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 People8070
5th percentile0.502.00
25th percentile1.002.50
75th percentile3.004.00
95th percentile4.506.28



Exam 5A

Exam Sitting  all sittings

13CAS Preliminary Exam14 19-4.0700.0000.009-4.073366cc
23LCAS Preliminary Exam14 230-2.4110.0021.5033-2.103366cc
35ACAS Preliminary Exam14 400.001340.0000.001340.003366cc
46CAS Preliminary Exam14 6126-1.1600.0000.00126-1.163366cc
5DP GHSOA Fellowship Exam24 2600.0000.0012.0012.00dc3912
67-U.S.CAS Fellowship Exam34 116-1.5000.0000.006-1.50ff9900
78 Pre-2010CAS Fellowship Exam34 751-2.0000.0000.001-2.00ff9900
89 Pre-2010CAS Fellowship Exam34 761-4.5000.0000.001-4.50ff9900

Number of Years (Before)/After Passing Exam 5A
click on bar to see breakdown

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.