British Citizenship Tests

About the Life in the UK Test or British Citizenship Test

The Life in the UK test or British citizenship test is a requirement for people who are applying to become British Citizens or would like to become permanent residents of the United Kingdom. The Life in the UK exam assesses the applicants’ knowledge about life in the United Kingdom. Questions are based on the 3rd edition "Life in the UK: A Guide for New Residents Handbook", consisting of 6 chapters about topics like the UK and its traditions, its culture, its people, its history and its laws and political system. The test is formed of 24 multiple choice questions that candidates need to answer in a maximum of 45 minutes. Candidates have to answer at least 18 questions correctly to pass the exam.

How to successfully pass the Life in the UK Test?

In order for a candidate to pass the Life in the UK test, you will need to prepare well for the exam before you decide to book the citizenship test. We recommend applicants to buy the official handbook and get familiar with the contents of the book. 

Candidates can test their knowledge of the Life in the UK through our tests. Here you will find excellent free practice tests that will prepare you to take the official test with confidence. We strongly advice that you to complete all the practice questions that we have made available to you in order to get ready for your exam.

Life in the UK Test Booking

Applicants to the British citizenship will have to register online to take the Life in the UK Test. You can register at the official Home Office website here. ( Remember that bookings should be done with a minimum of 7 days in advance before taking the test.

What will you need to book the test?

In order to book your Life in the UK test, you will have to provide a valid proof of identity, a credit or debit card to complete the payment, your full address and an email address to register your account. Additionally, if you have any further requirements for the test, you should state at the time of making your booking.

Life in the UK Test Centres

There are more than 60 testing centres where you can take the UK citizenship test distributed all around the country. As soon as you register to book your citizenship test, you will be given the choice to make your booking for the exam at a number of test centres near you, showing you the dates and times when you can make it.

Cost of the Life in the UK Test

The official Life in the UK Test costs £50.

If you have any further questions regarding the British Citizenship Test you can contact the helpline on 0800 015 4245, available from Monday to Friday and from 8am to 4pm.