You may have already heard about the Life in the UK test especially if you have applied for a British citizenship or an Indefinite Leave to Remain in the country. In that case you have to be suitably prepared and one way to do that is to get to know what the exam is all about to know what to expect and study on. Worry not because this article here is going to help you out on that.
As per definition, the Life in the UK test is administered by the UK government under its Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 and is to be taken by individuals who wish to be a naturalized citizen or is applying for indefinite stay permission. It is to be taken within a forty five (45) minute duration wherein the examinee is required to get at least eighteen (18) out of twenty four (24) correct answers in order to pass. That makes for a passing rate of seventy five percent (75%) at the minimum. It aims to check how well the applicant knows about life in the United Kingdom alongside basic English proficiency given that it is administered in the language.
The government highly suggests applicants to study the official Life in the UK handbook where much of the exam’s questions will revolve around. The topics in the said handbook are quite diverse and below are only some of them.
- Laws and Regulations
- Values and Religion
- Customs and Traditions
- Housing and Basic Services
- Leisure Activities
- The Financial System
- Population and Economy
- History and Culture
One is required to book a test schedule for at least seven (7) days in advance for £50. There are over sixty test centers all over the country from where you can take the test. It is advised to choose one closest and most convenient to you as failure to arrive on time will hinder you from taking the exam. Furthermore, any rescheduling or refund is prohibited and you will have to wait out for another seven (7) days before you can book another one. That will also cost you another £50.
Remember that preparation has a huge bearing on your success with this exam so gear up and study! Good luck on your Life in the UK test!