Coaching Actuaries gives you the tools to study smarter and pass the Modern Actuarial Statistics I Exam.
Meet our team of expert coaches who will guide you through
Dave Kester, FSA, MAAAMAS-I Video CoachAttained FSA via the ILA Track
I’ve been helping aspiring actuaries for more than 20 years. When I’m not teaching, I like to read, run, and listen to good math stories. When I was preparing for the actuarial exams, there was nothing like Coaching Actuaries. Now, we combine teaching and technology to guide the next generation of actuarial students.
Kong Foo Pang, ASAExam MAS-I Product Manager
I have been with Coaching Actuaries since graduated from Drake University in 2013. I like sharing with students the tips for solving different kinds of problems. When I'm not glued to the computer, you can find me in the gym playing all kind of sports! My favorite food is bacon!
Exams P and FM. Exam MAS-I assumes prior knowledge of these 2 exams. While you could technically take MAS-I before P and/or FM, since MAS-I is likely the first exam on the CAS track (not jointly-administered with the SOA) you will take, we recommend passing P and FM before committing to the CAS track.
MAS-I is offered 2 times per year, once in the Spring (late April/early May) and once in the Fall (late October/early November).
Subject to change as CAS transitions to computer-based testing
Questions related to these concepts will appear the most on the exam.
“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.”
"Don't be afraid to skip questions. Make sure to give yourself enough time to ace easy questions that may be at the end of your exam. Remember, easy questions are worth just as much as hard questions."
"Make sure you can do most of the easy and 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.