Actuarial Outpost
 
Go Back   Actuarial Outpost > Exams - Please Limit Discussion to Exam-Related Topics > SoA/CAS Preliminary Exams > Short-Term Actuarial Math
FlashChat Actuarial Discussion Preliminary Exams CAS/SOA Exams Cyberchat Around the World Suggestions


Short-Term Actuarial Math Old Exam C Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #121  
Old 08-19-2019, 06:12 PM
zxczxc zxczxc is offline
Non-Actuary
 
Join Date: May 2016
College: University of Michigan
Posts: 2
Default

Got a 9, much higher than my expectation.. Mainly used the ASM but not yet finished the practice or exercise problems in that book. The techniques learnt from ASM manual has really saved my time during the exam..
Reply With Quote
  #122  
Old 08-20-2019, 01:57 PM
actuarially a scientist actuarially a scientist is offline
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
College: Appalachian State University 2017
Posts: 30
Default

I also got a 9. I used the whole CA package. Spent 4 weeks going through the material and 4 weeks doing practice problems/exams. I got an EL 6.66, but thought the exam was like a 4 or a 5. I think if you just do a whole lot of problems and get a feel for shortcuts and efficient question answering processes, you'll be fine.

Kinda sad I'll never get instant results again, though...
Reply With Quote
  #123  
Old 08-20-2019, 03:43 PM
aactuary92 aactuary92 is offline
SOA
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Studying for STAM
Posts: 21
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by actuarially a scientist View Post
Spent 4 weeks going through the material and 4 weeks doing practice problems/exams.
If you don't mind me asking, are you working full time? 4 weeks to review the material is really impressive.

I agree with most people here that the real exam felt like a 5 on CA. I was taking level 5.5 ish exams the week before the exam and barely passing/barely failing, so that fits in well with me passing with a 7
__________________
aactuary92
P FM MFE STAM LTAM PA
1 2 3 4 5 IA 6 7 8 FA
APC
Reply With Quote
  #124  
Old 08-20-2019, 04:26 PM
actuarially a scientist actuarially a scientist is offline
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
College: Appalachian State University 2017
Posts: 30
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aactuary92 View Post
If you don't mind me asking, are you working full time? 4 weeks to review the material is really impressive.
Yep! I work full time. But I cut out all friends/family/fun when I'm studying so I was still able to get 3-6 hours a day in. I'd say I averaged 4 hours a day for those eight weeks.
Reply With Quote
  #125  
Old 08-20-2019, 04:32 PM
LocustStreetBlues's Avatar
LocustStreetBlues LocustStreetBlues is offline
Member
SOA AAA
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Des Moines, IA
Studying for LTAM
College: Drake University Alum
Favorite beer: New Glarus Spotted Cow
Posts: 69
Default

Balancing studying with full-time hours isn't actually too hard, especially if you get study time at work. Although, unlike actuarially_a_scientist, I started 12 weeks before the exam instead of 8, and spread things out a bit more. It's hard to start early, but when you do, you'll thank yourself later.
Reply With Quote
  #126  
Old 08-20-2019, 07:28 PM
BabyGotBacktuary's Avatar
BabyGotBacktuary BabyGotBacktuary is offline
SOA
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Studying for STAM
Posts: 5
Default Failed

I failed miserably , but that was my fault. I'll be taking it in February; good luck to you October sitters. I get to see Dave Kester's friendly mug for a few months, so I don't mind . This exam has a TON of material, give yourself time. I was able to cram for FM and IFM with no issues. If you've never seen the material before, I'd say a minimum of 16 weeks for STAM, but that's just my opinion.
__________________


P FM IFM STAM LTAM SRM PA
VEEs
FAP 1 2 3 4 5 IA 6 7 8 FA
APC
Planned FSA Track:


Page generated in 0.17539 seconds with 9 queries


Last edited by BabyGotBacktuary; 08-21-2019 at 09:40 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #127  
Old 09-06-2019, 11:26 AM
LadyFingers LadyFingers is offline
SOA
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
College: Senior Year Univeristy of California in Santa Barbara
Posts: 16
Default

If anyone who passed is still reading this:
How long did you study for this exam? I am thinking about starting to study right after I take LTAM, and then sitting for the exam in February. So that would give me 3 months -- November, December, January. Do you think that's enough, assuming I do a few hours daily starting in November?
Reply With Quote
  #128  
Old 09-06-2019, 11:30 AM
LocustStreetBlues's Avatar
LocustStreetBlues LocustStreetBlues is offline
Member
SOA AAA
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Des Moines, IA
Studying for LTAM
College: Drake University Alum
Favorite beer: New Glarus Spotted Cow
Posts: 69
Default

You should be fine. I started beginning of April for the June sitting. About 11 weeks total. I was plenty prepared.
Reply With Quote
  #129  
Old 09-09-2019, 10:55 AM
BabyGotBacktuary's Avatar
BabyGotBacktuary BabyGotBacktuary is offline
SOA
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Studying for STAM
Posts: 5
Default

LadyFingers, if LocustStreetBlues graduated with a degree in actuarial science from Drake University, then he/she most likely took a probability II course, and potentially a credibility and simulation course, meaning he/she would have had prior exposure to STAM material. If you haven't had prior exposure to the material, I'm going to say 12 weeks is not enough time for STAM.
__________________


P FM IFM STAM LTAM SRM PA
VEEs
FAP 1 2 3 4 5 IA 6 7 8 FA
APC
Planned FSA Track:


Page generated in 0.17539 seconds with 9 queries

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
*PLEASE NOTE: Posts are not checked for accuracy, and do not
represent the views of the Actuarial Outpost or its sponsors.
Page generated in 0.17539 seconds with 9 queries