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Coaching Actuaries gives you the tools to study smarter and pass the Modern Actuarial Statistics II Exam.

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Meet our team of expert coaches who will guide you through

Dave Kester, FSA, MAAA

MAS-II Video Coach
Attained 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.

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Kong Foo Pang, ASA

Exam MAS-II 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!

Exam MAS-II Overview

What To Expect

Exam Details

40+ Questions of 5 Different Exam Item Types, Computer-Based Testing Administered by Pearson VUE

Registration Deadline

October 2, 2023

Exam Duration

4 Hours + One 15-min Break

Next Available Sitting

October 30 - November 6, 2023

Before the Exam

  • Exams You Should Pass First

    Exams P and MAS-I. MAS-II assumes prior knowledge of these 2 exams. MAS-II doesn't assume prior knowledge of FM, but it's a good idea to pass all jointly-administered exams before committing to the CAS track.

  • Exam MAS-II Offerings

    MAS-II is offered 2 times per year, once in the Spring (late April/early May) and once in the Fall (late October/early November).

  • How Do I Register?

    Subject to change as CAS transitions to computer-based testing

    1. Visit the CAS website's Exam Registration page.
    2. Register online before the registration deadline (you'll need to create a user account if you do not have one already).
    3. Alternatively, you can register by paper by filling out the form and mailing it to the CAS before the registration deadline.
    4. Choose your exam location. CAS examination centers are listed on the Exam Registration page of the CAS website.
  • Highest-Weighted Concepts

    Questions related to these concepts will appear the most on the exam.

    • Bayesian Credibility
    • Basics of LMM
    • Performance Measures
    • Time Series Models

Day of Exam

  • What To Bring:

    • A government-issued photo ID that includes a signature
    • Recommended Calculator: TI-30XS MultiView
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  • Tip from Coach Austin

    “Focus on really mastering the Statistical Learning portion of the exam (Section 3 in our course and Domain C on the MAS-II content outline). It's by far the highest-weighted portion of the exam.”

  • Tip from Coach Larry

    "Be sure to understand the concept of bias-variance tradeoff and how it applies to different statistical learning methods. Do not mistake a sample property/quantity for a population property/quantity."

  • Tip from Coach Austin

    "On the exam, questions will roughly follow the ordering of topics on the syllabus. There are a few ways to use this to your advantage. It allows you to compartmentalize information and approach the exam in a more systematic way. It also means you can strategically answer questions out of order based on your confidence with certain topics. In addition, it can reduce test anxiety by providing a sense of familiarity and control."

  • Tip from Coach Terence

    "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."

  • Tip from Coach Larry

    "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."

After the Exam

  • Getting Your Exam Results

    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.

  • Next Steps

    Exam 5 is the next suggested exam after passing MAS-II. You will also need to complete 3 CAS Data and Insurance Series Courses (DISCs) (previously Online Courses) if you have not already. If you have passed IFM, you are exempted from CAS DISC DA (Introduction to Data Analytics).


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