JAIIB - Exam Date, Pattern and Syllabus

jaiib exam syllabus


  • Candidates must have passed the matriculation examination or its equivalent.
  • The Institute may allow any candidate from clerical or supervisory staff cadre of banks to appear at the examination on the recommendation of the Manager of the bank / officer-in-charge of the bank’s office where the candidate is working, even if he/she is not a matriculate or its equivalent.
  • Non-Members those who aspire to pursue a career in banking can apply for Diploma in banking and Finance which is equivalent to JAIIB. The applicants should be 12th pass.

Subjects of Examination

  1. Principles & Practices of Banking
  2. Accounting & Finance for Bankers
  3. Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Banking

Time limit for passing the exam

  • A candidate will be required to pass JAIIB examination within a time limit of 2 years

Passing Criteria

  • Pass: Minimum marks for pass in every subject - 50 out of 100 marks.
    If a candidate secure 45 in a subject while aggregate marks are more than or equal to 50% then the candidate will be declared passed.
  • First Class : 60% or more marks in aggregate and pass in all the subjects in the FIRST ATTEMPT.
  • First Class with Distinction: 70% or more marks in aggregate and 60 or more marks in each subject in the FIRST ATTEMPT

JAIIB Exam dates

JAIIB November 2017 notification is out now.
Principles & Practices of Banking 12-11-2017
Accounting & Finance for Bankers 19-11-2017
Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Banking 26-11-2017

Date of application

8-9-2017 to 8-10-2017

Date of application with fine

9-10-2017 to 16-10-2017

Previous papers

Download JAIIB previous papers here

Exam pattern

(1) Principles & Practices of Banking
(2) Accounting & Finance for Bankers
(3) Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Banking
  • Each paper will contain approximately 120 objective type multiple choice questions, carrying 100 marks including questions based on case study/case lets. The Institute may, however, vary the number of questions to be asked for a subject. There will no negative marking for wrong answers.
  • The examination will be conducted normally twice a year in May / June and November / December on Sundays.

JAIIB Syllabus


  1. Legal Framework for Regulation of Bankspl
  2. Control over organization of banks
  3. Regulation of Banking Business
  4. Returns, inspection and winding up
  5. Public Sector banks and cooperative banks
  6. Financial sector legislative reforms & Financial sector Development Council
  7. Case law on responsibility of paying bank
  8. Case law on responsibility of collecting bank
  9. Indemnity, Guarantee, & Law of agency
  10. Deferred Payment Guarantee
  11. Letter of credit
  12. law relating to bills finance
  13. Various types of securities
  14. Pledge, Bailment, Hypothecation
  15. Mortgage & assignment
  16.  Different types of borrowers
  17.  Joint Stock Company
  18.  Partnership Firms
  19.  Limited Liability partnership
  20.  Escrow a/c and Trust & Retention account
  21.  SARFAESI Act 2002
  22.  CERSAI
  23.  Banking Ombudsman
  24.  Debt Recovery Tribunals
  25.  Bankers's Books Evidence Act
  26.  Legal Services Authority Act (Lok Adalat)
  27.  Payment and Settlement System Act 2007
  28.  Consumer Protection Act
  29.  Limitation Act
  30.  Tax Laws
  31.  Information Technology Act
  32.  Right to Information Act
  33.  Prevention of Money Laundering Act
  34.  Foreign Exchange management Act 1999


  1.  Calculation of interest & annuities
  2.  Calculation of YTM
  3.  Capital Budgeting
  4.  Depreciation
  5.  Foreign Exchange Arithmetic
  6.  Definition, Scope and Accounting Standard
  7.  Basic Accountancy Procedures
  8.  Cash Book, subsidiary books, ledger
  9.  Bank Reconciliation Statement
  10.  Trial balance, Rectification of Errors
  11.  Capital and Revenue Expenditure
  12.  Bills of exchange
  13.  Balance sheet equations
  14.  Preparation of final accounts
  15.  Ratio Analysis
  16.  Final Accounts of Banking companies
  17.  Company Accounts
  18.  Accounting in computerized environment
  19.  Banking Operations-Vochers
  20.  Banking Operations-KYC
  21.  Banking Operations -Types of customers
  22.  Banking Operation- Scrutiny of Loan application


  1.  Indian financial system : An overview
  2.  Banking regulation
  3.  Retail, wholesale, International banking, ADR/GDR/PN
  4.  Role of Money Market, Fixed Income Instruments
  5.  Role of capital market and SEBI
  6.  Role and functions of mutual funds, insurance companies, IRDA
  7.  Factoring/ forfaiting  & off-balance sheet items
  8.  Risk management & Basel II - an overview
  9.  Alliances, mergers and consolidation
  10.  CICS, Fair Practice Code & BCSBI
  11.  Recent developments in financial system
  12.  Banker - customer relationship
  13.  Banker - customer special relationship
  14.  Banking Ombudsman and Consumer Protection Act
  15.  Payment & collection of cheques & other negotoable instruments
  16.  Various types of customers
  17.  Ancillary services
  18.  Cash Management Services
  19.  Principles of lending, working capital assessment and credit monitoring
  20.  Priority sector advances
  21.  Agriculture Financing
  22.  Micro and Small Enterprise
  23.  Govt. Sponsored Schemes
  24.  Self help groups
  25.  Credit cards, home loans, personal loans
  26.  Documentation
  27.  Securities and Charges
  28.  Types of collaterals and characteristics
  29.  Non performing assets / loans
  30.  Financial inclusion
  31. .Banking Technology
  32.  Introduction to marketing & product planning
  33.  Pricing and distribution
  34.  Promotion and marketing information system

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