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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

ACET FAQ- Home Based Online Examination

1.     What are the minimum software/hardware requirement to appear for home based online format ACET Examination?
        Details of the technical requirements for our examinations can be found in our Technical requirements Student guide on Online ACET examination.

Hardware Device Personal Laptop or Desktop with web camera and microphone
Web Camera Webcam must have a minimum resolution of 640x480 @ 15 fps
Internet Bandwidth 2MBPS or more – dedicated and continuous connectivity/ Wired or wireless networks
RAM 2 GB or above
Processor 2 cores, 4 threads, Above 2.2 GHz.
Graphics Minimum of 64 MB of graphics memory
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 and above
Multimedia Support Sound Card
Software Operating System Windows 10 (Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions) OR
Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit) (all editions) OR
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) (all editions)

Note: Up-to-date Service pack, device drivers, security patches in test taking system
Web Browser Latest Edge-
Others Net Framework –

2.     Will there be a change in structure of question paper?
        ACET Question format remains the same as mentioned in ACET background

3.     Is there any exemption for ACET?
        Yes, Any applicant who has passed at least three subjects from any one of the actuarial body where IAI has MRA (Mutual Recognition Arrangement )arrangement shall be exempted from ACET Examination. (IAI has MRA with The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries UK, Casualty Actuarial Society and The Institute of Actuaries of Australia) The candidate has to give declaration that there is no disciplinary/criminal action taken against him in last five years, or any investigation is currently on-going.”.
3.     What if I fail to login exam as per mentioned exam time?
        There will be no relaxation as it is candidate’s responsibility to do on time login. You will not be able to login after 10:00 am on the examination day.

4.     What if Government approved ID card and hall ticket are not available with me at the time of Examination?
        You will not be allowed to appear for examination, in case if you fail to do so you may lose the attempt.
5.     What if I do not fulfill the mentioned software and hardware requirements to appear for online examination?
        You are advised to fulfill the mentioned software and hardware requirements before registering for online examination. In case if you fail to do so you may lose the attempt.

8.     Are the cut offs marks disclosed?
       No, we never disclose the cut offs marks.
9.     Is the revaluation process available?
       No. ACET is an online examination hence there is no process of revaluation.
6.     Can I appear for online examination through my office laptop?
        You are advised to use your personal laptop/desktop for online examination. Office laptop/desktop may have restrictions.

7.     Can I use External Calculator from approved list of IAI during online examination?
        Yes, you can use scientific calculators in the exam. However, you can use only one of the models from the list below.

        1. Casio FX82 (ES/MS) (with or without any suffix)
        2. Casio FX83 (ES/MS) (with or without any suffix)
        3. Casio FX85 (ES/MS) (with or without any suffix)
        4. Sharp EL531 (with or without any prefix or suffix)
        5. Texas Instruments BA II Plus (with or without any suffix)
        6. Texas Instruments TI-30 (with or without any suffix)
        7. Hewlett Packard HP12c (with or without any suffix)
        Please note that you will not be allowed to use any other model of the calculator. From this list, Casio FX82 (ES/MS), Texas Instruments BA II Plus and Texas Instruments TI-30 are available in India. They can be ordered from sites like Flipkart or Amazon easily by the students.

8.     Can I use note pad for rough work?
        You can use only 2 blank pages for rough work.
9.     If I have internet, Electricity failure or system crashes during the exam?
        It is your responsibility for organizing and testing the equipment’s and alternative arrangement ahead of any online assessment in accordance with guidance issued by the IAI before the exam. In case if you fail to do so you may lose the attempt.

10.     If I face any issue during examination related to IAI platform?

        Along with the login details you will be provided the technical support number.
Code Centre Name Code Centre Name
1 Mumbai 13 Indore
2 Delhi 14 Nagpur
3 Kolkata 15 Ranchi
4 Bangalore 16 Kochi
5 Gurgaon 17 Bhubhaneshwar
6 Chennai 18 Dehradun
7 Pune 19 Patna
8 Hyderabad 20 Vizag
9 Jaipur 21 Coimbatore
10 Ahmedabad 22 Surat
11 Lucknow 23 Guwahati
12 Chandigarh 24 Raipur

11.   When will I receive the ACET Examination login details from IAI?
        You will receive the login credentials and exam instructions 2 days before the Examination Date.

12.   Can I move from system during Examination?
        No, you are not allowed to move away from the system during examination.

13.   Is this Exam an open book Exam since format changed to home based online format?
        No, this is not an open book Exam, you will be monitored by online proctors throughout the Examination.

14.   Will there be an invigilator to monitor the examination?
        Yes, there will be an online invigilator monitoring your each activity throughout the examination.

15.   Will there be multiple slots to appear for examination?
        ACET will be conducted in a single day with one slot.

16.   Do’s and Don’ts for the examination
Keep yourself cool and calmDon't panic during the examination
Keep your exam desk neat and clean.Don't use sticky notes, notepads, etc.
Keep your Hall Ticket and Government ID/College ID proof handy.Don't move away from system during the live examination.
You can keep only two blank paper and pen with you for rough workDon't use any electronic gadget viz. Cell Phones, Smart Watch, Fitness Band, etc.
Keep your mail id logged-in before exam start time.Don't access any other browser or social accounts during the exam.
Keep a transparent water bottle.Don't connect any external ports to system during the Examination.
Use restroom before login.

17.   Who do I contact for general enquiries if any, not covered by above FAQs in this regard prior to registration/Examination?
        Please contact the ACET HELPDESK or 022-62433333/3336
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