Advanced Bank Management pattern and syllabus priority CAIIB 2024

Advanced Bank Management pattern and syllabus priority CAIIB 2024

January 04, 2024


The Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB) exam is conducted twice a year by IIBF (Indian Institute of Banking and Finance) and aims to include risk management, advanced decision-making, and general bank management expertise and skills in the bank professionals. The prime aspirants of the CAIIB exam are workers of NABARD, RBI, SIDBI, commercial banks, local rural banks & cooperative banks, etc. The CAIIB Syllabus 2024 consists of four compulsory subjects, and Advanced Bank Management(ABM) is one of the subjects. In this article, aspirants can check the “Advanced Bank Management pattern” and CAIIB ABM notes pdf 2024


Advanced Bank Management(ABM) exam pattern 2024:


  • The Advanced Bank Management(ABM) paper is conducted through Online Mode only.
  • The Paper consists of 100 multiple-choice questions of 100 marks.
  • The exam paper will be bilingual, i.e. both in English and Hindi Language. Any change in medium will not be allowed at the later stage.


CAIIB 2024- Exam Overview


Institution Indian Institute of Banking & Finance (IIBF)

Exam Name CAIIB Exam 2024

Mode of Application Online

Exam Conducted Twice in a year

Qualifying Marks 50 out of 100

Official website


It is high time for the candidates to start preparing with a detailed CAIIB Syllabus 2024 to qualify for the exam.


Compulsory Paper 1- Advanced Bank Management



Module A- Statistics

Definition of Statistics, Importance & Limitations & Data Collection, Classification & Tabulation

Importance of Statistics; Functions of Statistics; Limitation or Demerits of Statistics; Definitions; Collection of Data; Classification and Tabulation; Frequency Distribution

Measures of Central Tendency & Dispersion, Skewness, Kurtosis

Arithmetic Mean; Combined Arithmetic Mean; Geometric Mean; Harmonic Mean; Median and Quartiles; Mode; Introduction to Measures of Dispersion; Range and Coefficient of Range; Quartile Deviation and Coefficient of Quartile Deviation; Standard Deviation and Coefficient of Variation; Skewness and Kurtosis


Sampling Techniques

Random Sampling; Sampling Distributions; Sampling from Normal Populations;  Sampling from NonNormal Populations; Central Limit Theorem; Finite Population Multiplier

Time Series

Variations in Time Series; Trend Analysis; Cyclical Variation; Seasonal Variation; Irregular Variation; Forecasting Techniques

Correlation and Regression

Scatter Diagrams; Correlation; Regression; Standard Error of Estimate

Theory of Probability

Mathematical Definition of Probability; Conditional Probability; Random Variable; Probability Distribution of Random Variable; Expectation and Standard Deviation; Binomial Distribution; Poisson Distribution; Normal Distribution; Credit Risk; Value at Risk; Option Valuation


Estimates; Estimator and Estimates; Point Estimates; Interval Estimates; Interval Estimates and Confidence Intervals; Interval Estimates of the Mean from Large Samples; Interval Estimates of the Proportion from Large Samples

Linear Programming

Graphic Approach; Simplex Method


Simulation Exercise; Simulation Methodology





Module- B: Human Resource Management

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

The Perspective; Relationship between HRM & HRD and their Structure and Functions;  Role of HR Professionals; Strategic HRM; Development of HR Functions in India

Development of Human Resources

HRD and its Subsystems; Learning and Development – Role and Impact of Learning; Attitude Development; Career Path Planning; Self-Development; Talent Management; Succession Planning

Human Implications of Organisations

Human Behaviour and Individual Differences; Employees Behaviour at Work; Diversity at Workplace and Gender Issues; Theories of Motivation and their Practical Implications; ‘Role’ : Its Concept & Analysis

Employees’ Feedback and Reward System

Employees’ Feedback; Reward and Compensation System

Performance Management

Appraisal Systems; Performance Review and Feedback; Counselling; Competency Mapping and Assessment of Competencies; Assessment Centres; Behavioural Event Interview (BEI)

Conflict Management and Negotiation

Conflict: Concept & Definition; Characteristics of Conflict; Types of Conflicts; Reasons for Conflict; Different Phases of Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Conflict Management; Negotiation Skills for Resolution of Conflicts

HRM and Information Technology

Role of Information Technology in HRM; HR Information and Database Management; Human Resource Information System (HRIS); Human Resource Management System (HRMS); e–HRM; HR Research; Knowledge Management; Technology in Training; HR Analytics




