CBF Examinations



Completion of this examination would enable the candidates

  • To earn knowledge and understanding of the institutional, legal and operational environment of banking and financial Institutions

  • To earn an internationally recognized qualification

  • To seek job opportunities in the Banking & Financial sector

  • To better ones career prospects if employed

  • To enter the University degree route through the Diploma(DBF) in Banking and Finance

For Whom


  • Employees in banking institutions

  • Employees in non-bank financial institutions

  • Working / non-working students

  • School leavers

Exam – Subjects


Core Subjects


1. The Financial Services Environment


2. Managing People in Organizations


3. Marketing, Sales and Customer Services


4. Structure of Accounts


Optional Subjects (2 to be passed)


5. Managing Information


6. Customer Relationship Management


7. Lending and Securities


8. General Principles of Law


9. Risk Awareness and Corporate Governance


10. Economics


11. Insurance

CBF Entry Requirements


Candidates should possess one of the following Qualifications.

(a) Employees in Bank/Financial Institutions

  1. Any employee of a Bank / Financial Institution *** OR

  2. A part qualification at the AIB Intermediate Examination OR

  3. Any other qualification listed from 4 to 8

All Other Candidates

  4. G.C.E. (O/L) (Sri Lanka / London) Six (6) passes at one sitting with minimum 5C passes (Credits) including Credits for Mathematics and a Language – English / Sinhala / Tamil OR

  5. G.C.E. (A/L) (Sri Lanka / London) two (2) passes AND G.C.E. (O/L) (Sri Lanka / London) six (6) passes with five (5) credits including credits for Mathematics * and a Language** OR

  6. G.C.E. (A/L) (Sri Lanka / London) having three (3) passes with two (2) credits AND having a credit for Mathematics * at the G.C.E (O/L) OR

  7. G.C.E. (O/L) Six (6) passes with five (5) credits including Mathematics * and a Language** AND a pass in the Elementary Banking & Finance examination of IBSL OR

  8. Registered undergraduate at a University in Sri Lanka OR

  9. A University degree (any field) from a university recognized by the Sri Lanka University Grants Commission or a full professional qualification from a professional body acceptable to the IBSL.

Notes to CBF Entry Requirements

* G.C.E. (O/L) Mathematics Credit Pass
Following subjects will be accepted as a substitutes for Mathematics (Credit Pass) at G.C.E. (O/L)

  • A Pass in Accounts/Physics / Business Studies / Statistics /Commerce or Finance at the G.C.E. A/L (Sri Lanka/Other)

  • A Credit pass in Commerce at G.C.E. (O/L) [**Language -Sinhala/Tamil/English]

**G.C.E. (O/L) English Credit Pass
Candidates holding eligible entry requirements obtained in the English Medium will be exempted from the prescribed credit pass in English.
*** Financial Institution
For the purpose of this regulation a Financial Institution is any Institution engaged primarily in providing financial services

(a) Entry requirement for foreign students

  1. Two (02) passes at the G.C.E.(A/L) (Sri Lanka /London )and six passes at the G.C.E.(O/L) (Sri Lanka /London ) or any other equivalent with a credit for Mathematics

  2. Three (03) passes at the G.C.E.(A /L) or equivalent and a credit in Mathematics at the G.C.E.(O/L)

  3. Any other higher qualification

  4. Any Employee working in a Financial Institution

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