Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers Exam at IIBF Details

CAIIB aims at providing advanced knowledge necessary for better decision making covering risk, financial and general bank management. The examination will be conducted normally twice a year in May / June and November / December on Sundays.

Candidates must have completed JAIIB or PART-1 of the Associate Examination, and their membership subscription should not be in arrears.

Age: There is no age limit stipulated for the exam

Examination Fees / Registration Fees

First Block of 2 attempts


Second Block of 2 attempts


Note: plus service tax as applicable.

Medium of Examination:
The examination will be conducted in either in Hindi or English.

Scheme of Examination
Examination will be conducted in Online Mode at majority of centres and under offline mode (paper and pencil) at selected centres as per the notification given on the web site in this regard.

Examination will be held on three consecutive Sundays (one paper on each Sunday).. Each Question Paper will contain approximately 100 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 consist of two compulsory papers and one elective paper be conducted in three subjects.

I. Compulsory Paper
  1. Advanced Bank Management
  2. Bank Financial Management

II. Elective Papers (Candidates to choose any one of their Choice)
  1. Corporate Banking
  2. Rural Banking
  3. International Banking
  4. Retail Banking
  5. Co-operative Banking
  6. Financial advising
  7. Human Resources Management
  8. Information Technology
  9. Risk Management
  10. Central Banking
  11. Treasury Management


Name of the Subject/Paper

No. of Questions

Max. marks



Paper-I: Advanced Bank Management



2 hours


Paper-II: Bank Financial Management



2 hours


Paper-III: Elective



2 hours

Note: Examination will be held in on three consecutive Sundays (one paper each Sunday)

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: Candidate should clear all subjects in CAIIB examination in a single attempt.

Time Limit for Passing CAIIB Exam:
Candidates will be required to pass CAIIB 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 CAIIB 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.

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.

Benefits of passing CAIIB:
As the DBF candidates appearing for IBPS/SBI PO and private bank exams will be given preference in interviews, in CAIIB, one who cleared the exam is expected to get two increments in clerical cadre. In Officer Cadre after clearing CAIIB you are entitled to get one increment. So, clearing CAIIB exam will be entitled you with three increments.

However those who enter in to a bank by clearing DBF need not write the JAIIB examination for promotions and they are eligible for one Increment after they join the Bank. But those who want to appear CAIIB need to clear JAIIB first.

Note: Clearing JAIIB, CAIIB Exams is very useful in getting promotions apart from monetary benefits.
Published on 11/5/2015 1:10:00 PM
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