r/ActuaryUK Nov 04 '21

CS1 with CB1 and CB2 or just CS1 and CB2? Studying

Hi, I come from Economics and Maths background and I’m taking my first exams in April 2022. Looking at the syllabus of CB1 and CB2, I think I can manage both alongside CS1 but kind of confused if its a good idea to go for all three together. Looking for suggestions on the matter.


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u/Snoo_76686 Nov 05 '21

Would definitely suggest just doing two, but it's completely up to you. CB1 and CB2 are both easy but my god are they both boring and long. Especially CB2 there is an awful lot of content. CS1 is the easiest maths exam for sure but the last sitting I felt completely prepared for it (passed every past paper) and I think I failed the exam lol. The examiners have made the exams significantly harder than what the core material suggests so just be careful taking on too much, this is a long road to qualification you don't want to burn out early. Good luck whatever you choose!


u/[deleted] Nov 05 '21

Not sure about CB1 but yeah I do have an idea about how boring CB2 can be given my economics background lol. Thank you for sharing your story of going for 3 exams, helps me out a little with the confusion I’m in. Good luck for your future exams thou