Exam 5A  

Transition Exam - Basic Techniques for Ratemaking
  • Average
    Pass Rate
  • Sponsoring SocietyCAS
  • Dates ActiveMay 2011 - May 2012
  • Sittings to Date2
  • Attempts per Sitting115
  • Total Passes/Attempts149 / 229
  • Highest Pass Rate69.4% May-12
  • Lowest Pass Rate63.5% May-11
  • Effective Pass Rate65.4%
  • Std Dev of Pass Rate4.2%
240045/1/2012 12:00:00 AM62624369.469.469.95/15/2014 12:00:00 AM65.1May-2012
129345/1/2011 12:00:00 AM16716610663.563.975.55/13/2014 12:00:00 AM63.5May-2011

Distribution of Travel Times to Designations

Number of People8072
5th percentile0.502.00
25th percentile1.002.50
75th percentile3.004.13
95th percentile4.507.00



Exam 5A

Exam Sitting  all sittings

1MFESOA Preliminary Exam14 5554-2.5800.0041.1358-2.323366cc
2MLCSOA Preliminary Exam14 5633-2.9500.0010.5034-2.853366cc
3CSOA Preliminary Exam14 1771-2.4000.0041.0975-2.223366cc
43CAS Preliminary Exam24 19-4.0700.0000.009-4.07dc3912
53LCAS Preliminary Exam24 230-2.4110.0021.5033-2.10dc3912
65ACAS Preliminary Exam24 400.001340.0000.001340.00dc3912
76CAS Preliminary Exam24 6126-1.1600.0000.00126-1.16dc3912
8DP GHSOA Fellowship Exam34 2600.0000.0012.0012.00ff9900
97-U.S.CAS Fellowship Exam44 116-1.5000.0000.006-1.50109618
108 Pre-2010CAS Fellowship Exam44 751-2.0000.0000.001-2.00109618
119 Pre-2010CAS Fellowship Exam44 761-4.5000.0000.001-4.50109618

Number of Years (Before)/After Passing Exam 5A
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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 5A on all sittings, there were 15 duplicate names, 54 changed names, and 5 duplicate and changed names.