CAIIB BFM SYLLABUS PRIORITY
CAIIB EXAM 2022:- CAIIB stands for Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers. It is a flagship course by IIBF conducted twice in an year in June and December and can be applied only by the already existing members of the institute & have qualified the JAIIB exam. Only in service employees of the banking sector are eligible to appear for CAIIB. Age is no bar for applicant.
The CAIIB exam consists of 2 compulsory papers and one elective paper.
The compulsory subjects are –
- (ABM) Advanced Bank Management
- (BFM) Bank Financial Management
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There are 06 elective papers available out of which candidates have to choose one subject:
- Rural Banking
- Retail Banking
- Human Resources Management
- Information Technology
- Risk Management
- Central Banking
CAIIB BANK FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
BFM is the second compulsory exam in CAIIB designed by IIBF & is usually considered the most difficult subject of CAIIB 2022. But with proper direction & knowing what to cover your chances of successfully passing it gets very high. You have to prepare 4 modules of Bank Financial Management as prescribed by IIBF. These are as under:
- Module A: International Banking
- Module B: Risk Management
- Module C: Treasury Management
- Module D: Balance Sheet Management
The module wise important topics are mentioned in the table below:
|Module A: International Banking||Exchange Rates and Forex Business, Basics for Forex Derivatives, Documentary LC, and Facilities for Exporters & Importers|
|Module B: Risk Management||Volatility, value added risk, Risk regulations in banking industry, CRAR, Market risk|
|Module C: Treasury Management||Introduction, Types of treasury products, Treasury Risk Management, Treasury and Asset-Liability Management.|
|Module D: Balance Sheet Management||Components of ALM in Bank’s Balance Sheet, Capital and banking Regulation, Capital Adequacy, Asset Classification and Provisioning Norms, Interest rate Risk management.|
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The priority in which you can prepare Bank Financial Management Modules is listed below-
- Module B: RISK MANAGEMENT
- Module A: INTERNATIONAL BANKING
- Module D: ASSET LIABILITY MANAGEMENT
- Module C: TREASURY MANANGEMENT
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BFM is mainly based on the concept of Risk i.e. its identification, measurement and mitigation or management or reduction. If you check out the components of the all the four modules, you will find that they all somehow revolves around RISK. Thus, your primary focus should be on the Module B.
Then, comes the Module A: International Banking. This paper involves basically Foreign Exchange. The important topics includes TT, Letter of Credit procedure, UCPDC- 600, Facilities available to exporters & related Case Studies etc.
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The concepts of Asset Liability Management or Balance Sheet Management, Pillars of BASEL-III, Liquidity, IRAC (Insecticide Resistance Action Committee) Norms for Asset classification are some of Module D‘s important topics. The most important being BESEL-III.
You would need to cover the basic ideas of various Committees that are talked about in Module C along with the financial products, interest rate risk and money market instruments etc.
Although all the modules are equally important, but you can clear the paper with three modules study (as per priority List: B, A & D) also. If you observe all the modules clearly, you will see that Module B and Module A are the most important and scoring modules.
THEORY or PRACTICAL?
And though CASE STUDIES has the most weightage that doesn’t mean you could ignore the theoretical concepts because that also form the major portion of BFM Exam.
Therefore, you have to keep balance between the both. Theoretical reading as well as case studies/ numericals would contain 60-65% of theory & rest of portion would contain case studies.
If you are preparing from the books, do remember that you go through the recent changes that occur in various rules & regulations! So, if you are preparing for the June CAIIB 2022, you will have to keep yourself updated with any changes that occur upto the period of 31st December 2021.
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LATEST CAIIB – BFM EXAM PATTERN FOR 2022:
The pattern for Bank Financial Management of CAIIB 2022 is given below:
|No. of Questions||100 MCQs|
|Duration of BFM Paper||2 hours|
|BFM Exam Mode||Online|
|Medium of BFM||Hindi or English|
|Pattern of Questions||Knowledge Testing
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