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JAIIB 2023 Exam Pattern - Complete Details

IIBF conducts JAIIB Examination to recruit Junior Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers. This examination is conducted for candidates who are already working in the banking sector and are members of the institute. The recruitment is not open to the common public. If you have registered for the exam or are interested in knowing more about the JAIIB 2023 Exam Pattern read ahead!

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JAIIB Exam Pattern

The JAIIB examination pattern has been officially released. According to the updated exam pattern, JAIIB 2023 will have four papers. The details of the JAIIB Exam Pattern are mentioned below:

The JAIIB Examination has four papers

  1. Indian Economy and Indian Financial System
  2. Principles and Practices of banking
  3. Accounting and Finance for Bankers
  4. Retail Banking and Wealth Management

JAIIB Exam Type

  1. It is an objective type examination.
  2. Each paper has 100 questions.
  3. The total marks of each paper are 100.
  4. The time limit of the examination is 120 minutes.
SubjectsNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Indian Economy & Indian Financial System1001002 hours
Principles & Practices of Banking1001002 hours
Accounting and Finance for Bankers1001002 hours
Retail Banking & Wealth Management1001002 hours

Marking scheme of JAIIB Examination 

The marking scheme of the Junior Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers Examination is mentioned below:

  • There will be a 1/4th negative mark for each wrong answer.
  • The minimum mark for passing in each subject will be 50 out of 100.
  • Candidates that secure at least 45 marks in each subject with an aggregate of 50% marks in all subjects of the examination in a single attempt will also qualify.
  • Each paper is of 100 marks.

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Passing criteria of JAIIB examination 

The following are the salient points in terms of the number of attempts and time frame to clear this exam:

  • A candidate can avail 5 attempts for completion of each exam (JAIIB / DB&F / SOB / CAIIB) but, within a maximum period of three years whichever is earlier.
    • This attempt will be counted from the time the candidate registers for the exam.
    • These 5 attempts need not be consecutive.
  • Candidates unable to pass the examination within 3 years or 5 attempts, whichever is earlier, will need to re-enroll themselves afresh. Such candidates will not receive credit/s for subject/s passed, if any, earlier.
  • The time limit of 3 years or 5 attempts, whichever is earlier, will start from the date of registration for the first attempt.
  • Attempts will be counted when the candidate applies for the exam, irrespective of whether the candidate appears for any examination or not.
  • A candidate will be eligible to apply for any five examinations out of the six examinations within the stipulated period of three years.
  • If a candidate avails of all five attempts before the completion of three years, they will have to re-enroll afresh. Similarly, if a candidate does not avail five attempts but three years are over, they will have to re-enroll themselves afresh.

JAIIB Exam Syllabus 2023 

The syllabus of JAIIB is as prescribed by IIBF. They have released an updated syllabus for JAIIB 2023. Each of the papers is further divided into 4 modules, the details of which are presented below in a tabular format.

ModulePaper I-
Indian Economy &
Indian Financial
Paper II-
Principles & Practices of
Paper III-
Accounting & Financial Management for
Paper IV-
Retail Banking & Wealth Management
AIndian Economic
Banking Operations
Accounting Principles
and Processes
Introduction to Retail
BEconomic Concepts Related to bankingLending Operations of
Financial Statements
and Core Banking Systems
Retails Products and
CIndian Financial
Banking TechnologyFinancial ManagementSupport Services – Marketing of Banking Services / Products
DFinancial Products
and Services
Ethics in Banks and Financial InstitutionsTaxation and Fundamentals of
Wealth Management

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JAIIB Syllabus for Paper I

The JAIIB paper I is Indian Economy and Indian Financial System. IIBF has not released a detailed syllabus as of yet, and so we will update it when it is released. 


JAIIB Syllabus for Paper II

The syllabus of JAIIB paper II for all modules is discussed here. Paper 2 is Principles and Practices of Banking. This table shows the syllabus for the previous Paper I, ie., Principles and Practiced of Banking, which is now Paper II. The paper is divided into 4 modules. 

