Series 24 Exam: General Securities Principal

The series 24 exam is administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Successful completion of the Series 24 examination will qualify an individual to act as a principal and to supervise a FINRA member's general securities business.

Exam Details

Time Limit: 3 hours and 45 minutes
Cost: $115 US as of August 2012. Note that this is the examination enrollment fee ONLY--other fees will also apply. Please visit the FINRA Registration/Exam Fee Schedule for more information.
Number of Questions: 150, plus 10 "pre-test" questions
Passing Score: 70%
Format: Multiple Choice
Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Series 7, Series 17, Series 37, Series 38, Series 62, Series 79, or Series 82 exam.
Exam Date(s): Any weekday
Exam Locations: Find your U.S. or international exam center here
Official Exam Website: http://www.finra.org


Exam Topic Weights

Function 1: Supervision of Registration of the Broker-Dealer and Personnel Management Activities, 9 questions;

Function 2: Supervision of General Broker-Dealer Activities, 45 questions;

Function 3: Supervision of Retail and Institutional Customer-Related Activities,
32 questions;

Function 4: Supervision of Trading and Market Making Activities,
32 questions;

Function 5: Supervision of Investment Banking and Research, 32 questions.

Total 150 Questions



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