CAS Exam 8 Past Exams

Exam 8 – 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

Exam 8 – Past CAS Problems by Paper

The PDF below shows all of the Exam 8 past CAS problems by paper between 2013 and 2019. It also shows which problems are no longer on the current syllabus, in my opinion. The “Excluded” problems are problems from off-syllabus papers. Print out the PDF and take a look. Hopefully it’ll help once you start working on past CAS problems and practice exams!

Exam 8 Past CAS Problems by Paper

Studying From Past Exam Problems

Our Exam 8 Cookbook has step-by-step recipes for solving Exam 8 calculation problems. Each problem-type recipe references all the past CAS problems that are the same type of problem. When you’re studying, this will make it easier to try multiple past exam problems on the same concepts in order to better understand how to solve it.

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Exam 8 – 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 62%-74% on the exam to pass. The pass mark has clearly fluctuated significantly by year.

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 201952.5037.0070.5%81.7%73.3%
Fall 201852.0033.7564.9%77.7%67.3%
Fall 201753.7537.5069.8%80.0%73.5%
Fall 201653.2537.2570.0%80.5%73.0%
Fall 201559.5040.7568.5%81.5%72.5%
Fall 201460.2537.5062.2%73.9%67.4%
Fall 201357.5040.7570.9%82.6%75.9%
Fall 201254.7537.7568.9%80.8%72.6%
Fall 201159.0043.7574.2%80.3%72.9%

CAS Exam 8 Pass Rates

CAS Exam 8 pass statistics by year

The CAS Exam 8 Pass Rates page shows more detail about historical pass rates for Exam 8 since 2011.


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