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CIBN upgrades banking skills certification with CBT



The Chartered Institute of Bankers Professional Examinations has been upgraded from the traditional paper-based modal to Computer-Based Testing (CBT) platform for its students.

According to a statement from the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), the pilot phase of the CBT, which will take effect from April 2018, was carried out in October 2017, with the Certified Risk Managers (CRM) Certification Examinations in Lagos and Abuja centres.

The institute said the exercise was adjudged successful as the students described the platform as simple, easy to learn and user-friendly.


“Students are assured that the transition to CBT platform will not affect their mode of study as they are expected to use the same materials to prepare for the examinations as they currently do. The only difference would be that the structure of questions would change to Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Short Answer Questions (SAQ),” the statement noted.

It said that courses like the International Trade and Finance, Banking Law, Ethics and Corporate Governance, Bank Lending and Credit Administration, and Practice of Banking, would have the hybrid of theory of MCQs and SAQs.

It also stated that an online tutorial platform for practice questions would be made available in advance of the real examinations to enable students to practice and get acquainted with the application to aid their preparation.

Meanwhile, the examination has been scheduled to hold from Tuesday, April 10 to Thursday, April 12, 2018, in 29 locations across the country and in areas where examinations are conducted.

The Institute said specific test centers would be communicated to the students in due course, even as registration for the examinations would be done online, as well as manually.

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