ACET 2020
Updated on Feb 12, 2020 - 5 p.m. IST by Ridhi.Khurana

ACET 2020 - The Actuarial Common Entrance Test (ACET) is conducted thrice a year by the Institute of Actuaries of India (IAI) for candidates interested in pursuing the course of actuarial sciences. The ACET 2020 is going to be conducted on February 29 in online mode at respective examination centres. Registrations for ACET February 2020 started on December 5, 2019 and the last date to apply for the same was February 7, 2020. Successfully registered candidates will be able to download their admit cards from February 15 and the ACET result will be announced on March 7, 2020. There are 5 sections for ACET exam, majorly Mathematics and statistics, which have to be prepared for the exam. Candidates still planning to pursue actuarial sciences may refer the complete article below which contains all the aspects related with ACET 2020 including eligibility, exam pattern, marking scheme, etc.
Latest: ACET 2020 admit card for February session will be available from February 15.

What is ACET?

ACET stands for Actuarial Common Entrance Test which is the entrance examination for the course of actuarial sciences. Candidates who qualify ACET become eligible to apply for student membership of IAI and pursue the course. It's a must to pass the ACET exam with at least 50% marks in order to pursue the course of actuarial sciences under IAI.

ACET 2020 Overview

Common Name of the Exam


Full Name

Actuarial Common Entrance Test

Conducting Body

The Institute of Actuaries of India


Entrance exam for the course of Actuarial Sciences

Exam Level



Thrice a Year

Mode of Conduct

Online computer based test

Upcoming Session

February 2020

ACET Exam Dates 2020

ACET Events

ACET Feb 2020 Dates

ACET 2020 Registration Starts

December 5, 2019

Last date to register for February session

January 28, 2020

Availability of ACET admit card

February 15, 2020

ACET Exam 2020

February 29, 2020

Declaration of ACET result

March 7, 2020

ACET Registration 2020

The Institute started registration for ACET February 2020 session on December 5, 2019 in online mode. The last date for registration was January 28 before which, candidates had to register in order to appear for ACET exam. Candidates have to provide certain details during the process of registration which includes personal as well as academic details. The last step of ACET registration is payment of fee as shown in the table below:

ACET Application Fee

Candidates who are interested in pursuing actuarial sciences have to first appear for ACET exam, for which, they have to pay Rs 3,000 as registration fee. The same can only be paid in online mode that includes net banking, debit card and credit card payments, etc. Candidates may note that the above-mentioned amount includes the cost of a sample paper and it’s indicative solution as well.

ACET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The concerned authorities of IAI have provided the eligibility criterion for actuarial entrance that has to be complied with by candidates in order to apply for membership and pursue the course after having cracked the ACET 2020 exam. The table below provides for who is eligible to appear in ACET February 2020:


ACET Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

A candidate who has appeared in class 10+2 or other equivalent examination

Other Specifications

Candidates should have English as one of the core subjects at 10+2 level

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates into higher education with Mathematical or Statistical Sciences

Candidates who qualify the ACET 2020 are deemed eligible to apply for IAI student membership. But it may be noted that such students will be able to pursue further only if they produce attested copies of valid documents, which will also be subject to verification.

ACET Admit Card 2020

The authorities will release ACET admit cards for February 2020 session on February 15 in online mode which has to be downloaded, taken print of and then be brought in at the exam centre on the day of exam, i.e. February 29, 2020. The ACET admit card will be available online on the official website of IAI only, so, given below are the steps to download the same.

How to download ACET Admit Card 2020?

Candidates have to follow a series of steps as mentioned below for downloading the ACET Admit Card:

  1. Visit the official website of ACET at

  2. Now click on ACET leads to the page of Actuarial Common Entrance Test.

  3. Now hit on ‘Click here’ for already registered students of ACET.

  4. Enter your email ID and password and then sign in.

  5. Now click to download ACET February 2020 Admit Card

ACET 2020 Exam Centres

There are fixed examination centres for actuarial entrance, where the ACET 2020 is conducted in online mode. The ACET exam is conducted in 24 cities across India and those candidates who wish to appear from overseas have to make requests separately in this regard. The ACET exam centre is allotted to candidates as per the options selected at the time of ACET registration. The same reflects in the ACET admit card to be released on February 12, 2020 in online mode.

