## How hard is actuarial exam FM?

# How hard is actuarial exam FM?

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## How hard is actuarial exam FM?

Very very hard. The preliminary exams are 3 hours long, consisting of 30-35 multiple choice problems, and the pass rate is typically only 30-40%. As a result of the overwhelming amount of material, one frequently asked question among student actuaries is for a good study method.

## Is exam P or exam FM easier?

Most people find Exam P to be harder than FM because of all the calculus that it involves. So, for most people, I recommend taking Exam FM as your first exam. The longer you go without using calculus, the more difficult it gets to recall.

## What is the FM actuarial exam?

The FM Exam covers in depth topics pertaining to interest theory and financial economics. Actuary candidates are expected to understand the meaning of financial terms like simple interest, compound interest, interest period of time, future value of money, inflation and present value of money.

## How many hours should you study for exam FM?

If you have a busy schedule, I recommend you start studying for Exam FM about 4 – 5 months before you plan to write. That will give you sufficient time to be fully prepared while only spending about 1.5 – 2 hours per day studying.

## How long is the FM exam?

three

Exam FM is a three–hour multiple–choice examination and is offered via computer-based testing (CBT).

## How long should you study for exam FM?

## How much is the FM exam?

Exam and Module Fees

Exam or Module | Fee* |
---|---|

Exam FM | $ 250.00 |

Exam LTAM | $ 455.00 |

Exam LTAM Student Fee | $ 365.00 |

Exam IFM | $ 350.00 |

## How many hours should you study for an actuarial exam?

Preparation is key. While everyone studies differently, the typical candidate studies about 100 hours for every hour of the exam. For example, exam P/1 is a three hour exam. That means you will be hitting the books for 300 hours to fully master the concepts tested on that exam.

## What kind of exam is the SOA FM?

(SOA Exam FM): May be used to obtain Exam 2 credit with the CAS. The exam consists of three hours of multiple-choice questions. This exam covers interest theory (discrete and continuous) and an introduction to derivative securities. It assumes a basic knowledge of calculus and probability.

## How many hours is an exam FM exam?

Exam FM is a three–hour multiple–choice examination and is offered via computer-based testing (CBT). Enhanced Computer Based Scheduling:

## What are the preliminary exams to become an actuary?

The preliminary exams are the common foundation for becoming an actuary. No matter which actuarial practice area a person decides to enter, future actuarial education will depend on mastery of the preliminary exams. (SOA Exam P): May be used to obtain Exam 1 credit with the CAS. The exam consists of three hours of multiple-choice questions.

## Do you have to know Calculus to take the FM exam?

A basic knowledge of calculus and an introductory knowledge of probability is assumed. Recognized by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.