Subject CA2 - past exam papers and sample projects

This page provides some sample projects and past exam papers that have been used for Subject CA2.

These past papers and projects are intended to show the broad scope of the CA2 exam.

The solutions demonstrate the standard that is required for a good pass, though they are not perfect and other approaches are acceptable.

We have also provided a list of books and suggested reading that may be helpful in your preparation for subject CA2.

New format CA2 exams

May 2015  
Examiners' report. Papers 1 and 2  
Paper 1: build a model and provide a clear audit trail  
Exam paper Data for candidates [excel]
Additional guidance  
Sample model [excel] Sample audit trail
Paper 2: analyse, interpret and summarise a given model  
Exam paper Model for candidates' use [excel]
Sample model [excel] Sample summary
 
March 2015  
Examiners' report. Papers 1 and 2  
Paper 1: build a model and provide a clear audit trail  
Exam paper Data for candidates [excel]
Additional guidance  
Sample model [excel] Sample audit trail
Paper 2: analyse, interpret and summarise a given model  
Exam paper Model for candidates' use [excel]
Sample model [excel] Sample summary

 

Old format CA2 exams, sat until February 2015

An additional worked example of a past exam paper, S01: Cohortico, can be found in the Guide to CA2. This was previously used during the CA2 preparation work, to illustrate key aspects of the exam.

Auctioneers | Rabbit populations | Banana distribution | A cat's lives | Mobile phone contracts | Greyhound racing | Assurance premiums

Auctioneers

Added: June 2013

Instructions [pdf] Spreadsheet of data [excel]
Sample summary [pdf] Sample audit trail and model [excel]
Examiners' report [pdf]  

Rabbit populations

Added: September 2012

Instructions [pdf] Sample audit trail and model [excel]
Sample summary [pdf] Examiners' report [pdf]

Banana distribution

Added: March 2012

Instructions [pdf] Sample audit trail [pdf]
Sample summary [pdf] (revised, November 2014, to correct an error) Sample model [excel]
Examiners' report [pdf]  

A cat's lives  
Instructions [pdf] Spreadsheet of data [excel]
Sample summary [pdf] Sample audit trail and model [excel]
Examiners' report [pdf]  

Mobile phone contracts  
Instructions [pdf] Sample audit trail and model [excel]
Sample summary [pdf] Examiners' report [pdf]

Greyhound racing  
Instructions [pdf] Spreadsheet of data [excel]
Sample summary [pdf] Sample audit trail and model [excel]

Assurance premiums  
Instructions [pdf] Spreadsheet of data [excel]
Sample summary [pdf] Sample audit trail and model [excel]