Approved Calculators for 2005 Examinations
Only the calculators described in the following paragraphs may be brought into the examination room. Books, papers, computers or other electronic devices may not be brought into the examination room.
For the 2005 examination administrations, candidates may use the battery- or solar-powered Texas Instruments BA-35 model calculator (the official SOA/CAS calculator), the BA II Plus*, the BA II Plus Professional*, the TI-30X or TI-30Xa (the official CAS calculator) or TI-30X II* (IIS solar or IIB battery). Candidates using any of these calculators need not have calculators with the SOA or CAS logo; candidates may also continue to use any previous calculator model that bears either logo. Candidates may use more than one of the approved calculators during an examination.
The same calculator models are approved for use on the joint SOA/CAS examinations as well as the SOA examinations. For the Enrolled Actuaries (EA) examinations, candidates may use any model that meets the specifications of the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. Specifications are listed in the Joint Board’s Examination Program. Candidates writing these examinations will receive a special set of calculator rules with their tickets of admission. All of the approved SOA models meet the specifications of the Joint Board.
Calculator instructions cannot be brought into the examination room. During the examination, the calculator must be removed from its carrying case so the supervisor can confirm it is an approved model. Candidates using a calculator other than the approved models will have their examination disqualified.
Calculators are no longer available for purchase through the SOA. Candidates can purchase calculators from some of the book distributors listed in the back of this catalog or from Texas Instruments at http://epsstore.ti.com.
* The memory of TI-30X II (IIS solar or IIB battery), BA II Plus and BA II Plus Professional will need to be cleared by the examination supervisor upon the candidates’ entrance to the examination room. For the BA II Plus and BA II Plus Professional, clearing will reset the calculator to the factory default settings.来源:考试大-精算师