IIBF (Indian Institute of Banking and Finance)

The Indian Institute of Banking and Finance or IIBF is a professional body that comprises all the banks, financial institutions, and employees working in them. Their main aim is in imparting professional knowledge with their flagship courses being Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB) and the Junior Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (JAIIB).

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About IIBF

The IIBF is one of the most unique institutes of its kind as it encompasses over 3,00,000 employees as individual members and about 700 banks and financial institutions as institutional members. The IIBF carries out its activities with the main mission

to develop professionally qualified and competent bankers and finance professionals primarily through a process of training, education, consultancy/counseling, examination, and continuing professional development programs”.

IIBF also helps its members in attaining various certifications along with JAIIB and CAIIB such as Diploma courses in diverse categories such as

  1. Diploma in Banking and Technology
  2. Diploma in Advanced Wealth Management
  3. Diploma in Comm Derivatives for Bankers
  4. Diploma Examination for Micro Finance Professionals
  5. Advance Diploma in Urban Co-operative Banking and other certification programs.

IIBF also provides Distance Learning courses such as

  1. Publishing workbooks
  2. E-learning through portal
  3. Publishing specific courseware for each paper/examination
  4. Virtual classes
  5. Contact classes
  6. Campus training for chosen courses, etc.

These courses provided by the IIBF are considered to be some of the best in the field and have also been known to be detailed and taught exhaustively.

IIBF Full Form

IIBF or Indian institute of banking and finance is an institute that is a registered company whose function is to impart education in the field of banking and finance. It is majorly known for its flagship courses, the Junior Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers or more commonly JAIIB and the certified associate of Indian bankers or CAIIB.

IIBF also helps in ensuring the professionalism of all who undertake their courses by providing Continuing Professional Development programs. They also provide certification courses for BC/BFs thus contributing towards financial inclusion.


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IIBF Login

To login into IIBF, the following steps must be followed for a smooth process:

  1. First, one needs to enter the membership number which they must have received after the completion of the registration process. 
  2. Then, the candidate needs to type the password which was set by him/her at the time of registration. 
  3. Now, the captcha code will be filled as would be given in the third column.

IIBF Registration Process

For the IIBF registration process, the following steps need to be followed:

  1. Visit Institute’s website www.iibf.org.in 
  2. Click on online membership registration.
  3. Read instructions to applicants carefully, keep a ready scanned copy of the photograph, signature, and Id proof as per the required format.
  4. Fill up the online application form, upload photo, signature, and id proof and click on “preview and proceed for payment”.
  5. Select the payment option (credit/ debit, net banking) and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
  6. On successful registration, a confirmation will be sent intimating the membership number and password via SMS or email id.
  7. If the registration is not complete or unsuccessful, an appropriate message will be displayed on the screen and the applicant has to follow the online registration process again.
  8. After successful registration, The member will be able to change his/her profile picture information except for the name, date of birth, photo, signature, and ID proof, for changing these items, members should contact their respective zonal office.

IIBF Admit Card 

The admit cards for IIBF BC/BF has been released. The Indian Institute of banking and finance or IIBF has managed the IIBF JAIIB for the candidates to supply them the admission in varied aspiring programs.

The candidates who are wishing to induce admission to the Indian Institute of banking and finance will fill the form through online mode by visiting on the official website of the Indian Institute of banking and finance i.e. IIBF. IIBF admit card 2020 dates:

Availability of Application FormDecember 2020
BCBF 2020 Application Form (Final Date)March 2020
Admit Card Availability19th Feb 2020
Date of ExaminationApril 2020
Result DeclarationApril 2020
CounselingApril 2020

How to Download the Admit Card:

The candidates can download the admit card by following the instructions given below:

  • Candidates need to visit the official website of IIBF i.e. www.iibf.org.in 
  • The candidate need to log in by entering the required data in the required fields

Here, the candidate can get the admit card to download and they should also print it for further use. The candidate needs to carry all the required documents along with them to the examination center.


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IIBF Exam

After completing the registration process, one can move forward to the JAIIB exam or junior Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers exam which is conducted by the Indian Institute of Bankers (IIBF). This exam is only open to the ordinary members of the Institute.

