What is ISM-INDIA?

Institute for Supply Management, India (ISM-India) based in Gurgaon (Delhi-NCR), is a not-for- profit association with Chapters in all major cities of India. ISM-INDIA is an affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) in the USA which is the largest supply management institute in the world with membership base of more than 50,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries.

Who can join ISM?

Any person interested in the supply management field shall be eligible to be a Regular Member or an Affiliate Member provided that such person does not solicit business on behalf of such person or his or her employer during meetings of any ISM activity.

What are the benefits of ISM membership?

Regular Members of ISM get following benefits:

  • Access to ISM USA and ISM-INDIA sites
  • Receive monthly magazine “Inside Supply Management”
  • Access to My Training
  • Additional Practice Test
  • Guidance on personal basis
  • Discounted Price for all ISM events including Exams & Study Material
  • Discounted price to get CPSM Original Certificate
  • Sharing of Trends and Practices in Supply Management field.

Affiliate Members of ISM-INDIA get following benefits:

  • Monthly Magazine (Inside Supply Management)
  • Discounted Price for ISM-INDIA Events
  • Sharing of trends and practices in Supply Management field
  • Access to My Training
  • Additional Practice Test
How do I become an ISM member ?

Please submit the membership form. The membership fee can be made through net banking. Please note that academician and students are exempted from the membership fee.

How much does membership cost ?

Dues vary according to the membership category you choose. ISM Regular Membership is Rs.8500 (Including GST) annually while the ISM-INDIA membership costs Rs.1100 (Including GST) annually.

What are the different membership categories?

There are two types of membership. One Regular Membership which covers both ISM USA & ISM-INDIA and other Affiliate Membership covering ISM- INDIA only.

What is CPSM® certification ?

The Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) designation, administered by ISM, was launched in 2008. It is the credential that surpasses the demands of the international marketplace with multi-faceted skills in areas such as finance, supplier relationship management, organizational global strategy and risk compliance. The CPSM® signifies that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities required to meet an established level of competency in the field of supply management. Get the CPSM® to acquire an integrated skill set that sets you apart from the competition.

What is IPSCM (MLS-SCM) certification
Start your International Professional Certification in Supply Chain Management (IPSCM) Journey today!
International Professional Certification in Supply Chain Management

ITC is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations (UN). Over the past ten years, the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Program of ITC, Geneva has helped train over 30,000 business managers in 60 countries. Executives learn to manage the sourcing,movement and storage of goods from source of production to point of consumption. For enterprises, this means practical solutions to overcome challenges of export market demands; for buyers, this means optimized sourcing options.

What is PDPP ?

ISM-India a partner Institute to The World Bank, launches an On-line Diploma on “Professional Diploma in Public Procurement (PDPP)”.The objective of the Professional Diploma in Public Procurement is to deliver comprehensive knowledge that covers theoretical aspects, modern methods & trends and also good practices in Public Procurement. Delivered as a blended learning program that includes social learning from each other, participants would be able to develop expertise in Public Procurement.

How/where/when do I take the CPSM® Exams?

The web based exam is offered 6 times a year in all major cities of India (Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Nashik, Bhopal, Ranchi, Gurgaon (Delhi-NCR). The exams are held normally on the weekend. The exams are held in the month of February, April, June, August, October, December.
Please ensure to register for CPSM Online Exam at least one month in advance by sending the Exam Registration Form along with exam fee. For details, please click  on ISM-INDIA site and then Exam Registration. Once you are registered you will receive a confirmation letter from ISM- INDIA 10 days prior to exam dates with details of the Exam Center and date including reporting time.

What study materials should I use to study for the CPSM® Exams?

ISM-INDIA offers a variety of study materials to assist you in preparing for your exams. These are as follows

  1. Study Guides for Each CPSM Exam (In total there are 3 exams)
  2. Professional Series covering each CPSM Exam.
  3. Diagnostic Kit (Covering all 3 exams).
  4. Practice Test.
  5. Glossary of key Supply Management Terms

In addition ISM-INDIA do provide free access to MyTraining on ISM- INDIA website (WWW.ISM-INDIA.ORG). This covers review material along with practical tips to appear for CPSM Exams.

What is the CPSM® Exam Content and duration?

Exams cover the major areas of supply management. Please visit Exam Practical  Tips for more detailed information.

  • Exam 1 — Foundation of Supply Management
    165 questions, 2 hours and 45 minutes test time
  • Exam 2 — Effective Supply Management Performance
    165 questions, 2 hours and 45 minutes test time
  • Exam 3 — Leadership in Supply Management
    180 questions, 3 hours test time