How to Prepare for the UK Citizenship Test

The UK Citizenship Test or Life in the UK Test is not extremely hard but it is not easy either. How hard it is will depend partly on your preparation and partly on your luck. The test happens throughout the year and the questionnaires are obviously different each time. It is quite possible that you get a harder paper than people you have know. It is also possible that you get a very easy set of questions to answer. It is best to prepare well so you can manage some of the harder questions. The easier questions would anyway be easy and you need to get right at least eighteen out of twenty four questions so it is only preparation that would take you over the mark.

Here is a brief guide to help you prepare for the UK Citizenship Test.

  • Get the handbook and study it thoroughly. The test is a multiple choice questionnaire and you must know the answers. You cannot use a deductive or reductionist approach to eliminate the wrong answers. Unless you know the right answer, the guesswork can be very difficult. Also, the questions are not always very simple. There can be tricky questions where you may have to select more than one of the options. In such scenarios, you can be utterly perplexed and completely clueless.
  • You should speak with people who have appeared for the test and passed. In other words, speak with those who have become citizens having given the test. They will be able to offer you firsthand accounts of how they prepared and successfully attempted the test. Those who have attended school and college in the UK would know most of the answers invariably and if you don’t have that advantage, then the next best thing is to get guided by people who have succeeded from your position.
  • Get accustomed with current affairs and pop culture. The thing about pop culture is that it reflects a lot about the society and what you should be
    aware of. Current affairs are not always accounted for in the questionnaires since they are not updated monthly but most relevant contemporary news will give you a sneak peek into the past, the history and the heritage of the country and that would help.
  • flag-1177326_1280Finally, learn as much about the UK as you can, from books and television shows like some on the History Channel or National Geographic and more.