Quantitative Finance and Investment - Core
  • Average
    Pass Rate
  • Sponsoring SocietySOA
  • Dates ActiveNov 2013 - Present
  • Sittings to Date11
  • Attempts per Sitting203
  • Total Passes/Attempts898 / 2,231
  • Highest Pass Rate47.7% Apr-14
  • Lowest Pass Rate35.1% May-16
  • Effective Pass Rate43.8%
  • Std Dev of Pass Rate3.7%
1111826110/1/2018 12:00:00 AM27624311140.245.7 1/19/2019 12:00:00 AM40.3Oct-2018
101136614/1/2018 12:00:00 AM2202008739.543.5 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM40.3Apr-2018
910606111/1/2017 12:00:00 AM1851718445.449.1 1/19/2018 12:00:00 AM40.3Nov-2017
8993614/1/2017 12:00:00 AM1821697641.845.0 7/21/2017 12:00:00 AM39.7Apr-2017
79316111/1/2016 12:00:00 AM2161898137.542.9 1/27/2017 12:00:00 AM39.5Nov-2016
6864615/1/2016 12:00:00 AM1851746535.137.4 8/1/2016 12:00:00 AM39.8May-2016
57956110/1/2015 12:00:00 AM1901797941.644.1 1/22/2016 12:00:00 AM40.7Oct-2015
4725614/1/2015 12:00:00 AM1891767338.641.5 7/17/2015 12:00:00 AM40.5Apr-2015
36756110/1/2014 12:00:00 AM1911817438.740.9 1/24/2015 12:00:00 AM41.2Oct-2014
2597614/1/2014 12:00:00 AM1991909547.750.0 7/19/2014 12:00:00 AM42.3Apr-2014
15606111/1/2013 12:00:00 AM1981767336.941.5 1/24/2014 12:00:00 AM36.9Nov-2013

Distribution of Travel Times to Designations

Number of People722333
5th percentile-3.330.83
25th percentile-1.001.34
75th percentile0.252.58
95th percentile1.923.83



1PSOA Preliminary Exam161 59651-5.0000.0000.00651-5.003366cc
2FMSOA Preliminary Exam161 41650-4.6900.0000.00650-4.693366cc
3SRMSOA Preliminary Exam161 7900.0000.0010.8310.833366cc
4LTAMSOA Preliminary Exam161 8200.0010.0000.0010.003366cc
5MAS-ICAS Preliminary Exam261 771-0.4200.0000.001-0.42dc3912
6OC1CAS Preliminary Exam261 573-2.5800.0000.003-2.58dc3912
7OC2CAS Preliminary Exam261 582-3.6300.0000.002-3.63dc3912
85CAS Preliminary Exam261 31-9.0000.0022.043-1.64dc3912
9ASASOA Designation361 70477-1.23180.002271.03722-0.49ff9900
10ERMSOA Fellowship Exam461 3887-0.8210.00811.251690.18109618
11GI INTSOA Fellowship Exam461 481-1.2500.0000.001-1.25109618
12GI IRRSOA Fellowship Exam461 491-1.0900.0000.001-1.09109618
13ILA LPSOA Fellowship Exam461 521-1.9100.0014.4121.25109618
14QFI ADVSOA Fellowship Exam461 605-0.9230.004721.044801.01109618
15QFI CORESOA Fellowship Exam461 6100.007890.0000.007890.00109618
16QFI IRMSOA Fellowship Exam461 6255-0.7680.002831.173460.84109618
178CAS Fellowship Exam561 121-2.0900.0000.001-2.09990099
189CAS Fellowship Exam561 131-0.5000.0000.001-0.50990099
19CERASOA Designation361 7258-0.4710.00941.591530.80ff9900
20FSASOA Designation361 7100.0000.003332.053332.05ff9900

Number of Years (Before)/After Passing Exam QFI CORE
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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 QFI CORE on all sittings, there were 109 duplicate names, 159 changed names, and 37 duplicate and changed names.