Life in the UK Test, Pattern and Insights

If you are thinking of settling down in the United Kingdom then you’ll have to take “Life in the UK Test” to prove your eligibility to be a British citizen. The Citizenship Test is designed to evaluate if a candidate has the sufficient knowledge of British culture, values, history, traditions, everyday life and proficiency of the English language. This test has been criticized for a number of occasions for being nothing more than a pub quiz and for not being as purposeful as it should be along with having factual errors. But there is no escaping it as the test is a legal requirement under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 of UK. The Life in the UK Test consists of 24 questions that are to be answered in the duration of 45 minutes, that is one can take up to two minutes for attempting each question. Candidates who fall under the age bracket of 18 years to 64 years have to take this test. Those who secure minimum 75% marks are considered to have passed the test and those who secure less than 75% marks are failed. But they can take the test again after a week. This test is exempt for people who are below 18 years of age or older than 65 years. The Life in the UK Test is conducted in online fashion with multiple choice-based questions. Exact scores of the test are never disclosed to the passing candidates. Candidates who pass the test with 75% marks or above are given a Pass Notification Letter that is to be signed by the candidate. There is no limit to the number of attempts to take the test, that is, one can keep taking the test until he/she finally passes the test.

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मुख्य हाइलाइट
Life In The UK Test का
Exam Fee
£50 (Rs. 4480/-)
Test mode
Online, computer Based Test
Negative marking
Total questions
Total duration
45 minutes
Test Centres
60 test centres in the UK


  • Candidate must have sufficient knowledge of British culture.
  • In order to meet the ‘Knowledge of language and life in the UK’ requirement for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)/settlement you must:
    • Pass the Life in the UK test, unless exempt
    • Have a speaking and listening qualification in English at B1 CEFR or higher, or its equivalent
  • If you have lived in the United Kingdom legally for a certain length of time – usually five years – you can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain.

Exam Pattern

  • It is a computer based test.
  • There are 60 test centres in the UK, candidates can choose one of the 5 closest to where they live.
  • The time duration is of 45 minutes.
  • There are 24 questions in the test.
  • There are multiple choice questions.
  • There is no negative marking.
  • Candidate must score minimum 75% marks or above.
  • Candidate has to answer at least 18 questions correctly to pass.
  • The result of the Life in the UK Test is communicated within 5 minutes after the test is over to the candidate by handing out the pass or fail certificate.


  • Candidates can refer to study materials that are available online regarding British culture and life.
  • Read through the handbooks, Pdfs, audios and see videos to learn everything about UK.
  • Key Topics to study are:
    • Values and Principles of The UK
    • What is The UK?
    • A Long and Illustrious History
    • A Modern Thriving Society
    • The UK Government, The Law and Your Role

Tips and Tricks

  • One must ensure that he has filled the application for Life in the UK Test properly with all the details rightly filled.
  • One must ensure that he possesses all the documents in a proper manner, without any discrepancy.
  • One must have passport, residential and identity documents maintained.
  • For the test, one must study all the important topics.
  • One must practice mock tests beforehand to know about the final test pattern.

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