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CAIIB Syllabus - Complete Details

CAIIB Exam is conducted by the Indian Institute of Banking & Finance twice a year. CAIIB is generally held in June & December, i.e. after every six months. This exam boosts the career of the bankers in terms of growth, opportunities and salary. CAIIB certification provides advanced knowledge in better decision-making in Treasury management, Risk management, Balance sheet management, Credit Management, International Banking, Economic Analysis, etc. CAIIB consists of two compulsory papers and one optional paper. CAIIB Syllabus is very elaborative. We are giving you a module-wise distribution of every paper according to the IIFB approved syllabus.

CAIIB Syllabus

CAIIB Exam Pattern Overview

Exam NameCAIIB
Recruiting BodyIIBF (Indian Institute Of Banking & Finance)
Frequency Of The ExamTwice A Year- June & December
Number Of Papers3 (2 Compulsory & 1 Elective Paper)
Number Of Attempts To Pass4 Consecutive Attempts (2 Years)
Negative MarkingNo
Medium Of InstructionEnglish & Hindi
Passing Conditions1. Minimum Of 50 Marks Per Paper
2. A 50% Aggregate With A Minimum Of 45 Marks In Each Paper In A Single Attempt
Time Duration2 Hours For Each Paper

CAIIB Exam Pattern

PaperTypeNumber Of QuestionsMarksTime Duration
Advanced Bank ManagementCompulsory1001002 Hours
Bank Financial ManagementCompulsory1001002 Hours
Elective PaperTo Be Chosen From 11 Optional Subjects1001002 Hours

The CAIIB Syllabus is designed so that it informs the candidate on better decision making on financial, risk and general bank management. The syllabus is very extensive, and each paper is divided into several modules. The Candidate can also download the CAIIB Syllabus pdf from the official website of IIBF (Indian Institute of Banking & Finance). 

The detailed (module-wise) CAIIB Syllabus is mentioned below. Please check.

CAIIB Syllabus – Compulsory Papers :

CAIIB Syllabus For Compulsory Paper 1- Advanced Bank Management

ModuleNameTopics
Module AEconomic AnalysisThe fundamentals of Economics: Scarcity and Efficiency – Microeconomics & Macroeconomics in brief – Types of economies – Market, Command and Mixed Economies – Macroeconomics: Business cycles – Money and banking – Unemployment & inflation – Interest rate determination and various types of interest rates, Indian Economy (a) Overview of the Indian economy including recent reforms (b) Interaction between fiscal, monetary & exchange rate policies in India – Financial Markets (i) Money Market (ii) Capital Market (iii) Foreign Exchange Market – globalization and its impact – Challenges ahead – Banking & Finance – current issues 
Module BBuisness ManagementConcept of Time Value of Money – Net Present Value – Discounted Cash Flow – Sampling methods – presentation of data – analysis and interpretation of sample data – hypothesis testing – Time series analysis – mean/ standard deviation – correlation – Regression – covariance and volatility – Probability distribution – Confidence interval analysis – estimating parameters of distribution – Bond valuation – duration – modified duration.
Linear programming – decision making-simulation – Statistical analysis using spreadsheets.Features of Spreadsheet – Macros, pivot table, statistical and mathematical formulae
Module CHuman Resource Management In BankFundamentals of HRM, development of HRM in India, Relationship between HRM and HRD, Structure and functions of HRD, Role of HR professional, Human implications of organizations; training and development, attitude and soft skills development, role and impact
of training, career path planning and counselling, employee behaviour, theories of motivation and their practical implications, role concepts and analysis, self-development., Performance Management and appraisal systems; Reward/ punishment and compensation systems., HRM and Information Technology, information and data management, knowledge management
Module DCredit ManagementPrinciples of Credit Management Credit Appraisal Analyzing Financial Performance – Relationship between items in Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Account. Trend Analysis, Comparative Statement – Common Size Statement, Preparation of projected Financial Statements. – Ratio analysis – Interpretation and analysis of different Ratios, Limitation of the use of ratios. Statement of Sources and Applications of Funds.Structuring a Credit Proposal – Working Capital Concept and Management Appraisal techniques for different constituents – trade cycle – credit rating – Technical and economic feasibility studies – Credit Rating – Rating Methodology – Objectives and benefits of rating – Term Lending – Debt Service Coverage Ratio – Cash Flow Analysis – Cash Budget – Bill Finance – Deferred Payment Guarantee – Credit Scoring – Credit Delivery System – Documentation – Post sanction supervision, Control and monitoring of credit – Consortium finance, Multiple banking, Syndication of loans. Infrastructure financing.Dealing with credit defaults, Stressed assets, Corporate Debt restructuring, SARFAESI, NPAs, recovery options, write-off. Disclosure of the list of defaulters: objectives and procedure. Appraisal methodology for different types of clients/ products.

