The exam for JAIIB is scheduled for less than 2 months now. During last year 2013-14, 2,04,926 students enrolled for the JAIIB exam out of which only 27,773 students could clear the exam.
There is another important change in offing for JAIIB students. The IIBF is committed to update/revise the courseware once in 3 years. In view of this, the Governing Council of IIBF had constituted a Syllabus Revision Committee in 2012 under the Chairmanship of Mr M.V. Sridar, former CMD, UCO Bank to have a comprehensive look into the existing syllabus and course coverage for the JAIIB examination and suggest measures to address the changes that have happened in the banking and finance space since the last revision.
The committee has then made recommendations with regard to the revisions required in the JAIIB syllabus. One of the major recommendations is that there has to be larger coverage of banking operations and back office functions in the form of exclusive module on these aspects. After which it has been decided by the Governing council of IIBF to:
- The revised syllabus as suggested by the syllabus revision committee and Examination Committee be implemented from November/December, 2014 examination onwards
- The revised syllabus to be extended to DB & F examination also.
The IIBF has already started preparing new/updated courseware based on the revised syllabus
Thus as brought out above, course of JAIIB examination will change from May /June 2015 and the upcoming exam of Nov 2014 will be the last exam with old syllabus.
IIBF will change the course and books for JAIIB from May/June 2015 exam onwards.
We advise all students appearing in Nov 2014 exam to prepare very hard for clearing the exam during this attempt only as new new syllabus will bring new uncertainties as to which part to focus more and what will be asked in the exam.