Life in the UK citizenship test

This article is all about how you can pass the Life in the UK test. How you can pass the test and why do people sometimes fail? It will give you a good idea of what to do in the future and the easiest way to pass.

Remember: You need the following two certificates if you want to apply for British Citizenship or Indefinite Leave to remain:

1. A life in the UK test certificate book your exam here

2. A B1 English test certificate GESE Grade 5 from Trinity

If you need training then you can visit our Life in the UK test training page.

  1. How to prepare for the Life in the UK test?
  2. What happens during the test?
  3. Why do people fail this test?
  4. How long should I study?
  5. How can a teacher help you pass your exam?

If you would like to speak with a teacher please send us a message and we will contact you back to help.
1. How to prepare for the Life in the UK test?

The Life in the UK test is one of two tests you will need to complete to satisfy your KOLL requirements for UK settlement or British citizenship.

The test itself was introduced to the UK in November 2005 which aimed to test foreign nationals’ knowledge of the English language and culture.

This test is to help migrants integrate into UK society easier with general knowledge of UK heritage, culture, and history.

It can be difficult to pass this test and we will outline the main ways to prepare for the test.

2. What happens during the test?

How long is the test? 45 minutes

How many questions? 24 questions

What is the pass rate? 18 questions (75%)

Have a look at our videos on our YouTube page for more information.

3. Why do people fail this test?

The major reason for failing this test is a lack of preparation.

If you go into the test without reading the official handbook (which is included in our online training material) then you will have a pretty poor chance of passing.

That being said if you do not try any practice questions then you will have a tough time answering the real test when you get to it.

NOTE: If you take the test and fail you will need to pay for the exam again (£50). Also, you will need to wait a week before you can retake the test.

4. How long should I study?

Normally we recommend studying for 10 hours over 5 weeks.

However, there are some cases where the Home Office will require your pass certificate by a certain date. If that is the case please contact us and we will fast-track you through the exam.

Try your best to read the official handbook (or listen to the official audiobook)

How can a teacher help you pass your exam

To increase your chance of passing you can sign up to our online training classes to help you pass your exam.

All the test questions are accurate to the real questions in the exam.

There are three ways to pass your exam easily:

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2. Speak with our team on 07768279709
3. Whatsapp a teacher here:

Thank you Fast Trackers and have a wonderful day!


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