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Exam news and updates

We recommend that you visit this page regularly in the weeks approaching the April 2021 exams, to stay informed of any important news or updates that may affect your exam sitting.

Latest updates

  • Exam entry will open for student members on Monday 1 February and close on Friday 19 February (17.00 UK time)
  • Exam entry will open for non-members for CS1 or CM1 on Monday 15 February and close on Friday 19 February (17.00 UK time)
Frequently Asked Questions You can find further information about the examinations on our Online Examinations FAQ page

Refund policy

Please see the Refund policy for information about refunds.

Access arrangements applications

The closing date for requesting access arrangements will be the same as the exam entry closing date.

Late applications will not be accepted unless due to circumstances for which a valid reason could not be divulged by the published closing date. Download the access arrangements application form, and return this to us once completed.

April 2021 examinations

Before booking your examination please ensure that you have read our Online Examinations FAQs.

The CS1, CS2, CM1 and CM2 examinations will be delivered online. Both elements, A and B, will need to be sat during the same examination sitting.

Exam timetable

All examinations are run in UK time with start times varying between 07.30 and 10.00. You will be advised of your personal start time by email two weeks before the examination date.

Date Monday
12 April
Tuesday
13 April
Wednesday
14 April
Thursday
15 April
Friday
16 April
am

CM1A

CP2 paper 1

CM1B

CP2 paper 2

CP3

CB2

CS1A

CP1 paper 1

CS1B

CP1 paper 2

Date Monday
19 April
Tuesday
20 April
Wednesday
21 April
Thursday
22 April
Friday
23 April
am

CS2A

SP2, SP4, SP6

CS2B

SA1-7

CB1

CM2A

SP1, SP5, SP7

CM2B

SP8, SP9

For further information on our examinations please visit our Online Examinations FAQ page.

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    Drawing from his most recent book “The New Long Life” and his longevity research Andrew J Scott will outline how longer lives and new technologies will fundamentally reshape how we structure our lives and transform the economy. As well as looking at the agenda this will set governments and corporates he will focus on the implications for you and how you prepare your future career.

  • India Town Hall

    Webinar
    28 January 2021

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    IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual India Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Member Mahidhara Davangere and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann. 

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    What are the options for the world economy looking ahead?

    In this Thought Leadership Lecture, Economist, Vicky Pryce, will be discussing world economic trends, including the differences in geographical performance and how output is recovering and where.

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    Trust and Leadership for Actuaries

    Led by Dr. Jim Baxter, University of Leeds, this webinar introduces some key ideas in the ethics of trust, with a particular focus on those in, or on the path to, leadership roles. Dr Baxter is joined by a panel of experienced leaders who will give their personal perspectives on how they understand the value of trust and how they seek to promote and inspire trust, drawing on their experiences of leadership. The panel includes:

  • Health and Care Hot Topics webinar

    Online webinar
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    Spaces available

    In this webinar, we have two presentations showing the latest research on the implications for life and health insurers of two key issues: genomics and pandemic risk.

    Dr Peter Joshi and Paul Timmers will share their research on how well-established underwriting processes can allow for genomics in predicting expected mortality and morbidity. They will then discuss the potential for stratified screening and personalised medicine to improve health and reduce claim costs.

  • Spaces available

    As the world’s attention begins to turn to COP26 later this year in Glasgow, Sarah Gordon (Chief Executive, Impact Investing Institute) will share her vision for how the financial services industry can deliver for people and the planet, as well as how to encourage more investment with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.

  • Sub-Saharan Africa Town Hall

    26 February 2021

    Spaces available

    IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual SSA Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Members Mukami Njeru, Prosper Matiashe and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.

  • MENAP Town Hall

    2 March 2021

    Spaces available

    IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual MENAP Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.