CAS Exam 5 Past Exams

Exam 5 – Past CAS Exams

You can download the PDFs of the examiner’s reports for the past exams from the CAS website with the links below. Make sure to download these. The comments in the examiner’s reports are helpful to let you know:

  • Common errors for a problem
  • What solutions received full or partial credit
  • Insights into how a problem was graded

Below are links to the Examiners’ Reports for the 2013-2019 exams:

Source: CAS Past Exams and Pass Marks

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CAS Exam 5 – Pass Marks

The pass mark is the number of points needed to pass the exam and is set each sitting by the Examination Committee.

The pass mark (%) is the pass mark as a percentage of the total points on the exam. Between 2011 and 2019, a candidate needed to score better than a 67%-75% on the exam to pass. 

The 95th and 75th percentiles show the score achieved by that percentile of the pool of exam takers for the sitting. It can give you an idea of how well the more-prepared candidates did on the exam.

Total PointsPass MarkPass Mark (%)95th Percentile75th Percentile
Fall 201953.5037.0069.2%79.9%70.1%
Spring 201952.0037.5072.1%84.9%75.7%
Fall 201855.0036.5066.4%78.2%69.1%
Spring 2018*55.5042.0075.7%
Spring 2018**53.5040.2575.2%
Fall 201755.7537.0066.4%81.6%71.7%
Spring 201757.5040.5070.4%83.0%76.1%
Fall 201656.0040.2571.9%84.2%76.1%
Spring 201657.7541.5071.9%84.8%77.9%
Fall 201555.7538.2568.6%80.3%70.9%
Spring 201557.2540.0069.9%80.3%72.9%
Fall 201458.2540.7570.0%82.8%73.0%
Spring 201459.7542.5071.1%84.7%75.5%
Fall 201358.5041.0070.1%81.2%72.6%
Spring 201363.5042.5066.9%78.7%68.9%
Spring 201266.2547.7572.1%86.6%78.5%
Spring 201179.7557.2571.8%81.2%72.4%

Source: CAS Past Exams and Pass Marks

*Original Exam for Spring 2018

**Make-Up Exam, excludes question 21

CAS Exam 5 Pass Rates

CAS Exam 5 pass statistics by year

The CAS Exam 5 Pass Rates page shows more detail about historical pass rates for Exam 5 since 2011.