CAIIB Exam Pattern 2021: Check detailed exam pattern, marking scheme and other details

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CAIIB exam pattern is set by Indian Institute of Banking & Finance which conducts Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers Exam twice in a year. The exam is conducted to provide advanced knowledge to the candidates necessary for better decision making covering risk, financial and general bank management, etc. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for CAIIB Exam should ensure that they know all the details about the exam such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus and other details. CAIIB exam pattern highlights the subjects from which quesitons are asked in the exam, the marking scheme, number of questions asked, duration of the exam and other information. Read this article to know all about CAIIB exam pattern. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our monthly FREE Current Affairs E-book- Download Now.

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CAIIB Exam Pattern 2021

  • CAIIB Exam is conducted online.
  • There are three papers in the exam out of which two are compulsory for all the candidates and there is one elective paper which is chosen by the candidates out of 11 subjects.
  • The time duration to complete each paper is 2 hours.
  • There are a total of 100 questions asked from each paper.
  • Exam is conducted in both English and Hindi.
Papers Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
Advanced Bank Management 100 100 2 hours
Bank Financial Management 100 100 2 hours
Elective paper 100 100 2 hours

CAIIB Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme

  • Each question carries one mark.
  • There is no negative marking in the exam.
  • Candidates should score a minimum of 50 marks out of 100 in each paper.

CAIIB Syllabus 2021

IIBF has provided the detailed syllabus for CAIIB Exam.

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There are two compulsory papers that candidates have to appear for and any of the 11 elective papers which have been mentioned below. The details regarding the syllabus of these papers are as follows:

CAIIB Syllabus: Compulsory Papers

CAIIB Papers CAIIB Syllabus
Advanced Bank Management
Module A: Economic AnalysisModule B: Business Mathematics


Module C: HRM in Banks

Module D: Credit Management

Banking Financial Management
Module A: International BankingModule B: Risk Management


Module C: Treasury Management

Module D: Balance Sheet Management


CAIIB Syllabus: Elective Paper

CAIIB Elective Papers Module-Wise Syllabus
Paper 1: Central Banking
Module A: Rationale and Functions of Central BankModule 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 FinanceModule B: Foreign Exchange Business


Module C: International Trade

Module D: Derivatives

Paper 3: Rural Banking
Module A: Rural IndiaModule 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 AdvisingModule B: Financial Planning


Module C: Financial Investment Products

Module D: Taxation

Paper 5: Corporate Banking
Module A: Corporate Banking and FinanceModule B: Investment Banking


Module C: Project and Infrastructure Finance

Paper 6: Retail Banking
Module A: IntroductionModule 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 BanksModule B: Co-operative Banking Operations Deposits, Credits and Investment Management


Module C: Technology Risk Management

Paper 8: Human Resource Management
Module A: Human Resource ManagementModule 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 TechnologyModule B: Systems and Design


Module C: Applications in Banking

Module D: Security Control and Guidelines

Paper 10: Treasury Management
Module A: An OverviewModule B: Treasury Management


Module C: Treasury and International Banking

Module D: Risk Management

Paper 11: Risk Management
Module A: An OverviewModule B: Credit Risk Management


Module C: Operational Banking

Module D: Market Risk

Module E: Risk Organization and Policy


CAIIB Exam Pattern FAQs


Q. How many papers are there in CAIIB Exam?

A. There are a total of 3 papers in CAIIB Exam out of which two are compulsory for all the candidates and one is elective.

Q. How many questions are asked in CAIIB Exam?

A. There are a total of 100 questions that are asked in the exam from each paper.

Q. Is there negative marking in CAIIB Exam?

A. No, there is no negative marking in CAIIB Exam.

Q. What is the time duration to complete CAIIB Exam?

A. Candidates are given 2 hours to complete each paper of CAIIB Exam.

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