Fall 2007 Basic Education Catalog

Fall 2007 Basic Education Catalog

General Information


Examination Results

Candidates receive individual statements of their examination results, usually eight to ten weeks after the examination date. A few weeks later, a list of the names of passing candidates for the examination session is made available through the SOA exam results Web page.

Grades are reported on a 0 to 10 scale. Passing grades range from 6 to 10; failing grades range from 0 to 5. On this scale, the interval is 10 percent of the score required to pass; for example, a grade of 5 means failing with a score of at least 90 percent but less than 100 percent of the score required to pass. A grade of 0 does not mean that the candidate received no points, but that the candidate's score was less than 50 percent of the score required to pass.

Upon request, a copy of the candidate's answer sheet for EA–1 or EA–2 is available from the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. Examination answer sheets are not returned to candidates for any other SOA examination. For certain examinations, an analysis of results is automatically sent to failing candidates.

Note: Candidates may request a duplicate copy of their letter of acknowledgement/ticket of admission which contains their candidate number, by contacting exams@soa.org or calling the Exam Department at 847.706.3583.