Casualty Actuarial Society

Exams & Admissions

Calculators

Electronic calculators will be allowed in the examination room for all examinations. Only the calculators listed below may be brought into the examination room. Books, papers, computers, or other electronic devices may not be brought into the examination room. Candidates may use the battery- or solar-powered models of the following Texas Instruments calculators:

  • BA-35
  • TI-30Xa
  • BA II Plus
  • TI-30X II (IIS solar or IIB battery)
  • BA II Plus Professional
  • TI-30XS MultiView (or XB battery)

Candidates may use more than one of the approved calculators during the examination. For those using the BA II Plus, BA II Plus Professional, TI-30X II (IIS solar or IIB battery) or TI-30XS MultiView (or XB battery) models, candidates will be required to show examination proctors that the memory has been cleared prior to the start of the examination. For the BA II Plus and BA II Plus Professional, clearing will reset the calculator to the factory default settings.

Calculator instructions cannot be brought into the examination room. During the examination, the calculator must be removed from its carrying case so the proctor can confirm it is an approved model. Any unauthorized calculator brought to the examination center will be confiscated for the duration of the examination. Candidates using a calculator other than the approved models will be subject to examination disqualification and other disciplinary action.

Candidates may purchase calculators from stores or directly from Texas Instruments:

Telephone: (800) 842-2737;
Web site: www.ti.com

It is the candidate’s responsibility to see that the calculator used during the examination is in good working order. For CAS Exams 3L and 5-9, supervisors will have a spare approved calculator available for a candidate whose calculator malfunctions. It is not to be distributed to a candidate without a calculator or whose unauthorized calculator has been confiscated.

Updated 25 August 2008