Key Dates

Some centres may have amendments to their schedule due to public holidays or different exam start times. Check Key Dates and Exam News and Updates prior to each exam sitting for any important notices or changes.

Students wishing to enrol in the Part I examinations must first become a student member at least one week before the enrolment close date, and enrol online through the Actuaries Institute.

CS1, CS2, CM1 and CM2 exams

The CS1, CS2, CM1 and CM2 exams are now a combination of both a written (A) and an online (B) assessment. Both elements, A and B, will need to be taken in the same exam sitting. 

  • CS1A, CS2A, CM1A and CM2A: are written, paper based exams and will be sat in your local time at an exam venue
  • CS1B, CS2B, CM1B and CM2B: are online exams and will be sat in UK time only at home or at your workplace



Examination Enrolment Opens

Monday 13 January 

Examination Enrolment Closes

Monday 10 February

Core Technical Examination Results Released**


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IFoA has reviewed all April examination dates for 2020. For further details, please refer to COVID-19 Exam Updates.

Date Morning Afternoon
Monday 27 April   CB2  
Wednesday 6 May

SEMESTER 2 2020 - September EXAMS

Examination Enrolment Opens

Monday 29 June

Examination Enrolment Closes

Thursday 30 July

Core Technical Examination Results Released**

Wednesday 16 December


Date Morning Afternoon

Monday 21 September

CM1B (online)

Tuesday 22 September


Wednesday 23 September


Thursday 24 September

CS1B (online)

Friday 25 September    CS1A

Tuesday 29 September

CS2B (online)
Wednesday 30 September  CS2A
Thursday 1 October   CM2B (online)  

Monday 5 October



Tuesday 6 October   CB2  

*Please note this timetable is subject to change and is correct as of 1 April 2020