CAIIB Exam 2021: Check Complete Exam Details Here

CAIIB Exam 2021:

CAIIB Exam or The Certified Associate of India Institute of Bankers (CAIIB) is conducted by the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF) every year at a gap of every 6months one in June and another in December as given on the official website of IIBF


The CAIIB exam 2021 is one of the main exams conducted by IIBF every year across the country. CAIIB aims at providing advanced knowledge necessary for better decision-making covering, Risk Management, Treasury Management, Credit Management, International Banking, Balance Sheet Management, Economic Analysis, etc. to employees already a member of IIBF through CAIIB exam 2021.


The candidates who are willing to appear for the CAIIB Exam 2021 can check the overview of the IIBF CAIIB exam date 2021, important dates of IIBF CAIIB exam 2021 Registration, eligibility criteria, etc on this page. 


The registration process for the June exam will begin on April 01, 2021.


A brief overview of the CAIIB exam 2021 is as follows:

CAIIB Exam 2021 – Overview

Organization Institute of Banking and Finance
Exam Name CAIIB Exam 2021
CAIIB exam 2021 Registration begins April 01, 2021
Last Date to Apply April 30, 2021
IIBF CAIIB exam date 2021 June 06, 13, and 20, 2021
Selection Process Online Written Test
Official Website

IIBF CAIIB exam date 2021 mentioned below in the table and all the given mentioned dates are being verified from the official website


CAIIB Exam events that will happen on June 2021

Events Date
Application Form Start Date April 01, 2021
Application Form End Date April 30, 2021
Admit Card for Advance Bank Management June 06, 2021
Admit Card for Bank Financial Management June 13, 2021
Admit for the rest of the courses June 20, 2021


For the CAIIB exam to be held in December the events will be are as follows:

Events  Date
Application Form Start Date October 01, 2021
Application Form End Date October 31, 2021
Admit Card for Advance Bank Management December 05, 2021
Admit Card for Bank Financial Management December 12, 2021
Admit card for rest of the course December 19, 2021

Registration & Examination Fees

The registration and the examination fees are provided in the table below.

Attempt Fees
A candidate registering for the first time or appearing for the first time in the examination INR 3000
2nd, 3rd, or 4th attempt INR 1300 

The examination fees also varies based on the date on which a candidate is submitting their fees.

Late Fee Details
Payment of fees on or before the 7th of April Normal examination fees
From April 08 to 21, 2021 Normal Examination fees plus Rs 100/-
From April 22 to 30, 2021 Normal Examination fees plus Rs 200/-


All of these fees that have been mentioned above are excluding the GST.

CAIIB Exam 2021: Eligibility Criteria

As per the official website of IIBF is considered, only those candidates are eligible who have completed JAIIB or PART-I exam organized for the associate examination, and another point also needed to be kept in mind by the candidates is that that the membership subscription must also not be in arrears. 

Now further there are some other important criteria for passing the exam they are as follows:

  1. After registration, the candidates will be allowed to appear in the exam of CAIIB for a maximum of two years. After that, the candidates will not be allowed to appear in the exam as per the latest CAIIB 2021 exam pattern. 
  2. The attempts will be counted for the CAIIB 2021 exam, whether or not the candidate will appear in the exam.
  3. The candidates will be allowed to hold the credit for the next attempts in the subjects which they will be able to clear. 
  4. The registration of CAIIB 2021 will be valid for two years, after that the candidates will have to re-register themselves for the future CAIIB exam.

Some of the important steps that candidate needs to keep in mind while filling the application form are as follows.

The registration for the CAIIB exam starts when the IIBF publishes the official notice on the website. Interested candidates have to fill the CAIIB registration form online only. 

Candidates who wish to appear for the Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers exam are required to meet the eligibility criteria before filling the CAIIB Application Form. 

Those candidates who meet the CAIIB eligibility criteria as mentioned by the IIBF can fill the CAIIB Online Application form. For further detailed information candidates can visit the official website.

Steps to fill the CAIIB Application Form are given below:

Step 1 – Visit the Indian Institute of Banking & Finance official website i.e. (

Step 2 – Select the ‘Examination/Courses’ option on the home page.

Step 3 – Now click on the ‘Flagship Courses’ option under the dropdown menu. 

Step 4 – Select CAIIB and then click on ‘Apply Online’ 

Step 5 – Login with your membership number and password;

Step 6 – Read the instructions carefully and click accept.

Step 7 – Fill in the details like mode, medium, centre for the exam, place of work etc.

Step 8 – Click on ‘preview’ and crosscheck the CAIIB Application form, ensure that the details are filled in properly and spelt correctly in the application.

Step 9 – Now, click on ‘accept and submit’ for online payment.

Step 10 – Select the payment option (credit/debit card, net banking) and follow the on-screen instruction to complete the process.

Step 11 – On completion, take out the print of fee receipt and CAIIB exam 2021 Registration form.

Important Note – CAIIB Application process

  1. After submitting your payment information, please wait for the intimation from the server, it may take 1 to 5 seconds to process the request, but it may take longer in certain cases. DO NOT press the submit button once again, or the Back or Refresh button.
  2. In case the payment is debited from the candidate’s account and the transaction is not successful/completed, the Institute will refund the entire fees electronically within 10-12 working days from the date of transaction. 
  3. Applicants should ensure to furnish correct Mobile number/ email address to receive the application confirmation and various communications from the Institute.

Important point one must remember while downloading the Admit card The Indian Institute of Banking & Finance provides the CAIIB Admit Card to the candidates ten days before the examination. 

IIBF sends the admit card to the registered email and mobile numbers provided by the candidates during registration. Also, candidates will be able to download the CAIIB admit card from the official website a week before the date of the exam.

