ACET Study Material 2020- The Actuarial Common Entrance Test (ACET) study material is the most important part for those aspiring for the upcoming session of actuarial entrance test. Preparation is a crucial stage for an exam of national level like this as conducted by the Institute of Actuaries in India (IAI). The authorities also provide free sample papers to candidates who register for the ACET exam as it mimics the type of questions expected in ACET 2020 question paper. The various parts of preparation includes understanding the exam pattern, referring the relevant ACET study material and then practising it all with the ACET question papers. Candidates are advised to thoroughly go through the ACET study material 2020 and also not to miss out on ACET books as dealt with in the article below.
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ACET Study Material 2020

The Actuarial Common Entrance Test (ACET) is conducted thrice a year in online mode as an entrance test for admission into the course of actuarial sciences. After passing the ACET exam, a person qualifies to apply for IAI membership as a student.

ACET Study Material 2020

Actuarial sciences is a dynamic field of study and that’s the reason why the entrance examination to the course, i.e. ACET exam is also not that easy to crack. The aspirants keep searching for effective ACET study material that helps them out in thorough understanding, and thus, results in commendable scores. So here is all that aspirants need while preparing for ACET 2020.

ACET Exam Pattern 2020

The authorities of IAI introduced some amendments to the already prevailing examination pattern for ACET in the previous session. The most affected part after such amendments was the sectional distribution of marks in the ACET exam. Thus, candidates preparing for ACET 2020 may refer the table below for better understanding.

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ACET Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam


Total Duration

3 Hours

Total Number of Questions


Distribution of Marks

45 questions – 1 mark each

20 questions – 2 marks each

05 questions – 3 marks each

Sectional Distribution

Mathematics - 30 marks

Statistics - 30 marks

Data Interpretation - 15 marks

English - 15 marks

Logical Reasoning - 10 marks

Negative Marking


Passing Marks


ACET Question Papers 2020

Everytime there is a new question paper set for a new session and the question asked also vary. But it is always important for candidates to refer the ACET question papers of previous sessions because sometimes, language may vary but the essence may remain the same. So given below are the links to ACET Question Papers and their corresponding indicative solutions as provided by IAI website.

ACET Previous Year’s Question Papers with Solutions

Session of ACET

Question Paper Link

Solution Link

May 2016

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October 2016

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April 2017

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June 2017

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January 2018

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June 2018

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December 2018

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June 2019

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September 2019

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ACET Reference Books 2020

The official website of IAI contains a list of ACET preparation books that candidates can use to study and ace in the coming session of ACET exam. As there are various sections like English and logical reasoning are covered under the ACET, it becomes inevitable to prepare it all from a single source. Hence, here are some books that are relevant for the various sections covered under the ACET exam.

Books for ACET Preparation

S. No.

ACET Books

Publisher/ Author


TOMATO (Test Of Mathematics at Ten plus Two level published)

Indian Statistical Institute (ISI)


ACTED Study Material - FAC and STATS PACK

Actuarial Education Company


How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT

Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay, Mc Graw Hill


Trishna’s Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning for the CAT and other MBA Entrance Examinations



How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT Editor

Arun Sharma


Problem Primer for the Olympiad Editors

C R Pranesachar, B J Venkatachala, C S Yogananda


Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations Editor

Abhijit Guha


An Excursion in Mathematics Editors

M. R. Modak, S. A. Katre, V. V. Acharya, V. M. Sholapurkar


The Pearson and Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT Editor

Nishit K. Sinha


Challenging Mathematical Problems with Elementary Solutions Editors

A.M. Yaglom and I.M. Yaglom


Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations Editor

R.S. Aggarwal


Challenge and Thrill of Pre-College Mathematics

New Age International Publishers


High School English Grammar and Composition

Wren and Martin


Word Power Made Easy Editor

Norman Lewis


Problem Solving Strategies Editor

Arthur Engel

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - ACET Study Material 2020

Question: Will IAI provide for ACET study material after registration?


No, IAI doesn’t provide the study material for ACET after completion of ACET registration.

Question: Do I need to study English for ACET?


It depends upon one’s level of understanding if they need some special focus on a subject like English or not.

Question: Is the ACET syllabus changed for Feb 2020?


No, there is no change introduced till now for ACET 2020 Feb session in terms of syllabus.

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is binomial theorem in syllabus of Acet?

Shubham Dhane 6th Apr, 2020


Yes binomial theorem is in the syllabus for ACET exam. In mathematics in discrete distributions you have binomial theorem. The admit card for February session will be available from February 15th. Please click the below link for the syllabus.


Can you suggest online study material for ACET eXAM

Sourandhi saha Student Expert 30th Mar, 2020

Are your asking about Actuarial Common Entrance Test as the tag says different. You can go through the link below where you can get previous few years exam papers and solution link. But I will suggest you to solve the papers by your own.

The Institute of Actuaries of India website has a lot of reference books that can be used.


How is AEC when compared to ACET and ACOE?

niharika cherry 20th Jan, 2020

Hello aspirant, if you meant the codes were engineering colleges of aditya group in Andhra pradesh, I prefer AEC as it is autonomous college and it has higher standards than all the other colleges, the order is ACET and finally ACOE. The infrastcture is same for all these colleges, but the faculty change for the 3 colleges, you must always opt for the best one -AEC.

thank you.


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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