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CAIIB Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2023

Last updated on 28-Nov-2023

CAIIB Syllabus

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 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 elaborate. We are giving you a module-wise distribution of every paper according to the IIFB-approved syllabus.

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CAIIB Syllabus 2023

Aspiring candidates must be fully aware of the syllabus and exam pattern to create an effective preparation strategy. Syllabus is a very crucial factor for the preparation of any examination. We have provided below the detailed syllabus and exam pattern for the CAIIB 2023 for all the candidates.

CAIIB Exam Pattern 2023

PaperTypeNumber Of QuestionsMarksTime Duration
Advanced Bank ManagementCompulsory1001002 Hours
Bank Financial ManagementCompulsory1001002 Hours
Advanced Business and Financial ManagementCompulsory1001002 Hours
Banking Regulations and Financial LawsCompulsory1001002 Hours
Elective PaperTo Be Chosen From 5 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

Module AStatisticsDefinition of Statistics, Importance & Limitations & Data Collection, Classification & Tabulation
Sampling Techniques
Measures of Central Tendency& Dispersion, Skewness, Kurtosis
Correlation and Regression
Time Series
Theory of Probability
Linear Programming
Module BHuman Resource ManagementFundamentals of HumanResource Management
Development of Human Resources Organisations
Employees' Feedback and Reward System
Performance Management
Conflict Management and Negotiation
HRM and Information Technology
Module CCredit ManagementOverview of Credit Management
Analysis of Financial Statements
Working Capital Finance
Term Loans
Credit Delivery and Straight Through Processing
Credit Control and Monitoring
Risk Management and Credit Rating
Restructuring/Rehabilitation and Recovery
Resolution of stressed assets under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016
Module DCompliance in Banks & Corporate GovernanceCompliance Function in Banks
Compliance Audit
Compliance Governance Structure
Framework for Identification of Compliance Issues and Compliance Risks
Compliance Culture and GRC Framework
Compliance Function and Role of Chief Compliance Officer in NBFCs
Fraud and Vigilance in Banks

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CAIIB Syllabus For Compulsory Paper 2- Bank Financial Management

Module AInternational BankingExchange Rates and Forex Business
Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS) and other Remittance Facilities for Residents
Correspondent Banking and NRI Accounts
Documentary Letters of Credit
Facilities for Exporters and Importers
External Commercial Borrowings and Foreign Investments in India
Risks in ForeignTrade – Role of ECGC
Role of EXIM Bank, ReserveBank of India, Exchange Control in India – FEMA, FEDAI, and Others
International Financial Service Centres(IFSC), GIFTCity
Technology in International Banking
Module BRisk ManagementRisk and Basic Risk Management Framework
Risks in Banking Business
Risk Regulations in Banking Industry
Market Risk
Credit Risk
Operational Risk and Integrated Risk Management
Liquidity Risk Management
Basel III Framework on Liquidity Standards
Module CTreasury ManagementIntroduction to Treasury Management
Treasury Products
International Equity and Debt Products
Funding and Regulatory Aspects
Treasury Risk Management
Derivative Products
Treasury and Asset-Liability Management
Module DBalance Sheet ManagementComponents of Assets and Liabilities in Bank's Balance Sheet and their Management 
Banking Regulation and Capital
Capital Adequacy – Basel Norms
Asset Classification and Provisioning Norms
Liquidity Management
Interest Rate Risk Management
RAROC and Profit Planning

CAIIB Syllabus For Compulsory Paper 3- Advanced Business & Financial Management

Module AThe Management ProcessBasics of Management
Module BAdvanced Concepts of Financial ManagementSources of Finance and Financial Strategies
Financial and Operating Leverages
Capital Investment Decisions
Capital Budgeting for International Project Investment Decisions
Adjustment of Risk and Uncertainty in Capital Budgeting Decision
Decision Making
Module CTreasury ManagementCorporate Valuations
Discounted Cash Flow Valuation
Other Non-DCF valuation models
Special cases of valuation
Mergers, Acquisitions, and Restructuring
Deal structuring and financial strategies
Module DEmerging Business SolutionsHybrid Finance
Start-up Finance
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Artificial Intelligence
Business Analytics as Management Tool
Green and Sustainable Financing
Special Purpose Acquisition Company

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CAIIB Syllabus For Compulsory Paper 4- Banking Regulations and Business Laws

Module ARegulations and ComplianceLegal Framework of Regulation of Banks
Control over the Organisation of Banks
Regulation of Banking Business
Returns, Inspection, Winding Up, Mergers& Acquisitions
Non-Banking financial companies (NBFCs)
Module BImportant Acts/Laws and & Legal Aspects of Banking Operations - Part AThe Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002
Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999
Payment & Settlement Systems Act, 2007
Law Relating to Securities and Modes of Charge – I
Law Relating to Securities and Modes of Charge – II
Creation/Registration and Satisfaction of Charges
Module CImportant Acts/Laws and & Legal Aspects of Banking Operations - Part BReserve Bank – Integrated Ombudsman Scheme, 2021
The Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006
Introduction to Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security
Interest Act, 2002 ( SARFAESI Act, 2002)
Definitions Under SARFAESI Act, 2002
Regulation of Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets of Banks and Financial Institutions
Enforcement of Security Interest
Central Registry
Offenses and Penalties
Miscellaneous Provisions
Registration of SecurityInterest by SecuredCreditors and Other Creditors/ Rectification by Central Government in Some Cases
The Recovery of Debts and Bankruptcy Act, 1993
Establishment of Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal
Jurisdiction, Powers & Authority of Tribunals
Procedure of Tribunals
Recovery of Debts Determined by Tribunal and Miscellaneous Provisions
Introduction to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016
The Bankers' Books Evidence Act, 1891
The Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987: Lok Adalats
The Consumer Protection Act, 2019
The Law of Limitation
Tax Laws
Module DCommercial and Other Laws with Reference to Banking OperationsMeaning and essentials of a contract
Contracts of Indemnity
Contracts of Guarantee
Contract of Bailment
Contract of Pledge
Contract of Agency
Meaning and Essentials of a Contract of Sale
Conditions and Warranties
Unpaid Seller
Definition, Meaning and Nature of a Partnership
Relations of Partners to One Another
Relations of Partners to Third Parties
Minor Admitted to the Benefit of a Partnership
Dissolution of a Firm
Effect of Non-Registration
Definition and Features of a Company
Types of Companies
Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association
Doctrines of Ultra Vires/ Constructive Notice/ Indoor Management
Membership of Company
Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008
Transfer of Property Act, 1882
The Right to Information Act, 2005
Right to Information and Obligations of Public Authorities
Information Technology Act, 2000
Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988


Will I be able to use a calculator in the CAIIB Exam in 2023?

Calculators are permitted in the CAIIB 2023 exam for computation purposes, but they must be battery-operated. Other digital or scientific calculators will not be permitted in the CAIIB exam 2023 exam hall.

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

CAIIB exam registration will last three years from the time the application form is submitted online. After three years, the candidate must re-register for the CAIIB 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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.

What is the CAIIB Exam pattern? +

CAIIB consists of 5 papers- 4 compulsory papers and 1 elective paper.

How many electives are available to CAIIB? +

There are 5 elective from which CAIIB candidates can choose.

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