- PRM Exam I

 PRM Level I exam contains total 36 questions which needs to be answered in 2 hours’ time. The questions are MCQ’s and are selected randomly from the syllabus as per weightage requirement and the exam doesn’t have any negative marking. You are required to score minimum 60% to clear the exam and the exam can be taken only in English Language. It is an online exam and conducted in more than 165 countries consisting nearly 5000 locations.

  • Finance Theory – This section carries 36% weightage and you will study about the risk and its aversion, CAPM, Basics of capital structure, Valuation of forward contracts and Options Pricing.
  • Financial Instruments – This section carries 36% weightage and hence you are required to have descriptive and pricing knowledge on the various financial instruments like Bonds, Futures and forwards, Swaps, Credit Derivatives etc.
  •  Financial Markets – This section carries 28% weightage, for this section you should have knowledge of Money, Bond, Forex, Stock, Futures, Commodities and Energy Markets.

PRM Exam Details- PRM Exam II

The total number of questions in Exam II is 24 for which you will get 2 hours’ time. And you need to score minimum 60% to clear this exam, there is no negative marking.

  • Mathematical Foundation – This section carries 4% weightage and it deals with the mathematical symbols, rules, sequences, series, exponents and logarithmic concepts, various functions and graphs.
  • Descriptive Statistics – This section carries 8% weightage and it includes the moments of a distribution, bivariate data, measures of dispersion.
  • Calculus – This section carries 21% weightage and it includes differential calculus, integral calculus, applications of second derivatives, optimization etc.
  • Linear Mathematics & Matrix Algebra – This section carries 21% weightage and it includes matrix algebra, its applications, and quadratic forms.
  • Probability Theory – This section carries 25% weightage and it includes probability theory definitions and rules, distribution concepts.
  • Financial Theory – This section carries 13% weightage and it includes the simple, multiple linear regression, hypothesis testing, maximum likelihood estimation.
  • Numerical Methods – This section carries 8% weightage and it includes numerical methods for valuing options, solving equations etc.

PRM Exam Details- PRM Exam III

The total number of questions in this exam is 60 and total time duration is 3 hours and you need to score minimum 60% and there is no negative marking.

  • Risk Management Frameworks – This section carries 11% weightage and it includes the knowledge on the area of risk governance, risk management frameworks etc.
  • Operational Risk – This section carries 16% weightage and it includes risk assessment, risk information, risk modeling, insurance mitigation.
  • Credit Risk – This section carries 29% weightage and it includes the knowledge on classic credit products, classic credit life cycle, classic credit risk methodology, credit derivatives and securitization, modern credit risk modeling and credit portfolio management.
  • Counterparty Credit Risk – This section carries 8% weightage and it deals with the basics of counterparty risk, risk mitigation, credit valuation adjustment (CVA), CVA related aspects and managing counterparty risk.
  • Market Risk – This section carries 23% weightage and it includes market risk governance, market risk measurement and management, market risk in trading book, commodities market risk management, market risk stress testing.
  • Asset Liability Management, Liquidity Risk Management & Funds Transfer Pricing – This section carries 18% weightage and it includes interest rate risk, liquidity risk, Introduction to ALM, balance sheet management, Funds Transfer Pricing Governance, Management, Methods and Historical Development.

PRM Exam Details- PRM Exam IV

This exam consists of 24 multiple choice questions and the time duration for this exam is 1 hour, to clear this exam you need to score 60% and there is no negative marking.

Case Studies – This section carries 63% weightage and for this section you will required to study about the various cases like World Com, Barings, LTCM, NAB-FX Options, Bankers Trust, Washington Mutual, Northern Rock etc.

Standards of Practice, Governance & Ethics – This section carries 37% weightage and this includes study on PRMIA Bylaws, Governance Principles, Standards of Best Practice, Conduct and Ethics, Group of Thirty Derivatives Best Practices.

PRM Exam Details



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