ACET 2020 - The Institute of Actuaries of India (IAI) is going to conduct the February 2020 session of Actuarial Common Entrance Test (ACET) in computer-based mode on February 29, 2020. Registrations for ACET 2020 stared on December 5, 2019 at 3 PM in online mode and candidates can register to appear in the exam till January 28, 2020. The ACET 2020 admit card will be released on February 12, 2020 in online mode to be accessed through candidate login. ACET 2020 is the qualifying exam for those wishing to pursue actuarial science. Those who crack ACET 2020 will be eligible for membership and student status in IAI for up to three years after result declaration. IAI holds this exam twice a year, for a duration of 3 hours wherein candidates need to answer 7 MCQs from mathematics, statistics, data interpretation, English and logical reasoning. The ACET 2020 candidates need to score at least 50% overall to clear ACET exam. For more information on ACET 2020 like important dates, application procedure, exam pattern, etc.
Actuarial Common Entrance Test (ACET)
Institute of Actuaries of India (IAI)
Purpose of test
Qualifying test for membership in the Institute of Actuaries of India (IAI)
Twice in a year
Mode of conduct
Score or grade validity
ACET 2020 official website
ACET 2020 helpdesk
September 2019 session
Availability of ACET registration form
July 16, 2019
Closing date of ACET registration form
August 30, 2019 (extended)
Release of ACET admit card
September 4, 2019
Last day to download ACET admit card
September 14, 2019
ACET (online) exam
ACET result declaration date
September 21, 2019
IAI has specified the eligibility criteria for ACET 2020. Candidates who do not fulfill the basic requirements stand the risk of losing their candidature. Thus, knowing the eligibility criteria is a must for prospective candidates as provided in the table below:
ACET 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates should have passed 10+2 from a recognized central or state board of education in India.
Such candidates should have studied English as one of the core subjects.
Candidates of all professional backgrounds and levels of experience are eligible for ACET 2020.
ACET 2020 Registration commenced on December 5, 2019 and shall last till January 28, 2020. Registration of ACET 2020 is an online process so eligible candidates can read the steps below to apply for the CBT:
Click here to open the official ACET registration page.
Fill your basic, academic and contact details on the registration form carefully.
Once the form is completed, fill the ACET 2020 registration fee online.
On successful transaction, candidates will receive a confirmation mail on the registered email address.
Candidates are advised to print out their completed registration form of ACET for future reference.
Registration fee: The ACET 2020 registration fee is Rs. 3000 which is inclusive of the cost of one sample paper, indicative solution and the online exam.
IAI will release the ACET admit card for February session in online mode on February 12, 2020. Candidates of ACET 2020 February session will be able to download ACET 2020 admit card from the official website. Every candidate’s important details will be mentioned on the ACET 2020 admit card. Thus, it is mandatory for candidates to report at the CBT venue with their admit card for verification purposes. Without their admit card of ACET 2020, candidates will not be permitted to enter the examination hall.
How to download ACET Admit Card?
Candidates have to follow the steps provided below for accessing the ACET admit card 2020:
The current exam pattern of ACET was introduced in 2016. ACET 2020 is a 3-hour exam and within the time limit, candidates need to answer 70 multiple choice questions from mathematics, statistics, data interpretation, English and logical reasoning.
ACET 2020 Exam Pattern
Type of Questions
Number of Questions
Number of Sections
The concerned authorities have changed ACET exam structure applicable since July 16, 2019. The ACET question paper will be divided into 5 sections and there will be no negative marking in ACET 2020. The corresponding marks for the same are provided in the table below:
ACET 2020 Sectional Distribution of marks
Marks awarded for correct answers (There is no negative marking)
The Institute of Actuaries of India has provided a specified syllabus for ACET examination. The one prevailing at present was introduced in 2016. The topics to be covered in the exam are provided below:
Candidates were able to select from 24 cities in India which have been selected as ACET 2020 exam centres. Thereafter, the ACET exam centres 2020 allotted according to their preferences will be mentioned on each of their admit cards.
Check the list of exam conducting cities given below:
Center Name/ City
Students can refer to the online study material of ACET 2020 to prepare efficiently for the exam. The ACET 2020 study material includes question papers, sample papers and reference books suggested by the Institute of Actuaries of India (IAI):
ACET Sample Papers 2020- IAI has published the official ACET 2020 sample papers and candidates can obtain them by entering their login credentials. This facility will be made available only after ACET registration is complete. The indicative solution for the sample paper will also be downloadable for the registrants.