Module- C: Credit Management

Overview of Credit Management

Importance of Credit; Historical Background of Credit in India; Principles of Credit; Types of Borrowers; Types of Credit; Components of Credit Management; Role of RBI Guidelines in Bank’s Credit Management

Analysis of Financial Statements

Which are the Financial Statements; Users of Financial Statements; Basic Concepts Used in Preparation of Financial Statements; Accounting Standards (AS); Legal Position Regarding Financial Statements; Balance Sheet; Profit and Loss Account; Cash Flow Statement; Funds Flow Statement; Projected Financial Statements; Purpose of Analysis of Financial Statements by Bankers; Rearranging the Financial Statements for Analysis; Techniques used in Analysis of Financial Statements; Creative Accounting; Related Party Transactions

Working Capital Finance

Concept of Working Capital; Working Capital Cycle; Importance of Liquidity Ratios; Methods of Assessment of Bank Finance; Working Capital Finance to Information Technology and Software Industry; Bills/Receivables Finance by the Banks; Guidelines of RBI for Discounting/Rediscounting of Bills by Banks; Trade Receivables Discounting System (TReDS); Non-Fund Based Working Capital Limits; Other Issues Related to Working Capital Finance

Term Loans

Important Points about Term Loans; Deferred Payment Guarantees (DPGs); Difference between Term Loan Appraisal and Project Appraisal; Project Appraisal; Appraisal and Financing of Infrastructure Projects

Credit Delivery and Straight Through Processing

Documentation; Third-Party Guarantees; Charge over Securities; Possession of Security; Disbursal of Loans; Lending under Consortium/Multiple Banking Arrangements; Syndication of Loans; StraightThrough Loan Processing or Credit Underwriting Engines

Credit Control and Monitoring

Importance and Purpose; Available Tools for Credit Monitoring/Loan Review Mechanism (LRM)

Risk Management and Credit Rating

Meaning of Credit Risk; Factors Affecting Credit Risk; Steps taken to Mitigate Credit Risks; Credit Ratings; Internal and External Ratings; Methodology of Credit Rating; Use of Credit Derivatives for Risk Management; RBI guidelines on Credit Risk Management; Credit Information System

Restructuring/Rehabilitation and Recovery

Credit Default/Stressed Assets/NPAs; Wilful Defaulters; Non-cooperative borrowers; Options Available to Banks for Stressed Assets; RBI Guidelines on Restructuring of Advances by Banks; Available Frameworks for Restructuring of Assets; Sale of Financial Assets

Resolution of Stressed Assets under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016

Definition of Insolvency and Bankruptcy; To Whom the Code is Applicable; Legal Elements of the Code; Paradigm Shift; Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process; Liquidation process; Pre-packed Insolvency Resolution Process for stressed MSMEs








Module - D: Compliance in Banks and Corporate Government

Compliance Function in Banks

Compliance Policy; Compliance Principles, Process and Procedures; Compliance Programme; Scope of Compliance Function; Role & Responsibilities of Chief Compliance Officer (CCO)

Compliance Audit

Role of Risk Based Internal Audit and Inspection; Reporting Framework and Monitoring Compliance; Disclosure Requirements; Accounting Standards; Disclosures under Listing Regulations of SEBI

Compliance Governance Structure

Organizational Structure; Responsibility of the Board and Senior Management; Compliance Structure at the Corporate Office; Functional Departments; Compliance Structure at Field Levels; Internal Controls and its Importance

Framework for Identification of Compliance Issues and Compliance Risks

Compliance Issues; Compliance Risk; Inherent Risk and Control Risk; Independent Testing and Effective Audit Programme; Reporting Framework and Monitoring Compliance; Role of Inspection and Audit; Loan Review Mechanism/Credit Audit; What is Good Compliance

Compliance Culture and GRC Framework

How to Create Compliance Culture Across the Organisation; Governance, Risk and Compliance – GRC Framework; Benefits of an Integrated GRC Approach; Whistle-blower Policy; The Components of a Whistle-blower Policy; Reasons for Compliance Failures

Compliance Function and Role of Chief Compliance Officer in NBFCs

Framework for Scale Based Regulation for Non-Banking Financial Companies; Transition Path; Framework for Compliance Function and Role of Chief Compliance Officer in Non-Banking Financial Companies in Upper Layer and Middle Layer (NBFC-UL & NBFC-ML)

Fraud and Vigilance in Banks

Definition of Fraud; Definition of Forgery; Areas in which Frauds are committed in Banks; Banking and Cyber Frauds; Fraud Reporting and Monitoring System; Vigilance Function in Banks; RBI Guidelines for Private Sector and Foreign



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February 07, 2024

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