Module A- Indian Financial System
  • Indian Financial System – An Overview,
  • Banking Regulation,
  • Retail Banking,
  • Wholesale and International Banking,
  • Role of Money Markets,
  • Debt Markets & Forex Market,
  • Role and Functions of Capital Markets,
  • SEBI,
  • Mutual Funds & Insurance Companies,
  • Bancassurance & IRDA,
  • Factoring,
  • Forfaiting Services and Off-Balance Sheet items,
  • Risk Management,
  • Basel Accords,
  • CIBIL,
  • Fair Practices Code for Debt Collection,
  • BCSBI,
  • Recent Developments in the Financial System
Modules B- Functions of Banks
  • Banker Customer Relationship,
  • KYC / AML / CFT norms,
  • Bankers' Special Relationship,
  • Consumer Protection - COPRA,
  • Banking Ombudsman Scheme,
  • Payment and Collection of Cheques and Other Negotiable Instruments,
  • Opening accounts of various types of customers,
  • Ancillary Services,
  • Cash Operations,
  • Principles of lending,
  • Working Capital Assessment and Credit Monitoring,
  • Priority Sector Advances,
  • Agricultural Finance,
  • Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises,
  • Government Sponsored Schemes,
  • Self Help Groups,
  • Credit Cards,
  • Home Loans,
  • Personal Loans,
  • Consumer Loans,
  • Documentation,
  • Different Modes of Charging Securities,
  • Types of collaterals and their characteristics,
  • Non Performing Assets,
  • Financial Inclusion,
  • Financial Literacy
Module C- Banking Technology
  • Essentials of Bank Computerization,
  • Payment Systems and Electronic Banking,
  • Data Communication Network and EFT systems,
  • Role of Technology Upgradation and its impact on Banks,
  • Security Considerations,
  • Overview of IT Act,
  • Preventive Vigilance in Electronic Banking
Module D- Support Services, Marketing of Banking
  • Services/ Products,
  • Marketing – An Introduction,
  • Social Marketing / Networking,
  • Consumer Behaviour and Product,
  • Pricing,
  • Distribution,
  • Channel Management,
  • Promotion,
  • Role of Direct Selling Agent / Direct Marketing Agent in a bank,
  • Marketing Information Systems – a longitudinal analysis

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JAIIB Syllabus for Paper III

The syllabus for the Paper III i.e., Accounting and Finance for Bankers is given below. 

Module A- Business Mathematics and Finance
  • Calculation of Interest and Annuities,
  • Calculation of YTM,
  • Capital Budgeting,
  • Depreciation and its Accounting,
  • Foreign Exchange Arithmetic
Modules B- Principles of Bookkeeping and Accounting
  • Definition,
  • Scope and Accounting Standards,
  • Basic Accounting Procedures,
  • Maintenance of Cash / Subsidiary Books and Ledger,
  • Bank Reconciliation Statement,
  • Trial Balance,
  • Rectification of Errors and Adjusting & Closing Entries,
  • Capital and Revenue Expenditure,
  • Bills of Exchange
Module C- Final Accounts
  • Balance Sheet Equation,
  • Preparation of Final Accounts,
  • Ratio Analysis,
  • Final Accounts of Banking Companies,
  • Company Accounts I & II,
  • Accounting in a Computerized Environment
Module D- Banking Operations
  • Banking Operations & Accounting Functions

Paper IV - Retail Banking and Wealth Management

Oliveboard has compiled a tentative syllabus for Retail Banking and Wealth Management which is the new Paper IV for JAIIB 2023. This is mainly based on topics from CAIIB and DBF.

Module A: Introduction to Retail Banking

This is basically the introductory module. It'll cover the following topics:

Definition and description of retail banking

Advantages and constraints of retail banking

Prerequisites for retail banking

Challenges to retail banking

Reasons for growth in the retail banking sector

Products and services offered by the retail banking sector

Module B: Retail Products and Recovery


Customer Requirement

Product Development Process

Credit Scoring

Important Retail Asset Products

Credit and Debit Cards

Remittance Period

Recovery in Retail Banking:

Repayment in Retail Loans

Defaults and Rescheduling in Retail Loans

Monitoring of Loan Accounts

Classification of Irregular Loan Accounts

Recovery Policy of Banks


Debt Recovery Tribunals

Recovery through Lok Adalat

Recovery Agents

Module C: Support Services- Marketing of Banking Services and Products


Marketing in Retail Banking

Delivery Channels in Retail Banking

Customer Relationship Management in Retail Banking

Service Standards for Retail Banking

Technology in Retail Banking

Module D: Wealth Management



Introduction to Financial Planning

Risk Analysis, Insurance, and Retirement Planning

Investment Planning, Tax Planning, and Estate Planning

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How many papers are there in JAIIB exam?

There are four papers in the JAIIB exam which are Indian Economy and Indian Financial System, Principles and Practices of Banking, Accounting and Finance for Bankers, and Retail Banking and Wealth Management.

How many times is JAIIB conducted in a year? +

JAIIB Exam is conducted two times in a year, once in the month of May and another in November.

How many attempts are there for JAIIB? +

JAIIB can be attempted by the candidates within 3 years or 5 consecutive attempts.

What is the Eligibility Criteria for JAIIB? +

A candidate who wishes to appear for the JAIIB exam must be registered as an ordinary member of the IIBF, He/She must have passed their 10+2 Boards or any other equivalent exams and must be working in any Bank or financial institute.

Can I give JAIIB and CAIIB together? +

No, you have to clear the JAIIB exam first. After that, you can appear for the CAIIB exam.

What is the age limit to apply for the JAIIB exam? +

For JAIIB Exam there is no age limit applicable.

What is the exam fee for JAIIB? +

The exam fees for the first attempt is Rs.2700 and for each successive attempt thereafter it is Rs.1300.

Can private bank employees give JAIIB? +

Yes, any employee working in either public or private sector bank is eligible to appear for JAIIB provided they must be registered as an ordinary member of the IIBF and have passed their 10+2 Board exam or any other equivalent exam.

Will there be any negative marking in JAIIB? +

From 2023 onwards, JAIIB will have negative marking. 1/4th mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

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