Exam 6 (US) – 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:
- Fall 2019 – Exam 6-US
- Spring 2019 – Exam 6-US
- Fall 2018 – Exam 6-US
- Spring 2018 – Exam 6-US
- Fall 2017 – Exam 6-US
- Spring 2017 – Exam 6-US
- Fall 2016 – Exam 6-US
- Spring 2016 – Exam 6
- Fall 2015 – Exam 6-US
- Spring 2015 – Exam 6-US
- Fall 2014 – Exam 6-US
- Spring 2014 – Exam 6-US and Addendum
- Fall 2013 – Exam 6-US
Source: CAS Past Exams and Pass Marks
Exam 6 (US) – Past CAS Problems by Paper
The PDF below shows all of the Exam 6 past CAS problems by paper between 2016 and 2019. It also shows which problems are no longer on the current syllabus.
Several topics on this exam have been covered by various papers over the years and many papers still on the syllabus have been updated over time as the U.S. regulatory landscape changes. As a result, we have modified some past exam problems to reflect current regulations (ex. RBC formula now includes catastrophe and operational risk charges, taxation changed drastically with the 2017 tax law, etc.).
We also want to note that the Exam 6U Online Course and Exam 6U Study Guide include an Excel Workbook with a List of Past CAS Problems by Paper back to Fall 2013.
Getting The Most From Past Exam Problems
With Rising Fellow’s Exam 6 Online Course, practice with hundreds of practice problems from past CAS exams and original problems created by our FCAS instructors, all in Computer-Based Testing (CBT) format. See why over 1,000 FCAS actuaries studied with Rising Fellow.
CAS Exam 6 (US) – 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%-72% 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 Points||Pass Mark||Pass Mark (%)||95th Percentile||75th Percentile|
CAS Exam 6 Pass Rates
The CAS Exam 6 Pass Rates page shows more detail about historical pass rates for the Exam 6 since 2011.