Do you love the UK? See if you can pass our sample British Citizenship test

News: Do you love the UK? See if you can pass our sample British Citizenship test

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We all love the United Kingdom – fish and chips, cups of tea, the NHS, there’s something for everyone here.

Which is why we understand people want to come and live here.

But before you’re able to settle here permanently and become a British citizen, you need to pass a citizenship test.

Known as the ‘Life in the UK’ test, this quiz challenges people on their knowledge of the UK’s history, its society and its political institutions.

People who fail can retake it as many times as they want, but it does cost £50 for every attempt.

But is it easy to pass?

New figures obtained under Freedom of Information laws show that a fifth of people taking the test in Lincolnshire failed last year.

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These figures show 497 tests were taken in the county in the financial year 2018/19, with people failing on 96 occasions, or 19 per cent of the time.

This may seem a lot, but this is actually low compared to previous years – in 2017/18 a quarter of people failed the test.

The highest percentage of tests failed was in East Lindsey, where the rate was 29 per cent.

Lincoln saw the second highest proportion of people failing the test in Lincolnshire, with a failure rate of 22 per cent down from 26 per cent in the previous year.

Boston saw the third highest rate locally with 21 per cent of people failing the test, up from just 15 per cent in 2017/18.

Meanwhile, South Holland saw 19 per cent of people failing the test, up from just 11 per cent the year before.

In West Lindsey 14 per cent of people taking the test failed,  down from 30 per cent the year before.

North Kesteven had the lowest failure rate, with only six per cent of participants not passing the test., down from 35 per cent the year before.

The Life in the UK test has 24 questions that must be completed within 45 minutes and the applicant needs to get at least 75 per cent of questions right to pass.

In October last year, the government announced stricter immigration and citizenship rules to come into place after Brexit.

You must also have spent a certain period of time in the country, pass an English language test, and not have any criminal convictions.

 

The Home Office said the proposals would ensure that the test will be more relevant to daily life and culture in the UK.

The reforms include tougher English language requirements for people applying for British citizenship. It also wants to reform the Life in the UK test to give greater prominence to the British values and principles expected of those wishing to call the UK their permanent home.

A public consultation will be brought forward on the Life in the UK test.

Are you feeling confident you could pass the test? Try our sample quiz for yourself:

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British citizenship test – 2019 – Which was the last successful invasion of Britain?



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