The CAIIB exam – Certified Associate of India Institute of Bankers exam is conducted by IIBF. The institute administers the CAIIB exam twice in a year.
Aspirants of CAIIB exam will get all the relevant details in this article. Candidates willing to appear for other Government exams can check the linked page for relevant information.
CAIIB Exam – Updates
The IIBF has announced the new CAIIB exam date 2021. CAIIB exam was scheduled from June 2021 took place in September 2021. Another date has been announced for the CAIIB Exam and they will be taking place on January 30th, February 6th and 12 February 2022 respectively.
CAIIB Exam 2021-2022
IIBF administers the CAIIB exam twice in a year in June and November. However due to the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, the exams schedled to take palce in June were instead postponed to September 2021. The second exams will take place in Jan/Feb 2022.
The CAIIB exam is one of the premium exams conducted by IIBF across the country. CAIIB aims at providing advanced knowledge necessary for better decision making covering, Treasury Management, Risk Management, Balance Sheet Management, Credit Management, International Banking, Economic Analysis etc.
Candidates appearing for CAIIB exam can go through the detailed information on IIBF exams on the linked page.
The exam tests candidates’ knowledge in the development methods for dynamics and general finance administration and the advanced ways of general Banking Management and Decision Making.
CAIIB Exam Date
CAIIB Exam 2021 notification is not yet released by IIBF. Candidates will be notified with the same once the notice is released. The tentative dates for June session of the Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers stand postponed, Aspirants can check the CAIIB exam date for reference.
|CAIIB 2021 Exam Date|
|CAIIB Exam June Events||CAIIB Exam Dates|
|CAIIB Exam registration date||April 2021|
|CAIIB Exam for Advanced Bank Management||June 2021 (Postponed)
|CAIIB Exam for Bank Financial Management||June 2021 (Postponed)
|CAIIB Exam For Elective Papers||June 2021 (Postponed)
*The exams were to be conducted on 11th, 12th & 25th Sep 2021 respectively, but were postponed due to a surge in the COVID-19 cases. Revised dates are specified below:
|Revised CAIIB 2021 Exam Date
|CAIIB Exam Jan/Feb Events||CAIIB Exam Dates|
|CAIIB–Advanced Bank Management||January 30, 2022
|CAIIB–Bank Financial Managemen||February 6, 2022
|CAIIB Exam For Elective Papers||February 12, 2022
CAIIB Exam Date December 2020
The application process for CAIIB 2020 November session is expected to begin in the first week of November. Aspirants willing to appear for the exam can go through the tentative dates –
|CAIIB Exam Date 2020|
|CAIIB Exam December Events||CAIIB Exam Date (Tentative)|
|CAIIB Application Form Start Date||October 1st 2020|
|CAIIB Registration End Date||October 21st 2020|
|CAIIB Exam Advance Bank Management||December 6th, 2020 (Postponed)December 20th (new date)|
|CAIIB Exam Bank Financial Management||December 13th, 2020 (Postponed)December 26th (new date)|
|CAIIB Exam Elective Papers||December 20th, 2020 (Postponed)December 27th (new date)|
The Indian Institute of Banking & Finance has stated that the CAIIB exam 2020 is subject to COVID-19 situation. The institute has tentatively scheduled the CAIIB 2020 exam dates in November – December 2020. The detailed information on the CAIIB exam date is given below.
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CAIIB Exam Date June 2020
Though the June session of the Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers stands postponed, Aspirants can check the CAIIB exam date for reference.
|CAIIB 2020 Exam Date|
|CAIIB Exam June Events||CAIIB Exam Dates|
|CAIIB Exam registration date||April 1st to April 8th 2020|
|CAIIB Exam for Advanced Bank Management||June 7, 2020 (postponed)|
|CAIIB Exam for Bank Financial Management||June 14, 2020 (postponed)|
|CAIIB Exam For Elective Papers||June 21, 2020 (postponed)|
As per the eligibility conditions mentioned by the IIBF on its official website, only the candidates who have completed JAIIB or PART-1 of the Associate Examination, and whose membership subscription is not arrear.
Candidates can check details of JAIIB exam on the linked page.
CAIIB Registration & Online Application
The registration for CAIIB exam starts when the IIBF publishes the official notice on the website. Interested candidates have to fill the CAIIB registration form online only.
Candidates who wish to appear for the Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers exam are required to meet the eligibility criteria before filling the CAIIB Application Form.
Those candidates who meet the CAIIB eligibility criteria as mentioned by the IIBF have to follow the below-mentioned steps to fill the CAIIB Online Application form-
Steps to fill the CAIIB Application Form-
Step 1 – Visit the Indian Institute of Banking & Finance official website.