In the year 2020, the examination will be conducted on Sunday in the month of May/June and October/November as the exam is conducted twice in a year. The list of all the examination centers at which it will be conducted will be provided on the JAIIB online application form.

The eligibility criteria for this exam are as follows:

  1. The examination JAIIB is only open for the ordinary members of the Institute.
  2. The examinee must have passed his/her 12th standard in any discipline or its equivalent. Only the Institute, on its own discretion, can allow some candidate from supervisory or clerical staff cadre of the banks to give the examination on the personal recommendation of the manager of the bank or of the officer in charge of the bank’s office at which the candidate is working and in such case, the candidate need not be compulsorily qualified in 12th standard or any of its equivalent. 
  3. The subordinate staff of the recognized banking which are the members of the institute are also eligible to appear for the examination.

How to apply for the exam:

Individuals who wish to apply for the JAIIB 2020 are supposed to apply online at www.iibf.org.in. The candidate is required to login with the personal membership number and password he/she gets after the registration. Go through this link to know how to apply (Click Here).

In the online application form for JAIIB, the candidate is expected to fill details such as mode, medium, center for the exam, and also the place of work, etc. Before submitting the application form check all the data and instructions carefully. You are also required to make the payment of the application form which can be paid either through credit/debit card or through the facilities of net banking. 

IIBF Certificate Exam

IIBF Certificate Exam is particularly designed in collaboration with the Institute for financial management and research, Chennai to familiarize candidates with the basic level issues arising in the financing projects, as well as risk analysis and risk mitigation methodologies with a specific emphasis on structured financing.

In recent years, project financing has become one of the core activities of banking. With the continuous growth in the economy and the revival in the industrial sector intertwined with the increasing role of private constituents in the field of infrastructure, more and more banks are entering into the project finance area.

All the candidates will also be taken through the whole process of building financial models for projects which are handled by them. The program is mixed with e-learning, non-residential campus training, project work, online training, and certification at the end of the course.

The coverage of this program is:

  1. Basic characteristics of project finance 
  2. Technology selection, assessment of the technical collaborator
  3. Assessing the project cost
  4. Means of financing projects
  5. Market analysis: International competitiveness and SWOT analysis
  6. Estimation of project cash flows
  7. Use of free and equity cash flow valuation for assessing projects
  8. Common risks in projects

IIBF BC Exam

IIBF BC or business correspondents(BCs) play an important role in achieving financial inclusion. The BCS basically acts as a bridge between the bank branches and the people of that particular area. A BC is basically the first point of contact and the front face of any bank branch to the people.

In order to make the BCs more effective, they need to be imparted to the desired level of knowledge. In this context, the Indian institute of banking and finance or IBF has launched a certificate examination which has these following objectives:

  1. The role/ functions of any bank
  2. The basics of banking operations and procedures 
  3. Roles and functions of all the BCs and BFs 
  4. Financial advising and counseling
  5. PMJDY, PMJJBY, PMSBY, and APY
  6. Schemes which are sponsored by central and local governments.

IIBF KYC Exam

The IIBF has also entered into a partnership with IFIM Business School in Bangalore which is improving their vast repertoire of courses provided. The courses provided will be in digital banking, AML-KYC, banking and finance, ethics in banking, etc.

The objective of the KYC exam are:

  1. Provide comprehensive coverage of the various guidelines issued by RBI, international bodies, etc.
  2. To provide advanced knowledge of AML/KYC standards
  3. To develop the professional competence of employees of banks and financial institutions.

IIBF Mock Test

Hitherto, the IIBF Mock Test facility was being made available only to those candidates who had completed the registration process for the concerned examination. Now, a decision has been taken by the Institute to make the mock test facility, for some subjects, available to any serving bank employee on payment of the requisite amount. You can also buy books that will help you with the exam.

The facility of the mock test provided by IIBF is available for these certain subjects-

  1. JAIIB(All the 3 papers)
  2. CAIIB(2 compulsory papers)
  3. Certified credit professional
  4. Certified treasury professional
  5. Risk in financial services

IIBF Result

IIBF has conducted the exam in the month of November and the candidates which appeared in the examination are waiting for the results. The results will be announced by IIBF on the basis of overall marks obtained in all the three papers. The result will be uploaded by IIBF very soon on its official website. Concerned candidates can check the official website for any update related to their results. 

