Revision Materials

Mock Exams

Overview

A Mock Exam is available in the subjects for which we produce core study materials. It is included in the Combined Materials Pack. It includes two papers for Subjects CM1-2, CS1-2, CP1 and CP2 and one paper for each of the other subjects. The Mock Exam can be purchased with or without marking.

The documents required for the CP2 and CP3 Mock Exams can be found on the CP2 page or CP3 Mock Exam page.

Mock Exams and Additional Mock Packs are only available in eBook format, not print.

Additional Mock Pack

The Additional Mock Pack (AMP) consists of two further mock exams in all subjects. It is ideal if you are retaking and have already sat the Mock Exam, or if you just want some extra question practice. Marking Vouchers can be used if you would like the additional mocks marked by ActEd. AMP is only available as an eBook.

Expected availability dates for study material.

CS and CM Paper B Mock Exams

You need to produce your answers to the CS and CM Mock Exams in a Word document (CS) or Excel document (CM). If you wish to submit your mocks for marking then you need to start from a template document. These templates are available below.

For CS subjects, approaches that can be taken to completing your answer template for questions involving the use of R can be found here for questions involving the use of R.

2024 Mock Exam template documents and data files

Subject Mock Template Data Files
CS1 risk claims.csv risk volumes.csv
CS2 Happy Life.txt TimeSeriesData.csv
Subject Q1
CM1
CM2

2024 Mock Exam 2 template documents and data files

Subject Q1
CM1
CM2

2024 Mock Exam 3 template documents and data files

Subject Mock Template Data Files
CS1 Model1.csv
CS2 MortData
Subject Q1
CM1
CM2

ASET and Mini-ASET

Overview

ActEd Solutions with Exam Technique (ASET) contains exam papers along with ActEd"s full solutions including techniques for tackling exam questions.

Most ASETs are available in printed format or as an eBook (CB1, CB2 and SA1 is eBook only). EBooks can be purchased as an addition to the printed product or as a standalone product.

Mini-ASET will not be available in Subjects CB1 or CB2 due to the IFoA's planned change to objective-based testing.

The tables below show which papers will be included in each subject.

ASET (CB1 & CB2)

Subject Exam Papers
CB1 & CB2 April 2014 to October 2017 papers and April 2019 to September 2021 papers

ASET (2020-2023 Papers)

Subject Exam Papers
CM, CS and CP1, CP3, SP1-2, SP4-9 and SA2-4 April 2020 to September 2023 papers
CP2 April 2020 to September 2023 papers
SA1 April 2022 and September 2022 papers only

ASET (2014-17 Papers)

These old ASETs are still available to purchase as eBooks only. However, they have not been updated for any changes to Syllabus or Core Reading since the 2022 exams and hence are not recommended. You may prefer to use the Examiners' Reports instead, which are freely available from the IFoA website.

Subject Exam Papers
CM and CS subjects, CP1, SP1-2, SP4-9 and SA2-4 April 2014 to October 2017 inclusive
CP3 May 2017 to September 2018 inclusive

Subjects CM and CS Paper B, subjects CP2 and CP3

You require some electronic files in order to complete some Paper B, CP2 and CP3 exam questions. For your convenience these files are given below.

For CS subjects, approaches that can be taken to completing your answer booklet for questions involving the use of R can be found here for questions involving the use of R.

