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JAIIB Exam Pattern Change: The Indian Institute of Banking and Finance offers three main flagship courses for banking and finance professionals. These are:
1. The Junior Associate of Indian Institute of Banking (JAIIB)
2. The Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Banking (CAIIB)
3. Diploma in Banking and Finance (DBF)
The Junior Associate of the Indian Institute of Banking (JAIIB) is a flagship course for professionals currently working in the banking and finance sector. It is a great opportunity for those who wish to give their professional knowledge and expertise a push.
IIBF has recently announced a change in the future syllabus and exam pattern for JAIIB.

The JAIIB new pattern will be introduced from 2023 onwards. There will be four papers – Indian Economy and Indian Financial System, Principles and Practices of Banking, Accounting and Finance for Bankers, and Retail Banking & Wealth Management. Find further details about the new JAIIB 2023 pattern here.

JAIIB Exam Pattern Change

From May 2023 onwards, the new syllabus and exam pattern will be in effect. Let’s take a look at the previous pattern and see how it has changed.

Exam Pattern: Till 2022

Till now JAIIB had 3 compulsory papers. These were:

  1. Principles and Practices of banking.
  2. Accounting and Finance for Bankers
  3. Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Banking.

The following table shows the pattern followed:

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Principles & Practices of Banking1201002 hours
Accounting and Finance for Bankers1201002 hours
Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Banking1201002 hours

A few salient points about the previous JAIIB Exam:

  1. It is an objective type of examination.
  2. Each paper has 120 questions.
  3. The total marks of each paper are 100.
  4. The time limit of the examination is 120 minutes.

The marking scheme was as follows:

  • No negative markings for wrong answers.
  • Candidates need to score 50% marks in each paper to qualify.
  • Candidates who score 45% marks in each paper and 50% in aggregate in a single attempt will also qualify.

Exam Pattern: 2023 Onwards

Now that we have seen what the previous exam pattern was like, let’s see the changes that will take effect from May 2023 onwards.

JAIIB will have four compulsory papers. These are:

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

The following table shows the pattern that will be followed:

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Indian Economy & Indian Financial System1001002 hours
Principles & Practices of Banking1001002 hours
Accounting and Financial Management for Bankers1001002 hours
Retail Banking & Wealth Management1001002 hours

A few salient points about the future JAIIB Exam:

  1. It is still an objective type of examination.
  2. Now, each paper will have 100 questions.
  3. The total marks of each paper are 100.
  4. The time limit of the examination is 120 minutes.

The marking scheme is as follows:

  • [UPDATE]: IN THE NEW JAIIB EXAM PATTERN THERE WILL BE NO NEGATIVE MARKING. Read the IIBF Notification HERE.
  • The minimum mark for passing 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.

JAIIB Exam Pattern Change- Passing Criteria

There are a set number of attempts and a time frame for candidates to pass the JAIIB exam with one enrollment. There are a few changes in this criteria as well. Let’s first see the previous Passing Criteria:

JAIIB Passing Criteria: Previous

Following are the details regarding the number of attempts a candidate could avail till 2022:

  1. Candidates should clear the JAIIB examination in four consecutive attempts over two years.
  2. If the candidate is unsuccessful, they will have to enroll again to appear for the examination.
  3. The score of the earlier attempts will not be considered.
  4. The time limit of the two years available to qualify for the examination will be counted from the date of application for the first attempt to clear the JAIIB examination.
  5. In case the candidate is absent for any attempt that too will be counted as an attempt taken.

JAIIB Passing Criteria: New

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 Pattern Change: Comparison

For ease of understanding, let us see the difference in the exam pattern side by side.

Exam Pattern Comparison

Category of ChangeExam Pattern till 2022Exam Pattern from 2023
Subjects1. Principles and Practices of banking.
2. Accounting and Finance for Bankers
3. Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Banking.
1. Indian Economy & Financial System
2. Principles & Practices of Banking
3. Accounting and Financial Management for Bankers
4. Retail Banking & Wealth Management
Number of Questions100100
Marks per Paper120100
Duration for each paper2 hours2 hours
Negative MarkingNoYes, 1/4th
Qualifying Criteria1. The minimum mark for passing in each subject will be 50 out of 100.
2. 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.
1. The minimum mark for passing in each subject will be 50 out of 100.
2. 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.

Passing Criteria Comparison

Category of ChangeExam Pattern till 2022Exam Pattern from 2023
Attempts to qualify45
Whether attempts should be consecutiveYesNo
Duration to Qualify2 years3 years
Attempts counted fromFirst attempt to clearFirst attempt to clear
Conditions for Re-enrollments1. Unable to qualify in 4 attempts/ 2 years
2. Avails four attempts before two years are over
3. Does not avail all four attempts and two years are complete
1. Unable to qualify in 5 attempts/ 3 years
2. Avails five attempts before three years are over
3. Does not avail all five attempts and three years are complete
Negative MarkingNoYes, 1/4th
Qualifying Criteria1. The minimum mark for passing in each subject will be 50 out of 100.
2. 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.
1. The minimum mark for passing in each subject will be 50 out of 100.
2. 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.

Conclusion

The IIBF has brought about changes in the JAIIB exam pattern to keep up with the growing need for skilled individuals. With the integration of technology into every process and the growing demand for skilled and professional competent workers, the IIBF has seen the need to update its courses to match. Candidates preparing for the June 2023 cycle of the JAIIB exam should keep this updated exam pattern in mind as they prepare. Also, study the changes in the JAIIB Syllabus here. Make sure to follow our YouTube channel to get the latest updates on JAIIB, CAIIB, and other government and banking exams!

Best of luck!

JAIIB Exam Pattern Change- Frequently Asked Questions

When will the JAIIB new exam pattern effective date be?

The new JAIIB exam pattern and syllabus will be effective from the June cycle in 2023.

How many attempts are possible under the revised JAIIB syllabus?

With the new JAIIB syllabus and exam pattern in effect from 2023, candidates can avail of 5 attempts over the course of 3 years to clear the exam.

Where can I get the JAIIB new syllabus PDF?

The PDF of the new JAIIB syllabus is available for download on the official IIBF website. You can also directly download it here.

How do I prepare for JAIIB 2023?

For the new topics, we have provided a guide to the preparation for JAIIB 2023 here.

Where will I find updates on JAIIB?

JAIIB updates are usually announced on iibf.org. You can also keep track of any changes through Oliveboard.

What course can I join to prepare for JAIIB 2023?

Oliveboard will be providing courses that are up-to-date with the latest exam pattern and syllabus of JAIIB 2023. To know more, click here.

Is there a negative marking in JAIIB?

According to the 4th January 2023 IIBF Notification, JAIIB will not be having negative marking. Read the notification HERE.

Who is eligible for JAIIB?

Candidates are eligible for JAIIB if they’re banking professionals currently working in the banking and financial sector.

Is JAIIB worth writing?

Certainly. If you’re a banking professional, writing JAIIB will help boost your portfolio. Monetary benefits like bonuses are also provided for JAIIB-qualified professionals.

Is JAIIB a difficult exam?

With dedicated effort on a regular basis, JAIIB can be easy to crack.

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