IAI ACET 2020 Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Selection Process

Sruthi | May 18, 2020


Name of the Conducting Organization
 Institute of Actuaries of India (IAI)
Exam NameActuarial Common Entrance Test (ACET)
Entrance Exam Level
National Level Examination
Selection Process
 Written Examination
Job Type
Central Government Jobs 2020
Job Location
Pan India
Official website
Number of VacanciesVarious
Name of the CategoryExam Syllabus

Download ACET Syllabus 2020 PDF

Institute of Actuaries of India (IAI) Actuarial Common Entrance Test Syllabus 2020 is provided here. Aspirants who are done with the application process can find the updated ACET 2020 Syllabus on this page. Along with the ACET Exam Syllabus, you can also get the selection process, exam pattern, and books details in the following sections.

Download ACET Syllabus PDF and start preparation. With the help of Syllabus For ACET 2020, you can know what are the subjects to be prepared, where to start preparation. Contenders must prepare all the subjects of actuariesindia.org Exam Syllabus 2020 to score the highest marks in the examination.

Institute of Actuaries of India ACET Selection Procedure

Candidates who have successfully submitted application forms for IAI ACET Recruitment 2020 Notification must qualify in the selection process rounds to get a job.

  • Written Exam

ACET Exam Pattern 2020

IAI ACET Syllabus 2020 and Actuarial Common Entrance Test Pattern details are given here. With the help of www.actuariesindia.org Question Paper Pattern 2020, you can know the number of questions, maximum marks, type of questions, names of the subjects, and total exam duration details. Aspirants can check the marking scheme, subject weightage, the standard of the examination, and test structure from the ACET 2020 Paper Pattern.

  • The written examination has multiple choice questions
  • The total number of questions is 70 and marks are 100
  • The distribution of questions will be 45 questions with 1 mark each, 20 questions with 2 marks each, 5 questions with 3 marks each
  • The allocation of the marks will be 30 marks for Mathematics, 30 for Statistics, 15 for Data Interpretation, 15 for English, and 10 for Logical Reasoning
  • The exam will be conducted in a single day at 24 centers in India
  • There will be no negative marking for wrong answers
  • The qualifying marks for ACET Exam is 50%

Actuarial Common Entrance Test Syllabus 2020


  • Notation and standard functions
  • Numerical Methods
  • Algebra
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Vectors
  • Matrices


  • Permutations and combinations
  • Types of data
    • Statistical diagrams
    • Bar chart
    • Histogram
    • Dot plot
    • Stem-and-leaf
    • Boxplot
  • Measures of location
    • Mean
    • Median
    • Mode
  • Measures of spread
    • Range
    • Interquartile range
    • Standard deviation
    • Variance
    • Skewness
  • Probabilities
    • Basic rules of probabilities
  • Advanced probabilities
    • Tree diagrams
  • Conditional probabilities
    • Discrete random variables
    • Definitions
    • Probabilities
    • Coefficient of skewness
  • Continuous random variables
    • Definitions
    • Probabilities
    • Mean
    • Mode
    • Median
    • Standard deviation
    • Variance
    • coefficient of skewness
  • Discrete distributions
    • Discrete uniform
    • Bernoulli
    • Binomial
    • Poisson
  • Continuous distributions
    • Continuous uniform
    • Exponential
    • The normal distribution
  • Correlation
    • Scatter plots
    • Covariance
    • Correlation coefficient
  • Regression


  • Vocabulary Based (Synonyms Antonyms)
  • Primary meanings of words
  • Secondary shades of meaning
  • Usage
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Antonyms
  • Related words, etc.
  • English Usage or Grammar
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Use of modifiers
  • Parallel construction
  • Redundancy
  • Phrasal verbs
  • Use of articles
  • Prepositions, etc.
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Cloze Passage
  • Analogies or Reverse Analogies
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Meaning-Usage Match
  • Summary Questions
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Facts / Inferences / Judgements
  • Reading Comprehension

Data Interpretation

  • Tables
  • Column Graphs
  • Bar Graphs
  • Line Charts
  • Pie Chart
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Caselets

Logical Reasoning

  • Number and Letter Series
  • Calendars
  • Clocks
  • Logical Matching
  • Cubes
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Binary Logic
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Logical Sequence
  • Logical Connectives
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relations

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. In how many sections is the ACET syllabus divided?

Ans: There are 5 sections amongst which, the syllabus for ACET is distributed in.

Q. What is the minimum qualifying mark for ACET Exam?

Ans: The pass mark for ACET Exam is 50%.

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