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Old 09-22-2019, 08:47 PM
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I'm sure there are some MIT Pure Math PhD Putnam Fellows who could do it
Yes, those people are famously good at memorizing facts about pricing insurance products.

However, much like Fischer Black (or was it Myron Scholes), they would probably find something better to do with their time.
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I am far from the most successful actuarial exam person, but on a couple of exams I took I strongly felt it was physically impossible to get 100% in the time allotted. Like I knew exactly what to do on every question, was working quickly, and they called 5 minutes and I had only done 11 out of 15 problems. Speed had NEVER been an issue for me on a test before actuarial exams.
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I think it's impossible to know.

A 10 is not 100%. It means at least 140% of the pass mark. To the best of my knowledge, on upper-level CAS exams, you don't get the detailed grade report if you pass. Until recently, you didn't even get the 6-10 score if you pass, just the word "PASS" on your grade report.
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I think it's impossible to know.

A 10 is not 100%. It means at least 140% of the pass mark. To the best of my knowledge, on upper-level CAS exams, you don't get the detailed grade report if you pass. Until recently, you didn't even get the 6-10 score if you pass, just the word "PASS" on your grade report.
If the pass mark is high enough, getting a 10 is impossible.

This was the case when I took the precursor to Exam P/1 and scored a 9; pass mark was a bit north of 75%, IIRC.
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I did for the prelims. the SOA sent me a letter saying that I'm a good boy
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... Speed had NEVER been an issue for me ...
they all say that
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A friend of mine got a 10 or 9 on all exams.
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I am far from the most successful actuarial exam person, but on a couple of exams I took I strongly felt it was physically impossible to get 100% in the time allotted. Like I knew exactly what to do on every question, was working quickly, and they called 5 minutes and I had only done 11 out of 15 problems. Speed had NEVER been an issue for me on a test before actuarial exams.
Were these the old 100/110/etc. exams?

I always had enough time for 2-3 passes on every question on the prelims, and only stayed for the final 15 minutes on 3 exams in my entire test-taking career (12 exams, 4 total fails [staying longer on the fails would not have made them passes]).
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If the pass mark is high enough, getting a 10 is impossible.

This was the case when I took the precursor to Exam P/1 and scored a 9; pass mark was a bit north of 75%, IIRC.
Yep, I believe I got 100% on my FM exam and that was a 9. 18/25 was the pass mark.
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Yep, I believe I got 100% on my FM exam and that was a 9. 18/25 was the pass mark.
I think I missed one question on that sitting and scored a 9.
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