Subject Files
CM1
September 2023
Download 'CM1B_Sept23_Candidate workbook.xlsx'
CM2
September 2023
Download 'CM2 ASET September 2023 Paper B Questions 2024.xlsx'
CP2
September 2023
Download 'CP2 ASET Paper 1 September 2023 Data for Candidates 2024.xlsx'
Download 'CP2 ASET Paper 2 September 2023 Model for Candidates 2024.xlsx'
CS1
September 2023
Download 'medical_data.RData'
CM1
April 2023
Download 'CM1B_122_AnswerSheet.xlsx'
CM1
April 2023
Download 'CM1B_122_AnswerSheet.xlsx'
CM1
April 2023
Download 'CM1B_122_AnswerSheet.xlsx'
CM1
September 2022
Download 'CM1B_122_AnswerSheet.xlsx'
CM1
April 2022
Download 'CM1B_122_AnswerSheet.xlsx'
CM1
September 2021
Download 'CM1B_221_Workbook.xlsx'
CM1
April 2021
Download 'CM1B_121_AnswerSheet.xlsx'
CM1
September 2020
Download 'IandF_CM1B_202009_AnswerSheet.xlsx'
CM1
September 2019
Download 'IandF_CM1B_201909_AnswerSheet.xlsx'
CM1
April 2019
Download 'IandF_CM1B_201904_Q1-AnswerSheet.xlsx'
Download 'IandF_CM1B_201904_Q2-AnswerSheet.xlsx'
Download 'IandF_CM1B_201904_Q3-AnswerSheet.xlsx'
CM2
April 2023
Download 'CM2 ASET April 2023 Paper B Questions 2023.xlsx'
CM2
September 2022
Download 'CM2 ASET September 2022 Paper B Questions 2023.xlsx'
CM2
April 2022
Download 'CM2 ASET April 2022 Paper B Questions 2022.xlsx'
CM2
September 2021
Download 'CM2 ASET September 2021 Paper B Questions 2022.xlsx'
CM2
April 2021
Download 'CM2 ASET April 2021 Paper B Questions 2022.xlsx'
CM2
September 2020
Download 'IandF_CM2B_202009_AnswerSheet.xlsx'
CM2
September 2019
Download 'CM2B ASET Sep 2019 Question 1.xlsx'
Download 'CM2B ASET Sep 2019 Question 2.xlsx'
Download 'CM2B ASET Sep 2019 Question 3.xlsx'
Download 'CM2B ASET Sep 2019 Question 4.xlsx'
CM2
April 2019
Download 'CM2B ASET Apr 2019 Question 1.xlsx'
Download 'CM2B ASET Apr 2019 Question 2.xlsx'
Download 'CM2B ASET Apr 2019 Question 3.xlsx'
Download 'CM2B ASET Apr 2019 Question 4.xlsx'
CS1
April 2023
Download 'CS1policies.Rdata'
Download 'heights.Rdata'
CS1
September 2022
Download 'employee.Rdata'
Download 'mile_records.RData'
CS1
April 2022
Download 'CarInsurance.Rdata'
Download 'claims.RData'
CS1
September 2021
Download 'Claims_Experience.RData'
Download 'onebedflat.RData'
CS1
April 2021
Download 'BinaryTrain.RData'
Download 'CS1passenger.RData'
CS1
September 2020
Download 'smoking_data.RData'
CS1
September 2019
Download 'Interest_rates.csv'
Download 'policies_data.RData'
CS1
April 2019
Download 'CablesDataset.csv'
Download 'CS1Waves.Rdata'
CS2
April 2023
Download 'CS2B_A23_Qu_2_Data.csv'
CS2
September 2022
Download 'CS2B_S22_Qu_2_Data.csv'
Download 'CS2B_S22_Qu_3_Data.csv'
CS2
April 2022
Download 'CS2B_April_22_Qu_3_Data.csv'
CS2
September 2021
Download 'CS2B_Sept_21_Qu_1_Data.csv'
Download 'CS2B_Sept_21_Qu_3_Data.csv'
CS2
April 2021
Download 'CS2B_Apr_21_Qu_3_Data.csv'
CP2 The documents required for the CP2 ASET questions can be found on the CP2 page
CP3
September 2020
Download 'business plan supplied with advance material.xlsx'
Download 'revised business plan supplied with question paper.xlsx'

ASET includes not only a possible solution to each question on the exam paper, but also comments to help you with your exam technique, alternative approaches and references to the course material.

ASET is a useful complement to the Examiners" Reports (available from the IFoA website).

Expected availability dates for study material.

Mini-ASET eBook (April 2023 Papers only)

Mini-ASET (April 2023 papers only) will be available to be ordered in April 2023 and it will be despatched around mid-August 2023. It is only available as an eBook, not in print.

Subject Exam Papers
CM, CS, CP subjects, SP1-2, SP4-9 and SA2-4 April 2023 only

ASET Samples

How can I download further information about ASET? Here are some samples:

The ASET samples are in Adobe Acrobat format, and you will need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print it. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it here.

Download Acrobat

Flashcards

Overview

The A6-sized Flashcards cover the key points of the course that most students like to commit to memory and are an excellent supplement to our other study materials.

Each flashcard has a question on one side and the answer on the reverse. We recommend that you use the cards actively and test yourself as you progress through the course.

Flashcards are available as eBooks as well as a printed product and are available in Subjects CB1-2, CM1-2, CS1-2, CB1-2, CP1, SP1-2, SP4-5, SP7-9, and SA2-4 and SA7.

Expected availability dates for study material.

Flashcards Sample

The sample flashcards are in Adobe Acrobat format, and you will need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print it. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it here.

Download Acrobat

Revision Notes

Overview

Our Revision Notes have been designed with input from students to help you revise efficiently. They are suitable for first-time sitters who have worked through the ActEd Course Notes or for retakers, who should find them much more useful and challenging than simply reading through the course again.

Revision Notes are available in printed format or as an eBook. EBooks can be purchased as an addition to the printed product or as a stand-alone product.

Revision Notes comprise a set of A5 booklets - perfect for revising on the train or tube to work. Each booklet covers one main theme of the course and typically includes:

  • Core Reading with a set of integrated short questions to develop your bookwork knowledge
  • up to ten years of relevant past exam questions with concise solutions
  • other useful revision aids.

Revision Notes are available in Subjects CM1-2, CS1-2, CP1, SP1-2, SP4, SP5 and SP7-8.

Expected availability dates for study material.

You can download a 2023 Study Guide by clicking on the appropriate subject below.

Revision Notes Samples

Download three sample sections from a Subject CM1 Revision Notes book:

The sample revision notes are in Adobe Acrobat format, and you will need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print it. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it here.

Download Acrobat

Sound Revision

Overview

It is reported that only 30% of information that is read is retained but this rises to 50% if the information is also heard.

Sound Revision is a set of audio files, designed to help you become more familiar with the most important aspects of the course. The audio files are split into a number of manageable topics based on the chapters in the Course Notes and will be made available to download through our Virtual Learning Environment. The recordings are perfect for use on-the-go or where taking folders and course notes is not practical.

Sound Revision is only currently available in Subject CP1, SP2, SP4 and SA2.

Sound Revision Sample

To hear a sample of CP1 Sound Revision, click the play button.