About the Diploma
Banking and finance industry will require professionally qualified manpower endowed with banking and finance knowledge and skills together with technology-familiarity, customer-orientation and hands-on application skills who can be assigned to various desks / jobs with minimal training intervention at the bank level.
In view of the huge current as well as potential demand for the professionally qualified manpower for the banking and finance sector, and to ensure a steady stream of industry-ready professionals at the entry-level, IIBF has designed this course as professional qualification who aspire for a career in banking and finance.
Diploma in Banking and Finance is a boon for bank job aspirants. The course will give knowledge inputs to the candidates and expose them to the operational processes and modern banking environment so that they can man the counters at the bank from the first day of their joining the bank. It is expected that successful candidates of Diploma in Banking & Finance would have a competitive edge and will be absorbed by banks and financial institutions and Diploma in Banking & Finance would emerge as a preferred professional qualification with graduation for employment in banking and finance industry.
To make the aspirants job ready, Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF), Mumbai, conducts online examination for Diploma in Banking and Finance twice in a year in May / June and November / December on Sundays.
Eligibility: Pass in 10+2 examination. (Members of the Institute are not eligible for DB&F examination since they are eligible to appear for JAIIB examination)
Age: There is no age limit stipulated for the course
Examination Fees / Registration Fees
First Block of 2 attempts Rs.3,200/- Second Block of 2 attemptsRs.2,400/-
Note: plus service tax as applicable.
Medium of Examination:
The examination will be conducted in English medium only.
Scheme of Examination
The examination will be in online mode only. Each Question Paper will contain approximately 120 objective types multiple choice questions, carrying 100 marks including questions based on case study / case lets. The duration of the examination will be of 2 hours. There will NOT be negative marking of wrong answers.
Questions for the Examination will be asked calling for (a) Knowledge testing, (b) Conceptual grasp, (c) Analytical / logical exposition, (d) Problem solving and (e) Case analysis
Online test will be conducted in three subjects viz.,
S.No.Name of the Subject/PaperNo. of QuestionsMax. marksDuration 1.Paper-I: Principles and practice of banking1201002 hours 2.Paper-II: Accounting and Finance for Bankers1201002 hours 3.Paper-III: Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Banking1201002 hours
Note: Examination will be held in on three consecutive Sundays (one paper each Sunday)
Benefits of passing DBF:
Hosting of the Resume of successful candidates on IIBF's website for employment:
IIBF on its website, will host the details of all the successful candidates and make it available to its member Banks / Institutions which include Reserve Bank of India, State Bank of India, Public Sector Banks, Private Sector Banks, Foreign Banks, Co-operative Banks and IT / BPO companies providing services to banking industry, for considering them for employment.
If the candidates appearing for IBPS/SBI PO/Clerks and private bank exams clear their written test and get a call letter for Interview, Candidates who possess the diploma in Banking and Finance will be preferred in the Interviews. Some private banks and financial institutions absorb the DBF passed candidates without an interview as they are trained in all banking related issues thoroughly.
Further after getting selection in Bank, these candidates need not write the JAIIB examination for promotions and they are eligible for one Increment no sooner they join the Bank.
Time Limit for Passing DBF Exam:
Candidates will be required to pass DBF examination within a time limit of 2 years (i.e. 4 consecutive attempts). Initially a candidate will have to pay examination fee for a block of one year i.e. for two attempts. In case a candidate is not able to pass DBF examination within 1st block of 2 attempts, he / she can appear for a further period of one year (2nd block) i.e. 2 attempts on payment of requisite fee.
Minimum Qualifying Marks:
Minimum pass marks to be obtained in each subject is 50 i.e., the total marks in 3 subjects should be 150. If all the three papers are taken in one go, the minimum is 45 marks in each subject but total should be 150. For example, in one subject it can be 46 and in other two subjects the marks are 51 and 53. In this case also the candidate is deemed to have passed. (The minimum marks in any case should not be less than 45 in each subject).
Note: If a candidate clears one or two subjects only, out of three subjects, the credits for the exams passed will be retained and the candidate can appear for the remaining one subject only. The candidates have to clear these three subjects in four attempts. Otherwise they have to write again all the three subjects again.
Procedure for Applying for Examination
Examination Application Forms will be available at the Institute's website www.iibf.org.in which could be downloaded and filled in. Examination Application Forms duly filled in (for the detailed instructions refer the Examination Application Form) along with requisite examination fee should be submitted to the respective Zonal Office at Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi, Kolkata.