3 Most Important Modules of CAIIB Advance Bank Management (ABM) Paper

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CAIIB Syllabus: CAIIB Compulsory Subjects-

Paper 1: Advanced Bank Management (ABM)

Paper 2: Bank Financial Management (BFM)

Paper 3: Advanced Business and Financial Management (ABFM)

Paper 4: Banking Regulations and Business Laws (BRBL)

CAIIB Advanced Bank Management (ABM) Paper Pattern

Number of questions -100
Marks – 100
Duration – 2 hours

CAIIB Advanced Bank Management (ABM) Paper exam dates 2024

IIBF is going to conduct CAIIB ABM paper-1 on-

  • 07th July 2024 and
  • 24th November 2024

3 Most Important Modules of ABM

    Module – A

  •     Number of questions -100 
  •     Marks – 100 
  •     Duration – 2 hours
CAIIB ABM – Module A  Important Topics


  •  Statistics
  •  Sampling Techniques
  •  Theory of Probability
  • Estimation
  • Linear Programming
  • Simulation

Note – Module A is the most important and scoring module of CAIIB ABM. Candidates are suggested not to skip any topic of the module.


CAIIB ABM Module- A Syllabus



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.

Sampling Techniques

Random Sampling; Sampling Distributions; Sampling from Normal Populations; Sampling from Non-Normal Populations; Central Limit Theorem; Finite Population Multiplier.

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.

Correlation and Regression

Scatter Diagrams; Correlation; Regression; Standard Error of Estimate

Time Series

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

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


Tips for CAIIB ABM Module- A
  • Don’t skip any topic.
  • Practice mock tests and previous year’s questions for the numerical section.

    Module – B

 CAIIB Advanced Bank Management (ABM) Paper Pattern
  • Number of questions -100
  • Marks – 100
  • Duration – 2 hours
CAIIB Module- B important chapters

Cover chapters from 10 to 16

CAIIB ABM Module – B Syllabus



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

CAIIB Advanced Bank Management (ABM) Paper Pattern
  • Number of questions -100
  • Marks – 100
  • Duration – 2 hours
CAIIB Module C important chapters
  • Credit Management
  • Analysis of Financial Statements
  • Working Capital Finance
  • Term Loans
  • Credit Control and Monitoring
  • Risk Management and Credit Rating
  • Rehabilitation and Recovery etc.

CAIIB ABM Module-C Syllabus



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; Straight Through 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 MSME.

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Create a Study Plan

CAIIB candidates are bankers, and they have a busy schedule So it is very important for candidates to create their study plan and divide topics of each module in a way that they cover the syllabus timely and have sufficient time for revision.

Prepare with Quality Study Materials

Quality study material helps candidates with a clear and comprehensive understanding of topics and concepts especially when there is a numerical section in the syllabus, it is recommended to rely on good study material. So, for easy comprehension of the syllabus and for better results it is important to choose the best study material.

Practise Mock Tests and Previous Year’s Questions 

Appearing in the CAIIB exam without practising the previous year’s questions and mock tests is the formula to scoring fewer marks or sometimes not clearing the exam. To know the CAIIB ABM paper difficulty level, effective time management and to increase confidence level, practising mock tests and previous year’s questions are highly recommended.

Time Management 

To avoid wasting time in the exam, time management during CAIIB exam preparation helps in staying focused and organised in the examination. Allot more time for important and difficult modules/topics to acquire a comprehensive understanding.

Seek Clarification and Guidance 

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Don’t Stress out 

Candidates need to stay calm on the exam day. Carefully read the instructions and attempt easy questions first. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers so it is recommended to attempt all questions.


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