Step 2 – Select the ‘Examination/Courses’ option on the home page.
Step 3 – Now click on the ‘Flagship Courses’ option under the dropdown menu.
Step 4 – Select CAIIB and then click on ‘Apply Online’
Step 5 – Login with your membership number and password;
Step 6 – Read the instructions carefully and click accept.
Step 7 – Fill in the details like mode, medium, centre for the exam, place of work etc.
Step 8 – Click on ‘preview’ and crosscheck the CAIIB Application form, ensure that the details are filled in properly and spelt correctly in the application.
Step 9 – Now, click on ‘accept and submit’ for online payment.
Step 10 – Select the payment option (credit/debit card, net banking) and follow the on-screen instruction to complete the process.
Step 11 – On completion, take out the print of fee receipt and registration form.
Important Note – CAIIB Application process
- After submitting your payment information, please wait for the intimation from the server, it may take 1 to 5 seconds to process the request, but it may take longer in certain cases. DO NOT press the submit button once again, or the Back or Refresh button.
- In case the payment is debited from the candidate’s account and the transaction is not successful/completed, the Institute will refund the entire fees electronically within 10-12 working days from the date of transaction.
- Applicants should ensure to furnish correct Mobile number/ email address to receive the application confirmation and various communication from the Institute
CAIIB Application Fee
The IIBF has set the CAIIB application fee on the basis of the number of attempts by the candidates. Candidates are required to Register for every attempt separately. The registration fee for the CAIIB exam is as follows-
|CAIIB Application Fee|
|CAIIB Exam Attempts||CAIIB Registration Fee|
|1st Attempt||INR 3,000|
|2nd Attempt||INR 1,300|
|3rd Attempt||INR 1,300|
|4th Attempt||INR 1,300|
- IIBF charges a regular fee for CAIIB exam to candidates who register for the examination during the first week of registration.
- For the second and third week of registration, the fees will be regular examination fee plus Rs. 100/-, and
- For the fourth week of registration, the fees will be regular examination fee plus Rs. 200/-
- In case, the registration date is extended beyond 4 weeks the examination fees will be regular examination fee plus Rs. 200/- for the extended days.
CAIIB Exam Pattern
The IIBF being the authoritative body sets the CAIIB selection process. The examination pattern of CAIIB will give a clear understanding of the examination to the aspirants.
The CAIIB exam pattern is as mentioned below –
|CAIIB 2020 Exam Pattern|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Time duration of exam||120 minutes (each paper)|
|Total Number of Questions||100 questions (each paper)|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions|
|Maximum marks||100 marks (each paper)|
|Medium of Exam||English or Hindi|
|Negative Marking||No Negative Marking|
|Pattern of Questions||
Further details related to the examination pattern of Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers can be found on the syllabus page (link is provided below.
The syllabus for CAIIB exam is prescribed by the conducting body itself. Candidates preparing for CAIIB exam have to study for the following –
2 compulsory papers-
- Advanced Bank Management
- Bank Financial Management
1 Elective Paper – Any one out of the 11 given choices
- Corporate Banking
- Rural Banking
- International Banking
- Retail Banking
- Co-operative Banking
- Financial Advising
- Human Resources Management
- Information Technology
- Risk Management
- Central Banking
- Treasury Management
Both the compulsory and the elective paper are further divided into various Modules. The table below highlights the module-wise CAIIB syllabus for each paper-
|CAIIB Exam Syllabus|
|CAIIB Papers||CAIIB Syllabus|
|Advanced Bank Management||Module A – Economic Analysis
Module B – Business Mathematics
Module C – HRM in Banks
Module D – Credit Management
|Banking Financial Management||Module A – International Banking
Module B – Risk Management
Module C – Treasury Management
Module D – Balance Sheet Management
|CAIIB Elective Papers||Module-Wise Syllabus|
|Paper 1 – Central Banking||Module A – Rationale and Functions of Central Bank
Module B – Central Banking in India
Module C – Monetary Policy and Credit Policy
Module D – Supervision and Financial Stability
|Paper 2- International Banking||Module A – International Banking and Finance
Module B – Foreign Exchange Business
Module C – International Trade
Module D – Derivatives
|Paper 3 – Rural Banking||Module A – Rural India
Module B – Financing Rural Development
Module C – Priority Sector Financing and Government Initiatives
Module D – Problems and Prospectus in Rural Banking
|Paper 4 – Financial Advising||Module A – Introduction to Financial Advising
Module B – Financial Planning
Module C – Financial Investment Products
Module D – Taxation
|Paper 5 – Corporate Banking||Module A – Corporate Banking and Finance
Module B – Investment Banking
Module C – Project and Infrastructure Finance
|Paper 6 – Retail Banking||Module A – Introduction
Module B – Retail Products
Module C – Marketing/Selling of retail products, MIS and Accounting
Module D – Other Issues Related to Retail Banking
|Paper 7 – Co=operative Banking||Module A – Principles and Laws of Co-operative Banking Law and Rules Relating to Co-operative Banks
Module B – Co-operative Banking Operations Deposits, Credits and Investment Management
Module C – Technology Risk Management
|Paper 8 – Human Resource Management||Module A – Human Resource Management
Module B – Building an HR Strategy
Module C – Motivation, Training and Skill Development
Module D – Personnel Management and Industrial Relations
|Paper 9 – Information Technology||Module A – Introduction to Information Technology
Module B – Systems and Design
Module C – Applications in Banking
Module D – Security Control and Guidelines
|Paper 10 – Treasury Management||Module A – An Overview
Module B – Treasury Management
Module C – Treasury and International Banking
Module D – Risk Management
|Paper 11 – Risk Management||Module A – An Overview
Module B – Credit Risk Management
Module C – Operational Banking
Module D – Market Risk
Module E – Risk Organization and Policy
To know the topics covered under each module of CAIIB syllabus and for information on the detailed exam pattern, check the link provided.
