ACET 2021 Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

Exam Date

Jun 26, 2021

Result Date

Jul 3, 2021

Apr 7, 2021 | Science


ACET 2021 Exam Pattern

  • ACET 2021 Exam Frequency: ACET 2021 Exam is conducted twice a year.

  • Change in structure of ACET Exam: Institute of Actuaries of India(IAI) has been conducting ACET Exam since 2012. There has been a change in the structure of ACET exam since May 2016. So students are advised to go through ACET exam Structure carefully.

  • ACET 2021 Exam Mode: ACET 2021 Exam is being conducted online. There will be a Computer Based Test(CBT). On Exam day, Candidates have to be present at their allotted Exam Centre for the online exam. There is no offline test.

  • ACET 2021 Questions Type: ACET 2021 Exam questions will be MCQs(Multiple Choice Questions) with one correct answer for each question.

  • ACET 2021 Exam Duration: ACET 2021 Exam will be of 3 hours duration from 10 am to 1 pm on Jun 26, 2021.

  • ACET 2021 Exam Number Of Questions: ACET 2021 Exam will have a total of 70 questions.

  • ACET 2021 Exam Total Marks: ACET 2021 Exam will be of 100 marks in total.

  • ACET 2021 Exam Sections and Subjects Weightage: The questions for

    • Section-I i.e. Mathematics, Statistics and Data Interpretation will contain 55% of weightage

    • Section-II i.e. English and Logical Reasoning will contain 45% of weightage. For detailed subjects syllabus Click on ACET 2021 Syllabus. For Reference books click on ACET 2021 Reference books.

  • ACET 2021 Exam Questions Distribution: 

    • 45 questions – 1 mark each

    • 20 questions – 2 marks each

    • 05 questions – 3 marks each

  • ACET 2021 Exam Passing Marks: The Passing marks for ACET 2021 Examination is 50%. 

  • ACET 2021 Exam Sectional Cuttoff: There is no sectional cutoff.

  • ACET 2021 Exam Negative Marking: The incorrect answer will deduct half of the weightage of marks:

    • For an incorrect answer to a 1 mark question 0.5 mark will be deducted

    • For an incorrect answer to the 2 marks question, 1 mark will be deducted

    • For an incorrect answer to the 3 marks question, 1.5 marks will be deducted. 

  • Scientific Calculator: 
    • Scientific Calculators are allowed in ACET 2018 exam. Calculators that are allowed in the exam are:

      • Casio FX82 (ES/MS) (with or without any suffix) 

      • Casio FX83 (ES/MS) (with or without any suffix)

      • Casio FX85 (ES/MS) (with or without any suffix) 

      • Sharp EL531 (with or without any prefix or suffix) 

      • Texas Instruments BA II Plus (with or without any suffix) 

      • Texas Instruments TI-30 (with or without any suffix)

      • Hewlett Packard HP12c (with or without any suffix) 

    No other calculator Model is allowed in the exam. From this list, Casio FX82 (ES/MS), Texas Instruments BA II Plus and Texas  Instruments TI-30 are available in India.

  • More Than One Attempt: Students who have been unsuccessful (for whatever reasons) can reappear by registering for ACET again. There is no limit on attempts for the ACET exam.


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