Full Form of CAIIB:
Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers
CAIIB Full Form is Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers. CAIIB is an examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (abbreviated as IIBF). It is aimed at provisioning advanced knowledge required for better decision-making relating to risk, general bank managements, and financial issues. The eligibility criteria for appearing in the examination is that the interested candidate must have qualified Part-1 of the Associate exam or the JAIIB and that their membership subscription to the IIBF is not in arrears.
The paper covers a Compulsory Paper that has questions on Advanced Bank Management and Bank Financial Management and Elective Papers. The elective papers are selected by candidates and can be on areas such as Rural banking, Corporate Banking, International Banking, Retail Banking, Human resources Management, Information Technology, Risk Management, Central Banking, etc. In CAIIB, there is no exemption of subject as in the JAIIB. The IIBF has come up with electives to provide opportunities to candidates to specialize in the area of their choice.
Candidates may opt for the elective in the area in which they are presently working or would likely want to work in the future. The Examination is conducted either in English or Hindi and the language medium should be clearly mentioned in the Application Form. No change shall be permitted after the Application process. The examination shall be organized in Online mode, though a few selected centers conduct the examination offline as notified by the Institute. The duration of the examination is 2 hours. The examination is organized twice a year in the month of May or June and November or December on every Sunday. The schedule is announced by the IIBF minimum 3 months prior to the main examination. The minimum passing marks required for qualifying each paper is 50 out of 100 total marks.
The pattern of the examination is as follows:
- Every question paper shall comprise about 100 objective MCQs, bearing 100 marks including those questions on case lets or case studies. However, the number of questions may vary. There is no provision of negative marking for wrongly attempted questions.
- Questions asked in the examination test knowledge, conceptual grasp, problem analysis, logical exposition, etc. Questions relating to present developments in areas relating to banking and finance may be asked. Thus, the candidates are recommended to go through financial periodicals or newspapers.