Exam EA1  

Enrolled Actuaries - Basic
  • Average
    Pass Rate
  • Sponsoring SocietySOA
  • Dates ActiveMay 2007 - Present
  • Sittings to Date12
  • Attempts per Sitting29
  • Total Passes/Attempts102 / 342
  • Highest Pass Rate50.0% May-14
  • Lowest Pass Rate12.1% May-08
  • Effective Pass Rate40.8%
  • Std Dev of Pass Rate10.0%
121143335/1/2018 12:00:00 AM2115942.960.0 8/7/2018 12:00:00 AM29.8May-2018
111006335/1/2017 12:00:00 AM2315730.446.7 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AM29.0May-2017
10847335/1/2016 12:00:00 AM2114733.350.0 8/1/2016 12:00:00 AM28.9May-2016
9736335/1/2015 12:00:00 AM2520832.040.0 7/24/2015 12:00:00 AM28.5May-2015
8609335/1/2014 12:00:00 AM30251550.060.0 7/27/2014 12:00:00 AM28.2May-2014
7503335/1/2013 12:00:00 AM2418833.344.4 7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM25.2May-2013
6405335/1/2012 12:00:00 AM31241032.341.7 4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM24.2May-2012
5304335/1/2011 12:00:00 AM3422823.536.4 4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM22.8May-2011
4233335/1/2010 12:00:00 AM3727924.333.3 4/26/2013 12:00:00 AM22.6May-2010
3159335/1/2009 12:00:00 AM3021620.028.6 4/26/2013 12:00:00 AM21.9May-2009
287335/1/2008 12:00:00 AM3326412.115.4 4/26/2013 12:00:00 AM22.7May-2008
119335/1/2007 12:00:00 AM33231133.347.8 4/26/2013 12:00:00 AM33.3May-2007

Distribution of Travel Times to Designations

Number of People30
5th percentile1.81 
25th percentile2.71 
75th percentile4.42 
95th percentile4.88 



Exam EA1
1PSOA Preliminary Exam133 5919-4.6400.0000.0019-4.643366cc
2FMSOA Preliminary Exam133 4128-4.2200.0020.8830-3.883366cc
3MFESOA Preliminary Exam133 554-5.4600.0051.979-1.333366cc
4IFMSOA Preliminary Exam133 7800.0000.0018.1718.173366cc
5MLCSOA Preliminary Exam133 5600.0000.0051.3851.393366cc
6CSOA Preliminary Exam133 1700.0000.0032.4232.423366cc
7ASASOA Designation233 7000.0000.0033.4733.47dc3912
8EA1SOA Enrolled Actuary Exam333 3300.001010.0000.001010.00ff9900
9EA2FSOA Enrolled Actuary Exam333 365-1.5000.00202.10251.38ff9900
10EA2LSOA Enrolled Actuary Exam333 3710-1.3010.00222.14331.03ff9900
11RET DAUSOA Fellowship Exam433 6400.0000.0011.9211.92109618

Number of Years (Before)/After Passing Exam EA1
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Note on the travel time information above:
The histograms and the above two charts (near) exclude duplicate names and include changed names. Excluding duplicate names is necessary since travel time information related to them is unreliable and nonsensical- for instance, passing exam P three years before receiving a designation.

Including changed names has an impact on the relative number of people who passed other exams vs. the given exam. Their inclusion will lower this ratio since changed names will not properly link between previous/future exam passes. However, including changed names will not affect the average travel times, since travel times of changed names are not necessarily different than those of unchanged names.

For exam EA1 on all sittings, there were 1 duplicate names, 7 changed names, and 1 duplicate and changed names.