Quantitative Finance and Investment - Core
  • Average
    Pass Rate
  • Sponsoring SocietySOA
  • Dates ActiveNov 2013 - Present
  • Sittings to Date10
  • Attempts per Sitting196
  • Total Passes/Attempts787 / 1,955
  • Highest Pass Rate47.7% Apr-14
  • Lowest Pass Rate35.1% May-16
  • Effective Pass Rate43.6%
  • Std Dev of Pass Rate3.9%
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 People645301
5th percentile-3.310.83
25th percentile-1.001.33
75th percentile0.422.34
95th percentile2.003.75



1PSOA Preliminary Exam161 59569-4.9800.0000.00569-4.983366cc
2FMSOA Preliminary Exam161 41570-4.6700.0000.00570-4.673366cc
3MFESOA Preliminary Exam161 55601-3.4900.0000.00601-3.493366cc
4MLCSOA Preliminary Exam161 56593-3.4410.0021.46596-3.413366cc
5CSOA Preliminary Exam161 17607-2.7500.0030.52610-2.733366cc
6SRMSOA Preliminary Exam161 7900.0000.0010.8310.833366cc
7STCAS Preliminary Exam261 681-2.5000.0000.001-2.50dc3912
8OC1CAS Preliminary Exam261 573-2.5800.0000.003-2.58dc3912
9OC2CAS Preliminary Exam261 582-3.6300.0000.002-3.63dc3912
105CAS Preliminary Exam261 31-9.0000.0022.043-1.64dc3912
11ASASOA Designation361 70400-1.25180.002271.03645-0.41ff9900
12ERMSOA Fellowship Exam461 3880-0.8110.00731.231540.16109618
13GI INTSOA Fellowship Exam461 481-1.2500.0000.001-1.25109618
14GI IRRSOA Fellowship Exam461 491-1.0900.0000.001-1.09109618
15ILA LPSOA Fellowship Exam461 5200.0000.0014.4114.41109618
16QFI ADVSOA Fellowship Exam461 604-1.0230.004131.014200.98109618
17QFI CORESOA Fellowship Exam461 6100.006900.0000.006900.00109618
18QFI IRMSOA Fellowship Exam461 6248-0.6670.002391.132940.81109618
198CAS Fellowship Exam561 121-2.0900.0000.001-2.09990099
209CAS Fellowship Exam561 131-0.5000.0000.001-0.50990099
21CERASOA Designation361 7251-0.4510.00891.581410.83ff9900
22FSASOA Designation361 7100.0000.003011.993011.99ff9900

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 97 duplicate names, 137 changed names, and 32 duplicate and changed names.