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Exam MAS-I

Exam MAS-I

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Dave Kester, FSA, MAAA

MAS-I Video Coach
Attained FSA via the ILA Track

I’ve been helping aspiring actuaries for more than 20 years. When I’m not teaching, I like to read, run, and listen to good math stories. When I was preparing for the actuarial exams, there was nothing like Coaching Actuaries. Now, we combine teaching and technology to guide the next generation of actuarial students.

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Kong Foo Pang, ASA

Exam MAS-I Product Manager

I have been with Coaching Actuaries since graduated from Drake University in 2013. I like sharing with students the tips for solving different kinds of problems. When I'm not glued to the computer, you can find me in the gym playing all kind of sports! My favorite food is bacon!

Exam MAS-I Overview

What To Expect

Exam Details

40+ Questions of 4 Different Exam Item Types, Computer-Based Testing Administered by Pearson VUE

Refund Deadline

April 8, 2024

Exam Duration

4 Hours + One 15-min Break

Next Available Sitting

April 30 - May 6, 2024

Before the Exam

  • Exams You Should Pass First

    Exams P and FM. Exam MAS-I assumes prior knowledge of these 2 exams. While you could technically take MAS-I before P and/or FM, since MAS-I is likely the first exam on the CAS track (not jointly-administered with the SOA) you will take, we recommend passing P and FM before committing to the CAS track.

  • Exam MAS-I Offerings

    MAS-I is offered 2 times per year, once in the Spring (late April/early May) and once in the Fall (late October/early November).

  • How Do I Register?

    Subject to change as CAS transitions to computer-based testing

    1. Visit the CAS website's Exam Registration page.
    2. Register online before the registration deadline (you'll need to create a user account if you do not have one already).
    3. Alternatively, you can register by paper by filling out the form and mailing it to the CAS before the registration deadline.
    4. Choose your exam location. CAS examination centers are listed on the Exam Registration page of the CAS website.
  • Highest-Weighted Concepts

    Questions related to these concepts will appear the most on the exam.

    1. Generalized Linear Models
    2. Poisson Processes
    3. Hypothesis Testing

Day of Exam

  • What To Bring:

    • A government-issued photo ID that includes a signature
    • Recommended Calculator: TI-30XS MultiView
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  • Tip from Coach Baron

    “MAS-I's answer choices are in ranges, not exact values. If your answer is greater than one interval away from the smallest or largest answer choice, you know there is probably something wrong.”

  • Tip from Coach Terence

    "Don't be afraid to skip questions. Make sure to give yourself enough time to ace easy questions that may be at the end of your exam. Remember, easy questions are worth just as much as hard questions."

  • Tip from Coach Larry

    "Make sure you can do most of the easy and intermediate questions. You can pass the exam without ever worrying about an advanced question you haven't seen before."

After the Exam

  • Getting Your Exam Results

    You’ll receive your official final score approximately 8 weeks after your exam.

    Passing candidate numbers will be emailed out between 2 PM to 3 PM Eastern Time on the day that they become available.

    Several days after the email is distributed to candidates, a link to the list of passing candidates will be posted on the CAS website and candidates will receive the result in mail.

  • Next Steps

    Exam MAS-II is the logical next step after passing MAS-I. MAS-II doesn't officially require you to pass MAS-I first, but the exam does assume you've mastered the material covered in MAS-I.


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