<b>A Study on Awareness Level of Investors towards the Methodology of Credit Rating Agencies</b> During late 1980s, a few financial institutions in India felt the need for establishing an entity which could take up the task of, and help in the assessment of risk associated with the investment in the backdrop of experience of Bond Rating Agencies in western countries. A bunch of financial institutions promoted an entity called Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited CRISIL in 1987. There are, at present, five Rating Agencies in India which offer services of Rating and assessment agency i.e., ONICRA is working in India. In this study, the researcher has tried to measure the perception of investors towards the rating of financial instruments for long term investment. For this study total 100 investors were selected from Indore Division. 1407-1411 Issue-2 Volume-2 Dr. Ekta Rokade