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CFS Exam

The Certified Food Scientist examination is comprised of 120 questions. Of these, 100 questions count toward your score. The remaining, unscored questions are included in the test with a view to being used as scored questions in future examinations. You will not be penalized for guessing, so it is in your best interest to answer every question on the exam.

The questions cover knowledge in each of the domains in the examination content outline. For each domain, the content outline shows the proportion of all the questions that cover knowledge in that domain. The questions have been written by subject-matter experts trained in preparing multiple-choice questions. Each question has been assessed for content, level of difficulty, accuracy, and correctness