Get essential information, tips, and strategies to help you on your Exam MAS-I journey in our guide below.
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MAS-I is the replacement of Exam S from the CAS. This new exam is offered 2 times per year, once in the spring and once in the fall.
Questions related to these concepts will appear frequently on the exam.
CAS exams like MAS-I have a 'guessing adjustment' that will deduct one-quarter of the point for incorrect answers, unlike the SOA. There is no penalty for leaving a question blank.
“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.”
"Make sure you can do all the easy questions, and at least half of the intermediate questions. You can pass the exam without ever worrying about an advanced question you haven't seen before."
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.
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.