Life in the UK Test FAQs

If you’re not familiar with the test, it’s only natural that you will have a few questions before your test day. Here are the top 5 questions I had before taking my British Citizenship test, hopefully it will help shed some light on any questions you have.

How many questions do I have to answer?

  • The Life in the UK test consists of 24 multiple choice questions, the time limit is 45 minutes.

What is the Life in the UK test pass mark in 2020?

How much does the Life in the UK test cost?

  • Presently (2020), the test costs £50. Note: if you use a third party booking service you will likely have to pay more.

Is the Life in the UK test easy?

  • No, this is one of the most challenging test I’ve ever done, just make sure you revise and go through as many practice questions possible before the test and you will pass.

Can I take the British Citizenship test online?

  • No, the Life in the UK test can only be taken at an approved test centre, you can search for your nearest approved Life in the UK test centre when booking your test here.

Test Format

You will have to answer 24 questions within 45 minutes, the Life in the UK test pass mark is 18 out of 24, that’s 75%.

You can try one of our Life in the UK test online to see if you can pass a test with similar questions to the ones you will face.

Life in the UK Test Questions

The Life in the UK test questions will cover a wide range of topics related to past and current people, customs and laws in the United Kingdom.

Topics can range from monarchies and lawmakers to pop stars and sporting events.

It is very important that you read through the Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents handbook before attempting any of our mock tests.

Types of Questions

You’ll have to answer 4 types of questions, these are:

True of False questions: These are in a standard true or false format where you will be given a statement and you will have to decide if the statement is true or false.

Correct statement questions: For these questions you will get two statements, one will be correct and one will be wrong, you have to choose the statement that is correct.

Choose ONE answer questions: You will be asked a question with 4 possible answers, you must choose ONE (the correct one) answer from the 4 possible options.

Choose TWO answers questions: These are similar to the “choose one answer” questions, but instead you will need to choose TWO correct answers.

Please note that you will need to choose both correct answers to get a point for this type of question.

Preparing for the Test

It is nearly impossible to pass the citizenship test in 2020 without reading through the revision handbook.

It’s absolutely vital for you to read through this book if you want to pass, only then should you start attempting a few Life in the UK practice tests.

This isn’t a common sense test, there are a few easy questions and there are lots of questions relating to different dates.

I know personally that these are hard to remember, that’s why I have created this revision page to help you remember some important dates you should know.

Our Mock Tests

All of our Life in the UK mock tests will follow the same format as the real test, the only difference is that we have not assigned a time limit to any of them, this is to allow you to go over each question carefully and then double check your answers.

Just like the real test, all the answers to our practice questions can be found in the Life in the UK: A Guide for New Residents handbook.

I can’t stress enough how important this Life in the UK test revision book is – please ensure you read it cover to cover to ensure you’re fully prepared.

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Life in the UK Test Practice 2020