Certificate Examination for Business Correspondents / Business Facilitators by IIBF Details

Objective of Examination
This course is aimed at providing the knowledge inputs and skill sets to BC / BFs. The objective of the course is, therefore, to provide basic knowledge in banking operations and help the BCs in developing an overall understanding of the following aspects:
  • The role / functions of banks
  • The basics of banking operations and procedures
  • Role and function of BC / BFs
  • Financial advising and counseling
  • PMJDY scheme

Candidates to undergo a self-paced study of comprehensive course material and a training for about 3 days arranged by Rural Self Employed Training Institutes (RSETIs), Financial Literacy Credit Counseling Centres (FLCCs) and Banks before taking the Certificate Examination.

Eligibility: Candidates with SSC / SSLC / Matriculation or equivalent qualification will be eligible for admission.

Examination Fees: For one Attempt Rs.800/-

Medium of Examination: Examination will be conducted in English, Hindi and other vernacular languages viz., Marathi, Malayalam, Gujarati, Kannada, Oriya, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu and Assamese.

Pattern of Examination:
(i) Question Paper will contain 100 objective type multiple choice questions for 100 marks.
(ii) Examination will be of 2 hours duration
(iii)The examination will be held in Online Mode only.

Periodicity and Examination Centres: Online Examination will be conducted normally once in a month at a pre announced dates. A list of Examination centers will be available on the website.

Passage Criteria: Minimum marks for pass in the subject are 50 out of 100.

Award of Certificate: Candidates passing the examination will be issued a Certificate.

Subject of Examination: Inclusive Banking

General Banking including Deposits
Principles of Lending with special reference to Rural and Retail Lending
Financial Inclusion and Role of Business Correspondents and Business Facilitators
Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)
Skill-sets that make BC / BFs effective in relating with rural people
Details of Banks' Deposits and Priority Sector Advances Products / schemes

Study Material/ Courseware:
The Institute has published a book titled 'Inclusive Banking' covering the syllabus to facilitate study which is available at outlets / distributors of M/s. Taxmann Publication Pvt. Ltd. The price of the book is Rs.220/-

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Published on 11/21/2015 3:41:00 PM
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