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JAIIB Exam - Complete Details

About JAIIB Exam

The Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF) is a registered public company established by the Reserve Bank of India and is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Finance, the Government of India that imparts education in banking and finance. It is known for its flagship courses, the Junior Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (JAIIB)/Diploma in Banking and Finance (DBF) and the Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). It is the statutory professional body for Bankers in India. With its membership of over 700 banks and financial institutions as institutional members and about 300,000 of their employees as individual members, IIBF is the largest Institute of its kind in the world and was established by the Reserve Bank of India. It works with the RBI in formulating and enforcing banking standards and policies.

The other courses offered by IIBF are:

  • Diploma in Treasury Investment & Risk Management,
  • Diploma in International Banking & Finance,
  • Diploma in Banking & Technology,
  • Diploma Examination for Micro Finance Professionals,
  • Diploma in Comm Derivatives for Bankers,
  • Advance Diploma in Urban Co-operative Banking,
  • Diploma in Advanced Wealth Management and various certificate programs.

JAIIB Mock Test

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The JAIIB 2021 mock test series have the following features:

  1. 15 Mocks for JAIIB [5 Each for Principles and Practices of Banking, Accounting and Finance for bankers, Legal and regulatory aspects of Banking]
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JAIIB Exam 2021- Overview

InstitutionIndian Institute of Banking & Finance (IIBF)
Exam NameJAIIB 2021
EligibilityMembers Only
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Online Registration09th to 29th November 2021
Exam ConductedTwice in a year
SubjectsPrinciples & Practices of Banking, Accounting & Finance for Bankers, Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Banking
Qualifying Marks50 out of 100
Official website

JAIIB 2021 Notification

The Indian Institute of Banking and Finance has released the official notification inviting applications from eligible candidates for JAIIB Exam 2021 on its official website. JAIIB has released the dates for the November cycle and the exam date is scheduled to be held on 8th, 9th and 22nd January 2022. The online registration window is open from 9th November to 29th November 2021. 

Also Read: JAIIB Exam Syllabus & Pattern

JAIIB Registration Date

For the JAIIB Exam 2021 November cycle, the registration process started from 9th November 2021. The exams are usually scheduled in May and November of every year.

The important registration date for both the term of the exam is as follows:

May Registration DatesNovember Registration DatesFine for late registration
24th to 28th Feb 9th to 15th NovNormal Examination Fees + No late fees
1st to 14th March16th to 22nd NovNormal Examination Fee plus Rs. 100 (late fee)
15th to 21st March23rd to 29th NovNormal Examination Fee plus Rs. 200 (late fee)

JAIIB Eligibility Criteria

Only those applicants who are already employed in the banking and finance industry are eligible to apply for the JAIIB exam. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. The candidates who wish to apply for the exam must have qualified 12th exam or any other exam of equivalent status.
  2. At the institute's discretion, students, not having cleared the 10+2 exams may be allowed to sit for the JAIIB Exam. In such cases, the candidates must obtain permission from the manager or officer in charge of the bank.
  3. Members of the Institute who are subordinate staff of recognized banking or financial institutions in India are eligible for the examination if they have passed the 12th standard examination or its equivalent.
  4. Candidates must be employed in the banking and financial services industry, and their employers must be members of the Institute.

How to apply for JAIIB exam 2021?

To register for the JAIIB exam, candidates must go to the IIBF website and log in with their unique membership number and password. They are required to fill in information such as the preferred mode, media, and exam centre, and the bank/institute where they work. After filling the form, the candidates must pay the registered fees using debit or credit card or net banking. Only online modes of payment are accepted.

The detailed stepwise approach to apply for the exam is as under

Step 1: Visit the site the application form
Step 2: On the left side of the screen of the Home page, click the ‘Examination / Courses' Option
Step 3: Select for the ‘Flagship Courses'
Step 4: Choose the option ‘ JAIIB', and you will be redirected to the JAIIB Online application page.
Step 5: Enter all the basic information 
Step 6: A unique Registration number will be generated
Step 7: The registration number and password will be issued by message and e-mail.
Step 8: Fill in all of the required fields on the application form.
Step 9: All needed documents must be uploaded.
Step 10: Before submitting the final application, you must pay the application fee.
Step 11: For future reference, print out the JAIIB 2021 application form.

The basic information required for filing the application form includes:

  1. Name of the candidate
  2. Mother/ Father Name
  3. Nationality
  4. Minority
  5. Caste
  6. Marital Status
  7. Service details
  8. Community
  9. Aadhar Number
  10. Address
  11. Examination Centre
  12. Educational Qualification details
  13. Other communication details
  14. Other important details.

