All About CAIIB

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Certified Associate of Indian Institute of bakers is the full form of CAIIB. It is one of the most premium exam conducted by the IIBF, one can go for this exam after qualifying the JAIIB examination. The primary reason for this examination is to get the best from the officers and workers who are already a part of the finance and banking sector. For checking general banking management and advanced methods of decision making this exam is conducted. The primary tool of IIBF to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to decision making general bank management and risk management to the existing employees of and banking and finance field. 

In the banking industry, the CAIIB qualifications are widely recognized. The candidates for this exam mainly consist of employees of SIDBI, RBI, NABARD regional rural banks, commercial banks and the cooperative banks etc. Benefits of qualifying these exams include an incentive, promotion, and increment.

About IIBF

The Indian Institute of Banking & Finance aims to develop competent and professional employees for the banking and finance industry of India. IIBF undertakes activities to educate, train, examine, consult, counsel, qualify and render continuous professional development programs to banking professionals. It was established in 1928 under the provisions of Section 25 of the Indian Companies Act, 191.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Anyone working in banking or any other financial industry should register themselves firstly as an ordinary member at IIBF (Indian Institute of Banking & Finance) whose employer is an Institutional member of the Institute can apply for membership.
  • Candidates must have passed the matriculation examination or its equivalent. The Institute may, however at its discretion, allow any candidate from clerical or supervisory staff cadre of banks to appear at the examination on the recommendation of the Manager of the bank / officer-in-charge of the bank’s office where the candidate is working, even if he/she is not a matriculate or its equivalent.
  • Candidates should have completed JAIIB before appearing for IIBF CAIIB Exam.

Who is a member of the IIBF?

Any banking professional working in the banking and finance industry are eligible to apply for IIBF membership. However, the employing organization must also be an Institutional member of IIBF. 

 The institute can allow candidates belonging to clerical or supervisory staff cadre to appear in the exam under recommendations by the Manager of the bank. In such cases, these candidates are exempted from the qualification of class 12. However, the subordinate staff of recognized organizations in the B&F industry, must be members of the IIBF and possess other eligibility conditions to apply for the JAIIB exam.


There are three subjects in the CAIIB examination and out of these three two papers are compulsory and the third one is an elective optional subject. For the optional subject, the IIBF has stipulated eleven different subjects and the candidates are required to choose one out of all these.

Paper - I: Advanced Bank Management 

Module A – Economic Analysis 

Module B – Business Mathematics 

Module C – HRM In Banks 

Module D – Credit Management

Paper - II: Bank Financial Management 

Module A – International Banking 

Module B – Risk Management 

Module C – Treasury Management 

Module D – Balance Sheet Management

Elective Paper - I: 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

Elective Paper - II: International Banking 

Module A – International Banking And Finance 

Module B – Foreign Exchange Business 

Module C – International Trade 

Module D – Derivatives

Elective Paper - III: Rural Banking 

Module A – Rural India 

Module B – Financing Rural Development 

Module C – Priority Sector Financing And Government Initiatives 

Module D – Problems And Prospects In Rural Banking

Elective Paper - IV: Financial Advising 

Module A – Introduction To Financial Advising 

Module B – Financial Planning 

Module C – Financial Investment Products 

Module D – Taxation

Elective Paper - V: Corporate Banking 

Module A – Corporate Banking And Finance 

Module B – Investment Banking 

Module C – Project And Infrastructure Finance

Elective Paper - VI: 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

Elective Paper - VII: Co-operative Banking 

Module A – Principles and Laws of co-operative Banking Law and rules relating to Co-op Banks 

Module B – Co-operative Banking Operations 

Module C – Technology, Risk management

Elective Paper - VIII: Human Resources Management 

Module A – Human Resources Management 

Module B – Building an HR strategy 

Module C – Motivation, Training and Skill Development 

Module D – Personnel Management and Industrial Relations

Elective Paper - IX: Information Technology 

Module A – Introduction to Information Technology 

Module B – Systems and Design 

Module C – Applications in Banking 

Module D – Security, Controls and Guidelines

Elective Paper - X: Treasury Management 

Module A – An overview 

Module B – Treasury operations 

Module C – Treasury & International Banking 

Module D – Risk Management

Elective Paper - XI: Risk Management 

Module A – An overview 

Module B – Credit Risk Management 

Module C – Operational Risk 

Module D – Market risk 

Module E – Risk Organization and Policy

Exam Pattern

Language: English & Hindi

Exam mode: Online

Sections: 3 Papers as mentioned above

Number of questions: 100 questions

Type of questions: Multiple Choice Questions

Total marks: 100

Duration: 02 hours

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