Certificate in Retail Banking (CIRB)
About the Certificate
The Certificate in Retail Banking (CIRB) is a comprehensive certification exam designed to assess a candidate’s expert level understanding of banking functions. This program tests a candidate on his capability to develop a disciplined and systematic understanding of all the key functions of a Bank. CIRB demonstrates specialist knowledge and professional competence among banking professionals and aspirants. It is a highly relevant qualification for anyone working or planning to work in a Bank sector and is the benchmark for non-regulated roles.
Retail Banking is the cluster of products and services that Banks provide to consumers and small businesses through branches, internet and other channels. Banks organize their retail activities along three complementary dimensions – Customers served, Products & Services offered and the delivery channel linking Customers to Products & Services. The issue of retail banking is extremely important and topical. In India as it is across the globe, retail banking has seen spectacular innovation in recent years. The growth of retail lending, especially in emerging economies, is attributable to the rapid advances in information technology, the evolving macroeconomic environment, financial market reforms, and several micro-level demand and supply side factors.
The Certificate in Retail Banking (CIRB) is designed to prepare an all round banking professional.
Reference Book/Study Material
Study notes, tutorial webinars, regular conference calls, additional reading material and mock tests are provided by AIWMI.
In addition, the suggested/recommended reference book for this course are:
1. Retail Banking for CAIIB
2. Fundamentals of Retail Banking by O.P. Agarwal
3. Financial Markets & Institutions by Frederic S. Mishkin and Stanley Eakins
All these reference books are available on leading bookstores and online portals. Students can buy the recommended reference book directly from the Market for the said course.
AIWMI offers the CIRB examination across 5000+ Pearson VUE computer testing centers in 180 countries worldwide as well as on the AIWMI assessment platform. Candidates can schedule exam after paying exam fees on any working day on any of the Pearson centres or on the last Sunday of every month on the AIWMI assessment platform.
CIRB Exam Fees
|Registration Fee – (5 Years validity)||Rs. 11,800|
|Exam Fee – Per attempt * – India Candidates||Rs. 3,540|
|Exam Fee – Per attempt * – Outside India Candidates||Rs. 7,080|
CIRB Exam Structure
|Sr. No.||Name of Module||Type of Questions||Test Duration in minutes||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Pass Percentage(%)||Negative Marking|
|1||Certified in Retail Banking (CIRB)||1 Mark MCQ – 120||180||120||120||50||No|