Registration Fees for JAIIB Exam 2021

Eligible candidates are given 4 attempts to clear the exam. The application fees are valid until 2 years. The application process is not complete until the JAIIB application fee is paid. Candidates must pay the JAIIB application fee by the deadline set by the IIBF. You will be charged an extra fee if you pay the fee after the deadline. Check out the JAIIB application fee breakdown below. The GST is also applicable to the JAIIB exam 2021 registration.

EventApplication Fee
Normal Application FeeRs. 2700
Application Fee after first Due DateRs. 2700 + Rs.100
Application Fee after second Due DateRs. 2700 + Rs.200

Note: The candidates also need to pay GST applicable on the exam application fees. GST is exclusive of application fees

The registration for the exam varies with the number of attempts. The fees are as follows:

Number of AttemptsRegistration Fees
1st AttemptRs. 2,700
2nd AttemptRs. 1,300
3rd AttemptRs. 1,300
4th AttemptRs. 1,300

Note: The candidates also need to pay GST applicable on the exam application/registration fees. GST is exclusive of application fees.

  • The institute charges a regular fee from the candidates who register during the first week of registration for the exam. With every week's delay, the institute charges an extra amount from the candidates.
  • For the candidates registering in the second or third week, the fees include an extra Rs. 100, and for those in the fourth week, it is an extra Rs 200. If registration is delayed beyond the fourth week, the extra amount charged is Rs 200 for the extended days.

JAIIB - Mode of Exam

The JAIIB exams are conducted twice a year, in May and November. The candidates are required to sit for three exams which are held three consecutive Sundays of those months. The exams are conducted in offline mode.

JAIIB Exam Pattern

The format for the JAIIB exam 2021 is multiple-choice questions. The total number of questions in each paper is 120, and the maximum mark is 100 marks. There is no negative marking.

To qualify for the exam, the candidate is required to secure a 50% in all three subjects or a minimum of 45 marks in each subject with an aggregate 50% in all three papers in a single attempt.

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

Time Limit for Completion of JAIIB exam

The candidate is not given more than 4 consecutive attempts to clear the exam. Therefore, a candidate should qualify for the exam within 2 years of registration. Candidates who fail to clear the exam in the given number of attempts need to register for the exam again, and the benefit of the previously cleared paper is waived off.  

JAIIB Exam Syllabus

The candidates are tested for three subjects in the exams. These are

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

Candidates taking the JAIIB exam 2021 must study extensively because the IIBF has set a large syllabus for the exam. The institute has developed its own courseware for JAIIB exam candidates.

Paper 1Principles and Practices of Banking4 Modules - Module A to Module D
Paper 2Accounting and Finance for Bankers4 Modules - Module A to Module D
Paper 3Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Banking 4 Modules - Module A to Module D

The broad details on each subject are as follows

Principles and practices of bankingModule 1- Indian Financial System, Module 2 – Functions of Banks,
Module 3- Banking Technology, Module 4- Support Services- Marketing of Banking Services/ Products
Accounting & Finance for BankersModule 1- Business Mathematics and Finance, Module 2 – Principles of Bookkeeping and Accountancy, Module 3- Final Accounts, Module 4- Banking Operations
Legal and Regulatory Aspects of BankingModule 1- Regulations and Compliance, Module 2 – Legal Aspects of Banking Operations
Module 3- Banking Related Laws, Module 4- Commercials Laws concerning Banking Operations

Also Read for more details: JAIIB Exam Date, JAIIB Registration & Apply Online, JAIIB Admit card, JAIIB Eligibility

JAIIB Admit Card

Candidates receive their JAIIB Admit Card from the Indian Institute of Banking & Finance when registering for the exam. Candidates receive a real-time admit card after completing the registration process. The admission card is emailed to the registered email address, and candidates can download it.

Candidates must bring a printed copy of their admission letter, as well as their membership identity card or any other valid picture ID card, in person. At the examination centre, candidates can produce identity cards such as Aadhaar card/e-Aadhaar, Employee ID card, PAN Card, Driving License, Voter ID Card, Passport, etc.

JAIIB Result

On the official website of the IIBF, the JAIIB exam result are announced. To pass the JAIIB exam, candidates must get a minimum cut-off score. As previously stated, the JAIIB test consists of three papers of 100 marks each. Each subject or paper requires a minimum score of 50 out of 100 to pass. The outcome of the JAIIB test is announced by the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance based on applicants' overall marks in all three papers.

To check the result of the exam, candidates are required to follow the following steps:

Step 1: Visit the IIBF website.

Step 2: Log in using your credentials, like the roll number or registration.

Step 3: Check the result.

Exam Date

8th, 9th and 22nd January 2022

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How many papers are there in JAIIB exam?

There are three papers in the JAIIB exam which are Principles and Practices of Banking, Accounting and Finance for Bankers, and Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Banking.

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 2 years or 4 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.

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