Steps to download the result are given below:

  1. Visit official IIBF website www.iibf.org.in 
  2. Click on the examination and course option from the home page 
  3. Select the option of result or mark sheet Option from the given list 
  4. Select the JAIIB exam result link given there 
  5. Enter the registration details and date of birth 
  6. Click on the submit button
  7. The scorecard or result will then be displayed on the screen 
  8. For any future preferences, download and print the result

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IIBF Courses

The governing council of the IIBF consists of representatives from various institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India, important finance-related bodies, Public sector banks, Private and Foreign banks, etc. Eminent practitioners in the field head the Education and Research Committee of IIBF and ensure that the functioning has been carried out adhering to the utmost standard.

A Chartered Banker status can be attained through the IIBF Professional Conversion Programme for all those who have successfully completed The Certified Associates of the Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB) qualification.

The three types of courses offered by IIBF is-

  1. Flagship courses
  2. Diploma courses
  3. Blended courses

IIBF Certification Courses

There are 3 courses offered by the Indian Institute of banking and finance or IIBF that meet the certification requirement. These courses would be part of the major or minor for the students of IFIM Business School and the students would also be rewarded with a completion certificate from IIBF on successful completion of the course.

These are the 3 courses:

  1. Certified treasury professionals
  2. Risks in financial services
  3. Certified credit officer

The institute also encourages and invites empirical research in various fields in which the researchers can test out their hypothesis through both primary and secondary and reach a conclusion from which principles and lessons can be derived for the whole finance sector.

The IIBF has also entered into a partnership with IFIM Business School in Bangalore which is improving their vast repertoire of courses provided. The courses provided will be in digital banking, AML-KYC, banking and finance, ethics in banking, etc.

IIBF JAIIB

JAIIB exam is conducted by IIBF. It is only open to the ordinary members of the Institute. Individuals wishing to apply for JAIIB 2020 are required to apply online at www.iibf.org.in. The candidate is required to login with your personal membership number and password. In the JAIIB application form, you are required to fill some details.

JAIIB 2020 examination fee:

Exam AttemptsFee
First attemptRS 2400
Second attemptRS 1000
Third attemptRS 1000
Fourth attemptRS 1000

Plus GST as applicable. Mode of payment- Credit/Debit Card, Net Banking.

JAIIB Exam Dates

JAIIB May 2020:

From 24-02-2020 to 01-03-2020Normal examination fee
From 02-03-2020 to 15-03-2020Normal examination fee + 100 RS
From 16-03-2020 to 22-03- 2020Normal examination fee + 200 RS

Examination Date & Subjects

DateSubjects
03-05-2020Principle and Practices of Banking
10-05-2020Accounting and Finance for Banker
17-05-2020Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Banking

IIBF CAIIB

CAIIB stands for a certified association of the Indian Institute of banking and it is an examination conducted by IIBF twice a year.

Compulsory papers of this exam are:

  1. Advanced bank management
  2. Bank financial management

While the optional parts are:

  1. Corporate banking
  2. Central banking
  3. Rural banking
  4. Co-operative banking
  5. Retail banking
  6. International banking
  7. Financial advising
  8. Treasury management
  9. Risk management
  10. Human resources management
  11. Information technology

FAQ’s

✅ How can I apply for the JAIIB exam?

Individuals wishing to apply for JAIIB 2020 are required to apply online at www.iibf.org.in. The candidate is required to login with your personal membership number and password. In the JAIIB application form, you are required to fill some details.

✅ What is the IIBF exam?

IIBF exam is conducted for admission in IIBF i.e. Indian institute of banking and finance which is one of the most prestigious institutions of the country for the bank and finance sector.

✅ How can I get admission in IIBF?

The candidates who are wishing to induce admission to the Indian Institute of banking and finance will fill the form through online mode by visiting on the official website of the Indian Institute of banking and finance i.e. IIBF. IIBF admit card 2020 dates

✅ What is the examination fee for JAIIB?

RS 2400 for the first attempt and then RS 1000 for further attempts.


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