ACET Exam Pattern 2020

The authorities of IAI have announced the exam pattern for ACET February 2020, which will be conducted in online mode on the stipulated date of exam. The exam is conducted in one sitting for 3 hours wherein, candidates are asked 70 questions with different weightage. Since July 2019, IAI has ended the provision of negative marking for ACET exam. The table below deals with ACET 2020 exam pattern in a detailed manner.

ACET Exam Pattern


ACET Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam


Number of Questions Asked


Duration of Exam

3 Hours

Distribution of Marks

1 Mark- 45 Questions

2 Marks- 20 Questions

3 Marks- 5 Questions

Negative Marking


Passing Marks

50% Marks

Marking Scheme for ACET 2020

The officials have provided the marking scheme for ACET in a clear manner for candidates of upcoming session. As there are questions with 3 types of weightage, candiates have to prepare and then attempt the ACET 2020 exam accordingly. Refer the table below for ACET 2020 marking scheme:

ACET Marking Scheme

Number of Questions

Marks awarded for correct answers (There is no negative marking)

Maximum marks

5 questions



20 questions



45 questions



70 questions


ACET Syllabus 2020

There are five subjects to be covered for ACET 2020, wherein candidates have to deal with

  • Mathematics,

  • Statistics,

  • English,

  • Data Interpretation, and

  • Logical Reasoning.

The authorities have provided with the topics to be prepared under all these 5 heads which hold different weightage accordingly. Maximum weightage is held by Mathematics, while the section of Logical Reasoning holds the least of 10 marks.

ACET Study Material 2020

Candidates who are planning to appear for ACET 2020 have to prepare for the exam with the help of relevant study material for ACET exam. It can be previous year/ session’s question papers, books, etc. that can help the prospective candidates. It may be noted that the ACET 2020 registered candidates will be provided with sample paper and it’s corresponding solution by the officials. This also helps candidates understand the exam pattern and the kind of questions expected in the upcoming session of ACET February 2020.

ACET Exam Passing Criteria

The authorities have fixed ACET 2020 passing marks to be 50 out of maximum 100 marks. One has to prepare with all the dedication as it is not that easy to crack ACET exam. Since July 2019, there is a point of relief brought in for candidates by removing the provision of negative marking. Thus, effective planning for ACET 2020 can lead to a candidate cracking the entrance exam in first attempt.

ACET Result 2020

The result of ACET 2020 will be announced in online mode on the official website of IAI only. Candidates will be required to login using their email ID and password which will lead to candidate result. The result is also shared in the form of a merit list that contains names of candidates who qualify the ACET exam 2020.

Steps to download ACET 2020 result are provided below:

  1. Visit the official website at

  2. Enter the login page for ACET 2020.

  3. Enter the Candidate email ID and password.

  4. Click on ‘Check result’ to view the ACET 2020 result

  5. Result will appear on this page for download

  6. Take 2-3 print outs as well for registration purpose.

Process after ACET 2020 Result

After declaration of ACET February result, some of the candidates will qualify the exam, while some others will face failure as well. Those who pass ACET exam 2020 have to proceed with applying to IAI for student membership, which marks the start of course of actuarial sciences. As IAI conducts the ACET exam thrice a year, candidates who do not pass have plenty of chances to strategize for the exam and perform well in the session that follows.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - ACET 2020

Question: What is ACET?


ACET stands for Actuarial Common Entrance Test and is taken by candidates aspiring for admission into course of actuarial sciences.

Question: Who is eligible for ACET exam?


A candidate who has passed class 12 examination with English as one of the core subjects is eligible to apply for ACET exam.

Question: Is the ACET exam objective or subjective one?


ACET 2020 exam is objective where every question contains 4 options, 1 out of which is correct.

Question: Is maths compulsory for ACET exam?


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.

Question: What are the minimum passing marks for ACET 2020?


The Institute of Actuaries of India has set 50% marks as the minimum eligibility for ACET.

Question: Is the ACET exam conducted online?


Yes, the actuarial entrance exam is a computer based test with multiple objective questions. 

Question: Can the test center and test time be selected by the candidate?


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 2020 will be held in a single time slot across the country.

Question: Can a candidate attempt the exam more than once?


Yes, the ACET can be attempted more than once by a candidate by re-registering for the exam.

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When will the next acet exam (subsequent to the September 2019) be conducted?

Ridhi Khurana 6th Dec, 2019


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.

To know more about the registration process, visit the ACET Registration page

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