How to Prepare for the Citizenship Test – English
During your interview, a USCIS officer will also test your ability to read, write, and speak English. Your English skills will be tested in the following ways:
- Reading. To test your ability to read in English, you must read one sentence, out of three sentences, in a manner suggesting to the USCIS officer that you understand the meaning of the sentence.
- Writing. To test your ability to write in English, you must write one sentence, out of three sentences, in a manner that would be understandable as written to the USCIS officer.
- Speaking. Your ability to speak English is determined by your answers to questions normally asked by USCIS officers during the naturalization eligibility interview on Form N-400.
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How to Prepare for the Citizenship Test – History/Civics
You will also be given a civics test in English (to test your knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government).
There are 100 civics questions on the U.S. citizenship test. During your test, you will be asked up to 10 questions from the list of 100 questions in English. You must answer correctly six of the 10 questions to pass the civics test in English.
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