DIPLOMA IN BANKING & FINANCE       (INDIAN INSTITUTE OF BANKING & FINANCE)

ABOUT THE DIPLOMA
There will be a growing demand for qualified manpower for the banking and finance sector in the coming years on account of expansion of volume of business and large scale retirement of personnel. Banking and finance industry will require professionally qualified manpower endowed with banking and finance knowledge and skills together with technology-familiarity, customer-orientation and hands-on application skills who can be assigned to various desks /jobs with minimal training intervention at the bank level.
In view of the huge current as well as potential demand for the professionally qualified manpower for the banking and finance sector, and to ensure a steady stream of industry ready professionals at the entry-level, IIBF has designed this course as professional qualification who aspire for a career in banking and finance.
The course will give knowledge inputs to the candidates and expose them to the operational processes and modern banking environment so that they can man the counters at the bank from the first day of their joining the bank. It is expected that successful candidates of Diploma in Banking & Finance would have a competitive edge and will be absorbed by banks and financial institutions and Diploma in Banking & Finance would emerge as a preferred professional qualification with graduation for employment in banking and finance industry.

Hosting of the Resume of successful candidates on IIBF’s website for employment:
IIBF will host on its website details of all the successful candidates and make it available to its member Banks / Institutions which include Reserve Bank of India, State Bank of India, Public Sector Banks, Private Sector Banks, Foreign Banks, Co-operative Banks and IT / BPO companies providing services to banking industry, for considering them for employment.

INDIAN BANKS ASSOCIATION (IBA) HAS APPROVED DIPLOMA IN BANKING &
FINANCE EXAMINATION CONDUCTED BY IIBF AS A DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION ALONG WITH OTHER PRESCRIBED ENTRY LEVEL QUALIFICATION FOR RECRUITMENT IN OFFICER CADRE.

Salient Features
*  Diploma in Banking & Finance will impart banking and finance knowledge and skills together  with technology-familiarity and customer-orientation.
*   High quality academic rigor and specially prepared courseware.
*  Candidates undertaking the course will have comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge in the subject of banking and finance. The Diploma offers practical insights into the subjects while, at the same time, emphasizes robust theoretical foundation.

*   The course will make the candidates job ready.
*   The course is so designed that most employers would value it for talent scouting.
*   This will ensure that banks can reduce their post recruitment training intervention.
*   The course is cost effective and at the same time high in quality. At an additional fee, candidates  can seek educational support in the form of e-learning/virtual classes / contact classes.
*  The diploma carries professional recognition among the banking and finance community as it is  equivalent to banking industry recognized JAIIB qualification of IIBF.
*   The certification is backed by a system of high professional standards of the Institute.

Educational Support
*  Specially developed courseware.
*  e-learning support/Class room learning.

ELIGIBILITY
Any person who is a graduate (in any discipline of study, including Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering, Technology or Management) or from any University recognized by UGC or students appearing for final year graduation will be eligible to enroll for the examination. (For the final year graduate students, the Diploma in Banking & Finance Certificate will be issued only on successful completion of the graduation course and production of Graduation Certificate).

SUBJECTS OF EXAMINATION
(1) Principles & Practices of Banking,
(2) Accounting & Finance for Bankers,
(3) Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Banking

MEDIUM OF EXAMINATION
The examination will be conducted in English medium only.

PATTERN OF EXAMINATION
(i) Each Question Paper will contain approximately 120 objective types 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 NOT be negative marking of wrong answers.

Questions for the Examination will be asked calling for:
(a) Knowledge testing, (b) Conceptual grasp, (c) Analytical / logical exposition,
(d) Problem solving, (e) Case analysis

(ii) Examination will be held in on three consecutive Sundays (one paper each Sunday).
(iii) Information about mode of examination (online / offline) and centres will be provided along
with Examination Application Form.

DURATION OF EXAMINATION
The duration of the examination will be of 2 hours.
In case of offline examination, before the commencement of the examination, there will be briefing about how to write the examination.

PERIODICITY AND EXAMINATION CENTRES
(i) The examination will be conducted normally twice a year in May / June and November /
December on Sundays.
(ii) A list of Examination Centers will be provided along with the Examination Application Form.

PASSING CRITERIA
(i) Pass :Minimum marks for pass in every subject-50 out of 100 marks.

(ii) Candidate securing at least 45 marks in each subject with an aggregate of 50% marks in all subjects of examination in a single attempt will also be declared as having completed the examination.

(iii) Candidates will be allowed to retain credits for the subject/s they have passed in one attempt till the expiry of the time limit for passing the examination as mentioned below:

TIME LIMIT FOR PASSING THE EXAMINATION
(i) Candidates will be required to pass the examination within a time limit of 1 year (i.e. 2 consecutive attempts). Initially a candidate will have to pay course fee which includes CBS learning and first attempt examination fee. In case a candidate is not able to pass examination in the first attempt, candidate should necessarily submit the Examination Application Form for the second attempt, without any gap

EXAMINATION FEES/REGISTRATION FEES
For Members
First attempt** Rs. 3200/-
Subsequent each attempt Rs. 800/-
** includes CBS learning and first attempt examination fee.

 
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