Exim Bank released notification for Human Resource(HR) Management Trainee 2020.Finally Exim bank released official syllabus and exam pattern for the HR MT 2020.


Section-A with MCQs and 40 marks

Section-B with descriptive and  60 marks

·         The test will be available in bilingual i.e. English and Hindi.

·         There is no negative marking for the wrong answers.


Module - A: Human Resources Management

1) Concepts, Policies and Practices : Fundamentals of HRM; Importance of Human Capital, Management of transformation, New insights into HR Management and contemporary issues, Relationship between HRM and HRD; Structure and Functions, Policies and Practices, Role of HRD professional, Development of HRM in India.

2) Behavioural Dynamics in organizations; Person - Job Fit, Group Dynamics, Group Problem Solving and effectiveness, Leadership and Team building, Change Management, Human Response - Implications of benchmarking; TQM, BPR, ISO 9000 Series and other techniques for Organizational improvement and Management of Service Industry; Quality Circles. Six Sigma and its implication in organizational development.

3) Organizational Change and Development; Responsibility Charting, Conditions for Optimal Success, Role of Change Agent and Managing Change.

4) HRM in Banks : Traditional Role of Human Resources Department in Banks, Expectations from HR Department, Conflict of new initiatives with work culture and capacity, Major HRM challenges facing Banks, Core Banking and HR challenges.

5) Knowledge management in Banks; Need for Knowledge Management Officer, Role in the Banks, HRM and Information Technology, Information and Database Management, Preparation and updation of Manuals and job cards, Linkage with Educational Institutions.

Module - B : Building an HR strategy

1) Strategy Formulation and implementation; Need for a distinctive HR strategy, Formulating the strategy; connecting strategy to organization, aligning HR Systems with decision framework, Relationship between Sustainable strategic success and performance of the organization, Execution of strategy : Role of CEO, Executive team, and line Managers, Succession Planning, HRD Audit, Effectiveness of HRD, Best HR practices in banks.

2) Organizational Communication; Barriers to Communications, Steps for effective communication in the organisation

3) Manpower Planning; Recruitment, Selection, Placement and Promotion. Recruitment Vs Outsourcing : Concept and Feasibility of Outsourcing, advantages, disadvantages and constraints, Compensation; incentive system linked to productivity, dealing with attrition.

4) Performance Management and Appraisal Systems : Performance Appraisal System, Role of P A S, Emerging Trends, 360-degree performance Appraisal, Appraisal Vs Feedback, Competency Mapping, Key Performance Areas (KPA)

Module - C : Motivation, Training and Skill Development

1) Human implications of Organisations; Learning and instructions, Learning Processes, Employee Behaviour, Theories of Motivation and their practical implications, Motivational strategies, Reward and Incentive schemes, job enrichment, job rotation. Employee Development strategies and Techniques.

2) Training and Development; Attitude development, Role and impact of training, Career Path Planning and Counselling, Changing face of Banking, Future of Bank Education, Identification of Training Needs.

3) Training Methodology; subject matters of Training, Training infrastructure in Banks, outsourcing of Training, On - the job training, Management of conflict between Training and operations due to manpower constraints, Development of soft skills and communications. Developing competencies through e-learning, virtual learning and self-directed learning. Training measurement and impact.

Module - D : Personnel Management and Industrial Relations

1) The personnel functions : Legal aspects of personnel functions, trade unionism and Industrial Relations; Industrial Relations and Negotiations in the Indian Banking Industry, Collective Bargaining Concepts; Bipartite Settlements in Banking, Employee Welfare; Policies and Schemes.

2) Grievance Redressal and Discipline; Mechanism and Processes, Discipline Management including Domestic Enquiry, Role of Management and Functions, Conflict Management and Resolution, Frauds in Banks, Risks attached to Delegation of Financial Powers; Precautions and Controls, Need for a vigilance Dept in Banks, Diversity and Gender Issues, Dealing with the cases of Sexual harassment.

3) Workers' Participation in Management, Experience of Employee Participation in Indian banking industry