CAIIB Syllabus For Compulsory Paper 2- Bank Financial Management

ModuleNameDetails
Module AInternational BankingForex Business; factors determining exchange rates, Direct and indirect quotations, spot/ forward rates, premium and discount, cross rates.Basics of forex derivatives; forward exchange rate contracts, Options, Swaps. Correspondent banking, NRI accounts. Documentary letters of Credit – UCPDC 600, various facilities to exporters and importers. Risks in foreign trade, the role of ECGC, types of insurance and guarantee covers or ECGC. Role of Exim Bank – Role of RBI and exchange control – regulations in India, Role and rules of FEDAI – Role of FEMA and its rules
Module BRisk ManagementRisk-Concept – Risk in Banks – Risk Management Framework – Organizational Structure – Risk Identification – Risk Measurement/ – Sensitivity – Basis Point Value (BPV) – Duration – Downside Potential – Value at Risk, Back Testing – Stress Testing – Risk Monitoring andControl – Risk Reporting – Market Risk identification, Measurement and management/ credit risk – rating methodology, risk weights, eligible collateral for mitigation, guarantees; credit ratings, transition matrices, default probabilities, Credit risk spreads, risk migration and credit Metrics, Counterparty risk. Credit exposures, recovery rates, risk mitigation techniques, -Operational and Integrated Risk Management – Risk management and capital Management – Basel Norms – Current guidelines on risk management
Module CTreasury ManagementConcepts and function; instruments in the treasury market, development of new financial products, control and supervision of treasury management, linkage of domestic operations with foreign operations.Interest rate risk, interest rate futures, Mix/ Pricing of Assets, Liabilities – On-Balance Sheet Investment and Funding Strategies – Stock options, debt instruments, bond portfolio strategy, risk control and hedging instruments. Investments – Treasury bills, money market instruments such as CDs, CPs, IBPs Securitization and Forfaiting; refinance and rediscounting facilities. Derivatives – Credit Default Swaps/ Options.
Module DBalance Sheet ManagementPrudential norms – Capital Adequacy. Implementation of ‘Basel Norm's guidelines: RBI guidelines. Banks Balance Sheet – Components of assets/ Liabilities/ ALM Implementation – Gap Analysis – Mechanics, Assumptions, and Limitations – Illustrations of Actual Gap Reports – The Relationship Between Gap and Income Statement – FundingLiquidity – Trading/ Managing Liquidity – Contingency Funding – Business Strategies: Profit and profitability analysis, Asset Classification – provisioning – effect of NPA on profitability, Shareholder value maximization & EVA- profit planning measures to improve profitability. Disclosure guidelines

CAIIB Syllabus– Elective Papers

The candidate can choose any one of these 11 subject options as their Elective Paper.

Optional SubjectsModule AModule BModule CModule DModule E
Central BankingRationale & Functions Of Central BankCentral Banking In IndiaMonetary Policy & Credit PolicySupervision & Financial Stability
International BankingInternational Banking And FinanceForeign Exchange BusinessInternational TradeDerivatives
Rural BankingRural IndiaFinancial Rural DevelopmentPriority Sector Financing & Government InitiativesProblems And Prospects In Rural Banking
Financial AdvisingIntroduction Of Financial AdvisingFinancial PlanningFinancial Investment Products Taxation
Corporate BankingCorporate Banking & FinanceInvestment BankingProject & Infrastructure Finance
Retail BankingIntroductionRetail ProductsMarketing/ Selling Of Products, Mis/AccountingOther Issues Related To Retail Banking
Co-Operative BankingPrinciples & Laws Of Co-Operative Banking And Rule Related To Co-Op BanksCo-Operative Banking OperationsTechnology And Risk Management
Human Resources Management Human Resources ManagementBuilding An Hr StrategyMotivation, Training And Skill DevelopmentPersonnel Management And Industrial Relations
Information TechnologyIntroduction To Information TechnologySystems & DesignsApplications In BankingSecurity, Controls And Guidelines
Treasury ManagementOverview Of Treasury ManagementTreasury OperationsTreasury And International BankingRisk Management
Risk ManagementIntroduction Of Risk ManagementCredit Risk ManagementOperational RisksMarket RiskRisk Organization And Policy

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Which books are best to prepare for the CAIIB Syllabus?

You can go for books by Macmillan Publishers to prepare for CAIIB Syllabus.

2. Can we change the optional subject in CAIIB?

The optional subject is chosen by the candidate while applying for the CAIIB exam. The option, once selected, cannot be changed during the duration of four attempts.

3. From how many options can I choose my elective/ optional paper?

You can choose your optional paper from 11 optional subjects.

4. Why is the CAIIB Syllabus is so extensive?

To be a certified member of IIBF with better propositions in your career, you need to have extensive knowledge provided by the CAIIB Syllabus. The CAIIB Exam tests this knowledge to accredit you.

FAQs

Will I be able to use a calculator in the CAIIB Exam in 2022?

Calculators are permitted in the CAIIB 2022 exam for computation purposes, but they must be battery-operated. Other digital or scientific calculators will not be permitted in the CAIIB exam 2022 exam hall.

How long CAIIB exam registration lasts after filling out the application form? +

CAIIB exam registration will last two years from the time the application form is submitted online. After two years, the candidate must re-register for the CAIIB 2022 exam.

Is there any negative marking in the CAIIB Exam? +

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

How many marks in the CAIIB Exam will I need to pass the exam according to the Institute’s passing criteria? +

To qualify for the CAIIB 2022 exam, the candidate must obtain a minimum of 50% in the aggregate. Candidates can also qualify for CAIIB 2021 if they receive 45 points in a single subject and receive a total of 50%.

Will the Institute provide the CAIIB test admit card to my registered address? +

No, the Institute will not send the CAIIB test 2021 admit card to the candidates’ registered addresses. All candidates’ admit cards will be emailed to their registered email addresses. Candidates can also get their CAIIB 2021 admit card via the Institute’s official website.

What is the full form of the CAIIB Exam? +

The full form of CAIIB is the Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers exam.

How many times in a year do IIBF conduct the CAIIB exam? +

IIBF conducts the CAIIB exam twice a year.

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