CAS Exam 9 Past Exams

Exam 9 – 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 9 Past CAS Problems by Paper

I put together the PDF below which shows all of the Exam 9 past CAS problems by paper since the 2011 exam when the exams were restructured. It also shows which problems are no longer on the syllabus, in my opinion.

The “Excluded” problems are problems from off-syllabus papers. Some problems are labeled “Still OK.” Those problems are often from a paper that was replaced with a newer paper. These problems have testable concepts, but they may look odd since they were originally written from a different paper. They’re worth looking at, but an exam problem would on your test would be worded differently.

Print out the PDF and take a look. Hopefully it’ll help once you start working on past CAS problems and practice exams!

Exam 9 Past CAS Problems by Paper

Studying From Past Exam Problems

Our Exam 9 Online Course has the past exams in Excel format to help you prepare for the current CBT exam format.

The Exam 9 Cookbook has step-by-step recipes for solving Exam 9 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 9 – 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 63%-73% 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
Spring 201952.5038.5073.3%86.7%80.0%
Spring 201860.5043.2571.5%85.5%77.9%
Spring 201760.0043.7572.9%85.8%79.2%
Spring 201662.5044.0070.4%83.2%75.2%
Spring 201558.7540.7569.4%80.4%73.2%
Spring 201453.5038.2571.5%83.9%77.1%
Spring 201352.5037.0070.5%82.6%74.1%
Spring 201254.5034.5063.3%75.2%67.4%
Spring 201146.7533.5071.7%81.8%74.6%

CAS Exam 9 Pass Rates

Since 2011, Exam 9 pass rates have fluctuated between 40-60%.

CAS Exam 9 pass statistics by year

The CAS Exam 9 Pass Rates page shows more detail about historical pass rates for Exam 9 since 2011.