  1. Important fact– Candidates are required to produce a printed copy of admit letter along with Membership identity card or any other valid photo ID card in original.
  2. The identity cards that can be produced are – Aadhaar card/ e-Aadhaar, Employer’s card, PAN Card, Driving License, Election voter’s card, Passport the examination venue.

CAIIB Exam pattern

The IIBF being the authoritative body has full control over the selection process of CAIIB examination. Below attached the complete examination pattern of the CAIIB examination which will give a clear understanding of the examination for the aspirants.

Mode of Exam  Online
Time duration of exam 120 minutes for every paper
Total Number of Questions 100 questions for each subjects of paper
Type of Questions MCQ (Multiple Choice Type ) Questions
Maximum marks  100 marks (each paper)
Medium of Exam Either in English or Hindi
Negative Marking There is no Negative Marking
Pattern of Questions
  1. Knowledge Testing
  2. Conceptual Grasp
  3. Analytical/Logical Exposition
  4. Problem Solving
  5. Case Analysis


CAIIB Exam 2021 Syllabus

CAIIB Syllabus according to the latest pattern being notified by the competent authorities:

CAIIB Papers CAIIB Syllabus
Advanced Bank Management Module A – Economic Analysis

Module B – Business Mathematics

Module C – HRM in Banks

Module D – Credit Management

Banking Financial Management Module A – International Banking

Module B – Risk Management

Module C – Treasury Management

Module D – Balance Sheet Management


The syllabus for the elective papers Module wise are being provided in the table below:

Paper 1 – Central Banking Module A – Rationale and Functions of Central Bank

Module B – Central Banking in India

Module C – Monetary Policy and Credit Policy

Module D – Supervision and Financial Stability

Paper 2- International Banking Module A – International Banking and Finance

Module B – Foreign Exchange Business

Module C – International Trade

Module D – Derivatives

Paper 3 – Rural Banking Module A – Rural India

Module B – Financing Rural Development

Module C – Priority Sector Financing and Government Initiatives

Module D – Problems and Prospectus in Rural Banking

Paper 4 – Financial Advising Module A – Introduction to Financial Advising

Module B – Financial Planning

Module C – Financial Investment Products

Module D – Taxation

Paper 5 – Corporate Banking Module A – Corporate Banking and Finance

Module B – Investment Banking

Module C – Project and Infrastructure Finance

Paper 6 – Retail Banking Module A – Introduction

Module B – Retail Products

Module C – Marketing/Selling of retail products, MIS and Accounting

Module D – Other Issues Related to Retail Banking

Paper 7 – Co=operative Banking Module A – Principles and Laws of Co-operative Banking Law and Rules Relating to Co-operative Banks

Module B – Co-operative Banking Operations Deposits, Credits and Investment Management

Module C – Technology Risk Management

Paper 8 – Human Resource Management Module A – Human Resource Management

Module B – Building an HR Strategy

Module C – Motivation, Training and Skill Development

Module D – Personnel Management and Industrial Relations

Paper 9 – Information Technology Module A – Introduction to Information Technology

Module B – Systems and Design

Module C – Applications in Banking

Module D – Security Control and Guidelines

Paper 10 – Treasury Management Module A – An Overview

Module B – Treasury Management

Module C – Treasury and International Banking

Module D – Risk Management

Paper 11 – Risk Management Module A – An Overview

Module B – Credit Risk Management

Module C – Operational Banking

Module D – Market Risk

Module E – Risk Organization and Policy

Further detailed information can be accessed from the official website.

Exam venues for CAIIB examination 2021:

The IIBF has given 649 centres all over India with more than 100 cities to select for the exam. Candidates have to select the exam centre of their choice during filling the application. Aspirants can go through the list of CAIIB exam centres given below:

Adoni Anantapur Sasaram Jharkhand
Chittoor Cuddapah Dhanbad Hazaribagh
Eluru Guntur Ranchi Gujarat
Hyderabad Karimnagar Ahmedabad Bhuj
Kurnool Nellore Surat Haryana
Nizamabad Ongole Hissar Karnal
Palakol Secunderabad Himachal Pradesh Simla
Visakhapatnam Warangal Jammu & Kashmir Doda
Assam Dibrugarh Poonch Karnataka
Jorah Tezpur Bangalore Belgaum
Bihar Patna Kerala Kollam
Darbhanga Muzaffarpur Bhopal Gwalior


Some of the FAQs regarding the examination are:

Q.1. When does the IIBF conduct the CAIIB exam?

Ans. The IIBF conducts the CAIIB exam twice a year in June and November.


Q.2. what is the full form of the CAIIB exam?

Ans. CAIIB stands Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers exam.


Q.3. What is the passing criteria for the CAIIB exam?

Ans. Candidates after the registration will have to pass the exam within two years. If any candidate fails to pass in these two years then he/she has to re-register for the examination.


Q.4. What is the tentative CAIIB exam date 2021?

Ans. As per the latest information, IIBF has tentatively scheduled the CAIIB exam 2021 in November/ December 2021.


Q.5. Are candidates allowed to take Calculators in the CAIIB exam?

Ans. Yes, candidates can take calculators in the IIBF CAIIB exam but it should not be a digital or scientific calculator.


Q.6. what are the minimum qualifying marks for CAIIB 2021?

Ans. Candidates need to secure at least 50% marks in aggregate to qualify for the examination.


Q.7. what is the application fee for the CAIIB 2021 exam?

Ans. Candidates applying for the CAIIB exam have to pay the fees in the following manner:

  • First attempt Rs. 3,000/-
  • Second attempt Rs. 1,300/-
  • Third attempt Rs. 1,300/-
  • Fourth attempt Rs. 1,300/-

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