The CDS is a computer based multiple choice exams. They are offered solely in English throughout the year and can be taken from home. CDS is a 150-question multiple choice exam to be completed in maximum 3 hours.
There are no penalties for wrong answers. Passing scores are determined by the CDS Committee. Exam results are pass/fail and are emailed approximately six weeks after the exam. Candidates will receive quartile results comparing their performance to other candidates.
To maintain and protect the integrity of the CDS program and ensure a fair exam process for all, candidates must agree to a number of policies and procedures. Failure to comply may result in suspension or termination from the CDS Program. One of the things that sets the CDS Program apart is its oversight and governance. The program is developed by the CDS Committee, which is comprised of world-leading experts in data science. To reflect the emerging demands of the industry, the CDS curriculum is reviewed and revised annually by the CDS Committee.
Age: The minimum age of the candidate to appear for the CDS exam is 18 years on the date of registration. If the age of the candidate is between 13 to 18 years, there must be an undertaking signed by the parents or the guardian.
Experience: The candidate needs to have two years of relevant experience as a data scientist. Educational qualification: As data science is an open field, there is no educational criteria or background required to become a Chartered Data Scientist.
A candidate can take the Chartered Data Scientist Exam even if the candidate does not carry the two years of the required experience. In this condition, the candidate will be given only the exam results and their charter remains on hold. Once they complete the two years of experience, they are awarded this charter.
The candidate can inform the ADaSci through email at firstname.lastname@example.org once they complete the two years of experience. Although, the exam result also shows the knowledge of the candidate in the field of data science, and the same is acknowledged by the recruiters.