Exam Dates Registration Dates
16-02-2019 (3rd Saturday) 01-12-2018 to 02-02-2019
02-03-2019 (1st Saturday) 01-12-2018 to 16-02-2019
16-03-2019 (3rd Saturday) 01-12-2018 to 02-03-2019
27-04-2019 (4th Saturday) 01-03-2019 to 28-03-2019
25-05-2019 (4th Saturday) 01-04-2019 to 30-04-2019
22-06-2019 (4th Saturday) 01-05-2019 to 31-05-2019
21-07-2019 (3rd Sunday) 01-05-2019 to 31-05-2019
19-01-2020 (3rd Sunday) 01-11-2019 to 30-11-2019

Certificate Course on MSME

Rules & Syllabus 2018


Considering the growing importance of MSME finance in the Banking Industry, this course is intended to equip practicing banking and finance professionals to have in depth knowledge in the field of MSME finance.


  • Members and Non-Members of the Institute
  • Candidates must have passed the 12th standard examination in any discipline or its equivalent or Candidate who have completed BC/BF examination conducted by IIBF

Subject of Examination

Small and Medium enterprises in India

Passing Criteria

Minimum marks for pass in the subject is 50 out of 100.

The candidates who complete the MSME examination will be eligible to be certified as Certified Credit Counselors (CCC). Such of those candidates who are recommended by SIDBI will be issued a joint certificate by IIBF and SIDBI.

Examination fees

For one attempt 1000/- Plus GST

Medium of Examination

Examination will be conducted in English only.

Pattern of Examination

  • Question Paper will contain 120 objective type multiple choice questions for 100 marks.
  • The examination will be held in Online Mode only
  • There will NOT be negative marking for wrong answers.

Duration of examination

The duration of the examination will be of 2 hours


  • Setting up MSME: Evolution, Definition of SMEs, Characteristics, Advantage of MSME & Its role & Significance in economic development, Role in Economic Development., Needs of SMEs. Forms of Organisations; Proprietary, Partnership, HUFs, LLP, Company etc., Establishing SMEs: Environmental Scanning, Market Assessment, Technology, Selection of Site, etc., - Organisational Structures – Rules &Regulations - Gender & Entrepreneurial Development.
  • MSMEs Policy, Regulatory and Legal Framework Policy Framework for SMEs - Policy Shifts since 1991 – Regulatory Framework - Laws and Regulations for SMEs - SME Development Bill, 2005 – LLP Act, Changing Policy Framework & SME Strategies, Registration of SME Unit – Procedure, CIBIL, CERSAI, D & B report, MIRA report.
  • Institutional Framework & MSME Financing Institutions - Central Government - SSI Board, SIDO, SISI, PPDCs, RTCs, CFTI, NISIET, NIESBUD, NSIC - State Government: Directorate of Industries, DICs, SFCs, SIDC / SIIC,SSIDC - Financial Institutions & Banks; SIDBI, Commercial Banks, RRBs and Co-op. Banks etc., - Enterprise Perspective - Banker's Perspective.
  • Financing Options & Modes Sources of finance and methods of financing SMEs, relevance of quasi capital and own money in business - Venture Capital, Hybrid Capital, special financial products for SMEs, Assessment of Term Finance / Working Capital for SMEs - Credit Risk Management of SMEs - Appraisal, assessment, collaterals, documentation, inspection, follow-up and monitoring and review, Credit Scoring models, Standing and liquidity assessment, Credit pricing of SMEs, Micro Enterprise finance, P.S. guidelines related to MSME, Mudra Bank, Factoring, Structure Approach to financing SME
    • Daheja Committee
    • Chore Committee
    • Tandon Committee
    • Nayak Committee
    • Kapoor Committee
  • MSME Development Business Development Service Providers - Role & Responsibilities -Improving Competitiveness of SMEs through Enhancing Productivity - Market Promotion and Development - technological Development in SMEs -Environmental Impact Assessment, Modernisation issues (technological and quality up gradation), Role and Functions of Credit Guarantee Trust for small industries (CGTSI), CGTMSE, PMEGP, TUFS, NEF.
  • Clusters and Cluster Development What are Clusters? - Why Clusters - Types of Clusters - Advantages and Disadvantages - Role of Clusters - Setting up of Clusters - Approaches to Develop Cluster Strategies - Measuring Cluster Development – Critical Success Factors (lending economics to clusters from the angle of bankers and borrowers) - Policy Environment - Successful Clusters; India and Global.
  • MSME: Rehabilitation Sickness-symptoms, warning signals, diagnosis and prescriptions, rehabilitation, restructuring, holding on operations, work out, NPA management, recovery options, legal aspects / options, securitization and exit options / alternatives.
  • Future of MSMEs Micro Finance Approach to SMEs - Linkages with Agriculture and industry - IT and SMEs - Relationship banking and its impact in SME development - WTO issues, impact on SMEs - BASEL-II – globalization issues, impact, intermediation opportunities and Emerging issues affecting SMEs. Challenges & opportunities of MSME under current scenario.