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Exam centre capacities

Over the past few years, as the demand for actuarial exams has increased, we have worked hard to improve the choice and capacity of exam places globally

When booking exam centres we take into account the demand for exam places, together with the resources available, with the aim of offering as many places as possible to meet that demand.  We have also set up new permanent exam centres in locations where these were previously not available; this is ongoing.  

We will continue to address the demand for exam places in an attempt to offer as many students as possible a convenient, local and professional exam centre location

Nevertheless, sometimes it is not always possible to offer as many spaces as we would like, and during the exam booking period, popular exam centres will quickly become fully booked.

What happens if an exam centre is full?

When an exam centre is full we try to increase the number of places available, but unfortunately it is not always possible to do so.

If your chosen exam centre is full and we are unable to increase the capacity, you will need to look for an alternative centre to sit your exam

Please do not make a speculative booking at a different exam centre in the hope of being transferred to your initial  choice.   It will not be possible to change your booking, and you risk losing your exam fee if the booking is not cancelled before the exam booking closing date.  Speculative bookings also limit spaces available for other students who wish to sit at that centre.

What does this mean for the April 2017 exam session?

An unprecedented number of students have already applied for the April 2017 exams and as a result, a number of exam centres are already fully booked for certain exams. 

We will continue to try and increase the capacities available but for the exam centres and subjects listed below it has not been possible and no more places will be offered.  This list will be updated regularly throughout the exam booking period and regular updates will also be given through the Twitter account @ActuaryStudents.   However, the best way to check whether an exam centre is available is to look at the online booking system.

The following exam centres are fully booked for the exam subjects shown:

Exam Centre  Subject  Exam Date
Bangalore, India CT1 18 April 2017 (pm)
Bangalore, India CT4 24 April 2017 (pm)
Bangalore, India CT5/ ST8 19 April 2017 (am)
Chandigarh, India CT1 18 April 2017 (pm)
Chennai, India CT1 18 April 2017 (pm)
Croydon, UK CA1 18 and 19 April 2017
Croydon, UK SA1-6 24 April 2017 (am)
Delhi, India   CT1 18 April 2017 (pm)
Gurgaon, India CT1   18 April 2017 (pm)
Gurgaon, India CT5/ ST8 19 April 2017 (am)
Hamilton, Bermuda SA1-6 24 April 2017 (am)
Hertford, UK   CA1   18 and 19 April 2017
Hertford, UK CT2 27 April 2017 (am)
Hertford, UK CT4 24 April 2017 (pm)
Hertford, UK CT5/ST8 19 April 2017 (pm)
Hertford, UK CT8/ ST5 20 April 2017 (pm)
London Student Central, UK     SA1-6     24 April 2017 (am)
London Westminster, UK CA1 18 and 19 April 2017
London Westminster, UK  CT1 18 April 2017 (pm)
London Westminster, UK CT5/ ST8 19 April 2017 (am)
Mumbai, India CT1 18 April 2017 (pm)
Mumbai, India CT4 24 April 2017 (pm)

If that exam centre and subject is not on the above list you can contact the Education Services team to see if any more spaces are being made available.  If the exam centre and subject is on the above list, it is confirmed that no more spaces will be made available and you will need to find an alternative centre. 

How do I know from the online booking system if an exam centre is full, and what should I do?

If you are trying to book an exam at a centre that is full, you will see a small red dot on the booking option online (as shown below) and you will not be allowed to book.  

Screen shot showing fully booked exam centres





If you are unable to find an alternative centre that is appropriate, please let us know - this will help us to anticipate demand for the next available session.

Contact Details

Education Services Team

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, 1st Floor, Park Central, 40/41 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1JD

+44 01865 268207

We aim to respond to all enquiries within two working days.