ACET Question Paper 2020- Candidates can get access to the previous years’ ACET question papers online. The solutions of the different question papers is also provided by IAI.
ACET Past Years’ Question Papers
3. ACET 2020 Reference Books- IAI has a list of reference books published for the candidates’ convenience. These books are a good source of ACET study material 2020:
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT
Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay, McGraw Hill
TOMATO (Test Of Mathematics at Ten plus Two level)
How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT
ACTED Study Material - FAC and STATS PACK
Problem Primer for the Olympiad
C R Pranesachar, B J Venkatachala, C S Yogananda
Word Power Made Easy
The Pearson and Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT
Nishit K. Sinha
Challenging Mathematical Problems with Elementary Solutions
A.M. Yaglom and I.M. Yaglom
Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations
An Excursion in Mathematics
M. R. Modak, S. A. Katre, V. V. Acharya, V. M. Sholapurkar
High School English Grammar and Composition
Wren and Martin
Trishna’s Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning for the CAT and other MBA Entrance Examinations
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
Challenge and Thrill of Pre-College Mathematics
New Age International Publishers
Problem Solving Strategies
The candidate should be well versed with the ACET pattern and types of questions which will appear in the exam.
The candidate must be thorough with the ACET 2020 syllabus and topics in order to grasp the subject matter for the exam.
The candidate is advised to go through many practice problems in the subject areas listed under the ACET syllabus. This can be done through the help of the reference books recommended by IAI.
The candidate must practice from the ACET 2020 sample paper after registration for the test. The answer key for the questions will also be provided after registration.
The authorities will release ACET 2020 answer key for February session on the official website. IAI usually releases the answer key a few days after the declaration of ACET result on the official website. The ACET 2020 answer key helps the candidates judge their performance and calculate their probable score. The answer key also helps students identify their weaknesses and improve accordingly for future attempts.
How to download ACET 2020 Answer Key?
Candidates have to follow the steps below for accessing the answer key for ACET 2020:
The passing criteria of ACET 2020 is determined by IAI which a candidate must fulfill in order to clear the CBT. The ACET passing criteria is the minimum requirement of marks for selecting eligible test takers for membership and student status with IAI. Candidates need to score at least 50% to qualify ACET 2020. There is no minimum sectional cutoff that the candidates need to score.
The result of ACET 2020 for February session will be made available by IAI on March 7, 2020 in online mode. Candidates need their login credentials to obtain their result. The ACET 2020 result shows whether a candidate has met the passing criteria or not. Thereafter, they can know whether they are eligible for IAI student membership. Candidates are advised to download the result for future reference.
Click here to check the ACET Result 2019 for September session
Click here to check the ACET Result 2019 for June session.
How to download ACET 2020 Result?
Visit the official website at www.actuariesindia.org.
Enter the login page for ACET 2020.
Enter the Candidate email ID and password.
Click on ‘Check result’ to view the ACET 2020 result
Result will appear on this page for download
Take 2-3 print outs as well for registration purpose.
ACET exam stands for Actuarial Common Entrance Test which is the entrance examination for the course of Actuarial Sciences as conducted by the Institute of Actuaries of India.
A candidate has to score at least 50% in the ACET 2019 for passing the exam.
Yes, scientific calculators can be used by the candidates during the exam. The models which will be allowed in the examination hall include:
Casio FX82 (ES/MS) (with or without any suffix)
Texas Instruments BA II Plus (with or without any suffix)
Sharp EL531 (with or without any prefix or suffix)
Texas Instruments TI-30 (with or without any suffix)
Casio FX85 (ES/MS) (with or without any suffix)
Hewlett Packard HP12c (with or without any suffix)
Casio FX83 (ES/MS) (with or without any suffix)
Models other than these will not be allowed in the exam hall.
No. English is a mandatory subject but there is no compulsion for mathematics. But, it is expected that candidates with maths background will apply for actuarial programme.
No, the registration fee can only be paid through the online mode of transaction.
Candidates need to carry their own pens for rough work as these will not be provided by the conducting body. No other stationary item will be permitted inside the examination hall.
Candidates can select their preferred city for the ACET test centre during the registration process. However, there is no option for time selection as ACET 2019 will be held in a single time slot across the country.
Yes, the ACET can be attempted more than once by a candidate by re-registering for the exam.
No, ACET is only offered as a computer-based test.
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The Institute of Actuaries of India (IAI) has announced the schedule for February session of ACET 2020. Registrations for the same started on December 5 (3 P.M.) and the last date to register is January 28, 2020. The ACET exam fro February 2020 session will be conducted on February 29 and admit cards for the same will be released on February 12, 2020.
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