CAIIB Admit Card
The Indian Institute of Banking & Finance provides the CAIIB Admit Card to the candidates ten days before the examination.
IIBF sends the admit card to the registered email and mobile numbers provided by the candidates during registration. Also, candidates will be able to download the CAIIB admit card from the official website a week before the date of exam. To download the CAIIB 2020 Admit Card, candidates need to login on the official website and follow the below-mentioned steps-
Steps to download CAIIB Admit Card
Step 1 – Visit the official website of Indian Institute of Banking & Finance
Step 2 – On the left side select the ‘Examination/ Courses’ section.
Step 3 – Now select ‘Admit letters’ from the dropdown menu.
Step 4 – Click on Admit Card for CAIIB November 2020
Step 5 – Insert the credential of CAIIB membership number and password
Step 6 – The admit card for CAIIB exam will appear on the screen.
Step 7 – Verify the details and download the admit card also take the print out for future reference.
- Candidates are required to produce a printed copy of admit letter along with Membership identity card or any other valid photo ID card in original.
- The identity cards that can be produced are – Aadhaar card/ e-Aadhaar, Employer’s card, PAN Card, Driving License, Election voter’s card, Passport etc.at the examination venue.
CAIIB Exam Centre
Candidates while filling the application form are required to provide the exam centre of their choice. CAIIB exam is conducted all over India and in more than 100 cities. Aspirants can go through the list of CAIIB exam centres given below –
|Visakhapatnam||Warangal||Jammu & Kashmir||Doda|
Candidates can check the official website for the complete list of examination centres.
The IIBF announces the result of the CAIIB exam on the official website. Candidates appearing for Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers Exam are required to obtain the minimum cut off marks to make it to the final result.
As already mentioned, the CAIIB exam consists of three papers (2 compulsory and 1 elective paper) each carrying 100 marks. The minimum marks required for passing each subject or paper is 50 out of 100 marks.
The IIBF announces the result of the CAIIB exam on the basis of overall marks obtained by candidates in all three papers. To check the result candidates are required to log on to the IIBF website.
CAIIB Exam passing Criteria
- After registration, the candidates will be allowed to appear in the exam of CAIIB for a maximum of two years. After that, the candidates will not be allowed to appear in the exam as per the CAIIB 2020 exam pattern.
- The attempts will be counted for the CAIIB 2020 exam, whether the candidate will appear in the exam or not.
- The candidates will be allowed to hold the credit for the next attempts in the subjects which they will clear.
- The registration of CAIIB 2020 will be valid for two years, after that the candidates will have to re-register for the CAIIB 2020 exam.
Aspirants who are willing to appear for various bank exams can go through the relevant details on the same from the following links-
Frequently Asked Question – CAIIB Exam 2021-22
Q.1. When does the IIBF conduct CAIIB exam?
Q.2. What is the full form of CAIIB exam?
Q.3. What is the passing criteria for CAIIB exam?
Q.4. What is the tentative CAIIB exam date 2021?
Q.5. Are candidates allowed to take Calculators in CAIIB exam?
Q.6. What are the minimum qualifying marks for CAIIB 2020?
Q.7. What is the application fee for the CAIIB 2021 exam?
Ans. Candidates applying for CAIIB exam have to pay the fees in the following manner:
- First attempt Rs. 3,000/-
- Second attempt Rs. 1,300/-
- Third attempt Rs. 1,300/-
- Fourth attempt Rs. 1,300/-