# Series 7 Exam

The General Securities Representative Examination or Series 7 exam is mandatory for anyone who wants to sell any type of securities in the securities market.

Candidates who pass the Series 7 exam can go ahead and register to trade in all securities. They can be corporate securities, municipal fund securities, options, direct participation programs, investment company products, and variable contracts. The Series 7 exam is administered by FINRA or Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. This is one of the securities exams conducted by FINRA.

The Series 7 exam is also known as the General Securities Representatives Examination or simply as GS. The objective of the exam is to test the competence of entry-level representative of securities. A six-hour exam it is conducted in two sessions of three hours each of 130 questions each. It has 250 scored questions and 10 unidentified pre-test questions.

Series 7 Snapshot